Fanduel Strategy Buys
The last couple weeks I’ve been putting together a weekly daily fantasy article for those who play in Fanduel. Most don’t have time to add daily leagues to their already busy lives and fantasy league stress, but for some it’s a way to keep the NFL season fun. If you listened to Gridiron Experts week 10 podcast Jody and I ended up in the money with some solid lineups last week. The players in my article did see daylight in one of my daily league lineups. That particular team did quite well, but I tried to capture as much money as possible by buying a cheap quarterback which we all know can backfire. The advantage of buying a cheap QB is that you save a ton of extra fantasy bucks to spend elsewhere, but you can’t expect too much from them with fantasy production. Last week I did a lineup with Branden Weeden who was next to nothing at $5000 Fanduel fantasy dollars. The extra cash got me Antonio Brown and Marshawn Lynch.
The more I play Fanduel and daily leagues, the more I hate overpaying for an elite player who doesn’t produce. There are only a handful of big ticket players who cost a lot but are worth the start; Antonio Brown is one of them. You can check out last weeks article here.
Week 10 Fanduel Sleepers
QB| Fanduel Cost: $6,600
The Philadelphia Eagles are a high octane offense playing at home on Monday Night Football. I don’t care if the Eagles are starting Mark Sanchez or Koy Detmer, at $6,600 the Eagles starter in this offense at home is a bargain. As much as Chip Kelly loves to play aggressively, watch for him to call a more balanced game knowing that Sanchez is in a spotlight primetime game. This is a good thing, as getting back to the running game will lighten the load for Sanchez to be more active. I’m guessing there will be a real conscious effort to call the safest, smartest plays to succeed against the Panthers Monday night for Sanchez’s first start as an Eagle.
RB | Fanduel Cost: $5,200
For weeks, fantasy experts were predicting a breakout game from Bishop Sankey only to be burned by a lack of carries and/or production. Gridiron Experts, especially myself, never hopped on the rookie bandwagon, and are only now starting to suggest Sankey out of pure value in daily fantasy leagues. For only $5,200 you’re buying a starter who will get carries and could have a potential for a score against a Baltimore crew that was exposed last weekend. Odds are, Baltimore will bounce back and lay a beating to the Titans, so expectations for Sankey and his fantasy production need to be very modest. However, the ability to start a player at this price allows you extra cash for a bigger name player to win your daily fantasy league.
WR | Fanduel Cost: $6,600
It’s obvious that the game is starting to slow down for Buccaneers rookie Mike Evans. After a five-week stretch with 4 receptions in every game, Evans broke out with a monster fantasy performance against the Cleveland Browns last week. Evans had seven receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns. With the Buc’s quarterback change, some are wondering if the production may drop-off slightly, yet if Josh McCown has learned anything from standing on the sidelines this season, it’s that both Buccaneer wide receivers are gamers and can make big plays. If McCown wants to keep his job and possibly win on Sunday, he’ll need to put the ball in the right spot and allow his big wide-outs to make plays.
WR | Fanduel Cost: $4,700
Jason Avant was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Throughout his long time career as an Eagle, Avant made many spectacular catches and was clutch on third and long or whenever the team needed a must-have play. His return to Philadelphia for the first time since signing with the Carolina Panthers could result in solid fantasy points. His familiarity with the stadium, the fan base, and the Eagles defense could give him a slight edge in being a bargain wide receiver for week 10.
TE | Fanduel Cost: $5,700
As much as I want to recommend Raiders Mychal Rivera in week 10, I have to admit I’m not totally sold on what he can offer you. Fantasy sleeper articles are all featuring the 2013 6th round NFL Draft gem after his breakout game last week against the Seahawks. The Raiders apparently consider Rivera a “key” piece of their inept offense, yet Derek Carr is developing some serious trust with him, and at $5,700 he is a Fanduel deal.
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James is a diehard fantasy football fan who has been playing for over 20 years. He doesn’t have a favorite team, mainly from moving around a lot when he was a kid. This has to lead to many fantasy championships as James drafts with his head, not with his heart. James also plays heavily in Dynasty Football and loves DFS and Picking games. He’s excited to see where he can go writing for Gridiron Experts