Last week we took a different route by giving you a bunch of picks and let you make your own lineup but you didn’t like it. You wanted me to pick a lineup and even though its early in the week you wanted a lineup that you could cash in so let’s get started.
Keep in mind that our goal here is to get at the very least 2 points per every $1000 dollars spent on salary and that should win you every cash game you enter at FanDuel this weekend. I also believe this lineup along with the “honorable mentions” that I’m providing will allow you to do well if not win ANY contest you decide to play in.
QB: Brian Hoyer Houston Texans $6,900: Some experts are still in disbelief but Hoyer has been solid and has now been named the starting QB of the Texans. How solid? Over his last three games Hoyer has thrown for 7 touchdowns, 837 yards and just 1 interception. He’ll have a good challenge in a Dolphins team that allows 238 yards per game via the air and with Hoyer averaging almost 21 FanDuel Fantasy points a game over that three game stretch that he will provide you great value this week.
Honorable mentions: Philip Rivers ($8,000), Andrew Luck ($8,900)
RB: Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons $8,700: Not much can be said about how amazing Freeman has been this season. Over his past 3 contests Freeman is averaging 32 FanDuel points per game and playing against a Tennessee Titans defense that allows running backs to run for nearly 130 yards per game Freeman will have plenty of opportunities to rack up points on Sunday.
RB: Todd Gurley St Louis Rams $7,400: Gurley got off to a slow start but over the last two games is averaging 16,5 FanDuel points per game. Sunday shouldn’t be any different when the Rams face a Cleveland Browns rushing defense allowing nearly 150 yards per game on the ground. This is just about as good as it gets.
Honorable mentions: Doug Martin $7,200, Charles Sims $5,700, Christopher Ivory $7,800
WR: DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans $9,200: Hopkins is pricey and I like my tandems and right now it’s hard to find a better one that Hopkins and Hoyer. Over his past three games Hopkins has averaged 24.8 FanDuel points per game and I think he and Hoyer are going to have a big day on Sunday against the Dolphins secondary that allows receivers 31 FanDuel points per game it’s an easy call to make.
WR: Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers $6,900: Bryant is finally back from suspension and he had a big day last Sunday with 29.5 FanDuel points. The QB situation is iffy but with defenses keying on Antonio Brown Bryant should have plenty of opportunities to catch balls and do his thing Sunday against a Kansas City defense that allows receivers to rack up a whopping 44 FanDuel points a contest.
WR: Stefon Diggs Minnesota Vikings $5,800: Diggs might wind up starting for the Vikings on Sunday but even if he doesn’t his 14.2 FanDuel points per game over his last two ballgames gives me hope that even if he doesn’t start he’ll provide great value on Sunday. Especially against a Lions defense allowing receivers to rack up 32.2 FanDuel points per contest.
Honorable mentions: Keenan Allen $8,100, Erik Decker $6,200, $T.Y. Hilton $7,700, Calvin Johnson $8,400
TE: Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers $5,800: Gates has been solid over his last two ballgames averaging 19.85 FanDuel points per contest. Gates is a red zone favorite of Philip Rivers and against an Oakland Raiders defense that allows 18 FanDuel points a contest to tight ends it’s a fairly easy call to make.
Honorable mentions: Benjamin Watson $5,300, Rob Gronkowski $8,100
K: Josh Lambo San Diego Chargers $4,700: The Chargers are a 4 point favorite with an over under of 47 points and with his ability to nail them from 50 yards plus and his 11 FanDuel points per game over his last three I figured why not take a shot?
Honorable mentions: Chandler Catanzaro $4,900, Stephen Gostkowski $5,100
Defense: St Louis Rams $4,5000: I like the Rams defense and what’s not to like about nearly 4 sacks per game and 1 interception per game against a Browns QB that has been sacked 19 times and has thrown 3 interceptions in 4 games? I like the Rams chances here.
Honorable mentions: Tampa Bay $4,000, Detroit $4,400, Arizona $5,100
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