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Below you’ll find my team for the $250,000 tournament. Like last week we are going for big money and I like to get a little risky to help differentiate my team from the masses. So that’s my plan again this week. Hopefully my players won’t get cheap shot out of the game like Eddie Lacy did last week.
QB: Matthew Stafford: ($8500) This isn’t exactly the riskiest play you’ll ever see, but I’ve been burned by cheap quarterbacks this season and Stafford has his best matchup of the season. Washington has given up 341 yards passing and three touchdowns per game so far and not one interception. I also think Robert Griffin III is coming around and should be able to keep the Lions in passing mode, which they are always in anyway. The injury to Patrick Edwards is probably a blessing in disguise because Ryan Broyles needs to get on the field and add another dynamic to that wide receiver core to complement Calvin Johnson. If Reggie Bush doesn’t play I have every bit of confidence in Joique Bell, especially in the passing game. They’ll get theirs.
RB: Darren Sproles: ($7,200) Sproles has been a bit quiet this season, but I think that changes this week. The Cardinals have given up the fifth most receiving yards to running backs and Sproles is also carrying the ball more than he did last season. He has yet to break one from a running play, but if he’s getting the chances it will happen. FanDuel rewards for .5 points for receptions and Sproles is averaging six a game. His floor is always higher than other running backs and his ceiling is high enough to win you some duels.
RB: Frank Gore: ($6,700) People will most likely be down on Gore after two poor statistical games, but the Packers were out to stop the run, so much so that they gave up 400+ yards passing to Colin Kaepernick, and the Seahawks just stopped the whole offense, including Gore. This week they face the Colts who had trouble stopping Terrelle Pryor and will probably be pretty worried about Kaepernick putting up 100+ yards on them on the ground. That extra attention to Kaepernick’s running ability will help Gore find holes and it doesn’t hurt that they have possibly the best offensive line in the NFL.
WR: Julian Edelman: ($6,700) Last week Edelman caught 13 passes, but for just 78 yards and no touchdowns. The good news is that ranked him 19th in wide receiver FanDuel scoring and didn’t hurt people who used him that much. Oh, and he played the Jets who are playing lights out on defense right now. The Buccaneers are also playing well, but Darrelle Revis should man up an outside receiver instead of Edelman the slot receiver (sounds like a bad children’s book). Brady trusts him and will give him plenty of targets again. He’s one of the safest plays this week that people might be a little worried about.
WR: Marques Colston: ($7,000) Drew Brees is going to get his. This is a fact. And Colston is due. The Bruce Arians led Cardinals are going to pass the ball a ton as they usually do and turn this game into a shootout or at the very least give the ball to the Saints a whole bunch.
WR: Anquan Boldin ($7,000) After an unbelievable huge opening day Richard Sherman blanketed Boldin and shut him down completely. The Colts have nobody named Richard Sherman or even Dick Sherman. The 49ers also may be without Vernon Davis, which will help Boldin see plenty of targets and you know what he does with targets, even if he’s covered, yes, he often catches said targets.
TE: Jared Cook: ($6,000) Cook’s owners watched in horror last week as the Falcons took him out of the game, but that allowed the Rams other receivers to go off. I see this Cowboys Rams game as being high scoring and Cook should be able to get his looks. In week one the Cowboys let Brandon Myers catch 9 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. If Cook catches nine passes he’ll have a lot more yards than 66.
K: Dan Bailey: ($5,200) Bailey leads in FanDuel points for kickers and gets a home game in good weather. That’s enough for me.
D: Seattle Seahawks ($6,700) I almost never pay this much for a defense on FanDuel, but I’m going to make an exception this week because of Chad Henne and an offensive line that has given up the most sacks in the league with 11. The Seahawks did what they did to the 49ers without Chris Clemons and Brandon Browner and they get them back this week. And I don’t see them letting up much like the Raiders did last week.
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