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Fanduel $50,000 League

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Editor's Note: Rotoworld's partner FanDuel is hosting a one-week $50,000 Fantasy Football league for Week 6. It's $25 to join and first prize is $7,500. Starts Sunday at 1pm ET. Here's the link.



Here is my team for the $50,000 FanDuel tournament. I actually like way too many teams this week, so I’ll probably be changing my team around a few times before game time, but this is what I have so far.


QB: Chad Henne ($5,300) This goes without saying, but I sure hope the Broncos score a lot in this game so their defense goes into prevent for most of the second half. We know that Old Bones Jones-Drew will not be able to run against the Broncos who are giving up a league best 51.6 rushing yards at 2.8 yards per carry to opposing running backs. So that will get Henne passing early and then when they get behind, it will just make him pass more. You saw what Joe Flacco did as his team was getting dismantled in Week 1. His 62 pass attempts were the most he’s ever had in a game, which led to an inefficient 362 yards for two touchdowns and two interceptions.  With Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon playing well, I don’t see any reason Henne couldn’t post similar numbers.


Other QBs I like: Robert Griffin III, Philip Rivers Alex Smith, Brandon Weeden



RB: Arian Foster ($8,600) If Frank Gore, DeMarco Murray and Maurice Jones-Drew can run on the Rams, so can Arian Foster. And with Matt Schaub shell shocked from breaking the consecutive games pick-six record, they’ll do their best to limit his susceptibility to game killing interceptions, which means a whole bunch of Foster.


RB: Doug Martin ($8,400) Mike Glennon had a bye week to get on the same page as his receivers, both who were injured the week going into Glennon’s first game as a starter, so they should have a little more chemistry. That will help Doug Martin who had no room to run against Arizona because they didn’t really have to respect the pass (and they have a good run defense).   The Eagles have a poor run defense and have given up 95 yards rushing per game to running backs. Martin should be able to break out this week and will get plenty of opportunity to do just that because the Eagles don't care about time of possession and the Bucs care about keeping Glennon from hurting them.


Other RBs I like: Danny Woodhead, Marshawn Lynch, Stevan Ridley, Willis McGahee



WR: Antonio Brown ($6,700) A hobbled Antonio Cromartie, a Steelers team coming off a bye, 26 targets over the last two games, and a tough Jets run defense are all reasons we should see Brown once again in the target leaders this week. And those targets over the last two weeks have given Brown 21 receptions for 284 yards and two touchdowns. 


WR: Torrey Smith ($7,500) The Packers rank 25th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers and missed out on facing Calvin Johnson last week. They are now without their best pass rusher Clay Mathews, so Joe Flacco should have plenty of time to throw the ball deep and Torrey Smith is averaging 111 yards receiving per game, which ranks only behind Julio Jones and one week starter Justin Blackmon. The Packers will have some trouble against a tough Ravens defense, but they will score and make Flacco throw the ball. Smith will get plenty of work.


WR: Justin Blackmon ($6,200) Staying with the garbage-time theme, Blackmon should have plenty of opportunities for receptions in this one. If he doesn’t see 10+ targets I will be amazed and his fresh legs showed well last week after the catch. The Broncos will allow him underneath receptions in garbage time and his running ability will get him a few extra yards each time.


Other WRs I like: Josh Gordon, Cecil Shorts, T.Y. Hilton, Pierre Garcon, Keenan Allen



TE: Antonio Gates ($6,700) The Colts have faced the likes of tight ends Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Vance McDonald, Clay Harbor, Allen Reisner and Luke Wilson, so they have yet to really be tested. The one time they were somewhat tested was by Charles Clay who caught five passes for 109 yards. Gates will have very little trouble putting up numbers in what should be a shootout on Monday night.


Other TEs I like: Vernon Davis, Garret Graham, Brandon Pettigrew, Jordan Reed


K: Dan Bailey ($5,100) High scoring game at home and a cheap price? Sign me up.


D: Houston Texans ($5,500) The Texans will run the ball well against a poor Rams’ rush defense which will give their defense time to rest up and pressure Sam Bradford, who will need to throw the ball due to the Texans easy marches down field for scores.  Well, at least that’s how my magic 8-ball sees it.

Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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