|Fan Duel - Week 5||Tweet|
|Written by Chris Katje|
|Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:16|
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It’s Hard to believe that the season is already a quarter over for the majority of the teams in the National Football League. That also means that everyone has completed four weeks of head to head play in their league, and now have a good idea of where they stand on making the playoffs. If you’re reading this and have a 0-4 or 1-3 record, perhaps it’s time to move on to weekly fantasy football through FanDuel. I have been writing about FanDuel for several weeks and want to share with you again how daily and weekly games for all sports have become the next fantasy phenomenon.
As a reminder, fantasy football on Fanduel is made up of a team chosen for each week consisting of:
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My article from last week didn’t publish, but you can see a sampling of my picks for Week One, Two, and Three to see how accurate I have been. I try and pick the best players but also some cheap options at every position, since this is a $60,000 salary cap league. I did take home the $50 prize in week two with the second highest score.
Here are my picks for this week:
Peyton Manning ($8600) Manning faces the Patriots in what should be a shootout. With both quarterbacks expected to throw the ball a lot to put up points, Manning could have his best game of the season. Manning is also the cheaper option of the two quarterbacks in the game
Tom Brady ($9500) Brady represents the other half of the game. Despite missing several receiving options, Brady should throw for over 300 yards and find the end zone at least once
Ben Roethlisberger ($8000) Roethlisberger comes off of a bye week and has been averaging 22.8 points per contest on FanDuel this season.
Andy Dalton ($8000) Dalton is averaging 20 points per contest and faces the Dolphins, who don’t have a great pass defense. Expect the Bengals to air the ball out and see Dalton have a stellar day
Ryan Tannehill ($6100) Can Tannehill top his 431 yard performance from Week 4? It seems highly doubtful Tannehill will pass the 400 yard mark this year, but the rookie quarterback appears to have hit his stride this year
Jackie Battle ($5400) Battle has taken over the number one place on the depth chart in San Diego beating out Ryan Mathews. Even if Mathews starts earning more carries, Battle appears to be the goal line choice, setting the affordable player up for a couple of scores
Michael Turner ($6900) Turner is averaging 13.4 points and is part of the reason the Falcons are 4-0. Washington’s defense is by no means stellar and should yield a lot of points.
Rashad Mendenhall ($5400) Rashad Mendenhall returns to the lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have played three games but have no running backs over 100 yards for the season. The rotating of Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer will see their roles diminished by Mendenhall’s return.
James Jones ($5400) It appears that Greg Jennings could miss another week in Green Bay. Jones has been a favorite target with Jennings out of the lineup. Expect the bargain receiver to be worth the $5400 spent.
Randall Cobb ($5500) Another benefactor of Jennings missing a week would be Cobb, who has averaged over 9 points a week.
Domenik Hixon($4700) Here is your bargain pickup of the week. The Giants receiver could see a huge game again with the absence of Nicks and Barden. With a price of under $500, Hixon is worth the spot so you can spend the money elsewhere
Demaryius Thomas ($6200) Thomas could be the benefactor of Manning’s big game against rival Tom Brady. Thomas is averaging close to 13 points a week and has been pretty consistent for fantasy players. Thomas has at least 75 yards receiving and a touchdown in every contest.
Briant Hartline ($5700) A lot of people will have Hartline in their lineup after his monster Week 4 with a career high 253 yards receiving. With a price under $6000, what’s the risk in having Hartline in your lineup
Eric Decker ($6600) Decker is slightly more expensive than Thomas, but has the lesser of the stats. I find it hard to believe that this guy who has yet to hit more than 55 yards receiving won’t have a huge game Sunday.
Davone Bess ($5200) Bess has only 13 catches in four games for the Dolphins. However with the attention on Hartline this week, I see Bess having a great game against the Bengals. If I’m Tannehill I hit Bess with more targets before going deep to Hartline.
I leave everyone on their own for tight ends, kickers, and defense this week. If you’re reading this and play on FanDuel, add a comment below and let me know if you find these articles helpful or if you’d like me to add anything. With this site growing in its initial year, I’d like to keep a weekly focus on people playing daily/weekly fantasy games.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:02|