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Daily Fantasy Football Strategy Picks
- Updated: October 19, 2013
There are numerous different contests you can play when it comes to daily fantasy sports. The most common games are 50/50 and double up games in which 50% of the field doubles their money, there are head to head games and there are GPP tournaments where payouts are huge for your investment. When playing in a 50/50 ,double-up or a head to head contest you want consistency and guaranteed points as compared to a large GPP tournament you are going to have to take some risks on cheap players so you can grab the high priced consistent players. Today I am going to take a look at some players for each this weekend using Fanduel.com scoring.
50/50, double up and head to head contests:
Jay Cutler: Cutler has been extremely consistent this season in which he has scored more than 16 fantasy points in 83.3% of his games while he has gone for more than 20 fantasy points in 66.7% of his games this season. Cutler gets a Washington secondary that is allowing 293 yards per game and 2TD’s per game to opposing QB’s. There is no reason Cutler should not stay consistent with such a favorable matchup.
Phillip Rivers: Rivers has been rather consistent himself this season in which he has scored more than 16 fantasy points in 66.7% of his games this season while scoring more than 20 fantasy points in 66.7% of his games. This week Rivers gets a matchup with the Jags who allow the ninth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. Rivers should be able to continue his MVP caliber season with such a favorable matchup.
Matt Forte: Forte has been as consistent as they can come this season as he has scored more than 12 fantasy points in every game this season while scoring more than 16 fantasy points in 66.7% of his games this season. A matchup this week with Washington who is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing RB’s should keep Forte on track.
LeSean McCoy: This season McCoy has scored more than 12 fantasy points in 83.3% of his games and has gone over the 16 fantasy point mark in 83.3% of his games. This week McCoy will face off against a Cowboys defense that allows the seventh most fantasy points to opposing RB’s. Dallas has been killed by RB’s catching passes out of the backfield, look for McCoy to do plenty of that on the Cowboys.
Wes Welker: You want to talk about a guy who has been consistent then Welker has to be brought into the mix. This season Welker has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 83.3% of his games while scoring more than 16 fantasy points in 50% of his games. Even though Indy has contained the pass game well this season Peyton is going to want to put on a show for his old fans, which means Welker will see plenty of targets like he has all season.
Josh Gordon: No matter who the QB has been in Cleveland this season one thing is for sure; Gordon has been almost a guarantee this season. Through four games this season Gordon has scored more than 12 fantasy points in 75% of them and has gone over 16 fantasy points in 75% of them. This week Gordon gets a GB secondary that is allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Weeden is going to feed Gordon the ball like he has thus far; Gordon should stay on track this week.
Jordan Cameron: Cameron has been a huge surprise too many this season; as he has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 50% of his games while scoring 16 or more fantasy points in 50% of his games. This week Cameron gets a matchup with GB who has struggled in the secondary allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Look for Cameron to stay hot with such a favorable matchup.
Tony Gonzalez: Gonzo this season has scored 12 or more fantasy points in 40% of his games while he has gone over the 16 fantasy point mark in 20% of his games. This week we should see Gonzo on the high end since Roddy White and Julio Jones are both out for Atlanta which means Matt Ryan is going to feed Gonzo the ball.
GPP Tournament Plays:
Chad Henne: You have to take that risk if you are going to cash in a GPP and Henne looks to be the one guy you may want to take a risk on this week. Henne threw for 300 yards against Denver last week and now he gets a matchup with SD who is allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. If Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts play this weekend Henne should throw at least two TD’s.
Mike Glennon: Glennon was impressive last week against Philly in which he threw for 273 yards with two TD’s while connecting with six different targets. This week Glennon will face a Atlanta secondary that is allowing the sixth most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. Glennon has built some good chemistry with Vincent Jackson and TE Timothy Wright already and if Mike Williams comes back this week we should see Glennon exceed his value.
Joseph Randle: This one is definitely a gamble considering he ran 10 times last week for just 17 yards and the fact that Dallas has no problem abandoning the run to go to the pass game. This week though Randle will face a Eagles defense that is allowing 91.2 yards per game on the ground to opposing running backs and 5.0 receptions and 37.8 receiving yards to opposing running backs. With both Murray and Dumbar banged up for Dallas, Randle is going to get all he can handle in the backfield this week making him a strong play to fly over his value.
Eddie Lacy: GB is a pass first offense and we all know this but with the injuries to Randall Cobb and James Jones we should see the Packers lean on the run this weekend against Cleveland. Even though the Browns have had some success against the run this season the last two weeks they have been dominated by opposing RB’s by allowing 112 yards to Detroit’s RB’s last week and 141 yards to Buffalo’s RB’s two weeks ago. Look for GB to establish the run game with Lacey to avoid Rodgers from having to throw the ball to Jordy Nelson who should be smothered by Joe Haden.
Keenan Allen: Allen continues to build on his chemistry with Phillip Rivers as he has 21 targets, 15 receptions, 222 yards and two TD’s the last two games. This week Allen gets a matchup with the Jags who are allowing the 15th most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. Look for Allen to continue his recent success with another decent matchup this week.
Mike Wallace: Wallace is a hit or miss type guy. This week Wallace gets a matchup with the Buffalo Bills who just got torched by Cincy last week which has Buffalo allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing WR’s. With Miami having last week off I am sure Wallace and Tannehill have been working on their timing which we should see with such a favorable matchup this week.
Brandon Myers: Myers has seen his offensive production slide as of late but this weekend’s matchup could be the boost he needs to turn things around. Myers will face a Minnesota defense that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Some people do not want to take a risk on any Giants right now but the matchup against a weak secondary is what they need to grab their first win.
Scott Chandler: When you have a young QB at the helm he is going to use his TE as a security blanket and that is what Chandler has been this season. This week Chandler gets a matchup with Miami who is allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. Buffalo is using a 3rd string QB and when he is in trouble he will look for Chandler to bail him out.
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