We daily fantasy sports enthusiasts get a much-needed break from the NBA as there are just two games on tap for tonight. Taking a break from the NBA for one day allows me to turn my focus to the NFL and some week 15 action.
Today I am looking at some players who have made my consideration list for fanduel.com this week that should help cash in a few contests.
Let’s not waste any more time and get down to business and see what fanduel.com has to offer this week.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons ($7,500): “Matty Ice” gets himself a terrific match-up this week with the Washington Redskins who allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. We need him to finish with about 17 fantasy points to exceed his value this week, with Roddy White healthy, Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas there are no issues for him not to fly over value against the struggling Redskins.
Case Keenum, Houston Texans ($5,900): This is a risky pick considering the former Houston Cougars star has struggled the past four weeks, averaging 10.73 fantasy points per game. This week he faces the Indianapolis Colts whom he torched for 350 yards and 3 TD’s in the first meeting between these two teams. Interim head coach Wade Phillips and general manager Rick Smith want to see what Keenum can do for them to make their decision to draft a QB in the next draft; untimely Keenum is playing for a job next season.
Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins ($6,400): The former sixth round draft pick is struggling right now, scoring double-digit fantasy points just once over the last four weeks. This week he faces the Atlanta Falcons who allow the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. Washington will be starting Kirk Cousins under center this week, look for Morris being more involved into this game, taking some pressure off the inexperienced Cousins.
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles ($10,400): If you can somehow afford “Shady McCoy” this week, you will have very few disappointments. This week he faces the Minnesota Vikings who are allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. A big part of the Vikings struggles against running backs is the receptions they allow out of the backfield, we are all aware that he is able to rack up the receptions, which should happen against this horrible Vikings defense.
Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons ($6,200): Over the last two weeks the former UAB star has 18 receptions on 24 targets, making him Matt Ryan’s favorite target yet again. This week he faces the Washington Redskins defense that allows the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. He is back at the top of his game with a reasonable price-tag and favorable match-up, making him a strong consideration this week.
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles ($6,900): “D-Jax” gets a terrific match-up this week against the Minnesota Vikings who allow the second-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. Minnesota allowed Joe Flacco to throw for 245 yards and three TDs in the messy Baltimore weather last week, I could just imagine what Nick Foles and Jackson are going to do this week.
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans ($8,300): Remember how I said that Case Keenum is playing for a job next season, the beneficiary of that will be Johnson this week. It is no secret that Keenum’s favorite target is the 11 year pro from Miami, who has seen 10 or more targets in four of the last six games. This week’s match-up with the Indianapolis Colts who allow the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing WR’s this season, should bring big results for him.
Delaine Walker, Tennessee Titans ($4,800): Any TE that is playing the Arizona Cardinals makes my consideration list; this season Arizona ranks dead-last for fantasy points allowed to opposing TEs. The reports coming out of Tennessee, the veteran TE practiced fully on Wednesday and should have those concussion symptoms put behind him now. He is capable of catching passes and has shown that weeks leading up to his concussion, look for a big game this week in this favorable match-up.
Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears ($4,900): The former Texas A&M Aggie has just one game of more than four receptions since week 7. This week he faces the Cleveland Browns who rank in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to opposing TEs this season. What really attracts me to this play is Jay Cutler will be back and the fact Joe Haden will be smothering Brandon Marshall all day, Alshon Jeffery and Bennett should see an increase in targets this week.
Carolina Panthers ($6,000): This is a defense that has been at the top of its game the last few weeks, besides that blunder against New Orleans last week. This week things should get back to normal when the New York Jets and their turnover prone offense comes to town. This could get ugly quick, leading me to believe Geno Smith will be sitting by the fourth quarter.
Buffalo Bills ($5,300): Buffalo has one of the top pass rushers in the game (Mario Williams) who will be facing the Jacksonville Jaguars who have won four of their last five games. Even after winning four of their last five the Jags are still a two points underdog at home this week; what is that telling you?