This is the last week you are able to qualify to become a millionaire at the hands of Draftkings.com. If you have a goal to become a millionaire, make sure you get over to draftkings.com and get in some of those qualifiers.
My job this week is to give you some players to lean towards on draftkings.com when setting your lineup.
Let’s not waste any more time and jump right into this to find out what players to consider for your lineups this weekend.
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles ($9,000): It took a blizzard for the former Arizona Wildcat to finally throw an interception this season. This week he faces the Minnesota Vikings who allow the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. The only thing that will be coming out of the sky in the Metrodome this weekend will be TD passes to the Philadelphia wide receivers.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons ($7,500): “Matty Ice” will be at home against the Washington Redskins this weekend who allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. The Atlanta vs. Washington game has a total of 49.5 posted on it; odds-makers are telling us plenty of scoring with majority of it coming from Ryan.
Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns ($3,000): I am really digging the bottom of the barrel for this play. The former Texas Longhorn stands a great chance to get the start this week against the Chicago Bears who allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. As long as Willis McGhee is out, you will find great value in Ogbonnaya this weekend against the struggling Bears run defense.
LeSean McCoy, Phialdelphia Eagles ($8,300): I am sure after last week’s 217 rushing yards that included two TD’s, is going to attract plenty of fantasy players this week. “Shady” is tough to pass up this week against the Minnesota Vikings who allow the seventh most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. He is my highest projected player this week, rightfully so with the favorable match-up he sports.
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions ($9,400): We can chalk up that three receptions and 52 yard performance last week to the blizzard he played in. This week “Megatron” gets a matchup with an average secondary; the Baltimore Ravens. There are no worries this week, playing indoors at Ford Field will get him back on track.
Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins ($6,000): My personal feelings, we are getting outstanding value on the former Division Three Powerhouse Mountain Union Purple Raiders star. This week he faces the Atlanta Falcons who have struggled the entire season to contain number-one receivers. Even with Kirk Cousins under center, he makes a strong play.
Delaine Walker, Tennessee Titans ($4,000): You are able to compare TEs playing the Arizona Cardinals to PGs playing the Philadelphia 76’ers; both will have success against Arizona and Philly. Before going down with a concussion, Walker had 19 receptions over a three-week span, recording two touchdowns as well. This week against a defense that ranks dead last for fantasy points allowed to TEs, there is potential for another strong outing from him.
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers ($5,000): The excitement is high knowing that the former Miami Hurricane faces the New York Jets this weekend who struggle with opponents passing games, allowing the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing TEs this season. He is the number two option in a passing game that is going to succeed this weekend, look for a big day from him on Sunday.
Carolina Panthers ($4,300): Defense is usually that one area I have no problem spending money since value could be found in other positions. What is there not to like about Carolina playing at home against the turnover-prone Jets this weekend.
Buffalo Bills ($3,500): I mentioned it in the Fanduel.com article I wrote and will bring it up again, Buffalo is a two-point road favorite against Jacksonville after the Jags have won four of their last five; what is that telling you.