13 Oct Daily Fantasy Football: FanDuel QB/TE
By: Phil Naessens
Week six of the FanDuel Fantasy Football season will be here before we know it. The NFL TV ratings might be down but my numbers from Phil’s Fantasy Sports are sky high. Must be because folks like you are winning money…
Each of these QB’s are for the main slate at FanDuel for week six.
The Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson ($8400) has a very solid matchup against an Atlanta Falcons defense allowing QB’s to average 23.10 Fantasy points a game and they have allowed two 40 yard plays and 14 touchdowns via the air. The Seahawks have an implied total of 26 points and are an early week six point home favorite. Wilson is averaging just 15.6 FanDuel points a game this season and that might keep people off him.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady ($9000) had a sensational debut to his season last week and has a very good matchup at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. This season the Bengals have allowed QB’s to average 18.45 Fantasy points a game including five plays of over 40 yards. Brady is averaging 29.6 FanDuel points a game, the Patriots are an early week nine point home favorite with an implied total of 27.8 points. Brady is expensive and that high price might scare off some people this week.
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor ($7800) has a solid matchup at home against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have allowed QB’s to average 19.78 Fantasy points a game, five passing plays of over 40 yards and ten touchdown passes this season. Taylor is averaging 16.1 FanDuel points a game this season and Buffalo has an implied total of 25.8 points this week. The Bills are also an early week eight point home favorite with a 44 point over under. The price is right for Taylor this week.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ($8700) has an interesting matchup this week on the road against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins defense has allowed QB’s to average 20.25 Fantasy points with three passing plays of 40 plus yards and eight touchdowns. Roethlisberger is averaging 23.1 FanDuel points a game this season, the Steelers have an implied total of 27.8 points and the Steelers are currently a 7.5 point favorite with the over under set at 47.5 points. If I had to choose right now I would probably go with Roethlisberger and pair him with Antonio Brown ($9700) this week.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota ($7600) has a good matchup at home this week against the Cleveland Browns. This season the Browns have allowed QB’s to average 20.45 Fantasy points a game including three plays of over 40 yards and 13 passing touchdowns. On the other side of this coin Mariota is averaging just 16.3 FanDuel points a game with seven passing TD’s and one on the ground. The Titans have the fourth highest implied total on the slate (26) and are an early week seven point favorite. If you can handle the stress of using Mariota this week it might be well worth your time!
This week I think I might have found five Tight Ends (TE’s) that have great matchups and with big upsides relatively cheap…..and here they are.
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce ($6400) has a solid matchup with an Oakland Raiders defense allowing TE’s to average 73 yards a game. Kelce himself is averaging 11.3 FanDuel points, roughly 8 targets a game and has scored two TD’s this season. There is a healthy over under of 47 points with the Raiders being an early one point favorite. I like the possibilities and the price for Kelce this weekend.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker ($6700) has the best matchup in terms of defenses allowing TE’s to run roughshod when the Titans host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. The Browns have allowed TE’s to average 96.5 yards a game this season. That is awful my friend. Walker is averaging 10.6 FanDuel points, nearly seven targets a game and has scored two TD’s this season. There is a low 43 point over under with the Titans an early week seven point favorite and I like Walker very much this Sunday.
Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers ($5100) hasn’t had the greatest of seasons. He’s averaging just 3.8 FanDuel points and four targets a game this season. He has found the end zone once and he could add to that total this week against a Dallas Cowboys defense allowing TE’s to average 81.1 yards a game. It’s not as bad as the Browns but it’s still pretty bad. There is a 47 point over under with the Packers as an early week 4.5 point home favorite. If you want to save salary this week Rodgers might just be your man.
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham ($6900) is a bit pricey but his matchup against an Atlanta Falcons defense allowing TE’s to average 73 yards a game might be worth the price. Graham is averaging 9.6 FanDuel points on 22 targets with one TD this season. Seattle is an early week six point favorite and the 45.5 point over under could mean a grind it out keep the clock running second half. That bodes well for Graham this week.
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten ($5600) has a great price and a tremendous matchup against the Packers this Sunday. The Packers defense has allowed TE’s to average 72.4 yards a game this season. Witten is averaging seven FanDuel points and 34 targets this season and has of yet to find his way into the end zone. There is a 47 point over under with the Packers as an early week 4.5 point home favorite. Like with Rodgers if you want to save salary this week Witten might be your man.
Good luck at FanDuel this week!