FanDuel Quick Picks For Week 15
Some of you may have advanced to the semi-finals of your fantasy football playoffs. For the rest of us, like myself who’ve been eliminated, we can now turn our full attention to our FanDuel lineups, where every week feels like the playoffs. Here are your first look quick picks for week 15.
Quick Tip #1 -Phillip Rivers – QB – Chargers – ($7400) – This pick is more about the Dolphins who are a mess then it is a testament to Phillip Rivers. The Dolphins are facing a short week cross country trek to San Diego to play a meaningless uninspiring game. After letting Eli Manning thrash them for 4 TDs this past Monday night, expect Rivers to unleash some of his own pent up frustration by putting up big numbers. The Dolphins defense gives up the fifth most passing touchdowns in all of football.
Quick Tip #2 – David Johnson – RB – Cardinals ($6500) – For this price, David Johnson will put up stats comparable to those more expensive then him and it will allow you to conserve money for your WRs. Last week vs. a very tough Vikings D Johnson posted a 19-92 rushing stat line and added another 5 catches for 31 yards. The Eagles D should be flustered dealing with the Cardinals balanced attack allowing Johnson to be a force.
Quick Tip #3 Denard Robinson – RB – Jags ($6300)
I like the matchup here this week as the Falcons are in shambles and allow the second most rushing TDs in the NFL. Last week in a relief role, Robinson rushed for 14-75-1 and caught one pass for 12 yards. TJ Yeldon should be OUT for this game which would give Robinson a bigger role as a starter and his price tag should slot in nicely in your lineups.
Quick Tip #4 – Golden Tate- WR – Lions ($6900)
Tate is coming on strong lately after a disappointing season overall. His fanduel price has only worked its way up to $6900 so I believe you get good value here for the price. If that wasn’t enough to sell you on Tate then let me remind you that he is playing the Saints this week. Sold. Last week’s stat line was 9-60-2 and he even add one rush for 15 yards. It’s tempting to take Calvin Johnson instead but you never know which Calvin you’re going to get. I’m going to save the $1100 and take my chances on Tate.
Quick Tip #5 – Jeremy Maclin – WR – Chiefs ($6700)
I’m just loving the prices here this week on the upper mid-tier players in all cats. I see Odell Beckham and Antonio Brown with tough matchups so I’m picturing a very balanced lineup instead. Jeremy Maclin fits in perfectly with his value price tag and matchup vs. the horrendous Ravens secondary that helped make an offensive video highlight reel for the Seahawks last week. Last week Maclin was targeted nine times and caught six passes for 68 yards. The two weeks before that he put up big time numbers. The consistency is there, the matchup is there, and the price is right.
Below are 5 long shots that have a chance to hit this week along with a small blurb about each one and their Fanduel price. Adding any one of these guys is like adding a long shot into horse racing exacta or trifecta.
Tyler Lockett – WR – $6000 – Not really a long shot here. Awesome price tag, awesome hot streak, electric player, becoming more consistently involved in the offense. Use him.
AJ McCarron – QB – $6000 – Hey, he looked ok in a relief role last week posting a 22-32-280 with 2 TDs last week. He has the weapons to put up solid numbers vs. 49ers.
Albert Wilson – WR – $5300 – I hate playing the “pick the surprise player from last week this week” game but this is strictly a matchup play vs. the Ravens and a low cost play. If you select your whole lineup and you have $5300 left in the WR spot and don’t want to make changes, you could do worse.
Will Tye – TE -$4900 – Eli should struggle vs. the Panthers D and be forced to make quick decisions and rely on safety blankets. Will Tye is emerging as a threat in the passing game and just scored his first TD last week.
Danny Woodhead – RB – $5300 – Struggling lately, but how many times have you seen a home chargers game where it was all Woodhead all the time? Chargers are back home vs. a bad team in the Dolphins and he will put up good numbers at a next to nothing price. Great value here.
Thank you once again for taking the time to read FanDuel Quick Picks for Week 15 NFL DFS. Remember, this is early week advice, so make sure you read up as the week goes on and make necessary changes to your lineups before game times. Please follow me on twitter @QuickRotoTips for any last minute advice or start/sit questions.