Max’s Mini GPP Rundown
It’s my brother Danny’s wedding this weekend, so I really don’t have a ton of time to write this article. However, I know you guys expect it each week and I can’t deprive you. Here are my picks without much buffer or fluff, note that these are GPP specific.
Phillip Rivers/Keenan Allen – So initially, I was on Melvin Gordon in this game but with 3 o-lineman out I’m a little less high on this run game. I still like Gordon, but if the Chargers can’t find success running the ball, how can you not like this combo? Allen is getting ridiculous targets in his 3 year at WR and Joe Haden’s reputation has been a lot better than his actual play this year. This combo isn’t getting used at all but I think they could have a big game, and Vegas is very high on the Chargers offense this weekend.
Aaron Rodgers/James Jones/Randall Cobb – Not that this is shocking, it’s very chalky, but I see no reason not to be all over this one. The 49ers are a legit bottom 5 D, especially in the pass game. Prices are quite fair for all players and the upside is there as well.
Blake Bortles/Allen Robinson – Bortles was .9% owned in Thursday contests on FanDuel, but he goes up against a Colts D that’s just awful. As a dual threat, he can rack up fantasy points. People may shy away from Allen Robinson thinking he’ll be shadowed by Vontae Davis, but both Hurns and Robinson play on the outside and I think he’ll likely split time on both. Davis hasn’t been elite this year by any means anyway.
Karlos Williams – He’s going to be owned close to 50%, but I think he’ll be in the winning Millionaire Maker lineup when all is said and done. He’s an incredible play this week and there’s very little chance he performs poorly, the upside is huge.
Matt Forte – I found he was actually 11.5% used in Thursday contests, which surprised me as I thought no one would be on this play. But I think other sharp DFSers are thinking the same as me here. We have the Bears, at home, against a bad Raiders D, and Forte has a fantastic price, and we’re not on him why? He’ll almost certainly get 20+ rushes in this game and could easily find a lot of success.
Odell Beckham Jr. – I bet you didn’t expect to see this name! But hear me out. The Bills D is good but they have actually allowed some production from outside receivers these 1st few weeks. Week 1 it was T.Y. Hilton before he got injured. Week 2 it was Julian Edelman with 2 TDs and almost 100 yards. And then last week it was Rishard Matthews with 100+ yards and 2 TDs. Exactly why are we afraid to take Beckham here? He’s 100 times better than any of the guys mentioned above.
DeAndre Hopkins – There was talk early this year that the Atlanta D may be improved, but after week 3 they’re toward the bottom in every respected metric. Hopkins is a target machine this year and is soaking up redzone targets. He’s shown this year already that he can have big games.
Jason Witten – The “this team is bad against the TE” play everyone seems to be making this week is Martellus Bennett against the Raiders, but how about Jason Witten vs the Saints? They allowed Darren Fells to get 82 yards and a TD week 1, and then got wrecked by Greg Olsen in week 3. We know Brandon Weeden won’t throw to his WRs, but he will throw to Witten.
Eagles D/ST – I think the hurricane may have thrown everyone off this game, but isn’t that a good thing for a team with an elite special teams and turnover creating defense? It seems there’s no chance this game gets moved to next week. The Redskins still have a bad special teams and have a knack for allowing return TDs.View all posts by Max J Steinberg