NFL Saturday Million: Top Plays at Each Position on FanDuel
Just because the regular season is over, we won’t stop playing NFL daily fantasy. Neither should you. With limited options this weekend, I’ll give my top plays at each position. Most of the consideration will go to FPTS per $, but there will be a slight emphasis on usage percentage given that there are only four games.
QB – Matthew Stafford $8,000 – Stafford had a mediocre season fantasy wise, but guess what, that’s because they got the running game more involved playing with a lead – thanks to a stellar defense. The Lions are 7-point underdogs in this one, and Stafford will be throwing a lot. Also, the Lions (an indoor team) will get the same luxury in Dallas.
RB – Kerwynn Williams $5,200 – Williams is just simply too cheap to pass up. I get the Cardinals are underdogs, but his YPC has been outstanding since being the starter. I don’t expect a huge day from him, but 70 yards and a TD is perfectly reasonable.
WR – Torrey Smith $7,100 – This goes under the bold category since his price is a bit high. However, while the Steelers DST is getting healthier, that comes more at LB. Their secondary is still a mess. They have benefitted as of late with A.J. Green getting hurt, and the Chiefs not having a deep threat. Before this, there’s been at least one WR to have a great game. Torrey has historically done well against the Steelers, and he usually lines up on the right side of the offense, which is Pittsburgh’s weak side with Ike Taylor out (and struggling even when he plays).
TE – Jermaine Gresham $5,300 – The Colts are one of the worst teams at defending TE. The Bengals are also underdogs, which helps TE production. Graham has been Dalton’s favorite red zone target as of late with AJ. Green not 100%.
K – Dan Bailey $5,000 – One of the best kickers in the league and a 7-point favorite. He’ll be at home with no weather concerns either.
DST – Panthers $5,300 – I’m fully buying that the Panthers defense is much improved. Granted their competition hasn’t been great, but they have posted 60 FPTS at DST over the last four weeks. Two of those contests were at Atlanta and at New Orleans, which is certainly tougher than at home against Arizona. The Cardinals have a shaky offense with backups at QB and RB, and they have lost four of their last six (two wins were by nine points combined over KC and STL).View all posts by Nick Juskewycz