FanDueling Week 13: Insurrection

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Before we move on to the Week 13 games, let’s take a look at the results from Week 12:

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Week 12 was an improvement, but that’s not saying much considering Week 11 was the worst week I’ve ever had. Fortunately, I finished in the money because the field was pretty average overall. I scored 114.28 and the last winning position was 109.20.

Most of my guys were average and Odell Beckham bailed out the ones who failed to meet expectations. I wouldn’t have wagered on DeAndre Hopkins putting up the second lowest score on my team. Thank goodness Odell Beckham is a cyborg.

On to Week 13! Here’s the team I’m rolling with this week:

QB – Matt Hasselbeck (IND@PIT) – $6,500

This has the makings of a high-scoring game. I think Hasselbeck will have to throw a lot to keep up with Pittsburgh’s offense. He should do enough to be worthwhile.

Also considered: Ben Roethlisberger ($8,100), Brian Hoyer ($7,100)

RB – DeAngelo Williams (IND@PIT) – $7,200

Williams is more of a receiver than a runner, but that suits me fine with FanDuel’s 0.5 points per reception. Again, this one should be high-scoring. I’m still not through with this game.

RB – David Johnson (ARI@STL) – $5,900

He’s cheap and has the starting role to himself thanks to injuries. He’s a no-brainer play who will probably be very highly owned.

Also considered – Thomas Rawls ($7,000), Buck Allen ($6,800), T.J. Yeldon ($6,100)

WR – Antonio Brown (IND@PIT) – $9,000

My final player from the Colts-Steelers game. I don’t think Brown will get shut down two weeks in a row.

WR – Alshon Jeffery (SF@CHI) – $7,700

Jeffery is still cheap because people are scared of his injuries. He’s facing the 49ers defense, which has been brutal on the road. I’m scared he’ll pull his hamstring on the opening drive, but there’s a very good chance he’ll go off.

WR – Jarvis Landry (BAL@MIA) – $7,400

The Ravens have been a gold mine for opposing wide receivers. Landry gets the half-point PPR boost as well.

Also considered: Odell Beckham Jr. ($9,400) Julio Jones ($9,200), Antonio Brandon Marshall ($8,100), Eric Decker ($7,200), Amari Cooper ($7,000), Martavis Bryant ($6,900), Danny Amendola ($6,700)

TE – Greg Olsen (CAR@NO) – $6,600

I like Olsen as Cam Newton’s top target against the Saints’ usually terrible defense. Now that Gronk and Graham are hurt, Olsen is the king of tight ends.

Also considered: Scott Chandler ($5,300)

K – Stephen Gostkowski (PHI@NE) – $5,100

I had extra money when I filled the rest of my team, so Gostkowski it is.

Also considered: None

D – Chicago Bears (SF@CHI) – $4,400

The Bears don’t have the best fantasy defense, but they’re facing the 49ers at home. Good enough for me.

Also considered: Cincinnati Bengals ($5,100)


TOTAL – $59,800

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