2012 FanDuel Bargains

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 12

posted by Jeff

Week 12 is a fantastic week for FanDuel money making, as many top quarterbacks and running backs are out with injury, providing excellent values with their backups. Check out the Week 12 FanDuel Bargains below and use them to craft the most fearsome FanDuel lineup possible, and turn your opponents into stuffing.



Jake Locker ($6,900): Locker’s week 11 return from injury was solid, as he tossed the rock for 122 yards and 2 scores. Locker wasn’t forced to throw too much as the Titans smashed the ‘Phins, so his performance could have been better. This week, Locker gets the Jags who looked completely lost in pass coverage last week against Houston. You could do worse for $6,900.

Chad Henne ($6,400): As we all know, Henne threw for roughly 3,074 yards last week against the Texans. This week, Henne is getting the start and faces the buttery soft Tennessee defense. With Cecil Shorts and Henne’s new favorite weapon Justin Blackmon at his disposal, another good performance may be in the cards. Not bad for $6,400.

Colin Kaepernick ($5,500): Week 11’s Monday Night darling may get the start again in week 12, and if he does, draws the worst defense known to man in, the New Orleans Saints. Kaepernick can run as well as pass, and will do both against the Saints. As long as he starts, he may be the FanDuel bargain of the week.



Marcel Reece ($6,400): Reece is averaging an insane 130.7 total yards per game since McFadden went down and as long as DMC remains out, Reece will continue to be a FanDuel stud. The .5 point per reception FanDuel offers makes Reece especially enticing. Keep rolling with this Raider.

Bryce Brown ($5,800): Carolina is in the bottom third of defense against fantasy backs, and that is who Brown draws if he does indeed start in place of Shady McCoy. A bit of an unknown commodity, Brown is averaging 4.4 yards per carry so far this season, which is encouraging. A full workload for $5,800 is good value no matter the name value of the running back.

Jalen Parmele ($4,900): Parmele gets the start this week as the Jags face the Titans, who surrender the 3rd most points per game to fantasy running backs. Just imagine the wide receivers/quarterback combos a FanDuel team could afford with a $4,900 starting running back in the fold. Get on it!




Steve Smith ($6,000): Smith had a decent game last week (5 for 61) and it could have been bigger if he didn’t have a touchdown called back for pass interference. This week, Smith draws the Eagles which means the Panthers should be competitive while getting Smith involved. You don’t get a track record like Smith’s for $6,000 too often.

Cecil Shorts ($6,000): Shorts is averaging over 87 yards per game over his past five outings, and will continue his roll in week 12. Gabbert and Robinson being out only enhances Short’s value, especially here at FanDuel. Mo’ money.

Danario Alexander ($5,800): Alexander has had a nice stretch since taking the starting job from crusty Robert Meachem. Rivers throws plenty of picks, but most of his completed (to the right team) passes are going to Alexander lately. $5,800 is awfully cheap for that type of production.




Antonio Gates ($5,200): Gates had a clunker last week, but had touchdowns in his previous two games. Expect a bounce back here and decent value for the 10th highest priced tight end.

Jared Cook ($5,100): Cook hasn’t done much lately, but there are reasons for optimism. Last week, in Jake Locker’s return, he caught a 26 yard touchdown but didn’t do too much else do to the blowout nature of the game. Also, his stats were much better early on in the year when Locker was under center. Cook will be a decent gamble for $5,100 this week.

Dwayne Allen ($4,700): Allen caught 6 passes for 69 yards last week and could have had a bigger game, but he decided it would be hilarious if he dropped a couple passes. Allen is back this week against the Bills, who don’t defend the tight end too well. Great value here.




As usual, keep those kicker and defense slections to $5k each unless you have some extra change after assembling your lineup. Nice $5k options this week include David Akers with a great matchup for points at New Orleans, and St. Louis as they play Ryan Lindley and the Cardinals.



Jeff was the only 7th grader at Sumner Jr. High playing fantasy football in 1995. When he isn't on the diamond playing softball or on the couch watching NFL RedZone, you can catch him on Twitter @Jeff_Brubach.

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