FanDuel Bargains: Week 16
December 21, 2012 | Jeff
How would you like to find a little extra holiday cash in your stocking this weekend? Well, we can make that happen with some FanDuel action this weekend to lessen the sting of buying that pony for your kids. The best of week 16’s FanDuel bargains are below…
Eli Manning ($7,300): This pick is more of a gut feeling than anything else. Eli was on a bit of a roll (8 touchdowns over 3 games) before his stinkfest at Atlanta last week, and he should bounce back this week in a very important game for the Giants. Although on the road again, Eli should be able to muster some value for $7,300.
Sam Bradford ($6,900): Coming off a nice 377 yard effort in week 15, Bradford now gets to face the abysmal Tampa Bay secondary. Any quarterback with this matchup is worth a look for under 7k, and Bradford is no different.
Nick Foles ($6,600): Foles hasn’t been great but gets to face the Washington secondary this week, which is near the bottom of the league in fantasy quarterback points against. Not many great options this deep in the bargain barrel, but Foles looks the most appealing. The rest of your lineup better look like a Pro Bowl roster if you go with a QB this cheap.
Knowshon Moreno ($6,600): Moreno has been on a tear since taking over for Willis McGahee and will look to continue his roll this week at home against Cleveland. 83 total yards is Moreno’s lowest output since getting the starting gig and he will be over the century mark again this week. Great value here.
Vick Ballard ($5,800): We touched on Ballard last week and he produced with 105 yards against the Texans defense on the road. This week, Ballard gets a shot at the much softer Kansas City defense and will once again be handling a large workload due to Indy’s backfield injury issues.
DeAngelo Williams ($5,400): Williams has had back to back weeks of big time production yet his price is still extremely low. With Jonathan Stewart out yet again, Williams will get another shot at being Carolina’s featured back. $5,400 is mighty cheap for a back who has gone over 100 total yards with a score in consecutive weeks. Did I mention he is playing Oakland at home? Yes please.
Cecil Shorts ($6,400): Shorts was back in action last week after a concussion, and racked up 6 catches for 101 yards. This week, Cecil will be at it again against New England, as he looks to build upon his breakout season. 925 yards and 7 scores for Shorts on the year so far, and you can safely expect him to be over 1,000 after this week wraps up.
Antonio Brown ($6,100): Brown has looked great since the return of Ben Roethlisberger and is coming off an impressive performance against Dallas (8/76/1). Brown should receive a big workload from Large Ben once again this week, as he has averaged over 10 targets per game over the last 3 weeks.
Pierre Garcon ($6,000): Even without RGIII, Garcon was productive in week 15 with 6 catches for 65 yards. This week, Garcon gets his favorite quarterback back on the field and will pick up right where he left off before his signal caller got dinged up. Pierre is averaging 5.8 catches for 85 yards over his past four games and is this week’s best wide receiver fanduel bargain.
Jason Witten ($6,000): Witten’s production has slipped a tad lately but he did end his long touchdown drought last week with his first score since week 4. Look for Witten to put up a monster stat line this week, as New Orleans’ defense isn’t capable of consecutive strong performances.
Dennis Pitta ($5,700): Pitta has scored 4 touchdowns over the last month and is a nice value for a mere $5,700. Although most of his production was in garbage time last week, Pitta has still racked up decent numbers over the second half of the year and is worth a look in week 16.
Martellus Bennett ($5,200): As with Eli, I am willing to overlook the New York clunker last week and expect a bounce back this week as the big blue travels to Baltimore. Snag the black unicorn for $5,200 and then stack up some spendy options at running back or wide receiver.
As always, keep those kicker and defense selections around $5,000 a piece until the rest of your lineup is constructed. If you have some extra cash leftover, go ahead and beef up your special teams selections. This week’s top cheap options are Alex Henery vs WAS and Indianapolis @KC.