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And now, let’s jump into the best of the best FanDuel bargains for week 6. Feel free to stuff your lineup with as much of this value-tastic smorgasbord as possible and turn it into sweet, sweet cash…
Andy Dalton ($7,800): Cleveland has been coughing up tons of points to opposing fantasy quarterbacks in 2012, and Andy has A.J. Green and a slew of other young receivers who are more than capable of continuing the trend. Dalton is 12th in QB price this week and is a good bet to outperform that price.
Christian Ponder ($6,900): Ponder is fairly low on the quarterback price totem pole for week 6, but has a tremendous matchup against Washington. Look for Ponder to hit his main man Percy Harvin throughout the ball game on his way to a nice score. If your lineup is beefed up at other spots, Ponder is a decent fall back option at quarterback.
Brandon Weeden ($6,100): If you break out the credit card and go hog wild in the running back and receiver departments, Weeden will be waiting for you at quarterback. At $6,100, Weeden wouldn’t have to produce much to provide value, but there is some potential here. Weeden proved that he can score last week against the Giants, and the Cincinnati defense isn‘t terrifying by any means. Weeden is the best among the bargain basement options.
Michael Turner ($7,200): The burner has played well so far this season and gets an Oakland defense that is ready to get diced up yet again. Look for Atlanta to take the lead early in this one and let Turner mash on the Raiders from there. Not bad as the 14th highest priced back.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ($5,800): BGE’s main competition for carries, Bernard Scott, went down to injury last week, and he also has a nice matchup this week against a Cleveland defense that made Ahmad Bradshaw look superhuman in week 5. $5,800 is a great price for this combo of role and matchup.
Vick Ballard ($4,500): Ballard, and FanDuel players, stumbled into quite a week 6 matchup after news broke of Donald Brown’s injury. The world watched Arian Foster shred the Jets on Monday and although Ballard is clearly no Foster, he is an insane value at $4,500. A clear starter is rarely found this cheap, so slide Ballard into one of your RB slots and spend your money elsewhere.
Percy Harvin ($7,000): Although I have typed the following sentiment each week, here is goes again: PERCY HARVIN IS AWESOME AND PRICED TOO LOW. Buy him again and feast on the bounty of points he provides. 11th in price among wide receivers for a legit top 3 player is a fantastic value and he has a great matchup as well. Get some!
Eric Decker ($6,300): San Diego’s defense isn’t much to talk about, as everyone watched them get toasted by Drew Brees in week 5. Decker’s reception volume has been decent in 2012 and he has found the endzone in Denver’s last two games. Manning will have a nice game here and Decker should follow suit.
Andre Roberts ($5,200): The Buffalo defense is terrible and Andre Roberts has been a bit of a surprise performer for Arizona so far this season. As long as Kolb stays upright, which is no small task, the Cards should be able to tear the Bills defense up like the rest of the league has in 2012. $5,200 is a small price, so give Roberts a shot if you get to WR3 and are low on fundage.
Kyle Rudolph ($5,800): You saw both Ponder and Harvin above, so Rudy is the next Viking that will provide nice value against a shaky Washington defense. The ‘Skins defense has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points per game to tight ends and Rudolph should keep that trend up.
Brent Celek ($5,400): Like Washington, Detroit has been giving up ample points to tight ends and Celek has been solid in 2012. 11th in tight end price, Celek could easily outperform his price.
Dennis Pitta ($5,000): I refuse to give up on Dennis Pitta and his price has hit rock bottom at FanDuel. Guys like Dreessen and Gresham are priced higher than Pitta, which just isn’t right. Pitta is the best value at tight end this week and will save you $2,400 by skipping Gronk.
As always, keep those kicker/defense selections to 5k each unless you have a few extra pesos left over at the end. Mike Nugent is my 5k kicker of choice for week 6, as the Bengals should score plenty against Cleveland this week, and Tampa Bay is a solid 5k defense option as they will be facing Brady Quinn. Yikes.