FantasySavvy 2016: Championship Sunday Player Rankings & Projections

It’s been a while, but I wanted to get this out to help not only you guys gain some clarity this weekend, but also for myself. Following a list just makes things much easier when setting your lineups. But first let’s do some predictions. We have some pretty classic games this Sunday with the Pats visiting Mile High to face the Broncos and the Cardinals going to Charlotte to face the Panthers.

Peyton Manning has played the worst he ever has this season and it seems nobody is really giving them a shot against the Pats. But I will rock with the Broncos and say Brady makes a few mistakes as Denver seals the win 24-20. This is more of a contrarian pick, because looking at the surface of this game, Brady has Edelman back now and the Pats are almost completely healthy on Defense, something they were not the first time these two teams played. But sometimes things are just meant to happen and I think Denver’s D will play extremely well along with Manning as well as the running game, (most notably C.J. Anderson) doing just enough to squeeze by New England to advance to the Super Bowl.

Carson Palmer did not play well against Green Bay and you wonder how he will do now against a better defense and having to play on the road in freezing temperatures. Meanwhile Cam Newton has not lost at home this season and has been on an absolute tear all season. Jonathan Stewart has been very effective and Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Josh Norman are playing at an Elite Level. This game really could go either way, but I think the Panthers D shuts David Johnson down on the ground and puts enough pressure on Palmer which will lead him to turn the ball over a few times. Cards may hold the lead at times in this game, but I think Carolina prevails 27-24. Onto the Rankings.

QB’s

  1. Carson Palmer  (315 Yards 3 TD’s 2 Int’s)
  2. Cam Newton     (260 Yards 2 TD’s 1 Int, 40 yards Rushing)
  3. Tom Brady         (275 Yards 2 TD’s 2 Int’s)
  4. Peyton Manning (240 Yards 1 TD 2 Int’s)

RB’s

  1. Jonathan Stewart  (120 total yards, 2 catches, 1 TD)
  2. C.J. Anderson         (100 total yards 4 catches, 1 TD)
  3. David Johnson       (80 Total Yards, 5 catches, 1 TD)
  4. James White           (70 total yards 5 catches)
  5. Ronnie Hillman      (40 total yards, 3 catches)
  6. Steven Jackson        (30 total yards,1 catch)
  7. Andre Ellington      (30 total yards, 1 catch)
  8. Mike Tolbert            (25 total yards, 1 catch)
  9. Cameron Artis-Payne  (15 total yards)
  10. Brandon Bolden           (10 total yards, 1 catch)

WR’s

  1. Julian Edelman            (100 yards, 8 Catches 1 TD)
  2. Larry Fitzgerald           (90 yards, 7 catches 1 TD)
  3. Demaryious Thomas    (80 yards, 6 catches, 1 TD)
  4. John Brown                   (70 yards, 5 catches 1 TD)
  5. Emmanuel Sanders       (70 yards, 5 catches)
  6. Michael Floyd                (50 yards, 4 catches)
  7. Ted Ginn                        (50 yards, 4 catches)
  8. Jordan Norwood            (40 yards 4 catches)
  9. Danny Amendola           (30 yards, 3 catches)
  10. Jerricho Cotchery           (30 yards, 3 catches)
  11. Corey “Philly”Brown      (30 yards, 3 catches)
  12. Bennie Fowler                 (20 yards, 2 catches)
  13. Devin Funchess               (15 yards, 1 catch)
  14. JJ Nelson                           (15 yards, 1 catch)
  15. Keshawn Martin               (10 yards, 1 catch)
  16. Andre Caldwell               (10 yards, 1 catch)
  17. Cody Latimer                     (10 yards, 1 catch)
  18. Jaron Brown                       (10 yards, 1 catch)

TE’s

  1. Greg Olsen               (8 catches, 110 yards 1 TD)
  2. Rob Gronkowski      (7 catches, 90 yards 1 TD)
  3. Owen Daniels           (2 catches, 20 yards)
  4. Scott Chandler         (1 catch, 10 yards)
  5. Darren Fells               (10 yards, 1 catch)
  6. Ed Dickson                   (10 yards, 1 catch)
  7. Virgil Green                   (10 yards, 1 catch)
  8. Vernon Davis                  (10 yards, 1 catch)

 

FantasySavvy 2015: Week 8 Player Rankings

QB’s

  1. Phillip Rivers @ BAL
  2. Big Ben vs CINCY
  3. Drew Brees vs NYG
  4. Andy Dalton @ PIT
  5. Eli Manning @ NO
  6. Matt Ryan vs TB
  7. Cam Newton vs IND
  8. Jay Cuter vs MIN
  9. Carson Palmer @ CLE
  10. Aaron Rodgers @ DEN
  11. Russell Wilson @ DAL
  12. Andrew Luck @ CAR
  13. Matt Stafford vs KC
  14. Peyton Manning vs GB
  15. Joe Flacco vs SD
  16. Teddy Bridgewater @ CHI
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ OAK
  18. Jameis Winston @ ATL
  19. Josh McCown vs AZ
  20. Alex Smith vs DET
  21. Nick Foles vs SF
  22. Derek Carr vs NYJ
  23. Zach Mettenberger @ HOU
  24. Brian Hoyer vs TEN
  25. Matt Cassel vs SEA
  26. Colin Kaepernick @ STL

RB’s

  1. Matt Forte vs MIN
  2. Le’Veon Bell vs CIN
  3. Todd Gurley vs SF
  4. Devonta Freeman vs TB
  5. Adrian Peterson @ CHI
  6. Justin Forsett vs SD
  7. Marshawn Lynch @ DAL
  8. Mark Ingram @ NYG
  9. Jonathan Stewart vs IND
  10. Chris Ivory @ OAK
  11. Doug Martin @ ATL
  12. Chris Johnson @ CLE
  13. Giovani Bernard @ PIT
  14. Danny Woodhead @ BAL
  15. Frank Gore @ CAR
  16. Eddie Lacy @ DEN
  17. Charcandrick West vs DET
  18. Darren Mcfadden vs SEA
  19. Jeremy Hill @ PIT
  20. Alfred Blue vs TEN
  21. Ronnie Hillman vs GB
  22. Duke Johnson vs AZ
  23. Orleans Darkwa @ NO
  24. Ameer Abdullah vs KC
  25. Latavius Murray vs NYJ
  26. Reggie Bush @ STL
  27. Charles Sims @ ATL
  28. Antonio Andrews @ HOU
  29. Andre Ellington @ CLE
  30. Melvin Gordon @ BAL
  31. Shane Vereen @ NO
  32. C.J. Spiller vs NYG
  33. Theo Riddick vs KC
  34. Dexter McCluster @ HOU
  35. Isaiah Crowell vs AZ
  36. James Starks @ DEN
  37. Khiry Robinson vs NYG
  38. Rashad Jennings @ NO
  39. Ahmad Bradsaw @ CAR
  40. Chris Polk vs TEN
  41. CJ Anderson vs GB
  42. Christine Michael vs SEA
  43. Buck Allen vs SD
  44. David Johnson @ CLE
  45. Mike Tolbert vs IND

WR’s

  1. Julio Jones vs TB
  2. Odell Beckham @ NO
  3. Antonio Brown vs CIN
  4. A.J. Green @ PIT
  5. Calvin Johnson @ KC
  6. DeAndre Hopkins vs TEN
  7. Mike Evans @ ATL
  8. Larry Fitzgerald @ CLE
  9. Alshon Jeffrey vs MIN
  10. Steve Smith vs SD
  11. Brandon Marshall @ OAK
  12. Jeremy Maclin vs DET
  13. Keenan Allen @ BAL
  14. Martavis Bryant vs CIN
  15. Demaryius Thomas vs GB
  16. Stefon Diggs @ CHI
  17. Amari Cooper vs NYJ
  18. Randall Cobb @ DEN
  19. James Jones @ DEN
  20. Emmanuel Sanders vs GB
  21. T.Y. Hilton @ CAR
  22. Eric Decker @ OAK
  23. Dez Byrant vs SEA
  24. Donte Moncrief @ CAR
  25. Travis Benjamin vs AZ
  26. Brandin Cooks vs NYG
  27. Ruben Randle @ NO
  28. Stevie Johnson @ BAL
  29. Marvin Jones vs PIT
  30. Kendall Wright @ HOU
  31. Nate Washington vs TEN
  32. Willie Snead vs NYG
  33. Anquan Boldin vs STL
  34. Roddy White vs TB
  35. Mike Wallace @ CHI
  36. Golden Tate @ KC
  37. Ted Ginn vs INDY
  38. Tavon Austin vs SF
  39. Michael Crabtree vs NYJ
  40. Michael Floyd @ CLE
  41. Kamar Aiken vs SD
  42. Tyler Lockett @ DAL
  43. Dontrea Dye @ ATL
  44. Doug Baldwin @ DAL
  45. Andre Johnson @ CAR
  46. Davante Adams @ DEN
  47. Dorial Green-Beckham @ HOU
  48. Eddie Royal vs MIN
  49. Jermaine Kearse @ DAL
  50. Torrey Smith @ STL
  51. Dwayne Harris @ NO

TE’s

  1. Greg Olsen vs IND
  2. Tyler Eifert @ PIT
  3. Gary Barnridge vs AZ
  4. Martellus Bennett vs MIN
  5. Ladarius Green @ BAL
  6. Delanie Walker @ HOU
  7. Travis Kelce vs DET
  8. Eric Ebron vs KC
  9. Jason Witten vs SEA
  10. Jimmy Graham @ DAL
  11. Heath Miller vs CIN
  12. Jacob Tamme vs TB
  13. Crockett Gilmore vs SD
  14. Ben Watson vs NYG
  15. Richard Rodgers @ DEN
  16. Larry Donnell @ NO
  17. Vernon Davis @ STL
  18. Kyle Rudolph @ CHI
  19. Dwayne Allen @ CAR
  20. Coby Fleener @ CAR
  21. Owen Daniels vs GB

FantasySavvy 2015: Week 8, 7UP 7Down

By: Kevin Lewis

7 UP

QB Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings (FD $6,900, DK $5,100) Bridgewater picked it up last week with a 300 yard, two TD performance at Detroit last week. He gets another good matchup this week against Chicago who is 29th in sacks and is allowing a 108 QB rating to opposing QB’s.

RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams (FD $8,100, DK $6,300) San Francisco is giving up 4.4 YPC on the road this year and we all know about Gurley’s exploits the last three weeks. Don’t try to be cute and fade him.

RB Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens (FD $6,900, DK $6,100) Opposing running backs have scored 10 touchdowns against the Chargers this year and the Chargers have allowed more fantasy points to running backs than every other team in the NFL. Forsett is still relatively cheap so he’s one of my very favorite plays this week.

RB Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants (FD $5,100, DK  $3,600) Darwka hits holes quickly, follows his blocks and finishes his runs with power. Steve DeAngelo discussed this on the radio show last night. The Saints are allowing 6 YPC, Darkwa is set for a bigger workload this week, this could be a sleeper play that pays dividends.

WR Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (FD $6,700, DK $4,800) He’s emerged of late and the Bears can’t stop the pass. While he will be very popular it will be hard to fade him against a poor Bears secondary.

WR Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts (FD $6,400, DK $5,500) Moncrief should see less of Josh Norman than Hilton, one would think. He’s scored a touchdown in four of the five games Andrew Luck has played this year and he’s still really cheap on both sites.

TE Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (FD $6,400, DK $6,500) Greg Olsen is Cam Newton’s go to guy and the Colts have allowed the ninth most points to the position in 2015. With the Colts run defense actually being pretty solid for a change, it’s fair to expect Cam Newton to have to put it up a bit. With that said, play Olsen.

7 Down

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Panthers (FD $9,000, DK $7,500) It feels suggesting to fade Aaron Rodgers altogether but there are so many guys with better matchups and it’s not like Green Bay’s offense has been clicking on all cylinders recently either. I realize how dangerous it is to fade him altogether but that is exactly what I plan on doing.

WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers (FD $7,600, DK $7,000) Denver has a boatload of elite CBs. I would just avoid the entire Packers passing game altogether. It feels weird as hell to type that but here we are.

RB Chris Ivory, New York Jets (FD $7,700, DK $6,000) The most yardage the Raiders have allowed to an RB this year is 91. Add in the uncertainty with Ivory’s wide array of lower body injuries and he’s an easy fade for me this week

RB Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys (FD $6,400, DK $3,800) Just think better of it. I beg you. Or if you’re going to start Darren McFadden make sure you have a bottle of Pepto Bismol nearby.

RB Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs (FD $6,600, DK $4,700) The Lions are actually a pretty good run defense and there isn’t a lot to like about the Chiefs offense these days.

QB Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (FD $7,800, DK $6,300) The Seahawks offense is barely above functional these days. Their OL is an absolute mess and the Cowboys front four is probably the strongest unit on the team. I’m going to avoid Wilson until he gives me a reason not to do so.

QB Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns (FD $6,900, DK $5,300) The Titans pass defense isn’t bad and I just feel like Hoyer is due for a dud. I’d look elsewhere in that price range if you absolutely must.

2015 FantasySavvy: 7 UP, 7 Down

By Kevin Lewis:

7 UP

WR Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals (FD $4,900, DK $3,200)

He caught a touchdown last week, and was close on a couple of others. He might be the best punt play this week as he goes up against Baltimore’s god awful pass defense.

WR Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts (FD $6,500, DK $5,200)

Moncrief is the most targeted receiver on the Colts and has scored a touchdown in every single game Andrew Luck has played this year. How TY Hilton is STILL more expensive than him is something I can’t figure out but will still exploit. Moncrief will also get a lot of Brandon Browner who has been bad by whatever metric or eye test you want to use.

TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (FD $6,000, DK $4,900)

I really don’t like recommending Kansas city receiving options anymore as they are essentially being imprisoned by their terrible QB. That said, Kelce is still relatively cheap and Pittsburgh has given up the second most fantasy points to tight ends.

QB Ryan Tannehiill, Miami Dolphins (FD $7,700, DK $5,700) Tannehill has been relatively productive of late as he’s thrown seven TDS in his last three games. Houston and Miami both run a ton of plays and Houston gives up the sixth most fantasy points to QBs. Tannehill could be in for a nice day in Miami

WR Eric Decker, New York Jets (FD $6,200, DK $5,300)

I think Belichick is going to load up on stopping Marshall and Ivory. Decker has scored a TD in each of the last six games he’s played for the Jets. I think his ceiling is high for this week especially if the Jwets end up passing more than they want.

TE Ladarius Green,  San Diego Chargers (FD $5,100, DK $2,900)

Oakland is the worst team in the NFL at defending TEs. San Diego passes the ball very well and often and doesn’t run it very well. Antonio Gates will either not suit up or be limited if he does. Do with this information whatever you will. Green is extremely appealing on DK

WR Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens (FD $6,900, DK $6,200)

Tavon Austin and Martavis Bryant both scored twice against the Ravens. I’m assuming Baltimore’s defense will give up a lot of points which will make a lot of passing necessary. I like his upside this week.

7 Down

HB Jonathan Stewart, Baltimore Ravens (FD $6,700, DK $4,000)

Not only has Stewart been an epic disappointment this year but the Eagles haven’t given up a single touchdown to running backs all year. Look elsewhere.

QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (FD $8,100, DK $7,200)

For a guy who hasn’t put up big numbers and is currently handing the ball off to the most prolific back in the league, Ryan is just too damn expensive. Avoid.

WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (FD $7,300, DK $6,500)

Cooper will likely see a lot of Jason Verett who’s been one of the best CBs in football thus far this year. If I’m going to target a Raiders WR it would be Michael Crabtree who Derek Carr has targeted more than Cooper anyway.

RB Christine Michael, Dallas Cowboys (FD $5,600, DK $3,000)

Just don’t do it to yourself. Please. Don’t.

RB Rashad Jennings, New York Giants (FD $6,300, DK $4,000).

The Dallas run defense is getting a little better and Jennings workload is far too unreliable to rely on. You can find better options in his price range.

QB Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles (FD $7,700, DK $6,100)

Bradford looks bad and the Panthers are giving up the sixth least amount of fantasy points.

WR Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles (FD $6,600, DK $6,400)

Jordan Matthews has had a rough beginning to the season as he has been inconsistent with his hands and has had a rough time getting open. Bradford is struggling too and I expect this game to be a slugfest. There are better options in his price range that are way less stressful.

FantasySavvy 2015: Week 6 Daily League Selections

DraftKings Tournament Plays

Lineup #1 (Steve D)

QB- Carson Palmer- $6,600

RB- Arian Foster- $7000, Eddie Lacy $6,300

WR-T.Y. Hilton- $6,500, James Jones -$5,800, Allen Robinson- $5,900

TE- Zach Ertz- $2,900

Flex- Dion Lewis- $5,800

DEF- Jets -$3,100

Lineup #2 (Staff Picks)

QB- Jay Cutler- $5,200

HB- Lamar Miller-$4,300, Danny Woodhead- $4,700

WR- Eric Decker- $4,900, T.Y. Hilton- $6,500, Calvin Johnson-$7,300

TE-Rob Gronkowski- $7,600

Flex- Eddie Lacy- $6,300

DEF- Jets- $3,100

FanDuel (Tournament Plays)

Lineup #1 (Steve D)

QB-Brian Hoyer- $6,700

HB- Adrian Peterson -$8,900, Ameer Abdullah $5,900

WR- Julian Edelman- $7,900, DeAndre Hopkins-$8,500, Jarvis Landry-$7,300

TE- Antonio Gates- $5,500

K- Matt Prater-$4,500

D- Jets- $4,800

Lineup #2 (Staff Picks)

QB- Eli Manning- $7,800

HB-Adrian Peterson-$8,900, Duke Johnson-$5,900

WR-Larry Fitzgerald-$7,500, DeAndre Hopkins-$8,500, Eric Decker $6,100

TE-Tyler Eifert-$6,000

K-Robbie Gould-$4,500

D-Jets- $4,800

Lineup #3 (Steve D)

QB- Blake Bortles- $7,300

HB- Eddie Lacy- $7,300, HB- Arian Foster-$8,500

WR- MIke Wallace- $5,400, WR- Larry Fitzgerald-$7,500, O’Dell Beckham $9,100

TE-Gary Barnridge-$5,700

K- Matt Prater-$4,500

D-Vikings-$4,500

FantasySavvy 2015: Week 6 Player Rankings

QB’s

  1. Aaron Rodgers vs SD
  2. Andrew Luck vs NE
  3. Tom Brady vs IND
  4. Carson Palmer @ PIT
  5. Eli Manning vs PHI
  6. Peyton Manning vs CLE
  7. Matthew Stafford vs CHI
  8. Blake Bortles vs HOU
  9. Philip Rivers @ GB
  10. Sam Bradford vs NYG
  11. Russell Wilson vs CAR
  12. Jay Cutler @ DET
  13. Teddy Bridgewater vs KC
  14. Brian Hoyer @ JAC
  15. Andy Dalton @ BUF
  16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs WAS
  17. Josh McCown vs DEN
  18. Cam Newton @ SEA
  19. Colin Kaepernick vs BAL
  20. Ryan Tannehill @ TEN
  21. Marcus Mariota vs MIA
  22. Joe Flacco @ SF
  23. Alex Smith @ MIN
  24. Michael Vick vs AZ
  25. E.J. Manuel vs CIN
  26. Kirk Cousins @ NYJ

RB’s

  1. Le’Veon Bell vs AZ
  2. Matt Forte @ DET
  3. Adrian Peterson vs KC
  4. Eddie Lacy vs SD
  5. Arian Foster @ JAC
  6. Justin Forsett @ SF * Gametime Decision
  7. Marshawn Lynch vs CAR
  8. Dion Lewis @ IND
  9. Carlos Hyde vs BAL
  10. Chris Ivory vs WAS
  11. Frank Gore vs NE
  12. Chris Johnson @ PIT
  13. Danny Woodhead @ GB
  14. LeGarrette Blount @ IND
  15. Lamar Miller @ TEN
  16. LeSean McCoy vs CIN
  17. Giovani Bernard @ BUF
  18. Duke Johnson vs DEN
  19. DeMarco Murray vs NYG
  20. T.J. Yeldon vs HOU *questionable
  21. Ameer Abdullah vs CHI
  22. Charcandrick West @ MIN
  23. Rashad Jennings @ PHI
  24. C.J. Anderson @ CLE
  25. Jonathan Stewart @ SEA
  26. Shane Vereen @ PHI
  27. Jeremy Hill @ BUF
  28. Melvin Gordon @ GB
  29. Antonio Andrews vs MIA
  30. Ronnie Hillman @ CLE
  31. Andre Ellington @ PIT
  32. Knile Davis @ MIN
  33. Darren Sproles vs NYG
  34. Alfred Morris @ NYJ
  35. Matt Jones @ NYJ
  36. Isaiah Crowell vs DEN
  37. Chris Thompson @ NYJ
  38. Ryan Mathews vs NYG
  39. Bilal Powell vs WAS
  40. Andre Williams @ PHI
  41. Buck Allen @ SF * Move up 13 spots if Forsett OUT

WR’s

  1. Larry Fitzgerald @ PIT
  2. O’Dell Beckham @ PHI *gametime decision
  3. DeAndre Hopkins @ JAC
  4. Julian Edelman @ IND
  5. Randall Cobb vs SD
  6. Calvin Johnson vs CHI
  7. Brandon Marshall vs WAS
  8. AJ Green @ BUF
  9. Demaryius Thomas @ CLE
  10. Emmanuel Sanders @ CLE
  11. T.Y. Hilton vs NE
  12. Jeremy Maclin @ MIN
  13. James Jones vs SD
  14. Allen Robinson vs HOU
  15. Alshon Jeffrey @ DET
  16. Jarvis Landry @ TEN
  17. Keenan Allen @ GB
  18. Steve Smith @ SF *expected to play
  19. Allen Hurns vs HOU
  20. Antonio Brown vs AZ
  21. Mike Wallace vs KC
  22. Eric Decker vs WAS
  23. Anquan Boldin vs BAL
  24. Jordan Matthews vs NYG
  25. Andre Johnson vs NE
  26. John Brown @ PIT
  27. Donte Moncrief vs NE
  28. Sammy Watkins vs CIN
  29. Kendall Wright vs MIA
  30. Ruben Randle @ PHI
  31. Travis Benjamin vs DEN
  32. Golden Tate vs CHI
  33. Doug Baldwin vs CAR
  34. Percy Harvin vs CIN
  35. Marvin Jones @ BUF
  36. Pierre Garcon @ NYJ
  37. Charles Johnson vs KC
  38. Martavis Bryant vs AZ
  39. Jermaine Kearse vs Car
  40. Cecil Shorts @ JAC
  41. Eddie Royal @ DET
  42. Marquess Wilson @ DET *if Royal OUT, move up 7 spots
  43. Ted Ginn @ CAR
  44. Dwayne Harris @ PHI
  45. Jamison Crowder @ NYJ
  46. Malcolm Floyd @ GB
  47. Ty Montgomery vs SD
  48. Rishard Matthews @ TEN
  49. Torrey Smith vs BAL
  50. Kamar Aiken @ SF
  51. Tyler Lockett vs CAR
  52. Michael Floyd @ PIT
  53. Stefon Diggs vs KC
  54. Dorial Green-Beckham vs MIA
  55. Phillip Dorsett vs NE

TE’s

  1. Rob Gronkowski @ IND
  2. Antonio Gates @ GB
  3. Travis Kelce @ MIN
  4. Gary Barnridge @ DEN
  5. Tyler Eifert @ BUF
  6. Martellus Bennett @ DET *questionable
  7. Jimmy Graham vs CAR
  8. Delanie Walker vs MIA
  9. Richard Rodgers vs SD
  10. Zach Ertz vs NYG
  11. Charles Clay vs CIN
  12. Jordan Cameron @ TEN
  13. Larry Donnell @ PHI
  14. Julius Thomas vs HOU
  15. Dwayne Allen vs NE
  16. Vernon Davis vs BAL
  17. Owen Daniels @ CLE
  18. Kyle Rudolph vs KC
  19. Coby Fleeners vs NE
  20. Heath Miller vs AZ
  21. Derek Carrier vs NYJ

FantasySavvy 2015: Week 5 Daily League Selections

By Kevin Lewis:

FanDuel Tourney

QB- Rivers($7500), vs PIT

The Steelers let up 300+ yards and 2 TDs to Colin Kaepernick. Need I say more?

HB- Lacy($7600), vs STL

He’s due and the Rams have been relatively vulnerable to opposing RBs This year.

HB- Dion Lewis($6900), @DAL

Lewis got a two year extension from the Patriots this week and despite Belichick’s reputation as a guy who puzzles people with RB usage, Lewis has carved out a role as a starter. Patriots are heavy favorites in Dallas and Lewis should get plenty of work.

WR- Beckham($9000), vs SF

The Niners let up 195 and 2 to Antonio Brown and 130 and 2 to Larry Fitzgerald. They also lead the free world in 20+ yard pass plays allowed.

WR- Maclin($6900), vs CHI

Although Alex Smith is extremely limited, Maclin has almost 400 yards and two scores through four contests. The Bears sport one of the very worst pass defenses in the sport and none of their CBs stand a chance covering him.

WR- Marquess Wilson($4800), @CHI

He went for 6 and 80 last week and caught one of the Most important passes of the week. Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal are both out. Something has to give.

TE- Gronkowski($8400), @DAL

He’s Gronk.

K- Santos($4600), vs CHI

Eh, why not? KC has trouble closing drives out.

DST- Giants($4300), vs SF

They’re playing against Colin Kaepernick.

FD Cash (50/50, H2H, Small Leagues)

Brady($8800), @DAL
Best QB play of the week if you can afford it.

HB- Lacy($7600), vs STL

HB- Freeman($7600), vs WSH

Not a huge fan of Freeman but he’s going to be so highly owned in cash games that if he has a bad game it won’t hurt you too much.

WR- Allen Robinson($6300), @TB

Tampa’s renowned Cover Who defense scares nobody. Allen Hurns had his yearly good game last week and Robinson has been fed a ton of targets. I think this has the makings of a huge Robinson week.

WR- Pierre Garcon($6200), @ATL

Jordan Reed is out and Desean Jackson is also. Garcon is always a must start under those conditions.

WR- Kendall Wright($5900)

Buffalo’s defense has been relatively nondescript so far and Jarvis Landry, Julian Edelman and Dwayne Harris(!!) have all done work from the slot against them. I think Wright continues the trend

TE- Gronkowski($8400), @DAL

K- Santos($4600), vs CHI

DST- Giants($4300), vs SF

DK Cash (H2H, 50/50, Small Leagues)

QB- Rivers($6200), vs PIT

HB- Lacy($6700), vs STL

HB- Freeman($6300), vs WSH

WR- DeMaryius Thomas($8100), @OAK

Thomas is always open. He just doesn’t have the TD production yet and you would think that would change some time soon. I think it changes this week.

WR- Allen Robinson($5500), @TB

WR- Pierre Garcon($5300), @ATL

TE- Charles Clay($4100), @TEN

TEN is last in DVOA against TEs this season. Sammy Watkins isn’t playing and Clay received 11 targets last week. I think Clay is arguably the highest floor TE not named Gronk this week.

FLEX- Lewis($4800), @DAL

DST- Giants($2900), vs SF

DK Tourny

QB Sam Bradford($6000), vs NO

New Orleans secondary is bad and Bradford showed some signs of improvement in the second half last week. He’s a great differentiation tourney option this week in my estimation.

HB- Lacy($6700), vs STL

 HB- Lewis($4800), @DAL

WR- Beckham($9000), vs SF

WR- Maclin($6000), vs CHI

WR- Willie Snead($3000), @PHI

Given how poorly Brandin Cooks is playing and how likely it is NO throws a lot, I think Snead’s floor is pretty safe. He’s your quintessential punt play.

TE- Rob Gronkowski($7500), @DAL

FLEX-Marquess Wilson($3400), @CHI

DST- Giants($2900), vs SF