Moneyball’s Daily Fantasy NFL – Week 15

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It seems like week 14 was the week of the fantasy dud WR score. Player touted as WR1s failed us dismally. Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Randall Cobb, Demaryius Thomas, Allen Robinson, Larry Fitzgerald and then there’s Megatron who scored us two points. But that’s football hey, fortunately we can suck it up, reboot, and try again this week!

Be wary of teams that can’t make the playoffs putting players on ice for the season. I’m looking at you, Dez. Cowboys have stated that this won’t happen, but it’s not like coaches have ever lied before, right?

As per last week, I’ve listed the teams which play indoors, or have a retractable roof. Keep them in mind for home games: Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, Arizona, Dallas and Indianapolis.

This week’s moneyball.com.au action:

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@rumballz' Double-Up entry this week

@rumballz’ Double-Up entry this week

 

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$1K Rams vs Buccaneers Special ($15 entry, 78 person)
$1K Saints vs Lions Special ($15, 78 person)
Eagles vs Cardinals Special ($15, 75 person)
Cowboys vs Jets Special ($10, 56 person)
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As of today, William Hill’s higher total game scores are as follows:

Detroit @ New Orleans (50.5)

Arizona @ Philadelphia  (50.5)

Atlanta @ Jacksonville (49)

Carolina @ New York Giants (48)

Tennessee @ New England (47)

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Players I like this week.

Quarterback

Matthew Stafford (Detroit, $8300)
Should probably be the most expensive QB this week for what he is capable of putting up against the Saints, who have allowed opposing QBs to pass for over 300 yards eight times.

TJ Yates (Houston, $5200)
Hoyer went down again with what looked like another concussion. Yates is a viable start versus the Colts.

AJ McCarron (Cincinnati, $4700)
Stepped in after the Red Rifle busted his thumb. Will start this week and he doesn’t have the worst match-up.

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Running back

David Johnson (Arizona, $5800)
Scored almost 15 points last week, but should’ve had another TD next to his name. Had some ice on his knee during the game and Ellington returns this week which may affect his scoring.

Brandon Bolden (New England, $5400)
Is in line to receive more carries after Blount was placed on the IR for the rest of the season.

Bryce Brown (Seattle, $5200)
After losing another RB for the season, Brown is the guy in Seattle.

 

Brandon Bolden

Brandon Bolden

Wide receiver

Doug Baldwin (Seattle, $7600)
Averaging 29.5 fantasy points in his last three games. If Seattle’s new run can’t get firing they may continue to lean on Baldwin.

Danny Amendola (New England, $6200)
Didn’t look 100%, but should be getting healthier. Faces the Titans who allowed three through the air last week.

Kamar Aiken (Baltimore, $5400)
Did well against Seattle despite the Ravens’ QB situation. Kansas City can allow yardage through the air.

Doug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

Tight end

Jordan Reed (Washington, $6300)
Had a great game last week, with 120 yards and a TD. Faces a Buffalo defence that gave up 98 (TE) yards last week.

Julius Thomas (Jacksonville, $5400)
Scored a TD in his last four games. Can score again versus Atlanta this week.

Eric Ebron (Detroit, $4500)
Hasn’t been outstanding but is a chance to post big number against the Saints.

Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas

 

Defence

Kansas City ($5800)
Only one fantasy score under 10 points in their last seven. Facing Baltimore this week.

Seattle ($5500)
Playing Cleveland at home, so lock them in for a good fantasy score.

Arizona ($4800)
Averaging almost 10 fantasy points their last three. Meet the Eagles this week.

Patrick Peterson

Arizona’s Patrick Peterson

Kicker

Chris Boswell (Pittsburgh, $5300)
Scored double-figures in all but three games he’s played this season.

Chandler Catanzaro (Arizona, $5300)
Will always have a chance to produce in that great offence.

Brandon McManus  (Denver, $4600)
May be leaned on again this week.

 

Chris Boswell

Chris Boswell

 

 

1 Comment

  • I’m American. AVOID SEATTLE RUNNING BACKS! They just brought in Christine Michael, a former team member. Michael already knows the playbook. They are almost definitely going to split Brown and Michael with carries on 1st and 2nd downs, but Fred Jackson will be in on 3rd down and passing downs.

    Conclusion: Too many mouths to feed. Avoid Seattle running backs until Beast Mode (Marshawn Lynch) returns.

    Go Seahawks!