I write Daily Fantasy Football strategy columns for DFSEdge.com each week, and that means I usually play on several different Daily Fantasy sites each week.
And in my FanDuel column on Saturday, I thought it interesting how many crazy running back situations there are this week, due to injuries and the Trent Richardson trade.
FanDuel.com Daily Fantasy Picks (Half-point PPR)
This is not my team, mind you, since if you played this team, you’d end up with $6,400 of surplus of money. These Daily Fantasy picks are just some good bargains to consider.
Matt Stafford, QB, DET at WAS, $8,500
He’s on pace for over 630 pass attempts again this season.
Joique Bell, RB, DET at WAS, $6,500
Even with Reggie Bush as a game-time decision, Bell is a great price against a bad Redskins defense. He should punch at least one in for a score – but I’m guessing two touchdowns. Ding, Ding!
Jason Snelling, RB, ATL at MIA, $4,500
The Dolphins are still an underrated defense, but with Steven Jackson (thigh) injured, Snelling will work on non-passing downs – and likely the goal line.
Eddie Royal, WR, SD at TEN, $4,500
Five touchdowns in two weeks, with the cheapest price tag in the game? I’m in!
Aaron Dobson, WR, NE vs. TB, $5,000
The rookie has skills, but he just needs to cut down on the drops (co-leader in the NFL with four drops).
Steven Hauschka, K, SEA vs. JAC, $5,000
Cheapest kicker today going for a team that’s almost a 20-point favorite. If ‘Hawks go up early, they’ll run it a lot, and kick a lot when inside the 35.
Vikings Defense, $5,200 vs. MIN $5,200
DraftDay.com Daily Fantasy Picks (PPR)
Bernard Pierce, $9,200, DEN vs. OAK
With Ray Rice (hip) likely out for a couple weeks, the sophomore should get a full load against the tough Texans run defense. Not a great price, but this could be a good bargain in tournament play.
Chris Johnson, $10,800, TEN vs. SD
The Titans should use CJ2K a little more in the passing game against a Chargers team that has trouble with pass-catching backs. He has just one catch so far this year, though.
Robert Turbin, $5,250, SEA vs. JAC
I expect the Seahawks to ground and pound, and Turbin should get the second-half carries in a blowout.
Austin Pettis, $5,850, STL at DAL
The third-year receiver had a breakout game against the Falcons, and should do well against a Cowboys team that has given up 451 yards to receivers this year (sixth-most in the NFL).
Brandon Pettigrew, $5,300, DET at WAS
While Pettigrew has just 10 targets in two games, the Redskins defense is one of the bottom-echelon defenses against tight ends (139 receiving yards and two touchdowns to tight ends allowed).
Owen Daniels, $8,500, HOU at BAL
The Ravens have trouble with tight ends, and Daniels is just the 14th-most expensive tight end on Draft Day.
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Russell Wilson, QB, SEA vs. JAC, $12,845
While I’m not in the camp that thinks Wilson makes a good traditional Fantasy starter this week because I don’t think he plays the entire game in a blowout. I do love his chances at home against Jacksonville at this price.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN vs. GB, $7,429
Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, CLE at MIN, $2,537
While Willis McGahee is expected to see most of the action, it’s not unreasonable to think Ogbonnaya gets more than a handful of chances. At this price, he’s a great flex roll of the dice.
Robert Turbin, RB, SEA vs. JAC, $4,299
A.J. Green, WR, CIN vs. GB, $15,738
Kenny Britt, WR, TEN vs. SD, $5,168
He’s proving to be a headcase again, but to get a guy with his talent at this price – that’s a great thing for tournament play.
Austin Pettis, WR, STL at DAL, $5,757
Aaron Dobson, WR, NE vs. TB, $7,494
Chris Givens, WR, STL at DAL, $8,022
Miles Austin, WR, DAL vs. STL, $7,937
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET at WAS, $4,340
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Big Ben Parliament
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Bust a Kaepernick
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Death By a Thousand Cutler
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Oops I Spiller’d
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For Miles and Miles
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Show Me Your Blitz
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FantasyFeud.com Picks (Half-point PPR)
Carson Palmer, QB, ARI at NO, $128,100
Chris Johnson, RB, TEN vs. SD, $84,600
Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL vs. HOU, $83,400
Robert Turbin, RB, SEA vs. JAC, $39,500
A.J. Green, WR, CIN vs. GB, $136,100
Coby Fleener, TE, IND at SF, $55,100
N.Y. Jets, Defense, vs. BUF, $56,200
I’ll fill out this page as I go through the daily sites. Draft Day is up next, but until I do — check out my Draft Day “By the Numbers” column I wrote on DFSEdge.com Saturday. Good luck this week!
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.