Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. This week will be a little different than previous weeks, we'll only be focusing on players we're targeting.
Players to Target:
Russell Wilson (QB) - $9000
Wilson gets a Bills defense that gave up over 300 yards of offense to a sputtering Patriots team last week. Seattle's offense could put up 40 points in this one.
David Johnson (RB) - $6800
Johnson gets a beatable Jaguars team that has benched Gardner Minshew for a 6th round rookie QB. Romeo Crennel has been more committed to the run than his predecessor, Bill O'Brien.
Justin Jackson (RB) - $5900
Jackson has an excellent game last week against a stout Denver defense. He has taken over the lead back duties for the Chargers while Austin Ekeler is still on the shelf.
Some of our start recommendations for Week 9 include Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Jackson, and Laviska Shenault. https://t.co/oJy0seao20— Football Outsiders (@Football Outsiders)1604603826.0
Tyler Lockett (WR) - $7400
The Bills will most likely shadow DK Metcalf with TreDavious White in their match up this week. That leaves a lot of production on the table for Lockett this week matching up against Levi Wallace.
Diontae Johnson (WR) - $6000
The Steelers get one of the worst defenses in the league this year in Dallas. All of the Pittsburgh WRs have great matchups this week and should be in your lineups.
Justin Jefferson (WR) - $6800
Jefferson has see-sawed between dominate and pedestrian performances the past 4 weeks. Intuition says that he will bounce back against the Lions this week,
Travis Kelce (TE) - $8000
Top tier TE against a defense that can't stop them. Definitely have Kelce in a lot of my lineups this week.
Most RECs gaining 15+ yards: 🔸 Calvin Ridley - 21 🔸 Allen Robinson II - 18 🔸 Julio Jones - 17 🔸 D.K. Metcalf - 16… https://t.co/NAL3R19EdT— PFF (@PFF)1604682075.0
Zack Moss (RB) - $5800
Moss seems to be back to 100% after an 80 yard, 2 TD performance last week against the Patriots. He will have a Seattle defense that will struggle to contain him.
Arizona Cardinals (DEF) - $4300
The Cardinals get Tua and the Dolphins this week. They should have no issue shutting that offense down like the Rams did last week.
FindBet Free Play for Week 8:
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As Ferris Bueller might say: The world of sports moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around at least once a week, you could miss it.
Here we'll review what you might have missed in the past week all in one place. Why spend hours scrolling through Twitter to catch up on the news you want? We've already done that for you, so remember to check back every Monday to get your dose of weekly sports review.
Taysom Hill, Andy Dalton, and P.J. Walker all lead their teams to Week 11 victories filling in for injured starting QBs. Cleveland moved ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North with their win over the Eagles while Baltimore fell to the Titans. The Steelers continued to roll and now sit at 10-0 atop the NFL. The Colts outlasted the Packers in an overtime thriller as Indianapolis is now positioning themselves as a team nobody wants to see come playoff time as they boast the best defense in the NFL.
Joe Burrow was injured in the Bengals' game against Washington and he miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. This should make Justin Herbert the odds on favorite to win Rookie of the Year if you're interested in a futures bet.
At this point, I may never bet on the NFC West again.
Week 10 Vibe Check (2-2)
At this point, I may never bet on the NFC West again. After losing to the Rams last week, Seattle turned around and beat the Cardinals on Thursday night. Every matchup in that division is a heavyweight bout and it's hard to justify betting on one when they can all throw a haymaker at any time. Meanwhile, the Bengals weren't ready for a D like the Steelers and the QB of the future looked stuck in the present reality for the time being.
As for our wins, in a shocking turn of events, betting against the Chargers WORKED! Or, perhaps, I should say betting on the Dolphins worked. Brian Flores looks more and more like he was the true key to the Patriots defensive success in recent years. He took on two NFC teams back to back and cruised against the poor, befuddled Chargers. Tua coming into his own has certainly helped, as well.
Brandon Aiyuk tallied a whopping seven catches down in New Orleans, even as the 49ers completely sputtered and blew a chance to upset a Drew Brees-less Saints. This continues a month long streak of calling player props, which is almost certain to end this week after pointing out its existence. *Fingers crossed* *No jinx* *Reverse jinx*
The draft saw a few trades that sent some familiar faces to new places and the free agency period is now open.
In less than a week, we've seen the defending champion Lakers acquire dynamic guard Dennis Schröder from OKC. Chris Paul is now in Phoenix with Devin Booker and the Suns. Jrue Holiday and, well, just Jrue Holiday, is joining Giannis in Milwaukee, and that's just a few of the big moves around the NBA so far.
But with all that excitement comes some bad news as well. Warriors star Klay Thompson tore his Achilles and will miss the entire 2020-21 season. This after the sharpshooting guard missed the previous season with a torn ACL. It's a tough blow for the Dubs as they sought to contend for a title this season, but without Thompson, the odds are against them. General manager Bob Myers wasted no time in bolstering the roster, however:
The Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., for a 2… https://t.co/5VDqSmtyhH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@Adrian Wojnarowski)1605837968.0
Kelly Oubre, within a matter of days, went from Phoenix, to Oklahoma City before finally landing in the Bay Area. Oubre will be joined by No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman.