FanDuel Week 9 Bargain Buys

So, who are the players that you are targeting this week in FanDuel?  You want to start all great players, but cannot because of the salary cap?  This column is for you.  Here we will list a few players at each position that we consider “Bargain Buys.”  So, what defines a GM Fantasy Pros Bargain Buy?  We consider a bargain buy a player that has a great opportunity to perform at a higher level than what their salary cap reflects.  That being said, we won’t be covering the top players at each position.  The players listed below should help fill in around some of the stars.  Let’s get started on FanDuel Week 9 Bargain Buys


  • Colin Kaepernick (SF)- $7800
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick – (HOU) – $6400
  • Brian Hoyer – (CLE) – $6200

Kaepernick passed for nearly 350 yards, had a slew of rushing yards, and accumulated 3 total touchdowns in his last meeting with the Rams.  At $7800 he is the highest cap player we have here, but he still has a great shot to outperform that dollar.

Philadelphia has been shredded through the air this year and they are allowing the 7th most passing yards per game.  At $6400 for “The Beard”, it is difficult to ask for a better matchup.  This game could be a track meet and Fitzpatrick could really help you get some studs in your lineup.

The only thing worse than Tampa Bay’s pass defense this season is the fact that they are giving up an average of over 30 points per game.  Sure, Hoyer is no Peyton Manning, but at this point, just about anyone has been able to throw the ball on Tampa.  He is a riskier start than the other QB’s on our list, but the rewards could be immense if he delivers.

Running Backs

  • Ben Tate (CLE) – $6900
  • Bobby Rainey (TB) – $6200
  • Jeremy Hill (CIN) – $5200

Curious as to why Ben Tate is here?  You shouldn’t be considering what we just said about the Bucs for Hoyer.  In addition to the points per game that they are giving up, and all of the passing yards, believe it or not, they are still giving up over 120 yards per game on the ground.  Their defense has been flat bad, and Tate should be licking his chops.

It honestly pains me to put Rainey on this list from the standpoint that I don’t like to highlight 2 backs in the same game.  The reality however is as bad as Tampa is at defending the run, Cleveland is actually worse.  They are giving up over 140 yards per game on the ground, and Martin looks like he will be held out of the game again.

Jeremy Hill has looked great on weeks in which he has shared time with Bernard.  This week Bernard has been sidelined and Hill will more than likely be owned in the majority of leagues.  At $5200, it is difficult to argue that fact.  The Bengals take on the Jaguars this week and with AJ probably coming back off of injury, I would expect the Bengals to lean on their running game.

Wide Receivers

  • Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG) – $6600
  • Wes Welker (DEN) – $63 00
  • Kenny Britt (STL) – $5300

Beckham Jr. has 16 targets, 10 catches, and 3 touchdowns over the course of his last 3 games.  If that doesn’t sway you enough, the Giants are playing on primetime against the Colts who can put up points in bunches.  I would expect that Beckham Jr. should be heavily involved this week.

Welker missed the first part of the season and he has underwhelmed ever since.  He has become almost an afterthought of the Denver passing game.  So why is he here?  The reality is this…  He catches passes from Peyton Manning, he is playing against his former team in the New England Patriots, and this game could turn into a track meet.  That is really all that is needed to play Welker at this price.

Kenny Britt is our true risk/reward type of player.  I’ve been a critic of Kenny Britt for years.  This week his team needs him and he has been a player that has delivered on occasion.  Brian Quick is out for the year and Britt moves into the #1 receiver role for a game that they need against a 49ers DST that has underperformed recently.

Tight Ends

  • Vernon Davis (SF) – $5700
  • Jordan Reed (WAS) – $5500
  • Zack Ertz (PHI) – $5400

This is the 3rd week now that I’ve had Vernon on this list.  I stand by what I said 2 weeks ago when I stated that you don’t want to miss out on his high week.  St. Louis got shredded by Brandon Lloyd last meeting.  If you can afford a top notch TE, this is the probably the week that I would take one.  Having said that, Vernon has a good shot to outperform $5700.

Jordan Reed has been getting targets since his return and the Vikings DST is suspect.  It is difficult however to predict what will occur in RG3’s return to action.  Reed is high risk, but he is capable of getting downfield which adds to his big play ability.

Houston is giving up 4th most passing yards per game as they are allowing over 270 passing yards per game.  $5400 is a low price for the points that could be had from Ertz in this matchup.  As I stated with Vernon however, this could be the week to take a top notch tight end as some of the other “Bargain Buy” positions I would consider to be of a larger bargain than the TE position this week.

Kicker Quick Picks

  • Cody Parkey (PHI) – $5000
  • Chandler Catanzaro (ARI) – $4900
  • Nick Novak (SD) – $4700

Defense/ST Quick Picks

  • Arizona Cardinals – $5100
  • Houston Texans – $4800
  • Cleveland Browns – $4800

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