FanDuel Week 14 Bargain Buys

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 14 Bargain Buys!

Quarterbacks

  • Matt Ryan (ATL)- $7900
  • Colin Kaepernick (SF) – $7200
  • Brian Hoyer – (CLE) – $6700

Why is Matt Ryan here at $7900?  Simple.  He should outperform his price.  Julio Jones has been slowly returning to form and this game should be a track meet.  Aaron Rodgers should carve up the ATL secondary so all odds are that Matt Ryan will be playing from behind nearly all game.  He is worth the gamble here.

Colin Kaepernick’s price tag continues to drop, and rightfully so as he has been underperforming for weeks.  The reality is that Oakland is flat bad right now and just got stomped by the Rams.  Kaep should have some good opportunity in this game to post a quality stat line.  He should be a pretty safe bet this week.

Josh Gordon has openly admitted that he is rusty and that he has been responsible for some of the interceptions that Hoyer has thrown in the last 2 weeks.  In addition, the Colts DST has been giving up over 250 yards per game through the air.  Add in the fact that Cleveland will likely be playing from behind all game and 6700 is quality for someone with the upside that Hoyer has this week.

Running Backs

  • Lamar Miller (MIA) – $6700
  • Steven Jackson (ATL) – $6600
  • Dan Herron (IND) – $6400

Baltimore is only giving up an average of 86 yards per game on the ground, however Lamar Miller is an all purpose back that also gets his yards through the air.  Baltimore DST is surprising poor at pass defense.  He should be someone that you should be able to fit into your lineup so that you can afford your higher tier players.

The packers have been terrible defending the run this season.  If Atlanta wants a shot at winning this game, they will need to control the clock and run the football effectively.  This could be one of the largest workloads that Jackson will see all season.  If the old man has enough left in his tank, it could be worthwhile to add him to your lineup.

Dan Herron is an interesting name this week with an interesting price.  Like Green Bay, Cleveland also has many issues in regard to trying to stop the running game.  The Colts clearly do not have much faith in Richardson.  I would expect that once this game gets out of hand (due in large part to Luck having a field day), that Herron will get his carries and could pop in a late TD.  He is certainly worth a flier.

Wide Receivers

  • DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) – $7500
  • Martavis Bryant (PIT) – $6600
  • Doug Baldwin (SEA) – $5500

Hopkins is a bit higher WR than we normally like to showcase on this list, but here is the reality:  The Jaguars are statistically the worst team in football at defending opposing team’s #1 WRs.  Having said that, we advise a bit of caution because “chasing last week’s numbers” is typically not a good thing in fantasy football.  His price however is still lower than it should be for the value.  Take advantage until FanDuel moves him up.

Bryant’s value has been dropping in recent weeks since he exploded earlier in the season.  His value at $6600 is now appealing again as he can be fit into most lineups.  Big Ben has been airing it out for weeks, and the risk with Bryant is minimal.  This should be a close game against the Bengals and we believe that Bryant should be a save bet for 70-80 and a TD.  He’ll be better than most that you’ll find around this price range.

Doug Baldwin is extremely good value, and this is the matchup that you have been waiting for.  The Eagles are giving up over 250 yards per game through the air.  They are also an explosive offense in their own right.  That means that there are many matchups that can be exploited in this game and that typically equates to a bulk of fantasy points.  Baldwin is risk/reward, but there are fewer risks that we would take at the WR position this week.

Tight Ends

  • Delanie Walker (TEN) – $5400
  • Travis Kelce (KC) – $5300
  • Kyle Rudolph (MIN) – $5200

The Giants are one of the worst teams in football with defending the TE position.  They are giving up over 7 passes per game to the TE spot and over 50 yards receiving.  Add in the fact that Walker is capable of catching some deep balls, and it makes him a decent gamble this week.

Arizona is another terrible team at defending opposing TE’s.  This is evident in the fact that they are also giving up many passes and yards to the TE position.  The real gamble here is that the KC offense runs through Charles.  There is always a lot of risk with Kelce, but if you need to save money at TE this week, Kelce is certainly an option.

Rudolph is the riskiest TE pick of the week in our selction, but the choices start to get slim.  If you can afford Walker or Kelce, we’d probably go that route.  Having said that, Rudoph has had multiple catches and 1 TD in his last 2 games.  He is still establishing rapport with Bridgewater, but against the Jets, there is always opportunity.

Kicker Quick Picks

  • Phil Dawson (SF) – $4800
  • Connor Barth (DEN) – $4700
  • Shayne Graham (NO) – $4500

Defense/ST Quick Picks

  • Houston Texans – $5300
  • Minnesota Vikings – $5000
  • Denver Broncos – $4700

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