Week 16 Value Picks


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The shootout of the weekend should be between Jacksonville and New Orleans, assuming Drew Brees is healthy enough to take the field after tearing his plantar last week (the same injury Peyton Manning is struggling with). These two quarterbacks love to throw the ball and their defenses love to let the ball be thrown. I give Bortles the fantasy edge though since the Saints defense is more flawed fundamentally and Bortles just loves to throw the ball way down the field.

Kirk Cousins could be a great value pick this weekend as well. He has been on fire lately and we see the weapons he has in Jordan Reed and DeSean Jackson (even Alfred Morris as well). Thats not even considering the fact that the Eagles secondary is great at making any quarterback look like Tom Brady out there.

Running Back

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As you can see from the above, there are not many great options at running back this week with the highest projected running back as Doug Martin (CHI @ TB) with only 20.6 projected points. You can spend the money at Running back if you wish and go with the likes of Doug Martin (CHI @ TB) and Matt Forte (CHI @ TB) in what should be a run off, or you can save your money for the higher value at the Receiver position and go for the bargain picks of Darren Sproles (WAS @ PHI), Tim Hightower (JAX @ NO), Christine Michael (STL @ SEA), or Ameer Abdullah (SF @ DET).

Wide Receiver

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The stack of the week should be Allen Robinson and Blake Bortles against the Saints. There is no denying that the Big Ben and Antonio Brown connection has been unstoppable this year, no matter what the matchup. He is going to cost you a pretty penny but fading Antonio Brown may just kill your chances of winning big, as it has plenty of weekends this year already.

Or you can go with Doug Baldwin who has scored over 10 touchdowns in the past 4 weeks. Can he keep this streak going against the Rams? I’m saying yes, not that he will score another 3 touchdowns, but he should be able to haul in 1 or 2 providing some good fantasy value. Seattle doesn’t seem to be stopping this charge until the season ends.

If you are trying to find a cheap value receiver to fill that last spot in your lineup with limited funds, you can look to Jeremy Maclin (CLE @ KC), John Brown (GB @ ARI), Michael Floyd (GB @ ARI), Willie Snead (JAX @ NO), Bradon Cooks (JAX @ NO), or Golden Tate (SF @ DET).

Tight End

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The tight end decision has been made easier in the previous couple weeks with Gronk out. Up until then the decision was go for Gronk, accept the 50+% ownership and $7000+ price tag and hope its his week, or choose from the list of alternative tight ends. The Gronk versus the field decision is back. This week it is easy though.

Gronk has not shown his dominance of previous years this season and is only projected about 1 point higher than the Saints‘ Benjamin Watson. The value picks here are Ebron and Kelce. Kelce has been stagnated slightly since his explosive start to the season and his salary reflects that decline. However, he has high end potential against the Browns, which is what you are going to need to win any big NFL Daily Fantasy Tournament. Ebron as well has shown brilliance at times this year and is getting more action lately with Calvin Johnson all of the sudden becoming obsolete in their offense. Ebron comes much cheaper than the other highly projected options and allows you to spend the cash where you want this week, with the receivers.

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Philadelphia Eagles versus New York Jets NFL One Day League Fantasy Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles are searching for a win as they are on the road in week three to face the New York Jets. NFL fantasy GM’s can tune to FOX at 1PM Eastern Time on Sunday September 27th to track the scoring results of their rosters

This game figures to be close based on the Las Vegas odds as the Jets are favored by -2 points. That means those who target Philadelphia Eagles playmakers for their leagues should see the team not taking their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter. An interesting twist here is that this is a good defensive team facing an NFC squad they see only once every four years.

It has been a bad start for the Philadelphia Eagles as the squad sits at 0-2 on the year. They were held to just 24 points on the road to Atlanta in week one and last week at Dallas the Eagles could only score ten points all game long. The club is having trouble getting their run game going with DeMarco Murray. Philadelphia is 32nd and last in the league in rushing offense as they gain just 35 yards per game on the ground.

The New York Jets are off to a 2-0 start to the year. They have double digit victories in each game by beating Cleveland 31-10 in week one and last week they hit the road to Indianapolis on Monday Night Football and won 20-7 behind a great defensive performance. The Jets limited Indy to no points until ten minutes were remaining in the game. New York is forcing turnovers and currently sit number one in the NFL in scoring defense. Offensively the team has run the ball effectively for 127 yards per game ranking tenth best in the league.

Philadelphia Eagles QB:

Sam Bradford

The former Ram who is in his first year with the Eagles has hit on 66% of his throws for 560 yards with two touchdowns and four picks. He has had one touchdown pass and two picks in each of the first two weeks. Last week Bradford hit on just 23 of 37 passes against the Cowboys for 224 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles RB:

DeMarco Murray

It has been a poor start for the former Dallas Cowboys running back. He has 21 carries this year for just 11 yards and a touchdown. In the passing game Murray had caught nine balls for 22 yards.

Darren Sproles

The veteran back has just six carries for 46 yards and a touchdown. He is second on the club with 11 catches for 99 yards and five first down gains.

Philadelphia Eagles WR:

Jordan Matthews

There has not been much production from this unit as a whole. Matthews has 16 receptions for 182 yards with a touchdown. He has two catches for over 20 yards.

New York Jets QB:

Ryan Fitzpatrick

The veteran signal caller has been under center for an injured Geno Smith. Fitzpatrick has hit on 63% of his throws for 423 yards with four touchdowns and two picks. Fitzpatrick has had his issues with bad interceptions during his career. In each of his two games this year he has thrown for two touchdowns and one pick.

New York Jets RB:

Chris Ivory

Ivory leads the club with 34 carries on the year for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Ivory is banged up and questionable with a quad injury.

Bilal Powell

Powell has 24 carries for 100 yards and two gains for twenty or greater yards. He struggled last week with 38 yards on 12 carries.

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