Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FanDuel Week 4 Results and Value Picks for Week 5

Hey there.  Week 4 is in the books and another exciting, unpredictable, and controversial NFL weekend has come and gone.  I offered a few value picks for FanDuel last week to help your lineups and not all of them panned out.  The Raider D wasn't as strong as I hoped since Jay Cutler ended up starting for the Bears, Ryan Matthews didn't get going since DeMarco Murray ended up starting, and even James Jones didn't produce as well as I hoped against that weak 49ers defense.   Well... at least Karlos Williams came up with a pretty good game.  Anyways... after placing my team and entering the $1 single entry tourney, I came up a winner.  So far this season I'm 2 for 2.  Didn't win crap in Week 1 and 2 but came up on some cash in Week 3 and 4.  I've put in $4 and I've won $9.  Here's my winning lineup for week 4:
Julio Jones has been tearing up opposing defenses and he's clearly one of the top WRs in the league so for him to only gain 5.8 points on 4 catches for 38 yeards is a huge let down.  Greg Olsen also had a sub par game.  He only gathered 2 catches for 28 yards and didn't do much else fantasy point wise.  With just a little more production from these two could have easily propelled me to a bigger win.  145 points would have easily won a cool $25. Coulda, shoulda, woulda... but that's what makes the NFL and fantasy football so exciting.  You never know who's going to have a big day or who's going to flop and not knowing is what makes it so much fun.

Now, it's time to focus on week 5.  Keep in mind, value players are players with a low price tag that can potentially get you big points while allowing you the cap space to pick up a top tier player.  I haven't set my squad just yet but here's a couple of value players that I am considering putting on the team:  

New York Giants Defense (FanDuel price $4,300)

The Giants are up against a hapless 49ers team.  Colin Kaepernick looks just plain awful right now and the O-line has not been able to get any holes open for the rushing game to take any shape.  Continue to see Kaepernick make poor decisions, hold on to the ball too long, and get sacked.  Opposing defenses have all scored in the double digits against them and I see the Giants following suit.  Pencil in the defense for a cool 14 points this week.

Green Bay WR - James Jones (FanDuel price $6,300)

James Jones scored a respectable 12.3 points last week.  He didn't find the end zone, but he racked up almost 100 yards on 5 catches.  Considering that Aaron Rodgers has expressed his content with having Jones back in a Green Bay uniform, I think he gets another 100 yards this week and finds the end zone at least once.  I say Jones is good for 18 points.

St. Louis Rams RB - Todd Gurley (FanDuel price $6,700)

This guy was constantly scoring in the 20s when in college and we finally were able to see him do that for the Rams.  He ran for a 146 yards and added a few more on 2 catches.  He was definitely a huge part of why they won against the Cardinals last week.  Look to see the Rams continually feed him the rock this week against the Packers hoping for similar results.  Todd Gurley rumbles his way towards 16 points against Green Bay. 

Jacksonville Jaguars WR - Allen Hurns (FanDuel Price $6,100)

Blake Bortles has to throw it to somebody and boy did he find a somebody in Allen Hurns.  Hurns picked up over 100 yards on 11 catches and found the end zone during last week's game.  Blake Bortles seems to have gained some confidence in the kid and I see Hurns having another productive day this week against Tampa Bay.  I saw the kid earns 16 points here.

So there are a few value picks that you may want to consider.  There are many Fantasy Football websites out there but I really like FanDuel the most.  If you haven't signed up, do so here.  Use promo code GJ100 (or several of the others that you may have seen on TV) and receive a matching bonus of up to $200 on your first deposit to play cash games.  Good luck friends!  Hope we all are a little richer when we catch up next week!  Later!

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