FOX SPORTS: NFL $6,000+ MONDAY BEST BUYS
LAST week’s weather was an abrupt reminder December football’s a different beast.
On paper, Giants megastar Odell Beckham’s in line for a monster day. But maybe an OBJ fade is on the forecast.
Welcome to the Week 14 Best Buys.
PODCAST! Fox Fantasy analyst Phil Prior sits down with in-house NFL mogul Laurie Horesh, breaking down the Week 14 matchups, best plays and stay-aways.
Russell Wilson, SEA ($15,750) @ GB
The Seahawks’ signal-caller’s ownership percentage may dip after a 3:1 interception to touchdown ratio over the last fortnight, but this is Green Bay on the menu, ranked 2nd in QB points allowance in November.
Andy Dalton, CIN ($16,650) @ CLE
Looked impressive last time out against Philadelphia and now pays Cleveland a visit, a fantasy haven for QBs. It’s been a down year in Cincinnati, but this is a great spot for the red rifle to fire.
Also in play:
Phillip Rivers, SD ($16,150) @ CAR
Matthew Stafford, DET ($13,950) v CHI
Jeremy Hill, CIN ($12,450) @ CLE
The game script calls for a big dose of down Hill running from the Bengals bulldozer. No need to rub salt in the wound and run through the Browns’ numbers.
Derrick Henry, TEN ($6,000) v DEN
Take a walk down cheap street. Henry’s snap count and red zone presence are both rising, with Coach Mularkey talking increased short-yardage work for the mammoth rookie. After out-gaining DeMarco Murray ($17,250) before the bye, Denver’s 26th ranked run defence means the Alabama bruiser is an explosive value play.
Also in play:
Thomas Rawls, SEA ($10,250) @ GB
Matt Forte, NYJ ($12,550) @ SF
Rob Kelley, WAS ($8,900) @ PHI
Odell Beckham, NYG ($18,250) v DAL
OBJ often struggles to shine against Dallas, particularly when lined up on Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (0 TDs in 3 games). But with the Dallas defender out of action, it’s a very different equation for the Giants’ star — four TDs in two Claiborne-less games.
BUT: if the chance of rain continues to rise, pivot off OBJ. Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans ($20,200), for example, has the injury-hit Saints.
Emmanual Sanders, DEN ($10,650) @ TEN
Tennessee present the most generous defence for wide receivers in fantasy, and with Sanders getting 10 looks a game the numbers point to the Bronco starting in your line-up (with the key caveat of Trevor Siemian starting against the Titans).
Also in play:
Doug Baldwin, SEA ($12,850) @ GB
Jarvis Landry, MIA ($10,600) v ARI
Pierre Garcon, WAS ($8,100) @ PHI
Jimmy Graham, SEA ($11,600) @ GB
Have you seen the Packers defend the middle of the field lately? Because I haven’t. Green Bay rank 29th in coverage up the seam, meaning wide open spaces for Graham to roam free, with the Wisconsin cold making the 6’7” freight-train an even less appetising tackle than usual.
Jason Witten, DAL ($8,600) @ NYG
‘Old Man Witt’ (as Ezekiel Elliott has dubbed him) has seven scores in his last seven games against the Giants, who are giving up 9 catches per contest to tight ends in 2016. Throw in defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s absence on the edge, and that could free up a heavier receiving role for the burly Cowboy.
Jermaine Gresham, ARI ($5,000) @ MIA
Gresham’s still bottom dollar despite double-figure PPR output three weeks running, with at least four catches or a score in his last four. And given what Baltimore TE Dennis Pitta did on the same Dolphins secondary last week (a TD hat-trick), set expectations high for the Cardinal.
Also in play:
Tyler Eiffert, CIN ($11,750) @ CLE
Zach Etrz, PHI ($9,350) v WAS
Bengals ($6,650) @ CLE
You know why. Don’t overcomplicate things… earn a little extra Christmas filling for your stocking.
Phil Prior and Laurie Horesh write about all things NFL and fantasy.
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NFL SCORING SYSTEM:
Pass TD = 4 pts
1 Pass Yard = 0.04 pts
Interception = -1 pts
1 Rush Yard = 0.1 pts
Rush TD = 6 pts
1 Receiving Yard = 0.1pts
Reception TD = 6 pts
Reception = 1pt
Return TD = 6 pts
2 pt Conversion = 2pts
Lost Fumble = -2pts
Sack = 1 pt
Interception = 2 pts
Fumble Recovery = 2 pts
Touchdown = 6 pts
Safety = 2 pts
Blocked Kick = 2 pts
Kickoff/PR Touchdown = 6 pts
Points allowed – 0 = 10 pts
Points allowed – 1-6 = 7 pts
Points allowed – 7-13 = 4 pts
Points allowed – 14-20 = 1 pt
Points allowed – 21-27 = 0 pts
Points allowed – 28-34 = -1 pt
Points allowed – 35+ = -4 pts
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