The 2017 WFFC is in the books, but Fanduel’s milli-maker is still on the board for week 16. Let’s take a look at some interesting plays.
Russell Wilson($9,000) – We can’t expect him to be the top scoring QB every single week. I expect the Wisconsin graduate to be the chalk this week despite last week’s disappointment. Wilson is a strong play in both cash and GPP games.
Jared Goff($7,700) – The Rams sophomore is due and his favorite target, Robert Woods, is back in the fold and will face the Titans weak secondary. Todd Gurley exploded with four touchdowns and 180 total yards. The Titans will see this on film and likely do their best to limit the ground damage.
Kareem Hunt($8,300) – The rookie from Toledo has been reborn ever since Andy Reid laid aside play calling duties, and has received 49 carries over the last two weeks. Playing at home, the positive game script should continue along with Hunt’s impressive fantasy point totals.
Kenyan Drake($7,100) – Damien Williams has missed the last three games and is questionable for Sunday’s tilt. Check the active/inactive reports late Sunday morning and get Drake in your lineups if Williams is inactive.
Joe Mixon($6,100) – The Bengals rookie is questionable after missing time with a concussion. He did get a full practice in, but make sure he gets clearance to play. If he gets the green light, I’m going all in and am plugging him into all of my lineups. Detroit’s linebacker core is weak and Mixon will run all over them. If Mixon is out, then substitute Giovani Bernard in his stead.
LeSean McCoy($8,300) – Slim Shady averaged 6.2 yards per carry just a couple of weeks ago against the same defensive front. If the Bills can stay competitive in this one he should top the 15 carries seen in their previous bout.
Sterling Shepard($6,700) – 16 targets last week, and he’s only $6,700. Do I really need to say anything else. Ok, he works almost(not quite) exclusively from the slot, where Patrick Peterson seldom ventures. I expect Eli Manning to throw away from the Cardinals’ best cornerback making Shepard’s upside enormous.
Robert Woods($6,600) – see Jared Goff write-up.
Josh Gordon($7,100) – the number one fantasy wide receiver from 2013 has been targeted 27 times the last three weeks. He’ll only get better as he shakes off the rust. The Browns are always trailing, so the game script will be in the reformed wide receiver’s favor. As bad as DeShone Kizer is under center, the Browns rookie still completes over half of his passes, and Flash Gordon can do damage after the catch.
Devin Funchess($7,000) – the Panthers go-to receiver is in a good spot for a bounce back game against the Buccaneers secondary. Maybe some owners will be scared off due by his performance last week and Greg Olsen’s resurgence, but these things go in cycles. It may be Devin’s time to feed.
Adam Shaheen($5,100) – he dons the questionable tag midweek, but once again, if the Bear’s rookie is active, he gets a juicy matchup against the Cleveland Browns
Evan Engram($6,600) – think of the rookie out of Ole Miss as a wide receiver playing Tight End. 13 targets last week, and always involved in the offense.
Ricky Seals-Jones($5,200) – Yes, another rookie made the list. There is some risk in taking this late season surprise, because the Blaine Gabbert force feed will no longer be in place as Drew Stanton will take over at quarterback. If you save at least $100 extra, then he at least offers a quick pivot if Adam Shaheen is inactive.
Cameron Brate($5,100) – Recommended over the Cardinal Tight End as OJ Howard is on injured reserve(more targets for Brate) and DeSean Jackson is also questionable(if inactive, more targets for Brate).
I am going to roll with the chalk here and play the Los Angeles Chargers($4,900) or the Chicago Bears($4,800) as both are facing rookies who will likely struggle and throw interceptions.