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Fantasy Football Start/Sit, Week 12: FanDuel Sunday Lineups

The Fantasy Coach, Dennis Esser, gives some examples of FanDuel lineups that he will be playing in various tournaments and cash games.

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Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck
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The first lineup I'm going to try and build will be centered around the Colts playing at home against the Jacksonville Jauars. The Colts need to make statement as they come off a tough loss to the New England Patriots.

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Andrew Luck (10,300)

Trent Richardson (5700)

Isaiah Crowell (5500)

Dez Bryant (8900)

Odell Beckham Jr. (7500)

Marques Colston (6000)

Coby Fleener (5400)

Dan Bailey (5100)

The Colts Defense  (5600)

With this lineup I paid up for Andrew Luck and then went for value at the running back position.  Isaiah Crowell should get the bulk of the carries this week with Ben Tate waived and he faces a Falcons Defense that has trouble stopping anyone. Trent Richardson is a gamble as his 3.0 yards per carry doesn't inspire confidence, but the match up is good and he could be out to make an impression with Bradshaw lost for the season.  Fleener is the most obvious play of the week as Jacksonville struggles to cover tight ends and Fleener gets the start with Allen sidelined. With Luck being 10300 it makes it tough to team him with his top target in TY Hilton, but I could have done that very thing if I swapped out Coby Fleener for Larry Donnell and Dez Bryant for TY.  This ended up being one of those weeks where I wish FanDuel let you stack more than four players from one team in a lineup.

Josh McCown (7500)

Alfred Blu (7200)

Isaiah Crowell (5500)

Mike Evans (8400)

Odell Beckham Jr. (7500)

Sammy Watkins (7500)

Coby Fleener (5400)

Cody Parkey (5000)

Buffalo Bills Defense  (5200)

In lineup number two I went for the revenge game with Josh McCown facing his old Chicago Bears team.  The Buccaneers can't run the ball at all and McCown has show he will let it go down field to his rookie phenom Mike Evans at any time.  Evans jump in price would usually scare me off, but the Bears safeties are as bad as it gets in the NFL, so I decided to stick with the rookie this week.  With the added money saved from not going with Luck I was able to grab Alfred Blu who will be starting for the Houston Texans with Arian Foster sidelined again.  With the Bills game moving indoors from Buffalo to Detroit, I decided that Watkins was a good play against a bad Jets secondary.  This lineup has a bout 400 left over for me to play around with before lineup locks, so I could change the Bills out for the Colts or get less exposure to Beckham Jr. by paying a little more for Jordan Matthews or someone else.