Every week, FanDuel crowns a new millionaire. And every week, we have a new puzzle to put together in hopes of becoming the next big winner! Last week, the lineup posted in this article was good enough to double our money in the big tournament. And that was with the awful Stafford/Megatron stack laying a dud in London, and getting their entire front office canned in the process. I have a hunch the Patriots strategy may shift a bit due to the Bengals game last night, and I'll explain below why the Brady/Gronk stack is worth the price of admission this week. Enjoy.
Tom Brady, QB, NE, $9500
Two reasons I'm willing to buck up for Brady this week, and it's not the Redskins secondary. One, I was able to find what I deem to be great value at the RB position this week. Two, and the more important reason, is pride. And ego. Tyler Eifert scored three TD's last night, and now leads the NFL with nine receiving TD's. How do you think that sits with Brady, and his Frankenstein of a TE? Exactly.
Jeremy Langford, RB, CHI, $6400
Matt Forte has been ruled out for MNF against the Chargers, and Langford is poised for 20+ touches. A true workhorse back from the island of Sparta, Langford's first NFL start is against the league's second worst rush defense. I don't think the Bears will want to enter a shootout with Rivers and company, so feeding Langford early and often seems likely.
Antonio Andrews, RB, TEN, $5700
Don't love the pick or the player, but the Saints defense is weak against the run, the price is right, and interim head coach Mike Mularkey seems hell bent on establishing the Titans running game with Andrews as the bellcow. 80+ yards and maybe a goal line TD would be great for a cheap RB stopgap.
Alshon Jeffrey, WR, CHI, $7900
Alshon has been uncoverable since returning from early season lower leg injuries. Cutler knows he can throw it up to the big fella, especially in the red zone. Even though I'm hoping for a good game from Langford, I'm banking on a big one from Jeffrey.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ, $6300
A perennially underrated WR the last four years, Decker is still being underpriced on DFS sites. Fitzpatrick is good to go, Marshall is questionable, and the Jacksonville secondary is suspect at best. Yes please.
Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT, $6900
With Le'Veon Bell out, the Steelers should be looking Bryant's way early and often. Antonio Brown is the chalk play verse the Raiders leaky secondary, but I like Bryant's mammoth upside at an $1800 discount this weekend.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE, $8500
"Me Gronk, who Tyler Eifert?" "Eifert....hahahahah....sound like I fart."
Robbie Gould, K, CHI, $4600
Don't spend budget on kickers. Gould has been $4600 seemingly since the beginning of DFS, and he remains a consistent value play.
New Orleans Saints DST, $4200
Mariota is coming off a multi-week absence from a knee injury, and will be playing under a new head coach. The Saints defense at home is always a crapshoot, and while I do see the Titans moving the ball, I also see plenty of sacks/turnover opportunities for the home team.