Hey, look more coronavirus! And all the good players are hurt or on bye! I guess… That’s why Daily Fantasy Football exists! Here are some FanDuel value plays you can put into your lineup so you can fit in the super-duper stars, as well.
Kirk Cousins versus Atlanta ($7,100) (usually $7k maximum)
I broke the rule on this one by $100. Cousins is getting the best possible matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, and it’s smart to keep hammering that point. The Falcons have given up at least 29 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in four-of-five games this season, with Teddy 2Gloves’ 20.8 fantasy points last week as the low watermark for opposing QBs. They’ve given up 18 touchdowns in five games, and only have interceptions against the Bears’ two quarterbacks.
Cousins isn’t the most exciting quarterback but taking him at $7,100 and stacking him with Justin Jefferson or Adam Thielen might just be the boost you need if he goes off in the best possible matchup. Worst case scenario he doesn’t crash through the floor in a positive matchup.
Additional Options: Carson Wentz v. BAL ($7k), Daniel Jones v. WFT ($6.7k), Kyle Allen @NYG ($6.4k)
J.D. McKissic at N.Y. Giants ($5,000)
Call it a hunch or a feeling, but I think McKissic will make a lot of people a lot of money this weekend. He has sixteen targets in the last two games and has turned in respectable flex numbers with those targets. This week, I think he breaks through. This is going to be a sloppy game between two bad teams. That favors the slippery fish, catch and run backs. That’s McKissic, who has looked good lately, to a T. Give it a whirl as a near-min punt play.
Additional Options: Frank Gore @MIA ($5k), Gus Edwards @PHI ($4.6k), Duke Johnson @TEN ($4.6k)
Darnell Mooney at Carolina ($5,000)
The Chicago Bears #2 wide receiver role is all over the map. They’ve used over 100 lineup combinations on offense, so nobody has been able to really lock down that role yet. Mooney’s come close, with 14 targets over the last two games. He turned that into 5 for 52 two weeks ago, and on Thursday Night Football, he was a Nick Foles misfire away from going over 70 yards and kicking in a TD. He’s the downfield threat for the Bears.
This week, they get the Panthers. The Panthers allow the fifth-fewest fantasy points overall to wide receivers, but they’ve already let three different guys go for over 100 yards on them already this season. If Mooney and Foles can click, you can make that four. It’s a longshot, but it’s cheap.
Additional Options: Kalif Raymond v. HOU ($5k), Devin Duvernay @PHI ($4.8k)
Irv Smith Jr versus Atlanta ($4,300)
Just going to continue to hammer the team that let Robert Tonyan do a somersault and then score a touchdown. Kyle Rudolph doesn’t get a lot of targets, but Irv Smith has started to climb up the target depth chart for the Vikings. The sophomore tight end went 4/64 on five targets last week against the Seahawks. The Falcons are much worse on defense than Seattle, so let’s call that a nice base and kick in a TD while we’re at it? Four catches, 64 yards, and a TD for near-minimum at TE is pretty sweet, I would say.
Additional Options: Trey Burton v. CIN ($4.7k), Vance McDonald v. CLE ($4.2k)
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