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NFL FanDuel Value Plays: Week 14

Dec 8, 2016

Thomas Rawls is primed to dominate late in the season once again

Thomas Rawls is primed to produce RB1 numbers late in the season for the second straight year

Welcome to the Week 14 edition of the FanDuel value plays. Week 14 features 14 games on the main slate, which is most games on the main slate since Week 3. Value this week is not nearly as great as has been in recent weeks, but there are still some solid options for us to consider. Remember always to be up to date on injury news up until roster lock, in case any more value options pop up. Let’s go ahead and dive right into my favorite value options on FanDuel for Week 13.

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Quarterback

Robert Griffin III (CLE): $6,200 vs.CIN
Value is once again pretty bleak at the quarterback position. However, if you want to take a flier on a cheap QB in GPPs so that you can load up on the top tier players everywhere else, consider using Robert Griffin III. 

RGIII is going to make his first start since injuring his shoulder in Week 1. In that game, RGIII did rush for 37 yards on five attempts which is a positive sign. If he can just throw for 150 yards, rush for 20 yards and throw one touchdown, he will reach value this weekend.

Running Back

Frank Gore (IND): $6,000 vs. HOU
Frank Gore is not talked about too much within DFS circles. However, he has done pretty well this season with seven touchdowns. Also, he has had at least 18 carries in three out of four of his last games. 

Right now the Colts have the second-highest total in Vegas and are six-point favorites, which bodes well for Gore. Gore shouldn’t have too much difficulty running against the Texans, who are far from great against the run.

Thomas Rawls (SEA): $6,500 at GB
After letting us all down in Week 12 in a great matchup against the Buccaneers, Thomas Rawls had a monster game against a pretty stout Panthers’ run defense scoring two touchdowns and gaining 118 yards. Although I cannot predict that he will score two touchdowns, 

I believe last week’s performance is a better indication of what we can expect for the remainder of the season. Let’s not forget how great he was at the end of last year. This week he has a decent matchup against the Packers, who have not defended the run well over the past few weeks.

Wide Receiver

Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR): $4,700 vs. SD
After scoring a touchdown in three straight games, Ted Ginn Jr. is a solid value option at this salary. Although, he’s probably better suited for GPPs, opposed to cash games since the volume of targets has not been there each week. He should be in another good spot against the Chargers since they will likely focus their efforts to stop Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen.

Emmanuel Sanders (DEN): $5,900 at TEN
The entire Broncos’ offense looked pretty dreadful with Paxton Lynch behind center against the Jaguars in Week 13. Luckily, it sounds like Trevor Siemian will be able to play this week, which bodes well for Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas

I’ll gladly take Sanders at $1,000 less than Thomas since he has been the preferred target this season for Trevor Siemian. He has an excellent matchup against the Titans this week, who have been pretty awful in the secondary this season.

Tyler Boyd (CIN): $5,700 at CLE
Last week it was the Brandon LaFell show for the Bengals. However, I think it is going to go back to Tyler Boyd this week since the Browns have stated that they will likely shadow LaFell with Joe Haden, who has been playing much better this season. If that’s the case, Boyd will be in a great spot to destroy the Browns secondary, who have allowed the fourth-most FanDuel points to opposing wide receivers.

Tight End

Vance McDonald (SF): $4,700 vs. NYJ
Before last week, Vance McDonald has been playing pretty well. I’m going to chalk last week’s performance up to the weather being terrible in Chicago, which resulted in a historically bad performance from Colin Kaepernick. This week the 49ers return home where they do not have to worry about snow and they should be able to bounce back against the Jets, who have struggled at defending opposing tight ends this season.

Kicker

Brandon McManus (DEN): $4,600 at TEN
Brandon McManus has been  pretty steady this season, kicking at least two field goals in every single game since Week 4. The Broncos should be able to move the ball relatively easy against the Titans, so McManus should be a safe and cheap option to plug into your lineup.

D/ST

San Francisco 49ers (SF): $4,200 vs. NYJ
There really is not a cheap punt option that everyone will flock to this week. With that being said, if you want to take a chance on an almost bare minimum salaried defense, consider using the 49ers. The 49ers are far from a good defense, but they will be facing a Bryce Petty led offense. Petty looked horrendous on Monday night when he entered in the second half against the Colts, missing receivers by a very large margin.

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