Players to Fade on FanDuel: Week 14

Dec 7, 2017

In this article, we will take a look at players who may be highly owned or overpriced who you can feel comfortable fading. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the options to ignore for Week 14.

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Quarterback

Carson Wentz (PHI): $8,600 at LAR
Carson Wentz had one of his worst games of the season last Sunday night against a depleted Seahawks secondary. This week he will have an even tougher matchup against the Rams in Los Angeles. I don’t think we need to worry about him in our season-long leagues, but I do believe I will be fading him this Sunday considering he is the top-priced quarterback on the main slate.

Running Back

Kareem Hunt (KC): $7,200 vs. OAK
I got really excited on Sunday morning last week when the Chiefs announced that Andy Reid would be handing the offensive playcalling over to his offensive coordinator, Matt Nagy. I almost changed all of my DFS lineups to go all-in on Kareem Hunt, but luckily I didn’t. Hunt finished the game with only nine carries and ranked 37th for running backs in half-point PPR formats. This week Hunt is listed as the fifth-highest priced running back on the main slate, and I cannot justify playing him when there are many cheaper options who I would rather use this week.

Jordan Howard (CHI): $7,000 at CIN
The Chicago Bear’s offense was in a great spot last Sunday at home against the 49ers. However, the Bears were only able to gain a total of 147 yards on offense and score 14 points, which included a Tarik Cohen punt return touchdown. I am a Bears fan so I listen to a ton of Chicago sports radio and Chicago Bears reporter Zach Zaidman provided a ridiculous stat about the Bear’s offense since Mitch Trubisky took over as quarterback. In the eight games that Trubisky has started this season, the Bears have only made a total of nine trips into the red zone. The ineptness of the Bear’s offense is enough for me to fade Jordan Howard this week, despite being a very solid running back. Unless the Bengals come out completely flat after losing a pivotal game on Monday night to their division rival, they should be in complete control of this game. Howard is not a good receiving back so there is a strong possibility that he will lose a lot of touches to Tarik Cohen and Benny Cunningham as the Bears try and play catchup.

Wide Receiver

Doug Baldwin (SEA): $7,400 at JAC
Doug Baldwin has struggled lately with only two touchdowns in his past six games. On top of that, he has had 40 or less receiving yards in two out of his last three games. Although Baldwin will not see much of Jalen Ramsey or A.J. Bouye since Baldwin lines up mostly in the slot, this is still an incredibly difficult matchup. The Jaguars have by far the best secondary in the entire NFL, having allowed only three receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers all season long.

Davante Adams (GB): $6,900 at CLE
There is no question that Davante Adams has been Brett Hundley‘s favorite target since Aaron Rodgers went down with his fractured collarbone. Since Week 6, Adams has averaged a team-high 8.28 targets per game. Even though the Packers play the Browns in Week 14, there is some concern for Adams. Pro Football Focus is projecting Adams to be shadowed by Jason McCourty this Sunday, who ranks 10th in their cornerback rankings. If Hundley is wise, he would target Jordy Nelson much more this Sunday since he will be seeing coverage mostly from Jamar Taylor, who ranks 70th in Pro Football Focus’ cornerback grades.

Tight End

Greg Olsen (CAR): $5,800 vs. MIN
Greg Olsen exited the game in the second half of the Panther’s Week 12 contest and sat out Week 13 against the Saints. Even if he is able to suit up this Sunday against the Vikings, he is an easy fade for me. The Viking’s defense has been pretty tough on opposing tight ends, only allowing three touchdowns thus far this season.

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