Fanduel Friday\'s: Week 4
Fanduel.com and BaseballGuys.com have joined forces this season. Every week there will be a contest set up at Fanduel.com for my audience to sign up and play a weekly, salary cap game that includes yours truly as one of the participants.
Fanduel.com's Their weekly game is just that – it’s a one week game. You’re free to take whomever you want this week. If your team stinks this week, no matter. Next week you can pick a new one and have at it again. You get a salary cap and fit the players into that (the positions are as follows: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, D). Oh yeah, the best part is that you can win money too. Here is the info for Week 4:
1st prize is $250. 2nd prize is $180. 3rd prize is $100. And so on with 100 people earning at least $20.
But that's NOT the best part. The best part is that you can turn your $10 into a chance to win life changing money --- $1,000,000.
1 – Sign up for the Weekly Fanduel.com/BaseballGuys.com NFL Salary Cap Contest.
2 – If you finish in the top-3 during Week 4 you get a free entry into the Week 5 Qualifier (a $25 value). You also get a shot at the weekly prizes totaling $1,000.
3 – If you win the Week 5 Qualifier then you get a free entry ($200 value) for the Week 11 Super Qualifier.
4 – If you finish in the top-20 in the Week 11 Super Qualifier you are off to Las Vegas for a chance at the $1,000,000 grand prize thanks to Fanduel.com.
Oh yeah, you also get to take me on in the Week 4 contest, so in addition to setting yourself on a path to win $1,000,000 you get to beat me down too for bragging rights. Pretty sweet, right Should be a lot of fun and you can also win cash along the way, so why wouldn't you be interested? Here's the link to play: Fanduel.com/BaseballGuys.com NFL Salary Cap Contest.
But before you go and sign up at Fanduel.com there’s this – wouldn’t you like to know who to play? Now I’m not going to tell you who my team is, after all you will be competing against me each week, but that doesn’t mean I won’t offer some helpful advice each week.
Here are some Week 4 thoughts.
Eli Manning, Giants ($7,100): A value play. Still ranked as a QB1 in most fantasy formats, he comes in at a 25 percent savings over a guy like Peyton Manning ($9,900). That's worth something, isn't it?
Terrelle Pryor, Raiders ($6,300): Pryor has started to resemble an NFL caliber QB throwing the ball, an I admit to being a bit surprised. He's been cleared from his concussion woes an it looks like he could take on the Redskins, a team that has allowed more yards over the first three weeks of a season than any in the history of the game. Be sure he is active though... it's not a certainty.
RUNNING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS
Bilal Powell, Jets ($4,700): He nearly ran for 150 yards last week and Chris Ivory is likely to miss the game this week with a hamstring issue. The only real concern is that Bilal is so cheap that everyone will play him. He's just a smidge under half the cost of Jamal Charles ($9,500).
Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons ($5,500): He saw nine more snaps than Jason Snelling last week (43 to 34), and he looked sharp on the ground carrying the pigskin 18 times for 86 yards. He should catch more than two balls this week against New England in what figures to be a wide open affair.
WIDE RECEIVER RECOMMENDATIONS
T.Y. Hilton, IND ($5,700): The Jaguars stink and they've allowed five scores to wideouts this season. The last time Hilton faced them he went for 113 yards an a score on four catches. Keep an eye on his health though... he's not exactly 100 percent.
Denarius Moore, OAK ($5,400): As I noted above it looks like Pryor will play, and the 'Skins are atrocious. Through three games they've given up more points to wideouts than any team in the league thanks to 51 receptions, 801 yards and five scores. Wow.
TIGHT END RECOMMENDATIONS
Heath Miller, PIT ($5,800): Miller looked solid in his first game back from a devastating knee injury, and it's highly likely that his snap count will increase this week. He faces a Vikings team that has been torched by tight ends this year for 18 catches, 175 yards and six scores through three games.
Sebastian Janikowski ($5,000) faces a Washington team that, as I keep writing, is hideous on defense.
Arizona ($5,100) isn't a bad play at all against a QB making his first NFL start, (Mike Glennon) not when that same team has two injured wideouts who may not even play (Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson).
Indianapolis ($5,000) is also a solid play against the Jaguars. Through three games the Jags are averaging 9.3 points and 230 yards from scrimmage. Brutally embarrassing.
To sign up to take me on in the contest over at FanDuel.com click on the link to Fanduel.com/BaseballGuys.com NFL Salary Cap Contest.
By Ray Flowers
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 7-10 PM EDT), Ray also hosts his own show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
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