Fanduel Friday\'s: Week 5
Are you interested in a way you can turn $10 into a shot at $1,000,000. No strings attached. You don't have to buy a timeshare or sit in on a pyramid scheme talk for three hours. All you have to do is to pick a good fantasy football squad.
Fanduel.com’s and BaseballGuys have a game for you. You get a salary cap and fit the players into it (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 - lots of it. Here is the info for Week 5:
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 5 thoughts.
Philip Rivers, Chargers ($7,400): He's currently the 4th highest scoring QB in the game. He's tossed 11 scores an only two interceptions in four games and he leads all non-Peyton Manning QBs with a 73.9 percent completion percentage. You save more than 25 percent in price if you go Rivers over Manning.
Eli Manning, Giants ($6,600): In his last four contests versus the Eagles he's been special throwing for 1,152 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. The Eagles, if you missed it, are hideous against the pass this season allowing 325 passing yards and 2.25 scores per game.
RUNNING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS
Giovani Bernard, Bengals ($6,400): The rookie took over the Bengals backfield last week seeing 50 snaps while BJGE was only on the field for 18. Barring injury, Gio will never give back the backfield to BJGE. The elder statesman might still get short yardage work, he's strong in that respect, but Bernard is just a dynamic football player. He face the Patriots who have allowed 23 receptions to RBs through four games.
Danny Woodhead, Chargers ($6,100): He's cheap, and he's involved. Hard to chase points, he's not scoring twice this week, but he does have 20 receptions the past three weeks and, again, he's dirt cheap. Only negative is that the Raiders have only allowed 11 receptions to runners this season, the second lowest mark in the league.
WIDE RECEIVER RECOMMENDATIONS
James Jones, Packers ($6,300): Aaron Rodgers simply lights it up at home. Jones is an obvious beneficiary of that. In his last two games at home Jones has 18 receptions for 278 yards. The Packers face the Lions, a team that has given up an average of 309 passing yards a game this season.
Alshon Jeffery, Bears ($5,300): Big, young and talented, Jeffery is settling into his NFL skin in his second season. The last two weeks he's caught 12 balls for 158 yards an a touchdown, and he's also been targeted 19 times. The Bears figure to pass the ball a lot to keep up with the Saints.
TIGHT END RECOMMENDATIONS
Charles Clay, Dolphins ($4,500): I know that Jimmy Graham is a stupendous football player, but he costs nearly twice as much as Clay ($8,400). Maybe he doubles his production, it's certainly possible, but if you spend so heavily on your tight end the rest of your team ends up being thin. For his part Clay has caught at least four passes each week and is averaging five receptions a game this year.
Jermaine Gresham, Bengals ($4,500): Total shot in the dark. Gresham scored the last time he faced the Patriots and the Pats have allowed two scores and 22 receptions to tight ends through four games.
Greg Zuerlein, Rams ($5,100): The Rams face the Jaguars, and the Jags just aren't very good. It's time for Greg the Leg to emerge from a slumber that has seen him record 10 points the past three weeks. Come on Rams' offense, move the damn football.
Falcons vs. Jets ($5,200): The Jets are likely to be without Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill and Chris Ivory. HC Rex Ryan also said that Mike Goodson isn't in great football shape after returning from his four game suspension, and Geno Smith is as turnover prone as many man who is pulling on a helmet this week (eight interceptions and three rumbles lost in four games = putrid). Sign me up for the Falcons.
To sign up to take me on in the contest over at FanDuel.com click on the link to get your shot to win $1,000,000.
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.
- DeSean Jackson is officially active on Sunday
- A.J. Green is officially active on Sunday
- Allen is officially active for Chargers on Sunday
- Jordan Cameron is officially active on Sunday
- Arian Foster will not play on Sunday
- Pierce inactive for Ravens on Sunday
- DeSean Jackson will play Sunday vs the Eagles
- Jamaal Charles is not expected to play Sunday
- Jordan Cameron expected to play Sunday
- Vernon Davis is doubtful to play Sunday