Each week, I’ll be playing the age old game, NFL style. There are always new faces that pop up, and you’ll need to know which guys to chase or fade. Get me on Twitter – @lonero_justin. Let’s get to it!
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Antonio Andrews – $3,700 (Chase)
Volume is something we look for in DFS and especially at a discounted price. Week nine Antonio Andrews rushed for 88 yards on 19 carries and added one catch for 23 yards. He’ll face a Carolina defense that is allowing 108.4 yards on the ground per game. Head coach Mike Mularkey stated early last week that he would be leaning on Andrews moving forward, and he wasn’t joking. Opportunity, matchup, and price a wise man once told me are the key ingredients in Daily Fantasy.
Davante Adams – $4,200 (Chase)
This is the Davante Adams we have been eager to see, seven catches on eleven targets, for 93 yards. With Jordy Nelson out for the season Aaron Rodgers is in need of all the help he can get. Week 10, Adams will face a Lions secondary that is giving up 269.5 yards through the air a game, and has surrendered 14 touchdowns. Now that Adams is finally healthy he should get peppered with targets from here on out. As the Packers continue to struggle running the ball, A-Rod is going to be forced to air it out.
Cole Beasley – $3,000 (Chase)
Welp, Cole Beasley decided to show up for the 2015 season nine weeks deep. Beasley caught 9-of-11 targets, for 112 yards and two touchdowns. On the surface Beasley appears to resemble a poor man’s Julian Edelman or an 80’s rock star, which is funny. What is also funny is Beasley is the minimum price on Draft Kings. He will face a Bucs defense that is hemorrhaging passing yards. With Matt Cassel being limited in what he can do in terms of arm strength, Beasley is the dink and dunk guy.
Owen Daniels – $2,800 (Fade)
Welcome to Denver Owen Daniels! Meet Peyton Manning, he’s a Hall of Famer and you sir are a tight end that follows Gary Kubiak around the country like a Phish groupie. Interestingly enough it was Vernon Davis’s debut in orange and Daniels had six catches on nine targets. The bad news here is Daniels has been way too inconsistent to serve any fantasy purpose despite last week’s anomaly.
Brandon LaFell – $4,100 (Chase)
Brandon Lafell aggravated Patriots fans from Maine to Cape Cod week seven against the Jets. He dropped everything thrown his direction (6). LaFell is an intriguing fantasy option this week, largely in part because he plays on the most prolific offense in football. LaFell will probably play third or fourth fiddle behind Rob Gronkowski or Julian Edelman. Tom Brady hit seven different receivers week 9 so it can be tough to try to figure out where the ball is going some of the time. Good news this week for potential LaFell owners, he will face a Giants secondary that is bad as any in the NFL. The Giants have allowed 17 passing touchdowns already this season and I expect Brady to shred them. His price is cheap and his matchup is gold, even if his involvement is yet to be determined. It will be hard not to have a few shares of LaFell this week.
Devin Funchess – $3,500 (Fade)
The Carolina Panthers anticipated a different outlook from what they have now at wide receiver. Kelvin Benjamin was supposed to line up opposite rookie Devin Funchess. Funchess hauled in 3-of-4 targets week 9 and the Panthers are hoping he can build off it this week. His role is too inconsistent at this point but we have to think they drafted him for a purpose.