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Fan Duel Week 3 NFL line up advice

Welcome to Week Three of NFL Fantasy on Fan Duel

Updates will be made as needed leading up to week one kick offs.

Each week I’ll be posting players I am strongly considering for my Fan Duel football line ups each week. I’ll also include QB/WR stacks and injury news you should be watching for possible value priced reserves who may benefit from those situations with extended play time.

The Injuries started to pile up on week 2 in the NFL

Injured Running backs: A Peterson MIN, A Foster MIA, D Martin TB, A Abdulah DET, J Stewart CAR and D Whitehead SD leading the list.

Injured Wide Receivers: D Moncrief IND and D Baldwin SEA.

Injured Quarterbacks: J Cutler CHI and J McCown CLE.

But there is also some good injury news, J Charles KC RB is expected to play (on a limited basis). T Eifort CIN TE is expected to return this week and C Ivory JAX RB is also expected to play.

Week 3 Top Scoring Game Lines:  ATL at NO -3 (54), SD at IND -3 (52), DET at GB -7.5 (48), WAS at NYG -4.5 (46), OAK at TEN -1.5 (47)

Low Scoring Games: CLE at MIA -9.5 (41.5), MIN at CAR -7 (43), SF at SEA -9.5 (40), DEN at CIN -3 (41)

You want to be sure to get as many players from the ATL at NO on Monday Night, OAK at TEN and the SD at IND games into your line ups.

Chicago plays at Dallas on Sunday night and Chicago is a complete mess with defensive injuries and there’s a very good chance that B Hoyer will start at QB for J Cutler (hand). The Dallas DEF looks like a solid play and it could very well be a Prescott, Elliot and Bryant coming out party against a crippled defense.

Cleveland has as much of a mess as Chicago (maybe worse), strongly consider a MIAMI stack of Tannehill/Landry/DEF

Players to consider and their salaries for week 3 on Fan Duel:

QB’s: P Rivers SD 8000, D Prescott DAL 7100, R Tannehill MIA 7400

RB’s: E Elliott DAL 8100, D Murray TEN 7700, M Gordon SD 7100, T Riddick DET 6400,

WR’s: D Byrant DAL 7900, K Benjamin CAR 7800, J Landry MIA, T Benjamin SD 6900, P Dorsett IND 6000, T Sharpe TEN 5800

TE’s: D Walker TEN 6900, D Allen IND 6100, C Walford OAK 5000

K: D Bailey DAL 4700, Boswell PIT 4600, Lambo SD 4500

DST’s: DAL 4600, MIA 4600, SEA 5400

Stacks: Tannehill/Landry MIA 14400, Carr/Cooper OAK 15800, Rivers T Benjamin SD 14900, Prescott/Bryant DAL 15000

Injuries to watch: A Foster MIA RB, R Jennings NYG RB, J Cutler CHI QB

Out: C Coleman CLE WR, J Stewart CAR RB, A Peterson MIN RB, D Moncreif IND WR, D Martin TB RB, A Abdullah DET RB, C McCown CLE QB, K Allen SD WR, RG3 CLE QB, T Romo DAL QB, D Lewis NE RB, B Watson BAL TE, T Bridgewater MIN QB

Suspensions of note: T Brady NE QB, L Bell PIT RB, J Gordon CLE WR, J Brown NYG K

Fan Duel will give you a 5 Pack of Free Contests with your first deposit when you start playing fantasy football this week…..PLAY NOW!

Please Note: My advice includes players I will be using in my line ups but I also may use additional players not mentioned to complete my line ups within the salary cap restraints.

Fan Duel Week 2 NFL line up advice

Welcome to Week Two of NFL Fantasy on Fan Duel

Updates will be made as needed leading up to week one kick offs.

Each week I’ll be posting players I am strongly considering for my Fan Duel football line ups each week. I’ll also include QB/WR stacks and injury news you should be watching for possible reserves who may benefit from those situations.

Always keep in mind that Week 2 is still typically a hard week to handicap. We saw only some, of what each team has planned, but there were a few clues and trends to pay attention to.

Week 2 Top scoring Game Lines:

TEN at DET -5.5 (47), CIN at PIT -5 (47.5), NO at NYG -5 (52.5), TAM at ARI -6.5 (50), SF at CAR -14 (48.5), ATL at OAK-4.5 (48)

Low Scoring Games: PHI at CHI -3 (42.5), MIA at NE -6.5 (41.5)

Players and Games I’m targeting this week,

NO at NYG looks to be very high scoring. Eli Manning NYG QB and O Beckham NYG WR are a very tempting stack. The Saints defense couldn’t stop Oakland in week one and I doubt they’ll stop Manning/OBJ this week. The Giant defense isn’t a stone wall either, so D Brees NO QB, B Cooks NO WR and W Snead NO WR should be worth starts. The ball should be flying the entire second half in this game. You want players from this game in your line ups.

The Steelers offense rolled thru the WAS defense on Monday night and will have no problems with the CIN DEF this coming Sunday. B Roethlisberger QB, A Brown WR and D Williams RB scored a total of 83.5 total fantasy points together on Monday and I’m riding this trio until further notice. The Bengals have their own stud receiver, AJ Green who had 12/180 and a TD last week. Figure on him almost matching those numbers this week while A Dalton CIN QB is trying to match the Steelers point for point. This is another game you a piece of this week.

Face it, week one proved that the LA Rams offense stinks, play the Seattle Defense this week.

It looks like Thomas Rawls will be the starting SEA RB this week.

The Baltimore Defense looked good in week one and this week they have the rebuilding Cleveland Brown offense minus RG3, the Ravens Defense should do just fine.

The SF 49er’s visit the Carolina Panthers this week. The SF DEF looked good against the LA Rams on Monday night, they won’t against the Panthers. Load up on C Newton QB, K Benjamin WR, T Ginn WR, J Stewart RB and G Olsen TE this week. You want part of this game in your line up, also..

K Allen SD WR is now on the IR with a severe Knee Injury. This makes T Benjamin SD WR and T Williams SD WR the most likely recipients of Allen’s numerous looks and catches from SD QB, P Rivers.

T Sharpe TEN WR looked good in his first start for the Titans, I expect him to get even better as the season rolls on.

M Jones Jr DET WR had a line of 10/85/0 in week 1, he was indeed sought out by M Stafford DET QB often and will see better results (TD’s) as the season progresses.

D Prescott DAL QB disappointed some fantasy players in week 1, he is still a value QB (7000) and will only get better as he settles into the starting QB job on the Cowboys.

S Ware KC RB is up against a stiffer HOU DEF this week, however he still can do everything asked of him, just don’t expect another 30 point game.

Players to consider and their salaries for week one on Fan Duel:

QB’s: B Roethlisberger PIT QB 8300, C Newton CAR 9000, E Manning NYG 8100, A Dalton CIN 7800, D Prescott DAL 7000.

RB’s: S Ware KC 6800, D Williams PIT 7600, T Rawls SEA 6600, D Murray TEN 7400.

WR’s: O Beckham NYG 9400, A Brown PIT 9200, AJ Green CIN 8900, T Benjamin SD WR 6100 K Benjamin CAR 7500, T Sharpe TEN 6000, B Cooks NO 8400, W Snead NO 7200, A Jeffery CHI 7800, M Jones Jr DET 6500.

TE’s: G Olsen CAR 7600, J Reed WAS 7400,

K: G Gano CAR 4900, C Boswell PIT 4600, R Bullock NYG 4800,

DST’s: SEA 5200, BAL 4500, CAR 5300,

Stacks: E Manning/O Beckham NYG 17500, C Newton/K Benjamin CAR 16500, A Dalton/AJ Green CIN 16700.

Injuries to watch: TY Hilton IND WR, J Stewart CAR RB, J Jones ATL WR, M Sanu ATL WR, D Freeman ATL RB, R Gronkowski NE TE, D Thomas DEN WR, S Watkins BUF WR, J Thomas JAX TE, C Ivory JAX RB, J Charles KC RB, Z Ertz PHI TE, R Wilson SEA QB,

Out: K Allen SD WR, RG3 CLE QB, T Romo DAL QB, D Lewis NE RB, B Watson BAL TE, T Bridgewater MIN QB

Suspensions of note: T Brady NE QB, L Bell PIT RB, J Gordon CLE WR, J Brown NYG K

Fan Duel will give you a 5 Pack of Free Contests with your first deposit when you start playing fantasy football this week…..PLAY NOW!

Please Note: My advice includes players I will be using in my line ups but I also may use additional players not mentioned to complete my line ups within the salary cap restraints.

Fan Duel Week One NFL line up advice

Welcome to Week One of NFL Fantasy on Fan Duel

Updates will be made as needed leading up to week one kick offs.

Last Update: Sunday, September 7

Each week I’ll be posting players I am strongly considering for my Fan Duel football line ups each week. I’ll also include QB/WR stacks and injury news you should be watching for possible reserves who may benefit from those situations.

Vegas has several high scoring games on their lines for week one, there should be plenty of points to be had for savvy fantasy players this week.

Always keep in mind that Week One is typically a hard week to handicap, no one really knows who or what the coaching staffs are secretly planning to use or how to use their newly found gems and we’ll all have to wait and see the regular season play out a couple of weeks to really get a grasp on exactly what team defenses are good and how the rookie class of players will be used/emphasized.

Week One Top scoring Game Lines:

OAK at NO-1 (50.5), GB -4.5 at JAX (47), NYG at DAL -3.5 (49.5), DET at IND -5 (49), NE at ARI -5.5 (Sunday night)  (48), PIT -3 at WAS (Monday night) (50.5).

Top defensive games: MIN -3 at TEN (42) and SD at KC -7 (43)

Players I’m targeting this week,

I’m putting a lot of emphasis on the Monday night match-up of PIT at WAS for my Fan Duel line-ups. There are a couple of stacking opportunities to behold and I can see this game being even more high scoring than the wise guys in Vegas are predicting.

Even without L Bell PIT RB (3 game suspension), the Steelers should be able to rack up a shitload of points. Don’t be the guy who does not have A Brown PIT WR in your line-up. D Williams PIT RB also proved to be a more than capable replacement for L BELL when he missed time last year.

It looks like J Charles KC RB will not play in week one, this makes S Ware KC RB 5400 a must start in your line ups.

The connections that B Bortles JAX QB had with A Robinson WR  and A Hurns WR  was incredible last year. Any stack involving those guys cannot be discounted and it is one I can highly recommend on the Sunday game slate this week. Also the 2016 JAX running game has been greatly improved with the addition of C Ivory and I can see their deep threats opening a lot of space for Ivory.

K Cousins WAS QB and J Reed TE had a fantastic end of season run in 2015, you can expect that to continue to grow in 2016.

Without T Brady NE QB for the first month, I can imagine that L Blount RB will have quite a few more touches especially if J Garoppolo NE QB has any trouble in the Patriots spot light. Of course you can never tell what Coach Belichick will do, but without D Lewis NE RB (out) in the mix to take touches, Blount looks like a pretty good choice, at least for the first few weeks and especially up close on Goal Line opportunities.

M Jones Jr. WR DET has established himself as M Stafford’s DET QB deep threat in camp and without Megatron this year some one has to step up and be the Lions go to deep guy.

I was fortunate enough to see a few preseason games this past week end on the NFL Network. Make sure you use the HOU D 4900 against CHI on week one. The Bears offense looks terrible and the HOU defense looks ready to dominate offenses this year.

Players to consider and their salaries for week one on Fan Duel:

QB’s: K Cousins WAS 7800, R Wilson 8500, B Roethlisberger PIT 8500, Bortles JAX 8400, Dak Prescott DAL 5000

RB’s: S Ware KC 5400, L Blount NE 6000, D Williams PIT 7100, Langford CHI 6200, L Murray OAK 6600, D Sproles PHI 5600, C Ivory JAX 6100, J Hill CIN 6500

WR’s: K White CHI 6000,  M Crabtree OAK 6100, A Brown PIT 9300, M Jones Jr DET 5500, T Sharpe TEN 4800

TE’s: J Reed WAS 7400, D Allen IND 5500, V McDonald SF 4700

K: D Bailey DAL 4800, C Boswell PIT 4600, B Walsh MIN 4700

DST’s: HOU 4900, SEA 5000, KC 5100, MIN 4600

Top Stacks: K Cousins/J Reed WAS $15200, Big Ben/ A Brown PIT 17800,  Bortles/A Robinson JAX 16900, D Prescott/D Bryant DAL 13000

Injuries to watch: J Reed WAS TE , J Nelson GB WR, L Fitzgerald ARI WR, J Matthews WR PHI, T Eifort CIN TE, C Hyde SF RB, D Amendola NE WR, J Brown ARI WR, V Cruz NYG WR, E Ebron DET TE, D Allen IND TE

New Injuries to watch: A J Green CIN WR, K Stills MIA WR

Out: T Romo DAL QB, D Lewis NE RB, B Watson BAL TE, T Bridgewater MIN QB

Suspensions of note: T Brady NE QB, L Bell PIT RB, J Gordon CLE WR, J Brown NYG K

Fan Duel will give you a 5 Pack of Free Contests with your first deposit when you start playing fantasy football this week…..PLAY NOW!

Please Note: My advice includes players I will be using in my line ups but I also may use additional players not mentioned to complete my line ups within the salary cap restraints.

Wednesday, March 9th Express Line up

Running late today, here’s the line up I’m using on Fan Duels Wednesday NBA Express Contests.

Wednesday Express Line up

H. Whiteside MIA C missed yesterdays practice with an illness, monitor his status.

A. Drummond DET C is who I’ll switch him out with if H. Whiteside sits tonight.

The $250 NBA Free Roll starts at 7PM tonight on Fan Duel

Sunday, March 6th Fan Duel NBA Tournament Line Up

Last night was the first time in a long time that I didn’t hit at least some sort of cash out on any of my Fan Duel NBA plays.

Why? Well there were a few reasons.

B Portis CHI 1.7 points, T Young BKN 0 points (DNP, rest), Wellington BKN 9 points, K Humphries ATL 6.7 points.

That’s bound to happen when you use some high risk/high reward players on your tournament line ups.

My highest line up score last night was just 273 points. The first place winning scores on my contests were in the 344 to 388 range. Minimum payout scores were 285 to 300 points in all the contests I played.

Oh well, I  just have to get back on track this week.

I’m playing a couple of Full Slate Contests (3:30pm start) Today.

$1-$20K NBA Dribbler and the $1-$500 NBA Mini Dribbler Line Up

March 6th Tournament Line Up

I also went with this Express Line Up (4PM Start)

Sunday March 6th Express Line Up

Look for the Sunday $250 NBA Free Roll at 3:30PM on Fan Duel

Wednesday March 2nd Express Line Up Advice

I had 1 of my 2 Express Line Ups Cash on Tuesday Night.

Tuesday winners

I also ended up entering the nightly Free Roll and put in a $2 After Hours Line Up when I found out that S. Curry was indeed a scratch.

another win

The $2 /$150K After Hours NBA Shot did not fill until the very end and had quite a few duplicate line ups. My entry bounced around from a 0 win, up to $7 and held at $2.35 for a while but settled at a $1.32 (that’s the first time I ever won less than I paid to enter).

First place won by a 348.50 score and was shared by 98 players, each won $404.90. 2 players split 2nd place for a $100 payout.

Who were the difference makers on the winning line ups?

D Schroder ATL PG scored 31.1 to J Teague ATL PG 14.4

B Bogdanovic SF BKN 31.9 to H Barnes SF GS 22.6

Those guys made all the difference for the big winners Tuesday night.

The Wednesday NBA slate has 11 NBA games.

The Express Slate has UTA at TOR and POR at BOS

The Late Night Slate has LAL at DEN and OKC at LAC

I using these line ups tonight on the Express $1 / $10K NBA Swat.

Weds. March 3 Express Line Up

Weds. March 2 Express Line Up (B)

I’m using this line up on the Late Night $1 / $10K NBA Swat.

Weds. March 2 Late Night Line Up

There is a $250 Free Roll tonight on Fan Duel starting at 7PM using the full 11 game NBA Slate.

Free Roll Line Up

Weds. Free Roll Line Up

 

 

Fan Duel NBA 2/24/15 Express Line Up Advice

Since the NFL season ended, I have been tinkering with the NBA Contests available on Fan Duel.

Why Fan Duel, you may ask?

I have found that the variety of contests/contest schedules offered on Fan Duel fits my play requirements better than most of the other DFS sites.

I am more of a instant satisfaction kind of guy, I really like to have a quicker decision on my daily fantasy plays.

I have been concentrating on the nightly NBA Express and Late Night schedules on Fan Duel.

Fan Duel NBA Express Schedule Feb. 24thFan Duel NBA Late Night Schedule Feb. 24th

I work evenings 4PM to 12AM and have plenty of time to set my evening line ups every morning and have ample opportunity at work, to monitor my daily plays live on the Fan Duel Mobile App each evening.

Now, when it comes to NBA Fantasy, I am still a novice, I rely on the many expert sites I visit daily for insight and player suggestions.

I spend most of my pre-work time, 11AM to 1PM researching my daily NBA plays and building my line-ups. I mainly play $1 and $2 contests, and an occasional $5 line-up.

I concentrate on the Express and Late Night Fan Duel NBA Contests, mostly the $5 NBA Lay-ups, $2 NBA shots, $2 Mini Shots, $1 NBA Dribblers, $1 NBA Shots, $2 – 100 player leagues and $1 – 100 player leagues.

These contests all involve guarantees up to $20K to $50K and allow multi entries in almost all cases. If you want a little less volatility with your line ups, play the $1, $2 and $5 Express and Late Night Fan Duel leagues with 5, 10 and 20 players.

A few things I have learned from playing these select contests:

  1. You need to pick on the bad team defenses exclusively. To be honest, teams like the 76er’s, Lakers and Bulls consistently give up big point totals to opposing players.
  2. These small 2, 3 and 4 NBA game contests will allow for stronger fantasy line ups and may involve many fantasy point  ties and contest prize splits. The key to these is finding the one key player that is ignored by the masses who can put up a stat line that will make the difference.
  3. Playing the larger guaranteed express and late night contests, even if you happen to tie some one with your line up, will offer some very nice payouts.
  4. I will often multi enter line ups I really like, often into $1, $2 and $5 contests, hoping to multiple my winnings on my efforts.
  5. I cannot tell you how many times I have had $500 to $1000 win nights only to be reduced to small wins on my full slate contests (late games always seem to screw me), these express and late night contests end almost always at the same time and if you are in a winning position, it almost always sticks…….
  6. You need to closely monitor the injury statuses, even more so than your NFL play. A major sit out by any player in the NBA will increase play time (in minutes for back-ups) for lower priced back-ups and significantly improve their value.
  7. You need to find a fantasy source (Rotowire, Fantasy Pros, Number Fire, etc.) that you can trust and you must use them consistently to take advantage of their insights and knowledge of the NBA.
  8. I personally use several sources and go with the consensus of top daily plays,concentrating on the express/late night games and players.
  9. Number Fire fantasy advice/info is offered on Fan Duel for free your convenience.
  10. Sometimes you’ll get a better line up with only one or the other slate, only play both if your extremely happy with both game slates, express and late…….

Daily Line Up Suggestions

Starting today, I will posting, what I think is the best NBA fantasy line-up for the Daily Fan Duel “Express” or “Late Night” contests.

Keep in mind every body else posts a Free Fan Duel full slate NBA line-up, but they always keep you guessing on the Mini Slates offered on Fan Duel. I won’t……..

I will posting these NBA lineups daily, about 1 PM.

If I do not think the line ups are worth your time or mine, I will not make any suggestions that day.

I do not play, just to play. I will only show what I think will work that evening.

February 24, 2015 Line up suggestion

Tonight, I have 2 Line ups for you to consider, Visit Fan Duel Now and you’ll get a 100% Deposit Bonus (paid as you play) and a entry to a new Depositor Free Roll this week end.

Fan Duel Express Line-up Suggestion February 24, 2015

Note: Monitor Pau Gasol’s availability, if he cannot go, play Gortat WAS at center and upgrade Portis CHI PF $4300 to Randle LAL PF $6100

NBA Express Line up suggestions FEB. 24

Good Luck tonight, I hope I can help you win a few bucks……..

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