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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.

Saturday, March 12 Fan Duel NBA Line Up Suggestion

I made one of the biggest mistakes a daily fantasy player could make yesterday on my NBA line up. I set a line up that I was happy with and then started reading some “expert” pick advice and changed my mind.  NEVER allow yourself to change your initial thoughts on your line up decisions (unless there is an injury involved). If you read something you think will work, make a new line up using that information, but always keep your original line up intact.

I ended up setting my line ups on the fly yesterday and produced one small pay-out.

Friday Win

My mistake was switching out L. Stephenson MEM SG who scored 52.4 points for E Moore CHI SG who scored 15.9 points. I had Stephenson in my original line up but switched him when D Rose was ruled out for CHI. That cost me a win on my 10 team contest and my Main Slate $10K tournament.

I had 2 lineups scoring over 317 points, which is a good night. But scoring was really high last night and you would have needed 350+points for a semi-decent win on almost every contest.

The Main Slate $10K was won with a 399.6 point score and 1st place took home $750 for that score.

I’m just going with the Main Slate contests tonight, I couldn’t come up with a line up I liked on the Late night or After Hours contests.

There are no Express Contests tonight on Fan Duel.

Saturday, March 12th Main Slate tournament line up

Saturday Main Slate Line Up

The Daily $250 NBA free roll starts at 7PM on Fan Duel tonight.

Thursday, March 10th Fan Duel Line Up Suggestions

The last few days I have been just awful with my line up combinations on Fan Duel.

I’ve had a few scores within reach of at least a cash out, but nothing really exciting to speak of.

I play mainly the larger GPP tournaments and maybe I could have caught a few wins on a few of the smaller 10 team leagues, double ups or 50/50’s.

Being a tournament player, I like the excitement for the potential for a big winner on my line ups, that’s why I stick to the larger GPP’s.

You just have to live with the cold spells when they occur during your tournament play.

Tonight we have a 4 game NBA slate on Fan Duel starting at 7:30PM

My main tournament plays tonight are on the $1-$20K Dribble (single entry), the $1-$75K NBA Swat and the $1-$10K Baby Swat with these two line-ups:

 

Thursday Main Fan Duel Line Up

Thursday Main Fan Duel Line Up (B)

The Thursday $250 NBA Free Roll starts at 7:30PM on Fan Duel tonight.

Good Luck Tonight…………………….

 

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

Tuesday, March 8th Fan Duel line up suggestions

I had a terrible night on Fan Duel last night, injuries, line up switches and me not paying attention all killed my scores.

Let’s see if I can do better tonight.

Tuesday March 8th Express Line Up

Tuesday March 8th Express Line Up

As always, there is a $250 NBA Free Roll tonight on Fan Duel starting at 7:30PM

Always monitor your NBA Fantasy Players statuses

There is something that every one who plays NBA Fantasy has to realize and understand. You must monitor every players status once you set your NBA fantasy line ups.

Last night for example, I had to change a few of my line ups right before the 7PM tip off with late injury news /scratch information.

You must remember, The NBA is quite different from the NFL.

Sure there are more injuries on the NFL, but you have a week of information to prepare/alter your line ups when playing Fantasy Football.

On Fantasy NBA, you sometimes only have 10 or 15 minutes to react to late player scratches for injuries, rest or personal issues. NBA Fantasy is not a set your line up and wait kind of game, you must really be into it and pay attention each and every day up until game time and make sure every one is playing.

This is especially true on Fan Duel, the line ups lock as soon as the first game of the slate tips off.

Last night, Vucevic ORL was a late scratch and D Green GSW ended up playing (I took him out earlier) for my Late Night Line-up. I missed this information and ended with a big 0 for my center position and wasn’t even close to competing on that contest.

Monday, March 7th Fan Duel NBA Line Up suggestions

Line Ups Updated 3:30PM & 6PM

First off, you had to know that Golden State would lose to a lessor team eventually, but the Lakers???????

Wow, who saw that coming? I figured a easy GSW win with the starters sitting out the 4th quarter.

Well that just shows you, sometimes the best match up in fantasy, just isn’t all it’s cut out to be………..

Luckily, I stayed pretty much away from that game (except for K Thompson and  a couple of Lakers)  and concentrated on the rest of the Sunday NBA schedule.

My efforts seemed to work, I ended up Sunday ahead of the game.

Still, I had 3 line ups that scored over 352 points but still only hit some small payouts. I doubled my buy-ins, so I do consider that a success.

The $1/$20K Dribbler was won with a 433.7 score (a $2000 win), which was 80 points over what my line ups produced……

I cashed on the Sunday Dribblers, here are my results:

Sunday Dribber Wins

Don’t ask me what happened on the daily $250 free roll, do you think the free roll winner (433.5 points) played a real money contest? I hope he did!!!!!!!!

My Express Line up did what I always hope to to do, at least hit a minimum win.

My Sunday NBA Express result:

Sunday Express win

There are 7 games scheduled tonight in the NBA, including ORL at GSW in which the Warriors should be looking to make every one forget what the Lakers did to them on Sunday.

My Main Slate Monday, March 7th Line Ups will be on the $1-$100K Swat, the $1-$25K Dribbler and the $1-$500 Mini Dribbler.

Conley PG MEM is out tonight, replace with K Irving CLE PG

Monday March 7th Main Slate Line Ups

Updated Main Slate Line Up with D Green GSW now a GTD

Updated Main Slate Line Up

Beware, V Oladipo ORL SG is a GTD and is a late starting game, It sounds like he will play.

Switch out Matt Barnes MEM SF with H Barnes GSW SF, Matt Barnes is a scratch.

March 7th Free Roll Entry

I skipped the Express slate tonight and went with a Late Night Line up.

$1-$10K Late Night Swat Line Up

Updated Late Night Line Up, D Green GSW may not play(Illness)

Updated Late Night Line Up

Monday March 7th Late Night Line Up

I may be using too many Golden State players (3) on my Late Night Line Up, I hope it’s not a absolute blow out and everyone sits in the 4th Quarter.

The Nightly $250 Free Roll starts at 7PM 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

March 5th Express Line up Suggestion

One of my 4 paid tournament line ups caught a Pay Out on Fan Duel on Friday Night.

Friday Winning Line Up

The winning line up on the $10K NBA After Hours Swat scored 276 points and won $750.

What was the big difference between his line up and mine?

He had Markel Brown of the Brooklyn Nets. I had W Barton.

Brown scored 40.1 points to Bartons 18.9

Markel Brown March 4th Fantasy scoring

Now only .5% of the 11,764 entrants had Brown, that’s like 58 total line ups with Brown and by the way, he was on the 1st and 3rd place contest finishers.

How did they know he was going to go off like that?

The BKN at DEN game also went into OT, just another thing that just went against me on Friday Night.

The Saturday March 5th NBA game Slate has just 8 games scheduled.

Here’s the line up I’m going with on the BKN@MIN, SAC@SA and HOU@CHI 8PM Express Slate.

March 5 Express Line Up

Here’s the line up I’m using on the Late Night 8:30PM Slate.

Satyrday March 5 Late Night Line Up

As always there is a full 8 NBA game $250 NBA Free Roll on Fan Duel tonight.

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