WEEK 5 FANDUEL QUARTERBACK PLAYS
Each week I will list my top GPP quarterback and top Cash Game quarterback to use in your DFS lineups on FanDuel. Below are this week’s options.
GPP – Jay cutler ($6,700)
This one is not for the faint of heart, but Cutler is going to come in with insanely low ownership this weekend. Interestingly, DeVante Parker is going to be one of the highest-owned WRs this weekend. If Parker is going to explode in his awesome matchup – then Cutler is going to have to play well enough to make that happen. Cutler will be facing a Titans defense allowing the second most FanDuel points to Quarterbacks through four weeks, only behind New England. They have also allowed the most FanDuel points to wide receivers. Cutler is cheaper than Josh McCown and DeShone Kizer this weekend…
The matchup is soooooo juicy. Not to get into #narrativestreet, but we have to talk about the Dolphins travel schedule for the first three weeks. There was a hurricane in Tampa which cancelled the Week 1 game, and there was also a hurricane in Miami, which caused the Dolphins to not be able to practice. They then had to travel cross country to face off against the Chargers in Los Angeles. After that, their next game was in New York – back across the country. They traveled to New York and practiced there. After that, they traveled back to Miami for a few days (which I am sure was difficult with the storm damage). After that, they flew to London (later than the Saints) to play in their third straight away game. Now they are back home, with a full week of practice in their own stadium behind them. I think this is a MAJOR get right spot for Jay Cutler and his guys. And if he fails – you get to make Cutler smoking pictures to ease your pain.
Cash Games – Eli Manning ($7,000)
Eli Manning is only $200 more than Josh McCown this week on FanDuel, whereas he is $1,600 more on DraftKings. The best part about Eli this season is that the Giants have zero running game. They are the second-most pass happy team this year, throwing on 68% of downs. This is entirely contingent on OBJ playing. If he’s out, I would pivot to Carson Palmer (playing on the most pass heavy offense).
Eli gets to face off against a Chargers defense that lost Jason Verrett for the entire season, and now ranks 20th against the pass, per Football Outsiders DVOA. While the Chargers have not allowed many passing yards, they are allowing the 13th–highest yards per attempt. Eli has 47 and 49 passing attempts over the last two weeks, as they have abandoned their ineffective running game. In that span he has averaged over 25 FanDuel points.
To top it off, the Chargers run game hasn’t been effective with a struggling Melvin Gordon dealing with a knee issue. Look for the Chargers’ offense to be more centered on the pass. If Gordon plays, he won’t be 100%, and it is hard to imagine he will be very effective. The more passing, the better. Stack Eli with Evan Engram for a cheap QB/TE combination for your cash games while everyone else flocks to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is priced higher than Engram for whatever reason.