WEEK 10 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.
CASH GAMES – Ryan Fitzpatrick ($6,100)
I will say I was bummed to hear about the Mike Evans’ suspension. And I do think it hurts Fitzpatrick this week. On DraftKings, I am likely to go elsewhere. However – his price is egregious on FanDuel. He is $100 less than DeShone Kizer, $200 less than C.J. Beathard, and $300 less than Brett Hundley. I like Eli Manning as well — but you are saving $600 with Fitzpatrick. I think he has a similar likelihood to meet value this week.
Fitzpatrick has never been the best “real life” quarterback. He has, however, been a solid fantasy producer. In his Week 6 “start” he threw 32 times, completing 22 passes for 290 yards, and three touchdowns. He did throw two interceptions, but in DFS — we don’t really care about those. He’s going up against a Jets defense that is definitely not any better than the Arizona defense he faced.
The Jets rank 21st in Football Outsiders’ DVOA against the pass and are slightly better against the run. I don’t think they are a “run funnel.” I do, however, think the fact that they are an overall bad defense is a plus for FitzMagic. The Jets are allowing 7.0 yards per attempt, and have allowed 19 passing touchdowns to only nine interceptions. They are allowing a middling 234 passing yards per game, but not because the defense is necessarily strong. They are fresh off of a game in which they allowed Tyrod Taylor to throw for his season-high 285 passing yards.
Plus, I think this game has a solid chance to shoot out. Tampa Bay is atrocious against the pass as well. They are allowing 272 passing yards per game (third-worst) and 7.9 yards per attempt (fourth-worst). They have allowed 14 passing touchdowns to only five interceptions this season. Tampa is also allowing a 69 (nice) percent completion rate.
GPP #1 – Josh McCown ($7,400)
Josh McCown is in a weird price range on FanDuel and I do not think he is going to be very popular. I really like him this week against a Tampa defense that is awful against the pass (see above). This is a game that opened with a modest 42.5 Vegas total — but quickly rose to 43.5. It is also important to note that it opened as a pick’em but has only moved to -2.5 NYJ since Mike Evans was announced out. This means Vegas projects Tampa Bay to keep this game close.
McCown is averaging 20.7 FanDuel points over his last four games, which includes three defenses similar to Tampa Bay — NE, MIA, and ATL. He scored 22 and 25 FanDuel points in two of those outings. All in all, I think this is a really interesting game to stack with a lot of cheap options. McCown is even stackable with Bilal Powell should Matt Forte miss this game.
GPP #2 – Eli manning ($6,700)
Eli faces off against a San Francisco passing defense that allowed Drew Stanton to throw for 201 yards and two touchdowns. They have allowed 18+ standard fantasy points to the last seven quarterbacks they have faced and 20+ to five of them. They have allowed multiple touchdown passes to four straight quarterbacks and they continue to place guys on IR every week. Rumor is, they might not even have 46 players active on Sunday.
The best part about Eli is that he has a very narrow target distribution with Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram. Last week, 19 of his 36 passes went to one of those two. Stack him with one of them or both. You can also bring it back with Carlos Hyde.