WEEK 13 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 – CARSON WENTZ ($8,000)
With all of the value at running back this week, there is not much reason to go down to Trevor Siemian or Brett Hundley in cash games on Fanduel. Wentz is discounted because he is facing the Seahawks and I don’t think that discount is correct. He is $300 more than Josh McCown and Matthew Stafford. He has had less than 20 Fanduel points only three times this season.
Wentz has now had multiple touchdown passes in seven straight games, throwing for three-plus touchdowns in five of those seven games. He has also averaged five rushing attempts per game on this season. Oddly enough, Seattle has allowed serious rushing production to QBs this season. They have allowed 20+ rushing yards to Aaron Rodgers, Marcus Mariota, Jacoby Brissett, Jared Goff, Deshaun Watson, and C.J. Beathard this year. Over the last five weeks, they have allowed QBs to rush for an average of 21.8 yards. They have also allowed a touchdown pass to both Drew Stanton and Jimmy Garoppolo over the last three weeks. They also allowed Matt Ryan to throw for two touchdowns and run for 12 yards.
This week, the Seahawks will be without Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril. Questionable Seahawks players include: DJ Alexander, Nazair Jones, Bobby Wagner, and Earl Thomas. And they are still without Richard Sherman. However, they will still have the majority of their run-stopping tackles. This means that they will be very weak in the secondary, which will likely prevent the Eagles from running the ball. The Seahawks have allowed only 2.6 yards per carry over the last five weeks. We might actually see Wentz throw the ball 40+ times this week—I want a piece.
GPP – TREVOR SIEMIAN ($6,200)
Siemian is not safe by any means. However, he is almost minimum priced on Fanduel and will be facing the Miami Dolphins. He came into last week’s game to relieve a struggling/injured Paxton Lynch. Against a horrendous Raiders secondary, Siemian had plenty of success, throwing for 149 yards and two TDs (on only 21 attempts).
He has been pretty sporadic this season and certainly carries risk. Siemian has also shown positive signs, as he is one of only three QBs to throw multiple TDs against the Chargers. He has also shown big upside against weak passing defenses as he threw four touchdowns against Dallas.
Miami is tied in allowing the eighth-highest yards per attempt on the season and have allowed 22 touchdown passes (tied for the second-most). They have also only forced four interceptions on the season and they rank 24th in Football Outsiders’ adjusted sack rate. In short, the defense is horrendous. There is also a real possibility this game clears the over, as the only team allowing more touchdown passes than Miami is Denver. Give me the over and give me GPP exposure to Siemian.