WEEK 15 FANDUEL SUPERFLEX GPP QUARTERBACK PLAYS
Fanduel has added new Superflex contests, removing the Kicker and D/ST roster requirements and adding a regular flex and superflex slot.
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) December 13, 2017
As many (all) TwoQBs readers know—when possible, we should always be starting a QB in the superflex spot. They produce the most consistent scoring compared to the WR and RB positions. Here I will outline a QB1 to place into your starting QB spot and two additional QB2 pairings to use in the Superflex spot for Fanduel GPPs.
GPP QB1 – CAM NEWTON ($8,500)
EVERYONE is going to use Ben Roethlisberger this weekend. Jay Cutler just shredded the New England passing defense on primetime television and Big Ben is on an absolute tear. Plus there are no Home/Road splits to discuss since the game is in Pittsburgh.
Keep in mind, there is another shoot out coming this weekend. The GB/CAR game has risen 2.5 points since opening at 44.5 and has seen 97 percent of bets placed on the over. It is not going to stop at 47. Aaron Rodgers is back this weekend against a funnel Carolina defense quietly getting lit up over the last five weeks. They have allowed 1,069 passing yards and eight touchdowns in that span. Over the last three weeks, they have allowed 856 passing yards and six touchdowns. Per FFToday.com, the Panthers have been the third-most fantasy-friendly defense to the QB position over the past three weeks. The most fantasy-friendly defense to QBs over the past three weeks? The Green Bay Packers.
The Packers have allowed 835 passing yards and nine touchdowns over the last three weeks. Over the last five weeks, they have allowed 1,315 yards and 11 touchdowns. They have faced Mitch Trubisky, Joe Flacco, Big Ben, Jameis Winston, and DeShone Kizer in that span. Even if we remove Ben’s game—they have allowed 964 yards and seven touchdowns over four games to Kizer, Winston, Flacco, and Trubisky. We have also seen earlier in the season both Wilson and Dak eclipse 35 yards rushing against this defense. Even in his past three games in which he has failed to reach 185 passing yards, Newton has scored at least 15.5 FD points. In that span, he has only averaged 27 passing attempts. That won’t happen this weekend.
GPP QB2 – CASE KEENUM ($7,700)
The love for Keenum has dipped a little bit in the fantasy community after he posted a “poor” game against the Falcons. The Vikings only needed 30 passing attempts to win a game that ended up being quite sloppy. To be fair, it wasn’t as good of a matchup as everyone thought. He now draws a Cincinnati defense that is quickly collapsing. Over the past six weeks, they have allowed Trubisky, Kizer, Brock Osweiler, Marcus Mariota, and Blake Bortles to each throw for over 250 passing yards.
Even though the Bengals have been shuffling their starting cornerbacks, Kirkpatrick has allowed the 25th-most receiving yards and Darqueze Dennard has allowed the 48th-most. Adam Jones has been limited since returning in Week 8 and was ultimately placed on IR. The Vikings are 10.5-point home favorites and rising. There is concern Keenum might not be needed, but I think the Vikings pour on the points here.
GPP QB2 – BLAKE BORTLES ($7,700)
Bortles has recently turned into the 2015 version of himself again without anyone noticing. He has at least 18.5 FanDuel points in three straight games—including a matchup with the Seahawks. He has accounted for multiple touchdowns in three straight games as well. Fournette is looking doubtful this weekend after missing his third day of practice this week. This means we get to fire up Bortles against a Houston passing defense allowing the second-most yards per attempt and the fifth-most passing touchdowns on the season. They are allowing the second-most FanDuel points to QBs on the season and have allowed 1,237 passing yards and eight touchdowns over the last five weeks. This includes both Mariota and Flacco throwing for less than 160 passing yards. The Jaguars are 11.5-point home favorites and Bortles is going to be the engine this week without Fournette.