The playoffs can be such a depressing time for some fantasy football owners as they play a lot of "what if" scenarios on what could've been this season.
Luckily for all of us, daily fantasy sports allows us to stay locked in to fantasy football regardless of how our season-long teams are doing.
So let's jump into the holiday spirit and give you gifts of wisdom and maybe you'll be dabbing after Week 15.
Happy Holidays and good luck this week.
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When I'm doing a Tournament for low money (in this case a $1 buy-in with a chance to win up to $25K), I'm all about upside. Picking guys who most other owners won't pick with a chance to have a big game. I leave the safe bets for the 50/50 games.
With that in mind, Eric Ebron still looks like an interesting choice. He's not among the Top 20 tight ends and he's not a focal point of his team's offense just yet. But he's got all the talent in the world and he's going up against a porous Saints defense that allows the most fantasy points to tight ends. At $4,800 why not take a chance? Especially with a Monday night contest, he could go off for a big game and help me pick up ground on all the other owners whose lineups are done playing. The same rule of thumb applies to Stafford, though he's been a pretty solid play of late.
By finding a discount with Ebron, John Brown and Jeremy Maclin (both the Eagles and Ravens give up a TON of points to wide receivers), it allowed me to splurge on Julio Jones (against a weak Jags defense in what should be a rebound game for Julio) and Adrian Peterson (who always plays the Bears well). Lamar Miller is a bonus, as he should be able to carve up the Chargers defense this week.
Graham Gano and the Chiefs D/ST are both money plays of late and they each have another really good matchup this week, so it was a simple decision.
John "The Professor" Paschall
Sunday should be a day full of holiday cheer for the Cardinals offense as they face a bad Eagles defense. Carson Palmer is #FireEmoji and has me wanting to spend big on him at quarterback.
So why didn't I spend on any of his receivers? I'm just too afraid of him spreading the ball around. I don't think there's one receiver option that's better than the others. Everyone is performing well.
Like Tony, I like Miller a lot this week. He didn't get a ton of touches last week but he really made the most of them. The Chargers defense also isn't one to stop a running back from knifing through them. West is a bit of a gamble this week with Spencer Ware possibly returning but I'm willing to take the chance on him.
Receivers are where I love to spend big. Nuk should feast on that ugly Colts secondary, and Megatron is a huge bounce back candidate on MNF. Why Sammy Watkins is so cheap, I don't know but he's Tyrod Taylor's favorite deep threat so he's in store for another big week.
Miller is a great bargain this week against a Vikings defense that's very banged up. While Matt Hasselback is starting instead of Chaz Whitehurst (seriously the worst news of the week), I'm still thinking the Texans defense will clamp down on the Colts offense.