Welcome to the NFL GPP Pivots article, where we’ll be looking to uncover some sneaky-good DFS plays away from the popular lifts. These recommendations are usually risk/reward commodities meant to be used in large-field tournaments. Typically, blending these low-owned hidden gems with well-aligned staples contributes to a viable GPP strategy.
Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the week, and sometimes injury situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NFL News & Headlines Feed up until game time will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.
We will be looking at the Sunday main slate, meaning Saturday, Sunday night, and Monday games are not included in the following analysis.
Andy Dalton - Cincinnati (at Miami)
Dalton has been very mediocre in three games since getting the starting quarterback job back. However, Sunday’s date with Miami represents one of his best matchups of the season, as the Dolphins have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs. This could be a high-scoring battle in an otherwise forgettable draw of two bad teams. However, there are fantasy points to be scored, and I believe Dalton will jump on the opportunity.
Marlon Mack - Indianapolis (vs. Carolina)
Return of the Mack. Marlon has had one quality game since November, but that could change on Sunday. The Colts have an excellent draw against a Carolina team that has allowed the most fantasy points to running backs this season. Most people will avoid Mack due to his underwhelming recent game log, but a breakout game is on the horizon. There’s GPP upside to be had with game flow on his side as well.
Phillip Lindsay - Denver (vs. Detroit)
Lindsay was listed in this spot last week, and he flopped with only 3.2 fantasy points despite holding a sneaky-good matchup against the Chiefs. Lindsay could redeem himself in a big way against Detroit, who has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs. Game flow should be on his side this time around, as the Broncos are seven-point home favorites. Lindsay’s salary has bottomed-out, and now is the time to buy at a discount.
Tyler Boyd - Cincinnati (at Miami)
Boyd is on the other side of Andy Dalton’s write-up. If the Cincinnati QB has a solid game, then Boyd will likely follow with a rewarding stat-line of his own. The Dolphins have allowed the second-most fantasy points to receivers this year, and Boyd is averaging eight targets over his last four games. I’m anticipating a line of 6-92-1 with upside for more if this one turns into a back-and-forth shootout.
Danny Amendola - Detroit (at Denver)
Marvin Jones is out for the rest of the season, and Danny Amendola stepped up in his absence with eight catches for 102 yards on 13 targets without him last Sunday. This week’s matchup doesn’t look great on paper, but Amendola could see double-digit targets once again. Fellow WR Kenny Golladay will likely be shadowed by Chris Harris Jr., which could funnel more opportunities towards Amendola.
Hunter Henry - LA Chargers (vs. Oakland)
Henry was a defacto top-five tight end earlier in the season, but his production has seemingly fallen off a cliff. He has produced two fantasy points or less in two of his last three games, something that will have plenty of DFS enthusiasts looking elsewhere at tight end. However, this is an excellent bounce-back spot against a Raiders team that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to the position.
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