Welcome to my FanDuel team! Thanksgiving is over with, but they are still hungry. Let's see if they can make up some big ol' plates of leftovers and microwave them, then eat them and then digest really well and get ready to play some football!
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QB Ryan Tannehill MIA @ NYJ
I’ll probably be using Andrew Luck in my 50/50s this weekend, but I like Tannehill quite a bit in tourney plays. The Jets allow a league high 2.5 passing touchdowns per game and are ranked 26th against the pass by Football Outsiders and 32nd by Pro Football Focus. The Jets also have the lowest number of interceptions with .3 per game. Tannehill is averaging 6.7 yards per carry, which often gives you those few extra fantasy points to get you over the hump and is coming off a four total touchdown day against the Broncos. His ceiling continues to get higher as the team gets fully comfortable with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's offense and the Jets are just the team to flex that offensive muscle.
RB Tre Mason STL v OAK
Mason gets his best matchup since winning the lead back role and should see his highest touch total of the season. Everything is lining up well for him this week as the Raiders come to St Louis. Firstly the Raiders aren’t great against the run. They aren’t horrible either, but the sheer number of rushing attempts against them has them giving up 25.5 FanDuel points per game to opposing running backs, which ranks them 29th overall. Secondly the Rams defense has been playing very well. Over the last four games they are averaging 12 FanDuel points per game and they have played the 49ers, Cardinals, Broncos and Chargers in that stretch. Thirdly, Latavius Murray is out. Murray really is the Raiders only threat for big plays on the ground, so the defense should be able to rush Derek Carr or send extra men into coverage. This sets Mason up to be running with a lead and his style is that of a closer as he finishes plays off with authority.
RB Fred Jackson BUF v CLE
Jackson is a little scary, but gets a great matchup and should be back as close to 100% as possible. He also continues to be the goal line and third down back, so yes, he will split some carries with Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown, but he is the guy when it comes down to it and will remain so.
WR Kenny Stills NO @ PIT
Stills actually went down in price this week after putting up a nice game the first week Brandin Cooks was out, so now going up against Pittsburgh’s middle of the road pass defense shouldn’t be much trouble for him to hit value. He was targeted all over the field last week and looks like he has stepped up into Cooks’ role and is no longer used mostly as a mid-range or deep threat. I’m guessing he will be heavily owned, but he’s pretty safe at this price.
WR Jarvis Landry MIA @ NYJ
Landry leads the team in targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns over the last four weeks and with Ryan Tannehill’s skill set and Charles Clay still out, Landry’s shorter route tree should keep him heavily involved this week, especially against the Jets who continue to be worse against the pass than the run.
WR Antonio Brown PIT v NO
You don’t stop Antonio Brown. He can be matched by just about any defender and he will find a way to get open and Ben Roethlisberger will find a way to get him the ball. He is tied with Demaryius Thomas with 216.20 total FanDuel points (19.65 per game) and has only dipped below 10 FD points once this season. That is insane consistency and something I want on my team whenever I can fit him in.
TE Rob Gronkowski NE @ GB
Gronk is usually the highest upside tight end every week and even if the Patriots go run heavy against the Packers weak run defense, he will still get his. Gronk has been the most consistent tight end this season with only two games less than 10 FanDuel points and a whopping 20.95 FDP average over the last four games.
K Greg Zuerlein STL v OAK
I like Zuerlein to have some shots at three pointers in the dome this weekend as the Rams should have a lead and be able to move the ball on the ground against the Raiders.
D St Louis Rams STL v OAK
The Rams get Chris Long back this week and the Raiders will be without Latavius Murray. The Rams also have averaged 12 FP over the last four games against better competition than the Raiders. They are my top defense this week.