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 Benny's Week 14 Props
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 16:19

Here are some interesting Prop Bets for NFL week 13 offered by our friends at Ladbrokes this week. We only included the top part of the list, so if you do not see someone, that means they project for below the lowest amount. This list also does not include the Monday night game and is for the Sunday only slate.

 FantasyGuru's Week 14 Stat-Pack
Posted by Graham Barfield on Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:37

Courtesy’s Graham Barfield

In the weekly “Stat Pack”, I will go team-by-team and breakdown three key statistics that helps explain the week that was. The attempt here isn’t so much to provide atypical game recaps, but instead to provide rich context about the games that may not be obvious.

Here is the Week 14 Stat Pack. It’s gluten-free:

Arizona Cardinals   

  1. David Johnson’s last three PPR finishes are as follows: RB1, RB1, and RB1. No big deal.
  2. David Johnson is on pace to score 416 cumulative PPR points, which hasn't been done since 2006: LaDainian Tomlinson (474), Steven Jackson (419).
  3. Arizona has run the seventh-most plays per game inside of the 10-yard line since Week 6 (5.29).
  4. (Bonus!): Carson Palmer has thrown for multiple passing scores in three of the Cardinals’ last four games.

 Fantasy Aces Strategy: Week 14
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:05

What's up y'all? This is the one and only RadThad with this week's NFL article for Fantasy Aces. The 2016 NFL regular season is starting to wind down, but that doesn't mean there isn't enough time for us to take advantage of some juicy matchups in the final weeks. While some teams have thrown in the towel, others are making a push for the playoffs. Bye weeks are complete so every team in the league has fantasy options for the taking. Here are some of my favorite cash game and GPP plays on Fantasy Aces this week. QUARTERBACK  Andrew Luck (IND) $6900 vs. HOU (17th ranked pass DVOA) Andrew Luck has thrown 12 passing TD's in his last 5 games and is averaging 276.8 yards/game of that same time span. The Texans have given up at least two passing TD's in each of the last four games, so I see another multiple passing TD effort in Luck's immediate future. If you want to spend up at quarterback in Fantasy Aces cash games, Luck is your guy.

 Vlad's Values: Week 14
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:30


Chalk: Ownership to remain fairly close – no QB above 20% this week: Andrew Luck, IND (FD 8.2k, DK 6.9k), Jameis Winston, TB (FD 8.2k, DK 6.7k), Andy Dalton, CIN (FD 7.7k, DK 6.1k), Russell Wilson, SEA (FD 7.9k, DK 6.6k)

I may be biased on the Jameis Winston-Evans combo since I drafted both on several of my national teams (NFFC) partly because of these two upcoming games with New Orleans over the next three weeks of fantasy playoffs. One flaw in this draft strategy was assuming that I’d make the playoffs (but you have to have confidence). The other is assuming that a defense would be as bad as you think they’ll be 13 weeks later (in this case, the Saints are still pretty bad). But I digress. Winston has been fairly consistent, scoring at least 16 FD and DK points over the last seven weeks. He’s going to pepper Evans and Brate this weekend. Winston threw at least three TD passes in his first six games, but just one in his most recent six. I’m expecting another one of those 3 TD game this Sunday.

 Week 14 Kicker Recommendations
Posted by Mike Horn on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 17:27

Courtesy’s Mike Horn

Kickers averaged 7.6 FP, their average for the year is now just 7.7. The kicker algorithm had a so-so week by the labels, but given that last week I gave up and said " you should look to the "Marginal Start" group to pick your weekly kicker," it had a great week. "Marginal Starts" had an excellent W-L record and averaged 12.0 FP, again finishing as easily the best performing group. "Starts" had a decent 8.4 FP average but were a 50-50 proposition in topping 7 FP. "Neutrals" did poorly at 5.6 FP and .333 W-L PCT but much better than "Sits" who averaged only 3.3 FP and all scored under 7 FP. Let's hope the recommendations have rounded into form for the fantasy playoffs:

 Price vs. Projection: Week 14
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:48

We are back again to crunch the numbers and look at prices on DraftKings vs. the industry wide respected projections from our parent company We take a look each week and try to find all the players who project for 3X or better to give us a nice group of players we can use to help us cash in our cash games. Here is what we found...

 Targets and Touches: Week 13
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:07

Subscriber Exclusive Content! Benny Ricciardi's Excel Spreadsheet consisting of every player's number of touches and targets from the previous week, as well as all weeks thus far!

 Week 13 Injury Report
Posted by Ben Kukainis on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 16:53





Bronco QB Trevor Siemian (foot) is doing “a lot better,” according to HC Gary Kubiak when he spoke on Monday. There’s “hope” he returns against the Titans and he has shed his walking boot.

 Week 13 Snap Count
Posted by Ben Kukainis on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 15:53

Subsciber Exclusive Content! Each week I’ll be giving a full and complete list of snaps played at the RB, WR, and TE position. They are sorted by the percentage of team snaps played, not the raw snaps number. Also, be sure to read Benny’s NFL Targets and Touches article, released every Tuesday.

 Week 13/14 Monday/Thursday Options
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:49

Vegas: Colts -2, O/U: 49 These are two of the worst statistical teams on both sides of the ball in the NFL. The Jets offense is ranked 27th DVOA and they face an Indianapolis defense ranked dead last. Indy will pace up the Jets as they play at a much quicker tempo. The defense for Indy is bad across the board. They allow the second most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, seventh most to running backs, and 10th most to receivers. You can attack this defense any way that you want. I am sure the Jets will go with a heavy dose of Matt Forte in this one. Forte has averaged over 20 touches the past five weeks and has seen 30+ when he is needed in close games. When the Jets fall behind (which happens often), that is when we see Bilal Powell have a bigger role. As a Jets fan, I hope it leans much heavier in Forte’s favor and I do like him quite a bit on this late. As for the pass catchers, the softest matchup is the one between Vontae Davis and Brandon Marshall. I know that might sound crazy, but Vontae has been bad this year and is likely to shadow Marshall the whole game. This is a solid spot for the Jets to attack, so I expect to see a ton of targets go towards B Marsh. Fitz is so cheap that he is actually in play. The Jets have a solid team total and the market share of touches is pretty predictable. If the Jets are going to score, B Marsh and Forte are going to be involved.