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The entry fee is $25 and first place takes home $25,000!
The standard salary cap is $60,000. The familiar names and studs will put a dent in your salary cap so you will need to find some value picks along the way. This contest includes only the Sunday games so you’ll have until 1pm kickoff when rosters lock to sign up.
Terrelle Pryor – $7,300 – The Raiders are not that bad of a team at home. They may find their struggles on the road, but in Oakland, they can play strong. Pryor’s running ability, as he showed last week, makes him a better option in leagues where passing TDs are only four points. He gets a good matchup this week in the poor Eagles defense.
Deep Sleeper: Geno Smith – $6,500 – Geno seems to be up and down every other week. He could rebound at home against the Saints and much like Terrelle Pryor, Geno can use his legs to rack up points. The Saints are a different animal away from the Superdome.
Eddie Lacy – $6,800 – You might as well take advantage of FanDuel not updating Lacy’s price again. He has been one of the hottest backs in the league and you should continue to ride him at this price.
Zac Stacy – $5,800 – If Stacy is fine after his ankle injury on Monday night, then I would roll him out again next week against Tennessee at home. It is a shame his big night had to end with this injury and you hope it does not affect him in the upcoming weeks.
Deep Sleeper: Daryl Richardson – $4,700 – If Zac Stacy is declared out, then take a chance with this cheap pick. Since he has lost the starting gig, perhaps he will come out with something to prove. He looked good on the final drive of the game on Monday night when Stacy left with his injury.
Dez Bryant – $9,100 – The best WR on the board with a great matchup at home. If Zac Stacy is out, I may revamp this lineup and insert Marshawn Lynch. Then I would take out Dez Bryant and insert Terrance Williams. Keep an eye on the injury report and adjust accordingly. So it is either Stacy/Bryant or Lynch/Williams. I think Seattle feeds Marshawn after his eight carry game Monday night.
Jordy Nelson – $7,800 – I am going to continue to ride Jordy Nelson if his price continues to stay lower than that $8K stud price mark. His matchup is right again this week.
Keenan Allen – $6,000 – I definitely see this game as being a shootout type and Allen has become the go-to guy for Philip Rivers.
Deep Sleeper: Ted Ginn Jr. – $4,700 – A true hit or miss play, Ginn is a candidate for a long score against Atlanta. He had a ball go right through his hands last Thursday night in Tampa Bay that would have been a long touchdown. The attention will likely be on Steve Smith, which will open up chances for the former Buckeye.
Jordan Cameron – $6,900 – I was trying to find a way to get Rob Gronkowski into my lineup, but I just couldn’t find a way. Cameron is a good bet for a score at home against Baltimore. He posted a 5-95-0 line against the Ravens in Week 2.
Deep Sleeper: Jeff Cumberland – $4,500 – There are a few options in the mid-to-low $5K range, but this category is for deeper sleepers. Cumberland sustained a mild concussion last weekend, but if he can play Sunday, he comes at a very cheap price.
KICKERS & DEFENSES
Pick your poison at the kicker position in the $5,000 price range:
Choice: Garrett Hartley – $5,000
Alternatives: Greg Zuerlein, Graham Gano, Nick Novak, Kai Forbath
As for defense, look at the lower priced options:
Choice: St. Louis Rams (v TEN) – $5,200
I was wavering between a few teams here with good matchups.
Alternatives: Colts (@ HOU), Cowboys (vs MIN)
Good luck in Week 9!