We're doing weekly contests with FanDuel again (click the link for more details). This year, I'll be posting the players I recommend for FanDuel each week.
If you're not familiar with FanDuel, you can select any players you want for a given week, but each player has a salary, and you must stay under the cap. Thus, you have to build your team of mostly value players. We're promoting the $15,000 FanDuel Contest this week.
FanDuel leagues have standard scoring with a 0.5 PPR. You must pick one quarterback, two running backs, three receivers, a tight end, a defense and a kicker.
FanDuel Week 12 Lineup:
Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers - $7,900
Colin Kaepernick is struggling, but he's my No. 4 Fantasy Football Quarterback this week because Washington's defense is an absolute joke.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs - $8,800
Jamaal Charles hasn't done very much from a fantasy perspective recently, but he should be able to rebound against one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers - $6,600
I have no idea how Eddie Lacy is this cheap. He's my eighth-ranked Fantasy Football Running Back this week (in PPR), so he should be at least $1,000 more.
Wes Welker, WR, Broncos - $7,400
I was a bit surprised to see Wes Welker this cheap. Perhaps it's because he was iffy to play earlier in the week. He'll be on the field Sunday night, and I'm sure Peyton Manning will want the former Patriot to stick it to his old team.
Victor Cruz, WR, Giants - $6,800
The Cowboys have surrendered a billion 400-yard passing games this year. With Eli Manning playing better, Victor Cruz should have a big game. He's a bargain at just $6,800.
Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens - $6,200
It's generally not a good idea to have a Raven on your FanDuel team, but Torrey Smith is available for a solid price at $6,200. The Jets have a good defense overall, but they struggle to cover receivers. Just look at what the backup Buffalo wideouts did to them.
Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers - $6,100
I love doubling up quarterbacks and receivers/tight ends. Colin Kaepernick could easily toss two touchdowns to Vernon Davis against Washington's stinky defense.
Nick Folk, K, Jets - $5,000
The near-perfect Nick Folk should be able to get back on track.
Browns Defense - $5,000
Ben Roethlisberger will be under siege against Cleveland's ferocious pass rush.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
@dawg66 I see where you're coming from. I really do. But I'm sure as a Browns fan you can understand, they have needs EVERYWHERE. You aren't gonna win a super bowl unless you have a QB. Case in point pretty much every super bowl winning quarterback ever. Second, yes you have Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Terrelle Pryor is a slot receiver which is gonna get you nowhere unless you play for New England. Corey Coleman has yet to prove a damn thing. Mike Williams, however, just took down Alabama pretty much BY HIMSELF. It's the right range for him and I'm positive Huge Jackson wouldn't pass over him at this point, meaning pre-combine and interviews.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.