FanDuel NFL: Week 15 Lineup (Sun-Mon)

Dec 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) before warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) before warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back, and FanDuel NFL stud, Devonta Freeman (24) celebrates after their game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /

FanDuel NFL: Week 15 Lineup is a column highlighting the best player options for your FanDuel NFL lineups focusing on salary and expected points considering opposing matchups each week. The intention of this article is to help you build your FanDuel NFL lineup for the most likely big payday each week.

This article is focused on all 14 NFL games scheduled this Sunday and Monday ONLY.  The Rams and Falcons already faced each other on Thursday, and the Jets and Dolphins squared off on Saturday night.  So each of the players from those four teams are already off the board.

Also, along with the recommended lineup option for each position, is a ‘hand-off’ option in case you would prefer to fade the suggested option.  The Hand-Off options are listed in order of greatest value.

Now, let’s take a look at the players we’re targeting for quarterback:

Next: Week 15 QB

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Dec 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) before warmups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports /

FanDuel NFL Week 15 – QB

Playing Kirk Cousins ($7,500) for under $8,000 is a steal!  Cousins is averaging over 22 FanDuel NFL points per game over the last nine weeks.  On DraftKings, Kirk is a top three most expensive QB this week, with good reason.  But for some reason, FanDuel has Cousins listed 19th for the Sun-Mon slot.

Matchup-wise, Cousins also has a great situation.  The Redskins are playing a Carolina Panthers team who was fantastic with all phases of their defense last season.  But this year, while the Panthers are still good on the line and at linebacker, their pass coverage is 26th in the NFL.  Carolina let several defense backs walk for more money, paying or cheaper options and the rest of the NFL is grateful.  Cousins and the Redskins passing game is poised for a great day on Monday.

FanDuel NFL Hand-Off QB Options:

Matt Ryan ($8,500 / SF)

Aaron Rodgers ($8,500 / CHI)

Next: Week 15 RB's

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FanDuel NFL Week 15 – RB’s

Averaging 23.7 FanDuel NFL points per game, Le’Veon Bell ($9,400) is now the leading running back in points-per-game this season.  Last week, Bell has 49.8 FanDuel NFL points against the the Buffalo Bills in a snowy game.  This week, the Steelers are heavily favored at Cincinnati against a struggling Bengals team.   Bell has consistently scored 20+ points each week, regardless of the defense, and while the Bengals defensive does well at times, there are plenty of holes.  Bell is a great running back to pair with an underrated Cousins.

Devonta Freeman ($7,700) is playing the San Francisco 49ers.  I could probably just stop right there.  If you’ve been playing DFS football this season, or paying attention the 9ers run defense, you know they’ve allowed every running back they face to have season-high results, sometimes career-high results.  Freeman should be in everyone’s lineups this week regardless.

FanDuel NFL Hand-Off RB Options:

Ezekiel Elliot ($8,500 / TB)

LeSean McCoy ($9,000 / CLE)

Next: Week 15 WR's

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Dec 11, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) runs off the field following the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

FanDuel NFL Week 15 – WR’s

Jordy Nelson ($7,700) and Davante Adams ($6,900) are a great wide receiver stack option for Sunday.  The Packers are playing a Chicago Bears defense depleted at the corner position and struggling to contain the passing game all year.  The Bears run defense has been surprisingly solid, forcing teams to throw the ball.  But that’s where teams have the best success against the Bears.  

Since struggling mid-way through the season, Aaron Rodgers is now on fire.  I’d also play Rodgers at the quarterback position, but he’s expensive and limits options across the lineup.  So, the next best thing to playing Rodgers is stacking Nelson/Adams with Cousins at QB.

Carson Wentz has struggled since the Eagles bye week early in the season.  Wentz is throwing more interceptions than touchdowns.  But, Wentz and Jordan Matthews ($5,700) connect often, making Matthews an intriguing weekly FanDuel NFL WR option.  This week, the Eagles are playing a Baltimore Ravens defense who’s last in defending receivers from scoring in the end zone.  Also, Jimmy Smith, the Ravens top cornerback and most likely Matthews defender, is now doubtful to play on Sunday.  Jordan should have a good day on a low salary.

FanDuel NFL Hand-Off WR Options:

Antonio Brown ($8,500 / CIN)

Julio Jones ($8,500 / SF)

Mike Evans ($8,200 / DAL)

Next: Week 15 TE/K/DST

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Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 32-14. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

FanDuel NFL Week 15 – TE/K/DST

Every season, Zach Ertz ($5,900) seems to fade away quickly into the season after pre-season hype, only to emerge as a fantastic fantasy option at Tight End the month or two of the season. Again, that appears the be his narrative.  

Ertz has double-digit FanDuel NFL points in three of his last five games.  And this week, Ertz is playing a Ravens team struggling to keep receivers out of the end zone, and depleted at the cornerback position.  I expect low-ownership and high value here.

FanDuel NFL Hand-Off TE Options:

Travis Kelce ($6,900 / TEN)

Kicker: Dustin Hopkins ($4,600 / CAR)

Some Redskins fans are concerned about Hopkins, because of key missed field goals.  However, as an Eagles fan I dread Hopkins, because he’s very good.  Dustin may have missed a few key field goals, but like many great field goal kickers they are only noticeable because everyone has grown used to Hopkins making the vast majority of his attempts.  The Redskins will have ample scoring opportunities against a terrible Panthers secondary.  Hopkins is a top five FG this week.

Defense: Kansas City Chiefs ($4,500 / TEN)

The Chiefs are a good team because of a very good defense.  After a long battle with cancer, Eric Berry appears to be back into his old stellar form.  Berry and the Chiefs are going to give the Titans a hard time on the field this weekend in Kansas City.

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This lineup should land us with $100 salary left, and roughly 145 points.  As always, keep an eye on the injury reports, with some injury concerns for our lineup options each week.  Good Luck FanDulers!