This will be the most precise, calculated, fantasy hockey cheat sheet that you will find, just to let you know what you are to expect.
Here it is, then I will give you some pointers on how to build out your fantasy hockey cheat sheet, using this feature of the site while there is no fantasy football going on. No, but Hockey is, I will explain more in the updated version of the video below. Preparation goes into this, so use the graph and follow along on large slates for larger slates that are being played on Fanduel:
If you can align some of these players on nightly basis in Hockey, you will win most of the nights you put cash on these game. And, ALWAYS, ALWAYS check the over/under vegas lines, as they are accurate for team stack use.
Here is the Video to Explain more about this list or look to a previous Post.
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In our fantasy football weekly article, it is of course divisional play round. Get your fantasy matchups right here:
Here they are:
To first though, give you some backdrop to the execution and strategy of my suggest route to winning this week in fanduel, as many would disagree.
I personally did much better, winning most of my cash games. Cash games are of course, those contests which you enter where %50 of players win, or head to head, or some similar style of contest. This can be done on DraftKings or Fanduel. If you want to go at a GPP or tournament contest, I recommend getting extra needed help over at my #1 recommended tool, DraftDashboard to create successful winning lineups on all slates recommended.
When looking at cash contests, many times overlooked, as well as by myself included is the basic targets per game, indicating the desired opportunities of a receiver, which is sooo important in these PPR format lineups, or Points Per Reception.
So to sum up my Lineups for the week, here it is:
These of course go over salary for one solid reason. You will have to find solid sleepers to replace these guys, unless you can find low cost consistent players with low variance in their scoring and opportunities from week to week. There are not however many bargain, unknown players at this stage in the season, there are many high risk players to use off the bench.
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Le’Veon Bell
RB: Leonard Fournette or Devonte Freeman
WR: Julio Jones
WR: Adam Thielen
WR: Stepon Diggs or Brandon Cooks or M. Sanu for price saving
TE: R. Gronkowsk: Expensive, Consider cheaper J. James Option
K: S. Gostkowski
QB: Nick Foles or Blake Bortles for Price/Value
RB: L. Fournette or A. Kamara if can afford
RB: D. Freeman or L. Murray
WR: Lock in Julio Jones vs Eagles Defense, does not do well vs. #1 WR
I will go ahead and give my must have Playoff Fantasy Football Rankings for the Week, as these are projected at the best value on Fanduel. This way you can get yourself in position to win Cash games or small tournaments with these picks.
#1 QB: Drew Brees
Upside: Brees has all of the tools and weapons to go about destroying his competition. Could be a blowout.
Downside: His Fantasy Points per game is not as much as a couple other QB’s we’ll cover. He is also playing a decent Carolina Defense. However, they could very well be without 3 of their starters, 1 of whom is Thomas Davis, the veteran linebacker so good in coverage, the Saints RB’s should easily get free in the passing game.
#2 QB: Alex Smith
Upside: Smith should in no way play down to his competition, as the Titans are not really one of the stronger defenses in the league, just outside the top half in overall defense in fantasy. Allows points to the QB. Smith has been solid all season and averages plenty of points per game.
Downside: Smith did not build any recent momentum for the playoff due to sitting out week 17. Hopefully this does not affect the offense.
#1 RB: Leonard Fournette
Upside: Fournette has the dream matchup vs. a worst defense in the league against RB position in fantasy, believe it or not, the Bills. what more could you ask from. He could very well dominate, making it hard for the Bills.
Downside: Injuries bugging him although not showing up on the injury report thus far this week.
#2 RB: Todd Gurley
Upside: Gurley has been the best RB in fantasy by far this year, and the Rams will of course rely on him for this wild card game. Don’t overcomplicate things by not rostering him unless you simply cannot afford him.
Downside: Playing one of the best Defenses in fantasy, Atlanta, 7th vs. RB’s and 10 overall. This does not matter to matchup proof RB’s such as Gurley. Also there are other good options to consider to save yourself that salary.
#3 RB: Devonte Freeman
Upside: Playing another dream matchup vs. the Rams who are 31st vs. RB’s in fantasy. Freeman has picked his game up in recent weeks to re-emerge as a fantasy stud.
Downside: If you compare him to the next guy, per the same snap percentage he does not get enough touches.
Update as of 1/4/17:
Freeman is limited by a knee injury this week in practice. Make sure to include Tevin Coleman who should be a very good value play and has scored around 15 Fantasy Points per the last meeting with Rams. You may want to start him even if reports say Freeman is ok.
#4 Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara
Upside: With wonderful options here, as more of a tournament type play, these 2 provide valuable upside in a matchup that includes some hurt players in the defense of Carolina. They simply cannot match up against both of these Studs. Whats amazing is even though they don’t quite get enough rushing attempts, they both get plenty of targets.
Downside: Besides the matchup already mentioned, not much downside at all. Also the depth chart recently indicates that Kamar is #1. Don’t let this have you shy away from Ingram. He will be used a lot.
To stop for a moment and mention, you get get overall rankings for the rest of season for playoff teams here at SI more for rest of post season league advice if playing in such a league.