FanDuel Week 3 Freeroll Contest: Looking for value
We're continuing our weekly freerolls at FanDuel -- think you can beat our very own Josh Moore? If so, you'll win a cool $5, maybe more if you score big. All you have to do is assemble your team in FanDuel's weekly salary cap format. Enter now.
Last week, we debuted a new tool for subscribers that identifies the best FanDuel values in any given week. The lower the $/Point, the better. Here are the first few rows of the table so you have an idea of what it's all about.
Now let's take a look at the Top 5 at each position.
Note: Values are subject to change throughout the week as projections are updated.
1. Tarvaris Jackson ($361)
2. Tom Brady ($389)
3. Cam Newton ($394)
4. Andy Dalton ($395)
5. Rex Grossman ($424)
We're not confident in sending our subscribers into war with Tarvaris Jackson, so look for Tom Brady, Cam Newton or Rex Grossman at QB this week. The 49ers' pass defense has been brutal, so Andy Dalton isn't a bad start either, though keep an eye on the status of A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson before pulling the trigger on the rookie QB.
1. Ray Rice ($393)
2. Ben Tate ($395)
3. Matt Forte ($448)
4. Mike Tolbert ($461)
5. Rashard Mendenhall ($464)
No real surprise seeing Ray Rice and Rashard Mendenhall in the Top 5 given their favorable Week 3 matchups. Ben Tate figures to have a big day as the Texans' RB1 against the Saints. Mike Tolbert is battling a calf injury but expects to play against the Chiefs on Sunday.
1. David Nelson ($430)
2. A.J. Green ($447)
3. Larry Fitzgerald ($467)
4. Dez Bryant ($474)
5. Steve Smith ($475)
Our Top 5 WR list is typically dominated by big names, but this week David Nelson looks to be a great value at $5,200. A.J. Green is no slouch at $6,200 either. But be careful with Dez Bryant, who is very iffy with a quad injury.
1. Rob Gronkowski ($434)
2. Jason Witten ($492)
3. Fred Davis ($534)
4. Antonio Gates ($539)
5. Kellen Winslow ($554)
With Aaron Hernandez sidelined, Rob Gronkowski is looking like a tremendous value at TE. The Bills haven't yielded many points to TEs, but they haven't faced anyone of Gronk's caliber either. Don't worry about Tony Romo's availability with regard to Jason Witten. He was outstanding with Jon Kitna last season, and should see extra targets with Miles Austin (and possibly Dez Bryant) sidelined. Fred Davis is another good start -- the Cowboys have struggled against the pass and he's an emerging talent in Washington. Be careful with Antonio Gates, who is missing practice with a foot ailment.
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