FanDuel Wild Card Round GPP Breakdown

FanDuel Wild Card Round GPP Breakdown

By TJ Hernandez (Associate Editor), last update Jan 6, 2017

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On a short slate, it’s relatively easy to identify who the highest-owned players of the week will be. I expect the following to be the players that you’ll see the most this week:

Just because these players will be highly-owned, doesn’t necessarily mean you should avoid them, though -- on a short slate, if you fade the stud that goes off, you could be drawing dead very quickly. Below are a list of my favorite players to round out my player pool this week.

 

Quarterback

Eli Manning $7,500 @ GB

After the Big 3 at quarterback this week, Manning has the highest projected ceiling of the remaining signal callers. Green Bay already ranks 29th in quarterback aFPA and is playing with a secondary that has been utterly decimated by injuries.

Matthew Stafford $7,200 @ SEA 

Over the final six weeks of the season, only nine defenses allowed a higher touchdown rate through the air than Seattle and only six allowed more fantasy points per pass attempt. Since Week 12, Detroit has thrown on 72.2% of their red zone plays, the highest pass rate inside the 20 of any team during that span.

 

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