With the regular season in the books, FanDuel has unveiled its playoff short slates. With high priced studs and scarce value, roster construction will be key to profiting this week. Here are a few standout plays on FanDuel this weekend.
Cam Newton (@ New Orleans) – $8,300
Coming off a 16.6-point finish, Cam Newton offers bounce back potential against a struggling Saints’ defense. New Orleans has allowed the 4th most passing yards over the last four weeks. Newton’s rushing upside also gives him a high floor, averaging 13 carries over his last three games. Newton warrants cash consideration and GPP exposure.
Todd Gurley (v Atlanta) – $10,000
The premier running back on the slate, Todd Gurley carries an exorbitant price tag. Gurley has averaged 24 touches over his past three games, finishing with 27, 43.5, and 44.6 points. Atlanta’s defense struggles against pass-catching running backs, allowing the 4th most receiving yards to backs this season. Slowing slate tilting upside, Gurley’s volume is unfadable in the league’s highest scoring offense.
Leonard Fournette (v Buffalo) – $8,100
Following his Week 15 absence, Leonard Fournette averaged 22 touches in his past two games. This weekend he draws a Bills defense, allowing the most fantasy points and second most yards to running backs on the year. Fournette played a season high 87% of snaps last week, putting him in play for GPPs.
Derrick Henry (@ Kansas City) – $6,500
With DeMarco Murray sitting out due to a torn MCL, Derrick Henry played on 63 of 65 possible snaps and handled 29 touches last week. Kansas City has allowed the 8th most rushing yards to running backs on the season. With volume and the matchup working in his favor, Henry is a cash lock at his price.
Tyreek Hill (v Tennessee) – $7,700
Quietly, Tyreek Hill finished with the 8th most DraftKings points among wide receivers this season. Hill draws a Tennessee defense allowing the 12th most points to receivers this season. While Hill eclipsed 10 targets just once this season, he should see added attempts on special teams. Hill’s volatility makes him an ideal GPP play, but the short slate forces him into cash consideration.
Allen Hurns (v Buffalo) – $5,400
With Marqise Lee looking questionable, Allen Hurns offers intriguing upside for GPPs. In his first game back, Hurns played 77% of the snaps and ran out of the slot on 97% of those plays. While playing time could be scaled back if Lee returns, Hurns should avoid the stout coverage of E.J. Gaines and Tre’Davious White. Hurns also saw 9 targets in his debut, putting him squarely in play for GPPs.
Eric Decker (v Kansas City) – $4,800
A true bargain bin play, Eric Decker is only $300 above min price. Decker led the Titans’ receiving corps in targets the past two weeks, averaging 8 per game. As the Titans’ primary slot receiver, Decker should avoid the coverages of Darrelle Revis and Marcus Peters on the outside. Leading the receivers in red zone targets with 12, Decker can be used as a salary saving option in cash and GPPs.
Greg Olsen (@ New Orleans) – $6,500
Since returning from injury, Greg Olsen led the Panthers in targets in three of his four games played. Over his last three contests he has averaged 9 targets per game. The Saints have played strong tight end defense all season, making Olsen risky. However, on a short slate Olsen’s volume keeps him in play for GPPs.