FanDuel’s final four-game slate features the usual tight pricing, but includes a few hidden gems. With Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown as the top two salaries, there appears to be multiple ways to attack this slate. With that said, here are some of the week’s notable plays.
Case Keenum (@ New Orleans) – $7,600
Priced as the 5th most expensive quarterback, Case Keenum offers cash viability against a leaky New Orleans secondary. New Orleans allowed the 4th most passing yards over their last four games and the 4th most rushing yards to quarterbacks over the course of the season. Last week, Cam Newton lit up New Orleans for 349 passing yards. Priced too cheap, Keenum should be considered in all formats.
Leonard Fournette (@ Pittsburgh) – $7,900
He may have disappointed last week with 9.3 fantasy points, but Leonard Fournette has played 87% and 85% of snaps the last two weeks. In that span he also recorded 23 and 24 touches. Prior to Week 17, the Steelers allowed 525 rushing yards over their last four games. Additionally, when these teams met earlier this season, Fournette carried the ball 28 times for 181 yards and two scores. Fournette makes a solid pivot off the higher priced running backs in cash and GPPs.
Derrick Henry (@ New England) – $6,700
Despite accounting for 26.1 fantasy points last week, Derrick Henry saw a small salary jump of $200. With DeMarco Murray still dealing with a sprained MCL, Henry looks poised to handle the load again this week. Henry played on 97% of the snaps each of the last two weeks, handling 29 and 25 touches. New England allowed the second most receiving yards and yards per carry to running backs this season. Henry’s bell cow role should lock him into cash lineups.
Antonio Brown (v Jacksonville) – $9,000
Eclipsing 20-points in eight games this season, Antonio Brown returns from a two-games absence to face Jacksonville’s intimidating secondary. When these two teams met earlier this season, Antonio Brown recorded 10 catches and 157 yards. Truly matchup proof, Antonio Brown should be fired up in all formats.
Nelson Agholor (v Atlanta) – $6,400
In one full game with Nick Foles, Nelson Agholor played 95% of snaps and received 7 targets. Running 60% of his routes from the slot, Agholor figures to avoid the tight coverages of Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Over the last four weeks, Atlanta also allowed the 4th most points to receivers, putting Agholor on the map as a mid priced GPP option.
Mohamed Sanu (@ Philadelphia) – $5,800
With 11 and 8 targets in his last two games, Mohamed Sanu has become a crucial component of the Atlanta pass game. This week he shows down against an Eagles team allowing the 7th most yards to wide receivers. On the season Sanu has run 43.1% of his routes out of the slot and the Eagles recently allowed slot receivers Sterling Shepard and Cooper Kupp to catch 139 and 118 yards respectively. Sanu is a sneaky cash play on this short slate.
Delanie Walker (@ New England) – $6,200
Delanie Walker paced the Titans in targets during the regular season with 111. He did the same in their first playoff game, recording 8 targets for 74 receiving yards. The Patriots have defended tight ends well, but Walker’s volume is worth betting on. Averaging 7 targets per game over his last four, Walker should be a staple of cash lineups.