Daily Fantasy Football, Rob Gronkowski, Russell Wilson
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots makes a catch in the third quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


Russell Wilson and Rob Gronkowski might be expensive, but the consistent production they provide makes them worth paying up for in Daily Fantasy Football.

This week I will be rostering players that are either coming off a bad week or have been consistent for the last month of the season. At this point of the season, there is no need to take a chance on a third-string receiver because there is plenty of value to be found in Week 16. This is a week where we can’t second guess what we are doing. There is potential this week for us to win some big money. Good luck everyone and again, don’t over think this week and go with your gut.

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Quarterback

Russell Wilson

Wilson is coming off his worst start of the season since Week 1. The whole Seahawks team had a bad day and I will be paying for them all this week. People will look at that dud of a game and since Wilson is the highest-priced quarterback, he will get overlooked. He has been the most consistent quarterbacks of the season and I won’t let one game scare me away from playing him. The Seahawks have no running game, he will be the team’s entire offense in Week 16.

Jared Goff

Goff is a quarterback you play in good matchups and this week against the Titans is one of them. Last week he took a back seat to Todd Gurley and he has done that when the opposing defenses are weak against the run. This week he will take advantage of a poor Titans secondary and with three straight games of under 17 DK points he will be an afterthought. If you play Goff you should double-stack him with Gurley and either Cooper Kupp or Sammy Watkins. The offense goes through these four players and the Rams are a top-two team in scoring offense for a reason.

Other plays I like: Cam Newton and Mitchell Trubisky

Running Back

Alvin Kamara

The Atlanta Falcons struggle against pass-catching running backs and Kamara might be the NFL’s best. Kamara doesn’t have one game where he has touched the ball 20 times but on the season, he is averaging 20 DK points a game. He left the game against the Falcons in Week 14 early with an injury and some may look at that and avoid him. Kamara is a building block this week and he should be one of the first players you lock into your lineup.

Ezekiel Elliott

He’s back and the Cowboys will force feed him the ball until he throws up. In every game but one this year, he has carried the ball at least 21 times. He has nine touchdowns in only eight games and he is averaging just under 100 rushing yards a game. I am not worried about the layoff from the suspension, in fact, I think it benefits him. He isn’t coming off an injury so his legs will be fresh and he’s been training shirtless on a beach. The Seahawks are in trouble. Last week they gave up four rushing touchdowns to Todd Gurley, Zeke is the same caliber running back as Gurley so expect a big game.

Other plays I like: Leonard Fournette, Isaiah Crowell and Kenyan Drake

Wide Receiver

Michael Thomas

I hope everyone listened to me in my article before the trade deadline about trading for Thomas. Over the last two weeks, Thomas has 19 receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 14, he scored 30 DK points against the same Falcons team and in Week 17 last year against the Falcons he had 10 receptions for 156 yards and he found the end zone. Thomas and Kamara are a great stack this week.

Doug Baldwin

Sign me up right now for Baldwin. This will be a bounce-back game for him and this game has the potential to be a shootout. The Cowboys struggle to cover slot receivers and that is where Baldwin does most of his damage. He will be low owned in a potential shootout game, yes please and twice on Sunday.

Other plays I like: Keenan Allen, Cooper Kupp and Jarvis Landry

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski

Gronk has scored 25 or more DK points in three straight weeks. This is a no-brainer, you play the best tight end in football. Find ways to get value at other places (or play Gronk in the flex) but he needs to be in your lineups. The Bills have given up the seventh-most receiving yards to tight ends all year and in Week 13 they gave up 11 receptions and 147 yards to Gronk. Don’t over think this, play him.

Cameron Brate

The matchup isn’t great against the Panthers but his teammate, O.J. Howard, was just put on IR. Brate will pick up some of the targets that Howard was seeing and he has been a consistent weapon for Jameis Winston all year. He is only $3,300 on DK and he is the perfect tight end to play with Gronk to help free up salary cap space. In Week 8 he faced the Panthers and got us 10 DK points, that is three times value and that is enough to help us win.

Other plays I like: Ricky Seals-Jones and Eric Ebron

Defenses

Jacksonville Jaguars

If you have been reading this, you knew that Sacksonville was coming up on this list. They get a quarterback who is just learning the playbook and a team that has been inconsistent running the ball. This feels like another double-digit scoring game for this unit again. They are $600 cheaper than last week, lock and load.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers over the last couple of years have struggled when they play the Chiefs on the road, don’t put too much thought into the bad game. Poor Bryce Petty, he now has to face one of the best defensive units in the league and this can get ugly quick. This could be a five-sack game for this defense and I am calling that one of them will be a pick six. Both priced units are worth the price this week.


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