FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 13 Value Plays
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 13 Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel Fantasy Football series.

QUARTERBACK

Jeff Driskel, CIN vs. DEN ($6,400): This is purely a GPP play, as Driskel is something of a wild card this week making his first start for the Bengals. This isn't the greatest matchup on paper against the Broncos, almost ensuring that his ownership level will be very low. His rushing upside is the attraction here, as in limited work he already has two rushing touchdowns. It helps that he'll get A.J. Green back and already has two solid receiving options in Tyler Boyd and John Ross. He's $3,100 less than Patrick Mahomes, meaning he only needs to do roughly 66 percent of his output to make value.

RUNNING BACK

Carlos Hyde, JAC vs. IND ($5,000): Hyde will be the Jaguars featured back with Leonard Fournette out due to a one-game suspension. Hyde had five carries after Fournette was ejected from the game and now stands to be the recipient of double-digit carries considering the workload Fournette has been getting. Before being ejected, Fournette was up to 18 carries, and the two previous weeks he had 28 and 24 carries. In addition he had 10 targets in those three games as well, and while T.J. Yeldon will also have an expanded role, Hyde should be very busy.

Chris Carson, SEA vs. SF ($6,300): Carson has been scoring pretty consistently, with 12 or more fantasy points in five of his last seven contests including two games of 19.4 fantasy points. The Seahawks remain one of the more run-heavy teams in league, and Carson has been used almost exclusively as the goal line back in recent weeks. The 49ers are a league-average matchup at home, giving up the 15th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The game flow (Seattle -10) suggests the Seahawks should be running a lot while playing with a lead in the second half.

WIDE RECEIVER

Jarvis Landry, CLE at HOU ($5,500): If there ever was a time to buy low on Landry, it's now. While everyone is swooning over rookies Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb (and rightfully so) Landry has gotten lost in the mix. Granted, he's been pretty bad lately (not a double-digit fantasy point game in his last four games), making this the perfect opportunity to use him. Houston has a stout run defense, giving up the fifth-best yards per carry average (3.8), meaning the Browns will have to turn to the pass. If Cleveland is playing from behind (-5.5 points per Vegas), Landry should have a ton of targets.

D.J. Moore, CAR at TB ($6,400): Moore has risen to arguably the top receiving option for the Panthers, getting eight and nine targets over the last two games. He's parlayed those targets into a total of 248 yards and a touchdown over that time span and has a prime matchup this week in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have given up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers and have given up 26 passing touchdowns, the most in the league. Using Cam Newton ($8,700) and Christian McCaffrey ($8,800) makes a lot of sense in cash games, and in a GPP, stacking them with Moore could pay off nicely.

TIGHT END

Cameron Brate, TB vs. CAR ($4,900): Brate was recommended here last week, and there's a couple of good reasons to go back to the well here. He finished Sunday's game with an early touchdown on his way to a 10.1 fantasy point performance, and his price didn't rise too much despite that production. The matchup doesn't get any better either, as he gets the Panthers at home who have given up the most fantasy points per game (17.5) to opposing tight ends.

FLEX

Kenny Golladay, DET vs. LAR ($7,300): Look, he's not cheap, and opposing defenses know to key in on him. That being said, he's the No.1 wide receiver on the Lions and has gotten a ton of targets since Golden Tate was traded and Marvin Jones Jr. was ruled out. Over the last three games, Golladay has a crazy 36 targets (12 per game for those mathematically challenged), showing what a big part of the passing offense he is. The game flow – Rams being heavily favored – suggests that Matthew Stafford will be throwing a lot.

DEFENSE

Seattle D/ST vs. SF ($4,600): While Seattle isn't the same defense who made all of their Super Bowl runs, they're still a solid unit and have one of the better home crowds in football. Nick Mullens has come back to earth after a successful first start and now has two interceptions in each of his last two games. They've struggled against the good teams in the league (Chargers, Rams) but have done well against the weaker teams (Oakland, Dallas). San Francisco falls into the latter category of the two.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Kevin Payne plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: Fanduel: kevinccp, Draft Kings: kevinccp, Yahoo: kevinccp.
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