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Fantasy football: FanDuelin' Week 12

Along with the weekly San Francisco 49er focused fantasy preview, the Fan Duelin’ series documents one man’s battle to turn a fantasy football addiction into cold hard cash through daily fantasy contests.

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Fooch's Note: Don't forget to join up for the Niners Nation FanDuel league this week. 88 entry spots, $5 entry fee, and you can win up to $100.

Week 11 Recap

Final Roster

RG3 - 14.38 points
Alfred Morris $7,300 - 14.2
Jeremy Hill $6600 - 17
Anquan Boldin $6900 - 7.8
Keenan Allen $6400 - 10.3
Julio Jones $8200 - 8.9
Julius Thomas $7500 - 1.3
Nick Novak $4500 - 9
Cleveland Browns $5200 - 2

Beginning Bank $60

Week 12 Bank: $23.68

Another week, another defeat. I wasn't even close in week 11, finishing 89 out of 100. U-G-L-Y! I blame myself, Julius Thomas' ankle and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.  This week I return to the Niners Nation League to try to right my fantasy ship. Here is who I will likely be playing:


Colin Kaepernick (49ers) $7300: I'm not exactly confident in this pick, but I'll be damned if I can pass him up this week. It's probably the cheapest Kaep has been on FanDuel this season, the Washington defense is putrid and he is at home. I'll ride with Kaep one more time, but he has flamed out in favorable match-ups before. If I can get more than 16 points from him I'll be happy.

Running Backs

DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) $9000: What I saved on QB I spent on DeMarco this week, who gets the porous Giants defense this week. Murray should be money in the bank if the Giants can't find a way to keep him in check.

Rashad Jennings (Giants) $6600: I got cold feet starting him last week and switched to Jeremy Hill. Good call, but it didn't help in the long run. The Cowboy defense is good, but nothing that should give a right minded fantasy player any pause.

Wide Receivers

Anquan Boldin (49ers) $6800: He didn't get it done last week, but Washington is giving up the second most passing touchdowns in the league. Either Boldin or Michael Crabtree should be able to find the end zone and both the same price. Given Crabtree's inconsistency, I chose to go with "Q".

Reggie Wayne (Colts) $6900: Old receivers seem to be the theme for the week. Wayne may take a back seat to T.Y. Hilton in this one, but I think there will be enough to go around as the Colts will look to get right after losing ugly last week.

Brandon Marshall (Bears) $8300: He is one of my favorite $8000 receivers to play. As long as Cutler is playing well (a lot to ask for these days) Marshall shouldn't have too much trouble exploiting one of the worst defenses in the league. Alshon Jeffery is coming on a bit, but like Wayne and Boldin there should be enough targets to go around for Brandon to make hay.

Tight End

Coby Fleener (Colts) $5400: He saved my bacon in a re-draft league last week. Oh, and he also had a career game, but let's keep sight on what is important here. Fleener is a cheap tight end on an explosive offense and it doesn't look like Dwayne Allen will make it to the field this week. If for some reason he does then I'll probably swap in Owen Daniels.


Mason Crosby (Packers) $4900: Out of the cheaper kickers I like his scenario the best. Red hot offense that may be stopped short a few times by an underrated defense. At worst, I'll get the 5 PAT points.


St. Louis Rams: I usually try to pick defenses at home, but the Rams are riding a hot streak after shutting down Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers is struggling right now.

There you go Niners Nation FanDuelers. If you want my $5 you're gonna have to pry it from my cold dead hands or wait till Tuesday morning...whichever is easiest.