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Fantasy football advice, Week 16: FanDuel lineup tips and strategies

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Fooch's Note: The Niners Nation FanDuel League is back up and running for Week 16, so make sure and join up. It's a $5 entry fee, with first place taking home $100, and the top 15 winning prize money.

Week 15 Recap

Final Roster

Eli Manning $7500 - 22 points
Latavius Murray $6500 - 8.6
Matt Forte $9000 - 10.9
Odell Beckham Jr. $8500 - 36.3
Marquess Wilson $4500 - 9.1
T.Y. Hilton $8800 - 7
Jordan Cameron $5100 - 0.9
Connor Barth $4700 - 18
Detroit Lions $5400 - 11

Beginning Bank $60

Week 13 Bank: $11.68

You sharks took my money again! Congrats to those finished in the money in last week's Niners Nation league. I was 12 spots away thanks to missing on Cameron and Murray. I'll try my luck in a Head-to-Head game this week. If you want to play against me (and who wouldn't at this point?) leave a comment and I will send an invite.

Head-To-Head $1 Entry Free (Sunday - Monday Games)


Aaron Rodgers (Packers) $10,000: I may change to Mark Sanchez since get gets Washington, but I have a bit more faith in a bounce back game for Mr. Rodgers. Tampa Bay's defense isn't as bad as they were earlier in the year, but they should pose little threat to one of the better offenses in the league.

Running Backs

Jeremy Hill (Bengals) $7,300: Denver's rush defense has been struggling a bit and I think Cincinnati keeps this game close long enough to keep Hill involved.

Tre Mason (Rams) $6,500: He has cooled off some in the last few weeks, but a date at home against the Giants should stoke his fire. Also, Aaron Rodgers cost me all my damn money so I had to pick a cheaper back with some upside.

Wide Receivers

Jordy Nelson (Packers) $8,800: He has been quiet too long and he dropped a sure TD last week. I'm buying stock in a big Green Bay bounce back (not to be confused with the dance craze of the same name) and Nelson is always a multi TD threat.

Donte Moncrief (Colts) $5,900: I'm only going with him if T.Y Hilton has to sit (he didn't practice Wednesday). The goose egg last week is a worry, but if the starting WRs against Dallas are Reggie Wayne and Moncrief I want a piece of that action.

Kenny Stills (Saints) $6,100: Woe to those who trust New England running backs or New Orleans receivers. The shootout potential makes me giddy for this game against the Falcons and Stills always seems to cut out at least a few receptions and deep targets.

Tight End

Dwayne Allen (Colts) $5,400: He only catches touchdowns, but that is okay when it happens nearly every week.


Greg Zuerlin (Rams) $4,700: "Megaleg", ‘Legatron", ‘Leg Bundy" Whatever you want to call him, just call him a good bet to put up field goals against the Giant in a dome.


Buffalo Bills $5,100: There is a chance the trip from NY to Oakland saps their energy, but they should still have enough left in the tank to contain the juggernaut that is the Oakland offense.

Want to play against me in FanDuel this week? Leave a comment and let me know.