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The San Francisco 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12, and once again, it is time to take a look at intriguing FanDuel lineup options. Although the 49ers offense is not quite the explosive unit we were hoping for, it has shown some improvement in two games with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. This opens up some intriguing possibilities, but I wanted to focus on one in particular.
Running back Shaun Draughn will make his third start in place of Carlos Hyde. Draughn has not exactly wow'd us thus far, but given how his career started, he is having the best run of said career. He rushed for 58 yards and hauled in 38 receiving yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9. Last week, he rushed for 37 yards and had 40 receiving yards against the Seattle Seahawks.
This week, Draughn faces an Arizona Cardinals defense that has been strong overall against the pass, but ranks No. 19 in defending running backs in the passing game, according to Football Outsiders. I bring this up because FanDuel offers up 0.5 points per reception. This means running backs that get decent looks in the passing game are going to be valuable. This week, Draughn could be particularly valuable, with a price of only $5,600 in FanDuel. He's an ideal sleeper option that could provide tremendous value.