The San Francisco 49ers aren't winning games, but a few pieces of the improved offense are worth a look on FanDuel this week. I'm not expecting much from Gabbert and crew, but nearly every Chicago Bear is usable in a home game that Chicago has to win.
Blaine Gabbert $6300
Don't get carried away with 2 solid home performances. Yo Gabbert Gabbert takes his show to Chicago where the Bears are playing better defense than many realize. Plus, this will be his road debut against a hungry team. Pay an extra $200 and go with the ageless wonder Matt Hasselbeck this week as a cheap QB option.
Anquan Boldin: $6000
With at least 93 yards and 5 receptions over the last two weeks, "Q" has quietly been a very useful WR3. His TD upside is capped by Gabbert's preference for tight ends in the red zone. I still like Boldin's chances for another 80+ yards game, but I think a guy like John "Smokey" Brown is a better play at $6000.
Torrey Smith: $5400
He's getting a few looks each game, but still hasn't shown any consistency. Dontrelle Inman ($5500) has a stiffer matchup against the Broncos, but he should be more involved than Smith this week.
Shaun Draughn $5900
He's my favorite 49er for DFS this week. He has at least 80 total yards in each of his last 3 games and doesn't come off the field. So even if San Francisco were to fall behind and abandon the run he should still factor into the passing game. The 49ers don't put up many points and he is still looking for his first touchdown, but I prefer him over Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead and Antonio Andrews .
Vance McDonald $4900
Take a chance on Vance! There you go Mr. McDonald, there's your campaign slogan. With Garret Celek out, Vance could continue his impressive streak with Gabbert under center. Chicago is pretty good at covering tight ends, but if you want to punt the tight end position (not a bad idea this week) you could do much worse.
Jay Cutler ($7000)
The Cutler/Jeffery combination is going to be a popular play this week and for good reason. The 49er defense has been absolutely abysmal on the road and the Bears are clicking right now. I wouldn't be surprised if they put up over 35 points on Sunday. Need a less expensive option? Give Kirk Cousins a spin at $6600 going up against the Cowboys in DC.
Matt Forte ($7600) Jeremy Langford ($6400)
They essentially split the workload 50/50 last week and one is $1200 cheaper than the other. Forte may have a quality game, but both backs should have equal opportunity to take advantage of the 49er defense.
Alshon Jeffery ($7700)
When he is healthy, he is good. The rub here is that he might end up on a lot of cards this weekend given the matchup. If you aren't paying top dollar for a WR1 type, Jarvis Landry ($7400) gets a crack at the Baltimore secondary.
Martellus Bennett $5200
The 49ers have kept opposing tight ends in check this season and "The Black Unicorn" is coming off a rib injury and might yield some snaps to Zach Miller. Scott Chandler($5300) is a better, albeit a more popular, play this week with Gronk out. Also, Jacob Tamme ($5200) sees a nice spike in targets when Leonard "Part 6" Hankerson is out, which will likely be the case Sunday.
Chicago Defense ($4400)
I'll be investing heavily in this defense on FanDuel. The squad still lacks talent, but they have been playing better as a unit, not allowing more than 17 points since November. As previously noted, this is Blaine Gabbert's first road game as starter and I'm not sold on him being able to rise to the occasion.
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