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If you are new to a salary cap format, here are the basics. You get a fake budget to spend on your players/team. Your weekly lineup strategy is completely up to you. You can target a group of medium-priced players, or play some higher-priced studs mixed with lower-priced value plays. All you need to do is stay under the salary cap.
You’ll need to save money on at least a couple of positions if you want to roll with any high-priced studs in your lineup. With that in mind, here are some FanDuel value picks for Week 13 that I like (based on a $60k budget; sorted by position and price).
Robert Griffin III has been benched. That leaves Colt McCoy as the starter and a nice value play with his low price. The Colts are the front-runner to take a lead in this one, which could force plenty of catch-up numbers for Colt McCoy this week. With plenty of solid receiving options, I like McCoy for solid vale at a bargain basement price.
With Ryan Mallett now out for the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick is in line to return as the starter. While Fitzpatrick isn’t a top QB play, his price is low enough to offer a couple of nice upgrades into your lineup. At this price, Fitzpatrick only only needs to be average to have strong value.
You’ll have to monitor whether or not Arian Foster returns this week before playing Alfred Blue. If Foster is out, I like Alfred Blue as a RB1 quality play. Going against a Titans team that is currently the worst against the run, it’s a great matchup.
Latavius Murray looked great last week, albeit on only 4 carries. Now dealing with a concussion, you’ll have to make sure Latavius Murray plays this week. My guess is Murray plays and gets a lion’s share of the workload.
A repeat on the list and I’m still a believer. I like the production for Mason, but he’s lacking in the TD department. I could see the Rams getting a lead in this matchup and serving up a heavy dose of Tre Mason to close out the game.
I like the matchup this week for the Dolphins passing game. The Jets could slow down the run and have Tannehill passing plenty this week. I like Mike Wallace as the main beneficiary and for a solid game with plenty of upside.
If you’re digging in the bargain basement for a deal, Robert Woods may fit your bill. I’m expecting Joe Haden to spend a majority of time slowing down Sammy Watkins this week, which could make for a good target boost for Robert Woods. I wouldn’t be surprised if Woods had double digit targets again this week.
Delanie Walker made a big return last week with 155 yards. I’m not expecting that kind of yardage again this week, but the upside is there for Walker to lead his team in targets. I could see the Titans behind in this matchup and extra late game targets for Walker.
You’ll want to keep an eye on the player news with Cameron before starting him this week. Cameron is coming off a concussion and the early outlook is he will play. Now with Josh Gordon in the lineup, Cameron could have some added value as he benefits from lesser coverage.
Playing at home and with a nice matchup, Houston could be a strong play. I like Houston to run a ton and rely on their defense this week. It doesn’t hurt that that they face off against Zach Mettenberger, who cannot be trusted.
The price for Miami takes a drop this week after allowing 39 points to Denver last week. I love the drop in price as Miami is still a strong defense. They are on the road this week, but in a nice matchup against a Jets team that is struggling.
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The FanDuel Week 13 punting challenge will be with Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,000). The challenge is to play a $1.00 game with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. I’ll be posting my punting lineup in the forum later this week. Highest score wins bragging rights! Alright FST Community, I’d love to hear who YOU love (or hate) this week. Post your FanDuel value picks for Week 13 in our Fantasy Football Forum. Good luck!