Daily Fantasy Football Picks from RotoAdvice: Week 12

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The Quarterbacks:

High $$$ QB:

Cash: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota ($10,200)

It’s pricy, but he’s the best in the league right now. He’s seems to get two games worth of production in a half’s worth.

Tourney: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($9,000)

Liked Manning here, too, as both will likely be low owned in the top tier, but we’ll go with Brees, who typically performs well at home and Baltimore’s pass coverage has been near or in the bottom ten all year.

MID-TIER QB:

Cash: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington ($7,300)

In this price range, it’s a better bet to go with Kaep against a woeful Washington defense, which is equally bad against run and pass, which suits Kaepernick perfectly.

Tourney: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland ($7,600)

Ryan is underpriced, really, and should be really low owned, considering the consensus blech folks feel about the Falcons right now. But they are division leading! Cleveland’s pass coverage is stout, their pass rush is meh, so Ryan should have time to get the ball to Julio Jones, et al in a temperature controlled environment.

DISCOUNT RACK QB:

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis ($6,300)

They are going to be trailing and the Colts defense is friendly to offenses, leaving Bortles in position to post some FP. You could look at Ryan Mallett, but he’s $600 more expensive and the Texans are at home and may be winning, limiting Mallett’s pass ops. Bortles can also run for yards, a bonus.

WHO WE’RE STARTING THIS WEEKRodgers, Ryan

The Running Backs:

High $$$ RB:

Cash: DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants ($9,000)

It’s a good matchup anyway and then toss in some possible bad weather and he’s steady as she goes in the cash game RB slot.

Tourney: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona ($8,800)

Arizona is no wilting flower vs. the run, in fact they are a top 10 run defense. Howevah, Lynch is Beast Mode at home, the weather may play into his game and nobody will be on him at this number, which isn’t too high for his situation.

MID-TIER RB:

Cash: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tennessee ($7,700)

Nice price, good matchup, high upside. McCoy will be rostered heavily this week.

Tourney: Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington ($6,900)

You just made a carrot face at the thought of this, I know. Hey, this is why he’s a good tourney play, nobody likes Frank Gore. But wait, the matchup is tender, the volume is there — it’s not sexy, but it could pay off big.

DISCOUNT RACK RB:

Cash: Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville ($5,700)

Underpriced due to Bradshaw going out and facing an easy defense, at home, is going to make TRich a very trendy play, and a relatively safe one at this price.

Tourney: Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay ($5,600)

Lots of value at RB today, which is why someone like McKinnon is going to go overlooked. Add in the Ben Tate news and the Packers defense and it’ll get lost that the Packers aren’t epic against the run and McKinnon has been good (13th overall at RB metrics) in that category.

Longest of Shots: Daniel Herron, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville ($4,500)

Swinging for the fences? Try Herron, who was really good during the preseason and could have a Donald Brown like role here. I find it hard to believe that the team is simply going to give every snap to TRich. Plus, if the team is pounding the Jags, Herron will get even more run.

WHO WE’RE STARTING:Lynch, McCoy, TRich

The Wide Receivers:

High $$$ Receiver:

Cash: Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota ($9,000)

Has been money in the bank all year and when you toss in the Vikings average pass coverage, he’s a good bet at this tier.

Tourney: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland ($8,000)

Still underpriced and he will get to the end zone, Jones is an excellent tourney play while other heads are turned to Josh Gordon, Mike Evans and the like.

MID-TIER Receiver:

Cash: Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans ($6,500)

Good matchup and solid play for the dollars, Smith figures to be a good play against the Saints and their last-ranked pass coverage, indoors at New Orleans.

Tourney: Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington ($6,800)

We’ve discussed the matchup against Washington, who is bad everywhere defensively, and so Boldin becomes the most likely to benefit and may be lightly owned at this price.

DISCOUNT RACK Receiver:

Cash: Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($6,000)

What is the world we are living in when Colston is in the rack? Oh, that’s right, he’s a glorified second tight end for New Orleans right now. Still, with Brandin Cooks being lost for the season, the race is on for those targets, and at home with Brees, Colston is a safe play.

Tourney: Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($5,900)

For $100 less, you can roll the dice that it will be Stills who can take advantage of Cooks’ injury. Reminder here that Baltimore’s pass coverage metrics are not good and Jimmy Smith is gone for the season.

WHO WE’RE STARTING: Jones, Boldin, Stills

The Tight Ends:

All Tiers:

Cash: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($7,500)

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots vs. Detroit ($8,100)

Every week while they are healthy, I say. Graham’s price goes down $500 even though it’s a good pass matchup AND they are at home. Gronk is Avenger-like stomping his way into the end zone last week to carry some cash home to his owners who believed in him. I believe in you, Gronk!!

Tourney: Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos vs. Miami ($5,300)

You’re going to say, but wait, Jason, why not Coby Fleener for just $100 more with a better matchup? Because everybody will be on Fleener this week if they are saving a buck that they are not giving to Gronk or Graham. Tamme could catch three TDs from Manning in Denver, who knows? And with Julius and Emmanuel Sanders out, the attention will be more on the wideouts and Tamme left free to roam and score FP .

Unless I am overthinking it. Which I probably am. I can live with that.

WHO WE’RE STARTING: Gronk over Graham because nobody is stopping Gronk right now.

Weather Watch:

Bucs @ Bears: RAIN

Cardinals @ Seahawks: RAIN

Cowboys @ Giants: RAIN

 

The Slate:

 

SUN, NOV 23

TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION

Cincinnati at Houston

1:00 PM

CBS

NRG Stadium

Cleveland at Atlanta

1:00 PM

CBS

Georgia Dome

Tennessee at Philadelphia

1:00 PM

CBS

Lincoln Financial Field

Detroit at New England

1:00 PM

FOX

Gillette Stadium

Green Bay at Minnesota

1:00 PM

FOX

TCF Bank Stadium

Jacksonville atIndianapolis

1:00 PM

CBS

Lucas Oil Stadium

Tampa Bay at Chicago

1:00 PM

FOX

Soldier Field

Arizona at Seattle

4:05 PM

FOX

CenturyLink Field

St. Louis at San Diego

4:05 PM

FOX

Qualcomm Stadium

Miami at Denver

4:25 PM

CBS

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Washington at San Francisco

4:25 PM

CBS

Levi’s Stadium

Dallas at NY Giants

8:30 PM

NBC

MetLife Stadium

MON, NOV 24

TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION

NY Jets at Buffalo

7:00 PM

CBS

Ford Field

Baltimore at New Orleans

8:30 PM

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Nik Vucevic, Orlando Magic @ Charlotte

I also like his counterpart in this game, Al Jefferson, but we’ll go with Vuc, who has been a double-double machine so far this season.

Discount Rack (<7K): Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio ($5,500)

Not as great a value as last time, and we can’t count on a ton of steals like that game, but Dieng still provides value at this number

Other Plays: Marcin Gortat, Wizards ($6,800), Brandan Wright, Mavs ($4,300), Marc Gasol, Grizzlies ($8,100)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Denver ($11,800)

It’s a big number, it is, but he’s the best and against Denver, he could return the 59 or so FP he needs to value. With so many value plays in action tonight, it can be done.

Discount Rack (<7K): Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans ($3,900)

With Kevin Martin out for a month, Shabazz may shoot it all night long. Muhammad had started the last game and played very well, making more than value. Now, at this number, he’s still a great rack pick.

Other Plays: Markieff Morris, Suns ($6,800), Greg Monroe, Pistons ($7,000), Channing Frye, Magic ($5,000), Boris Diaw, Spurs ($4,800), Zach Randolph, Grizzlies ($8,000), Nerlens Noel, 76ers vs. Phoenix ($5,700)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+) Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Utah ($10,000)

Love John Wall, too, vs. Cleveland, but Curry goes against the fourth worst defensive efficiency in the league and he’s at home. At a 50FP value point, he’s beautiful. Plus, it’s nice to have a top guy out West when you are rising up the standings.

Discount Rack (<7K): Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit ($5,400)

We’re rolling the dice. Something is wrong with the Hawks in that they haven’t been working to get the best shooter in the league some shots. Against the Lakers, they lagged in getting him going, instead using a lot of pick and roll with Teague in that matchup. When they did turn him loose, he knocked down his shots, so it’s not an injury. Think they’ll move him around, as per beginning of the season, against the Pistons.

Other Plays: Tyreke Evans, Pelicans ($7,600), Eric Bledsoe, Suns ($6,800), Gary Neal, Hornets ($4,000), Jimmy Butler, Bulls ($7,700),

The Slate:

Friday, November 21

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Detroit at Atlanta

7:30 PM

FSDT

TSOH

Orlando at Charlotte

7:00 PM

FSFL

TSOH

Phoenix at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSAZ

CSN

Milwaukee at Toronto

7:30 PM

FSWI

TSN

Boston at Memphis

8:00 PM

CSNN

TSOH

San Antonio at Minnesota

8:00 PM

FSSW

FSN

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

YES

FSOK

Cleveland at Washington

8:00 PM

FSOH

CSNB

ESPN

LA Lakers at Dallas

8:30 PM

TWC SN

FSSW

New Orleans at Denver

9:00 PM

FSN

ALT

Utah at Golden State

10:30 PM

ROOT

CSNB

Chicago at Portland

10:30 PM

WGN

CSNN

ESPN

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks from RotoAdvice

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The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles ($9,100)

He’s got his personal issues, but assuming he’s able to put that aside, he can focus on blowing through the Lakers weak front line. The Lakers are on the back end of the back-to-back, and even though they won in Atlanta last night, it wasn’t because of the defense.

Discount Rack (<7K): Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York ($4,800)

Well known that Dieng is practically on his own inside for Minnesota against the poor Knicks defense. When he started last season, he was DFS gold — even if he is silver tonight, he’s worth it at this number.

Other Plays: Tyson Chandler, Mavs ($6,200), Nik Vucevic, Magic ($8,700)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): LeBron James, Cavaliers vs. San Antonio ($10,700)

It’s a one-man show above the Top Tier number tonight, so it’s LeBron, who is a cash game gimme on FanDuel, even against SAS.

Discount Rack (<7K): Jeff Green ($6,900) and Jared Sullinger ($6,800), Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia

Top line of the night and Green is a common recipient of Rondo passes. Philly isn’t the worst defensive team, but their pace, and Boston’s, along with their borderline worst ten defense, Green is a great play. Sullinger has constantly produced and should continue to do so against the Sixers frontcourt.

Other Plays: Channing Frye, Magic ($5,000), Jeremy Lamb, Thunder ($5,400), Tobias Harris, Magic ($7,200), Wilson Chandler, Nuggets ($4,900), Anthony Bennett, Wolves ($3,700), Nerlens Noel, Sixers, ($5,600)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+) James Harden, Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($10,100)

One thing I’ve learned from having other Rockets on previous nights….the ball is always in Harden’s hands. Defensively, Kobe and everyone in the Lakers’ backcourt can’t or won’t play defense. Harden will be nutzo. Our top tier pick of the night.

John Wall, Washington Wizards vs. Dallas ($9,100)

It’s Jameer Nelson and JJ Barea at point guard for the Mavericks to cover Wall — the Mavericks are a middle-of-the-road defense and forecasts to be one of the higher scoring games of the night.

Discount Rack (<7K): Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks @ Minnesota ($5,400)

Shump is my guy going against a depleted Minnesota roster which is already the second worst defense in the league.

Other Plays: Rajon Rondo, Celtics ($8,900), Eric Bledsoe, Suns ($6,700), Kevin Martin, Wolves ($6,200)

The Slate:

Wednesday, November 19

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

San Antonio at Cleveland

7:00 PM

FSSW

FSOH

ESPN

Charlotte at Indiana

7:00 PM

TSOH

FSMW

LA Clippers at Orlando

7:00 PM

FSW2

FSFL

Boston at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

CSNN

CSN

Dallas at Washington

7:00 PM

FSSW

CSNB

Milwaukee at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

FSWI

YES

Phoenix at Detroit

7:30 PM

FSAZ

FSDT

Memphis at Toronto

7:30 PM

TSOH

TSN

New York at Minnesota

8:00 PM

MSG

FSN

Oklahoma City at Denver

9:00 PM

FSOK

ALT

LA Lakers at Houston

9:30 PM

TWC SN

CSN Houston

ESPN

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire RotoAdvice: Week 12

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Jonas Gray recalls the straight ahead, hard running rushers of the recent Patriots pass, but is he worth picking up after his epic game?

As always, let’s take a look at who’s below the 50 percent owned in CBS leagues.

The Quarterbacks:

Last Week: (Bridgewater, Bortles, Carr, Mallett)

Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals (35 percent owned)

Bruce Arians loves to throw the long ball. Drew Stanton will throw said long ball. Yardage ensues. The only drawback is the upcoming schedule, which is full of top 10 defenses vs. QB.

Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (35 percent owned)

Despite the Bucs’ government shutdown of Washington, they are still the third worst defense in the league. So McCown will have to continue to throw and he has great receivers in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, the latter of which may just be the Alshon Jeffrey of this season for McCown.

The Running Backs:

Last week: C.J. Anderson (now 82 percent)

Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (45 percent owned)

Sims got more work than Bobby Rainey last week, his second week back on the team. The Bucs offense is going to be in constant catchup mode and Sims should continue to see the majority of the work.

Jonas Gray, New England Patriots (33 percent owned)

As was stated soooo many times on the Sunday Night broadcast, there isn’t anything particulary special about Gray. He runs hard and right where he’s scripted to go and he did it so well against the ninth worst run defense in the league that he nearly gained 200 yards to go with four touchdowns. It’s insane to bet on what the Patriots will do from game to game, especially at running back, but Gray does have a Sammy Morris/Corey Dillon vibe to him and those guys did pretty well as the tailback.

The Wide Receivers:

Last week: Matthews (now 86% owned), Brown (60%), Adams

Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (38 percent owned, last week – 48%)

Adams did score last week, but is still a WR3, which means his targets will vary from week to week. The Packers are an offensive juggernaut right now and Adams is on the field for between 65-90 percent of the action every week.

Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints (31 percent owned)

Brandin Cooks is out for over a month and Marques Colston has been subpar this season, so that leaves Stills, who has suffered from the Saints lack of long pass avoidance syndrome. Stills did catch a TD and all four of his targets last week and could pick up some volume with Cooks out.

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks from RotoAdvice

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The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets @ Memphis ($9,500)

He’s the biggest number at the center tonight and may post the biggest number. I could get argued over to Nic Vucevic against the Pistons in Detroit tonight, if you wanted a haircut on this. I’ll probably go into the rack for my center tonight.

Discount Rack (<7K): Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix ($5,400)

He will likely bottom out now that I do believe he’s good to go every night, but Olynyk should fare well in a high pace game without a tough cover at center to get him into foul trouble.

Other Plays: Tyson Chandler, Mavericks ($6,200), Anderson Varejao, Cavs ($4,900)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Anthony Davis, Pelicans vs. Portland ($11,600), LeBron James, Cavaliers vs. Denver ($10,700)

Davis keeps creeping up in price because he keeps getting to value and may be the play over even LeBron if Omer Asik is out for the Pelicans tonight. James is sick, but should be able to produce against the defensively challenged Nuggets. I am definitely picking one of them and building value plays around them tonight.

Discount Rack (<7K): Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix ($6,800)

It’s supposed to be the second highest scoring game of the night and closer than Cleveland/Denver, which is the top game. This gives all the currently consistent Celtics like Sullinger the opportunity to beat their normal averages and pound value.

Other Plays: Channing Frye, Magic ($5,000), Shawne Williams, Heat ($4,500), Wilson Chandler, Nuggets ($4,700)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+) Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix ($8,500)

Why break the streak – Rondo is the triggerman and because his value is derived from stuffing the box score beyond scoring, the higher paced game will help him accrue the rebounds, assists, etc that make his value.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans ($8,700)

If Aldridge and Batum miss again tonight, then you have to look at Lillard, who will be looked to for offense in Portland. Has been over 42.3 points in the last three games, including 45 and 46.5 his last two without those other two guys.

Discount Rack (<7K): Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat @ Brooklyn ($4,600)

As long as Dwyane Wade is out, then Chalmers is my other PG tonight, with 37.7 and 26.9 points in the last two games.

Other Plays: Jimmy Butler, Bulls ($7,500), Tyreke Evans, Pelicans ($7,600), Courtney Lee, Grizzlies ($5,300), Joe Johnson, Nets ($6,700)

The Slate:

Monday, November 17

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Dallas at Charlotte

7:00 PM

FSSW

TSOH

 

Denver at Cleveland

7:00 PM

ALT

FSOH

NBATV

Phoenix at Boston

7:30 PM

FSAZ

CSNN

 

Miami at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

SUN

YES

 

Orlando at Detroit

7:30 PM

FSFL

FSDT

 

Houston at Memphis

8:00 PM

CSN Houston

TSOH

 

Philadelphia at San Antonio

8:30 PM

CSN

FSSW

 

New Orleans at Portland

10:00 PM

FSN

CSNN

 

Chicago at LA Clippers

10:30 PM

CSNC

FSW2

NBATV


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Deep Drivel: NFL Week 11 Recap and Commentary

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The Raiders/Chargers game was a struggle to watch — here’s hoping you didn’t have too many of these guys rostered in Week 11.

Dolphins 22, Bills 9:  Ryan Tannehill (240 yards, 2 TD’s) remains consistently inconsistent, putting up a solid game against an impressive Bills defense.  Buffalo benched noodle-armed draft bust E.J. Manuel for selling-pencils-on-the-street-corner Kyle Orton, and guess what?  He sucks too!  Where’s my shocked face?

 

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Falcons 19, Panthers 17:  Cameron Newton (292 yards, 2 TD’s) was playing so poorly at one point the announcers wondered aloud if he should be benched.  While a gimpy shell of his former self, he still showed he can put up garbage-time yards as well as anyone, along with sidekick Kelvin Benjamin (9-109-1), a lazy receiver that doesn’t believe in doing anything until the fourth quarter of every game.  Do his owners care?  Of course not.  Matt Ryan (268 yards, 1 TD) continued to fall off the face of the Earth.  Both of these teams have inexcusable jokes of a running game.

 

Bears 21, Vikings 13:  Leave it to the crappy Vikings to let this reeling Bears team beat them like drums.  Playing against one of the worst defenses in league history, Theodore Bridgewater (158 yards, 1 TD) led this rudderless ship to an embarrassing 243 yards.  So much for Norv Turner being creative on offense – he needs to be run out of town on a rail.  Minnesota’s defense wasn’t any better, making fading QB Jay Cutler (330 yards, 3 TD’s) look like Sammy Baugh.

 

Texans 23, Browns 7:  Cleveland took a step closer to having watchable football with Brian Hoyer (20 for 50) stinking up the joint while Johnny Manziel smokes cigars on the sideline.  It’s only a matter of time, Browns fans.  I read that several teams are licking their chops to sign the free-agent-to-be Hoyer, which is a great illustration at how desperate NFL teams are for QB’s.  Hoyer is a mediocrity that would make a fine backup, but he’ll snooker an $80 million deal out of somebody.  Ugh.  Ryan Mallett (211 yards, 2 TD’s) played pretty well for his first start, actually bringing a vertical passing game back to Houston.  You give Alfred Blue 36 carries and still win?  Only the Browns.

 

Chiefs 24, Seahawks 20:  199 pound RB Jamaal Charles (20-159-2) remains a man among boys.  Who says you have to be a 230 pound brute to be a great between-the-tackles runner?  He’s still the best back in fantasy football.  Suddenly the Chiefs have a better record than the champion Seahawks, who seem to have lost their mojo.

 

Bengals 27, Saints 10:  No idea what is going on with the Saints, who really laid an egg against a crappy Bengals defense.  Drew Brees (255 yards, 1 TD) isn’t throwing nearly as effectively as he has in the past, for reasons no one seems to know.  Jimmy Graham only targeted 3 times while Mark Ingram gets 23 carries?  What the hell is going on?  Andy Dalton (220 yards, 3 TD’s) bounced back from some recent dismal performances and Jeremy Hill (27-152) ran all over New Orleans.

 

49ers 16, Giants 10:  Eli Manning (280 yards, 1 TD) threw 5 interceptions and New York STILL came a Larry Donnell dropped pass in the end zone away from winning this game, which tells you how poorly San Francisco is playing.  Colin Kaepernick (193 yards, 1 TD) is all over the map these days, sending people in the crowd to the hospital with his erratic heaves.

 

Rams 22, Broncos 7:  Denver with 7 points?  It’s hard to believe, honestly.  Peyton Manning (389 yards, 1 TD) threw for his usual yardage but couldn’t get anything going in the red zone.  The Rams mercifully euthanized the career of Austin Davis and looked like a real team as a result.  Shaun Hill (220 yards, 1 TD), Tre Mason (29-113), and Kenny Britt (4-128-1) turned out to be too much to handle for the overrated Broncos defense.  Does anyone still think they’re going to the Super Bowl?  It’s laughable.

 

Bucs 27, Redskins 7:  I’m not sure what Jay Gruden was supposed to bring to Washington, but I think it’s pretty safe to say this wasn’t it.  Suddenly Mike Shanahan doesn’t look so bad after this latest embarrassment.  Blown out by this dismal Bucs squad in your own backyard?  How was Gruden not fired on the spot?  Mike Evans (7-209-2) may be the hottest WR in fantasy football.

 

Chargers 13, Raiders 6:  Who actually chose to attend this game?  Both teams stunk, but the Raiders stunk worse.  Nothing else to say.

 

Cardinals 14, Lions 6:  This one was a bit of an old-fashioned smashmouth defensive battle, which may satisfy football purists but sucks royally for fantasy leaguers.  Drew Stanton (306 yards, 2 TD’s) and Michael Floyd (2-54-2) were responsible for pretty much all the offense in the game.

 

Packers 53, Eagles 20:  Green Bay does it again, building up such an insurmountable lead they let off the gas for the entire second half.  It’s both awe-inspiring and maddening if you’ve got the likes of Aaron Rodgers (341 yards, 3 TD’s), Jordy Nelson (4-109-1), and Randall Cobb (10-129) who are forced to put up their ridiculous numbers in just a half.  Hell, imagine what they could do with a full game?  If the Packers continue to play even half this good they are going to win the Super Bowl without much of a challenge.

 

See you next week.

 

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks from RotoAdvice

Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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The Centers:

Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia ($9,400)

IF he plays a full game, he’s rock solid against a sorry, sorry 76ers team who could play twice as good as Thursday night against Dallas and still be worth targeting tonight.

Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets ($6,700)

Should easily make value against the second worst defense in the league right now. The Nuggets center rotation is a mess and Hibbert should be able to stay out of four trouble with little to worry about on the defensive end.

Value Plays: Kelly Olynyk, Celtics ($5,400), Omer Asik, Pelicans ($5,500), Steven Adams, Thunder ($4,000)

The Forwards:

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers ($8,000)

The Spurs play tomorrow night, also, so if this game gets out of hand, Duncan could get Popped and fail to stack the numbers against the Lakers, who are the worst defense in the league. But you have to nod to the matchup here and hope that Kobe keeps it close.\

Anthony Davis, Pelicans vs. Minnesota ($11,400), LeBron James ($10,700) and Kevin Love ($8,900), Cavaliers @ Boston

All three are great plays, but the cost on them has made it near improbable to find value in rostering them. All three have excellent matchup and could do it, though. Good luck on roster construct if you do, especially on Davis.

Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia ($6,200)

Good bet to find value if he plays the minutes, meaning that Philly keeps it within 30 for three quarters. He is the third option when Harden and Howard are on the floor, but the ball often finds Ariza open for three when it does get to him.

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers ($6,800)

He’s likely to draw the Kobe assignment, which looks like it fuels Leonard rather than wear on him. The Lakers have allowed the most layups/dunks in the league so far this year per game. They are also third worst in defending the three. It’s a defensive marvel! Congrats, fellas!

Value Plays: Channing Frye, Magic ($5,000), Chris Copeland ($5,600) and Solomon Hill ($5,100), Pacers, Kostas Papanikolaou, Rockets ($4,200)

The Guards:

Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers ($7,000)

Go back and read the stats about the Lakers defense under Kawhi’s recommendation — and now picture Jeremy Lin running after Tony Parker. Please Kobe, keep this close!

Jrue Holiday ($7,200) and Tyreke Evans ($7,600), New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota

The Timberwolves are a bottom five defense right now and giving up the sixth worst 3pt% and eFG% in the league. Holiday and Evans should be able to take advantage, especially when all eyes are on The Brow.

James Harden, Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia ($10,200)

He has the ball in his hands on every possession and does a lot with it. Harden should be able to make 50FP fairly easily if he plays his usual amount of minutes.

Other Plays: Anthony Morrow, Thunder ($4,400), Evan Fournier, Magic ($5,600), Manu Ginobili, Spurs ($5,300)

The Slate:

Friday, November 14

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Miami at Atlanta

7:30 PM

SUN

TSOH

Denver at Indiana

7:00 PM

ALT

FSMW

NBATV

Milwaukee at Orlando

7:00 PM

FSWI

FSFL

Cleveland at Boston

7:30 PM

FSOH

CSNN

Utah at New York

7:30 PM

ROOT

MSG

Philadelphia at Houston

8:00 PM

CSN

CSN Houston

Minnesota at New Orleans

8:00 PM

FSN

FSN

Detroit at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

FSDE+

FSOK

Charlotte at Phoenix

9:00 PM

TSOH

FSAZ

San Antonio at LA Lakers

10:00 PM

KENS

TWC SN

ESPN

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