It’s all about value when it comes to DraftFury. Week in and week out we see other DFS sites adjust their pricing to reflect the previous week’s performances. Meanwhile, DraftFury has the most delayed and loose pricing structure of the 5 sites. By hitting big on the value plays, we can load up at the other positions with top-tier performers that are sure to pay off most of their price tag. With so many other sites cracking down for Week 15, it’s refreshing to plug in our minimum priced options from DraftFury and fill in the rest with our highest projected players.
Draftfury is one of only 2 sites that offers B. Brown in the Week 15 slate. He’s a major advantage over players like Frank Gore, Eddie Lacy, and even Devonta Freeman. We’ve identified several other value players, but Brown may be all you need to comfortably fit the rest of your studs for the week. Remember to use this lineup as a template and use the remaining salary to upgrade the weakest positions. If you want to know our top plays for the week, consult Jon Stulberg’s Week 15 DFS Blue Book. If this week works out for you, make sure to let us know on Twitter @DailyStadium.
Week 15 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Value Plays
Player name | Player salary | Confidence meter 1 – 5 on returning 2x+ value (5 is a cash game lock)
Brock Osweiler | $10,000 | 2 – The Broncos have struggled offensively, but they’ll be jumpstarted by their opponents this weekend. Denver travels to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers No. 1 ranked offense. If Osweiler falls behind early (which is likely), he’ll be forced to throw the ball more and exploit the matchups at WR and TE. It’s a bit of a long shot, so we recommend paying up this week, but if you need a minimum-salary QB, Osweiler is a fairly safe option with some situational upside.
Bryce Brown | $5,000 | 5 – The Seahawks lost Thomas Rawls (ankle) for the rest of the season, so they promoted Brown from the practice squad. The lead RB of any Seahawks game has a ton of fantasy value, but Seattle needs to win to continue their playoff goals and they’re at home against the Cleveland Browns this week. The Browns have been a fragile team all season and it’s unlikely they’ll be able to pull off a win in front of the 12th man, so Brown should get plenty of 4th quarter carries. This is a must-play situation.
Fozzy Whittaker | $5,000 | 2 – Not a ton to see here, except the massive volume that Carolina gives the RB position. The Panthers are a run-first team that lost their 20+ touch-per-game RB. Whittaker will get the first snap of the game, but it could be a committee backfield with Mike Tolbert and Cameron Artis-Payne. Whittaker is the announced starter, so he’s worth a look for cash games. We prefer Mike Tolbert in GPPs at the same price, especially since he’s the goal line back.
Javontee Herndon | $5,000 | 5 – The Chargers can’t run the ball. They have been plagued by injuries at the WR position and now no-names are starting on Sunday. That doesn’t mean they don’t have fantasy value (and could become starting NFL players). The Chargers will be forced to throw a lot this week against a Dolphins secondary that let Eli Manning complete all but 2 passes on Monday night. Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates may be playing their last game in Qualcomm Stadium, so this should be emotional for them. Herndon is the WR1 on the team and should get some overflow production. He is a cash game must this week if you need value at WR.
Tyler Lockett | $6,800 | 3 – The Seahawks continue to roll and next on the schedule are the Cleveland Browns. It’s unlikely that Russell Wilson and company will lose at home when the playoffs are on the line, especially against an inferior opponent like Cleveland. Lockett continue to be involved in the passing game, and he hauled in two TD receptions last week. If you’re looking for value with upside, Lockett is the perfect flier for Week 15.
Dwayne Harris | $5,600 | 2 – The New York Giants host the undefeated Carolina Panthers this Sunday. Odell Beckham will be facing shutdown corner Josh Norman, which could open things up for Harris. The Giants continue to struggle in the run game and will need to score points to keep pace with the Panthers. This game could be a shootout or a blowout. Either way, Carolina likely wins. In order to compete, Eli Manning will look to guys like Harris to contribute. The price is cheap enough for a GPP flier.
Luke Willson | $5,000 | 3 – The Seahawks lost Thomas Rawls (ankle) for the rest of the season. They have viable RB options in Bryce Brown and Fred Jackson, but they may need help in the red zone. The Seahawks face Cleveland this week, so Willson has a great matchup against a struggling Browns linebacking corp. It’s conceivable that he scores and should have 3+ receptions as well.
Markus Wheaton | $5,500 | 4 – The Steelers offense is the best to target in the NFL for fantasy value. They have to play Denver this week, who has a lot of the primary offensive positions locked down. With Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant battling every down, Wheaton will face Bradley Roby in man-to-man coverage. Wheaton can beat Roby at least once in this game, and likely will. He’s viable for cash.
New Orleans Saints DST | $4,100 | 3 – It may seem crazy to say, but the Saints are a good football team. By that I mean they are well coached and have pride. They show up on Sundays and try to win for the home crowd. The Saints don’t have a lot to play for, but they are at home on a Monday night game in front of America. Head coach Sean Payton will have his squad ready to play the Detroit Lions. Matthew Stafford hasn’t been great on the road, and Monday night games have been slow all season. It wouldn’t be shocking if the Saints won the game, even if it were due to a defensive TD.
|DST||New Orleans Saints||$4,100|
Week 15 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Cash Games
Unlike DraftKings and FanDuel, DraftFury kept their pricing the same for Week 15. Additionally, they offer Bryce Brown, who is our top value play of the week. It’s impossible to pass up his situation at home against the Cleveland Browns this week. From there, we paid up for David Johnson and Carson Palmer who face a bad Eagles team in a game the Cardinals really need to win. Doug Baldwin and Odell Beckham continue to defy the odds, so we’re not willing to bet against them in their matchups this week.
Danny Amendola and A.J. Green are pure volume plays because of their roles in their teams’ offenses. Both should see 10+ targets and be involved in the red zone. Antonio Gates is our top TE of the week since he’s likely playing is final game in Qualcomm Stadium. Finally, the New England Patriots play at home against a Tennessee Titans offense that has no skill-position players outside of their QB and TE, two positions the Patriots tend to defend quite well at home. It’s a safe play with upside.
|DST||New England Patriots||$7,300|
Week 15 DraftFury DFS Lineups: GPPs
Yes, each lineup is unique. Yes, Philip Rivers is the GPP QB in 4 out of 5 lineups. No, that’s not a bad strategy. Rivers may be playing his last game in San Diego, so he’ll want to go out with a bang. The Chargers play a shameful Dolphins secondary that allowed Eli Manning to complete all but two passes on Monday night. Short week, East Coast team traveling west, yada-yada. We love Rivers/Antonio Gates stacks this week.
Bryce Brown was clearly a no-brainer for this lineup as well, which allowed us to pay up for our favorite volume plays, Julio Jones, A.J. Green, and Odell Beckham. Markus Wheaton will be the odd man out against Denver this Sunday. Wheaton will face Bradley Roby in man-to-man coverage, which could mean a big game for the Steelers third WR. The Bengals should win handedly against the 49ers and if the game gets out of hand early, Jeremy Hill will likely see 15-20 carries. If so, he’ll be a contrarian play with major upside that could be all we need to capture a substantial ROI. Finally, the Cardinals DST averages well over double-digits this season and come at a huge discount to the Seahawks. We’ll bet on Bruce Arians, especially in a must-win game.
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