Happy holidays to you and all your loved ones. It’s the season of giving, sharing, loving, and caring! Here at The Daily Fantasy Stadium, we are busy keeping you in the loop as we travel from coast-to-coast this holiday season. In order to spend time with our families and friends, this week’s content will be paired down just a little bit. We hope you have a great Week 16 and we’ll be back to finish out the season strong.
DraftFury has looser pricing than most other DFS sites, so there’s still plenty of value to be had. There isn’t as much traffic on DraftFury, though, so we’d recommend playing the most optimal plays regardless of cash or GPP contests. Make sure to check this week’s DFS Blue Book for more of our favorite plays in Week 16.
Week 16 FanDuel DFS Lineups: Value Plays
Player name | Player salary | Confidence meter 1 – 5 on returning 3x+ value (5 is a cash game lock)
Zach Mettenberger | $10,000 | 2 – The Titans are out of the playoffs, but they are a young team that needs experience. This is their last home game, so they’ll likely go out with a bang (if possible). Mettenberger can throw the ball deep, so he has the potential to score 20+. His floor is under 10, though.
Bilal Powell | $6,400 | 5 – The Jets will need to put points on the board this week to keep their playoff hopes alive. Chris Ivory is a 2-down back, which leaves Powell to gather in all the dump off passes. This is a great spot for Powell at home against the Patriots, so feel free to use him in cash and GPPs.
Mike Gillislee |$6,500 | 3 – LeSean McCoy’s status is still up in the air, but he’ll likely miss Sunday’s game with an MCL injury. Fellow backup RB Karlos Williams has a persistent shoulder issue, so Gillislee should see 10+ carries this week. At his price, it’s tough to pass him up as a cheap GPP flyer.
Keshawn Martin | $5,200 | 3 – The Patriots will be without Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman this week, so Martin will be asked to play the WR2 role while Brandon LaFell vacations on Revis’ Island. Rob Gronkowski can’t catch all of Tom Brady’s passes, so Martin should easily return 2x value on PPR sites.
Tyler Lockett | $6,500 | 4 – The rookie out of Kansas State has outperformed fantasy expectations this season. As a dual threat on special teams and offense, Lockett offers immense upside against the Rams this week. His price is too low to ignore, so we’re considering him for cash, but he’s definitely GPP viable.
Dorial Green-Beckham | $6,900 | 4 – DGB has come on strong the past few weeks. He seems to understand the playbook now and is showing his freakish athletic ability on a more consistent basis. It’ll be to his advantage having Mettenberger under center, so feel free to throw a Mettenberger/DGB stack into a GPP.
Ryan Griffin | $5,200 | 2 – If Brian Hoyer is the starting QB, Griffin is cash game viable. Without Hoyer, Griffin is still a mid-tier TE2 with limited upside. Houston is in control of their playoff hopes, so head coach Bill O’Brien will pull out all the stops. Griffin has been involved in the red zone and could easily score against Tennessee this week.
Zach Miller | $2,500 | 5 – There’s no reason Miller should be priced this low on DraftFury. He’s the clear TE1 on Chicago and with Alshon Jeffery dealing with a hamstring, Miller should get extra looks this week. The Bears face a Tampa Bay team that struggles against the passing game, so Miller is cash viable this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars DST | $4,700 | 3 – Although we rarely advise road defenses (on bad teams), the Jaguars could be facing an injured Drew Brees or a backup QB this week. The Jaguars can stop the run and have scored several defensive TDs this season. If you want to go cheap in GPPs, look no further.
Rather than doing a player breakdown over the holidays, we’re simply offering our lineups with a short explanation. Reach out to us via Twitter if you have any questions.
Week 16 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Cash Games
Unlike the other DFS sites, DraftFury has delayed pricing. Regardless of last week’s performances, there are several players priced far too low. There are a lot of big-name players missing from our cash lineup, but we’ve selected players with high-floors, a large amount of volume, and exploitable matchups. The decision to use Ted Ginn is low-risk because of his minimal price tag. The same could be said of Tyler Lockett, especially since he’s steadily become a larger part of the passing game in Jimmy Graham’s absence.
Our RBs are three-down players that will avoid being “game scripted” because of their roles in their teams’ offenses. Both of our WRs face inferior defenses that will yield multiple passing TDs—we just hope they’re to our guys. Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, and Denver DST are high-ceiling plays that will be under owned. This gives us a huge advantage if “the chalk” doesn’t hit. This cash lineup is anti-fragile.
Week 16 DraftFury DFS Lineups: GPPs
DraftFury has fewer players than any of the other DFS sites. Because of this, we don’t have to be contrarian to win in GPPs—we just have to be right. Rather than looking for obscure correlation plays or risking a full game stack, we chose to pick the best high-upside players we could find. Most of these salaries are far too low for the projected fantasy points we expect to see in Week 16. In fact, if it wasn’t for Antonio Brown, this could easily have been our cash game lineup.
It’s risky to use Johnny Manziel in cash, but at his price, he’s great for GPPs. The salary relief opens up the door for Brown and Rob Gronkowski. The rest is pure chalk. From Rueben Randle to DeAngelo Williams, these players will be heavily involved in their teams’ game plans and should amass monster workloads. Denver’s DST will be under owned and they play against an inexperienced A.J. McCarron in Mile High. This lineup isn’t flashy, but it’s full of potential.
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Good luck & happy holidays!