If you played any GPP tournaments last week on FanDuel, then I sure hope you paid up for the always pricey, but often worth it, Le’Veon Bell. Perhaps you think it’s David Johnson’s turn to have a monster game with his juicy match-up at home against the Saints this week. If you think he’s worth $9800 of your budget, when you only have an average of $6,666 per position, then you’re going to need to find some savings elsewhere. When you get to that last position in your lineup, often times you find yourself needing a player who is cheap, that still has plenty of upside. Those are the types of picks that you’ll find in this article brought to you each week by the Fantasy Footballers writing staff. So check them out, read the explanations, and see if we can convince you of why you should take a chance on our picks to round out your Week 15 GPP tournament rosters.
WR/RB Ty Montgomery @CHI, $5000
In recent news blurbs, Coach McCarthy has stated that Ty Montgomery hasn’t been to a WRs meeting for Green Bay in months. Add to that- when he’s put into the backfield, he’s the most efficient runner and passes the eye test. He looks like the lead back and should be added to waivers and FanDuel lineups alike.
-Brandon Sanders, @brandontsanders
WR Taylor Gabriel vs SF, $5800
Yes, I picked him last week…and he delivered with 3 catches for 82 yards and a TD. The 49ers are worse against WRs than the Rams and it seems like Julio might be back. A hurt but playing Julio actually helps Gabriel in my opinion. He will be facing a rookie CB who just got torched by Bryce Petty and Robby Anderson for 6 catches and 99 yards. I don’t think it takes an expert to like Ryan to Gabriel better than Petty to Anderson. Gabriel has 14 or more fantasy points in 5 of his last 6 games and should deliver again on Sunday.
-Ryan Weisse, @TheFantasyFive
WR Dontrelle Inman vs OAK, $5,500
Dontrelle Inman has seen at least 6 targets in six out his last seven games. His emergence has seemed to correlate with Travis Benjamin falling off the face of the earth. Now with Melvin Gordon injured, Philip Rivers is going to be throwing the ball the entire game. Inman will benefit from the added volume against a Raiders defense giving up the 6th most passing yards per game.
-Ben Cummins, @BenCumminsFF
QB Blake Bortles @HOU, $6,500.00
Hit sort on the FPPG for QBs in FanDuel. When you scan down you’ll see the normal cast of characters with $7,500+ price tags and then Bortles at $6,500. Between matchups and weather, this might be another miserable week for QBs-might as well get some decent points at a good price, even if Bortles doesn’t look good doing it.
-Eric Ludwig, @FF_Gouge
WR Marqise Lee @HOU, $5700
His 5 receptions for 113 yards performance against the Vikings last week wasn’t a fluke. His 8 targets were actually one less than he had the week before against the Broncos. This is the 3rd straight week of tough defensive match-ups for the Jaguars, who have struggled offensively all season. It’s no secret that they can’t run the ball, and defenses have made it a point to lock down Allen Robinson. Julius Thomas is out and Allen Hurns is banged up and has been missing time. This makes Lee the next man up with plenty of upside. We know that Bortles is going to throw the ball around, the Jaguars are 4th in the league in pass attempts this season with 520. That’s 9 more than the Packers! Its why I shouldn’t have been shocked yesterday when our editor Brooks pointed out that despite his awful play, Bortles is actually still a top 12 fantasy QB through 14 weeks.
-Travis Strickland, @DFS_Travis