Week 1 GPP Picks on FanDuel

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Quarterbacks

Ben Roethlisberger @ CLE – $8,200
Much has been made of Big Ben’s splits over the years. 20:5 TD:INT ratio at home last season compared to 9:8 on the road. In 2015 he threw 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions at home. Compare that to the five touchdowns and nine interceptions he had on the road that year.

Two takeaways for me in those years; Le’veon Bell was limited to six games in 2015 and Martavis Bryant didn’t play in 2016. If you look to the 2014 season with both those players on the field, Ben had one of his best seasons. He had 32 total touchdowns and only nine interceptions (five on the road). Those 32 scores tied a career high and his 4,952 yards that season was a career high.

Ben had back-to-back six touchdown games in that 2014 season and that’s the type of upside he brings. If you read around, people are fading him. That makes him a strong GPP play.

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