The Bargain Bin is back with the cheap plays you need to succeed.
Week 13 got off to a wild start with the Packers winning on a last-second Hail Mary. Hopefully Aaron and Richard Rodgers are the first of many to make memorable plays this week.
The Bargain Bin is chalk full of strong players this week that will leave you plenty of cap space for studs. Each player’s price on FanDuel and DraftKings is listed below. If one of the two prices is in bold, then that player qualifies for the Bargain Bin on the site in bold only.
Matt Hasselbeck (FanDuel - $6500 // DraftKings - $5300)
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Hasselbeck has been impressively consistent as of late, going for 15+ in four straight games. Frank Gore is banged up and the Colts are seven point underdogs in Pittsburgh, meaning Hasselbeck should drop back more than enough times to validate his cheap price tag. The oldest starting QB in the NFL is a solid play on both sites but is slightly more valuable on FanDuel.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (FD - $7500 // DK - $5200): Even after a dominant Week 12 performance in which he put up over 29 points on both sites, Fitzpatrick is still a near-minimum play on DraftKings. He is cheaper than Hasselbeck on DraftKings despite being $1000 more expensive on FanDuel. Fitzpatrick and the Jets offense should have little trouble moving the ball against a struggling Giants defense.
Honorable Mention: Alex Smith, Brian Hoyer
Shaun Draughn (FD - $5900 // DK - $4000)
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Draughn accomplished something last Sunday that no other running back has all season: he played 100% of his team’s running back snaps. Simply being on the field that much makes Draughn a steal at his dirt-cheap price. He’s scored 11+ points on FanDuel three weeks in a row without getting in the end zone once. If he can hit pay dirt against the Bears he will be a money-maker.
David Johnson (FD - $5900 // DK - $3400): David Johnson will be heavily owned on both sites this week and for good reason. The rookie has been superbly efficient in limited work this season and is slated to be the workhorse back with Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington out due to injury. He may be so heavily owned that he isn’t an ideal tournament option, but his guaranteed volume gives him a solid floor for cash games and multipliers.
Kamar Aiken (FD - $6100 // DK - $4800)
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In the three games the Ravens have played since losing Steve Smith to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, Aiken has averaged a whopping 10.66 targets per game. Larry Fitzgerald, Allen Robinson, Jarvis Landry and Calvin Johnson are all averaging less than 10.66 targets per game on the season. Fire up Aiken with confidence.
Donte Moncrief (FD - $6400 // DK - $4600): Moncrief broke out of a disappointing slump last week with an eight catch, 114 yard performance against the Buccaneers. The Colts should throw early and often this week which will give Moncrief plenty of play-making opportunities and potentially a few chances to get in the end zone. A Hasselbeck-Moncrief stack will give your tournament lineup explosive upside.
Honorable Mention: Travis Benjamin (FanDuel), Danny Amendola (DraftKings)
Scott Chandler (FD - $5300 // DK - $2500)
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While Chandler is fairly cheap on FanDuel, he is the epitome of a bargain on DraftKings. Rob Gronkowski will not play in this game which should leave plenty of targets for Chandler to work with. Be sure to slot him in your DraftKings lineups.
Honorable Mention: Julius Thomas
Washington Redskins (FD - $4400 // DK - $2300): The Redskins have the pleasure of welcoming the Matt Cassel-led Cowboys to town this week. Washington’s defense has been average in terms of fantasy points per game, but has a great matchup for a super cheap price. Play the Redskins D/ST if you need to save cap space.
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