Daily Fantasy Football: FanDuel Roster Building Week 14

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte
 Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte
Nov 24 2013 St Louis MO USA Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte 22 carries the ball against the St Louis Rams during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome St Louis defeated Chicago 42 21 Jeff Curry USA TODAY Sports

Thirteen weeks of football have come and gone, and for the majority of our fantasy leagues, our regular season has ended. You may have went 3-10 on the season, or you may have lost a tie breaker that kept you from participating in your league’s Champagne Campaign, but that doesn’t mean your 2013 fantasy football experience has to end.

What is this witchcraft you say? I’ll tell you. Daily Fantasy Football.

Most of you have already gotten acclimated in some form to Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), but if you haven’t had the time to try Daily Fantasy Sports yet, now is a perfect time to give it a try. There’s no need for trepidation, nearly all sites will allow you to play for free and the majority offer you a deposit bonus if you want to play for any stakes.

The benefits of DFS are numerous for all fantasy footballers. Whether you are a hardcore or casual player, each site allows you to play for how much or little you please in a plethora of different formats. Whether it’s head to head, tournament play, double ups and much more, there’s a vast world out there waiting for you.

Just like fellow XN Sports writers C.D. Carter and Sal Stefanile do in weekly articles here, I am strictly going to focus on one site, that being FanDuel and will highlight players and a lineup or two each Friday from now  and through the playoffs (that’s right, DFS lets you play during the NFL postseason as well).

The key part of this is that these are players that I will be considering for my own lineups and guys who either provide value or are just too good to leave out. Whether you build your lineups using a stars and scrubs approach or you’re someone who prefers a balanced lineup because you’re playing in a 50/50 game, Have fun with them and mix and match players to your own style of play or with your own lineups you’ve already created.


Nick Foles ($9,000) – If I’m going to pay top dollar for a signal caller this week, it’s going to be Foles. Sunday sets itself up as a high passing volume game for the Eagles since teams are running the football only 36.7 percent of offensive plays against the Lions.  Detroit is also allowing 293 passing yards per game in the road, fourth most in the league. Foles has five top six weekly finishes in six starts under this scoring format, so he’s worth top dollar.

Josh McCown ($7200)- McCown’s price still hasn’t matched the quality of his play, so feel free to keep taking advantage. He’s thrown for over 350 yards and multiple scores each of the past two weeks. Dallas is allowing 300.7 yards per game through the air on the road.

Mike Glennon ($6500)- After allowing seven of the first eight quarterbacks they faced to throw two or more touchdowns, the Bills have only allowed three total since. Glennon still should find his way to a safe floor for his price tag, and floor is what I look for when I’m going to go the cheap QB route. In six of his eight starts, he has scored at least 15 fantasy points.

Wild Card Play: Joe Flacco ($6900) – Flacco has a great matchup against Minnesota, who has allowed at least two passing touchdowns in all but three games this season, but also comes with his own somewhat limited ceiling. Even though he has 30 or more pass attempts in every game except two, Flacco has one or fewer touchdown pass in seven games.

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Rich Hribar Fantasy Football Analyst
Rich Hribar is a husband, father, sports meteorologist and a slave to statistics. A lifelong sports fan and fantasy gamer. Follow @LordReebs