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Daily Fantasy Football: StarStreet Roster Building Week 14 (Sunday/MNF)

Salvatore Stefanile offers up his optimal StarStreet daily fantasy football lineup.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford

Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to pass during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been said by many people smarter than me, but if your fantasy football season is over, after not making the playoff(s) in your league(s), then daily fantasy football is the perfect landing spot to mend a broken fantasy heart.

The nice thing about daily fantasy football is that you get to build a new team every week, and StarStreet has become my daily fantasy site of choice.

I was initially drawn to the site, after it was recommended to me by friends, because of the 2-QB aspect to their lineup requirements, but not having to worry about which defense and kicker to pick out was a nice bonus.

With 2-QB fantasy football leagues being my league format of choice, going over which StarStreet quarterbacks to build a roster around seemed like the perfect way to share with you my viewpoint of how to build a daily roster on StarStreet.

If you’ve missed out on previous roster building StarStreet pieces on XN Sports, the first one is a great refresher that will let you in on the StarStreet format and scoring rules, while also discussing what the different divisions of quarterback combinations mean.

Below you can find which StarStreet quarterbacks I’m looking to pay for this week, and how I would pair them up.

The Mega Powers Division (two high priced quarterbacks teamed together)

When looking at the quarterback prices on StarStreet this week, Peyton Manning once again comes in as the highest priced quarterback at $15,500. Not only is Peyton the most expensive StarStreet quarterback this week, he’s also the most expensive player at any position.

With Peyton costing 15.5 percent of your StarStreet budget, I’m looking to allocate my budget elsewhere, and would rather pay for Calvin Johnson, and his matchup versus the Eagles, than to spend the money on Peyton.

If you’re looking to fill your StarStreet lineup with two “stud” quarterbacks, Matthew Stafford ($14,000) and Nick Foles ($12,700) are two names that jump off the page.

Stafford comes in as the third most expensive quarterback, after Peyton and Drew Brees, while Foles is number six on the list.

At $1,500 less, and in a much better match-up, I’m not sure why Stafford is behind Peyton, in terms of cost. The Detroit Lions-Philadelphia Eagles game has an over-under of 54 points, meaning it’s an expected shoot-out.

In fantasy football, you want to be associated with shoot-outs, if possible, and Stafford/Foles anchoring your 2-QB StarStreet line-up would fit the bill.

It will cost you $26,700, or 26.7 percent of your lineup budget, but if you’re in a high spending mood, using your daily money to acquire the services of Foles/Stafford is a good a place as any to spend.

The Eagles are giving up the sixth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and are coming off a two game stint where they allowed Robert Griffin III and Carson Palmer to throw a combined five touchdowns against them.

They also allow the most passing yards per game, at a rate of 314.5, with the lowest passing yards total coming from Eli Manning, who only threw 246 yards against them in Week 8.

Even Scott Tolzien was able to have a good fantasy day versus the Eagles this year, when he threw for 280 yards, and one touchdown. Tolzien did get picked off twice though, and the Eagles defense has at least one interception in every game this year, minus four.

The Lions defense, minus their demolition of Matt Flynn on Thanksgiving, has had a hard time stopping the pass this season.

Recently, they’ve given up multiple passing touchdowns in six straight games previous to Week 13, and in that six game span they only intercepted two quarterbacks: Brandon Weeden twice and Jay Cutler once.

With two defenses who have trouble defending the pass, as well as being littered with fantasy pass catching playmakers such as Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, and Riley Cooper, the Eagles-Lions is a good game to invest your daily money in.

The Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs match-up also features two quarterbacks who will be expected to pass to compete, as the defenses look to stop the running prowess of Alfred Morris and Jamaal Charles.

That means Robert Griffin III and Alex Smith could be tasked with leading their offenses through the air, and would be a couple of other high priced quarterbacks to team up, if you decide to go the Mega Powers route.

Another plus in the RG3 column is that the Chiefs have seen opposing quarterbacks run for the third most yards against them this year, and RG3 is second in rushing yards by a quarterback on the year.

An Alex Smith/RG3 combo would cost you $24,100, which would see you save $2,600 if you didn’t want to spend for Stafford/Foles.

You can do a lot with $2,600 on StarStreet, and is something to keep in the back of your mind, especially if you want to somehow make room for somebody like Charles.

I also like Tom Brady this week and at his price of $12,400.

Brady is coming off a great performance against a top ranked defense in the Houston Texans, and in his past four games, Brady is sporting a 10:2 passing touchdown to interception ratio, and is averaging 360.75 passing yards during that span. With a bevy of healthy pass catching options at his disposal, led by Rob Gronkowski and Shane Vereen, we’re finally seeing what the Pats’ passing offense was meant to look like.

The New Age Outlaws Division (two low priced quarterbacks teamed together)

The cheapest starting quarterback option on StarStreet this week is Jason Campbell, who has an $8,000 price tag attached to his name. Campbell almost comes in at half the price of Peyton Manning, and it’s almost like the StarStreet price evaluators are daring you to put Campbell into your lineup.

Three things that work in Campbell’s favor are his price, he’s the only quarterback in the league who gets to throw to Josh Gordon, and New England Patriots shutdown cornerback Aqib Talib is dealing with a hip injury.

The advantage of going with a low priced daily quarterback is that it gives you financial flexibility when filling out the rest of your roster, and nobody comes cheaper than Campbell. Even Brandon Weeden, Campbell’s back-up, and who has been ruled out for Week 14, is priced $1,800 more than Campbell.

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