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Absolute Must Have
Cam Newton leads this category as our to #AbsoluteMustHave for both FanDuel and DraftKings this week. He is going to play against the Atlanta Falcons again this week, whom he torched just two weeks ago for a 36 point fantasy performance. The question for the Panthers at this point is, what is the game really worth to them. This is a division game and while they destroyed the Falcons 38 – 0, the Falcons still have something to play for, slim but possible. As a fan of the Falcons, I hope to see a competitive game that comes down to the end. The reality of the situation is that Cam Newton is on fire right now, going for over 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing, becoming the first player in NFL history to get this mark last week, look for him to attempt to continue his NFL MVP run this week. His price tag is very high so you will have to get some sleepers in order to afford him but this should be a consideration in at least one lineup. For those of you who only play one lineup per week, you need to spend those dollars wisely and should probably look for the Notable QB rather than the top end guy but if you willing to spend those dollars, Cam should put up at least 25 fantasy points this weekend.
***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher
For FanDuel our top #AbsoluteNotable for week 16 is Jeremy Maclin. Simply put, this guy has produced at least 12 fantasy points in 6 straight contests and this week, he gets to torch the Cleveland Browns defense, who couldn’t even stop Gabbert from deep balls. Maclin will get a minimum of 11 targets and with his catch percentage in the top 10 of the league, this means he should get 8 catches and around 100 yards receiving. DC*3PO shows him with a TD this week and he lands on our Big Play Potential list so his upside is even better than the 18 points he should get this week regardless of the big play. Moving over to DraftKings, we have Philip Rivers this week, playing against the Oakland Raiders. Rivers was awful against the Raiders in the first half of their previous game this season, only eclipsing 1 point in that half. Then came the Rivers we know all to well and he ripped off another 29.4 fantasy points in that second half, throwing mainly to Gates, this combo should be a solid play for those of you that will enter a full Thu – Mon contest or if you are looking for that Thu – Sat matchup, I will post a couple of lineups tomorrow morning as our Christmas Eve gift to you! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide this level of in depth analysis so thank you to all of our Bronze and Silver members!
***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800
For our last category we have our #AbsoluteSleeper on FanDuel, Graham Gano of the Carolina Panthers. He is projected to have over 12 fantasy points again this week and is playing in a dome late in December. The Falcons typically have performed well in the redzone and because of that are giving up the most field goals per game in their home dome. Look for Gano to have a solid day from the Kicking position again this week as the Panthers look to go over 30 points for the 6th straight week. As we turn to DraftKings, we have Ted Ginn topping this week’s list. If you haven’t noticed, Ginn has been a top 10 fantasy WR for each of the past 4 weeks and has scored twice in three straight games. This included a matchup against the Falcons two weeks ago, where Ginn only caught two balls all day, they just happened to be a 46 yard TD and a 78 yard TD, so can he repeat this again this week? DC*3PO shows that he could very well be a top 10 WR again and given that his price tag hasn’t gone up all that much, look for him to continue with an estimated 112 yards receiving on 4 catches with 1 TD. That will equate to 24.2 fantasy point upside for Ginn and if you combo him with Cam this should get you right around 60 fantasy points out of these two players.
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