2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 16 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 15 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Tennessee, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington, San Diego and San Francisco play on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, and I didn’t see any contests that included players from those teams as well as players from the Sunday/Monday games. I’ll only be listing players from Sunday and Monday in this column.

Expensive

Eddie Lacy – $7,300 at Tampa Bay – Lacy has scored in double-digits in 10 of his last 11 games, and he’s scored or posted 115 total yards in every game since Week 7. Tampa Bay has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to running backs in the last five weeks, which includes over 146 total yards per game allowed. Alfred Morris and Joique Bell have feasted against Tampa’s defense recently, so Lacy shouldn’t have a problem here – especially after putting up quality stats against a tough Buffalo team when the rest of the Packers couldn’t. [Read more...]

2014 Fantasy Football: Week 15 Defense Streaming Options

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As the playoffs have begun in what should be all leagues I’ll only be listing defense/special teams streaming options as opposed to defense and quarterback options. If you need any advice on quarterback options hit us up on Twitter @TheFantasyFix and @44AMiller or peruse any of the great articles here at the site.

New York Giants – (44% owned ESPN, 40% owned Yahoo!) – vs. Washington – In the last five weeks Washington has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses – and it hasn’t been close. The Giants have had two of their three best performances of the season in their last two games, racking up seven and eight sacks, respectively, in those two games. Washington has surrendered six sacks a game in its last four games, and it’s scored less than 12 points per game in that stretch. [Read more...]

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 15 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 15 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

C.J. Anderson – $7,800 at San Diego – San Diego has been the second-best defense fantasy-wise against running backs in the last five weeks. But I think the Broncos continue riding Anderson for as long as they can. Peyton Manning has had his two worst yardage totals of the season in the last two games – and some Twitter rumors flew Sunday that he was hurt – while Anderson has averaged 24 touches – and 26 fantasy points – a game in the last five weeks.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 14 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 14 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

Matt Forte – $8,700 vs. Dallas – In their last four games Dallas has allowed 134 yards and a touchdown to Andre Ellington, 70 yards and two scores to Denard Robinson, eight catches and 120 total yards to Rashad Jennings, and 159 rushing yards and a touchdown to LeSean McCoy. The Cowboys are giving up five more fantasy points per game to running backs in their last five games than they are on the season, and they’ve been the fourth-worst fantasy defense to running backs in the past five weeks.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 13 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight as many appealing quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller. Ownership percentages are ESPN and Yahoo!, respectively.

Quarterback

1. Eli Manning (49%, 59%) at Jacksonville – Jacksonville has given up six passing touchdowns in its past three games and still ranks in the bottom half of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks on the season. Eli has seven multi-score games out of 11 this season, so he’s most likely going to have another big game.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 13 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 13 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

DeMarco Murray – $8,400 vs. Philadelphia – Most if not all Thanksgiving games are a part of their own tournaments, so to use Murray you’ll probably only get to pick from the three Thursday games. But he does make for a good play. Philly ranks 25th in fantasy points allowed to running backs in the last five weeks, and Murray’s rebounded well from his only non-100-yard game in Week 9. In his last two games he’s rushed for 221 yards on 5.1 yards a pop and a combined eight catches for 53 yards.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 12 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight as many appealing quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller.

Ownership percentages listed are ESPN and Yahoo!

Quarterback (Notable quarterbacks on bye: Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton)

1. Josh McCown (14%, 30%) at Chicago – McCown has thrown for 589 yards, four scores and 47 rushing yards in his two games since taking over as starter in Tampa. Now he gets the easiest team to score against for quarterbacks, who’ve given up the second-most touchdowns and 11th-most yards on the season. It just gets worse for the Bears, though, because they’ve allowed 14 touchdowns and picked off just one pass in their last four games. Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson present mismatches for the Bears secondary, and as long as one of them dominates so will McCown.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 12 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 12 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

Arian Foster – $8,600 vs. Cincinnati OR Alfred Blue $5,600 vs. Cincinnati – There’s no news as to whether or not Foster will play Sunday, but if he does, he’s a good play. I don’t think Houston will rush him back if he’s not fully ready, so if he does play you know you’re getting a stud performance. Cincinnati has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs on the season, and it’s actually allowed the most points in the past five weeks, including nine total touchdowns and 173 total yards per game to running backs. If Foster sits, Blue makes for a good play for the same reasons. He rushed a Houston-record 36 times for 156 yards Sunday, rushing for 29 more yards than any other running back had against Cleveland – a stingy run defense – on the year.

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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 11 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

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Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight as many appealing quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups. As the season progresses, more options will appear as teams and players are dropped and we discover who’s real and who’s not. If you have any questions about these picks or fantasy football in general, hit me up on Twitter @44AMiller.

Quarterback (Notable quarterbacks on bye: Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, Michael Vick, Blake Bortles)

Robert Griffin III (51 percent owned ESPN, 60 percent owned Yahoo!) vs. Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year, including six multi-touchdown games to quarterbacks. Griffin looked just fine in his comeback two weeks ago, and he’s had a bye week to get even healthier. The Bucs have nothing to play for and have looked miserable in so many games this year that it’s hard to see Griffin not doing well this week.

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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 11 Running Backs

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The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 7 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter @TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller.

Expensive

Le’Veon Bell – $7,200 at Tennessee – Bell has scored at least 14 fantasy points in every game this year, and he also has at least 100 total yards and/or a touchdown in nine of 10 games. In its last two games Tennessee has allowed over 170 total yards and three scores to Arian Foster and 112 rushing yards and two scores to Justin Forsett.

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