SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week. It's pretty cool.
So now that you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup. I usually write this post with a focus on Eagles player, but Philadelphia is on a bye this week, so I'll be changing things up a little bit. Here's my lineup.
QB: Joe Flacco
RB: DeMarco Murray
RB: Bishop Sankey
WR: Davante Adams
WR: Steve Smith Sr.
WR: Andrew Hawkins
TE: Julius Thomas
K: Justin Tucker
DEF: Cleveland Browns
I went Ravens-heavy here because the Atlanta Falcons aren't very good on the road and Baltimore is coming off a red hot performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I don't see any reason to bet against DeMarco Murray's success until proven otherwise and the New York Giants couldn't stop the run against Philadelphia. Bishop Sankey will be Tennessee's primary ball-carrier in Washington. I was really high on Davante Adams coming out of the draft and Aaron Rodgers has been hot. Julius Thomas is on pace to break the NFL record for receiving touchdowns by a decent margin. The Browns defense makes sense to me against that lackluster Jaguars offense.
For more fantasy football advice, check out this week's Sit 'em/Start 'em post via the This Week in Fantasy crew.
Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is hosting a $350,000 Fantasy Football Contest for Week 7's NFL games. It's only $10 to join and first place wins $30,000. Starts Sunday, October 19th at 1pm ET. Here's the link. FYI: These are just my opinions and FanDuel gave me money to play.