Week 13 optimal Yahoo lineup: Get the top two Falcons
This is a look at Week 13 in Yahoo DFS. As I will every week, I’ll remind you that it’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high-scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Here’s my optimal Week 13 tournament lineup on Yahoo’s main slate, which as always includes the Monday night game (an important distinction from the two main sites).
QB: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons ($38)
Ryan is an expensive option as the third-priced quarterback on the site, but he has an ideal matchup and offers a discount relative to the clear chalk in Drew Brees ($40, and every dollar counts on Yahoo’s smaller pricing scale). I also considered Matthew Stafford ($33) playing against Brees in New Orleans, but both of the quarterbacks in that game are going to be extremely high owned due to the lofty over/under (53.5) that Vegas has projected. Atlanta-Kansas City is tied for the second-highest projected total with 49. In five of their last six games, the Chiefs have allowed QB1 performances to their opponents, who have averaged 298 yards and two touchdowns through the air over that span.