Fatten up on Fanduel with Lacy
Despite several juicy matchups, the clear focus of the week is on New England’s offensive approach in their revenge game against Indianapolis. While I still expect an up-tempo, pass-heavy, spread approach, Dion Lewis popping up on the mid-week injury report, along with left tackle Nate Solder’s season-ending biceps tear, gives pause. Plus, no matter which Patriots we roster, it will be expensive and they will be highly-owned.
Given the situation, I’m going with Julian Edelman, who runs routes that uncover quickly and can pay off his cost even within a ground-based game plan. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski remain elite plays, and it’s tough to argue with paying up for them. But if Brady hands off more than expected, and Gronkowski blocks on the edge more often, they could come up short of expectations. At high ownership, and for the reasons detailed below, I’m more comfortable with Edelman.
Okay, on with the FanDuel tournament plays.
Pat Thorman is a Lead Writer for PFF Fantasy and was named 2013 Newcomer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @Pat_Thorman