Welcome to Week 13! This is Spade or Fade for Daily Fantasy. We examine two players that we are endorsing as good plays to include in your lineup. We also give you two players that should be bypassed in favour of a player that has a better matchup for the week. Price references are from DraftKings. Our Spades last week turned out to return enough of a return based on price. Matt Breida scored 20 points and Chris Carson went for a respectful 14.3. Games to target this week for high scoring potential based on early combined team totals released by Bodog/Bovada Wednesday November 28th are as follows: Rams at Lions(55), Chiefs at Raiders(55), Panthers at Bucs(54.5), Vikings at Patriots(48.5) and Chargers at Steelers(51.5).
Kenny Golladay WR DET
Really, really like this play. We are finding out their isn’t anything all that special in regards to the LA Rams defense. They are ranked 23rd in the NFL in pts against per game(25.1) and most importantly here, 19th in passing yards against per game(252.6). Golladay is the absolute clear cut wide receiver now in Detroit with Marvin Jones sidelined with an injury and Golden Tate no longer in the picture. The Rams could get Aqib Talib back in the secondary but he may not be completely healed from ankle surgery even if he does come back. It is highly likely that the Rams will score at will in this one which in turn will force the Lions into opening things up through the passing game. This could turn into one of those games where Matthew Stafford reaches the likes of 40-50 pass attempts, they have nothing to lose, might as well sling it. Golladay, priced only at $6,700, will be heavily involved.
Jordan Howard RB CHI
The matchup here is actually a good one for the 24-year-old back, and the cheap price ($4,000) is nice but we just can’t trust that Howard will suddenly turn things around. In his last six contests Howard’s best game topped out at 3.7 yards per carry. That includes last week’s dud of 13 yards on 7 attempts to the 19th against the rush Detroit Lions. Howard’s value as a back continues to be on the decline as Tarik Cohen has emerged as the primary weapon out of the backfield for the Bears. The Giants are 26th in the NFL against the rush giving up 125.5 yards on the ground per game but Howard just can’t seem to get things going this year, best to stay away.
Phillip Lindsay RB DEN
Lindsay continues to blossom into a very solid running back and is really hitting his stride of late cracking 20-plus points in three of his last four games. Hard to believe he won’t continue producing as his Broncos draw the reeling Cincinnati Bungals. At only $5,400, sign me up. The Bengals are a bottom tier run defense that give up the fourth-most rushing yards in the NFL(1,292), and the fifth-most touchdowns(11) to running backs this season. The Bengals are also dealing with the fact the season is virtually a wash given the fact that their starting QB is done for the year.
Rob Gronkowski TE NE
This has clearly been a down year for the all-pro tight end. Last week went a little better, but lets not get too excited, three receptions on seven targets and a touchdown versus the New York Jets. Week 13 brings on a whole different animal as the Pats host the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes rank in the top ten in defense in all facets of the game, second against the run, number two in tackling, number nine in coverage, good enough for fourth overall(all according to Pro football Focus). Brady was ho-hum against the weak New York Jets in Week 12, 283 passing yards, two touchdowns. Expect the blitz happy Vikings to give the Patriots all they can handle. As for Gronk, he hasn’t been the same this year, and against this top notch unit that boasts a very good secondary, it could be tough sledding. Fade.
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