FanDuel Single Game Fantasy Helper: Week 15 Sunday Night
With the FanDuel main slate ending after the afternoon games, single-game slates allow DFS enthusiasts to stay involved through the evening. For those unfamiliar, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Bookmakers currently peg the Rams as 13.0-point favorites -- the largest of the week -- with an over/under sitting at 52. This puts the implied team totals at 32.50 for the Rams and 19.50 for the Eagles. With the second-highest over/under on the slate, this contest has the makings of another exciting Sunday night showdown.
Todd Gurley ($16,000): Despite playing in a far better matchup than he was a week ago, Todd Gurley's single-slate price has fallen by $1,000 heading into Week 15. Averaging 22.5 touches per game, Gurley has the second-most rushing yards (1,203) and the most touchdowns in the NFL (19). He also adds to the passing game with 48 catches for 479 yards on 67 targets. Isolating the red zone, Gurley has racked up a league-leading 62 red-zone carries, including 17 carries inside the 5-yard line. To further improve matters, Gurley is facing a Philadelphia defense that has allowed the second-most rushing yards to backs over the last two weeks. While he will carry immense ownership, Gurley remains the strongest "MVP" option on the slate.
Jared Goff ($15,500): Potentially coming with lower ownership playing alongside Gurley and after posting 3.70 points against the Chicago Bears, Jared Goff looks like a solid bounce-back candidate this week. Ravaged by injuries this season, the Eagles' secondary has allowed the most yards to receivers over the last four weeks (823). Already without Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills, Philly has also ruled out Sidney Jones due to a hamstring injury while Avonte Maddox remains questionable. With little resistance on the other end, Goff could be in line for a productive day.
Zach Ertz (13,000): With Carson Wentz ruled out, Zach Ertz becomes the Eagles' preferred option across fantasy platforms. His 128 targets rank sixth in the league, and he led the Eagles with 23 targets when Nick Foles started two games earlier this season. The Rams have allowed the seventh-most yards to tight ends (874) this season, creating a path for fantasy success. As 13.0-point underdogs, the Eagles will likely throw early and often in this game.
Robert Woods ($11,500): Coming in much cheaper than many other "MVP" options, Robert Woods has a chance to unload on this injury-riddled Philly secondary. Since Cooper Kupp tore his ACL, Woods has led the Rams in targets (33), catches (16), and air yards (415). For the sake of comparison, Brandin Cooks ranks second on the team in all of those areas, recording 25 targets, 15 catches, and 361 air yards. To sweeten the deal, Woods comes in $500 cheaper than Cooks, offering maybe the strongest one-to-one pivot on the slate.
Josh Reynolds ($8,000): With the untimely injury to Kupp, Josh Reynolds has picked up the slack in the Rams' offense, playing at least 97% of the snaps every week. Reynolds has 20 targets and 233 air yards in three games as a starter, showing legitimate involvement in the passing game. With the Eagles' inability to cover receivers, Reynolds provides a nice way to get piece of LA's passing game at a cheap price.
Darren Sproles ($8,000): With Corey Clement on injured reserve, Darren Sproles could see an increased workload with the Eagles projected to see a negative game script. In his second game back from a multi-week hamstring injury, Sproles played 42% of the Eagles' snaps, securing 3 catches for 34 yards and a score. Josh Adams barely plays in the passing game, seeing just eight targets all season, creating a path for Sproles to see elevated playing time.
Dallas Goedert ($8,000): Seemingly over the Golden Tate experiment, the Eagles returned to using two-tight end sets on 30% of their plays last week. While Ertz played on 85% of the snaps, Dallas Goedert notched a 60% snap share. This growth in playing time coincided directly with a decrease in snaps for the fourth straight week for Tate. In Week 13, Tate managed a mere 31% of the snaps. Goedert turned his bump in usage into 5 targets, 4 catches, for 44 yards and a score. Showing a decent ceiling, the rookie tight end warrants consideration at this cheap price.
Gerald Everett ($6,500): On the other side, Gerald Everett appears to have emerged as the Rams' lead tight end. A week ago, he finally saw more usage than teammate Tyler Higbee, playing more snaps (57% to 43%), targets (7 to 1), and air yards (27 to 1). Also important, Everett has the edge on Higbee in the red-zone, with four targets in that area over the last four games, compared to Higbee's one. With the superior pass volume, Everett gets the edge among the Rams' tight ends.
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