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Fanball Auction Strategy for 10/10/18

by • October 10, 2018

If you haven’t noticed yet, we now have a fun new style of gameplay on Fanball! It’s not your grandpa’s version of fantasy football auctioning like other sites and apps have… we are reinventing the game. You can play for money or just try it out for free! Just click the banner below to go to the auction lobby and jump in one! Every day there is a new player pool full of different players to bid on and win!

Now to take a look at today’s player pool!

Quarterbacks

Don’t get stuck with Derek Carr. That is the name of this game. Seattle isn’t the legion of boom anymore but are still top 12 in every category against quarterbacks. Oh yeah, and Carr isn’t good. He’s the shallow end of this pool. The rest of the quarterbacks here are playing in the deep end. So save your money and grab the cheapest. Luck is throwing the ball near 50 times a game, Mayfield gets a Chargers defense that isn’t even close to what we thought they would be ranking bottom 10 against quarterbacks allowing 284 yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. Goff is playing lights out on a team scoring 30+ every week. Cousins has 19 fantasy points or more every week and is averaging 361 yards per game over his last four. Last but definitely not least… Showtime Patrick Mahomes is pretty good. He might be one to avoid because of what he may go for in auction.

QB Andrew Luck
QB Baker Mayfield
QB Derek Carr
QB Jared Goff
QB Kirk Cousins
QB Patrick Mahomes

Running Backs

Today, this might be the position you pay up for. Many of the players in today’s pool are backups and non-factors. Mike Davis, Tarik Cohen, Bilal Powell, Austin Ekeler, and somehow even Kenyan Drake might find it difficult to top 10 touches. Since you are saving money on QB, spend it here to get one of them. Sony Michel and James White have a great matchup against Kansas City which should be a shootout and has a near 60 point over/under. Sony will get plenty of touches, but White has the real nice spot here against a KC defense that is bottom four in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns to running backs. James Conner is coming off a great game, which may inflate his auction price. He may be worth it in another plus matchup and a game that should top 50 total points with the Bengals. Lindsay has been a darling in this first quarter of the season, but faces a top 10 Rams D that might push the Broncos into passing to keep up early on. If you are looking at a cheaper flex option, Ekeler has been incredibly efficient with his small amount of touches.

RB Austin Ekeler
RB Carlos Hyde
RB Christian McCaffrey
RB Isaiah Crowell
RB James Conner
RB James White
RB Kenyan Drake
RB Mike Davis
RB Nyheim Hines
RB Phillip Lindsay
RB Sony Michel
RB Tarik Cohen

Wide Receivers

This grouping of players from top to middle is solid throughout. So the bottom is rough, but there are many good options here. If there was a position this week to go for the cheaper options, this might be it. You all know Thielen, Juju, Hill and Green are studs… but Tyler Boyd gets the league’s worst pass defense against the position. Chris Godwin gets a Falcons defense that is bottom 5 against wide receivers. Robert Woods might get a cheap pricetag here with those other studs in the pool. Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks both have concussions and even before that, Woods led the team in targets. He’s likely to do so this week and has massive upside if one or both of those guys don’t go. Avoid Keelan Cole in a matchup against a top 10 Cowboys pass defense. A team that also controls the clock and slows down the other team’s opportunities. Also, did you even watch Blake Bortles last week? You can’t trust which one will show. Stills has been incredibly inconsistent and gets a tough Bears matchup. Lockett gets a matchup with the Raiders, a team that has allowed 11 different wide receivers to top 50 yards or score in the first five games. Don’t buy into Robbie Anderson. Let someone else bite that bullet.

WR Adam Thielen
WR A.J. Green
WR Chris Godwin
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR Keelan Cole
WR Kenny Stills
WR Mike Williams
WR Robby Anderson
WR Robert Woods
WR Tyler Boyd
WR Tyler Lockett
WR Tyreek Hill

Tight Ends

The clear safe plays is Travis Kelce. Kelce has a choice matchup against New England, a team not just bad against the tight end… but a game with a 59.5 over/under. Bet the over. This game has real shootout potential and Kelce should get a huge share of it. If you can’t get Kelce, Vance McDonald should be part of a shootout against the Bengals making him a decent consolation prize. Trey Burton, Cameron Brate, and David Njoku may seem like nice options after being heavily involved in their offenses recently, but both have tough matchups. All 3 of their opponents surrender under 50 yards per game to tight ends and have combined to allow just 2 touchdowns to the position in 14 combined games. Brate has decent touchdown upside, and Njoku may see a nice share of targets Try not to get stuck with Geoff Swaim against a top 5 defense against tight ends. The other may lead the NFL in snaps for tight ends, but the offense will struggle to drive against the Jaguars who are top 10 in every category on defense.

TE Cameron Brate
TE David Njoku
TE Geoff Swaim
TE Travis Kelce
TE Trey Burton
TE Vance McDonald

Once again, try one out today for FREE in the auction lobby!