Fanduel insisted on doing Thanksgiving-only GPPs this week instead of spreading out the wealth over the week. Trying to give us two NFL weekends packed into one. So for our Thursday article we will focus on Thanksgiving NFL Plays to use in your GPP rosters.
We all want that sweet phone-checking action while we listen to our uncle rant about Benghazi, so I am going on the record as touting the Thanksgiving-only formats. Let’s do this.
Since it’s only a three-game slate, all of the plays on here aren’t necessarily “chalk” plays, but we will get a cross-section of comparable values with how hyped they are.
X axis this week, instead of price, is their per point value. Lower is better on the X axis.
If you want to go under the radar a little, Joique Bell has a similar per point projection without as much hype.
If you want to be mega-troll guy, Darren Sproles hasn’t been talked about before. Imagine the national butthurt and hand-wringing when ol’ Chip Kelly orders some Sproles red zone touches in a national, high-profile game. Worth the $10 you’d probably be throwing away.
Looks like Dez, Megatron and Maclin are all getting talked about similar amounts among the chalk plays. Terrence Williams seems to be flying under the radar as a chalk play, but I’d expect him to be heavily owned at his low price.
If you want to be insanity wolf, Brandon Marshall, Dougie Baldwin (fresh off of fighting valiantly for the rights of NFL players) and Michael Crabtree are all contrarian plays.
TE is a pupu platter on Thanksgiving. It’s literally like expecting a nice festival meal and showing up and getting bad Chinese food instead.
Jason Witten seems to be the only play and is comparatively getting the most buzz. If you want to be a contrarian, Martellus Bennett, Eric Ebron and Zach Ertz are all guys with awful expected value ratios. Punt TE and may God bless your soul.