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FanDuel Week 8: Still Searching

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Last week, I entered a heads-up league with our friends at FanDuel.com in an attempt to finally get "into the money" in one of these leagues. So, how did I fare?

Here's the final box score:

DailyNorseman The1WhoKnocks
Points Player Position Player Points
16.72 Joe Flacco QB Aaron Rodgers 24.3
8.8 Branden Oliver RB Le'Veon Bell 24.5
24.3 Ronnie Hillman RB Justin Forsett 9.5
19.6 Dez Bryant WR Brandon Marshall 7.8
1.9 Alshon Jeffery WR James Jones 5.5
26.4 Golden Tate WR Golden Tate 26.4
1.8 Heath Miller TE Jordan Reed 7.9
13 Blair Walsh K Matt Prater 6
5 Arizona D Cleveland 8
117.52 Total 119.90

So, really, thanks a lot to Alshon Jeffery and Heath Miller for, apparently, forgetting that their teams were playing this past Sunday. Through seven weeks, I have still yet to hit pay dirt in a league at FanDuel.com.

This week, I think I'm going to get back into a 50/50 pool. That's the league that has 100 entrants and 50 of them will make the money, all for the same amount. Here's what I'm rolling with for this weekend.

QB - Teddy Bridgewater (at Tampa Bay) - $5,400
RB - Jerick McKinnon (at Tampa Bay) - $5,800
RB - DeMarco Murray (vs Washington) - $9,600
WR - Antonio Brown (vs Indianapolis) - $8,700
WR - Sammy Watkins (at New York Jets) - $7,300
WR - Pierre Garcon (at Dallas) - $7,300
TE - Travis Kelce (vs St. Louis) - $5,700
K - Blair Walsh (at Tampa Bay) - $5,100
D - Houston (at Tennessee) - $5,100

Yep. . .rolling with a few Vikings this week. If this offense can't get it going this week against a pretty bad Tampa Bay defense, then they don't deserve to win and I don't deserve to get into the money anyway. Plus, saving a bit at QB and one of my running back spots allows me to load up a bit at my other RB spot and my WR position. At least, I think so.

So, if I wanted to roll with all Minnesota Vikings, how much would it cost this weekend?

QB - Bridgewater - $5,400 (down $300 from last week)
RB - McKinnon - $5,800 (-$100, somehow)
RB - Matt Asiata - $5,900 (-$200)
WR - Cordarrelle Patterson - $6,000 (-$100)
WR - Greg Jennings - $5,500 (+$300)
WR - Jarius Wright - $5,000 (+$200)
TE - Chase Ford/Rhett Ellison/MarQueis Gray - $4,500 for any (no change)
K - Walsh - $5,100 (+$100)
D - Minnesota - $4,700 (+$200)

Total - $47,900 (up $100 from last week)

It's actually a little more expensive to field an all-Vikings team this week. . .not much, but it's a step in the right direction.

Best of luck to all of you that are partaking in FanDuel leagues this weekend, and may we all find our way into the cash.