Look towards Seahawks Graham in fantasy
September 22, 2015 3:04 AM
by Alan Berg
Daily fantasy sports is a lot like betting on NFL in Vegas. Many things can make you shake your head in disbelief.
The Buccaneers, a week after being embarrassed by the Titans, win at New Orleans. Compare that to Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson with six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns after catching one ball last week.
The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-1. While backups Giovani Bernard, Matt Jones, Dexter McCluster and James Starks all hit the board for 95 or more yards rushing in Week 2.
After watching the Bucs win, my friend Joe at the sportsbook said to me, “If you bet the NFL you need your head examined.”
I am starting to feel the same about fantasy football.
Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA (FanDuel $6,300; DraftKings $5,800): Graham is below the Captain Obvious criteria on FanDuel but above it on DraftKings. Regardless, let’s make him this week’s captain. Graham is too talented to have another game like last Sunday night. Against Chicago, Graham will be feasting on roasted Bear. Projection: 6-83-2.
Diamonds in the Rough
Stevie Johnson, WR, SD (FanDuel $5,900; DraftKings $4,300): How this guy is still undervalued after two weeks is surprising. This could be the classic Vegas sportsbook straight bet that looks like a sure thing; but call me a sucker, I will keep picking SJ until he burns me. Projection: 8-93-1.
Todd Gurley, RB, STL (FanDuel $6,300; DraftKings $4,700): If you are unfamiliar with Gurley, there is a reason the Rams drafted a guy that’s coming off a torn ACL at No.10 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is an absolute dynamo and he will single handly win a few games for the Rams this season. Buckle up St. Louis, if he plays (check the injury reports) the Rams beat Pittsburgh. Projection: 18-152-2.
Alan Berg has 10-plus years of experience at Las Vegas sports books and prior to moving to Las Vegas covered sports for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Twitter: @vegasberserker Email: ABerg@GamingToday.com.