Optimal Daily Fantasy Week 17

New for the 2013 football season, we will be providing a significant amount of weekly daily fantasy content for the NFL, including dollars-per-fantasy-point rankings for every player (both FanDuel and DraftDay), an optimized lineup for public FanDuel and DraftDay leagues and in-depth analysis and strategy advice from Daily Fantasy expert (and poker player and quantitative public opinion researcher) Brian Harnisch. Below, Brian provides his weekly column, which will include optimized lineups, on Friday mornings throughout the NFL season.

Week 17 brings the last week of traditional format fantasy football for a few of us, as well as an influx of players to the daily format from players whose seasons ended last week and are looking for a little action. The last week of the regular season also brings a unique set of conditions that you should be aware of when setting your lineups; motivations are a concern at both the player and team level, and your best bet is to focus on players who are in must-win games. While there are a lot of garbage games this weekend, we are fortunate that there are a few important games this weekend with high profile players to build our teams around. Here are your Week 17 optimized lineups:

Optimized Lineup - DraftDay - $100k - WR Flex

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Jay Cutler GB@CHI $17,100 28.05 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $15,300 23.92 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $16,700 22.82 Sun  
WR Marques Colston TB@NO $9,450 17.40 Sun  
RB DeAngelo Williams CAR@ATL $10,250 16.58 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $9,350 16.01 Sun  
WR Rueben Randle WAS@NYG $8,050 15.49 Sun  
DEF Seattle Seahawks STL@SEA $7,000 13.70 Sun  
K Adam Vinatieri JAC@IND $5,900 11.26 Sun  
      $99,100 165.23    

Optimized Lineup - DraftDay - $100k - RB Flex

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Jay Cutler GB@CHI $17,100 28.05 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $15,300 23.92 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $16,700 22.82 Sun  
WR Marques Colston TB@NO $9,450 17.40 Sun  
RB DeAngelo Williams CAR@ATL $10,250 16.58 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $9,350 16.01 Sun  
RB Giovani Bernard BAL@CIN $9,700 15.36 Sun  
DEF Miami Dolphins NYJ@MIA $6,000 12.82 Sun  
K Adam Vinatieri JAC@IND $5,900 11.26 Sun  
      $99,750 164.21    

Optimized Lineup - FanDuel - $60k (Standard)

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Jay Cutler GB@CHI $7,700 23.44 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $8,500 20.87 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $7,600 19.84 Sun  
WR Brandon Marshall GB@CHI $8,500 18.79 Sun  
RB DeAngelo Williams CAR@ATL $5,800 15.36 Sun  
WR Jordy Nelson GB@CHI $6,000 15.35 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $5,400 13.17 Sun  
DEF Miami Dolphins NYJ@MIA $5,000 12.82 Sun  
K Nick Novak KC@SD $5,500 10.36 Sun  
      $60,000 150.01    

Of all the games with something on the line this weekend, the Packers/Bears matchup has the most fantasy promise with a solid set of talented players. After simulating the game 50,000 times, the Predictalator projects a solid fantasy showing from Cutler with over 35 attempts and 300+ yards against a Packer defense that has given up the 9th most fantasy points to QBs this season. With the 7th highest QB salary, the #2 projected QB comes in as a great value play for $17,100 (28 proj. points, $610/point). While the value wasn’t there to appear in DraftDay optimized lineups, pairing Cutler with either Marshall or Jeffery is a great approach if you are looking for a little Bears stack in addition to Forte. Both optimized lineups also feature our #1 projected WR of the weekend Antonio Brown ($15,300, 23.9 proj. points), as well as one of the highest value plays in Marques Colston ($9,450, 17.4 proj. points). Colston is a little underpriced after getting mostly shut down last week against Carolina, but has a great matchup this weekend against the Buccaneers. If you play the WR flex lineup make sure to keep your eye on Rueben Randle’s status. Randle took full reps Wednesday, but sat out of Thursdays practice with some knee swelling. He has been under the radar the last few weeks with mediocre performances, but he should be good to go on Sunday and is a sneaky start with Cruz out again. If it turns out Randle sits out and we need to swap in the flex spot, go with Brian Hartline ($7,700, 14.9 proj. points) or Pierre Thomas ($8,750, 14.3 proj. points). The Panthers also have a big game this weekend, and Olsen looks to benefit from the injury to Steve Smith. As our #2 projected TE, Olsen looks to be a little underpriced at $9,350 and is really our only option with the huge drop-off in projected points after the #3 TE Julius Thomas.

Optimized lineups for FanDuel were a little heavier than DraftDay on the Bears, and original optimizations included too many Bears players to meet roster requirements on the site. Any combination of Cutler, Marshall, Jeffery, and Forte should do fine, but the optimized lineup that meets roster requirements consists of Cutler ($7,700, 23.4 proj. points), Marshall ($8,500, 18.8 proj. points), and Forte ($8,500, 20.9 proj. points). Rodgers has been confirmed as the starter this weekend, boosting numbers for Jordy Nelson and making him a value play at $6,000 with big upside. If you are looking for an alternative to Nelson or want to diversify away from this game, consider Colston ($6,000, 14.5 proj. points) or Riley Cooper ($5,500, 13.0 proj. points). Otherwise, we are finding great value with Greg Olsen ($5,400, 13.2 proj. points) and DeAngelo Williams ($5,800, 15.4 proj. points), both getting a boost with Smith out in a big game for the Panthers.

If you are looking to put your fate in a QB other than Cutler (I can’t blame you), I have run optimizations for both sites that exclude Cutler from the model. With Cutler excluded optimizations instead go with the more expensive Peyton Manning, who should be a solid and reliable play this weekend against Oakland.

Alternate lineups presented below, in order:
  • DraftDay - $100k - WR Flex – No Cutler
  • DraftDay - $100k - RB Flex – No Cutler
  • FanDuel - $60k – No Cutler
  • FanDuel - $65k (Beginner)
  • FanDuel - $55k (Expert)
  • All player projections
This will be our last week for optimized lineups this season; it’s been a great year and I really enjoyed working on this weekly content. Good luck this weekend and as always, hit my up on twitter @brian_harnisch if you have any questions this weekend or in the future.

If you’re new to daily fantasy football or our optimized lineups I recommend taking a look at our preseason Daily Fantasy Strategy guide as a primer. The optimized lineups presented here a result of an optimization model that utilizes PredictionMachine.com’s Week 17 player projections to build rosters with the highest mathematically possible projected points while conforming to the unique salary cap and roster requirements of both FanDuel and DraftDay. Even though these lineups represent the optimal combination of players, it’s important to remember that there are usually other players available for substitution that will only cost you a few projected points. If you see a player in an optimized lineup you have reserves about make sure to consult the complete player list at the end of this article to find other players with similar salaries and projects that could be viable alternatives. As always, I recommend these optimized and alternative lineups for in 50/50 or double-up/head-to-head type formats. When building your own lineups a great place to start is with some high value players identified in the Week 17 projections, which will free up cap space on your roster to play the studs you want.

DraftDay - $100k - WR Flex – No Cutler

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Peyton Manning DEN@OAK $23,000 32.47 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $15,300 23.92 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $16,700 22.82 Sun  
WR Marques Colston TB@NO $9,450 17.40 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $9,350 16.01 Sun  
RB Giovani Bernard BAL@CIN $9,700 15.36 Sun  
DEF Miami Dolphins NYJ@MIA $6,000 12.82 Sun  
WR Ted Ginn CAR@ATL $5,000 12.60 Sun  
K Robbie Gould GB@CHI $5,400 10.87 Sun  
      $99,900 164.27    

DraftDay - $100k - RB Flex – No Cutler

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Peyton Manning DEN@OAK $23,000 32.47 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $15,300 23.92 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $16,700 22.82 Sun  
WR Marques Colston TB@NO $9,450 17.40 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $9,350 16.01 Sun  
RB Michael Cox WAS@NYG $7,300 14.07 Sun  
RB Bobby Rainey TB@NO $6,900 12.93 Sun  
DEF Miami Dolphins NYJ@MIA $6,000 12.82 Sun  
K Adam Vinatieri JAC@IND $5,900 11.26 Sun  
      $99,900 163.70    

FanDuel - $60k – No Cutler

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Peyton Manning DEN@OAK $11,200 26.61 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $8,500 20.87 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $7,600 19.84 Sun  
WR Brandon Marshall GB@CHI $8,500 18.79 Sun  
RB Rashad Jennings DEN@OAK $6,700 16.49 Sun  
WR Jordy Nelson GB@CHI $6,000 15.35 Sun  
DEF Seattle Seahawks STL@SEA $6,100 13.70 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $5,400 13.17 Sun  
K Robbie Gould GB@CHI $5,000 10.87 Sun  
      $65,000 155.68    

FanDuel - $65k (Beginner)

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Jay Cutler GB@CHI $7,700 23.44 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $8,500 20.87 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $7,600 19.84 Sun  
WR Brandon Marshall GB@CHI $8,500 18.79 Sun  
RB Rashad Jennings DEN@OAK $6,700 16.49 Sun  
TE Jimmy Graham TB@NO $7,600 16.09 Sun  
WR Jordy Nelson GB@CHI $6,000 15.35 Sun  
DEF Seattle Seahawks STL@SEA $6,100 13.70 Sun  
K Adam Vinatieri JAC@IND $5,600 11.26 Sun  
      $64,300 155.83    

FanDuel - $55k (Expert)

Pos. Player Game Salary Proj. Points Game Day Injury Watch
QB Jay Cutler GB@CHI $7,700 23.44 Sun  
RB Matt Forte GB@CHI $8,500 20.87 Sun  
WR Antonio Brown CLE@PIT $7,600 19.84 Sun  
WR Jordy Nelson GB@CHI $6,000 15.35 Sun  
TE Greg Olsen CAR@ATL $5,400 13.17 Sun  
WR Rueben Randle WAS@NYG $4,500 13.13 Sun  
RB Michael Cox WAS@NYG $4,500 12.98 Sun  
DEF Miami Dolphins NYJ@MIA $5,000 12.82 Sun  
K Adam Vinatieri JAC@IND $5,600 11.26 Sun  
      $54,800 142.85    

All player projections

Name Pos Team Matchup FD Proj. FD$ DD Proj. DD$ Injury Watch
Peyton Manning QB DEN DEN@OAK 26.6 $11,200 32.5 $23,000  
Jay Cutler QB CHI GB@CHI 23.4 $7,700 28.0 $17,100  
Nick Foles QB PHI PHI@DAL 23.7 $9,600 27.7 $20,000  
Drew Brees QB NO TB@NO 22.9 $10,000 26.9 $19,500  
Andrew Luck QB IND JAC@IND 23.0 $8,700 26.1 $16,150  
Cam Newton QB CAR CAR@ATL 21.5 $8,500 24.3 $18,150  
Antonio Brown WR PIT CLE@PIT 19.8 $7,600 23.9 $15,300  
Russell Wilson QB SEA STL@SEA 20.6 $7,900 23.5 $16,300  
Philip Rivers QB SD KC@SD 19.7 $7,900 23.4 $15,150  
Matthew Stafford QB DET DET@MIN 19.9 $8,600 22.8 $18,300  
Matt Forte RB CHI GB@CHI 20.9 $8,500 22.8 $16,700  
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT CLE@PIT 19.5 $8,700 22.7 $14,600  
Andy Dalton QB CIN BAL@CIN 19.4 $8,700 22.6 $14,900  
Brandon Marshall WR CHI GB@CHI 18.8 $8,500 22.0 $16,250  
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB TEN HOU@TEN 19.0 $7,300 21.7 $13,000  
Josh Gordon WR CLE CLE@PIT 17.7 $9,200 21.3 $17,700  
LeSean McCoy RB PHI PHI@DAL 19.3 $9,400 21.0 $19,450  
Ryan Tannehill QB MIA NYJ@MIA 18.3 $7,500 20.6 $11,650  
A.J. Green WR CIN BAL@CIN 17.1 $9,000 20.2 $17,650  
Matt Cassel QB MIN DET@MIN 17.8 $6,200 20.0 $11,900  
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI GB@CHI 17.2 $8,000 19.9 $15,750  
Demaryius Thomas WR DEN DEN@OAK 17.0 $8,700 19.8 $16,850  
Eric Decker WR DEN DEN@OAK 16.7 $8,200 19.6 $14,050  
DeMarco Murray RB DAL PHI@DAL 18.0 $8,700 19.4 $17,500  
Kyle Orton QB DAL PHI@DAL 16.5 $5,000 18.9 $13,250  
Jimmy Graham TE NO TB@NO 16.1 $7,600 18.5 $16,450  
Dez Bryant WR DAL PHI@DAL 15.4 $8,900 18.4 $17,700  
Jason Campbell QB CLE CLE@PIT 16.0 $6,700 18.3 $8,650  
Jordy Nelson WR GB GB@CHI 15.3 $6,000 18.3 $14,100  
Eli Manning QB NYG WAS@NYG 16.5 $6,100 18.1 $12,100  
DeSean Jackson WR PHI PHI@DAL 15.3 $7,800 18.0 $14,300  
Matt Flynn QB GB GB@CHI 15.9 $6,200 18.0 $13,150  
Terrelle Pryor QB OAK DEN@OAK 17.1 $5,300 17.9 $12,800  
Tom Brady QB NE BUF@NE 15.6 $8,500 17.7 $17,350  
Marques Colston WR NO TB@NO 14.5 $6,000 17.4 $9,450  
Rashad Jennings RB OAK DEN@OAK 16.5 $6,700 17.3 $12,100  
Kirk Cousins QB WAS WAS@NYG 15.2 $6,800 17.2 $14,000  
Andre Johnson WR HOU HOU@TEN 13.7 $7,300 17.2 $13,400  
Marshawn Lynch RB SEA STL@SEA 15.9 $8,300 16.8 $14,200  
Ryan Mathews RB SD KC@SD 16.1 $7,400 16.8 $13,050  
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT CLE@PIT 15.0 $7,900 16.8 $13,450  
Pierre Garcon WR WAS WAS@NYG 13.2 $8,100 16.7 $16,950  
Julian Edelman WR NE BUF@NE 13.2 $6,700 16.6 $13,250  
DeAngelo Williams RB CAR CAR@ATL 15.4 $5,800 16.6 $10,250  
Joique Bell RB DET DET@MIN 14.6 $7,000 16.5 $12,500  
Keenan Allen WR SD KC@SD 13.9 $6,600 16.2 $13,050  
Greg Olsen TE CAR CAR@ATL 13.2 $5,400 16.0 $9,350  
Greg Jennings WR MIN DET@MIN 13.3 $5,800 16.0 $10,400  
Matt Ryan QB ATL CAR@ATL 14.3 $7,200 15.9 $14,200  
Julius Thomas TE DEN DEN@OAK 13.5 $6,800 15.8 $13,500  
Vincent Jackson WR TB TB@NO 13.0 $7,400 15.8 $12,150  
Colin Kaepernick QB SF SF@ARI 14.5 $7,900 15.7 $15,550  
Rueben Randle WR NYG WAS@NYG 13.1 $4,500 15.5 $8,050  
Knowshon Moreno RB DEN DEN@OAK 13.9 $7,500 15.4 $11,550  
Giovani Bernard RB CIN BAL@CIN 13.8 $6,100 15.4 $9,700  
Joe Banyard RB MIN DET@MIN 14.7 $4,500 15.2 $4,000  
T.Y. Hilton WR IND JAC@IND 12.8 $5,200 15.2 $11,150  
Matt Schaub QB HOU HOU@TEN 13.7 $6,200 15.1 $12,400  
Riley Cooper WR PHI PHI@DAL 13.0 $5,500 15.0 $10,700  
Mike Wallace WR MIA NYJ@MIA 12.5 $6,000 15.0 $10,650  
Brian Hartline WR MIA NYJ@MIA 12.1 $5,400 14.9 $7,700  
Michael Crabtree WR SF SF@ARI 11.9 $5,700 14.8 $13,550  
Roddy White WR ATL CAR@ATL 11.5 $5,900 14.7 $12,950  
Carson Palmer QB ARI SF@ARI 13.4 $6,800 14.7 $10,350  
Reggie Bush RB DET DET@MIN 13.0 $7,400 14.7 $13,500  
Fred Jackson RB BUF BUF@NE 13.1 $6,300 14.6 $11,200  
Mike Glennon QB TB TB@NO 12.5 $5,700 14.5 $12,550  
Frank Gore RB SF SF@ARI 13.1 $6,300 14.3 $10,250  
Pierre Thomas RB NO TB@NO 11.9 $5,600 14.3 $8,750  
Kendall Wright WR TEN HOU@TEN 11.2 $5,500 14.1 $12,050  
Michael Cox RB NYG WAS@NYG 13.0 $4,500 14.1 $7,300  
Knile Davis RB KC KC@SD 12.8 $4,500 14.0 $8,750  
Geno Smith QB NYJ NYJ@MIA 13.5 $6,600 13.8 $11,350  
Eddie Lacy RB GB GB@CHI 13.1 $8,400 13.8 $18,600 1
Chris Johnson RB TEN HOU@TEN 12.5 $7,000 13.8 $11,000  
Hakeem Nicks WR NYG WAS@NYG 11.3 $5,100 13.7 $7,400  
Seattle Seahawks DEF   STL@SEA 13.7 $6,100 13.7 $7,000  
Kris Durham WR DET DET@MIN 11.3 $4,500 13.7 $5,300  
Nate Burleson WR DET DET@MIN 11.1 $4,500 13.5 $7,850  
Chase Daniel QB KC KC@SD 11.8 $5,000 13.5 $7,500  
Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN DET@MIN 11.3 $6,000 13.4 $11,250  
Chad Henne QB JAC JAC@IND 12.3 $6,600 13.2 $12,550  
Shane Vereen RB NE BUF@NE 10.8 $6,200 13.2 $13,000 1
Zac Stacy RB STL STL@SEA 12.4 $7,400 13.1 $12,100  
Bobby Rainey RB TB TB@NO 12.5 $5,500 12.9 $6,900  
Jerricho Cotchery WR PIT CLE@PIT 11.0 $4,500 12.8 $6,300  
Anquan Boldin WR SF SF@ARI 10.2 $5,700 12.8 $8,550  
Miami Dolphins DEF   NYJ@MIA 12.8 $5,000 12.8 $6,000  
Andre Ellington RB ARI SF@ARI 11.1 $5,700 12.7 $8,550  
Marvin Jones WR CIN BAL@CIN 11.0 $5,100 12.7 $7,700  
Marcedes Lewis TE JAC JAC@IND 10.1 $5,300 12.6 $6,750  
Ted Ginn WR CAR CAR@ATL 10.6 $4,500 12.6 $5,000  
Charles Clay TE MIA NYJ@MIA 10.3 $5,300 12.5 $6,450  
Donald Brown RB IND JAC@IND 11.6 $5,900 12.5 $9,100  
Joe Flacco QB BAL BAL@CIN 11.6 $7,200 12.5 $11,400  
Antonio Gates TE SD KC@SD 10.3 $4,500 12.4 $9,100  
Jonathan Grimes RB HOU HOU@TEN 11.5 $4,500 12.4 $4,000  
Alfred Morris RB WAS WAS@NYG 12.2 $6,200 12.2 $8,900  
Tony Gonzalez TE ATL CAR@ATL 9.7 $5,600 12.2 $11,000  
Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI SF@ARI 10.0 $6,300 12.2 $10,100  
Nate Washington WR TEN HOU@TEN 10.1 $5,600 12.2 $9,300  
Doug Baldwin WR SEA STL@SEA 10.3 $4,500 12.2 $6,500  
Heath Miller TE PIT CLE@PIT 9.6 $4,600 12.1 $6,550  
Indianapolis Colts DEF   JAC@IND 12.1 $5,800 12.1 $5,850  
Delanie Walker TE TEN HOU@TEN 9.8 $4,800 12.0 $9,300  
Cincinnati Bengals DEF   BAL@CIN 12.0 $6,000 12.0 $6,000  
Brandon LaFell WR CAR CAR@ATL 9.9 $4,500 12.0 $7,600  
Jason Witten TE DAL PHI@DAL 9.7 $5,800 11.8 $9,300  
Michael Floyd WR ARI SF@ARI 9.8 $5,500 11.8 $9,850  
Martellus Bennett TE CHI GB@CHI 9.9 $4,800 11.8 $9,150  
Harry Douglas WR ATL CAR@ATL 9.2 $5,300 11.7 $9,700  
Ryan Griffin TE HOU HOU@TEN 9.2 $4,500 11.7 $6,250  
Thad Lewis QB BUF BUF@NE 10.7 $5,100 11.7 $9,000  
James Starks RB GB GB@CHI 11.1 $4,600 11.7 $13,750  
Golden Tate WR SEA STL@SEA 9.6 $4,500 11.6 $6,250  
Torrey Smith WR BAL BAL@CIN 9.3 $5,800 11.5 $10,050  
Ray Rice RB BAL BAL@CIN 9.9 $6,400 11.4 $9,300  
Danny Woodhead RB SD KC@SD 9.5 $5,700 11.3 $9,650  
Adam Vinatieri K IND JAC@IND 11.3 $5,600 11.3 $5,900  
Steven Jackson RB ATL CAR@ATL 10.3 $6,500 11.2 $10,150  
Edwin Baker RB CLE CLE@PIT 10.1 $5,400 11.1 $8,800  
Brandon Myers TE NYG WAS@NYG 9.2 $4,500 11.1 $6,750  
Trent Richardson RB IND JAC@IND 9.9 $5,200 11.0 $7,950  
Kellen Clemens QB STL STL@SEA 10.1 $5,400 10.9 $10,450  
Robbie Gould K CHI GB@CHI 10.9 $5,000 10.9 $5,400  
Maurice Jones-Drew RB JAC JAC@IND 9.6 $6,500 10.9 $10,500  
Greg Little WR CLE CLE@PIT 8.6 $4,500 10.8 $5,500  
James Jones WR GB GB@CHI 9.0 $5,300 10.7 $10,450  
Darren Sproles RB NO TB@NO 8.7 $4,500 10.7 $8,650  
Vernon Davis TE SF SF@ARI 8.7 $6,400 10.6 $13,350  
New Orleans Saints DEF   TB@NO 10.5 $5,500 10.5 $5,500  
Danny Amendola WR NE BUF@NE 8.5 $6,600 10.5 $11,550  
Pittsburgh Steelers DEF   CLE@PIT 10.4 $5,400 10.4 $5,800  
Terrance Williams WR DAL PHI@DAL 8.8 $4,600 10.4 $5,850  
Nick Novak K SD KC@SD 10.4 $5,500 10.4 $5,600  
Marlon Brown WR BAL BAL@CIN 8.0 $5,200 10.3 $5,000  
Rishard Matthews WR MIA NYJ@MIA 8.3 $4,500 10.3 $5,700  
Jermaine Kearse WR SEA STL@SEA 8.6 $4,500 10.3 $5,000  
Tim Wright TE TB TB@NO 8.0 $4,800 10.2 $9,300  
Stevan Ridley RB NE BUF@NE 9.6 $5,800 10.2 $5,000  
Drew Davis WR ATL CAR@ATL 8.2 $4,600 10.1 $5,000  
C.J. Spiller RB BUF BUF@NE 9.3 $5,400 10.1 $9,100  
San Francisco 49ers DEF   SF@ARI 10.1 $6,200 10.1 $7,000  
Carolina Panthers DEF   CAR@ATL 10.0 $6,100 10.0 $6,100  
Montee Ball RB DEN DEN@OAK 9.0 $4,600 10.0 $7,250  
Jarrett Boykin WR GB GB@CHI 8.3 $5,300 10.0 $10,350  
Eddie Royal WR SD KC@SD 8.6 $4,500 10.0 $6,000  
Mason Crosby K GB GB@CHI 9.7 $5,000 9.7 $5,900  
Griff Whalen WR IND JAC@IND 8.0 $4,900 9.7 $5,000  
Tennessee Titans DEF   HOU@TEN 9.6 $5,500 9.6 $5,750  
Mike Brown WR JAC JAC@IND 7.8 $5,000 9.6 $5,000  
Joseph Fauria TE DET DET@MIN 8.1 $4,500 9.6 $6,750  
Gary Barnidge TE CLE CLE@PIT 7.5 $4,500 9.6 $5,000  
Alex Henery K PHI PHI@DAL 9.6 $5,200 9.6 $5,600  
DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU HOU@TEN 7.7 $4,500 9.5 $6,100  
Jermaine Gresham TE CIN BAL@CIN 7.6 $4,900 9.5 $7,650  
Dennis Pitta TE BAL BAL@CIN 7.2 $5,700 9.4 $8,000  
Steven Hauschka K SEA STL@SEA 9.4 $5,000 9.4 $5,800  
Robert Woods WR BUF BUF@NE 7.6 $5,000 9.4 $7,200  
Jarius Wright WR MIN DET@MIN 7.9 $4,800 9.3 $5,000  
Rashard Mendenhall RB ARI SF@ARI 8.6 $5,600 9.3 $8,950  
Aldrick Robinson WR WAS WAS@NYG 7.7 $4,500 9.3 $5,850  
Santana Moss WR WAS WAS@NYG 7.4 $4,500 9.3 $5,000  
Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL CAR@ATL 7.6 $4,500 9.2 $6,100 1
Rod Streater WR OAK DEN@OAK 7.6 $4,700 9.2 $6,450  
Stephen Gostkowski K NE BUF@NE 9.2 $5,600 9.2 $6,000  
Scott Chandler TE BUF BUF@NE 7.2 $4,500 9.2 $5,500  
Blair Walsh K MIN DET@MIN 9.2 $5,000 9.2 $5,400  
Jerome Simpson WR MIN DET@MIN 7.6 $4,500 9.2 $5,550  
Coby Fleener TE IND JAC@IND 7.5 $4,500 9.1 $6,950  
Shaun Suisham K PIT CLE@PIT 9.1 $5,000 9.1 $5,300  
Chris Ivory RB NYJ NYJ@MIA 9.0 $5,400 9.0 $8,350  
Matt Prater K DEN DEN@OAK 8.9 $5,600 8.9 $5,500  
Justin Hunter WR TEN HOU@TEN 7.6 $4,500 8.8 $7,050  
Keshawn Martin WR HOU HOU@TEN 6.8 $4,700 8.8 $6,100  
Jerrel Jernigan WR NYG WAS@NYG 7.1 $5,200 8.8 $8,750  
Mike Tolbert RB CAR CAR@ATL 7.7 $4,500 8.8 $5,000  
Graham Gano K CAR CAR@ATL 8.8 $5,000 8.8 $5,500  
Shayne Graham K NO TB@NO 8.8 $5,000 8.8 $5,750  
New England Patriots DEF   BUF@NE 8.7 $5,200 8.7 $6,200  
Brent Celek TE PHI PHI@DAL 7.3 $4,500 8.6 $5,000  
Andre Holmes WR OAK DEN@OAK 7.0 $5,100 8.6 $7,800  
Arizona Cardinals DEF   SF@ARI 8.5 $5,700 8.5 $5,500  
LeGarrette Blount RB NE BUF@NE 8.5 $4,500 8.5 $5,000  
Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ NYJ@MIA 6.7 $4,600 8.5 $6,950  
Roy Helu RB WAS WAS@NYG 7.3 $4,500 8.4 $4,250  
Ace Sanders WR JAC JAC@IND 6.5 $4,500 8.4 $6,950  
Shonn Greene RB TEN HOU@TEN 8.3 $5,000 8.3 $5,000  
Rob Bironas K TEN HOU@TEN 8.3 $5,200 8.3 $5,200  
Josh Brown K NYG WAS@NYG 8.2 $5,400 8.2 $5,600  
Dan Carpenter K BUF BUF@NE 8.2 $5,400 8.2 $5,600  
Denarius Moore WR OAK DEN@OAK 6.7 $4,500 8.1 $7,100  
Michael Hoomanawanui TE NE BUF@NE 6.6 $4,500 8.1 $5,000  
Stedman Bailey WR STL STL@SEA 6.2 $4,900 8.1 $5,000  
Mohamed Sanu WR CIN BAL@CIN 6.3 $4,800 8.0 $5,000  
Anthony Fasano TE KC KC@SD 6.4 $4,500 8.0 $6,350  
Kevin Ogletree WR DET DET@MIN 6.5 $4,500 8.0 $5,000  
Bilal Powell RB NYJ NYJ@MIA 6.5 $4,600 7.9 $6,850  
Randy Bullock K HOU HOU@TEN 7.9 $5,000 7.9 $5,400  
Kerry Taylor WR JAC JAC@IND 6.1 $4,500 7.9 $5,800  
Kenny Stills WR NO TB@NO 6.8 $4,500 7.8 $5,000  
Aaron Dobson WR NE BUF@NE 6.5 $5,000 7.8 $7,900  
Andrew Quarless TE GB GB@CHI 6.1 $4,800 7.7 $7,000  
Caleb Sturgis K MIA NYJ@MIA 7.7 $5,000 7.7 $5,500  
Zach Miller TE SEA STL@SEA 6.6 $4,500 7.7 $8,150  
Cyrus Gray RB KC KC@SD 6.7 $4,500 7.7 $5,000  
Nick Folk K NYJ NYJ@MIA 7.7 $5,000 7.7 $5,700  
Andre Caldwell WR DEN DEN@OAK 6.3 $4,500 7.6 $6,750  
Justin Tucker K BAL BAL@CIN 7.6 $5,300 7.6 $5,700  
Tiquan Underwood WR TB TB@NO 6.1 $4,500 7.5 $5,000  
New York Jets DEF   NYJ@MIA 7.5 $5,200 7.5 $5,300  
Lamar Miller RB MIA NYJ@MIA 6.6 $5,000 7.5 $7,350  
Sebastian Janikowski K OAK DEN@OAK 7.5 $5,000 7.5 $5,100  
Dan Bailey K DAL PHI@DAL 7.4 $5,500 7.4 $5,700  
Rhett Ellison TE MIN DET@MIN 6.1 $4,500 7.4 $5,000  
Logan Paulsen TE WAS WAS@NYG 6.0 $4,500 7.3 $6,850  
Zach Ertz TE PHI PHI@DAL 6.0 $4,900 7.3 $7,700  
New York Giants DEF   WAS@NYG 7.3 $5,400 7.3 $5,400  
David Nelson WR NYJ NYJ@MIA 5.6 $5,100 7.2 $7,200  
LaVon Brazill WR IND JAC@IND 6.0 $4,500 7.2 $5,350  
David Akers K DET DET@MIN 7.2 $5,000 7.2 $5,400  
Jay Feely K ARI SF@ARI 7.1 $5,300 7.1 $5,600  
Phil Dawson K SF SF@ARI 7.0 $5,600 7.0 $5,800  
Earl Bennett WR CHI GB@CHI 5.8 $4,600 7.0 $5,000  
Andre Roberts WR ARI SF@ARI 5.3 $4,500 6.9 $7,600  
Santonio Holmes WR NYJ NYJ@MIA 5.5 $4,500 6.9 $5,100  
T.J. Graham WR BUF BUF@NE 5.5 $4,500 6.9 $5,500  
Josh Scobee K JAC JAC@IND 6.8 $5,000 6.8 $5,300  
Kai Forbath K WAS WAS@NYG 6.8 $5,200 6.8 $5,400  
San Diego Chargers DEF   KC@SD 6.7 $5,300 6.7 $5,100  
Jacob Tamme TE DEN DEN@OAK 5.4 $4,500 6.7 $6,200  
Vincent Brown WR SD KC@SD 5.2 $4,500 6.5 $5,000  
Mike Nugent K CIN BAL@CIN 6.5 $5,000 6.5 $5,300  
Kellen Winslow TE NYJ NYJ@MIA 5.1 $4,500 6.5 $5,750  
Rian Lindell K TB TB@NO 6.5 $5,000 6.5 $5,200  
Billy Cundiff K CLE CLE@PIT 6.4 $5,000 6.4 $5,300  
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN BAL@CIN 6.4 $5,300 6.4 $5,000  
Ryan Succop K KC KC@SD 6.4 $5,000 6.4 $5,600  
Washington Redskins DEF   WAS@NYG 6.3 $5,000 6.3 $5,200  
Lance Moore WR NO TB@NO 5.2 $4,500 6.3 $5,000  
Denver Broncos DEF   DEN@OAK 6.2 $5,800 6.2 $5,500  
Matt Bryant K ATL CAR@ATL 6.2 $5,100 6.2 $5,300  
Jared Cook TE STL STL@SEA 4.8 $4,500 6.2 $5,700  
Cole Beasley WR DAL PHI@DAL 4.8 $4,500 6.1 $5,000  
Sean McGrath TE KC KC@SD 5.0 $4,500 6.1 $5,000  
Mark Ingram RB NO TB@NO 6.1 $4,700 6.1 $5,000  
Chris Givens WR STL STL@SEA 4.8 $4,500 6.1 $5,000  
Mychal Rivera TE OAK DEN@OAK 4.8 $4,500 6.1 $5,450  
Matt Spaeth TE PIT CLE@PIT 4.9 $4,500 6.1 $4,000  
Chris Ogbonnaya RB CLE CLE@PIT 5.1 $4,500 6.0 $5,600  
Junior Hemingway WR KC KC@SD 4.7 $4,500 5.9 $5,000  
Daniel Thomas RB MIA NYJ@MIA 5.6 $4,900 5.9 $5,950  
Jeff Cumberland TE NYJ NYJ@MIA 4.8 $4,500 5.8 $5,000  
Donnie Avery WR KC KC@SD 4.7 $4,500 5.7 $5,000  
Greg Zuerlein K STL STL@SEA 5.5 $5,300 5.5 $5,000  
Josh Cooper WR CLE CLE@PIT 4.1 $4,500 5.5 $4,000  
Marcel Reece RB OAK DEN@OAK 4.3 $5,300 5.4 $5,000  
Ed Dickson TE BAL BAL@CIN 4.2 $4,500 5.4 $5,000  
Jordan Todman RB JAC JAC@IND 4.9 $5,100 5.3 $7,900  
Jacoby Jones WR BAL BAL@CIN 4.2 $5,300 5.3 $5,000  
Marquise Goodwin WR BUF BUF@NE 4.3 $4,500 5.3 $5,000 1
Luke Willson TE SEA STL@SEA 4.3 $4,500 5.1 $5,000  
Darren McFadden RB OAK DEN@OAK 4.5 $5,200 4.9 $6,850  
Jim Dray TE ARI SF@ARI 3.8 $4,500 4.9 $5,000  
Jason Avant WR PHI PHI@DAL 3.9 $4,700 4.9 $5,000  
Cory Harkey TE STL STL@SEA 3.7 $4,500 4.8 $4,000  
Bernard Pierce RB BAL BAL@CIN 4.3 $4,500 4.7 $5,000  
Kendall Hunter RB SF SF@ARI 4.2 $4,500 4.6 $7,500  
A.J. Jenkins WR KC KC@SD 3.6 $4,500 4.5 $5,000  
Ray Graham RB HOU HOU@TEN 4.4 $4,500 4.4 $5,000  
Chris Polk RB PHI PHI@DAL 4.4 $4,500 4.4 $5,000  
Austin Pettis WR STL STL@SEA 3.2 $4,500 4.4 $5,000  
Philadelphia Eagles DEF   PHI@DAL 4.4 $5,100 4.4 $5,100  
Miles Austin WR DAL PHI@DAL 3.4 $4,500 4.3 $6,250  
Jack Doyle TE IND JAC@IND 3.4 $4,500 4.2 $5,000  
Lance Kendricks TE STL STL@SEA 3.3 $4,500 4.2 $5,000  
Ladarius Green TE SD KC@SD 3.7 $4,500 4.2 $5,600  
Chris Owusu WR TB TB@NO 3.2 $4,500 4.1 $5,000  
Rob Housler TE ARI SF@ARI 3.2 $4,500 4.0 $6,000  
Alex Smith QB KC KC@SD 3.5 $7,500 3.9 $14,900  
Bear Pascoe TE NYG WAS@NYG 2.9 $4,500 3.9 $4,000  
Josh Morgan WR WAS WAS@NYG 3.0 $4,500 3.7 $5,910  
Andrew Hawkins WR CIN BAL@CIN 3.0 $4,500 3.7 $5,000  
Clay Harbor TE JAC JAC@IND 3.2 $4,500 3.7 $5,000  
Dexter McCluster WR KC KC@SD 2.9 $4,500 3.7 $5,650  
Baltimore Ravens DEF   BAL@CIN 3.6 $5,200 3.6 $5,250  
Fred Davis TE WAS WAS@NYG 2.8 $4,500 3.6 $5,000  
John Conner RB NYG WAS@NYG 3.6 $4,500 3.6 $4,000  
Domenik Hixon WR CAR CAR@ATL 2.7 $4,500 3.5 $5,000  
Da'Rick Rogers WR IND JAC@IND 2.9 $4,900 3.5 $7,000  
Buffalo Bills DEF   BUF@NE 3.5 $5,500 3.5 $5,250  
Brian Quick WR STL STL@SEA 2.6 $4,500 3.4 $5,300  
Michael Bush RB CHI GB@CHI 3.2 $4,600 3.2 $5,000  
John Kuhn RB GB GB@CHI 2.2 $4,500 3.1 $4,000  
Jeremy Ross WR DET DET@MIN 2.6 $4,500 3.1 $4,000  
Brian Leonard RB TB TB@NO 2.1 $4,500 3.0 $5,000  
Cleveland Browns DEF   CLE@PIT 3.0 $5,200 3.0 $5,200  
Chris Hogan WR BUF BUF@NE 2.3 $4,500 3.0 $4,000  
Jake Ballard TE ARI SF@ARI 2.3 $4,500 2.9 $5,000  
Benjamin Watson TE NO TB@NO 2.1 $4,500 2.8 $5,000  
Louis Murphy WR NYG WAS@NYG 2.2 $4,500 2.7 $4,000  
Chase Ford TE MIN DET@MIN 2.2 $4,500 2.7 $5,000  
Dwayne Bowe WR KC KC@SD 2.1 $5,000 2.6 $8,500  
Minnesota Vikings DEF   DET@MIN 2.6 $5,000 2.6 $5,000  
Stanley Havili RB IND JAC@IND 2.0 $4,500 2.5 $5,000  
EJ Manuel QB BUF BUF@NE 2.5 $7,000 2.5 $11,150 1
Robert Turbin RB SEA STL@SEA 2.3 $4,500 2.3 $7,500  
Jerome Felton RB MIN DET@MIN 2.0 $4,500 2.3 $4,000  
Benny Cunningham RB STL STL@SEA 2.2 $4,500 2.2 $5,000  
Ricardo Lockette WR SEA STL@SEA 1.7 $4,500 2.1 $5,000  
Will Johnson RB PIT CLE@PIT 1.5 $4,500 2.0 $4,000  
Chicago Bears DEF   GB@CHI 2.0 $5,200 2.0 $5,000  
Michael Egnew TE MIA NYJ@MIA 1.4 $4,500 1.9 $4,000  
Erik Lorig RB TB TB@NO 1.3 $4,500 1.9 $4,000  
Frank Summers RB BUF BUF@NE 1.4 $4,500 1.8 $0  
Lestar Jean WR HOU HOU@TEN 1.3 $4,500 1.8 $4,000  
Brandon Bolden RB NE BUF@NE 1.8 $4,500 1.8 $5,000  
St. Louis Rams DEF   STL@SEA 1.8 $5,500 1.8 $5,400  
Jamaal Charles RB KC KC@SD 1.7 $10,200 1.7 $19,450  
Anthony Sherman RB KC KC@SD 1.3 $4,500 1.7 $5,000  
Jed Collins RB NO TB@NO 1.2 $4,500 1.6 $4,000  
Bryce Brown RB PHI PHI@DAL 1.6 $4,500 1.6 $5,000  
Greg Jones RB HOU HOU@TEN 1.2 $4,500 1.6 $4,000  
Tommy Bohanon RB NYJ NYJ@MIA 1.1 $4,500 1.5 $0  
Marcus Easley WR BUF BUF@NE 1.1 $4,500 1.5 $4,000  
Denard Robinson WR JAC JAC@IND 1.5 $4,500 1.5 $4,250  
Houston Texans DEF   HOU@TEN 1.4 $5,000 1.4 $5,200  
Eric Page WR TB TB@NO 1.4 $4,500 1.4 $0  
Joseph Randle RB DAL PHI@DAL 1.4 $4,500 1.4 $5,000  
Stepfan Taylor RB ARI SF@ARI 0.8 $4,500 1.0 $5,150  
Michael Robinson RB SEA STL@SEA 0.6 $4,500 0.9 $4,000  
Felix Jones RB PIT CLE@PIT 0.8 $4,500 0.8 $5,000  
Atlanta Falcons DEF   CAR@ATL 0.8 $5,300 0.8 $5,000  
Jonathan Dwyer RB PIT CLE@PIT 0.7 $4,500 0.7 $5,000  
Detroit Lions DEF   DET@MIN 0.2 $5,500 0.2 $5,700  
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DEF   TB@NO -0.2 $5,000 -0.2 $5,000  
Kansas City Chiefs DEF   KC@SD -1.6 $5,600 -1.6 $5,500  
Jacksonville Jaguars DEF   JAC@IND -2.6 $5,000 -2.6 $5,000  
Dallas Cowboys DEF   PHI@DAL -5.6 $5,000 -5.6 $5,000  
Green Bay Packers DEF   GB@CHI -6.2 $5,000 -6.2 $5,000  
Oakland Raiders DEF   DEN@OAK -7.7 $5,000 -7.7 $5,000  

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