The second half of the 2015 NFL Season gets underway tonight as the Buffalo Bills head to New Jersey to take on the New York Jets. Tonight’s contest also gets another week of daily fantasy football action started for owners looking to cash in on some action on FanDuel.
As we start to look at this week’s lineup of fantasy options tonight’s contest offers a few viable fantasy solutions. One of those options is wide receiver Brandon Marshall for the Jets. Entering tonight’s contest the Bills are allowing the seventh most fantasy points to the wide receiver position according to ESPN Fantasy Football Points Against statistics.
Along with Marshall a few of the other solid fantasy options tonight include quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Jets as well as running back Chris Ivory. Over the past two games the Bills have giving up a big passing game to Ryan Tannehill and a big running game to T.J. Yeldon.
For the Bills we could go a few directions including with quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The Jets secondary has been picked apart over the past three weeks allowing over 333 yards passing in each of those games as well as at least two touchdown passes. In all, the Jets defense allowed 1,069 yards passing, eight touchdown passes to just two interceptions.
Here is our NFL FanDuel Lineup kicking off on Thursday Night Football.
Quarterback – Blake Bortles ($7,800): We tossed around a few options including going with a FanDuel bargain in Kirk Cousins. While Cousins was a great option we elected to go with Bortles against a Baltimore Ravens team that has giving up multiple big games this season.
Other top NFL FanDuel Quarterback Options include Kirk Cousins, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
Running Back – DeMarco Murray ($7,700): The Philadelphia Eagles running back has turned in ast least 20 fantasy points in three of his last four games. This week he gets a shot at a Miami Dolphins team that has allowed the third most fantasy points to the running back position this season.
Running Back – James Starks ($6,000): While the running back tandem has been shaky in Green Bay, Starks has emerged as the top running back. This weekend Starks has a shot at a big game against a Detroit Lions team that has surrendered 11 rushing touchdowns this season.
Other top NFL FanDuel Running Back Options include Doug Martin, DeAngelo Williams and Justin Forsett.
Wide Receiver – Allen Robinson ($7,500): While we looked around a few of the top fantasy options at the wide receiver position we had to go with the Jaguars top option to stack with Bortles. That being said if we were setting our FanDuel lineup over the weekend we would consider going with Bryan Walters as a FanDuel sleeper if Allen Hurns misses the game with his foot injury.
Wide Receiver – Brandon Marshall ($7,900): As we stated above, Marshall is a great fantasy option in tonight’s Jets/Bills Thursday Night Football. Marshall has posted double digit fantasy numbers in all but one game this season.
Wide Receiver – Jarvis Landry ($7,000): Landry has posted double digits in four straight games as the Dolphins get ready for their week 10 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have allowed nearly 1,600 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns.
Other top NFL FanDuel Wide Receiver Options include Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Pierre Garcon, Willie Snead and Kamar Aiken.
Tight End – Jordan Reed ($5,800): While we love to consider a few different options including Rob Gronkowksi this weekend, we like Reeds matchup against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 7,25 yards and seven touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season.
Other top NFL FanDuel Tight End Options include Rob Gronkowski, Kyle Rudolph and Gary Barnidge.
Kicker – Justin Tucker ($4,900): Tucker’s success revolves around the Ravens offense. That being said, Tucker is coming off a five field goal game before the bye that helped him deliver 20 fantasy points for his FanDuel owners.
Other top NFL FanDuel Kicker Options include Stephen Gostkowski, Mason Crosby and Chandler Catanzaro.
Defense – Carolina Panthers ($4,700): The Panthers continue to find ways to win and that has a lot to do with the teams defense. Despite late collapses over the past few weekends the Panthers defense is still one of tops in the NFL. Look for them to wreck havoc on the Tennessee Titans this weekend.
Other top NFL Defense Options include Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers.