The Cardinals are at the moment sitting within the seventh seed within the NFC with an 8-6 report. In the event that they win out — which might begin with a victory on Saturday towards San Francisco — they may make the playoffs. For the 49ers, their Week 16 recreation in Arizona represents a chance to play spoiler as they appear to salvage an already-lost season. With a number of backups beginning for the 49ers, lineup mixtures might get bizarre for NFL DFS gamers. Our FanDuel Single-game lineup is focusing on a few the 49ers fill-ins and working it again with the highest-priced Cardinals.
To be aggressive on this slate, proudly owning the largest playmakers on the Cardinals can be a necessity, so we spent all the way in which as much as the highest ($17K) to get the companies of Kyler Murray. We thought-about enjoying 49ers QB C.J. Beathard as nicely, however finally, we settled on a pair different 49ers offensive weapons, as getting Beathard and Murray in the identical lineup proved to be too tough. Plus, trusting a third-string QB is rarely a enjoyable factor to do, even when it might have earned us somewhat little bit of lineup differentiation.
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FanDuel Single-Sport Picks: Cardinals vs. 49ers
MVP (1.5x factors): Kyler Murray, Cardinals ($17,000)
We’re not getting cute with the MVP spot right here. Murray has the best flooring and highest ceiling of any participant on this slate. He’s averaging 26.47 FanDuel factors per recreation and is coming off a 406-yard, four-TD (three passing, one dashing) outing towards the Eagles. The 49ers have been stable towards QBs this 12 months, however they’ve allowed 348 dashing yards to QBs, good for the fourth most within the NFL. That features the 91 yards Murray logged within the season opener, so he might have an opportunity to publish one other 27.3-point recreation as he did the final time these two groups squared off. Between his dashing flooring and TD upside, Murray is a protected choose with a sky-high ceiling.
FLEX: DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals ($14,500)
If now we have Murray, we would like Hopkins, too. Over his previous three video games, Hopkins has averaged 11.7 targets, 8.7 receptions, and 119 yards for the Cardinals together with two TDs. That interprets to 19.6 FanDuel factors per recreation. The 49ers allowed him to catch 14 passes for 151 yards within the season opener, and over the previous three weeks, the Cardinals have allowed 4 TDs to receivers. Hopkins needs to be in line to attain once more, and the stack of him and Murray will give this lineup a ton of upside.
FLEX: Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers ($11,000)
With Raheem Mostert (ankle) out for the season, the 49ers will depend on Wilson Jr. to hold the load. Wilson has scored in back-to-back video games and can get to face a Cardinals protection that has allowed 10 dashing TDs on the 12 months. Regardless of restricted enjoying time, Wilson has two video games with 20-plus FanDuel factors on the season and he has discovered the top zone seven occasions on 93 touches. He is a comparatively protected choose and could have a stable ceiling if he will get a bulk of the crew’s carries.
FLEX: Kendrick Bourne, 49ers ($9,000)
With Deebo Samuel (hamstring) out for the 12 months, the 49ers are counting on Bourne as their No. 2 receiver. He has averaged 5.7 targets per recreation with 3.7 catches and 54.3 yards in his previous three video games, and he caught a TD on a Hail Mary go from C.J. Beathard on the finish of the 49ers’ loss to the Cowboys final week. Bourne ought to get sufficient targets to be fantasy-relevant on this one. He could also be somewhat TD-dependent, however there aren’t a variety of different higher-volume choices under $10K.
FLEX: Dan Arnold, Cardinals ($7,500)
Since Week 11, Arnold has more and more change into a much bigger a part of the Cardinals’ offense. In 5 video games, he has been focused 17 occasions and has caught 9 of them for 163 yards and 4 TDs. Arnold is not a high-volume man, however when he catches the ball, he normally racks up fantasy factors, be it on a protracted catch and run or a brief red-zone TD. The 49ers are among the many league’s greatest at defending the TE spot, however Arnold can nonetheless do sufficient harm to be trusted on this matchup, particularly at this value. You would pay the additional $500 to get Larry Fitzgerald, however Arnold has extra upside.