NFL DFS Thanksgiving Day Edition: Locks, Value, and CrackUm

A handy guide on who to play in Daily Fantasy Football on Thanksgiving Day.

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Thanksgiving is always one of the most interesting days of the football season. As always, this is a three-game slate. Some might want to risk it big to try to win all the money, while others will play it safe to increase the bankroll. So, whichever way you decide to play, hopefully it is a profitable day for you. Enjoy the day!

Quarterback

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Lock: Dak Prescott (FD:$8.2K/DK:$5.7K). The Buffalo Bills are actually a very solid team again, which will make this game intriguing. The Cowboys always seem to make things interesting when hosting their Thanksgiving day game. No doubt, Prescott is coming off a rough performance. That might scare some people away from playing him, but it really shouldn’t. He will return to the numbers he has been putting up all season.

Value: Mitchell Trubisky (FD:$6.8K/DK:$5.3K). These Lions and Bears squared off just 18 days ago. How much has actually changed? Not much. Trubisky nearly put up 20 the first time against a terrible defense. This time it’s in Detroit, but the Lions might be down to their third-string quarterback. That could mean more chances for the Bears to get into the end zone in short-yardage plays. There is great value here.

Running Back

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Lock: Alvin Kamara (FD:$8.3K/DK:$8.1K). It looks like Kamara is slowly returning to his 2018 form. A big positive in playing Kamara is that he sees a decent volume. Those touches can come in the run game or the receiving game. In the last meeting with the Falcons, he got 14 total touches. The Saints will make sure he gets way more this time around, as it will be a major key to their success in this game.

Value: David Montgomery (FD:$5.9K/DK:$5.4K). The Lions are still bad at stopping the run. The plan for the Bears should be to run more since they are on the road. The rookie seems to get going more when his touches are on the higher end. He should find the back of the end zone this week, making him a good value play.

Wide Receiver

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Lock: Michael Thomas (FD:$9.2K/DK:$9.1K). It’s simply been an amazing season for Thomas, as he’s logged over 20 points in four straight weeks. Lock that in again this week. In the first matchup between these two teams, he had 13 catches for 152 yards but no touchdowns. This week, he should have a similar game with a touchdown on the board this time. He is the definition of LOCK.

Value: Russell Gage (FD:$5.4K/DK:$4.5K). The Falcons will be without a pass-catcher in Austin Hooper. Additionally, Julio Jones is a little banged up, so he’s will be a true game-time decision. To compensate, the Falcons will again be looking the way of Gage, who is coming off a ten-target game last week. You can except similar production with a touchdown on the horizon this time around.

Tight End

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Lock: Jason Witten (FD:$5.5K/DK:$3.3K). Old reliable! The targets seem to come and go for Witten. But this is the type of game for him to have a big performance, as it seems a member of the Cowboys always does on Thanksgiving. He will catch eight passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in this game.

Value: Jesper Horsted (FD:$4.0K/DK:$2.5K). Yes, this is a dart throw for sure. If you are looking for value so you can play up at other spots, here it is. The Bears have been looking for help at the tight end position all season. Ben Braunecker has already been ruled out, and they could be without another tight end as well. The rookie might be the number one option for them. Taylor Gabriel has also been ruled out, which opens up more targets for everyone in this offense. On top of all this, it’s the Lions.

CrackUm Player Of The Week

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Ezekiel Elliott (FD:$8.4K/DK:$7.4K). Feed the beast on Thanksgiving! Things seem to go better for the Cowboys when they get their star player going. The Bills actually rank in the middle of the league against running backs. In nine out of 11 games, Zeke has had over 20 touches. He will have 25 touches, 120 total yards, and he will get into the end zone twice this week.


Good luck to all this weekend. If you have any fantasy football-related questions, make sure you go follow @FantasyHRontap on Twitter.


Featured Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today

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