NFL DFS Week 13: Locks, Value, and CrackUm
A handy guide on who to play for Week 13 of Daily Fantasy Football.
The end of the season is just around the corner. So, do not forget to set those teams to win some money. There are plenty of players on this Sunday main slate that are very good options and great prices. Earlier this week, there were six teams that played on Thanksgiving, which hopefully was successful for everyone. Those games provided a crazy to start the week and that will only continue here, so check out the best players of the week.
Lock: Nick Foles (FD:$7.5K/DK:$K). Foles is a dangerous man. You couldn’t ask for a better combination for him this week — the Jaguars are at home, and they will also be going up against a defense that gives up the second-most points to the quarterback position. Stack him with someone like DJ Chark Jr. or go with a lower-priced option in Chris Conley or Dede Westbrook.
Value: Derek Carr (FD:$7.2K/DK:$K). This is not only an interesting fantasy matchup, but it is also a game that means a lot for the divisional standings. Everyone knows that the Chiefs can put up points, which means the Raiders will have to try to keep up by utilizing the passing game. Way back in week two, the points were not amazing for Carr, but he did have plenty of attempts. This week, he will bounce back to the tune of three touchdowns and over 300 yards.
Lock: Derrick Henry (FD:$8.6K/DK:$K). This man has been an absolute monster in the last three weeks. He has had six total touchdowns over the last three games. He is a workhorse running back at a fair price. With a guy like Christian McCaffrey, the price might be too much. Time to take a step back to someone that sees around 20 touches a game. This game should be no different for Henry from a volume standpoint. He will total around 150 yards and just one touchdown this week.
Value: Benny Snell Jr. (FD:$6.1K/DK:$K). Last week against the Bengals, Snell got 21 rush attempts and nearly hit 100 yards. This week, the Steelers go up against a Browns team that is in the middle of the league against the running back position. There is just one thing that Snell has yet to do: score a touchdown. Well, that changes in this week’s game. He will total 110 yards with a touchdown.
Lock: Davante Adams (FD:$8.0K/DK:$K). Since coming back from his injury, Adams has had ten or more targets in each game. The only thing holding him back is an infrequency in touchdowns. This week, he has a matchup against a Giants defense that ranks second-worst against the wide receiver position. Adams will see the end zone and 130 total yards.
Value: DeVante Parker (FD:$6.0K/DK:$K). He has become the number one target in Miami as of late, as he has gotten ten targets per game over the last three contests. A number one wide receiver at this price? It is hard to pass up. This week, his matchup is against an Eagles team that ranks in the bottom ten against the position. He will be targeted 13 times, resulting in 115 yards and a touchdown this week.
Lock: Travis Kelce (FD:$7.1K/DK:$K). In the last meeting with the Raiders, Kelce absolutely destroyed them to the tune of over 20 fantasy points. This matchup is favorable for the tight end position on both teams. The Chiefs give up the fifth-most points and the Raiders give up the sixth-most, which could mean good things for Darren Waller as well. Expect a stat line similar to the first matchup.
Value: Jack Doyle (FD:$5.0K/DK:$K). The Colts lost Eric Ebron for the rest of the season, which sets up a little more work for Jack Doyle. The other tight end that could see increased activity for the Colts is Mo Alie-Cox. This is a time for Doyle to really take sole ownership. Also, Indianapolis is without TY Hilton again, which will only help increase Doyle’s workload in this game.
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Saquon Barkley (FD:$7.6K/DK:$K). Wow, this price is crazy to look at this week. As of late, it has been a little bit scary for his numbers. There is no better way to change that than a matchup against a team that is giving up the third-most points to the running back position. The Giants need to continue to get the ball into Barkley’s hands all game, as they will be missing some key weapons in the passing game. This should result in a little more work for Barkley in that area as well. This has all the makings of a 25-plus touch game. This will be his best game of the season.
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