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NFL DFS Week 16: Locks, Values, and the #CrackUm Player of the Week

Lock in these DFS picks for NFL Week 16 action and win some money.

NFL DFS Week 16
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We are down to the final two weeks of the NFL season! Just remember to enjoy these full slates of games while they last. Week 16 is a very interesting one even with more teams solidifying playoff spots. Teams that are out of the playoffs still have a lot to play for, so get ready for another wild weekend of NFL action. Good luck on the NFL DFS landscape in Week 16.

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Quarterback

Mitch Trubisky DFS
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Lock: Deshaun Watson (FD:$8.5K/DK:$7.6K) – After a rough game two weeks ago, Watson bounced back with a decent performance against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Now he gets a Bengals team coming off a major upset, but they still have a very bad defense. The Texans will be able to do what they want in this game on the ground and through the air. That being said, expect Watson to log over 300 passing yards and add in around 30 on the ground. He should be able to reach a total of three touchdowns as well.

Value: Mitchell Trubisky (FD:$7.2K/DK:$5.7K) – The Bears officially control their playoff fate. In Week 16, they face a Jacksonville Jaguars team that appears to be in full tank mode. However, Chicago must not take them lightly and continue the trend of the last few weeks. One of the Bears’ key factors to success has been Trubisky at the helm, as he has performed admirably over the last few games. Now he will face another bad defense that he should be able to gash for a total of 300 yards through the air and ground combined while adding in two touchdowns.

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Running Back

Antonio Gibson DFS
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Lock: Nick Chubb (FD:$9.0K/DK:$7.8K) – The Browns will be without a few receiving options this week that just went onto the Reserve/COVID-19 list. That means they will have to rely on the ground game to help them through this one. That will not be an issue in this matchup against the Jets. Expect Chubb to rush for over 100 yards and a touchdown in this game.

Value: Antonio Gibson (FD:$6.6K/DK:$6.6K) – The Washington Football Team is still fighting for a playoff spot. They will also likely be without Terry McLaurin and possibly Alex Smith in this game. If they have postseason hopes, they will rely on the rookie running back again. In a matchup against the Panthers’ defense that has ranked in the bottom half of the league, Gibson should be able to help his team out. Expect around 120 total yards and a touchdown in this game.

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Wide Receiver

Josh Reynolds DFS
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Lock: Calvin Ridley (FD:$8.7K/DK:$8.5K) – This Falcons’ receiver is loving having Julio Jones out. Ridley has been at the top of his game without Jones on the other side of him. That will only continue this week when Atlanta faces off against a Chiefs team that they will have to try to keep up with on the scoreboard. The Falcons will continue to fight until the very end of the season. Expect around ten catches, 120 yards, and a touchdown from Ridley.

Value: Josh Reynolds (FD:$5.1K/DK:$3.2K) – There is no better matchup for Rams’ wide receivers as the Seahawks defense fares the worst against the position. In their first meeting this season, Reynolds benefitted most from the matchup and now he has a chance to do it again. He will be the cheapest option of Jared Goff’s three main targets. Reynolds should be a similar matchup this week with the Seahawks trying to watch Kupp and Woods. Expect around nine catches, 80 yards, and a touchdown.

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Tight End

Donald Parham Jr. DFS
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Lock: Travis Kelce (FD:$8.8K/DK:$8.5K) – I repeat, THE BEST TIGHT END in the game. With Tyreek Hill most likely being limited and Clyde Edwards-Helaire being out, Kelce will see the ball more. Lock this in and watch the Chiefs’ star tight end hit his value again.

Value: Donald Parham Jr. (FD:$4.2K/DK:$2.5K) – The Chargers will be without Hunter Henry and Keenan Allen. That means Justin Herbert will need to rely on another target this week. The Broncos are not a bad defense against the passing game, but this will be an interesting battle for the Chargers. Both Herbert and Parham Jr. have much to prove to themselves as the future of the team. Expect Parham Jr. to log six catches, 50 yards, and a touchdown.

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#CrackUm Player Of The Week

Kareem Hunt DFS
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Kareem Hunt (FD:$7.2K/DK:$5.9K) – Even though the Browns are missing several threats in the passing game, that will not be a concern against this Jets team. Hunt should see an increased workload in the passing game and continued touches on the ground. Both Browns’ running backs will be excellent options on this slate and will end up with similar values. The only difference is the cheaper price for Hunt, which most likely that opens up a higher ceiling for him. Expect around 15 total touches, 100 yards, and a touchdown.


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