As we roll into Week 13, the DFS Headquarters will be debuting a new article “Fourth & Goal”. If you play DFS on both DraftKings and FanDuel you know the scoring and roster construction is much different so we will be doing separate articles for both sites.
This article is going to highlight some of my core plays while building lineups. I am a cash, single entry or three max player so most of my lineups will feature some combination of these players.
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Normally we will into with a recap of the previous week, but since we have nothing to recap, let’s check out the DraftKings picks for this week!
Aaron Rodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles – $6,800
Call me crazy, but when I opened up the slate and Rodgers was the fifth highest priced quarterback I had to do a double take. For a man who has 300 yard and three touchdown upside no matter the opponent, I fully expected him to be $7,500 or more.
Rodgers has only failed to eclipse the 20 fantasy point mark twice this season and has racked up 24 or more in six straight games. Along with that, he has thrown for 300 plus yards on five occasions, which is especially important on DraftKings for the point bonus.
His 3.0 touchdown to 0.4 interception ratio on the season builds you a nice floor, especially for your cash games, but also leaves room for a high ceiling.
Philadelphia has been surprisingly stingy against quarterbacks lately, but Daniel Jones put up 22 fantasy points when he faced them in weeks seven and 10. With a 28.3 team-implied total for the Packers, one can only assume he would be part of most of those scores.
Austin Ekeler vs. New England Patriots – $7,100
Returning from injury, Ekeler turned in a top running back performance we thought we would see week in and week out at the start of the season.
His rushing efficiency was not there as he only totaled 44 yards on 14 carries, but he did haul in 11 passes on 16 targets for 85 yards. If you told me a wide receiver at his price point would see 16 targets, he would be highly considered as a lock for me.
In two of three games Ekeler has played with Justin Herbert, excluding week four when he left due to injury, he has seen 11 or more targets in those games. With DraftKings being a PPR site, that builds a great instant floor.
Despite their record, New England has always seemed to scheme up a game plan to take away the opponents best players, but the focus could end up on Keenan Allen for the Chargers this week. They did allow Kenyon Drake to score twice and was targeted out of the backfield four times last week.
I think between Ekeler’s floor and ceiling on Sunday, I will heavily consider him in cash and tournaments.
Keke Coutee vs. Indianapolis Colts – $3,500
Coutee has only seen action in three games this season, but his role will increase moving forward with the Will Fuller suspension and Randall Cobb’s nagging injury.
The second year receiver from Texas Tech has posted stat lines of 2/10/1 and 2/17 since his return, but they missed a few passes on Thanksgiving Day to have even a bigger game.
With not having many wide receivers on the roster, Deshaun Watson will be looking his way on Sunday and almost at minimum price for a starting receiver, you could do a lot worse.
Robert Tonyan vs. Philadelphia Eagles – $3,700
I know there are two Packers on this list here, which I am going to try to avoid, but with a position that has been so dreadful this year his price should be much higher compared to the positon production.
In his last two games, Tonyan has had five receptions and scored a touchdown in each game. On the season, he is averaging 3.7 receptions and 45.8 yards per contests with 7 total touchdowns.
The Eagles has been susceptible to tight ends, as they have allowed 5.3 receptions and 13.8 fantasy points per game to the position on the year.
With Travis Kelcie not on the slate, I might go bargain hunting this week again at the tight end position.
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