“The Coaches Playbook” – Week 12 Review

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As if we needed reassurance, the Kansas City Chiefs proved on Sunday why they are again Super Bowl favorites on the backs of super stars Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill.

The combo was far and away the best combination of any quarterback to wide receiver stack this week as Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three scores while Hill hauled in 13 passes for 269 yards and two scores.

Derrick Henry ran wild against the Colts as he carried the ball 27 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Chubb also had a solid game as he racked up 144 yards and a score on 19 carries.

Both Jarvis Landry and Deebo Samuel provided great value plays as they both went over 100 yards and had 25 point plus fantasy days.

Our best value of the slate was none other than the Atlanta Falcons defense as they steamrolled the Las Vegas Raiders in a surprising outcome.

Let’s take a look at how our coaches picks went in Week 12!

Dalvin Cook was the unanimous favorite cash play from our coaches this week and did not produce as he has the past few weeks. At 65% owned in cash games it did not destroy your cash lineups, but we would have liked to see more from the highest priced player on the slate.

Our coaches had great tournament calls this week as @HQGolfGuy’s pick of Nick Chubb went for 29.6 DraftKings fantasy points and 25.1 FanDuel fantasy points while @snoopAloop_3’s pick of Justin Jefferson was not far behind with 26 DK FP and 22.5 FD FP. @VGo07’s call of Rob Gronkowski (19.6 DK FP | 13.6 FD FP) also was a winner at an always scarce tight end position.

If you went with a Chiefs stack like @nickfromcwe suggested this week, there was not much you could do wrong if you paired Mahomes and Hill together. The combination of those two with any other viable player from Kansas City put you over the 100-point mark.

@nickfromcwe and @snoopAloop_3 tabbed the Chiefs and Buccaneers matchup as their favorite game stack of the week and if you landed on Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski to run it back with your bank account looks pretty healthy today.

For touchdown calls this week, @VGo07 tallied two touchdowns from Jefferson while @bellmar21 added another point to his total with his Keenan Allen pick.

DraftKings value picks were solid this week, led by @HQGolfGuy’s choice of Wayne Gallman (18.1 DK FP | 5.0k) and @VGo07’s call of Olabsi Johnson (16.4 DK FP | 3.0k). Cam Akers (14.4 DK FP | 4.2k) and James White (14.7 DK FP | 4.5k) were also solid value calls by @KyleDillard20 and @nickfromcwe.

@snoopAloop_3 had the best FanDuel value call of the week with Wayne Gallman who tallied 16.6 FD FP for 5.7k.

That is a wrap of this week’s “Coaches Playbook” review. Make sure to check out the PREMIUM MEMBER PLAN to get all of our DFS content! We are currently running a buy one month, get one month FREE so no better time to get signed up!

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