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2019 Daily Fantasy: DraftKings NFL Week 12 Picks and Sleepers

Woah baby! Another smashing week in the lab here for the RSJ based on our Week 11 picks. We are seeing the board extremely well and finding you some great plays to help you cash in those contests. The fantasy regular season might be coming to an end soon, but we’re continuing to churn week in and week out for the DFS crowd. We don’t rest yet.

Let’s get it.

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Quarterbacks:

  • Matt Ryan ($6,700)
    • Don’t look now but the Falcons are putting together a nice run here. The offense has the talent, and with the Bucs defense being elite against the run, this lines up for Ryan and the passing game to take off.
  • Baker Mayfield ($5,900)
    • Is Baker and the Browns offense finally turning the corner? The favorable schedule says so and a game against Miami will only help. The Dolphins have been shredded by everybody, including Josh Allen last week who went for 34 points. Baker’s weapons will have a huge advantage over the pathetic Dolphins defense.
  • Jeff Driskell ($5,500)
    • In his two starts for Detroit, Driskell has recorded 19 and 27 points. He’s actually moving the ball and putting up stats, and now faces the Redskins defense which doesn’t pose too much of a threat. It helps that the Lions have little-to-no running game, allowing Driskell to throw the ball an average of 36 times a game and even adds on with his legs while scrambling.

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Running Backs:

  • Alvin Kamara ($8,200)
    • The Panthers defense has been extremely susceptible to the running game and Kamara looks to be fully healthy coming back from injury. His 23 touches (10 receptions) last week was a great number and he should be fed again this week.
  • Derrick Henry ($6,900)
    • As the year gets longer, Henry’s usage and output rises. It’s just the way it works and along with the presence of Ryan Tannehill, it has really helped the offense. Henry has been a touchdown machine, and over his last four games has had a YPC of over 4.0 which is outstanding. Positive game script here as a home favorite for the Titans.
  • Le’Veon Bell ($6,400)
    • Since voicing his displeasure, Bell has picked up his play with 16+ points in each of his last three games. High carry numbers and his work in the passing game have his volume at a very good pace. The Jets should be able to move the ball against the Raiders defense, and Le’Veon looks to keep his two game touchdown streak rolling.
  • Kareem Hunt ($5,600)
    • With his return to NFL action, Hunt has been used as a pass catching specialist with 6 and 7 targets in his two games. He’s still extremely talented which you can easily see each and every time he touches the ball. Miami offers a prime spot here to unleash Hunt in the offense, especially with Chubb struggling so much down on the goal line.
  • Bo Scarborough ($4,200)
    • It’s not a sexy play, but Scarborough was the lead back in Detroit and even smashed in for a touchdown against the Cowboys. With no other true bell cows, Scarborough should continue to handle most of the early down work against an inferior Redskins team. He’ll certainly operate as the goal line guy as well, giving us touchdown equity.

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Wide Receivers:

  • Julio Jones ($8,000)
    • I’d put Michael Thomas in this article every week if I could, so to mix it up I’ll ride Julio here who’s in a superb spot. As we mentioned for Ryan, the Bucs have a great run defense and questionable pass defense. Julio has been shut out of the end zone for 7 straight games now while still getting about 9 targets per game. The Mount St Julio eruption is coming folks.
  • Odell Beckham Jr ($7,000)
    • Another guy in a major drought, Odell has one touchdown this year for the Browns. This looks like a fantastic spot to showcase his talents and give us a glimpse of what we expected to see this entire year. I can smell an 80 yard slant touchdown on the horizon.
  • Jamison Crowder ($6,200)
    • He’s on an absolute roll right now, recording at least a 5-76-1 stat line over the last three games. Crowder is Darnold’s favorite target, and the Raiders secondary can be thrown on rather easily. Ride the hot hand of Crowder here as the Jets offense heats up.
  • Tyler Boyd ($5,000)
    • The squeaky wheel narrative is back in play folks. One catch on three targets is sure to raise some problems for a teams’ WR1 especially when it comes against a leaky secondary. The Steelers have a strong defense, but Boyd seems ready to bounce back in a big way after voicing his displeasure. With one touchdown on the year, he’s also a positive regression candidate.
  • Taylor Gabriel ($4,200)
    • Double digit points in back to back games now, Gabriel has provided a spark to a seemingly sputtering offense. Playing against a very bad Giants secondary should only help his odds of producing this week, and his low cost here makes for a sneaky good value play.

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Tight Ends:

  • Zach Ertz ($6,000)
    • Ertz has returned to his premium TE price at 6k thanks mostly to the lack of receivers and other pass catchers in the Eagles offense. Ertz is one of the few guys Wentz trusts, which is shown in back-to-back 11 target games. This is a huge game against the Seahawks, who have a weakness defending TEs, where Ertz will be leaned on.
  • Ryan Griffin ($4,200)
    • He’s been a red zone monster for the Jets and clearly has some chemistry with Darnold. The Raiders have really struggled against the TE position, and I can’t see them slowing down the Jets passing attack this week. Aside from his Week 10 stinker, Griffin has put up 24,11,24 in the surrounding three games.
  • Vance McDonald ($3,500)
    • The Steelers are hurting right now. Likely no James Conner, no Juju Smith-Schuster, and possibly no Dionte Johnson who was bleeding out of his ear following a massive hit to the head. Point being, the Steelers are lacking skill position guys. This allows Vance to step up against a bad Bengals defense. Mason Rudolph needs to throw to somebody. Hopefully just not the other team.

Defense

  • Atlanta Falcons ($3,500)
    • Where has this Falcons defense been all year? They look to have arrived following their bye week and now welcome the Bucs and the human turnover Jameis Winston into Atlanta. The sacks and turnovers themselves offer a very high ceiling.
  • Cincinnati Bengals ($2,100)
    • Not gonna lie, I’m really digging the second cheapest defense on the slate this week. We watched Mason Rudolph put on a terrible display on TNF last week, and now he’s looking to be without his top two weapons in Conner and Smith-Schuster. There won’t be many weapons out there for Pittsburgh, and the Bengals just held Oakland to 17 last week while scoring 8 DK points.

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