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2019 Daily Fantasy: DraftKings NFL Week 16 Saturday Slate Picks and Sleepers

With the season dwindling right before our eyes, we’re going to squeeze every last bit of DFS that we can out of this NFL year. The Saturday slate this weekend features three games similar to the Thanksgiving slate which is more than enough for us to give it it’s very own article.

Realistically, the common season-long player has about a 16% shot of making the finals (2 of 12 general spots). Although if you’ve been reading the site and keeping up with The Wolf, that number is probably bumped into the 20% range. Anyways, whether you made it or not you can still find some winnings in Daily Fantasy this weekend.

Let’s get it.

Quarterbacks

Jameis Winston ($6,900)

Winston has been playing like a QB possessed with 36 and 40 point performances in his last two games. Despite his receivers dropping like flies to due injuries, he’s managed to bounce back and produce with whoever is still out there. He gets another great matchup this week against the Texans, so as long as he’s healthy enough to throw footballs in practice he’s good enough to fit into your lineup.

Jimmy Garoppolo ($5,500)

The only cheap QB I’d be comfortable rostering on Saturday is Garoppolo. Goff folds when an opposing defense is good, and the Bills/Patriots game features two stud defenses in what should be a low scoring game. I know Jimmy G is pretty boom/bust as of late, but he’s in a huge bounce back spot off the loss to Atlanta and the team needs to keep fighting for seeding.

Running Backs

Raheem Mostert ($6,100)

This RB position is pretty thin this week and I want guaranteed value/touches which is what Raheem Mostert has carved out for himself in San Francisco. He’s got a rushing touchdown in four straight games after taking over RB1 duties for the 49ers. The Rams front seven is intimidating, but he’s the guy I trust most towards the top of this slate.

James White ($5,800)

He’s been one of the lone consistent weapons in New England offense recording three straight double digit performances. Sony Michel has fallen off the face of the Earth, and with a solid Bills defense coming to town you can imagine a lot of dink and dunks to White coming.

Wide Receivers

DeAndre Hopkins ($8,500)

The dude has been on fire and still put up 20 points last week without scoring a touchdown. Now he gets to face the awful Bucs secondary as Houston fights for their division title. Nuke should have an explosive (pun intended) game this week.

Breshad Perriman ($6,000)

The injuries to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have thrust Perriman into the WR1 spotlight and he’s capitalized so far on his extended looks the last two weeks. There should be a lot of scoring in this matchup and for only 6k it will be hard to pass on a high scoring team’s WR1.

Tight End

Tyler Higbee ($5,000)

With the limited options at the skill positions, paying up for Kittle might be harder than anticipated. I love Kittle, but if I can’t fit him in then Higbee is where I’ll look next. Since Gerald Everett’s injury and ascension to TE1, Higbee has DOMINATED with three straight 20+ point games for the Rams. He’s a target hog with 33 targets his last three games and has gone over 100 yards hitting the bonus in all three.

OJ Howard ($4,000)

As we noted with Perriman above, there’s a handful of injuries among Tampa Bay’s pass catchers. Winston came into the practice facility telling Howard and Cameron Brate to be ready to step up. Howard only has one score on the year, so some positive regression has to be due here in this prime spot. He’s becoming more involved in the offense and can redeem his awful year with a productive day this week.

Defense

San Francisco 49ers ($3,400)

Despite their recent struggles in terms of fantasy production, the 49ers could be in a nice spot here against the Rams at home. We saw Jared Goff melt into a puddle against the Cowboys defense, and he seemingly underperforms anytime he has to face an above average team. The 49ers defense can be formidable, so the potential for a blow up spot is here with lots of turnover opportunities.

Buffalo Bills ($2,900)

It’s been no secret that the Patriots offense has been struggling, and the Bills defense is VERY good. This should be such a low scoring game, and Brady is starting to take more sacks with a struggling offensive line and receivers struggling to get open.

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