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2019 Daily Fantasy: DraftKings NFL Week 16 Picks and Sleepers

Week 15 had its ups and downs. With every miss there was a hit. Every hit a miss. But we move on to Week 16 here after the short Saturday slate with a smaller Sunday slate than usual thanks to that and the primetime games. There are some fantastic plays I really love this week, so dive on in and it’s time to make some cash.

Let’s get it.

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  • Lamar Jackson ($8,000)
    • The NFL MVP is taking the league by storm and now can clinch home field while getting revenge against the division rival Browns. Cleveland was just gashed by Arizona and their ground game, so imagine what Lamar will do this week.
  • Philip Rivers ($5,700)
    • Coming off a poor showing, this is a prime bounce back spot for Rivers and the Chargers offense against the Raiders at home. Teams have teed off on the Raiders defense this year and this should be no different for Phil and company as the receivers are starting to put things together.
  • Dwayne Haskins ($4,700)
    • I don’t think I’m crazy suggesting a potential play of Haskins here. A home game against the Giants is a plus matchup, and he put up good numbers last week against the Eagles. The more he played, the more his confidence grows. For this price, all you need is 15+ points to make him worth it.

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Running Backs:

  • Saquon Barkley ($8,300)
    • The game against Miami was the perfect bounce back spot for Saquon and he delivered with 33 points. I think Eli’s presence has also helped Barkley return to elite form and now he faces another soft defense in the Redskins.
  • Joe Mixon ($6,600)
    • Against a tough Patriots defense last week, Mixon ran like a mad man and has back-to-back 100+ yard rushing games. Now he gets to face Miami, which is a super plus matchup. Lock in Mixon right now.
  • Marlon Mack ($6,200)
    • Mack and the Colts offense couldn’t get anything going in New Orleans Monday night. But now they find themselves as big favorites at home over the Panthers who are starting rookie Will Grier for the first time. Carolina also has a terrible run defense, so the stars are aligning for a Mack onslaught.
  • Kareem Hunt ($5,500)
    • Double digit scorer in every game he’s played in this year. With the Ravens as a clear favorite, Chubb might have trouble with the Ravens run defense and I could see Hunt being forced in there for more passing situation work. Banking on a heavy PPR performance from Hunt here.
  • DeAndre Washington ($4,000)
    • With Josh Jacobs ruled OUT for this week, this shifts Washington back to the RB1 role. He had 21.6 points in Week 14 as the starter and now gets the lead again facing the Chargers. The volume should be high for Washington at a super low price.

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Wide Receivers:

  • Julio Jones ($8,000)
    • Holy cow what an eruption spot. With Ridley out, Julio was the definition of a target hog. 20 targets for a 13-134-2 stat line against the 49ers, and now he gets the cupcake Jags defense that has given up on the year. Expect another heavy usage for Julio this week.
  • Amari Cooper ($6,700)
    • This is the biggest game for Cooper and the Cowboys offense. Cooper has been unfortunate with his recent matchups, which has limited his output somewhat over the last month-plus. Now he gets the Eagles secondary that’s been continuously beaten. Him and Dak should kill it.
  • Tyler Boyd ($5,800)
    • Any time you face Miami, your stock rises that week. Boyd had a tough go with Stephon Gilmore last week and now gets the opposite in a contest where he should do whatever he pleases. His high target numbers are very high as he’s still operating as the team’s WR1.
  • Mike Williams ($5,000)
    • After being touchdown negligent for basically the whole year, Williams has scored in back-to-back games and has double digit points in three straight. A great matchup against the Raiders has increased his odds of success.
  • Greg Ward ($4,200)
    • Wentz has to throw to somebody right? Ward stepped up last week and has 9 targets in back-to-back games. He’s very athletic and this is the Eagles biggest game of the year. Players need to step up and Ward has shown he’s capable.

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Tight Ends:

  • Zach Ertz ($6,400)
    • If this is a must win for the Eagles, then my eyes will be on Ertz. As one of the few pass catchers left, Ertz will be leaned on big time this week with an expected high target number.
  • Jacob Hollister ($4,200)
    • He’s cooled off since the bye, but the matchup here is ripe for Hollister against the Cardinals at home. The Seahawks should have no problem moving the ball, so expect a lot of points and plenty of chances for Hollister to work his red zone magic.
  • Jonnu Smith ($3,800)
    • Double digit points in back to back games, and now facing a Saints defense that can be generous to pass catchers. The Titans offense has been rolling and Smith has shown he’s one of the better weapons through the air after AJ Brown.


  • Denver Broncos ($3,500)
    • The Broncos defense is pretty good, especially at home in a winter setting. They face the Lions and David Blough, who stinks, so I’m not expecting much from the Detroit offense this week.
  • Washington Redskins ($2,800)
    • If I’m looking cheap at defense the Redskins might be worth a look. Eli getting sacked by a gust of wind, and his high turnover numbers certainly help the Skins outlook despite how poor their team might be.

Do you have any early leans? Questions about which guy you should go with this week? Want to yell at me for missing an obvious play? Sound off below or hit me up on Twitter where you can follow for daily news or advice on players.


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