I don’t know how it happened, but the Cowboys and my Dak/Lamb stack absolutely flopped on Sunday and killed my lineups. That and not having enough Jonathan Taylor exposure, but it is what it is.
Either way, we’re #OnToWeek12, and let’s get back to printing out money.
Justin Herbert $6,600
- Herbert has been a very good quarterback during his sophomore year, but what we saw last week was a potential glimpse into his ascend into the top tier DFS QBs. Herbert’s 382 passing yards with three scores was already an extremely good day at the office, but Herbert tacked on another nine rushes for 90 yards, which could bring him to another level. He’s not blazing quick like Lamar, but Herbert has sneaky speed and if he’s going to start taking advantage of open opportunities to rush then watch out because these points will come in bunches.
Kirk Cousins $6,300
- The Vikings have been throwing the ball at a very high rate with over 30 passing attempts in all but one game this year. The duo of Jefferson and Thielen have been great for Cousins, and this week against the 49ers could be a sneaky high scoring affair. Kirk has been playing great and his top receivers have very good WR/CB matchups this week, per PFF.
Other intriguing QB salaries: Jimmy Garoppolo $5,700 (vs Vikings), Cam Newton $5,600 (vs Dolphins), Tyrod Taylor $5,300 (vs Jets)
Christian McCaffrey $9,000
- Working his way back from injury, CMC appears to be back to his old self catching a ton of passes and racking up yardage. Once his rushing numbers get back to normal, he’ll be a cheat code once again. McCaffrey scored his first touchdown since Week 2 last week, and with Newton under center, expect a lot of dump offs his way once again.
Joe Mixon $7,500
- With four 20-plus point games over his last five outings, Joe Mixon is red hot. He’s had very good volume during this stretch and has been a focal point of Cincinnati’s offense. The added benefit of bell-cow goal line work has done wonders for his touchdown numbers which is up to 11 right now. Against the Steelers, Mixon has a great chance for another big game especially after watching Austin Ekeler run wild against them last week.
Miles Sanders $5,100
- Talk about a guy that’s more than due. Sanders has yet to score a touchdown this year despite being the Eagles RB1. The team has shifted their offense to a more run heavy approach now, working nicely in Sanders’ favor. With a plus matchup against the Giants upcoming, this week should be as good as ever for Sanders to reach pay dirt while racking up the points.
Other intriguing RB salaries: Jonathan Taylor $9,100 (vs Bucs), Dalvin Cook $8,100 (vs 49ers), Javonte Williams $5,200 (vs Chargers), Ty Johnson $4,300 (vs Texans)
Keenan Allen $7,400
- The old Keenan Allen is back, totaling 10-plus targets in four straight games as the Chargers clear cut WR1. While he is due for a touchdown bump, Allen has consistently put up good stat lines with Herbert. He has a top-five WR/CB matchup this week, per PFF, and makes for a great stack if you go Herbert up top.
Diontae Johnson $6,600
- I love Diontae and all the targets he gets from Big Ben. Nearly a lock for double-digit targets each week, Johnson has great upside at a mid level price. Not to mention, the Steelers need to win this game to keep their divisional title odds afloat.
Elijah Moore $5,600
- The Elijah Moore ascension has really been something the last few weeks, and it’s looking like another week of plus production is on the way. Corey Davis is trending towards the wrong side of playing this week which would be a big boost to Moore’s value. You’d think the return of Zach Wilson under center would also be a nice boost, but we’ve yet to see the two have solid chemistry like Moore has somehow had with every other Jets QB.
Other intriguing WR salaries: Deebo Samuel $7,900 (vs Vikings), Brandon Aiyuk $5,300 (vs Vikings), Kadarius Toney $5,200 (vs Eagles), Russell Gage $5,100 (vs Jaguars), Van Jefferson $4,900 (vs Packers), Laviska Shenault $4,400 (vs Falcons)
George Kittle $6,400
- A touchdown scorer in three straight games now, Kittle has emerged alongside Deebo Samuel as the top 49ers’ receiving threat. The red zone upside and skill Kittle has is nearly unmatched as he’s always a threat to score.
Dan Arnold $4,000
- I was severely burned by the goose egg Arnold put up last week. That won’t scare me away this time though, especially after losing Jamal Agnew to the IR with an injury. The target share for Arnold will only increase and I just can’t see another zero point performance from one of Lawrence’s top targets. Especially against the Falcons.
Other intriguing TE salaries: Kyle Pitts $6,100 (vs Jaguars), Rob Gronkowski $4,400 (vs Colts)
Philadelphia Eagles D/ST $3,200
- The Eagles are starting to put it together and have one of the league’s easiest schedules remaining. With guys like Darius Slay taking turnovers for scores, they’ve found a way to capitalize big time on opponent mistakes. The Giants offense has been horrific this year, and they continue to lose key guys to injuries.
Atlanta Falcons D/ST $2,500
Another defense facing a struggling offense dealing with injuries. The Jaguars have lost key guys on offense and just don’t put up high scoring numbers on a consistent basis this year. With Lawrence struggling, this team could feast on the rookie losing receivers by the day.
Other intriguing DST salaries: Houston Texans $2,300 (vs Jets), Jacksonville Jaguars $2,200 (vs Falcons)
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