DraftKings NFL Week 12 Picks & Sleepers: Thanksgiving Slate

Let's get fat and happy on Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving Folks! What better tradition than before stuffing your face with delicious foods you stuff your DK lineups with awesome plays leading to fatter wallets. We have three games featuring some top tier teams which should result in great action throughout the day.

Let’s ride!

QUARTERBACKS

Dak Prescott $6,200 (vs NYG)

Three straight 20+ point games now for Dak as the Cowboys’ offense is clicking on all cylinders. While the Josh Allen matchup is great, I still worry a bit about the elbow/arm injury and the now slightly emphasized running game. I’d prefer to save the extra $2k to spend on the skill positions which are much more think on the smaller slate.

Daniel Jones $5,500 (at DAL)

This was a tough one. I want to trust Jared Goff and he would be good value, but he’s struggled and he’s facing a top secondary. Kirk Cousins is playing in prime time against a stellar Patriots defense and Mac Jones just can’t get it going. That leaves Daniel Jones against the Cowboys which isn’t great on paper. But, I have faith in Jones’ rushing upside which brings some value to the table.

RUNNING BACKS

Jamaal Williams $5,900 (vs BUF)

The ultimate touchdown machine. Jamaal Williams has graduated from TD vulture to lead back with D’Andre Swift banged up. He’s seeing over 15 touches in nearly every game this year and the volume is certainly there. Once the Lions get the ball down to the goal line, it’s almost assured that Williams will be the one to punch it in.

Devin Singletary $5,700 (at DET)

Last week set a season-high for Devin Singletary with 18 carries as Buffalo seems to have set up its rushing attack with Josh Allen nursing his elbow. Three scores over his last two games, and now he gets a very favorable matchup against the Lions’ struggling defense.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Amon-Ra St. Brown $6,600 (vs BUF)

Volume, volume, volume. Few receivers see as much action as St Brown does for Detroit’s offense. He gets elite WR1 target numbers week in and week out as long as he’s healthy. With the Lions likely to be forced into a pass-heavy game script, he could see some serious work on top of what he’s already been getting.

Darius Slayton $5,000 (at DAL)

Like his QB, the matchup isn’t great. Slayton’s volume though has been very good and he’s put up results despite the struggles of the passing game. The injury to Wan’Dale Robinson only opens the door for even more targets to come Slayton’s way.

TIGHT ENDS

Dalton Schultz $3,800 (vs NYG)

With the Cowboys blowing out the Vikings last week, it didn’t lead to many passing opportunities for Dalton Schultz and the offense. In most games with Prescott under center, Schultz has been that number two option behind Lamb. The Giants defense has been relatively good against receivers this year, potentially forcing more looks the tight end’s way.

Brock Wright $2,900 (vs BUF)

You’re basically praying for a touchdown here. There’s no real good value this cheap at the tight end spot. So punt and pray he finds the end zone.

DEFENSE

Minnesota Vikings $3,100 (vs NE)

This could be super chalk with how bad the Patriots’ offense has been but why not keep targeting this offense that’s having a super tough time putting up points?

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