Daily Fantasy Football NFL Cheat Sheet For Week 12
Daily Fantasy Football NFL Cheat Sheet: Week 12 DFS Tips for games on 11/27/16
November 27, 2016
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Here is my NFL lineup for week 12. All 32 teams are in action in week 12, however with the Thankgiving holidays we lose 6 teams, but there is still plenty to like about our options on Sunday. Lets put out another winner shall we?
Here’s my lineup for week 12.
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Quarterback: Drew Brees, NWO
Opponent: vs. LA
Analysis: Now I know the Rams’ defense is pretty high up in the rankings, however the bulk of those numbers are coming against the run and are finding themselves more and more susceptible to the pass. If Jared Goff struggles in his first career start, the defense will have to spend more time on the field, and that will leave easy pickings for the Saints and more specifically, Drew Brees, who has thrown for multiple TDs in 7 of his last 8 games.
Running Back #1: Jay Ajayi, MIA
Opponent: vs. SF
Analysis: Here is a situation where we have one of the hotter running backs over the last few weeks, against quite possibly the weakest defense in the NFL. The 49ers are giving up the most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season, and that’s not good against a Dolphins team that is starting to heat up and more specifically, Ajayi, who wants to get back into the 100-yard club and has the potential to do so here.
Running Back #2: Chris Ivory, JAX
Opponent: @ BUF
Analysis: This pick working out is all based on the potential that T.J. Yeldon will me this game which is very likely considering the team ruled him out earlier this week. Now Ivory is by no means a fantasy stud, however he can catch passes out of the backfield and could turn into the team’s workhorse this weekend. For the price point Ivory is at, it’s well worth the risk.
Wide Receiver #1: Amari Cooper, OAK
Opponent: vs. CAR
Analysis: you could go with Odell Beckham Jr. or Julio Jones here, but I’m going to go with Cooper. I’m expecting the game in Carolina to go over the total, and anyone who has read my stuff knows my opinion on those games. When the games go over, a bunch of players usually have big games. The Panthers have also struggled defending the opposing team’s top receiver, especially since losing Josh Norman in free agency. Oakland’s offense has been really good for the majority of the season, and look for that to continue here behind a big game from Cooper.
Wide Receiver #2: Rishard Matthews, TEN
Opponent: @ CHI
Analysis: Any of you who have been reading my posts lately, know the minor man crush I have on Rishard Matthews. Over a 5-week span since week 7, Matthews is 12th in the league with 39 targets, 26 receptions which puts him 16th, 16th in receiving yards with 323 and a tie for the lead with 4 receiving touchdowns. Out of nowhere Matthews has turned into the top option outside for Marcus Mariota, who has caught fire as of late, and while the price is still reasonable, I think we should be all over it.
Wide Receiver #3: Corey Coleman, CLE
Opponent: vs. NYG
Analysis: This is a massive risk, considering how quiet Coleman has been since returning from injury. However I expect the Browns to be playing behind a good part of the game, meaning they’ll have to attack through the air more when Coleman and Browns QB Josh McCown enter the game. In week 2, McCown and Coleman hooked up 5 times for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. If McCown gets the time, Coleman is a big play threat waiting to happen.
Tight End: Greg Olsen, CAR
Opponent: vs. OAK
Analysis: Like I said before with Amari Cooper, I expect this game to go over the total and on Carolina’s side, I fully expect Olsen to reap the benefits for the Panthers. Oakland struggles to defend the tight end position, as they’ve allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. When you consider Olsen’s workload along with it, and his high amount of targets, he’s bound to convert on a few of them and give us a solid fantasy game in the process.
Flex: Travis Kelce, KC
Opponent: @ DEN
Analysis: This flat out boils down to the flex being my last position picked, and getting the best value for my price point. Kelce has been solid over the last few weeks, and while he has just one touchdown since the bye week, he is getting the targets in the red zone, and even got a carry down there, so let’s hope he can cash in in primetime this week.
Defense/Special Teams: Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: @ TB
Analysis: Zero problem for me to spend up for the Seahawks, considering how strong their defense has been the last few weeks. Now they get to go up against Tampa Bay and QB Jameis Winston, who has had his problems against the interception this season. Add in the fact that they have the 2nd highest sack rate and takeaway rate in the league, it makes this an easier pick.
Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $100