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DFS - Fantasy Football - NFL DraftKings Lineup - Week 16 - Main Slate - 12/23/18
It's Sunday and we're getting towards the end of the NFL regular season. Let's take a look at today's 12-game "Featured" slate!
Philadelphia is in a must-win situation and although they're going up against a tough defense in Houston, I'm not going to shy away from stacking some of the Eagles at home today. Nick Foles has great value at a price-tag at just $4,700 and has shown that he can produce big game in big moments for the Eagles. To pair with Foles, I'm going with Ashton Jeffery & Zach Ertz. Jeffrey is very affordable with a $5,300 price tag and is coming off a solid 8 catch, 160 yard performance against the Eagles last week. Ertz has been quiet the last two weeks, but he still has seen 15 targets and if Philadelphia is going to win this game, I think they'll need a big game from Ertz.
We spend up on the backfield this week as we have Nick Chubb & Dalvin Cook in our RB's spots.
Chubb has been unbelievable since taking over lead back duties for the Browns and you have to love his matchup against a Cincinnati Bengals team that ranks just 29th vs. the rush this season. Chubb saw a career high 28 carries against the Bengals earlier this season for a 27.8 DraftKings point performance and I think he is in a great spot today.
I wasn’t able to fit in Ezekiel Elliott like I was with our FanDuel lineup, however, I’m not disappointed in settling for Dalvin Cook who is coming off his best performance of his career agianst Miami last week after racking up 136 rushing yards & 2 TD for a monster 32.3 DraftKings performance. Minnesota’s new offensive coordinator looks determined to involve the Minnesota rushing attack in his game plan and as Cook can also do damage in the passing game out of the backfield, I’ll hope that his recent string of strong play continues.
I think the Cowboys are in for a good game agianst Tampa Bay today and I think we have to get Amari Copper in our lineup. Copper is the clear-cut number one option for the Cowboys passing attack and has already gone off for games of 41.0 & 52.7 DraftKings points since joining the Cowboys. Copper has seen at least 7 targets in each of the last four weeks and should be heavily involved with the Cowboys offensive plans today against a Tampa Bay defense that ranks just 27th against the pass.
I needed a value WR and why not take a chance with the speedy Robby Anderson of the Jets who has really picked it up as of late. Over the past two weeks, Anderson has 11 receptions (18 targets) for 172 yards and 2 TD’s and as he is the top WR for the Jets today, I think he can hit value for a price tag of just $4,500.
At our Flex position, we're going with a value pick in Green Bay's Jamaal Williams who will be the lead back for the Packers today with Aaron Jones already listed as out. Williams is a duel-threat RB as he can be dangerous out of the backfield in the passing attack and I think he'll easily hit value today at his current price point.
For my defense, I just can’t pass up on the value that the Patriots defense has today in a home matchup agianst the Buffalo Bills. New England’s defense hasn’t been the greatest however, I wouldn’t want to face a Belichick defense coming off two straight losses.