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DFS - Fantasy Football - NFL FanDuel 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 "Main" 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 $6,000 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 $6,300 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 & Ezekiel Elliott 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 26.3 FanDuel point performance and I think he is in a great spot today.
Elliott and the Cowboys were shutout by the Colts last week and I think that the Cowboys are going to take out some frustration agianst the Buccaneers this afternoon. Dallas needs to pick up this win and we all know that Elliott is going to see the ball a ton in both the rushing and passing games. The matchup is a great one for Elliott today as Tampa Bay ranks 27th in both passing & rushing defense.
I'm making room for Julian Edelman as I think after losing two straight, the Patriots come out firing today to wrap up the AFC East. Edelman already has 16 catches (23 targets) for 176 yards and a TD over the last two weeks and as the role could even increase now that Josh Gordon is gone, I think Edelman gets us 100 yards and a TD today.
I've already mentioned under Ezekiel Elliott that I think the Cowboys are in for a good game agianst Tampa Bay today and I think it's hard to leave Amari Cooper out of this mix. Copper is the clear-cut number one option for the Cowboys passing attack and has already gone off for games of 34 & 44.7 FanDuel 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.
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'm going with the Cowboys. Tampa Bay's offense certainly has some weapons, but the Cowboys defense at home has been outstanding this season. I think the Cowboys will be able to force Jameis Winston into committing at least two turnovers and will keep the Buccaneers under 17 points.