Christmas and Hanukkah week is upon us and the NFL has a full weekend slate to keep NFL fans healthy. The Week 16 schedule begins with the Giants-Eagles game on Thursday, followed by a full 1:00, 4:00 and night game on Saturday, two more on Sunday and finally Lions-Cowboys on Monday. I know many of you will be sweating out season-long league championship games over that five-day stretch. But for the main slate DraftKings DFS players, we have 12 games on Christmas Eve day.
Six of the seven QB’s on the list are in the three Vegas over 52 total games. Not going much out on a limb here. All are in very good spots to post numbers. Game flow will determine which QB’s outperform the others.
|QB||Drew Brees||NO||7400||The game vs. TB two weeks ago was a fluke|
|QB||Matt Ryan||Atl||7200||Should be another up and down the field game|
|QB||Andrew Luck||Ind||7000||Playing for their playoff lives|
|QB||Kirk Cousins||Was||6800||The only QB on this list not in an over 52 game|
|QB||Derek Carr||Oak||6800||Uncomfortable with finger injury but getting by|
|QB||Cam Newton||Car||6600||Cam not running but Atl defense has holes|
|QB||Jameis Winston||TB||6500||Could have beaten Dal with better fourth quarter|
With LeVeon Bell off the main slate and David Johnson in a tough match-up, we have the chance to slide down a little at RB and save some money for WRs. LeSean McCoy was under $7k six of the first seven weeks of the season and has now hit $9k.
|RB||David Johnson||Ari||9200||Is he totally match-up proof?|
|RB||LeSean McCoy||Buf||9000||Hitting the elite price range|
|RB||Devonta Freeman||Atl||7100||Worried about Coleman|
|RB||DeMarco Murray||Ten||7000||Two TDs vultured by Henry last week|
|RB||Latavius Murray||Oak||6200||Needs to hold onto the ball|
|RB||Bilal Powell||NYJ||6000||Very high volume PPR option with Forte injured|
|RB||Ty Montgomery||GB||5900||Will be the hot choice this week. DK moves him to RB|
|RB||Carlos Hyde||SF||5800||Faltered last week but always in a good spot|
|RB||Thomas Rawls||Sea||5100||O-line could not block for him last week|
|RB||Kenneth Farrow||SD||5000||Elite match-up for average RB|
|RB||Mark Ingram||NO||4400||Pouting worked for Cooks|
Mike Evans tops my WR list again, but he's coming off three straight poor games. I do not see a fourth. Wide receiver ownership should be spread out with plenty of very good options on the board across all price ranges.
|WR||Mike Evans||TB||8500||Big price is a risk with three straight games under 10|
|WR||T.Y. Hilton||Ind||7800||Disappointed vs. Min but 23 targets in two games prior|
|WR||Michael Crabtree||Oak||6100||Double-digit targets in four of past eight|
|WR||Michael Thomas||NO||6000||Ten targets after missing a week|
|WR||Dontrelle Inman||SD||6000||Favorable match-up but Rivers spreads the wealth|
|WR||Davante Adams||GB||5400||Looking to rebound from two dropped TDs|
|WR||DeAndre Hopkins||Hou||5200||Thank you Tom Savage|
|WR||Tyler Lockett||Sea||4800||Finally healthy and a great weapon for Wilson|
|WR||Cameron Meredith||Chi||4700||Took awhile to develop the rapport with Barkley|
|WR||J.J. Nelson||Ari||4400||Taking advantage of drunken Floyd's departure|
|WR||Kenny Stills||Mia||3900||Big play guy at low price|
Tight end has been an enigma all season. Too many times the expensive guys just did not perform. There always seems to be a min-price player coming through each week.
|TE||Greg Olsen||Car||5200||Elbow a concern with a weak TE group|
|TE||Jimmy Graham||Sea||4500||Big price drop after back-to-back one-catch games|
|TE||Delanie Walker||Ten||4300||Attractive price in this spot|
|TE||Cameron Brate||TB||3900||Catching everything near him|
|TE||Ryan Griffin||Hou||3300||Missed him last week at min price with C.J. out|
|TE||Dion Sims||Mia||2600||Near min price with four TDs in past four games|
The Patriots are clearly the stand-out defense and if they get ahead early, it could be real trouble. There are several other high potential defenses at a discount if you do not trust the Patriots.
|DST||Patriots||NE||3600||Score depends only on how interested NE is|
|DST||Titans||Ten||3400||Sacks and turnovers|
|DST||Chargers||SD||3400||Continuing with defenses against Cle theme|
|DST||Bengals||Cin||3200||Not completely buying the Savage hype|
|DST||Dolphins||Mia||3000||Playing at a very high level|
|DST||49ers||SF||2800||Ultimate punt against the Rams|
Here is my planned GPP lineup, led by the two Bucs main men.