DraftKings NFL Week 17 Picks: Sunday Main Slate
Top Stack – Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints
The Chiefs and the Saints face off at the Superdome in Week 15’s highest projected game total. Saint’s quarterback Drew Brees is expected to make his anticipated return after missing the last month with broken ribs. Both offenses are averaging a robust 28 points scored per game this season. Unfortunately, both defenses have also allowed nearly 21 points per game. Vegas expects this game to be a shootout and I can’t say I disagree. Needless to say, it is our featured game stack in our DraftKings NFL 2020 week 15 picks. Let’s get to it and make those screens go green.
QB Patrick Mahomes ($7,900) with TE Travis Kelce ($8,000)
Patrick Mahomes is in full MVP mode, leading the league with 4,208 passing yards while throwing 33 touchdowns to only 5 interceptions. If those numbers are not impressive enough, Mahomes has rushed for an additional 250 yards, 2 rushing TDs. Mahomes averages a remarkable 28 DKFP/GM in 2020. While the Saints defense has been in top form this season, allowing the third-fewest DKFP/GM to opposing QB’s (15.8 DKFP). However, they just allowed rookie QB Jalen Hurts to score a respectable 23.3 DKFP against them in week 14. With his “Houdini-like” abilities, Mahomes should be in line for a big day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Sunday.
Travis Kelce aka the NFL’s leading receiver, no that is not a typo, leads the NFL with a remarkable 1,250 yards receiving, as a TIGHT END! Unquestionably Kelce is my favorite stack option alongside Mahomes this week. Not only does Kelce lead all tight ends on the main slate in target share (24.4%), receptions (90), yards after catch (499), and touchdowns (9), but he ranks in the top 15 amongst all receivers in total air yards with 1,100. Normally paying the hefty price tag of $8,000 for a tight end is not usually a decision I would make. However, Kelce has too much upside in this spot and offers great leverage in the FLEX position off Tyreek Hill this week on DraftKings.
This week Patrick Mahomes will be making only his second career NFL start inside a dome. His first one being last year against the Detroit Lions, where he threw for 315 yards and rushed for 54 yards, good for 18 DKFP. It is worth noting that Kansas City was without star wide receiver Tyreek Hill in that game, that will not be the case this year.
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RB Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints ($7,400)
Alvin Kamara is coming off his best game since Taysom Hill took over for the injured Drew Brees in week 9. Kamara rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown but also caught 7 of 10 targets for an additional 44 yards (22.4 DKFP) last week versus the Philadelphia Eagles. The uptick in passing targets is encouraging, considering Kamara thrives in the passing game and has only seen six total targets from weeks 10-13. That number should only increase this week as all pro-WR Michael Thomas (ankle) has been officially ruled out. Assuming the Chiefs get out to a lead, New Orleans will be forced to throw the ball. That game script plays right in favor of Kamara and his league-leading 77 receptions, 699 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, and 23% target share amongst running backs.
Leonard Fournette TB $4,500
While Ronald Jones II (finger, COVID 19 reserve list) has not officially been ruled out, it appears likely that Leonard Fournette will get the start at running back this week for Tampa Bay. This year in the three games where Fournette has seen at least ten carries he has finished with 10.1 DKFP, 15.7 DKFP, and 30.6 DKFP respectively. The Atlanta Falcons run defense has been stingy this year, only allowing 70 rushing yards and 20.8 DKFP/GM to opposing backfields. But at $4,500 on DraftKings, Fournette does not have to do much to pay off his price tag, and given the potential increase in usage this week he grades out as a solid cash gameplay.
Brandon Aiyuk San Francisco ($6,300)
Brandon Aiyuk has been impressive during his rookie campaign, catching 50 balls for 660 yards and four touchdowns. In fact, since week 7 Aiyuk ranks third amongst all wide receivers with a 30% target share. With key pass-catchers George Kittle and Deebo Samuel out this week, Aiyuk should continue to operate as the 49er’s top receiver. This week he faces a Dallas Cowboys defense that has allowed the 5th most DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers (34.4 DKFP/GM). Aiyuk will be well represented in all lineup formats in Week 15.
Hayden Hurst Atlanta Falcons ($3,300)
Our readers know I have been riding and dying with Hayden Hurst all season long. I am extremely confident this will be the week he finally delivers. First off, Julio Jones (hamstring) has officially been ruled out, which frees up a 20% target share. Secondly, the Buccaneers have allowed the 9th most DKFP/GM to opposing tight ends (14.3 DKFP/GM) this season. Lastly, Hurst is hovering just above $3,000 on DraftKings and with a 15% target share (which should see a bump with Julio out) makes for a great punt play in GPP’s this week.
Seattle Seahawks ($3,100)
The Seahawks fly east this week in a match-up with the Washington Football Team. Starting QB Alex Smith (calf) has been ruled out for this game, which means Dwayne Haskins will start at quarterback for Washington this week. In 14 career NFL games, Haskins has thrown 11 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, thus he is certainly no stranger to turnovers. Washington’s offense has also allowed the 5th most sacks, while Seattle’s defense ranks T7 in sacks this season. In four starts this season, Haskins has been brought down a whopping 13 times! Simply put, I love the Seahawk’s chances of generating pressure this week. We all know that pressure leads to sacks and turnovers, which reign supreme on DraftKings.
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Top Stack – Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Falcons and the Chargers face off in a duel between two 4-8 teams. Despite below .500 records, both teams still rank in the top ten in passing offense. The Chargers rank 4th with 273 passing YPG and the Falcons rank 6th with 271 passing YPG. Also, both defenses rank in the bottom ten in DraftKings Fantasy Points (DKFP) allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks. Smell that? That is the sweet smell of a perfect game stack cooking. Let’s delve into this game and more in our DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 14 Picks.
QB Matt Ryan ATL $5,700 and WR Calvin Ridley ATL $7,500
Matt Ryan has been as cold as Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve in Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. Over the last three weeks, Matty “ice cold” is averaging a pedestrian 12 DKFP/GM while only passing for 690 yards. That is 3 weeks with only 3 touchdowns and sadly 3 interceptions. On a positive note, his recent lackluster performances have kept his salary low on DraftKings. Let’s just say, I’d rather be a week early than a week late if Matt Ryan hits his ceiling game. The Chargers have allowed the seventh most DKFP/GM to opposing quarterbacks (20.6 DKFP/GM) and it’s not as if the Falcons shy away from throwing the football. In a non-conference game and nothing on the line for either team, I like Ryan’s chances of paying off his salary in week 14.
Matt Ryan has at least 35 passing attempts in all but one game this season, therefore give me the Prop Bet for Matt Ryan over 27.5 passing attempts.
Julio Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out, which gives a massive bump to fellow wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Jones’ absence leaves a 20% target share to be distributed between the Falcons receivers. Fortunately, Ridley, who already owns a 23% target share, should be the main beneficiary. On the season, Ridley has 56 receptions for 905 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging a productive 19.1 DKFP/GM. With an elite 14.8 average depth of target (aDOT) and without Julio Jones in the lineup, Ridley should soak up a ton of usage this week.
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WR Keenan Allen LAC $7,700
I will keep this one short and sweet. Keenan Allen ranks in the top ten amongst wide receivers in target share (28%), receptions (90), receiving yards (923), yards after the catch (422) and touchdowns (7). The man is an absolute stud! This week he faces a Falcons defense that has allowed a whopping 43.06 DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers, which is second worst in the NFL. Allen will be frighteningly over represented in my cash lineups in week 14.
Aaron Jones GB $7,600
Aaron Jones and the Packers are implied for a slate high 31.5 points this week against the Detroit Lions. Although the Packers appear to have a crowded backfield, with Jamal Williams and A.J. Dillon siphoning touches throughout the season, it has been Aaron Jones who has been the most productive. On the year, Jones ranks top ten amongst running backs in target share (14%), receiving yards (279), receptions (36), rushing market share (62.7%), rushing yards (754), good for 9 total TDs (7 rush, 2 rec). This week he faces a Lion’s defense that has totally embraced the “Season of Giving”. Detroit allows opposing backfields to average 32.8 DKFP/GM, which ranks worst in the NFL. Jones will be well represented in all formats for me in week 14.
Antonio Brown TB $5,500
This is a pure GPP play, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have so many playmakers on offense. Nonetheless, I am choosing to leverage the field with Antonio Brown this week against the Minnesota Vikings. In the four games he has played since signing with Tampa Bay, Brown has 20 receptions for 168 yards and no touchdowns. The matchup this week is there, as Minnesota has allowed the fourth most DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers (42.7 DKFP/GM). Call it a gut feeling, but I think Bruce Arians and Tom Brady dialed up some more plays for AB during the bye week. I am calling it now; Antonio Brown gets off the schneid this week and finds the endzone.
Cole Kmet CHI $2,900
Cole Kmet is coming off the best performance of his young career. Kmet caught five of seven targets for 37 yards and a touchdown last week versus the Detroit Lions (14.7 DKFP). The Notre Dame product is certainly on the rise in Chicago, as he has seen nearly 80% of the Bears offensive snaps over the last three weeks. He has also out targeted fellow tight end Jimmy Graham 13-7 during that span. This week’s game against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans currently has a 46-point total projection. Moreover, Houston’s defense has allowed the ninth most points scored per game (26.9). At under $3,000 on DraftKings, Cole Kmet will be a staple in my cash games.
Washington Football Team $2,800 and San Francisco 49ers $2,700
This game is currently sitting at 43.5 O/U, which is the second-lowest implied game total of the week. I will go out on a limb here, but I don’t see a lot of points scored in this contest. Nick Mullens and Alex Smith are certainly able to light up the scoreboard on any given day. However, I choose to accept that the NFL has a ton of variance and unpredictability. Sarcastic rant aside, I think either defense is a great play this week under $3,000 on DraftKings.
First off, Washington ranks T-3rd in the NFL in sacks with 36. When Mullens does drop back to pass, I like the Football Team’s chances of creating pressure, which leads to sacks and turnovers which is DFS gold! On the reverse, Washington’s offensive line has allowed the 4th most sacks and although the 49ers are banged up, they are a well-coached defense and are capable of taking advantage of an offense’s inefficiencies. Pick your poison here folks, either team is worth rostering and both will be represented in my GPP and Cash lineups.
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Top Stack – Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans
The Browns travel to Tennessee this week in a game currently projected for 53 total points, which is the highest implied game total on DraftKings Sunday main slate. Both teams typically run the ball. The Browns average161 rushing yards/GM), the most in the NFL. The Titans average 158 rushing yards/GM) good for third-most in the league. Nonetheless, I like targeting the passing game here in GPP’s with the hope we will see a high scoring shoot-out at low ownership. Let’s delve into this game and more in our DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 13 Picks
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road versus the Titans. I’ll be taking the game total over 53 as well.
QB Baker Mayfield ($5,300) with WR Jarvis Landry ($6,200)
The main reason I like this stack is the fact that Baker Mayfield is priced at just $5,300. That is pretty low for a game with such a high projected total. Now, I know what you’re thinking, Mayfield in tournaments?! He has only scored 20 or more DKFP in but one game in 2020. Furthermore, he has yet to throw for 300 yards this season. But in order to win a GPP, we have got to get a little crazy. So, go ahead and call me crazy. The Titans have allowed the 5th most DKFP/GM to opposing quarterbacks (21.3 DKFP/GM) and Baker does have a 30.8 DKFP game under his belt this season versus the Bengals, so the upside is certainly there.
Jarvis Landry is coming off his most productive game of the season, hauling in 8 of 11 targets for 143 yards and a touchdown last week versus the Jaguars (31.3 DKFP). Ever since OBJ went down with an injury in week 7, Landry owns a robust 31% target share, which ranks 6th amongst wide receivers during that time. And the Titans have allowed 41.5 DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers, ranking 5th worst in the NFL this season.
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TE Anthony Firkser Tennessee Titans ($2,500)
Fellow tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) has already been ruled out, meaning Anthony Firkser will step into the No. 1 tight end role for the Titans. Firkser has shown upside this season, even in a backup role, as his 8-113-1 receiving line and 28.3 DKFP in week 5 versus the Texans is evidence of. The Browns have allowed the second-most DKFP/GM to opposing tight ends (15.7 DKFP). At his bare minimum price of $2,500 this week, Firkser is a cash game staple with plenty of upside.
David Montgomery Chicago Bears ($5,500)
David Montgomery is yet another player coming off the best game of his season, rushing for 103 yards and catching 5 passes for 40 yards and a touchdown (28.3 DKFP) last week versus the Green Bay Packers. Amongst running backs on the main slate, he ranks in the top five in rushing market share (65%) and offensive snaps (68.9%). We are pretty much getting a three down back with Montgomery and at the bargain price of $5,500. This week he faces a Detroit Lions defense that has allowed running backs to average 33.3 DKFP/GM, which is the worst in the NFL.
Robert Woods Los Angeles Rams ($5,900)
Robert Woods has seen a monstrous 27 targets and 3 rushing attempts over the last two weeks. Over that span he has a 19-210-1 receiving line, averaging 24.7 DKFP/GM. That kind of volume under $6,000 on DraftKings is incredible. Matter of fact, over the last four weeks Woods owns nearly a 30% target share and this week he faces an Arizona Cardinals defense that has allowed 42.6 DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers over the last four weeks, which is 8th worst in the NFL.
Mike Gesicki Miami Dolphins ($4,200)
This play hinges heavily on who starts at quarterback for the Dolphins. If Ryan Fitzpatrick gets the start, I really like Mike Gesicki at $4,200 this week on DraftKings. With Fitzpatrick at the helm, Gesicki owns a 37-324-3 receiving line and averages 7.4 DKFP/GM. While these numbers won’t “wow” anybody, Gesicki has hit a ceiling of 30 DKFP with Fitzpatrick starting (8-130-1 versus Buffalo in week 2). This week he faces a Cincinnati Bengals defense that has allowed 15.3 DKFP/GM to opposing tight ends, which is the 5th most in the NFL. Keep your eyes on the injury reports and lock Gesicki in at tight end in GPP’s if Fitzpatrick starts.
Seattle Seahawks ($3,300)
The Seahawks host the New York Giants this week, who may be rolling out back up quarterback Colt McCoy, with Daniel Jones (hamstring) currently doubtful to play. Seattle ranks tied for 7th in sacks this season with 31, while the Giants have allowed the 5th most sacks in the NFL this year. The Seahawks defense is coming off its best performance of the year, only allowing 17 points while sacking Carson Wentz six times and picking him off once last week (9 DKFP). I like Seattle to carry over the momentum from last week to this week against a Giants offense who should struggle to do much offensively, especially if Daniel Jones is out.
These are some of the primary players we will have in our GPP and Cash lineups for DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 13 Picks. Good Luck, and may your screens always be green.
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Last week our 6 picks combined for 79.0 DKFP (DraftKings Fantasy Points). Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock led the way with 33.2 DKFP. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones also contributed 16.4 DKFP to give our lineups and our reader’s lineups positive results in week 9. Now, let’s get the screens green again with our DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 10 Picks: Sunday Main Slate. Here we go…
Top Stack – Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are currently 2.5 point favorites versus the Bills. It should be noted the game total has jumped from 52 to 56 points. Undoubtedly the increase in the game total is warranted, especially with a marquee matchup between two of the NFL’s premier playmakers at quarterback. With such a high projected total I love the potential for a shootout which we always aim for in DFS.
QB Kyler Murray ($8,000) with WR DeAndre Hopkins ($7,700)
Kyler Murray has been remarkable through the halfway point of the season, throwing for 2,130 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. And then it’s impossible to ignore his 543 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground. In fact, Murray is on pace to be the third quarterback in NFL history to have 1,000 rushing yards in a season (Michael Vick in 2006, Lamar Jackson in 2019). This week he gets a Buffalo defense that is allowing 20 DKFP/GM to opposing quarterbacks in 2020. The Bills are far from the dominant defense they were in the past and will have their hands full this week with a dual-threat QB like Murray.
DeAndre Hopkins only saw three targets last week against the Miami Dolphins, finishing the game with a 3-30-0 receiving line and a measly 6 DKFP. But still, Hopkins ranks in the top five in receptions (60), receiving yards (734), and target share (29%) this season. Due to last weeks mediocre performance, I see no reason not to play D-Hop this week. Let’s not forget this Bills defense allowed DK Metcalf to torch them for 7 catches, 108 yards, and a touchdown (26.8 DKFP) last week. Furthermore, defensive backs Tre’Davious White (ankle), Micah Hyde (ankle), and Josh Norman (hamstring) have been limited in practice this week. Keep your eyes on the injury report, because if any of them are ruled out (especially White), Hopkins could have a monster day.
Let’s Keep It Going With…
WR John Brown Buffalo Bills ($5,300)
Although he did not find the end zone last week against the Seattle Seahawks, John Brown had his most productive game of the 2020 season, catching 8 of 11 targets for 99 yards, good for 17.9 DKFP respectively. Over the last three weeks, the Cardinals have allowed the second most DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers (51.7 DKFP). To put that into a better perspective, the Seahawks have allowed the most DKFP/GM to opposing wide receivers (59.5 DKFP) over the last three weeks. I see this game playing out much like last week’s game against Seattle, with two pass-heavy offenses against average defenses. This stack is a GPP dream for week 10!
SPICY NARRATIVE ALERT: Brown was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL draft. He finished his Cardinals career with 2,515 receiving yards and 17 TDs. Sunday will be Browns’ first time facing his old team. At $5,300 on DraftKings, Josh is my favorite Bill to bring back in my Murray-Hopkins stacks.
Mike Davis Carolina Panthers ($4,000)
Christian McCaffery is considered “week to week” after suffering a shoulder injury in last week’s 33-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. I love you DraftKings, but there appears to be a mistake in pricing Mike Davis this week. Davis is currently priced at the BARE MINIMUM for a running back. With CMC ruled out, Davis will be operating as an RB1 this week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the six games Davis has started for McCaffery this year, he has averaged a respectable 17.5 DKFP/GM. Although Tampa Bay has the NFL’s No. 1 rush defense, allowing only 78 yards per game this year, Davis does not have to do much to pay off his price tag. Even if he only replicates his week two previous games versus the Buccaneers (15.5 DKFP) he is a fantastic value and a cash game lock this week on DraftKings.
Evan Engram New York Giants ($4,500)
In the last three weeks, Engram has caught 16 of 29 targets for 155 yards and one touchdown, averaging 13 DKFP/GM respectively. He owns a 22% target share, which ranks second (behind Darren Waller) among tight ends on the DraftKings main slate. This week Engram faces a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has allowed the 4th most DKFP/GM (16.6 DKFP) to opposing tight ends. In week seven, Engram caught six of nine targets for 46 yards versus the Eagles, good for 10.9 DKFP. If Engram can replicate that and find the endzone, he will be a steal at $4,500 on DraftKings this week. Engram will be well represented in my GPP lineups this week.
New Orleans Saints ($3,000)
First off the New Orleans Saints completely smashed Tom Brady and the Buccaneers last week. The Saints defense finished that game with 3 sacks, 3 interceptions while only allowing THREE points, good for 16 DKFP. Even after such a great performance, DraftKings only raised their price $100 this week versus the San Francisco 49ers. The injury bug has certainly been an issue in San Francisco, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Here are key playmakers that will be watching from the sideline in week 10.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) IR
TE George Kittle (foot) IR
RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) IR
WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) Doubtful
WR Kendrick Bourne (COVID 19) Questionable
RB Jeff Wilson JR (ankle) IR
RB Tevin Coleman (knee) Doubtful
If the Saints defense can put up big numbers against Tampa Bay, I believe they can easily repeat that in week 10 against a banged-up 49ers offense. Take the Saints defense in any format this week with confidence.
These are some of the primary players we will have in our GPP and Cash lineups for DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 10 Picks: Sunday Main Slate. Good Luck, and may your screens always be green.
All your weekly fantasy needs in one piece. These are our predictions for Schemers and Streamers for week 10 of the NFL Season.
Tua Tagovailoa (vs LAC)
The Chargers bring a very favorable match up this week. They have given up 2 or more touchdowns to quarterbacks over the past 3 weeks. I think this week Tua gets done on the ground and in the air.
Jared Goff (vs Sea)
Goff has been solid over the past 6-7 weeks. He gets this historically bad passing defense. Seattle is just bad against the pass and I think Kupp will play. Goff will have all his weapons at his disposal in this great match up.
Duke Johnson (@ Cle)
Another crazy weather game this week, apparently really high and very strong winds for this match up. I think both teams will try to keep the ball on the ground. Last week Johnson saw 20 touches, 73 total yards and a touchdown against Jacksonville. I can see Johnson getting another 20 touch game this week especially with David Johnson out.
No need for Ballage in week 8 when Pope had 15 touches for 95 total yards. Pope missed week 9 with a concussion and opened the door for Ballage, well Pope is back so we can close the door on Ballage. With Jackson out this week, Pope is the back to start this week in the Chargers backfield.
Jalen Reagor (@ NYG)
In Reagors 1st game back he was in on 73% of the snaps and put up 3 catches for 16 yards and a touchdown. I can see Bradberry focusing on Fulgham and with Alshon back most likely will work from the slot in 3 receiver sets. Great match-up coming off the bye for Reagor.
Nelson Agholor ( Den)
Agholor has scored a touchdown in 4 of the last 5 games. This week he has a great individual match-up against Michael Ojemudia. Ojemudia has given up 16.04 yards per reception, 8.87 yards per target and 1.82 fantasy points per target. Let’s hope Carr will get Agholor more than 3-4 targets and exploit this match-up.
Mike Gesicki (vs LAC)
With Preston Williams on IR this should give Gesicki some more looks. The Chargers haven’t been great against the TE, giving up some pretty decent numbers to the position over the past 4 weeks. Gesicki is very capable to take advantage of this match-up, he just needs the targets.
Jordan Akins (@ Cle)
I like Akins to resume his role as the lead TE this week for Houston. I think last week he was limited because it was his 1st game back from injury. Akins workload will increase in a game where both teams will be looking to run the ball and utilize the short passing game. Akins could get a decent amount of targets this week.
SAINTS DST vs San Francisco
EAGLES DST vs New York
PACKERS DST vs Jacksonville
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DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 9 Picks: Sunday Main Slate
All your weekly fantasy needs in one piece. These are our predictions for Schemers and Streamers for week 9 of the NFL Season.
Derek Carr (@ LAC)
I’m expecting a bit of a bounce back game here. The wind played a huge factor in some games last week and one of them was the Raiders game. This is a great match-up in the Chargers! The Chargers just gave up 248 yards and 3 touchdowns to Drew Lock so I expect Carr to get back to him normal stat line.
Drew Lock (@ ATL)
Lock finally showed up in a favorable match-up against the Chargers last week. This week he gets an even more favorable match-up with the Falcons. I like Lock to keep things rolling!
Gus Edwards (@ IND)
Not a great match-up here but again like I said last week the Ravens have to run the ball 45-55 times a game to be successful. Edwards did well last week and would of easily had more rushing attempts then Dobbins if he didn’t leave for a brief period with a minor injury. Edwards will out touch Dobbins and again outperform him. The volume will be there in a tough match-up
Justin Jackson (v LV)
I’ll say it agian, Justin Jackson is the lead back for the LA Chargers. He saw 20 touches last week and will see a very favorable defense in Las Vegas this week. The volume will be there once again for Jackson!
Damien Harris (@ NYJ)
Love the match-up here and when Harris is healthy he is the clear cut lead back for New England. The Jets have yielded 130 yards and almost 1 touchdown per game to opposing running backs this year!
Wayne Gallman (@ WAS)
Tough match-up but I can see Gallman getting 10-15 touches this week. He is clearly the Giants goalline back so no need to worry about any other back vulturing touchdowns either.
John Brown (v SEA)
Great match-up and Brown is healthy. Brown logged a complete game last week with no set backs. Consider his health and the match-up I can see typical John Brown numbers here, something close to 4 or 5 catches for about 60 yards and a touchdown.
Chase Claypool (DAL)
Claypool should see alot of Diggs who is giving up 1.9 fantasy points per target. The Steelers have been lining him up all over the field but its the Cowboys and it really shouldn’t even matter. Claypool should shred this defense if given the opportunity.
Mike Williams (LV)
Williams has seen at least 8 targets over the past 3 games and his individual match-up is favorable. Williams should see alot of Nevin Lawson who is giving up 2.11 fantasy points per target this year.
Darnell Mooney (TEN)
Bears offense hasn’t been great but this is the best individual WR/CB match-up of them all from a fantasy points per target perspective. Mooney should see alot of Tye Smith who has given up 10.11 yards per reception, 9.1 yards per target and a whopping 3.01 fantasy points per target!
Rob Gronkowski (NO)
Gronk over the past 3 weeks ranks as TE number 2. I like Gronk this week even with Godwin coming back and Antonio Brown making his debut. At the end of the day Brady has the most confidence in Gronk and their relationship is unmatched.
Jordan Akins (@ JAX)
Love the match-up here as the Jags have struggled all year to tight ends and have given up 7 touchdowns to tight ends in 7 games this year. Akins averaged 3.5 catches through 4 games before his concussion and I like Akins to see about 5-6 catches this week and a touchdown!
WASHINGTON DST v Giants
TEXANS DST v Jaguars
CARDINALS DST v Dolphins
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DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 8 Picks: Sunday Main Slate
All your weekly fantasy needs in one piece. These are our predictions for Schemers and Streamers for week 8 of the NFL Season.
Derek Carr (@ CLE)
Carr has been really good believe it or not this year. He’s a top 15 QB in average fantasy points per game and has preformed well in his tough match-ups this season. The Browns offer a favorable match-up this week after gaving up a huge game to Joe Burrow who threw for 406 yards and 3 TDs.
Carson Wentz (v DAL)
Wentz over the past 5 starts has put up some pretty good final stat lines. He is averaging anywhere between 20-25 points per game (depending on your scoring) over the past 5 games. 3 of those 5 match-ups were against San Francisco, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Still without all of his starters and playmakers I still like the match-up Dallas presents.
Joe Burrow (v TEN)
Burrow showed up last week, throwing for 406 yards and scoring 4 total touchdowns. Tennessee has yeilded on average 294.8 yards and 2.8 touchdowns over the last 5 games. I like Burrow to take advantage of this favorable match-up!
Boston Scott (v DAL)
Scott saw 15 touches and put up 92 yards and a touchdown last week. Looks like Sanders won’t be able to go Sunday night and the Dallas defense has been pretty bad. They have given up 188 total yards and 1.5 touchdowns to opposing running backs over the last 4 games.
Jamaal Williams (v MIN)
Looks as if Jones might not play. I’d keep an eye on Jones this week but even if he does play they may limit his touches. Williams is a great play against a middle of the pack Minnesota run defense.
Gus Edwards (v PIT)
Ingram is dealing with an ankle injury and it looks as if he will miss this week. This is a tough match-up but the Ravens understand the importance the run game is to their success. Edwards will be the Ravens 2nd running back (behind Lamar Jackson) and will get great volume.
Brandon Aiyuk (@ SEA)
With Deebo Samuel out this week look for Aiyuk to fill that void. Aiyuk will see a target increase in a very favorable match-up. Seattle’s pass defense is one of the worst in the league and I can see Aiyuk taking advantage of his usage. The 49ers also like Aiyuk in jet sweep situations so expect Aiyuk’s overall touches to increase.
Cole Beasley (v NE)
Beasley has been quietly productive and has scored double digit fantasy points over the last 6 games (PPR). Gilmore doesn’t work the slot and will be occupied by Diggs. The Patriots have struggled this year against slot receivers so expect Beasley to have another quietly productive game.
Denzel Mims (@ KC)
Mims saw 7 targets last week in his NFL debut. Looks as if Crowder and Perriman will be out for this week and that leaves just Mims and Herndon in the passing game. Mims has a great individual match-up this week. He will draw Charvarius Ward who has given up 12 yards per reception, 8 yards per target and 2.47 fantasy points per target this season.
Richard Rodgers (v DAL)
Rodgers makes this list by defualt. Ertz and Goedert are out this week and Dallas is such a favorable match-up. Rodgers will see plenty of targerts and he is a serviceable TE.
Trey Burton (v DET)
Burton is averaging 5.3 targets per game over the last 3 before the bye. Detriot has given up decent production to TEs over the last 3-4 games this season. Burton also had a rushing touchdown in week 6, so I think the overall touches will be there.
EAGLES DST v Dallas
PACKERS DST v Minnesota
LIONS DST v Indianapolis
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DraftKings NFL 2020 Week 7 Picks: Sunday Main Slate
All your weekly fantasy needs in one piece. These are our predictions for Schemers and Streamers for week 7 of the NFL Season.
Justin Herbert (v JAX)
Herbert is averaging almost 300 yards and a little over 2 touchdowns per game. Since becoming the starter he ranks top 10 in points per game at the quarterback position. Jacksonville basically gives up Herbert’s average and I like Herbert in this favorable match-up.
Joe Burrow (v CLE)
Burrow’s schedule lightens up a bit as we move forward, starting this week against a Cleveland defense that gives up 272 passing yards and 2.2 touchdowns per game. When Burrow faces off in favorable match-ups he’s been very good putting up over 20 points in those games.
Justin Jackson (v JAX)
The only reason Kelley saw so many touches early in the season is because Jackson got hurt in week 1. Jackson is clearly the better running back and has been way more productive with his touches. Jackson out-touched Kelley last week 20 to 12 and this will be an every week thing moving forward until Ekeler comes back. Jacksonville one of the worst defenses against the run this year and I like Jackson to shine!
Jerick McKinnon (@NE)
Not a great match-up but we already know the volume he will get this week with Mostert out. He had 38 touches as the lead back in two weeks for the 49ers. He will easily see 15-20 touches against a Patriots defense who just yielded a 100 yard rushing day against Phillip Lindsay.
Chase Claypool (@ TEN)
Even with Diontae Johnson back I feel it won’t effect Claypool. When Big Ben finds someone he can trust and builds that relationship with them they get fed the ball. Claypool won’t come off the field as much as most thing and Tennessee is a favorable match-up for Steelers receivers this week.
Keelan Cole (@ LAC)
Cole has been sneaky productive with his targets this year. Just 2 games this year he failed to score more than 10 fantasy points (PPR). In PPR format he has double digit points in 4 of the last 6 games. In a neutral match-up I can see Cole being good for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Logan Thomas (v DAL)
After scoring a touchdown last week, Thomas is back on my list. He is still running a lot of routes and seeing some good volume. Really good match-up this week, hopefully Thomas can take advantage.
Rob Gronkowski (@LV)
Averaging 7 targets a game over the last 2, it seems like after O.J. Howard’s injury Gronk has stepped into a larger role. Already a great relationship with Brady but at the same time he looks as if he has lost a step. Still a TE seeing 7 or more targets a game in a very favorable match-up can be a very good streaming option. Raiders aren’t the best against the TE position, look for Gronk to take advantage of his volume this week.
CHARGERS DST v Jacksonville
FOOTBALL TEAM DST v Dallas
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