DraftKings DFS tips for week 13
By Doug Eddy
Hello all and welcome to week 13 of the NFL! I apologize for taking week 12 off but sometimes life gets in the way. We moved into our new home in Rhode Island then a day later drove up to NH to be with family and on top of that I had to work too! Crazy week but it was all worth it. I didn’t do so hot in DFS last week and it was the first time in six weeks I didn’t make any money. Time to rebound this week!
Pick your team and keep it under $50,000 and enter it into weekly contests to earn real money! I will be writing this column weekly with my suggestions for DraftKings lineups and cash game strategies. I will cover three options at each position who I think will break out and not have a high owner percentage which means you have a better chance to win!
Matt Hasslebeck @Pitt. $5300
Not a sexy name but Hasslebeck continues to put up solid numbers. Low turnovers and plenty of playmakers versus a suspect Steelers defense that just got torched by the Seahawks. I expect low ownership for Matt this week and he should be able to return value pretty easily as this game could end up being a bit of a shootout. 250 yards and two scores are the floor this week for the oldest starting QB in the NFL. Pair with T.Y. Hilton this week for a short stack of Colts.
Ryan Fitzpatrick Vs. NYG $5200
I wish I could shave my beard and throw four touchdowns! Jets are technically the road team at Metlife but you know there will be plenty of both teams fans in the same building lol. Fitzpatrick is primed for a big day this week versus a Giants defense that has been very soft as of late. A Jets stack makes a ton of sense this week with Ivory, Marshall and Decker all priced pretty nicely.
Jay Cutler Vs. SF $5100
Smoking Jay is an absolute steal this week. Playing at home against a defense that does not play well on the road is a recipe for success. The Niners are giving up over 28 points on the road this season. Cutler will have his full compliment of weapons back for the first time in quite a while. Stack away but be careful with Forte and Langford as they will likely split the teams touches again this week.
Javorious Allen @Mia. $5400
Buck showed he could handle a full time role on Monday night versus the Browns and now he gets the newly ranked dead last run defense of the Dolphins to feast on. He clearly has the backfield to himself. Mix in a few catches and you should see over 100 yards from scrimmage and a score or two from the rookie from USC.
Jonathan Stewart @N.O. $5300
Stewart is an obvious play this week against the Saints. Carolina always plays well in the Dome and that trend should continue on their way to 12-0. If Carolina gets up early its going to be all Stewart all the time. Some may fade Stewart this week because of high ownership but the matchup is that good. Don’t stray and it will pay!
C.J. Anderson @S.D. $3500
There is alot of good running back value this week but none better than C.J. Anderson. He looked like the back we all drafted back in August against the Patriots. Kubiak says Hillman will start. This means nothing to me as Anderson will still get close to twenty touches against a leaky San Diego run defense. I think Anderson can make it two years in a row of winning people championships down the stretch.
Odell Beckham Jr. Vs. NYJ $8900
Normally I don’t chase high priced options but the stars have aligned for Beckham this week. Coming off a nice game versus Washington and as of now it looks like no Revis, Beckham is gonna eat. I would not be surprised if he led all Wr’s in points this week. The Giants need to win and they need to get the ball to their best player to do so.
Alshon Jeffrey Vs. S.F. $6900
Outside of Beckham I think Jeffrey has the highest ceiling of any wideout this week. To me is underpriced quite a bit so take full advantage! I always try to stack my lineups with target monsters and when Jeffrey is in the lineup he is getting 10-15 targets every week. 10 catches for 150 and a score seems about right this week.
Davante Parker Vs. Bal. $3300
Parker stepped in for Matthews after his injury last week and posted 80 yards a touchdown. A new offensive coordinator this week and his first NFL start make Parker a nice value play versus Baltimore. This kid is talented and I loved him coming out of Louisville. It’s his time to shine and I could see a Stefon Diggs type breakout happen.
Julius Thomas @Tenn. $4000
Julius Thomas looked comfortable in the offense for the first time last week and put up his best game as a Jag. Allen Hurns is unlikely to play so that means more targets and opportunities for Thomas who should turn them into 80 yards and a score.
Vance McDonald @Chi. $3000
All Blaine Gabbert does is throw TD’s to Tight Ends! McDonald is the number one guy this week and a perfect value play after Celek went down with an injurdoesronk, Graham and Eifert were all hurt last week so prepare yourself for the rise of McDonald!
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins Vs. Atl. $2500
The number one question is if ASJ will play or not this week. If he does you definitely want him on your lineup against Atlanta. A healthy Evans and Jackson are key to opening up ASJ over the middle on that fast turf in the Georgia Dome.
Jacksonville @Tenn. $2700
Tenn. Actually plays worse at home then they do on the road and I have a hunch the Jags get a defensive score in this one.
Chicago Vs. San Francisco $2600
The Bears haven’t given up over 18pts in any game since week 8. Not elite by any means but an improving unit against a team that struggles on the road will return value very easily.
Redskins Vs. Cowboys $2300
A Monday night showdown of division rivals! The first place Skins will be playing fast and loose at home against Matt Cassell. I expect the Cowboys score to be low and the Skins to force a few turnovers. At $2300 what’s not to like?
Good luck this week and I will see you next Thursday! If you ever have DFS or any fantasy questions hit us up @TFFGurus and myself @dafantasyfather