Still not sure who to plug into your NFL DFS lineups in Week 12? Look no further—we’ve got you covered with our position-by-position picks.
We are at the point of the season where we know what team’s strength’s and weaknesses are. When it comes to daily fantasy sports, it’s important to look for value but also to find matchups where we can get elite production. Don’t overthink it this week. Here are my plays for Week 12 of the NFL season, good luck everybody.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks ($7,000)
Wilson is the whole Seattle Seahawks offense. He does it with his arm and his legs. Over his last three games, he has 86, 19 and 70 yards rushing. If that doesn’t grab your attention then maybe his DK points over his last five games will: 32, 19, 25, 39 and 29. He is playing outstanding football and he has a good matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
This game could be a blowout and that will scare some people away but the only way the Seahawks will score on offense will be from Wilson’s arm or legs. The 49ers defense has given up a league-high three rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks and is giving up the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. He is a safe play and you can double stack him with Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham.
Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans ($6,300)
Mariota seems to finally be healthy and he gets a juicy matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota just scored 21 fantasy points against a tough Pittsburgh Steelers defense on the road. The Colts strength on defense is stopping the run and their secondary has been awful this season.
Mariota has been average at best this season and other players will shy away from him if they look at his recent game log. He is the type of quarterback that has monster games in the right matchup and this is one of them. He could finish the week as the number one QB and this is the ideal time to play him. Don’t let his recent play stop you from playing him. He is healthy, his wide receivers are healthy and he could easily run and throw for multiple touchdowns. Stack him up with Rishard Matthews (if he plays) and Delaine Walker.
Other QBs I like:
Mark Ingram ($8,300), Alvin Kamara ($7,900), New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints are turning into a ground and pound team and Ingram and Kamara have been fantasy monsters. I am pairing these two up in lineups because they are safe plays and the Los Angeles Rams are tough to throw on but have a bottom five rush defense.
Ingram has 61 fantasy points over the last two weeks and Kamara has scored over 50. If you want to play just one of them that is fine too but I am all in this week for these two. This game will be one of the highest scoring games of the week but I will be attacking this game through the running backs. Most will go for the quarterbacks and wide receivers because most think high scores games come from those positions. If you stack this game, go for all three running backs, Todd Gurley, Ingram and Kamara.
Duke Johnson Jr, Cleveland Browns ($4,600)
I play Duke Johnson every week and I have been getting him at less than five percent every week. He is the perfect play in PPR scoring (Draft Kings and FanDuel) and his match-up will scare everyone away. However, the Cincinnati Bengals have given up the third most fantasy points to receiving running backs and Duke is one of the best in the league.
The Bengals are averaging six receptions and 45 yards a game to running backs and Johnson will reach value if he just hits those numbers alone. He has scored 16 and 14 fantasy point over his last two games and at his price and ownership, he is the type of player you need in your lineup to win a tournament.
Other RBs I like:
Gurley ($8,800) and Dion Lewis ($4,800)
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts ($6,700)
Tennessee’s secondary is awful. It’s given up the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers on the year. Hilton thrives in good matchups and it doesn’t get much better than this. He will see close to double-digit targets against a bad secondary. Hilton is an under the radar play this week and he showed us his upside a couple weeks ago when he scored 37.5 points.
Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles ($6,300)
This is a revenge game for Alshon. Never underestimate when a player goes up against their former team for the first time. Over the last two games, Jeffery has 18 targets, 10 receptions, 151 yards and three touchdowns. Over those three games, he has scored 16, 18 and 26 fantasy points. He is at a good price and should be in your lineups this week.
Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins ($4,800)
If Matt Moore gets the start on Sunday, I will be loading up on Stills. When Moore is in the game, he looks towards Stills and he force-fed him the ball with seven catches, 180 yards and scored a touchdown, that was good for 34 fantasy points. The Patriots will focus on DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry, leaving Stills to have a field day. Last season against the Patriots he scored a touchdown in both games he played, all signs are pointing toward Stills to have a monster game.
Other WRs I like
Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks ($5,800)
Graham is starting to look like the old Jimmy who played for the New Orleans Saints. He has scored double-digit points in every game since week three and he has seven touchdowns in his last six games. He scored 20 fantasy points last game and his price dropped $400, it makes no sense and whenever DraftKings make a mistake in pricing we need to take advantage of it.
Tyler Kroft, Cincinnati Bengals ($3,900)
It’s simple at this point, you play tight ends against the Cleveland Browns. Kroft left last week with an injury but he is practicing fully and will play this Sunday. He has shown his upside this year when he scored 24 points against the same Cleveland Browns team. He is a cheap option and if he scores a touchdown he will his reach value easily.
Other TEs I like:
Jacksonville Jaguars ($4,100)
Cincinnati Bengals ($3,900)
Philadelphia Eagles ($3,600)