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Who is in your Week 12 DraftKings lineups?

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By Tyler Reid November 29, 2020 0 Comment
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DraftKings lineup and positional value plays for the classic nine player roster build for Week 12. Which players do you like?

Thanksgiving week is here which means we are into Week 12. Wow, Week 12. It makes me sad that we’re heading into the last quarter of regular season NFL football. Well enough crying about it, lets take a look at what’s coming up.

We have five games predicted to score over 50 for the Sunday Main Slate.  Also, we have no teams on a bye! However, there are still bye’s to come. The Thanksgiving slate was a success, as we saw the Texans handle the Lions and the Washington Football Team deliver a blow to Dallas. Other teams we lose are the Packers VS the Bears on SNF as well as Seattle and Philadelphia on MNF and Pittsburgh hosting Baltimore on Tuesday, for now anyway.

Time to take a look at some positional and value plays for the classic nine-player lineup builds on DraftKings Week 12.

QUARTERBACKS

I will be building my line ups with the more expensive players, starting with Patrick Mahomes($8000). On paper, this looks like a tough matchup. Tampa is a solid defense and is #2 against QBs. The thing with Tampa is they stop the run, allowing only 73 yards a game. They have shown they are beatable through the air, giving up over 270 yards in four of the last five games. Mahomes is scoring 28 ppg and I am thinking a 300 yard passing game is in his future.

Next up is Josh Allen ($7600) at home versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Allen has thrown for 21 TDs on the year, including five in his past two matches. Facing the 28th ranked D against QBs, he should continue on with his 27 ppg.

Why not try the opposite QB in the match, Justin Herbert ($7200) with his 26.7 ppg? The Bills are 31st against QBs and with a total of 52.5 set, this has the makings of a shoot out.

Last if you want to try a bargain performer, how bout Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5500) versus the Jets? It looks like Tua Tagvailoa will be inactive and with the Dolphins running backs banged up, they may let Fitz”magic” loose!

RUNNING BACKS

As the theme continues, Dalvin Cook ($9500) is in play against the Carolina Panthers, coming in hot off a shut out in Week 11. However, in the prior week’s match against Tampa, they were torched for over 200 yards on the ground. I sense another big performance from Cook, and that’s why I am not backing away with his high salary.

Secondly, Nick Chubb ($7600) on the road versus Jacksonville. Cleveland wants to run the ball as much as possible and the Jaguars like to allow opposing RBs to do so. With Chubb averaging 17.2 ppg and the Jags ranked 28th, this has the makings of a lot of rushing yards by the Browns. These same numbers also make Kareem Hunt ($5600) available if you need to save some money!

Finally, with Austin Ekeler ($6100) fresh off the IR, will be a nice stack option with Herbert. Prior to his injury, he was averaging 21 touches a game, including over five catches a game. As long as he is active, get him in some lineups.

WIDE RECEIVERS

First is another stack, Stefon Diggs ($7600) paired with Allen. With John Brown out, Diggs will be forced fed the ball even more. He has been having a fantastic year and is in the top three in regards to targets, receptions, and yards. He is scoring 20 ppg, and the volume increase could mean another big day coming. To piggyback some off this, Cole Beasley ($5500) could be a sneaky stack play as well.

Next, is Curtis Samuel ($5100) playing the Minnesota Vikings. Samuel has scored in five straight games and the Vikings are allowing over 270 yards against through the air. No matter who is at QB for the Panthers, it will not make much of a difference.

Keelan Cole Sr ($3600) has some nice value. With both Chark and Conley ruled out, someone has to catch some passes! He has been more involved in the last two weeks with 12 targets. He just requires double-digit points to pan out.

TIGHT ENDS

Back to the stacks, Travis Kelce ($7000) is the best TE in 2020. Paired up with Mahomes, he is the leading TEs in targets, receptions, TDs, and yards. He has also seen the most red zone targets with 15. With 26 receptions in his previous three games, that trend should continue against Tampa.

Hunter Henry ($4800) can be stacked with Herbert if you want to shy away from Ekeler. Henry has four straight games with four catches and has scored in the last two games. Buffalo ranks 30th versus tight ends.

DST

First up is New Orleans Saints ($3800) against the Quarterbackless Denver Broncos. Yep, that’s right, with contact tracing it looks like the Broncos do not have a QB available for Sundays game. The Saints are 4th in sacks and interceptions and now it looks like WR Kendall Hilton is the QB, and maybe some RB Royce Freeman sprinkled in.

For a slightly cheaper option, the New York Giants ($3200) face the Joe Burrow-less Bengals and their evolving QB situation. It looks like Brandon Allen will be starting over Ryan Finley this week. Well, either way, that’s good news for the Giants. They have only reached double digits three times, but chalk up another one here against the Bengals! Good luck in your NFL Week 12 DraftKings lineups!

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