Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week.
Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's take a look at players we like this week.
Josh Allen (QB) - $8600
Allen comes out of the bye to face a Chargers defense without Casey Hyward and Melvin Ingram. He has been a top 5 fantasy QB most weeks and should score points in a dual with Justin Herbert.
Dalvin Cook (RB) - $11000
I never like to pay top dollar for players in DFS, but this is the week to pay up for Dalvin Cook. Possibly no Adam Thielen in a game against the Panthers means more chances for Cook to, well, cook!
RB rankings for Week 12 1. Dalvin Cook 2. Aaron Jones 3. James Robinson 4. Alvin Kamara Full rankings ➡️… https://t.co/ANpmHLXC47— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF Fantasy Football)1606496530.0
Jonathan Taylor (RB) - $6400
Taylor has struggled in previous weeks, but finally got a chance to show what he could do in Week 11 with a true workhorse role and he didn't disappoint. Because we are going with Dalvin Cook this week, we've got to find a few bargain buys that have a bit riskier floor than usual.
Curtis Samuel (WR) - $5900
Samuel had a slow start to the first half of 2020, but has carved out a consistent role on offense and has finished as a top 20 WR 4 of the last 4 weeks. The Vikings are starting a patchwork of CBs in their secondary this week so it's easy to take advantage. Samuel getting 3-4 carries a game also is a major selling point.
Michael Pittman Jr (WR) - $5700
Pittman has become one of Philip Rivers' go to receivers the last couple of weeks. We spent up at RB so taking Pittman is a good consolation prize at that price.
The last time the Colts faced the Titans, Michael Pittman Jr. had his first 100-yard game. https://t.co/B7ANcs6Kaa— Athlon Sports (@Athlon Sports)1606489920.0
Sammy Watkins (WR) - $5600
Watkins is back this week after a lengthy absence with a hamstring injury. His price and ceiling work perfectly for what we are trying to do this week.
Dallas Goedert (TE) - $6200
Goedert has begun to establish himself as a legitimate TE1 in fantasy. He gets the Seattle defense who continues to struggle against the pass on Monday night.
David Montogmery (RB) - $6000
Montgomery wouldn't be startable this week if it wasn't for the Bears matchup against the Packers. He needs to snag a TD or break off a big run for this to work out, but he has a plus matchup.
Best Week 12 RB Matchups - Duke Johnson vs Lions (allowing 34.18 fantasy PPG to RB) - David Montgomery vs Packers… https://t.co/BihtMbZEDE— Michael F. Florio (@Michael F. Florio)1606355476.0
Green Bay Packers (DEF) - $4600
The Packers defense should push Mike Glennon into making a few bad decisions, which makes them a sleeper play this week.
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Sunday's NFL Playoff action featured six teams who don't like each other at all.
All these games were played between teams who had played each other at least once during the regular season. If you thought those games in the regular season were intense, Sunday's playoff matchups upped the stakes even more.
The Chicago Bears even replicated a dubious feat from their regular season matchup, as one of their wide receiver Anthony Miller was ejected after throwing a punch at C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The New Orleans cornerback also got into the head of Chicago wide receiver Javon Wims in the November matchup, causing Wims to get ejected in that game after he threw a punch at Gardner-Johnson.
The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs has passed, and we're now down to the remaining four teams that are vying for a Super Bowl championship this season.
HOW ‘BOUT THOSE CHIEEEEFS?!?!? https://t.co/rWt2MIdoP2— Kansas City Chiefs (@Kansas City Chiefs)1610995798.0
As the NFL postseason got underway last week, it became clear we need to make some halftime adjustments with our picks this week.
The Ravens were an easy cover for us, especially once Lamer found his groove and the grooves in Tennessee's D. Throw in a few head scratching punts by Mike Vrabel and that does the trick.
Meanwhile, Stefon Diggs came up two catches short for us with three targets left on the table. It was always going to be tough to get that many grabs, but it was worth a few bucks just to see what would happen.
Please, please, please remind me never to bet unders. I haven't hit one all year and yet the siren's song calls me to shore. I maintain this is the best one I bet all year. The pick 6 and DK Metcalf bomb in the second quarter killed after the best start imaginable. After 15 minutes, we had a combined score of 3, 15 minutes of game time later? 30. Bananas.
Then I don't really know what else to say about Pittsburgh losing to Baker Mayfield and co. that hasn't already been said. I just have to edit my list of completely impossible things to put, "Snowing in the Sahara desert," and "Taylor Swift ever getting back together with Jake Gyllenhaal" above "The Browns beating the Steelers in the playoffs."