NFL DFS Week 12

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!

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.

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.

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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