DraftKings NFL Week 13 Top Plays, Game Stacks + Optimal DFS Lineups

Over/Under Lookahead

One of the best ways to identify valuable DraftKings targets is projecting the game script and potential scoring production for both teams in any given matchup. Of course, we want to target the highest-scoring games on the week as those games will produce the most fantasy points. Game stacks are often a great way to reduce variability in a given lineup by securing more pieces from a higher-scoring game. Winter is coming, and the weather will continue to be a massive factor, so make sure you check out our matchup pages to stay apprised of the forecast. These are the games this week with the highest and lowest over/under totals (main slate only).

Highest-Scoring Games

  1. Browns @ Titans – O/U 53.5 (Titans -5.5)
  2. Jaguars @ Vikings – O/U 51 (Vikings -10)
  3. Colts @ Texans – O/U 50.5 (Colts -3.5)
  4. Eagles @ Packers – O/U 48.5 (Packers -8.5)
  5. Rams @ Cardinals – O/U 48 (Rams -3)

Lowest-Scoring Games

  1. Bengals @ Dolphins – O/U 42.5 (Dolphins -11.5)
  2. Lions @ Bears – O/U 45 (Bears -3)
  3. Saints @ Falcons – O/U 45 (Saints -3)
  4. Giants @ Seahawks – O/U 47 (Seahawks -10.5)
  5. Raiders @ Jets – O/U 47 (Raiders -8.5)

Quarterbacks

GPP Targets

arizona cardinalsKyler Murray ($7,600): How quickly we all forget. After finishing with just 7.9 fantasy points against the Patriots last week, fantasy managers everywhere are heavily fading Kyler Murray. I get it – his shoulder injury and the scoreless game last week will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. However, Murray is another week removed from the shoulder issue and he logged a full practice on Thursday. He’s still the QB1 in fantasy this season with 28+ fantasy points in five of his eleven games and he’s run for 650 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. The Rams have given up the fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this year and have only allowed a top-10 performance twice all season. However, Murray is arguably the best quarterback they’ve faced all year and I do expect this to be a higher-scoring game. With Murray’s ownership surely deflated due to the tough matchup and recent poor performance, this is a perfect week to capitalize on him in GPP lineups – his upside is massive.

tennessee titansRyan Tannehill ($6,200): The Browns-Titans game is going to be one of my favorites to target for DFS this week and Tannehill is a great QB target with 19+ fantasy points in each of his last two games. Cleveland has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and while they do get Myles Garrett back this week, it looks like their top two cornerbacks in Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams will remain out. Tannehill has a strong upside with three games with 26+ fantasy points this year and provides a solid baseline as well. In what is expected to be one of the highest-scoring games of the week, look for a strong game from Tannehill, and stacking him with A.J. Brown or Corey Davis can pay dividends.

cleveland brownsBaker Mayfield ($5,300): Averaging just 13.1 fantasy points per game, Mayfield has not been someone to target, especially as he’s scored double-digit fantasy points in just one of his last four games. However, several of those games came in horrendous weather conditions, and Mayfield finally broke through last week with 258 passing yards and 2 touchdowns in his first warm-weather game in a month. He sees another plus matchup this week against the Titans, who are allowing the 2nd-most fantasy points to quarterbacks over the past three weeks. Mayfield has plenty of receiving weapons between Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper, Nick Chubb, and Kareem Hunt, among others, and this game is projected to be the highest-scoring of the week. His downside is too big to consider for cash lineups, but Mayfield is a great lower-cost target for GPP lineups.

Other GPP targets: Deshaun Watson ($7,500), Kirk Cousins ($6,400), Taysom Hill ($6,300), Jared Goff ($5,800), Mitchell Trubisky ($5,400)

Cash Targets

green bay packersAaron Rodgers ($6,800): With a 16-game pace so far of 4,500 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions, Aaron Rodgers is a leading candidate for MVP. Last week, he faced a tough defense in the Bears and threw for four touchdowns on his way to 25.6 fantasy points. That represented his sixth-straight game with 20+ fantasy points, giving him the type of baseline that you love to have for cash lineups. A matchup against the Eagles isn’t necessarily the most favorable, as they’ve allowed the 7th-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, so a lack of upside has me fading Rodgers for tournaments. However, his baseline is as good as it gets, and he’ll be one of my most-utilized cash game QBs.

minnesota vikingsKirk Cousins ($6,400): Several fantasy managers were fading Kirk Cousins last week with Adam Thielen missing the game, but the Vikings’ quarterback still threw for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns. He finished with 26.2 fantasy points, his best output of the season. Cousins has been on fire as of late with a 69+% completion rate, 290+ passing yards, and 2+ touchdowns in each of his past three games – he’s been a top-twelve guy in all three games and a top-five guy in two of them. This week, he faces the Jaguars, who are allowing the 5th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks over the past three weeks. Cousins does provide top-five upside, so he can be considered for tournaments. His elite baseline with the return of Adam Thielen and the presence of Justin Jefferson makes him a must-play cash guy this week.

Chicago BearsMitchell Trubisky ($5,400): If you’re looking to go cheaper at quarterback this week, Mitchell Trubisky is an awesome bet to return strong value on a low price tag. He has dominated the Lions throughout his career as he has thrown 14 touchdowns to 4 interceptions in 6 career games against them while averaging 266.8 passing yards and completing 67% of his passes. Trubisky put up 18.7 fantasy points last week against Green Bay, and the Lions are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks over the past three weeks as their injured secondary has been torched. Trubisky’s rushing production provides a solid baseline, and his past successes against Detroit put him squarely on the radar for cash games and even some tournament lineups as well.

Other cash targets: Ryan Tannehill ($6,200), Jared Goff ($5,800), Mike Glennon ($4,800)

Running Backs

GPP Targets

losangeleschargersnew100X100Austin Ekeler ($7,100): I was nervous about Austin Ekeler in his return last week as I expected his workload to be depressed a bit as the Chargers eased him back in. That was sort of the case as he got just 14 carries, but he saw an obscene 16 targets and caught 11 balls for 85 yards. The chemistry with Justin Herbert was incredibly encouraging, and Ekeler’s receiving upside is all-the-more valuable in DraftKings’ PPR format. The Patriots allowed a combined 32.6 PPR points to Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds last week, and Ekeler should only continue to get more work on both the ground and in the passing game as he gets further removed from his injury. With Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson covering Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Ekeler should see another strong target share. He’s a great target in cash games as well.

philadelphia eaglesMiles Sanders ($6,700): With just a combined 15.3 PPR points over the past two weeks, most fantasy managers are going to be scared to play Miles Sanders this week. However, Sanders gets a tremendous matchup this week against the Packers, who are allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to running backs. Sanders is rushing at an impressive 5.6 YPC clip this year, and the Packers are allowing 4.6 YPC this year, the 8th-most in the NFL. Sanders also has seen 2.4 receptions per game, so even if the Packers get out to an early lead, Sanders won’t be hurt by the game script. In GPP lineups, you’re looking for high-upside, lower-owned players, and Sanders fits the bill with his elite talent in one of the best matchups for RBs this season.

seattle seahawksChris Carson ($6,300): Carson looked solid in his return to the field last week with 13.9 PPR points as he ran the ball 8 times for 41 yards and a touchdown and added 2 catches for 18 yards. Carlos Hyde ate into his workload quite a bit, but he’s questionable for this game with a toe injury and should take a backseat to Carson regardless as he works his way further removed from the injury. Carson is rushing for 4.9 YPC this season and has an impressive 24 catches and 3 receiving touchdowns through 7 games. The Giants aren’t necessarily a great matchup for RBs, but the Seahawks are favored by a bundle, and I expect them to continue to look to establish the ground game moving forward. Carson has top-five upside this week, so I love him as an option for GPP lineups. However, the combination of the injury and the presence of other solid running backs in the backfield, I’m not terribly excited about using him for cash games.

cleveland brownsKareem Hunt ($5,400): With under 10 PPR points in each of his last two games, several fantasy managers are going to be fading Kareem Hunt. However, I can’t quit him with his talent, and I see this as a game that should feature his skillset. The Browns-Titans game has the highest projected points total this week, and Tennessee has given up the fifth-most fantasy points per game to running backs over the past three weeks. I do expect Baker Mayfield to have a strong game as the Browns will need to throw to stay in the game, and Hunt has 4 receiving touchdowns this season. Regardless of whether or not he can find the end zone this week, it wouldn’t take too many touches for him to provide great value on this low price tag and the fact that his ownership is expected to be low makes him one of my favorite GPP plays.

Other GPP targets: Dalvin Cook ($9,500), Nick Chubb ($7,700), Kenyan Drake ($5,700), David Montgomery ($5,500), Damien Harris ($5,200), Cam Akers ($4,500), Frank Gore ($4,400)

Cash Targets

minnesota vikingsDalvin Cook ($9,500): Lots of people went with Dalvin Cook in DraftKings last week, and it was a disappointing game as he left with an injury at one point and finished with just 10.2 PPR points. However, he’s reportedly good to go for this week and should be able to dominate a porous Jaguars’ defense that has allowed the 6th-most fantasy points per game to running backs. In Cook’s previous five games against bottom-six fantasy run defenses, he has averaged an absurd 32.6 PPR points per game. Minnesota is favored by 10 points over Jacksonville, and I expect Cook to see a heavy workload as he returns to full health. The downside for Cook is real with his nagging injuries limiting him in practice, so I’m not as thrilled about playing him in tournaments. However, his baseline is likely the highest among all RBs, and he’s well worth spending up for in cash games this week.

jacksonville jaguarsJames Robinson ($7,300): The undrafted rookie running back continues to be undervalued on DraftKings as he is the RB4 in fantasy this season. In his debut campaign, he’s on pace for about 280 carries for 1,300 yards and 9 touchdowns, as well as 53 catches for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns. That receiving work gives him an awesome baseline in PPR formats as he has scored double-digit PPR points in every game this season. The Vikings’ defense has been pretty solid against the run this season, but Robinson is running for 4.6 YPC amidst three different starting quarterbacks and an inefficient offense overall. His baseline makes him an awesome target for cash game lineups.

indianpolis coltsJonathan Taylor ($5,700): Before a late scratch due to COVID-19, I was very excited about Jonathan Taylor for my DraftKings lineups. The last time we saw him on the field, he had 22 carries for 90 yards and 4 catches for 24 yards against the Packers. That receiving game work is incredibly promising, and he sees another strong matchup this week against Houston, the defense that is allowing the third-most fantasy points to running backs over the past three weeks and the most rushing yards per game this season. Nyheim Hines is still likely to be involved, although Jordan Wilkins has taken a backseat as of late, and Taylor is easily the team’s best bet to be a 20+ carry workhorse. At such a low price tag, Taylor does provide solid upside for GPP lineups, but it’s hard to envision a scenario where he doesn’t return great value against this weak Texans’ defense.

Chicago BearsDavid Montgomery ($5,500): In David Montgomery’s return to the field after missing a couple of games, he rushed 11 times for 103 yards and added 6 catches for 40 yards and a touchdown to finish with 25.3 PPR points. He’s rushing for 4.0 YPC, an actually impressive clip given the lack of run-blocking talent in this offensive line and poor offense surrounding him in general. His pass-catching ability gives him a tremendous baseline as he’s on pace for 56 catches this season and has been much more involved in that respect as Tarik Cohen remains out with an injury. Montgomery faces the Lions this week, a run defense that has been exploited all year and has allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs. Montgomery’s baseline makes him a crucial selection at such a low price tag, and as much as I dislike the Bears’ offense, he actually does have the upside to make him a strong GPP play as well.

Other cash targets: Derrick Henry ($9,200), Nick Chubb ($7,700), Aaron Jones ($7,200), Austin Ekeler ($7,100), Myles Gaskin ($5,900), Wayne Gallman ($5,600), Devontae Booker ($5,500), Nyheim Hines ($5,300), James White ($5,000)

Wide Receivers

GPP Targets

losangeleschargersnew100X100Keenan Allen ($8,100): One of the most important parts of identifying value for GPP lineups is finding blind spots where the public may be fading a player that they shouldn’t be. Keenan Allen does have a bit of a difficult matchup against New England’s cornerbacks in Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson this week, and I’m expecting that to deflate his ownership a bit. However, the Patriots have been middle-of-the-pack all year against wide receivers, and Allen will line up all over the field with some of his snaps coming in the slot, a spot those cornerbacks shouldn’t follow him. Allen has double-digit targets in five of his last six games and a touchdown in five of his last six games as well. That has led to 20+ PPR points in four of his last six games, and he remains the WR4 on the season for fantasy. He’s a solid target for cash lineups with his baseline, but the likely low ownership has me very intrigued for GPPs.

miamidolphins100X100Devante Parker ($6,400): As of now, I’m expecting the Dolphins to roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick again on Sunday over the injured Tua Tagovailoa. Even if the rookie QB gets back under center, I think there’s some value to be had with Parker. He has 18+ PPR points in each of his last two games, and one of those came with Tagovailoa against the Broncos. This week, Parker faces the Bengals’ banged-up secondary that has allowed the 4th-most fantasy points to wide receivers over the past three weeks. Parker has 7+ targets in each of his past four games, and he’s clearly the top wideout for this team. He has top-10 wide receiver upside in a plus matchup, although the downside is real as he’s finished with under 10 PPR points in three of his last six games. I’m banking on success for him, but that wide range of outcomes makes him much more of a GPP target than someone I’m considering for cash lineups.

cleveland brownsJarvis Landry ($6,200): It was great to see Jarvis Landry get back on track last week with season-highs across the board in 8 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. The Browns finally played in their first warm-weather game in about a month, and Landry’s dominant target share finally translated to fantasy success. This week, Landry has another great chance to succeed in one of the projected highest-scoring games of the week. The Titans have allowed the 12th-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers and are set to be without Adoree’ Jackson again this week. Landry has a great chance to secure 8+ catches again, and he’s a phenomenal target for PPR formats. The overall inconsistency of the Browns’ offense makes Landry more of a GPP play than a cash target for me, but he has the capability to provide massive value on his current pricing.

indianpolis coltsMichael Pittman Jr. ($4,900): After catching just 2 passes for 28 yards against the Titans last week, Pittman Jr. may not be highly-owned this week. However, he draws a great matchup against the Texans, who are allowing the 6th-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. He still saw 9 targets last week, a great indicator moving forward, and he had 15+ PPR points in each of his two games prior to that dud. If he hits that mark again, he could easily provide 3x value on his current price tag. He has big-play ability and was starting to look like Philip Rivers’ favorite receiving weapon prior to last week. I believe the Colts’ passing attack has a strong game, and I’m expecting Pittman Jr. to lead the charge.

Other GPP targets: DeAndre Hopkins ($8,100), A.J. Brown ($7,600), Adam Thielen ($7,300), Justin Jefferson ($6,900), Allen Robinson ($6,700), Cooper Kupp ($6,100), Brandin Cooks ($5,600), Christian Kirk ($5,200), Corey Davis ($5,100), T.Y. Hilton ($4,300), Denzel Mims ($4,100), Breshad Perriman ($3,900), Keke Coutee ($3,500), Darnell Mooney ($3,400), Jalen Guyton ($3,100)

Cash Targets

tennessee titansA.J. Brown ($7,600): With 16+ PPR points in each of his last two games, A.J. Brown’s DraftKings price is finally starting to reflect his talent and production. He faces the Browns this week, who have allowed 13 touchdowns to wide receivers and the 10th-most fantasy points per game to the position. With their top two cornerbacks, Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, likely out for this game, Brown has all the opportunity in the world to dominate. He provides a strong baseline as well, with under 12 PPR points just once in his last eight games. I’m expecting his ownership to be huge in GPP tournaments, so I’d rather not dip into that pool, but for cash games, he’s a great target at this price point. If you do end up playing him in GPP, be sure to stack him with his quarterback, Ryan Tannehill ($6,200).

minnesota vikingsAdam Thielen ($7,300): After a positive COVID-19 test last week, Adam Thielen was forced to sit out against the Panthers. However, he’s been activated from the COVID-19 list and is good to go this week for a brilliant matchup against the Jaguars’ secondary that is allowing the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers over the past three weeks. Thielen has a monstrous 11 touchdowns in 1o games so far, including 2 in each of his last two games prior to last week. I’m expecting an impressive performance from Kirk Cousins this week, and I believe both Thielen and rookie receiver Justin Jefferson should be on your radar this week. Thielen has been the more consistent player of the two, so he’s the guy who I would be targeting for cash lineups, but both guys are very much in play.

Chicago BearsAllen Robinson ($6,700): At this point, it seems fairly irrelevant whether it’s Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback for the Bears, and you can even make the case that Robinson’s fantasy production will see an uptick with Trubisky as the QB is able to keep drives alive with his legs much more than Foles can. Last week, Robinson caught 8 balls for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns against a pretty stout secondary in the Packers. This week, he faces the Lions, who have allowed the 2nd-most fantasy points to wide receivers over the past three weeks. Robinson has 9+ targets in each of the past three games, and he’s clearly locked down a massive target share in Chicago. I expect the Bears to be able to move the ball a decent amount in this game, and Robinson’s production gives him a baseline that’s perfect for cash game lineups.

oakland raidersHunter Renfrow ($4,300): In a dreadful week for the Raiders offense, Renfrow was just about the only skill player to find success against the Falcons. He finished with 7 catches for 73 yards, good for 14.3 PPR points. This week, the Raiders face the Jets, who have allowed the 7th-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Nelson Agholor is dealing with an ankle injury that limited him against the Falcons last week, and Josh Jacobs is set to miss this game with an ankle injury of his own. That leaves the Raiders with Darren Waller, Henry Ruggs, and Renfrow as their top options, and Renfrow is a great target for cash games at such a low price. He can easily provide 2.5x value if he gets to 10 PPR points, something he’s already done in about half his games. With the injuries in the offense and the plus matchup on the horizon, Renfrow is a nice lower-cost wide receiver options for cash games. Stay away from him in GPPs, though – the upside is pretty minimal as he’s hit 20 PPR points just once all year.

Other cash targets: Keenan Allen ($8,100), Justin Jefferson ($6,900), Jarvis Landry ($6,200), Robert Woods ($5,900), Sterling Shepard ($5,300), Corey Davis ($5,100), Josh Reynolds ($4,200), Breshad Perriman ($3,900), Keke Coutee ($3,500), Darnell Mooney ($3,400)

Tight Ends

GPP Targets

new york giantsEvan Engram ($4,900): Engram might just be the oddest player to figure out for fantasy football this season as his production has been all over the map and he’s been plagued by drops all season. However, last week against the Bengals, he came down with 6 catches for 129 yards, good for 16.9 PPR points. Between a fumble in that game and the Giants’ switch to Colt McCoy at quarterback, I expect Engram’s ownership to remain low. However, the Seahawks have given up the 2nd-most fantasy points to tight ends over the past three weeks, and I expect the Giants’ offense to remain functional with McCoy under center. Engram is easily the team’s top receiving weapon, and he has massive upside in this game, so he’s worth spending up for in GPP lineups.

green bay packersRobert Tonyan ($3,700): After Davante Adams and Allen Lazard returned to the lineup, I was pretty heavily fading Robert Tonyan, but he’s surprised me as of late. He has scored a touchdown in each of his past two games and has 15+ PPR points in each game as well. He’s still pretty modestly priced in DraftKings, and I expect Aaron Rodgers to be one of the more successful quarterbacks on the week. For cash games, I’m looking either for more consistency or more of a cheaper punt play. However, Tonyan provides the scoring upside that you want for GPP lineups. He has 5 catches in each of his past two games despite facing two stout defenses in the Colts and Bears, and it’s clear he’s earned a consistent role in this offense moving forward.

houston texansJordan Akins ($2,900): Deshaun Watson has been on a tear lately, but he’ll be without Will Fuller V for the remainder of the season after his PED suspension. Akins had zero catches last week, but I’m expecting him to get more involved this week. There’s been talk of him running routes from out of the slot with the Texans’ receiver options limited, and Akins is averaging 12.5 yards per reception, so he has big-play potential. The Colts have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends, so the matchup doesn’t support him having success, but I believe his role could improve significantly this week. At $2,900, Akins provides the mix of variables we look for in a punt option at tight end.

Other GPP targets: T.J. Hockenson ($5,000), Dallas Goedert ($4,300), Hayden Hurst ($4,000), Trey Burton ($3,500), Will Dissly ($3,300)

Cash Targets

oakland raidersDarren Waller ($6,100): Waller had a disappointing 4-23 game last week against the Falcons, but I’m expecting him to get back on track this week. The Jets’ defense is allowing the 4th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends, and Waller is going to see a massive target share in this game, especially with Josh Jacobs out and Nelson Agholor’s status up in the air. Waller has double-digit PPR points in seven of eleven games, and I’m banking on him getting to that number rather easily this week. He also has a great opportunity to reach the end zone for the 6th time this season. I don’t love the upside enough to make him a strong target for GPPs, but he provides a phenomenal floor for your cash lineups.

losangeleschargersnew100X100Hunter Henry ($4,800): I had been fading Hunter Henry quite a bit as of late, but he’s responded with 13+ PPR points in three straight games. He has 6+ targets in each of his past four games and is clearly developing some very strong chemistry with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. With 30+ receiving yards in five straight games, Henry provides a strong baseline and doesn’t necessarily need to reach the end zone to have fantasy success. The Patriots’ defense has been stout against tight ends all year, but they’ve allowed the 9th-most fantasy points to the position over the past three weeks. Henry’s floor makes him a great guy to slot in for cash lineups.

cleveland brownsAustin Hooper ($3,800): Between bad-weather matchups and appendicitis earlier in the season, it’s been an up-and-down year for Austin Hooper. However, he should progress into a bigger role in this passing offense with Jarvis Landry, the only other reliable target for Baker Mayfield. I’m expecting some strong production for the Browns’ offense against the Titans, and Tennessee’s defense has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends over the past three weeks. Hooper only had 2 catches last week, but he did reach the end zone, and I expect him to see more of a target share this week. At $3,800, he’s too enticing to ignore for both cash lineups and GPPs.

Other cash targets: T.J. Hockenson ($5,000), Dallas Goedert ($4,300), Jimmy Graham ($3,600), Kyle Rudolph ($3,400)

Defense/Special Teams

new orleans saintsNew Orleans Saints ($3,600): The Saints’ defense has been excellent over the past month with 14+ fantasy points in all four of their games over that span. The last time they faced the Falcons, New Orleans racked up 8 sacks and finished with 16 fantasy points. They should be closer to the highest-priced DST than they currently are with that track record, and they’re one of the most talented defenses in the NFL. With Julio Jones and Todd Gurley banged up, the Falcons’ offense is going to be limited again, and the Saints provide a combination of a great floor and a high ceiling that makes them a tremendous GPP and cash target.

oakland raidersLas Vegas Raiders ($3,400): Whether it’s been Sam Darnold or Joe Flacco under center, the Jets have been the team to target for opposing DSTs as they’ve given up the most fantasy points to that position in the NFL. The Raiders’ defense isn’t imposing, but it doesn’t matter with the rate that New York turns the football over. Vegas has a huge upside in this matchup and has as good a chance as any other DST to score a touchdown. I’ll roll with them, even though they are

scoring a paltry 2.8 points per game this season.

arizona cardinalsArizona Cardinals ($2,900): The Cardinals’ defense hasn’t been stellar for fantasy as of late, but they have playmakers across the board and a matchup against the Rams is more favorable than you might expect. LA has given up the 7th-most fantasy points to opposing DSTs over the past three games as Jared Goff has been fairly turnover-prone. This game could end up being higher scoring, but Arizona provides a solid baseline at this price tag that makes them worth targeting. Look for Budda Baker to make a big play or two to deliver fantasy value.

 

Other DST targets: Seahawks ($3,300), Rams ($3,200), Colts ($3,000), Bengals ($2,900), Lions ($2,500), Falcons ($2,400)

Sample Lineups

One of my favorite strategies to use for DFS has quickly become game stacks. By loading up on players from the same game, you can reduce variability in your lineup and take hold of some of the highest-scoring games on the week that will guarantee you fantasy production. I’ll start off my sample lineups with a few GPP game stacks for some of my favorite games on the week and then jump into some cash game lineups where game stacking is less important and overall production is king as you look to finish in the top half of your pool.

Lineup #1: GPP Game Stack, Browns @ Titans

QB: Ryan Tannehill $6,200
RB: Nick Chubb $7,700
RB: Jonathan Taylor $5,700
WR: A.J. Brown $7,600
WR: Jarvis Landry $6,200
WR: Michael Pittman Jr. $4,900
TE: Jordan Akins $2,900
FLEX: Chris Carson $6,300
DST: Detroit Lions $2,500

Lineup #2: GPP Game Stack, Jaguars @ Vikings

QB: Kirk Cousins $6,400
RB: James Robinson $7,300
RB: Miles Sanders $6,700
WR: Adam Thielen $7,300
WR: Justin Jefferson $6,900
WR: Corey Davis $5,100
TE: Austin Hooper $3,800
FLEX: Jalen Guyton $3,100
DST: Seattle Seahawks $3,300

Lineup #3: Cash

QB: Aaron Rodgers $6,800
RB: Austin Ekeler $7,100
RB: James Robinson $7,300
WR: Jarvis Landry $6,200
WR: Robert Woods $5,900
WR: Hunter Renfrow $4,300
TE: Robert Tonyan $3,700
FLEX: Chris Carson $6,300
DST: Cincinnati Bengals $2,300

  
For as long as I've been watching sports, I've been gambling on them too. I used to place $1 bets on several NBA games throughout the week with a buddy in high school with the winner rarely getting more than a few dollars for their trouble. It didn't matter - the rush of landing a winning bet and the ensuing bragging rights were enough. Now I've graduated to full-blown degenerate status, placing copious futures bets for every sport and designing elaborate parlays for maximum payoff. I've experienced my fair share of blown chances but there's no better feeling than using my sports research and knowledge to pull off a win.

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