Thanksgiving FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS Lineup Ideas for Washington Cowboys Week 12 Single Recreation Tournaments
Regardless of your place in the overall standings of your fantasy football leagues, there's no better time to play NFL DFS than Thanksgiving. This is especially true if you are 4-7 and not in the playoff race. But even if you are a top contender, why not try to keep the good times going by winning some cash in a FanDuel single game competition? The Washington vs Cowboys showdown is sure to be the toughest on Thursday. Unlike Texans-Lions (two bad defenses) and Ravens-Steelers (two good defenses), this one has bad defense (Dallas) and good defense (Washington), as well as some highly reliable daily fantasy producers. Our lineup attempts to strike the balance between the two while making a few contradicting decisions that are meant to help ensure the much-needed differentiation.
We're taking some big risks by pale Terry McLaurin, J.D. McKissic, and all of the Dallas broad recipients. We're most concerned about McLaurin's going off, but McKissic doesn't have quite as much value in FanDuel's half-point PPR rating as it is in DraftKings 'full-point PPR format, and the Cowboys' wideouts have slightly lower caps because of that. Instead of guessing who's going to go off between Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, we're instead getting on the nerves with Andy Dalton and getting all of the TD production while hopefully avoiding picking the wrong recipient.
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FanDuel Single-Game Picks: Washington at Cowboys
MVP (1.5x points): Antonio Gibson, Washington ($ 13,000)
Gibson will be in high possession after four hits in a row, averaging 15.1 hits per game over that period, but there are so many viable MVP options in this game that he may not be too chalky for the point. Either way, we trust him to produce against a Dallas-led defense that allows 153.8 rushing yards per game (second highest) and 4.9 yards per carry (third). Gibson, as a recipient, can also cause harm if the team chooses to use him that way. So there are enough paths to yards and points.
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FLEX: Andy Dalton, Cowboys ($ 15,000)
This isn't a good matchup for Dalton as Washington leads the NFL in defending passes (195.4 yards per game) and is third with 32 sacks. It's worth noting, however, that Matthew Stafford lit Washington two weeks ago (276 yards, three TDs) and Joe Burrow was on his way to a good game last week before dropping out early. Dalton has enough guns at all stages of the passing game that he doesn't have to do much to have a solid Fantasy Day, and we hope the difficult matchup will put people off.
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FLEX: Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($ 14,000)
Zeke is a high volume lockout (at least 18 broadcasts in three straight games, an average of 20.9 taps per game this year), and while he's not been as productive as in years past, he has two TD advantages every time he does sees the field. Washington allows a little over 120 rushing yards per game and it has had some issues getting feedback in the past few weeks (4-37 to Giovani Bernard, 5-68 and a TD to D & # 39; Andre Swift). Elliott can make a name for himself as a runner and recipient, and while it is tempting to fade it off and hope for a big chunk or two of the much cheaper Tony Pollard, we bet the cowboys will feed their star on Thanksgiving.
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FLEX: Dalton Schultz, Cowboys ($ 9,500)
Picking a Cowboys WR is always difficult, especially against the league's top pass defenses, and while we'd like Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb or even Michael Gallup on our line-up, Schultz is just as sure to place a bet on goals. He's had at least six in each of the last three games, 14 for 126 yards and one score. Its cap obviously isn't as high as that of Dallas' talented receiving trio, but Washington struggles to cover TEs year-round. Perhaps the Dalton-Schultz combo will become an important part of Dallas & # 39; Be attack.
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FLEX: Cam Sims, Washington ($ 7,500)
Though we're fading Alex Smith and Terry McLaurin, we want a slice of Washington's passing game against a Dallas defense that allows for 24 touchdowns in the league. Sims plays a ton of Snapshots, and the 6-5, 215-pound third-year receiver just feels like a big chunk waiting to be passed. He had 110 yards on three catches against the Giants in week 9 and he followed that up with a 4-54 day on five goals in week 10. He caught both looks for 20 yards last week, but we expect it to be this one Week more involved in what could turn into a pretty high scoring game.
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