Week 13 NFL DFS Sleepers

Quarterback Matthew Stafford ($5,400 DK – $6,700 FD) The Lions have had 5 straight weeks with 36 or more passing attempts and with the Rams coming to town that streak is likely to continue. Stafford doesn’t have the weapons he had earlier this year: Kerryon Johnson (hurt), Marvin Jones (hurt), Golden Tate (traded), but the Rams have been scorched recently by team’s number 1 wide receivers and Matt still has Golladay so that wouldn’t be a terrible stack if you’re looking to save some cabbage. Case Keenum ($5,200 DK – $6,900 FD) Last week I went with Baker Mayfield against Cincinnati where he finished with 258 passing yards and 4 touchdowns with 0 interceptions. At this point in the season it looks safe to roll with whoever is playing against the Bengals. Case Keenum has now gone 3 straight games without throwing an interception which means either the play calling has gotten better or his decision-making has — or both, which might make one consider a stack with him and Sanders or the very cheap Bronco tight end LaCosse.

Running Back

Gus Edwards ($4,800 DK – $6,400 FD) Gus Edwards and Alex Collins seem to be dealing with injuries this week which might force the Ravens to bring Kenneth Dixon back. If Edwards is good to go he should remain the lead back where he has gone 115 yards on 17 carries and 118 yards on 23 carries since assuming that role. Lamar Miller ($4,600 DK – $6,300 FD) Miller had a monster game last week against the Titans rushing for 162 yards on only 12 carries. He has a favorable matchup against the Browns who let up 131 yards on the ground per game so if he sees the 17+ touches that he is averaging this year, he should have another good game. Nyheim Hines ($4,100 DK – $4,900 FD) Marlon Mack is in concussion protocol this week and it looks like he might not be cleared to play by Sunday. If that is the case then it will most likely be Nyheim Hines that steps in and takes over a bulk of the workload. Without Mack this year Hines has averaged just over 60% of the snaps and has been a big target for Andrew Luck so that could come in handy against this stingy Jacksonville secondary. Josh Adams ($3,800 DK – $5,700 FD) Adams saw 22 carries last week with 84 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. This week they host the Colt McCoy led Redskins so it might be in the cards to pound the ball with Adams if Washington struggles to put points on the board.

Wide Receiver

Kenny Golladay ($6,700 DK – $7,300 FD) I don’t see a lot of deep value at receiver this week (I think taking one of the RB’s above is the smart move while paying up for WR) so that’s why I have Golladay and Sanders here with slightly higher price tags. Michael Thomas and Tyreek Hill combined to put up 426 yards on 22 catches with 3 touchdowns in two games against the Rams in week 9 (New Orleans) and week 11 (Kansas City). This seems to indicate Stafford and Golladay could put on a show at Ford Field. But probably not. Emmanuel Sanders ($6,300 DK – $7,000 FD) Sanders is coming off of a week with 12 targets in their win over the Steelers. The Broncos have lost two tight ends this year and traded away their former number 1 WR Demaryius Thomas (leaving Sanders the clear-cut center piece of this offense). They play the Bengals and I’m having a hard time deciding who to run with out of Case Keenum, Emmanuel Sanders, Phillip Lindsay, and Matt LaCosse. D.J. Moore ($5,600 DK – $6,400 FD) The Panthers have had a tough time keeping receivers healthy lately with Funchess missing last week and possibly this week as well. Torrey Smith just came back from an injury but now Curtis Samuel is dealing with hamstring issues. D.J. Moore has been the most efficient pass catcher for Newton lately and should see another game with 8 or 9 targets (which were his totals the last two games). Josh Doctson ($4,100 DK – $5,300 FD) I was on Doctson earlier this season because of the high snap count that he saw, trying to convince myself that he and Alex Smith would eventually click — never happened. But now with Colt McCoy at the helm he saw his highest target share (10) and yards (66) of the season so I’m officially back on Doctson (for now).

Tight End

Eric Ebron ($4,200 DK – $5,600 FD) Ebron has scored in 8 out of Indy’s 11 games this season bringing his grand total to 12 touchdowns. Doyle is back on IR which will only bring Ebron’s snap count and target count back to where it was in the middle of the season making him once again a top 5 option at TE each week. Cameron Brate ($3,700 DK – $4,900 FD) I was on Brate last week and I will be again and again until his price rises. He saw close to 70% of the snaps last week (up from his season average of 39%) and turned 4 targets into 3 catches and 1 touchdown. With that snap share he will undoubtedly have target and touchdown equity on this gun-slinging offense. Matt LaCosse ($2,500 DK – $4,700 FD) Earlier in the season Denver lost starting tight end Jake Butt and last week they lost their back up Jeff Heuerman. LaCosse only saw 4 targets on 47% of the snaps but the snap count will certainly go up this week which will only help the target share increase as well.     Fantasy Rundown BannerVisit Fantasy Rundown for additional DFS picks from some of the top sites on the web.
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