Easy Money: Week 13 DFS Advice
After a really exciting Thanksgiving week, we’re back to a normal slate of games, and the standard version of Easy Money. There may not be a trio of games on Thursday, but this week is just as exciting when we look at the matchups and plethora of high-quality fantasy options at our disposal. In this week’s edition, we’re offering players with a little bit higher price (47% of your total cap), but when we examine the names and opponents, we see why the extra money is well, well worth it. Best of luck as we begin to head into the season’s final portion!
Best Value, QB: Kirk Cousins @ New England Patriots – $6,600 – 12% of Cap
Kirk Cousins has been downright masterful on the road this season. In five games, Cousins is averaging an extremely solid 330 yards and 2.4 touchdowns. And oh, by the way, none of the five defenses he’s faced off against away from home have been as bad as New England’s. The Patriots are in the bottom ten of passing yards, touchdowns, and fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Over their last seven games, New England has intercepted an impressive eight passes, but more telling is the fact that they’ve surrendered an average of 303 yards, and 2.0 touchdowns. Cousins high floor in this matchup makes him a bargain at $6,600.
Best Value, RB: Gus Edwards @ Atlanta Falcons – $6,600 – 12% of Cap
It’s only been two weeks. But in that time, Gus Edwards has gone from a no-namer to a must-start. In those two games, Edwards has gathered an astonishing total of 40 carries, 233 yards, and a score. His 5.8 yards per carry lead us to believe he’ll see little to no reduction in touches anytime soon. Edwards will look to extend his hot streak against Atlanta, and may not meet much resistance against a run defense that allows the 11th most rush yards, tied for sixth most rushing touchdowns, and fifth most fantasy points to running backs. The Falcons come into this matchup with a terrible run of three games in which they’ve surrendered an average of 151 rushing yards, and .7 rushing touchdowns to opposing backfields.
Best Value, WR: Kenny Golladay vs Los Angeles Rams – $6,600 – 12% of Cap
All of a sudden, with Golden Tate traded and Marvin Jones injured, Kenny Golladay is just about the only viable receiver Matthew Stafford has in his arsenal. Being the clear number one receiver should bode well for Golladay against Los Angeles, who against number one wideouts, rank 25th in DVOA, and allow 78 yards per game. Babytron is really heating up as we head down the stretch. In his last three contests, Golladay is hauling in an average of 6.3 receptions, 94 yards, and .7 touchdowns. The Rams, meanwhile, have been getting torched of late. In their last three games, Los Angeles has surrendered an average of 221 yards, and 2.3 touchdowns to opposing receivers. This shouldn’t surprise us too much. On the season, the Rams rank in the bottom twelve of receiving yards allowed, and bottom three of both receiving touchdowns and fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.
Best Value, TE: David Njoku @ Houston Texans – $5,900 – 11% of Cap
David Njoku has been putting up noteworthy numbers dating all the way back to week four. In eight games during that span, the Joker has gone for fifty or more yards six times, caught four or passes six times, and raked in three touchdowns. Even with Houston’s ridiculously good play of late, they’re still particularly kind when it comes to guarding tight ends. The Texans rank in the bottom ten of receiving yards, touchdowns, receptions, and fantasy points surrendered to the tight end position. In their last three games, Houston has been especially bad, allowing an average of 10.7 receptions, 113 yards, and 1.0 touchdown to opposing tight end groups.
Bradley Ylitalo (@BradleyYlitalo) is a freelance contributor for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.