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DFS Targets for Week 12

Cash Game Quarterback: Andrew Luck has thrown at least 3 touchdowns in every game since Week 4.

Note: Salary amounts are Draftkings pricing


H2H/Cash - Andrew Luck vs. Miami - $6,400

Luck has been the most consistent fantasy quarterback of the season with at least three touchdowns in every game dating back to Week 3. Although he has only one game over 30 fantasy points in DK scoring, the floor that he provides is worth its weight in gold in cash games. The Dolphins do not present an elite matchup as a unit that gives up the fifth-fewest points to opposing quarterbacks, but Luck should still give an excellent floor and is worth paying up for in cash this week.

Other options to consider - Philip Rivers vs. Arizona & Cam Newton vs. Seattle

GPP - Lamar Jackson vs. Oakland - $5,700

The Ravens ran the ball nearly 70% of the time last week against the Bengals in Jackson’s first NFL start. The former first-round pick rushed for an NFL record 27 attempts in the game, with 119 yards. Look for Jackson to once again be the focal point of the rushing offense in a game against a Raiders team that has all but given up on the year. Jackson’s passing totals will once again be less than ideal, but he will more than make up for it rushing the ball and could throw for a touchdown or two to keep the defense guessing.

Other options to consider - Baker Mayfield @ Cincinnati & Jameis Winston vs. San Francisco

Fade - Tom Brady @ New York Jets - $6,500

Brady has one passing touchdown in his last three games combined, and one or fewer TD passes in three of his previous four games. Although the Patriots enter the game with a bye week to prepare and get healthy, Brady is not producing fantasy numbers worthy of being the highest priced player on DK.

Running Backs

H2H/Cash - Joe Mixon vs. Cleveland - $6,800

It looks like A.J. Green will miss another week with a toe injury, and the Bengals will need to lean on Mixon in the ground game to defeat the Browns on Sunday. Cleveland allows the fourth-most points to opposing running backs and studs like Melvin Gordon, Kareem Hunt, and James Conner feasted on Gregg Williams’ defense this season. Some may want to play Mixon in GPP more than cash based on his inconsistent play, but the volume he should get this week makes me feel comfortable firing him up in my cash lineups.

Other options to consider - Christian McCaffrey vs. Seattle & James Conner @ Denver

GPP - Gus Edwards vs. Oakland - $4,400

The Gus Bus looked impressive in last week’s win over the Bengals with 115 yards and a score on 17 carries. Head coach John Harbaugh said Edwards continued to impress in practice and earned a chance for more carries in the game. Gus did not disappoint and clearly looked to be the more powerful and decisive runner when compared to Alex Collins. Edwards will likely be heavily owned in GPP, but his price and upside make him worth the play on tourney sheets.

Other options to consider - Nick Chubb @ Cincinnati & Marlon Mack vs. Miami

Fade - Melvin Gordon vs. Arizona - $8,600

Gordon is a stud, the matchup against the Cardinals at home could not be better, and the Chargers should easily win this game. But Gordon makes me nervous by showing up again on the injury report on Friday with a hamstring injury. Melvin could be a stud, but he also could burn owners at a hefty $8,600 price tag.

Wide Receivers

H2H/Cash - Odell Beckham Jr. @ Philadelphia - $8,800

In a week with a ton of wide receivers on bye or off the slate due to the Thanksgiving games, I am paying a premium on Odell Beckham Jr. going against an Eagles defense that is decimated in the secondary. OBJ has a score or at least 100 yards dating back to Week 6 and should meet both of those marks against the Eagles on Sunday. Pay the premium for Beckham in cash and reap the benefits.

Other options to consider - Jarvis Landry @ Cincinnati & Mike Evans vs. San Francisco

GPP - Curtis Samuel vs. Seattle - $3,800

Devin Funchess is likely going to miss the game due to injury, and Torrey Smith may be limited once again with a knee injury. Although Samuel continues to see limited snaps despite producing touchdowns and big plays for the Panthers offense, he could be a low-cost game-winning play this week for owners looking for a sub-4k wide receiver play to round out a GPP ticket.

Other options to consider - Christian Kirk @ Los Angeles Chargers & D.J. Moore vs. Seattle

Fade - Michael Crabtree vs. Oakland - $4,600

I will not play a single pass-catching option on Baltimore until they prove that Jackson will throw the ball more than a few token times during the game. There could be a receiving touchdown or two in the offense, but predicting who that will be is going be tough, and no receiver will get enough volume to justify a play in DFS.

Tight End

H2H/Cash - George Kittle @ Tampa Bay - $6,200

Kittle is the favorite target for Nick Mullens in the San Francisco passing game, and the Niners get an elite matchup against a Tampa Bay defense that struggles mightily against the tight end. His price may be too expensive for owners to swallow, but the volume should be there, and a floor of 15 fantasy points and a ceiling of 25 are well within reach.

Other options to consider - Jack Doyle vs. Miami and Zach Ertz vs. New York Giants

GPP - Cameron Brate vs. San Francisco — $3,600

The starting QB job continues to rotate between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston, with Winston now back in the driver's seat against the 49ers on Sunday. Winston loves throwing the ball to Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard is done for the season with a foot injury. Fire up Brate in GPP and pair him with Winston for a nice tourney stack.

Other options to consider - Nick Vannett @ Carolina & David Njoku @ Cincinnati

Fade - Eric Ebron vs. Miami — $4,000

With six total targets in his last three games and a goose egg last week against the Titans, Ebron is too risky of a play based on his inconsistent volume. Sure, he could post a double-digit touchdown game, but he also could burn owners with another zero.

Defense & Special Teams

High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Ravens ($3,300) vs. Raiders

Well Priced with Upside: Colts ($2,900) vs. Dolphins