December 25, 2015 - Michael Freas
DFS Corner: DraftKings Week 16 Plays
Welcome back everyone for another week of NFP's DFS Corner. Week 16 is upon us, so it's time to cash in before the year is over. Hopefully you read some of my plays last week and were able to create some winning cash game lineups. Here are this week's plays. Quarterback Plays Carson Palmer ($7,000) vs. Green Bay Packers: Coming off a down game by Palmer standards, Palmer and the Cardinals passing game should be more involved this week versus a more competitive Packers team. Palmer has been extremely consistent this year and represents a high floor as he showed last week securing 2x value. Ben Roethlisberger ($6,800) @Baltimore Ravens: Coming off a 27.90 point performance last week, Big Ben gets the atrocious Baltimore Ravens' pass defense this week. The Ravens are giving up over 20 points per game to opposing quarterbacks and 2 passing touchdowns. Blake Bortles ($6,500) @ New Orleans Saints: Bortles gets another great spot this week facing a New Orleans Saints' defense that is giving up the most points against opposing quarterbacks (24.39 ppg). The Saints' defense is giving up on average 289 passing yards and over 2.79 touchdowns per game. Bortles has been a beast all year and has been extremely consistent over the past 4 weeks (25.28, 27.70, 35.78, and 26.46 points). Running Back Plays DeAngelo Wlliams ($6,500) @ Baltimore Ravens: Williams has been one of the most consistent running backs since taking over after LeVeon Bell's injury. With few running backs left to trust, Williams represents a great contrarian play for tournaments as well, as most people will be all over the passing game weapons. David Johnson ($5,800) vs. Green Bay Packers: Since taking over lead back duties, Johnson has been on an absolute tear. He was the top player last week running for 189 yards, 3 touchdowns and securing 47.90 points. In a high scoring game, expect another heavy dose. Danny Woodhead ($4,400) @ Oakland Raiders: Woodhead should see an uptick in volume now that starting running back Melvin Gordon is out for the year with a knee injury. Don Brown will take over Gordon's share but Woodhead should still see and uptick in volume and will be a chalk play this week. He is coming off of a 36 point performance versus the Dolphins who are giving up 24.38 points per game to opposing running backs. Tim Hightower ($4,500) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: He has been getting over 16 carries a game since taking over for Ingram. Brees is banged up with planters fasciitis, I expect the Saints to lean on Hightower and the running game a little more this week and try to slow down this Jags' D. Karlos Williams ($4,500) vs. Dallas Cowboys: With LeSean McCoy out the rest of the year, Karlos Williams should get first crack to take over lead back duties. Williams is coming back from injury but has been effective in games throughout the season. Wide Receiver Plays Antonio Brown ($9,300) @ Baltimore Ravens: Brown displayed last week why he is the best receiver in the NFL, torching the elite Denver secondary for 49.9 points. He is the best cash game receiver due to his high floor and involvement in the offense. He is in the top offense this week facing a Ravens' defense that is giving up the 3rd most points to opposing fantasy wide receivers. Jarvis Landry ($6,400) vs. Indianapolis Colts: Target hog and facing Greg Toler and a helpless Colts' secondary. Miller has a banged up quad and is questionable to play, which should the Dolphins should lean on the passing game more. Which in turn means more looks for Landry. Golden Tate ($5,800) @ San Francisco 49ers: Tate has been one of the most consistent options over the past 5 weeks averaging over 19.7 points per game. This trend should continue this week versus a horrendous 49ers secondary. Martavis Bryant ($5,600) @ Baltimore Ravens: See Antonio Brown Desean Jackson ($5,000) @ Philadelphia Eagles: Coming off of a 30 point game, DJax gets to face his former team for the first time this season after he missed the teams first meeting earlier in the year. Philly is giving up the most points to opposing receivers and their two starting corners in Byron Maxwell and Eric Rowe might be out. Michael Floyd ($4,900) vs. Green Bay Packers: High scoring game which should be more competitive than last weeks game. Sam Shields is most likely going to be out which should make it easier for Brown and Floyd on the outside. Tournament Options Stevie Johnson ($4,500) @ Oakland Raiders Tight End Plays Zach Ertz ($3,100) vs. Washington Redskins: Had 15 catches last year versus the Skins and has been more involved over the last few weeks, consistently reaching 3x value. Fire him up again this week. Defenses Kansas City Chiefs ($4,200) vs. Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers ($3,100) @ Baltimore Ravens Best of luck this week and Merry Christmas!