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2020 NFL DFS Week 12 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 12 FanDuel Picks! I hope y’all had a Happy Thanksgiving and got to enjoy some football (and hopefully won some $$)! 

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash games and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

It’s the opening weekend of deer season here in PA so I’ll be at my cabin with limited wifi access. So I will try my best to update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let’s get to it!

2020 NFL DFS Week 12 FanDuel Picks

Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

Quarterback

Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers – $8,400

I’m going back to the well here with Herbert.

He posted 27.74 FD points last week and has come through for us week after week. Once again, he chucked the ball 40+ times and eclipsed the 300-yard mark for the fifth time this year.

I expect that trend to continue in a game Vegas expects the Chargers to be trailing in as they are five-point underdogs. This bodes well for Herbert and the Chargers passing attack in what could be a high scoring affair. The game currently has the third-highest total on the board at 53.

The matchup is also a favorable one for Herbert as the Bills are giving up 21.2 FD PPG (5th most) on the season.

I like Herbert to build on his already very successful rookie season.

Honorable Mentions: Josh Allen ($8,600), Derek Carr ($7,100)

Running Back

Wayne Gallman, New York Giants – $5,700
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Gallman has quietly been putting together some good games lately.

He is averaging just under 15 FanDuel PPG over his last four games. Gallman has also managed to find the endzone in each of those games.

The Bengals are middle of the pack defending against running backs, allowing 21.26 FD PGG (16th most). But, this is Gallman’s softest matchup since taking over the bulk of the backfield duties.

It’s also a game that the Giants are six-point favorites in. That should mean a positive game script for Gallman and the running game.

There are a few good options at the top, but we need to save some money somewhere and Gallman is a nice value at $5,700.

I expect him to find the endzone and least once on Sunday to make it five straight. 

Honorable Mentions: Dalvin Cook ($11,000), Nick Chubb ($8,400), Salvon Ahmed ($5,800)

Wide Receiver

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers – $8,200

If I’m playing Justin Herbert, I feel as though it’s almost a must to pair him up with Keenan Allen.

I’d say it’s pretty clear that Allen is Herbert’s go-to guy, and the numbers don’t lie. Since Herbert took over the starting gig in Week 2, Allen’s target share has been the following: 33, 36, 52, 6 (back spasms), 32, 41, 31, 35, and 58 percent.

He’s been in play no matter what his matchup has been, but it helps that he has a plus matchup this week.

Allen runs half of his routes from the slot so he should avoid Tre’Davious White for most of the day. It’s also a possibility that White shadows Mike Williams all day.

When Allen is in the slot, he’ll face off against Taron Johnson. Johnson is giving up the 10th-most FPPG to opposing slot receivers.

Things are lining up for Keenan to have another monster day on Sunday. 

Honorable Mentions: Calvin Ridley ($8,100), Stefon Diggs ($7,900), DeVante Parker ($6,500), Michael Pittman Jr. ($5,700), Nelson Agholor ($5,200)

Tight End

Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers – $5,900
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If you couldn’t tell, I kind of like the Chargers this week. As I said before, I’m expecting this one to shoot out and I want to be a part of it.

Henry has been targeted at least six times in five of his last six games. Herbert is also starting to look Henry’s way more often in the red zone. He has six RZ targets over the last three games and has two touchdowns in that span.

He has the absolute best matchup possible this week against the Falcons who are allowing the most FD PPG (13.87) to opposing tight ends.

I’ll be firing Henry up this weekend. 

Honorable Mentions: Darren Waller ($7,100)

Defense

New York Jets – $3,000

This play isn’t for the faint of heart.

As you know, I have been paying up for D/ST most of the year which is not my favorite thing to do. FanDuel was making it too easy to fit them in with how soft their pricing had been. However, they finally made it too difficult to pay up at nearly every position.

As of now, Tua is expected to start for the Dolphins. He isn’t exactly lighting the league on fire and was benched for Fitz last week in a game he was sacked six times.

I’m leaning towards taking a chance and rolling with the Jets at the bare minimum price. 

Honorable Mentions: Dolphins ($5,000), Raiders ($3,600)



Favorite Game Stacks – LAC/BUF, LV/ATL, CAR/MIN

GPP QB – Matt Ryan
GPP RB – Nyheim Hines
GPP WR – Curtis Samuel
GPP TE – Travis Kelce


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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