By Brian Quick
FanDuel NFL DFS Quick Picks For Thanksgiving Slate
Thanksgiving is upon us. My favorite new Thanksgiving tradition is to play FanDuel games on turkey day. Nothing helps you tune out relatives’ stories about gluten free stuffing or Uncle Walter’s gall bladder surgery, better than our warm friend FanDuel. The following is player advice for the three games on Thanksgiving day only. Enjoy the holiday.
Quick Tip #1 -Matthew Stafford – QB – Packers – ($7200) – He’s going up against the defense that just yielded 5 TDs to Jameis Winston last week. That alone is enough to use him this week. Last week, he posted a 22-35-282 and rushed for 31 yards and a TD. I believe the Eagles have quit on Chip Kelly and a thumping from the Lions on Thanksgiving is in order.
Quick Tip #2 – Eddie Lacy – RB – Packers ($6500) – Eddie Lacy was frustrating the first half of last year too before he got hot in the latter part of the season. Last week’s 22 rushes for 100 yards could be a sign that he is beginning a hot streak. His only other respectable game of the season came week two against the Bears 19-85 and 1 TD.
Quick Tip #3 Jonathan Stewart – RB – Panthers ($7100)
Stewart has been consistent all year and the Cowboys run defense has been consistently bad all year. The last four weeks he’s received at least 20 carries including last week’s 21-102. The only knock on him is that he needs to find the endzone more often.
Quick Tip #4 – Randall Cobb – WR – Packers ($7400) Cobb hasn’t been impressive often this year but this could be an opportunity to catch a big week from him. It’s supposed to rain for this game and I reckon it might be hard to cover a speedster on a slick track. I can see him catching short passes in the rain and breaking them for long gains.
Quick Tip #5 – Greg Olsen – TE – Panthers ($6400)
Olsen is solid week in and week out. The Cowboys will make this game interesting and so Olsen will need to play a big role for the Panthers whether they win or lose. Olsen posted a 3-54-1 line last week and has scored in three of the last four weeks. He has a knack for the endzone and is the best TE available on the three game slate.
The Medium Shots
Below are 5 medium shots that have a chance to hit this week along with a small blurb about each one and their Fanduel price. There are no long shots for the Thanksgiving lineups because there are only three games.
James Jones – $5800 – Just when you thought he was off the fantasy map he came back with a bang last week posting a stat line of 6-109-1. Now he gets the Bears defense that he scored two TDs on week 1.
Ameer Abdullah- RB – $5400 – One of these weeks he’s got to break some long runs. The Eagles D seems like a good week to make a name for yourself.
Joique Bell – RB – $5200- If you’ve had it with Abdullah then maybe give Bell a shot this week. He had a memorable spin move to clinch the game last week vs. the Raiders. I could see him popping a few goal line TDs for a favorable price.
Devin Funchess – WR -$5900 – Give a serious look here as Funchess is starting to show signs of life. Last week’s stat line of 4-64-1 was good enough to warrant lineup consideration this week.
Terrance Williams – WR – $5900 – His favorite QB is back and he went for 4-79-1 last week vs. Miami. The Panthers will use their defensive talent to neutralize Dez Bryant forcing Romo to throw to Williams.
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