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Absolute Must Have
Tom Brady statistically still remains atop the QB list as well as our Absolute Must Have but whether it was the Denver D or all of the Injuries, he simply didn’t look the same. We all know that the Patriots will withhold as much as they can as it relates to the Gronkowski injury but even if he plays, they really don’t have much else and in the daily fantasy world, there is no reason to take him at this point. So while he remains the top overall player for week 13, let me give you a couple of other guys that you simply have to consider for both FanDuel and DraftKings this weekend. The first player is going to be Julio Jones against the Bucs this weekend. Jones has had an amazing season and as the Falcons are reeling, the last game against a tough Vikings defense was the first time since week 3 that Julio didn’t get at least 9 catches and go for 100 yards. Look for him to get back on track with a projection of 24.66 on DraftKings this weekend. As for FanDuel, the number 1 guy to have this week and build your lineup around in this salary range would be Antonio Brown. I only say this assuming that Big Ben is going to play. As of today, he is back on the practice field and is expected to start and so if that is the case, you should consider taking Antonio Brown.
***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher
Moving onto our #AbsoluteNotable for week 13, we have Drew Brees leading this list on DraftKings with a top QB projection for this week at 24.9. While he is going up against the undefeated Panthers, this is a divisional opponent and this is back in the dome. Brees will put up solid numbers against this defense and should be considered. For FanDuel we have Kirk Cousins as the top overall notable this weekend with a projection of 18.9. Look Cousins has been pretty good in his last 4 games and that is largely due to the fact that he is no longer turning the ball over. He gets to play against the Dallas Cowboys who after their Thanksgiving Day debacle there is no reason to think that team even cares about winning another game. Washington however, has a realistic chance at taking this division and if they do it will be because of Cousins. In daily fantasy he has been in the top 5 each of the past 4 weeks that he has played and this should be no different.
***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800
In our last segment we look to give you the #AbsoluteSleeper for the upcoming week and this week on DraftKings we have, Alex Smith. The main thing to consider here is the fact that the Chiefs are on a roll with a 5 game winning streak, they are back in the playoff consideration and that is because this team can run the ball with anyone and the play action passing game has been on fire. The Chiefs are going up against the Raiders this weekend and Smith has a projection of 19.4 with a salary of only $5,100. This is a guy that has never been taken by more than 10% of the field and so he is a very likely candidate to be on the optimal lineup for week 13. As for FanDuel we have Kendall Wright. He is a guy that gets the Jacksonville secondary this weekend, the Titans are virtually behind in every game so they will be throwing the ball and he is their #1 targeted receiver when healthy. The sleeper that I am on this week for DraftKings is going to be Vincent Jackson against the Falcons secondary. While yardage wise the Falcons defense looks decent, they haven’t played well at all and as Jackson has returned, he will get just as many targets as Mike Evans, the difference is Jackson only costs you $4,700 and both should get at least 16 fantasy points in this contest.
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