The Daily Fantasy Stadium is going through changes. We are committed to helping subscribers be successful at daily fantasy sports. Our No. 1 goal is for you to win money every weekend. We will be providing a value lineup for each website moving forward so that you’ll have all the tools necessary to create your own lineups, but we’ll also update each post with our cash game and GPP lineups. The weekly write ups will focus on the lineup strategy, rather than player breakdowns. Feel free to consult The DFS Blue Book for individual player analysis, as well as our Weekly Rankings.
DraftFury uses full PPR scoring and has bonuses for 300+ yards passing, 100+ yards rushing, and 100+ yards receiving. The goal for any player is to reach one of these bonuses. For players with low-priced salaries, a few receptions or a guaranteed 15+ touches in any game is good enough for cash games. For GPP tournaments, or players with extremely high price tags (Gronkowski), there needs to be a TD or two for full value to be returned, but there are always exceptions (Antonio Brown).
Below are the Week 12 DFS Value Plays for each position of a DraftFury lineup. The goal is to offer the lowest-priced players at each position so that it will be easy to construct cash and GPP lineups. These players are likely to return cash game value—which is 2x their salary divided by $1,000—so feel free to use them in your lineups this week. We’ve also provided a confidence meter of 1-5 so you’ll know who to choose if there’s only room for 1 or 2 of these players in your lineup.
Week 12 DraftFury DFS Value Lineup:
QB | Matt Hasselbeck | $10,000 | 4 – On the season, Matt Hasselbeck is undefeated as the starting QB for the Indianapolis Colts. Although he hasn’t had a 20-point performance yet, Hasselbeck has looked comfortable in the pocket and has kept the offense moving downfield. The Colts play at home on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are anything but elite against the pass. Jameis Winston and company should be able to hang some points on Indy’s secondary, so this game could be high scoring. If the Colts want to keep control of their division, they’ll need to win this game, so Hasselbeck is a safe cash play with GPP upside in larger contests.
RB1 | Bilal Powell | $5,700 | 3 – The Jets fell behind early last week and needed Powell’s receiving ability out of the backfield. It was Powell’s first return to action in over a month, but he was effective and finished with 89 total yards and 5 receptions. This week, the Jets will be at home against the Miami Dolphins who have struggled mightily to stop the run. Even with Chris Ivory as the lead back, we expect Powell to see 10+ touches—including a few receptions. There’s a good chance that Powell and Ivory split more of the work moving forward, so we could be ahead of the trend with Powell this week. He’s an excellent cash value and could return GPP value if he finds the end zone.
RB2 | Shaun Draughn | $5,000 | 3 – Regardless of his team, his QB, his opponents, or his own athletic talent, if there’s a RB who sees 11 passing targets in a single game and costs the minimum salary, we’re interested. Last week, Draughn had 20 touches for 77 total yards with 8 receptions on 11 targets against the Seattle Seahawks. Draughn returned 15.7 fantasy points without scoring a TD. This week, the 49ers will host the Arizona Cardinals who are potent in the passing game and with their running attack. If the Cardinals jump out to a quick lead, Draughn could be in for a monster PPR day. Even if the game stays close, Draughn is the only RB getting touches for the 49ers—a pure volume play for both cash and GPPs.
WR1 | Dwayne Harris | $6,300 | 3 – It was a tossup between Harris and fellow WR Rueben Randle. With Victor Cruz out indefinitely, it’ll be up to Randle and Harris to support Eli Manning and the Giants to the playoffs. The Giants started the season slow, but Offensive Coordinator Ben Macadoo’s system can easily support a second pass catcher, especially when Odell Beckham Jr. gets double-teamed by opposing DBs. This week, the Giants play a Washington Football Team that gave up 5 passing TDs to Cam Newton and his band of misfit pass catchers in Week 11. Either Randle or Harris could have 4 for 40 and a TD, but we’re recommending Harris as the cheaper option.
WR2 | Dontrelle Inman | $5,200 | 4 – Because of the injuries to Keenan Allen (kidney) and Malcom Floyd (shoulder), Inman has been seeing starter’s snaps for the San Diego Chargers. Last week, Rivers and company struggled to move the ball, but Inman had 3 receptions for 51 yards for 8.1 DraftFury points. With his salary, it’s tough to pass on Inman for cash and GPP lineups. There’s minimal risk with any minimum-priced player, but Inman is the WR2 on a team that has thrown 30+ times in 9 out of 10 games this season. The Chargers play in Jacksonville this Sunday as they look to win a shootout with the Jaguars and Blake Bortles, meaning Inman has a decent floor for cash games, and an immense ceiling for GPPs.
WR3 | Chris Givens | $5,000 | 2 – Someone has to make plays for the Baltimore Ravens receiving corp. Without Joe Flacco and Justin Forsett, there isn’t a lot of optimism surrounding the Ravens offense. In his previous games, Givens has been involved, but not great. Regardless, it’s tough to pass on a WR2 for minimum price. The upside is unknown for Givens since he’ll be playing with Matt Schaub this week. The Ravens play on the road against Cleveland, so there’s a chance this game could be extremely low scoring, or a complete shootout. There are a lot of better options on this weekend’s slate, but if you need a $5,000 player, we believe Givens has the best chance to return 10+ fantasy points.
TE | Crockett Gillmore | $6,200 | 4 – If there’s one thing we know about the Ravens passing game, it’s that Matt Schaub will need a safety valve. Gillmore has been a steady contributor when he’s played and, the Cleveland Browns struggle to defend opposing TEs. After last week’s 5 receptions for 101-yard performance, Gillmore will likely be higher owned across both cash and GPP contests, but his upside is undeniable for such a low salary. The potential to get 3x value from a TE without him scoring a TD is extremely rare. We’re not big fans of Matt Schaub or the current state of the Baltimore Ravens, but they are a disciplined organization and if Gillmore can start for the Ravens, he can start for us.
FLEX | Gary Barnidge | $7,100 | 5 – Since the 27th of September, Gary Barnidge has scored 18+ fantasy points in every game except 1 (Manziel vs. Bengals). With Johnny Manziel benched for this week’s game, Barnidge will see a boost in his fantasy value thanks to Josh McCown. In fact, Barnidge has a TD in all but 1 game with McCown under center, and he scored twice against the feared Denver Broncos defense. The Ravens secondary is serviceable at best, so it’ll be quick work for Barnidge and McCown when they host Baltimore this week. Even with a lot of other available TEs, we believe Barnidge is the best value and best play on the slate for both cash and GPP contests.
DST | New Orleans Saints | $4,200 | 1 – This is a GPP only play, but the Saints DST is the cheapest usable defense on this week’s FanDuel slate. The Saints fired ex-Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan before their bye week, so they’ve had 2 weeks to prepare for a sub-par Houston Texans offense. The Texans will have Brian Hoyer under center, which is good news for them, but also for the Saints. Hoyer has been turnover prone and is an excellent adversary for this new-look Saints defense. New Orleans has been awful all year, but maybe a coaching change is just what they needed. A lot of DFS players will use Hoyer, DeAndre Hopkins, and Alfred Blue in GPPs, so the Saints DST is a great way to fade the field.
|DST||New Orleans Saints||4200|
Week 12 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Cash Games [Bankroll]
The best way to approach DraftFury is to identify the extreme value plays, slot them in, and then pay up for elite players. DraftFury’s pricing is often a week or two behind, so players like Spencer Ware and Shaun Draughn are at minimum salary, despite being the starting RBs for their respective teams. We wanted to use Gary Barnidge a lot this week, but his price on other sites is tough to swallow. However, he’s cheaper than several lesser options on DraftFury, so we slotted him in right away. From there, we loaded up on expensive WRs, grabbing DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Odell Beckham in a single lineup—an obvious advantage. Our remaining budget allowed us to scoop up Kirk Cousins who has been lights out at home recently against bad defenses. Finally, we slotted in the Cleveland Browns DST because they face a Ravens team without their starting QB, RB, or WR1 on Monday night (which have been extremely low scoring games this season).
Week 12 DraftFury DFS Lineups: GPPs
After seeing how well our cash game lineup came out, we decided not to mess with our formula. Spencer Ware, Shaun Draughn, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Odell Beckham all made the final cut, but we chose to replace a few of the “lesser options” with more contrarian plays. Derek Carr burned a lot of people last week and won’t be highly owned, yet he should perform well—especially with Michael Crabtree. We went with Delanie Walker at TE as he’s had the highest floor over the past few weeks, but hasn’t truly exploded aside from the crazy Tampa Bay game where he had 3 receptions off of tipped passes. To round out our GPP lineup, we played the Cincinnati Bengals who are at home against Nick Foles and the Rams. Even though we like Todd Gurley this week, there’s plenty of plays for him to get his and for Nick Foles to throw a pick six or two.
There are endless alternative plays with this week’s cheap RB options, so feel free to make any adjustments you’d like. The DFS Blue Book and our other DFS lineups can help you identify which players you may want to substitute. Feel free to reach out to us via Twitter @dailystadium for any last-minute questions or if you have any feedback for us. Good luck in Week 12!