Week 13 is here! Last week’s value lineups were a huge success as several of our top picks returned cash game and GPP value. With injuries to Rob Gronkowski, Chris Johnson, and several other starters, there are even more value plays for this Sunday. It’s worth noting that several of this week’s value plays could return up to 3-4x value simply because they are priced far too low. This doesn’t mean we have to pay up for every top-tier player in order to use up our salary. Instead, we can play contrarian by leaving our salary caps plenty full and instead, focusing on the matchups we are exploiting.
The Cash and GPP lineups will be posted Saturday morning by 11:00am EST. Until then, we hope you enjoy the value lineups. Make sure to look at this week’s DFS Blue Book by Jonathan Stulberg to see which players we are most likely to target for our GPPs and cash games. Jon’s been crushing it with his predictions so far this season, and there are a lot of winning combinations within the paragraphs of his weekly article. We only have 5 more weeks to turn our bankrolls into paydays, so get out there and win that money!
Below are the Week 13 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 13 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Value Plays
QB | Matt Schaub | $10,000 | 3 – The Baltimore Ravens travel to Miami to take on a Dolphins squad that just fired their offensive coordinator and has been reeling defensively. Even though Schaub tends to throw a lot of bad interceptions, he’ll be the focal point of the Baltimore offense. With Javorius Allen and Kamar Aiken steadily improving, there’s plenty of potential for a 300+ yard game with multiple TD passes. There are plenty of options this week since teams are no longer on bye, so Schaub may not be necessary for your lineups this week, but he’s an excellent value.
RB1 | Shaun Draughn | $5,200 | 5 – Draughn played every offensive snap for the 49ers last week. That includes running plays, passing plays, short 3rd downs, long 3rd downs, you name it. No other RB has played every offensive snap for his team this season. When we look for volume and opportunity, Draughn is the poster child. His price is minimum or near minimum on every site, which means people haven’t been using him (that’s how DFS algorithms work), but we plan to. Draughn is a must for full PPR sites in cash this week, and a great pivot from other value RBs in GPPs.
RB2 | David Johnson | $8,700 | 3 – Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity. It’s not much of a joke, but Johnson’s price is sure laughable this week. Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington are out of the picture, so it’ll be up to the rookie RB to keep the Cardinals run game moving. Head coach Bruce Arians will want to find out what he has in Johnson, so we expect 15-20 touches easily in this game. Arizona has a tough matchup on paper against the Rams, but this game won’t get out of hand, so Johnson should see plenty of late touches to salt away the 4th quarter, making him a must for cash games this week.
WR1 | Chris Givens | $5,000 | 3 – At this point in the season, we’re able to identify which defensive matchups to exploit week after week. The Miami Dolphins secondary is a honey hole that many won’t expect Chris Givens to feast on. However, Schaub can throw the ball deep and Givens is the clear WR2 for the Ravens. Since we envision a game script where Schaub throws for 300+ and multiple TDs, we naturally allocate a lot of that production to Givens. If the Dolphins can make this game competitive, Givens could eclipse the 100 yard mark and find the end zone.
WR2 | Seth Roberts | $5,900 | 2 – Last week was not an anomaly. Roberts has flashed a few times before in the season in matchups with weakened secondaries. The Oakland Raiders play at home against the Kansas City Chiefs who appear to be playoff bound. If Alex Smith and company put points up early, Derek Carr and the Raiders will be in comeback mode, meaning Roberts will be heavily involved against the Chiefs No. 3 defensive back. One, if not more, of these Raider receivers is going to post 100+ and a TD, and Roberts comes at the biggest discount for Week 13.
WR3 | Jerricho Cotchery | $5,200 | 2 – The Carolina Panthers are for real. This week, the last undefeated team in the league travels to New Orleans to play a Saints team that’s expected to lose by a TD at home for the first time in their history. Although the Vegas lines make this matchup more appealing, the Saints have been an awful defense all season. Cam Newton is dealing, so this could easily be an Oprah game where everyone get’s a TD. We like Cotchery to rack up the targets and find pay dirt for the first time since Week 1. He’s a GPP play only, but makes for an excellent stack with Newton.
TE | Scott Chandler | $5,000 | 2 – It wasn’t too long ago that Chandler was fantasy relevant as the TE for the Houston Texans. With Rob Gronkowski out for the foreseeable future, Chandler will see an increase in snaps and blocking assignments. The general consensus is that Chandler is the best TE value of the week. People expect him to pick up where Gronk left off. However, the Patriots are at home against an Eagles team that is third-best against TEs this season. It’s hard to ignore the price tag, but we won’t have Chandler in our GPPs this week as he’ll be highly owned and could under produce.
FLEX | Dwayne Harris | $6,200 | 1 – It’s been a bit messy trying to predict the New York Giants passing game, but this is a must-win situation for the Giants and the New York Jets who will play in front of their home crowd this week. A lot of our confidence in Harris rests on whether Darrelle Revis plays this weekend. If so, we’ll likely avoid the Giants second and third WRs, focusing solely on Odell Beckham against the hobbled Revis. However, if Revis sits, Harris will see backup coverage all day and should be a great PPR option as Eli Manning will be checking the ball down early and often without a healthy offensive line.
DST | Chicago Bears | $5,300 | 4 – It’s quite impressive what the Bears have been able to do this season without a ton of talent on either side of the ball. Head coach John Fox has his team’s defensive unit playing tough and hungry on every snap. This week’s game is in Chicago against a 49ers team that has been bipolar in their home and away splits this season. Although Blaine Gabbert has looked serviceable, the Bears should be able to pressure the QB and force turnovers. They aren’t our favorite DST of the week, but if you need to save money, the Bears are a usable in all formats.
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Week 13 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Cash Games
This week’s cash lineup feels too good to be true. Because of the cheap RBs on the Week 13 slate, we were able to fit in all our top volume plays for the week. Shaun Draughn and David Johnson will get all their team’s touches from the backfield. It’s more about opportunity and goal line touches when it comes to RBs, so these 2 all but guarantee 40 total touches.
Volume is important for WRs as well, so we loaded up on target monsters. Odell Beckham, Alshon Jeffery, Allen Robinson, and Julio Jones who are the primary target on their respective squads and have been productive all season. Jones struggled last week, which seems to mean lower ownership. He torched the Bucs earlier in the season, so we’re at a big advantage right from the start. This is the only lineup we used Scott Chandler this week, and it’s because of his price tag only. The matchup isn’t great, but he allowed us to load up at the other positions.
Finally, we had to identify the best QB and DST to round out our cash lineup. Since there are so many usable QBs in the NFL, we started with the DST. New England faces the Eagles who have struggled just to get 1st downs as of late. Because of the variable pricing, we had enough money left over for Derek Carr, a gunslinger who can accidentally throw for 300 yards against a weakening Kansas City secondary. With so few players on DraftFury, it’s tough to play a lot of head-to-heads, but this lineup should definitely cash in 50/50s and Double Ups.
|WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||$15,800|
|DST||New England Patriots||$6,600|
Week 13 DraftFury DFS Lineups: GPPs
Like several of our other GPP lineups for this week, we wanted to stack the Sunday night game between the Colts and the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger continues to throw bombs, and this matchup is ripe for the picking. Martavis Bryant and T.Y. Hilton are excellent correlation plays, which will pay off big if the game is a shootout. LeGarrette Blount and Thomas Rawls are contrarian plays, but both should see a lot of touches and have favorable matchups—especially with DT Linvall Joseph out for the Vikings.
Odell Beckham Jr. is our No. 1 WR of the week now that Darrelle Revis has been ruled out for the Jets. Allen Robinson doesn’t have to contend with Allen Hurns for targets, so this could be his biggest game of the season. With so many people on Scott Chandler this week, we decided to pivot to Vance McDonald. The 49ers continue to get the TE involved with Blaine Gabbert under center, and the Bears have an overrated defense against TEs. This could be the biggest leverage play of the week across any DFS site.
Finally, we paired the Seattle Seahawks DST with Thomas Rawls. The Vikings haven’t been great in the passing game, which is the best way to attack Seattle. It’s possible this game is super low scoring, so Rawls and the Seahawks is a high-upside stack that should be lower owned. We had a lot of success last week on DraftFury, so we’re hoping to continue or cashing streak in Week 13!
|WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||$15,800|
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