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NFL DFS Cash Game Value Plays for FanDuel, DraftKings (Week 12)


Week 12 brings us another 11-game Sunday slate to preview. It is a bittersweet week with four decent offenses on their bye in the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Chargers. However, we still have plenty of interesting options to choose from.

As always we have a mixed week when it comes to totals. We have 6-of-11 games having a total of 45 or above. Just one game currently sits above the 50-point mark, Tampa Bay @ Atlanta. However, the other five games all have a projected total of 42 or below, including two games below 40. You will likely only find those games providing value at the running back position.

Let's take a look at the DFS cash game value plays for Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season. This article will take a look at some of the value plays for each week of the NFL. However, usually when you look at value plays for GPP you are swinging for the fences somewhat. Here I will be focusing on cash games and the necessity for slightly more safety as you are just looking to finish in the top half or so of the competition. Therefore, we are looking for cheaper players who should see a decent workload, be that pass attempts, targets or carries.

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Quarterback DFS Cash Game Value Picks

Baker Mayfield, CLE vs. MIA | DK: $5,900, FD: $7,500

You would struggle to spin this season as anything other than disappointing for Mayfield. However, the schedule has not been kind to him, but it is softening down the stretch somewhat. This week he gets a Dolphins Defense allowing over 21 PPG to quarterbacks, with a receiver hell-bent on getting revenge on his old team. Cleveland have had an extra three days rest this week, which should only serve to make this a bigger mismatch.

Sam Darnold, NYJ vs. OAK  | DK: $5,800, FD: $7,400

Darnold is alive, long live Sam Darnold! The last two weeks have been a salvaging of the season in some ways for Darnold. 34 points each week, including two 20-fantasy point performances from Darnold himself, have left the Jets 3-7 and no longer a complete laughing stock. This offense is clicking and they are taking advantage of some nice matchups against struggling secondaries. They get another chance this week with the Oakland Raiders coming to town. The Raiders Defense has allowed over 22.5 FPPG to quarterbacks this season, and Darnold should be able to cash in on Sunday.

 

Running Back DFS Cash Game Value Picks

Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. MIA | DK: $5,600 FD: $5,600

It has been a solid start to 2019 for Hunt, who has scored 26.2 fantasy points in his two games this season. The value has come in the passing game, where he has seen 17 targets over the last two weeks. This week he faces a Dolphins defense allowing 28.4 FPPG combined to opposing running backs, so should have plenty of opportunities to add some points. If he finds the end zone this week then at this price you are laughing.

Miles Sanders, PHI vs. SEA | DK: $5,000, FD: $5,600

The Eagles look likely to be without Jordan Howard once again this week. At best he will be active but limited it would appear, which is good news for the value of Sanders. Last week was a tough matchup for Sanders against the Patriots, but he did flash moments that suggested he could be a force in the right situation. I am expecting to see Sanders get the majority of the carries in a game that the Eagles need to try and control as much as possible wth their offense.

Sony Michel, NE vs. DAL | DK: $4,600, FD: $6,300

This pick is perhaps not as "safe" as the Sanders pick because trusting a New England running back is never safe. However, it was about this time last year that New England decided to grind their opponents into submission, and this week they get the weather to do just that. On what should be a cold and potentially snowy day in New England, look for the Patriots to use their offense to attempt to starve the Cowboys offense of the ball. The Cowboys Defense allows over 18 FPPG to lead backs, and if Michel gives you that this week you will be dancing around your house on Sunday evening.

 

Wide Receiver DFS Cash Game Value Picks

Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. DET | DK: $6,000, FD: $5,800

Scary Terry is back on our screens and in our hearts. The Lions Defense is allowing 18.6 FPPG to lead receivers this season. McLaurin and Haskins got themselves on track last week and should have the opportunity to go to the next level next week. McLaurin should be amongst the team leaders in targets and a double-digit return should be more than possible this week.

James Washington, PIT @ CIN | DK: $5,000, FD: $6,100

Who else is there for Mason Rudolph to target. The Steelers offense has been destroyed by injury this season and Washington is the last recognized receiver standing. He has seen 28 targets across the last five weeks, returning two double-digit scores in those weeks. He should see the bulk of the targets in this one, and while the matchup may not be a slam dunk, the volume should be enough to carry him through.

Hunter Renfrow, OAK @ NYJ | DK: $4,500, FD: $5,900

Renfrow has been on a solid run for the last three weeks, with three double-digit returns in the last four weeks. The Jets are one of the worst teams on the slate when it comes to facing number receivers, allowing over 15 FPPG. Renfrow could be in a for a nice game in what could turn into a shootout in New York this weekend.

 

Tight End DFS Cash Game Value Picks

Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. SEA | DK: $3,700, FD: $5,200

Like it or not Goedert is here to stay for fantasy purposes. He has seen 28 targets in the last five games, found the end zone three times and scored double-digits in those three games. He has fast made himself one of the more reliable parts of this offense, and the Eagles are going to need him if they are going to give their playoff hopes a huge boost this week.

Benjamin Watson, NE vs. DAL | DK: $3,100, FD: $5,300

New England is looking potentially a little short at the pass-catching positions this week. Philip Dorsett and Mohammed Sanu are banged up, so Watson presents an interest option to step up in this one. He has seen nine targets across the last two weeks and faces a Cowboys defense which ranks 30th against tight ends on DraftKings this season.

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