DFS Minute: NFL Sunday Lineups for Week 12

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This is your DFS Minute for NFL Week 12. Here are my Draftkings, Fanduel, and Owners Box lineups for the Sunday slate of games.

Anyone that plays Daily Fantasy Sports wants their share of the pie. May you find this week’s lineups to be helpful in putting some cash in your pockets. Last week for our DFS Minute Week 11, we had hits with D’Andre Swift, Stefon Diggs, and Adam Thielen. Joe Mixon and Brandon Aiyuk had solid games from the honorable mentions. 

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Kirk Cousins: Fanduel $7,500/Draftkings $6,300

Kirk Cousins put together a monster week eleven. Cousins threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers. The San Francisco 49ers have played well against the pass as of late. The Vikings seem intent on targeting Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen as much as they can. Cousins throws for at least two more touchdowns this week.

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Running Backs

Christian McCaffrey: Fanduel $8,000/Draftkings $7,300
Ty Johnson: Fanduel $5,200/Draftkings $4,300

Christian McCaffrey has returned to form after missing most of the season due to injury. McCaffrey may not be rushing 100 yards a game but he has 17 receptions total the last two games. The Miami Dolphins have given up 100 yards rushing or more in all but four games this season. 

Ty Johnson is a risky play this week but a risk I am willing to take. Michael Carter is out for the Jets, which allows Johnson to potentially get a bulk of the carries. Johnson also has seen a fair amount of work as the receiving back for the Jets. The value of playing Johnson opens up space to play more expensive receiving options. 

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Wide Receivers

Brandon Aiyuk: Draftkings $5,300
Deebo Samuel: Fanduel $8,000
Justin Jefferson: Fanduel $8,100/Draftkings $8,300
Van Jefferson: Fanduel $5,400/Draftkings $4,900

In a week where Deebo Samuel only saw one catch, he rushed for 79 yards on eight carries. Samuel has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL this season and the Minnesota Vikings are coming off a game where they allowed multiple 100-yard receivers. 

In DraftKings due to budget, I am playing Brandon Aiyuk. I am expecting a big day from both of the 49ers’ main targets. Aiyuk has started to show again why everyone fell in love with him last season. In the last three games, Aiyuk has had two touchdowns and 16 receptions.  

Justin Jefferson is coming off a week eleven performance that rewarded him NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Jefferson has back-to-back 100 plus receiving weeks and ten-plus targets in each of those games. The Vikings are developing the game plan around Jefferson and Adam Thielen and you will not want to miss out. 

Van Jefferson is a value play this week. He has seen seven targets in three of the last four weeks. Robert Woods is out for the season and while the Los Angeles Rams acquired Odell Beckham, Van Jefferson will still carve out a role in the offense. The Vikings exploited the Green Bay defense last week and look for Stafford to do the same this week.

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Tight End and D/ST

Pat Freiermuth: Fanduel $5,300/Draftkings $4,300
Jets, D/ST: Fanduel $4,100/Draftkings $2,500

I am going with Pat Freiermuth at the tight end spot this week. Evan Engram is listed in my honorable mentions below and would understand why he would be the solid play this week. However, I think Engram will be heavily played and I trust Freiermuth to get yet another touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger

I am not proud to say I have the New York Jets defense in my lineup this week but I think they may have a solid week against the Houston Texans. I actually think you could play the Texans if you wanted to instead, but I am rolling with the cheaper option.  

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Devonta Smith: Fanduel - $6,400
Jakobi Meyers: Draftkings - $5,000

In Fanduel this week I am going with Devonta Smith and in DraftKings, I am going with Jakobi Meyers. Smith had four catches on six targets last week for 61 yards. I expect Smith to return to the endzone this week against the New York Giants. I like Jakobi Meyers to find the endzone for the second time this season. Mac Jones is finding a groove and I think New England will be forced to throw this week.

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Values and Honorable Mentions

Jimmy Garropolo, QB: Fanduel $6,500/Draftkings $5,700
Javonte Williams RB: Fanduel $5,700/Draftkings $5,200
DJ Moore, WR: Fanduel $6,700/Draftkings $6,200
Evan Engram, TE: Fanduel $5,500/Draftkings $3,800

I would not fault you for adding any of the above-mentioned players to your lineup this week. They all hold incredible value. If I were to try to switch it up at all, Evan Engram is the player I would get in my lineup. 

The Lineups


Quarterbacks: Kirk Cousins
Running Backs: Christian McCaffrey, Ty Johnson
Wide Receivers: Deebo Samuel, Justin Jefferson, Van Jefferson
Tight End: Pat Freiermuth
D/ST: New York Jets
FLEX: Devonta Smith


Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
Running Backs: Christian McCaffrey, Ty Johnson
Wide Receivers: Brandon Aiyukl, Justin Jefferson, Van Jefferson
Tight End: Pat Freiermuth
D/ST: New York Jets
FLEX: Jakobi Meyers


Quarterback: Jimmy Garropolo, $6,100
Running Backs: Nick Chubb, $7,000; James Robinson, $6,100
Wide Receivers: Justin Jefferson, $7,400; Brandon Aiyuk, $5,100
Tight End: Evan Engram, $4,600
Flex: Odell Beckham, $4,300; David Johnson, $4,200
SuperFlex: Rob Gronkowski, $5,200

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