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DFS Minute: NFL Sunday Lineups for Week 16

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This is your DFS Minute for NFL Week 16. 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 the DFS Minute Week 15, most of the picks under-performed. Here’s to hoping Santa brings the cash down the chimney this week.

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Quarterback

Kirk Cousins: Fanduel $7,300/Draftkings $6,200

On Monday night Kirk Cousins had one of the worst statistical games of his career. The Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams game will be a popular one for DFS lineups. I expect the Vikings to have one of the best offensive games of their season. I look at the game earlier in the season between the Green Bay Packers and the Vikings and I believe this game will be similar. 

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Running Backs

Dalvin Cook: Fanduel $8,800/Draftkings $8,300
David Montgomery: Fanduel $6,600/Draftkings $5,700

I do believe the Vikings vs Rams game will be a shootout and that at times can lean away from a good game from a running back. I think we will see a receiving touchdown for Dalvin Cook this week along with five to six catches. 

David Montgomery should see plenty of work against the Seattle Seahawks this week. In his last three games, he has five or more catches in each game. The Bears will keep this game close and want to control the clock on the road. The price is hard to pass up for Montgomery this week. 

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Wide Receivers

Van Jefferson: Fanduel $6,300/Draftkings $5,300
Amon-Ra St. Brown: Fanduel $7,100/Draftkings $5,600
Tee Higgins: Fanduel $6,500/Draftkings $6,200

Van Jefferson had a quiet Tuesday night game against the Seahawks only catching two passes. The obvious plays in this game are Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson but I expect Van Jefferson to be a recipient of a deep ball touchdown on a Vikings blown coverage. 

Amon-Ra St.Brown has seen 35 targets in the three games for the Detroit Lions. He has turned into the number one wide receiver for the Lions. If Jared Goff is out this week I may pivot from St.Brown however, he should still see a fair share of targets. 

Last week Tee Higgins had a pedestrian week with only two catches, but weeks 12-14 were much different. Higgins eclipsed 100 yards in each of those games. In the week seven game against the Baltimore Ravens, Higgins saw 15 targets. I expect Joe Burrow to look to Higgins way often this week.

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Tight End and D/ST

Hunter Henry: Fanduel $6,000/Draftkings $4,700
Detroit Lions: Fanduel $3,400/Draftkings $2,600

Week 15 was the week of the tight-end in the NFL. There were a few monster games from the position and Hunter Henry was included in that. Henry had 77 yards and two touchdowns. Kendrick Bourne was placed on the IR for the New England Patriots and I imagine Henry will be the beneficiary for lost targets.

If you do not want to spend the high dollar on the big-name tight ends, Hunter Henry is a great option at the price this week. 

My pick at defense this week is not flashy by any means, but they are cheap and have been playing better. Coming off a victory against the Arizona Cardinals, I think the Detroit Lions have found some momentum. The Lions go into Atlanta this week and I expect them to surprise again. 

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Flex

Justin Jefferson: Fanduel $8,400
Gabriel Davis: Draftkings -$4,700

In Fanduel with this roster, there is enough room to play Justin Jefferson in the flex. Justin Jefferson will be the beneficiary of Kirk Cousins targets this week. I am stacking them in this contest. 

In Draftkings I am flexing Gabe Davis. Davis has four touchdowns in three weeks. After an incredibly slow start to the season, Josh Allen is looking Davis’ way. Emmanuel Sanders has been hurt and this week Cole Beasley has landed on the Covid list. Gabe Davis is a great value play.

Values and Honorable Mentions
Jalen Hurts, QB: Fanduel $7,700/Draftkings $6,400
Saquon Barkley, RB: Fanduel $7,000/Draftkings $6,500
Russell Gage, WR: Fanduel $6,700/Draftkings $5,900
DeVonta Smith, WR: Fanduel $5,900/Draftkings $6,000
Evan Engram, TE: Fanduel $5,000/Draftkings $3,400

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, Russell Gage

is the player I would get in my lineup. 

The Lineups

Fanduel 
Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
Running Backs: Dalvin Cook, David Montgomery
Wide Receivers: Van Jefferson, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tee Higgins
Tight End: Hunter Henry
D/ST: Detroit Lions
FLEX: Justin Jefferson
Draftkings
Quarterback: Kirk Cousins
Running Backs: Dalvin Cook, David Montgomery
Wide Receivers: Van Jefferson, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tee Higgins
Tight End: Hunter Henry
D/ST: Detroit Lions
FLEX: Gabe Davis

OwnersBox
Quarterback: Kirk Cousins $6,500
Running Backs: David Montgomery $6,500; Saquan Barkley $6,300
Wide Receivers: Van Jefferson $5,500; Amon-Ra St. Brown $5,400
Tight End: Hunter Henry $4,900
Flex: Tyler Boyd $4,900; Tyler Conklin $4,500
SuperFlex: Miles Sanders $5,500

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