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DFS Minute: NFL Sunday Lineups for Week 18

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This is your DFS Minute for NFL Week 18. 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. It may be the last week of the NFL season, but the DFS Minute will continue on through the Superbowl. Thank you for reading throughout the regular season. 

This week’s lineups bring about an interesting challenge. If we only could see a psychic to predict which guys will stay on the field the most. I have tried to focus on the most meaningful games. Obviously, you should pivot if things change on the status of any players in the DFS Minute this week. 

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Quarterback

Carson Wentz: Fanduel $7,200/Draftkings $5,800

Carson Wentz isn’t jumping off the page in the DFS landscape but it is week 18 and we have never been in a week 18 before. Wentz is facing the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Colts need a win to get in the playoffs. It may be a solid value option this week.

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Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor: Fanduel $10,200/Draftkings $10,200
David Montgomery: Fanduel $7,600/Draftkings $6,800

Jonathan Taylor is the most expensive play this week and in my opinion, he is a must-play. As mentioned with Wentz, the Colts are up against the Jaguars and Taylor should have an exceptional game. In week 10 against the Jaguars, Taylor ran for 116 yards and had six catches. 

David Montgomery has been a frequent flyer on the DFS Minute as of late. Montgomery had two touchdowns last week. It remains to be seen what kind of team the Minnesota Vikings will put on the field this weekend against Chicago, but I expect the Bears to run the game through Montgomery.

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Wide Receivers

Cyril Grayson: Fanduel $5,600/Draftkings $4,400
Braxton Berrios: Fanduel $5,900/Draftkings $4,900
Darnell Mooney: Fanduel $7,000/Draftkings $5,900

Cyril Grayson has come out of nowhere the last three weeks. Grayson has two touchdowns in his short time seeing the field. In each of the last two weeks, he has 81 yards and has seen his targets increase. With Antonio Brown dancing his way out of Tampa Bay, Grayson may be the main benefactor. 

Braxton Berrios like Grayson has seen his opportunities increase towards the end of the season. Berrios did arrive on the injury report as I am writing this. You will want to monitor that as the week progresses. The Jets wide receiver had 12 targets last week and if he plays this week, should see a similar share. 

I may be crazy enough to play two Colts and two Chicago Bears this week. The Vikings’ defense is not good and Darnell Mooney will take advantage of it this week. Mooney had seven catches and a touchdown last week. I expect Mooney to see seven to ten targets this week.

Tight End and D/ST

Tyler Conklin: Fanduel $5,300/Draftkings $4,200
Chicago Bears: Fanduel $3,900/Draftkings $2,700

Tyler Conklin has been fairly steady this year. The Vikings may have most of the starters on the bench by the second half but I believe Conklin will remain on the field. I think this may be the week we finally see Conklin return to the endzone. 

The Bears have won two games in a row and their defense has started to resemble the one we are familiar with. The Minnesota Vikings are down several offensive linemen at this point of the week due to Covid. The Bears’ strength is their defensive line. They will be in the Vikings’ backfield all game. 

Flex

D’Onta Foreman: Fanduel $6,900/Draftkings $5,700

D’Onta Foreman has been as steady as they come in place of Derrick Henry. Henry was designated for return and there is a slight chance he plays this week. Even if he does I think you can play Foreman with confidence. The Tennessee Titans will rely on the run game to clinch the bye. 

Values and Honorable Mentions

Ryan Tannehill, QB: Fanduel $7,300/Draftkings $6,000
Rashad Penny, RB: Fanduel $7,800/Draftkings $6,500
AJ Brown, WR: Fanduel $7,400/Draftkings $7,000
DK Metcalf, WR: Fanduel $7,200/Draftkings $6,900
Pat Frieiermuth, TE: Fanduel $5,200/Draftkings $4,600

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, Rashad Penny is the player I would get in my lineup. 

The Lineups

Fanduel 
Quarterback: Carson Wentz
Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor, David Montgomery
Wide Receivers: Cyril Grayson, Darnell Mooney, Braxton Berrios
Tight End: Tyler Conklin
D/ST: Chicago Bears
FLEX: D’Onta Foreman
Draftkings
Quarterback: Carson Wentz
Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor, David Montgomery
Wide Receivers: Cyril Grayson, Darnell Mooney, Braxton Berrios
Tight End: Tyler Conklin
D/ST: Chicago Bears
FLEX: D’Onta Foreman
OwnersBox
Quarterback: Mac Jones, $6,200
Running Backs: Jonathan Taylor, $7,800; Rashad Penny, $5,600
Wide Receivers: Laquan Treadwell, $5,300; Darnell Mooney, $5,200
Tight End: Tyler Conklin, $4,800
Flex: Amon-Ra St.Brown, $6,400; Zay Jones, $4,500
SuperFlex: Chris Evans, $5,000

Thank you for reading! You can find me on Twitter at @ClintonHolmgren and @IDPGuys. Check out all of my Offensive and DFS work at idpguys.org. You can also see me on the IDPGuys Youtube Channel with various content. 

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