Each Thursday we’ll take a look at the optimized lineup suggestions from our DFS Lineup Optimizer for FanDuel and DraftKings.
- QB – Tom Brady (NE): $8,300 vs. SEA
- RB – Le’Veon Bell (PIT): $8,100 vs. DAL
- RB – David Johnson (ARI): $9,400 vs. SF
- WR – Antonio Brown (PIT): $8,600 vs. DAL
- WR – Jordan Matthews (PHI): $5,900 vs. ATL
- WR – Tyrell Williams (SD): $5,900 vs. MIA
- TE – Zach Ertz (PHI): $4,600 vs. ATL
- K – Mason Crosby (GB): $4,600 @ TEN
- DST – Los Angeles Rams: $4,600 @ NYJ
- QB – Marcus Mariota (TEN): $5,700 vs. GB
- RB – David Johnson (ARI): $8,400 vs. SF
- RB – Melvin Gordon (SD): $7,100 vs. MIA
- WR – Alshon Jeffery (CHI): $6,600 @ TB
- WR – Rishard Matthews (TEN): $4,200 vs. GB
- WR – Dontrelle Inman (SD): $3,400 vs. MIA
- TE – Zach Miller (CHI): $3,600 @ TB
- FLEX – Ezekiel Elliott (DAL): $7,900 @ PIT
- DST – Los Angeles Rams: $2,900 @ NYJ
We’re going with an established veteran and a second-year player on the rise at QB this week. Tom Brady still checks in as our consensus top option at QB despite the matchup against the Seahawks. Marcus Mariota has been great of late, and he should be forced to throw against a Packers’ secondary that’s battled injuries this season.
Not surprisingly, David Johnson gets the nod on both sites in what is one of the best matchups of the season. He’s paired with Le’Veon Bell who will be looking to bounce back against the Cowboys on FanDuel. Meanwhile, we’re targeting Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott (FLEX) on DraftKings.
Antonio Brown and the Steelers return home, and he’s the top option on FanDuel. He’s joined by a pair of value WRs in Jordan Matthews and Tyrell Williams. Alshon Jeffery is the top option on DraftKings, as he checks in at a reduced price despite the promising matchup in which he figures to be fed. Rishard Matthews and Dontrelle Inman round out the WR group on DraftKings providing value to pay up at RB.
Zach Ertz is the pick at TE on FanDuel, as he and the Eagles figure to be in a shootout against the Falcons, and he checks in at a value given his production thus far. Zach Miller continues to produce for the Bears, but he remains affordable on DraftKings and rounds out the lineup.
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