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FanDuel NFL GPP Lineup Advice: Week 12 (2019)

by Brad Richter | @rotopilot | Featured Writer
Nov 22, 2019

Saquon has huge upside as a contrarian play this week

This is a difficult week to try to find some off-the-radar stacking options. There is the super obvious choice with pairing Matt Ryan to one or both of his wide receivers, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, then bringing it back with a Buccaneers wideout. Then there are only about four or five other quarterbacks I would even consider using. I have listed two of them in my stacking writeup and an additional one in the Low-Owned Fliers section. Speaking of that section, there is always a bonus stack in there, which included the Josh Allen to John Brown connection last week. Be sure to read on to find out which low-owned stack to consider for Week 12.

So, with that let’s stack’em up.

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Stacking Options

QB Baker Mayfield (CLE): $7,500 / WR Odell Beckham (CLE): $7,000
I expect this to be a fairly common stack but not quite as heavily owned as the Falcons stack will be. The Mayfield to Beckham combo had a lot of hype coming into the season but has severely disappointed this year. This week could be a “get right” spot for the connection against a Dolphins secondary that has allowed 14.5 yards per reception (29th) to wide receivers and 1.6 touchdowns (31st) per game this season. If you want to get on the Browns passing game but get a lower-owned option, then consider pivoting to Jarvis Landry ($6,900) to gain leverage on the field. Bring it back on the Dolphins side with DeVante Parker who has double-digit targets in back-to-back games.

Bring it back with: DeVante Parker (MIA): $6,000

QB Derek Carr (OAK): $7,400 / WR Tyrell Williams (OAK): $6,400
Carr made the GPP stack list last week and had a good, but not a great game against the Bengals. He’ll get another plus matchup this week against a Jets pass defense that ranks 21st Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) according to FootballOutsiders. You need touchdowns out of your quarterback to win a GPP and the Jets have allowed 2.7 touchdown passes (27th) per game over the last five weeks. Hook up Carr with Tyrell Williams who has big-play potential and faces a Jets secondary that has allowed 14.2 receptions (25th) for 178 yards (22nd), and 2.2 touchdowns (31st) per game to wide receivers over the last five weeks. Bring it back with Jets tight end Ryan Griffin who had five grabs for 109 yards and a score last week and should be able to take advantage of the Raiders defense which has given up 5.2 receptions for 52 yards, and 0.8 TDs per game to the position over the last five weeks.

Bring it back with: Ryan Griffin (NYJ): $5,600

RB Bo Scarbrough (DET): $6,400 / DEF Lions (DET): $5,000
I’m kind of surprised I’m not seeing more buzz around Scarbrough heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Redskins. Scarbrough was signed just before the last game and made an immediate impact with 14 carries for 55 yards and a score. Next up for the Lions new feature back is a Redskins run defense that has allowed 126 rushing yards (31st) and 0.75 touchdowns (20th) per game to running backs over the last five weeks. The Lions defense is overpriced which should keep their ownership percentage down despite a favorable matchup against a rookie quarterback, Dwayne Haskins. The Lions come in as a small Vegas favorite which could also give Scarbrough and the Lions defense a positive game script.

Low-Owned Stud

Saquon Barkley (RB – NYG): $7,900
Barkley’s salary if very appealing but he should still come in with a low ownership percentage in a perceived tough matchup against the Bears. However, the Bears run defense hasn’t been anything special recently allowing 93 rushing yards (19th) and 1.2 touchdowns (31st) per game on the ground to running backs over the last five weeks. Barkley should also get plenty of involvement in the Giants passing game against a Bears defense that has allowed 6.6 receptions (31st) for 48 yards (23rd) to pass-catching backs this year. He is an interesting pivot off of the likely chalk running back options like Alvin Kamara and Nick Chubb at around the same price range.

Low-Owned Fliers

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Brad Richter is a featured writer at FantasyPros and a contributor at DailyOverlay. For more from Brad, you can view his archive or follow him @RotoPilot.

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