The Ultimate DFS Football Guide: Week 12

Welcome to the Ultimate Daily Fantasy Football Guide. We are delivering the best value plays from each major Daily Fantasy Sports site each week.

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The Ultimate Daily Fantasy Football Guide will be broken up into three sections for each DFS site:

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Top 3’s– These are the top 3 undervalued players for that DFS site. These guys are going to outperform their salary and lead you to tons of cash.

Stack Attacks– Looking for high upside plays? Stack these two players from the same team to double up on points this week. Great for large tournaments!

Expert Roster– This is a roster hand crafted by your DFS expert. Feel free to use or tinker with as you wish.

 Blurbs of Reason (BOR) at the bottom of our Top 3’s and Expert Rosters. This will provide quick explanations of what our DFS experts are thinking. Enjoy!


By Evan Hale, @EHaleYea


Top 3’s


Josh McCown $5500 @ StL

Collin Kaepernick $7900  @ Was

Eli Manning $6300 vs Dal

BOR: McCown doesn’t turn the ball over, has great weapons, averages 7 yards per reception, and Cutler is highly questionable for Week 12. Eli faces a Dallas defense who gives up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and Kaep travels to Washington who gives up the 5th most fantasy points to quarteracks.



Frank Gore $6800 @ Was

Andre Brown $6800 vs Dal

Rashad Jennings $6600 vs Ten

BOR: Great matchups lend themselves to great games. Washington, Dallas, and Tennessee give up the 3rd, most, and 6th most fantasy points to running backs. A ton of great value running backs this week, but these three have the best matchups and come at a great price.



Wes Welker $7400 @ Den

Jarrett Boykin $6400 vs Min

Dexter McCluster $4600 vs SD

BOR: Given Welker plays, I think he has a statement game against his old team in his old stadium. Boykin does a ton of work after the catch. faces a putrid Vikings secondary, and is Tolzein’s go-to wide out so far. McCluster is at a basement value and is facing a San Diego that will likely key on Charles and Bowe. You can build a solid roster around McCluster.



Coby Fleener $5400 @ Ari

Rob Gronkowski $8200 vs Den

Delanie Walker $5600 @ Oak

BOR: Even though Arizona is considered a stout secondary, they allow the most fantasy points to tight ends which bodes well for Fleener. I love Gronk this week, and every week, and FanDuel still doesn’t raise the salary on elite tight ends. Walker has become Fitzpatrick’s security blanket, and has caught a TD in the past two games.


Stack Attacks

Chi: Josh McCown $5500 and Alshon Jeffrey $6500

GB: Scott Tolzien $6000 and Jarrett Boykin $6400

NYG: Eli Manning $6300 and Hakeen Nicks $5700


Expert Roster

Salary Cap $60K

QB: Tom Brady $8900

RB: Frank Gore $6800

RB: Andre Brown $6800

WR: Victor Cruz $6800

WR: Alshon Jeffery $6500

WR: Eric Decker $5800

TE: Rob Gronkowski $8200

K: Rob Bironas $5000

D/ST: Pittsburgh $5000

BOR: I love my $6800 crew, Brown, Gore, and Cruz, as well as my New England Stack Attack with Brady and Gronk. This roster has a ton of upside, and low floor guys as well. Enjoy!



Draft Kings

By Eric Florin, @That_RedGuy

Top 3’s


Drew Brees @ATL $9,600

Ryan Fitzpatrick @OAK $5,600

Mike Glennon @ DET $6,300

BOR: My sleeper QB of the week is Ryan Fitzpatrick. In the 5 games that Fitzpatrick has played in this year he has averaged 202.4 passing yards per game. Fitzpatrick only started 3 of those 5 games. I see him posting QB1 numbers again this Sunday against the 26th ranked passing defense. No, Drew Brees is not at a very cheap price, but if there is one QB with somewhat of a high price tag I am buying this week, it is Brees.



Zac Stacy vs.CHI $6,200

Andre Brown vs.DAL $6,000

Shane Vereen vs.DEN $5,000

BOR: In Vereen’s first game back, he was targeted 11 times for 8 catches and 65 yards. So much for easing him back in huh? Vereen’s usage will only increase the rest of this season. The two games Vereen has played in this season he has 20 targets, so week 11 was not a fluke. For a RB2 or flex play he is an absolute STEAL. LOVE me some Zac Stacy this week! Stacy is going up against a Bears defense that has allowed 155.5 yards in the last 4 games, along with 6 rushing TDs.



Kendall Wright @OAK $5,700

Alson Jeffery @STL $5,900

Jarret Boykin vs.MIN $4,400

BOR: Alson Jeffery is just not getting noticed by a lot of people as a WR1 for fantasy purposes. He receives the same amount of targets, if not more than Brandon Marshall. Though he does not have as many TDs as Marshall, he is being targeted in the red-zone. So enjoy this cheap value while it lasts. Since Scott Tolzien took over, Jarret Boykin has 13 and 8 total targets in both of those games. It is clear that Tolzien and Boykin have some kind of rapport. Play Boykin with confidence.



Mychal Rivera vs.TEN $3,100

Delanie Walker @OAK $4,500

Julius Thomas @NE $5,300

BOR: The only TE here that I would not be 100% sold on going with this Sunday is Rivera. His targets are very inconsistent, especially when Pryor plays. However, when McGloin played last week, he was targeted early and often. If McGloin gets the start again, Rivera is a GREAT option this week. If Julius Thomas is cleared to play this week, I strongly recommend finding a way to get him into your daily lineups. With Manning’s ankle bothering him he will continue to try to get rid of the ball quickly, making Thomas a more consistent target.


Stack Attack

CHI: Josh McCown $6,200 and Alson Jeffery $5,900

HOU: Case Keenum $7,000 and Andre Johnson $9,000

TB: Mike Glennon $6,300 and Vincent Jackson $7,700


Expert Roster

Salary 50k

QB: Drew Brees $9,600

RB: Zac Stacy $6,200

RB: Eddie Lacy $7,200

WR: Alson Jeffery $5,900

WR: Marques Colston $5,400

TE: Greg Olsen $5,100

FLEX: Shane Vereen $5,000

K: Garrett Hartley $3,000

D/ST: Packers $3,100

BOR: This will likely be my roster for the week. I love this lineup. I think it’s just another example of maximizing a daily roster. For the roster I posted in last week’s article, I made a few changes to the lineup before I entered it into contests. I decided to roll with Vincent Jackson and Marshawn Lynch. But I did not keep Jeffery, Gore, Big Ben, or Antonio Brown in the lineup. My biggest regret was not sticking with my gut and rolling with Antonio Brown. That move hurt a lot. So learn from my mistake, and GO WITH YOUR GUT.


Draft Street

By Andy Getrey, @PatsFever24


Top 3’s


Tony Romo at  NYG $14,010

Eli Manning vs Dallas $12,023

Scott Tolzien vs Minn. $11,067

BOR: Manning & Tolzien are facing terrible pass defenses, which makes their high projections and low salaries an extremely attractive play. Romo has been a top 10 QB all year. Expect a high scoring game against his arch enemy the NYG. 



Andre Brown vs Dallas $10,680

Ben Tate vs Jacksonville $11,084

Zac Stacy vs Chicago $11,994

BOR: Stacy has been one of the waiver wire bargains this year. Coming out of a bye he gets a very bad run defense aka The Ray Rice Special. His high salary is well justified based on his top 10 projections. Brown & Tate are facing 2 of the worst run defenses in football, which make their high projections and low salaries a dream come true.



Vincent Jackson at Detroit $12,878

Danny Amendola vs Denver $8,800

Ruben Randle vs Dallas $7,667

BOR: The law firm of Amendola, Jackson, and Randle, have dream match ups with very reasonable salaries this week. All three games are expected to be high scoring making this law firm fantasy gold.



Garrett Graham vs Jacksonville $7,340

Rob Housler vs Indy $5,616

Delanie Walker at Oakland $7,482

BOR: Housler and Graham are really starting to come on. Having reasonable salaries against a weak pass defenses make this fantasy duo one you want to dance with. Walker has been Fitzpatrick’s go to guy since taking over at QB. The combination of the Raider’s poor pass defense, high projections, and reasonable salary make Walker a top TE this week.



Stack Attacks

PIT: Ben Roethlisberger $12,929 and Antonio Brown $10,694

NYG: Eli Manning $12,023 and Rubin Randle $7,667

NE: Tom Brady $14,267 and Danny Amendola $8,800


Expert Roster

$100K Salary Cap

QB: Scott Tolzien $11,067

QB: Tony Romo $14,010

RB: Zach Stacy $11,994

RB: Ben Tate $11,084

WR: Ruben Randle $7,667

WR: Danny Amendola $8,800

TE: Rob Housler $5,616

FLEX: Eddie Lacy $11,407

FLEX: Andre Brown $10,680

D/ST: Carolina $6,993

Total $99,318

BOR: Tolzein is the sleeper QB of the week. His extremely low salary allows me to stack the rest of the line up with top 10 players. When you can set your line up with 4 top 10 running backs a top 5 quarterback and the top defense, get ready to run to the bank!



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