I’m basically a genius (I’m not…I’m dumb) – but here’s my Thanksgiving Day lineup
I hopped all over the ability to give you all a quick glimpse into why I’m going to make some serious money today via my DraftKings lineup. Or finish outside the top 18,650 and come away with no money. Who can know, really? Either way, let’s dive in!
I’m going with my man Drew Brees ($6,700). Brees has been a beast his entire career, and this Saints team is S.C.A.R.Y. If they somehow could have also played in Monday night’s game between the Rams and Chiefs, he would have led them to score 50+ points as well. I thought about Matty Ice, but I can only go with so many Falcons in today’s lineup (as you’ll see shortly). That, and I trust New Orleans’ defense more than Atlanta’s.
Alvin Kamara ($8,300) and Tarik Cohen ($5,300) are both safe picks today.
Kamara is coming off one of his worst game of the season, so expect him to come out swinging. I say one of his worst games, but he still ran for 71 and caught a 37 yard TD pass. He’s the most dangerous RB in the flat when Brees drops back. His combined yardage is always staggering, and he’s going to make that Atlanta defense look foolish.
With Mitch Trubisky out, Cohen’s number is likely to be called. A lot. He averages under 50 yards per game on the ground, but is a beast coming out of the backfield in the passing game. Get into it.
As I mentioned above, I can’t have too many Falcons players in one team, but I am putting my trust in Julio Jones ($8,300) and Mohamed Sanu ($4,500). Jones is a no-brainer, so I won’t dignify you with an explanation. Sanu is less of a no-brainer, but he averages about 4 catches for 47 yards per game. He’ll have plenty of opportunity to get free on the Saints defensive backs.
My third receiver pick is Anthony Miller ($4,400). Without Trubisky this could be a risky pick, but Chase Daniels could get him the ball. And should. He’s caught a touchdown in 3 of his last 4 games and he’s playing the Detroit Lions…
I’m giving a lot of love to the Bears today. Trey Burton ($4,000) gives the Chicago offense a dependable option over the middle, up the seam, and in the end zone.
Originally I had Allen Robinson, but that’s too much Chicago. Then I realized I hadn’t picked anyone from the late afternoon game, and Washington is without Alex Smith and Chris Thompson. I trust zero Cowboys. This opens up the lane for “all day” Adrian Peterson ($5,100). It depends on which Dallas defense shows up, but I’m trusting in AP.
I’m going with Khalil Mack. He’s the be- oh. Right. This isn’t an individual thing. I guess that means my pick is the Chicago Bears ($2,900). Chicago sits atop the NFC North (weird, right?), but they’ve struggled a bit on the road. Lucky for them, they’re traveling to Detroit. Unlucky for them, today is Detroit’s Super Bowl (sorry Lions fans!). Looking at the other five defenses today, the Bears are who I want in my lineup.
Ride my coattails to glory!
In case you don’t want to read, but you want a lineup, here you go.
QB – Drew Brees ($6,700)
RB – Alvin Kamara ($8,300)
RB – Tarik Cohen ($5,300)
WR – Julio Jones ($8,300)
WR – Mohamed Sanu ($4,500)
WR – Anthony Miller ($4,400)
TE – Trey Burton ($4,000)
FLEX – Adrian Peterson ($5,100)
DST – Bears ($2,900)
Positions filled: 9/9
Rem Salary: $500
Number of Cowboys selected: 0 (the correct number)
If you want a how-to guide and don’t want to blindly follow me, check out Justin’s how-to.
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