Brett Hundley vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brett Hundley is coming off the best game of his career in what was seemingly a tough matchup. How does he follow that up? With a game against a Buccaneers defense that is currently one of the worst in points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. This Packers offense is actually starting to find a rhythm, and Hundley can provide you with points with both his arm and his legs. I expect to see another good performance from Hundley in this one, to the tune of 280 yards passing and two touchdowns. He’s not really on the radar in season-long leagues unless you are desperate, but in DFS he will be a very cheap option that will allow you to build your lineup in other areas.
Tarik Cohen vs. San Francisco 49ers: Although his snap counts have been very inconsistent, and he hasn’t been very productive as of late, this is my sneaky call of the week. The 49ers defense is among the league’s worst in receptions and touchdowns allowed to opposing running backs, which should put this matchup right up Cohen’s alley. It will likely be a low-scoring game, and the Bears could rely heavily on their two running backs in this one, meaning that Cohen’s snap count should rise, allowing for more opportunities to score. I’m looking for Cohen to be more involved in the passing game here, bringing in six catches for 75 yards and a score. It would take guts to put him into your DFS and especially seasonal lineups, but it’s the type of play that if it hits, it could set you up for a good day.
Paul Richardson vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Richardson is becoming Russell Wilson’s go-to guy with games of eight and seven targets respectively over the last two weeks. Those games have translated into 56 and 70-yard totals. In Week 13, Richardson draws a matchup against the red-hot Eagles. This game has the potential of being the highest scoring game on the slate this week. Given the Seahawks’ inability to establish a running game, Wilson and the passing attack will be left to try to matchup points in this game. Richardson could capitalize on this, going for 95 yards and a score on six catches here. He may be a name that is overlooked, and his value might be too tough to pass on.
Jared Cook vs. New York Giants: Jared Cook has been largely invisible in the Raiders’ passing attack over the last several games, and he has not posted a touchdown since Week 3. So, what is the allure of putting him into your lineup? It’s the Giants. Now, I know they have ended the touchdown allowed streak and been playing well on defense the last two weeks, but I see this as a game in which the Raiders attack the middle of the field. With Michael Crabtree out for the game, Derek Carr will have to find another guy to throw to, and that will be Cook. Plug him into your lineup, and his five catches for 55 yards and a score will easily exceed his price if you use him in DFS.
Josh Lambo vs. Indianapolis Colts: Look for the Jaguars to be able to move the ball very easily in this matchup, which will provide Lambo with plenty of chances to score. He will also be very low-priced, which is what we all look for when filling in the kicker position in DFS lineups.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns: After two very strong performances by the Chargers defense, they now head back home to host the Cleveland Browns. This should make them a highly owned team, but this is a unit that will provide you with a safe floor nonetheless.