Week 13 DFS Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel
Welcome back, winner. Glad to see you’re back for another round of DFS picks, and Week 13 was a tough one to pick from. Most players’ salaries have gone up in the past few weeks making it difficult to pick out the value picks for the week.
But, don’t worry I have your back with my top value picks at each position. This lineup will leave you in the win column with your head-to-head matchups.
Just as a reminder, DraftKings has a salary base of $50,000, and FanDuel has a base of $60,000. Now, let’s get into it.
Week 13 DFS Picks:
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (DK $6,300 FD $7,400)
Joe Burrow is slowly trending back up in fantasy as he had a bad couple of weeks before last week’s blowout. This week he has the Chargers secondary. The Chargers aren’t bad against quarterbacks but have given up a ton of points the last couple of weeks. This game should be a shootout and Burrow will get his points.
Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts (DK $6,100 FD $7,500)
Carson Wentz has been under the radar this season. But if you look at his stats he has only scored under 10 fantasy points three times this season. Aside from those three games has not scored under 17 fantasy points. This week he has the Texans who are in the top-10 of worst fantasy defenses to quarterbacks. Don’t overthink it, plug Wentz in.
Other Value Pick: Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (DK $6,000 FD $7,500)
Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers (DK $6,000 FD $7,600)
Elijah Mitchell has been nothing but impressive since he got the starting role. Coming back after his injury, he drops 133 yards on the ground with a touchdown. This week he has the Seahawks who just let J.D. McKissic and Antiono Gibson run all over them last week. Mitchell should be your RB1 pick in DFS for Week 13. The fact that he isn’t in the top three salaries is disrespectful. He will have a huge game against this defense this week.
Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins (DK $5,800 FD $6,400)
Myles Gaskin is finally taking over as the lead back we all had him set out to be. He has the Giants this week who are the fifth-worst against fantasy running backs. In the past two weeks, Gaskin has scored 18.6 and 19.2 fantasy points. He has been great on the ground and it’s only a matter of time till he uses his pass-catching ability. Gaskin is a top-value pick this week that is sure to score close to 20 fantasy points.
Other Value Pick: Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions (DK $5,400 FD $6,500)
Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (DK $7,300 FD $7,600)
Justin Jefferson is the number one receiver for Minnesota, but don’t count out Adam Thielen. In the past two weeks, Thielen has scored over 20 fantasy points in both games. Thielen is one of the only receivers properly priced this week. He is a must-start in DFS as they have the Lions this week. Kirk Cousins loves to look at Thielen’s way. So expect a lot of targets and red zone looks.
Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (DK $5,800 FD $6,600)
Tee Higgins is so underrated in fantasy. He can go off every week and he showed it last week against the Steelers. This week the Bengals have the Chargers. All their focus will be on Ja’Marr Chase, so Higgins will be open on a lot of looks. He is a solid PPR option who does not drop the ball often.
Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans (DK $5,900 FD $6,700)
Aside from a couple of bad games, Brandin Cooks has been a fantasy stud. This week he has the Colts who are not great against wide receivers this year. On average they are giving up 24 fantasy points. Cooks is the only option through the air and will have another big day against this defense. For the price Cooks is a great flex option this week.
Other Value Pick: Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons (DK $5,300 FD $5,900)
Noah Fant, Denver Broncos (DK $4,400 FD $5,900)
You could go a lot of different ways at tight end this week, but I like Noah Fant against the Chiefs. The Chiefs are the sixth-worst fantasy defense against tight ends this year. Fant hasn’t been amazing this year but has had some big games. This week I see him having a solid game against their division rival.
Other Value Pick: Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (DK $4,500 FD $5,800)
Arizona Cardinals (DK $3,400 FD $5,000)
The Cardinals have the Bears this week. The Bears did look a little bit better with Andy Dalton as the quarterback, but the Cardinals have been one of the hottest fantasy defenses as of late. The Cardinals have been one of the top teams in sacks and I expect Dalton to be under pressure all game.
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