DFS Lineup: Week 16

Tyler Orginski @TOrginski

DFS Lineup: Week 16

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I will be addressing the Draft Kings main slate for cash games. Cash games include head to head matchups, 50/50’s and double-ups.

In this article, DVOA will be frequently referenced. DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent.


Mitchell Trubisky vs. 49ers’ ($6,300 DK)

  • 49ers allow 20.3 DK points to QBs per game this season
  • In 3 of the last 4 games, 49ers have allowed a QB1
  • 49ers have allowed 2+ passing TDs in 11 of 14 games
  • Injuries have riddled the 49ers’ secondary
  • Trubisky offers additional upside with his legs

Running Backs

Ezekiel Elliott vs. Tampa Bay ($9,000 DK)

  • Tampa Bay’s run defense comes in at 30th DVOA and 25th yards allowed per carry
  • In 6 straight games, Zeke has at least 100 yards from scrimmage and 25 touches
  • Tampa Bay gives up 30.4 DK points to RBs per game this season
  • Tampa Bay has allowed more RB touchdowns (21) than any team in football
  • Cowboys have 27.5 implied points, sixth highest on the slate

Nick Chubb vs. Bengals ($7,300 DK)

  • Bengals run defense comes in at 28th DVOA and 23rd yards allowed per carry
  • Nick Chubb is PFF’s No. 2 RB among 58 qualifiers. He leads the NFL in yards after contact per attempt. No. 1 in Elusive Rating. (@adamlevitan)
  • The Bengals have allowed the second most RB touchdowns (20) in the NFL
  • Since the Hyde trade, Chubb has seen 90% of the Browns RB carries, and the Bengals face an average of 23.8 RB carries per game
  • The Bengals give up DK points (32.2) to RBs, more than any other team

Wide Receivers

Robert Woods vs. Cardinals ($6,600)

  • Since Kupp went down, Woods has seen a steady target share of 11 – 8 – 13 – 9
  • Woods plays in the slot and will avoid Patrick Peterson
  • Cardinals slot corner Budda Baker has allowed 46/57 passing for 479 yards and 2 TDs on coverage this season
  • The Rams 29.25 implied point total is the second highest on the slate

Robby Anderson vs. Packers ($4,500 DK)

  • Anderson has 18 targets since Darnold returned in Week 14
  • The Packers have allowed the most receiving touchdowns (10) to opposing teams WR1
  • Anderson’s average depth of target with Enunwa off the field is 19.7 yards (Enunwa is out)
  • Green Bay is allowing 41.6 DK points per game to opposing WRs this season

Curtis Samuel vs. Falcons ($4,500 DK)

  • Falcons pass defense comes in at 30th DVOA and 21st yards allowed per pass
  • Over the last 3 weeks, Samuel has seen 23 targets and 93.6% of the offensive snaps
  • Curtis Samuel is an elite after the catch threat. The Panthers will feed him underneath targets to get him into space, boosting his floor
  • This preseason, Taylor Heinicke‘s favorite receiver was Curtis Samuel who totaled a 25% target market share and a 38% yardage market share when he was under center. (@ScottBarrettDFB)

Tight End

Evan Engram vs. Colts ($4,600 DK)

  • Engram has gone 11-152 on 17 targets in the two games without Odell Beckham Jr. this season
  • Colts allow 14.8 DK points per game to the TE this season
  • Engram has played 13 games without Beckham in his career, averaging 4.6 receptions for 55 yards on 8 targets per game
  • The Colts allow 55.8% of their receiving TDs to come from TEs, 1st in the league


Elijah McGuire vs. Packers ($4,700 DK)

  • McGuire has 21 and 20 touches for 83 and 71 yards over the last two weeks (4 targets in each game)
  • Packers run defense comes in at 29th DVOA and 17th yards allowed per carry
  • The Packers have allowed a top 24 RB in all but 2 games this season
  • Packers have placed starting nose tackle Kenny Clark on Injured Reserve. Pro Football Focus grades Clark as the #8 interior defensive lineman


Patriots vs Bills ($2,500 DK)

  • Bills implied total is 13.5 points
  • Allen has thrown 4 interceptions in his last 3 games
  • Bills will struggle on the road in December at Foxborough

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