DraftKings Week 12 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks

DraftKings Week 12 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks

Another week, another main slate where it looks like we should favor balanced roster construction and mid-range plays will decide things. (For more on balanced roster construction, check out the Week 9 Raybon's Review.)

Quarterback

Russell Wilson ($7,000) is the highest-scoring player in fantasy and has six 25-point games this season while no other player has more than four. He's the top cash play on the slate against a 49ers defense ranked 21st in QB aFPA. If Wilson isn't the week's top scorer, the next-best bet is Tom Brady ($7,700) against a Dolphins defense ranked 26th in QB aFPA. Matt Ryan ($6,400), however, has an implied total of 28 himself and makes cash lineups work better. The Bucs defense is ranked 25th in QB aFPA and have allowed the second-most passing yards per game on the road in the league (304.6).

In tournaments, Cam Newton ($6,600) is in a good spot against a Jets defense ranked 27th in QB aFPA. GPP leverage scores are telling us it's time to be greedy when others are fearful and target Alex Smith ($6,500), who provides leverage not only because his probability of hitting GPP value is greater than his projected ownership implies, but also due to the fact that a much larger percentage of the field is expected to invest in the Chiefs running game with Kareem Hunt instead. 

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