DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 12 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Week 12 (DraftKings) Main Slate (11 Games)


Baker Mayfield vs. Dolphins ($5,900)

Things are gradually starting to click for Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense. He’s thrown only one interception in the last four games. He will get the lowly Dolphins week 12 in a dreamy matchup. Kareem Hunt has become an immediate weapon for Baker’s artillery. Jarvis Landry has the “revenge game” narrative and we’re all waiting on the Odell Beckham break out game. Mayfield is a cash game lock week 12.

Jeff Driskel @ Redskins ($5,500)

Jeff Driskel has filled in nicely for Matthew Stafford over the past couple weeks. He’s averaged 23 fantasy points through the air and has added rushing equity as well (6 carries and 44 yards the past two weeks). He was stellar against the Bears and Cowboys the past two weeks which will likely continue against a Redskins defense that just allowed four touchdowns to Sam Darnold. I think Driskel is fine in cash games and tournaments week 12.


Miles Sanders vs. Seahawks ($5,000)

It does NOT appear that Jordan Howard will suit up for the Eagles week 12 show down with the Seahawks at home. Miles Sanders is expected to take on the lead role again. The Seahawks have been a middle of the road run defense and outside of Zach Ertz, the Eagles pass catching cast has been decimated by injuries and poor play. I’d expect a heavy dose of Sanders week 12. He had nearly 85% of the snap rate and leads all rookie running backs in receiving yards. He’ll be a low owned tournament play. His upside has yet to be seen but it’s coming.

Bo Scarbrough @ Redskins ($4,200)

There is something about Alabama running backs that has us always coming back at one point or another. After Kerryon Johnson went down the Lions have been mediocre at best. Bo Scarbrough became the bell cow week 11, with 14 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. He’ll get an atrocious Redskins run defense week 12 and look to pick up where he left off a week ago. If I were guaranteed 20 touches from him i’d be all in. Jeff Driskel has filled in nicely for Matthew Stafford and he’ll be able to move the ball down field. Scarbrough is a cash game salary saver but he no lock. Bonus:Kalen Ballage

Wide receivers

Hunter Renfrow @ Jets ($4,500)

In spite of Derek Carr’s pretty decent season he hasn’t had a true wide receiver to depend on weekly. Darren Waller has served as that. Hunter Renfrow has been solid over the last four weeks catching 19-of-22 passes with two touchdowns. The offense needs to come from somewhere and if Josh Jacobs is in fact ruled out, Renfrow’s usage should escalate. He’s a fine tournament play week 12.

Randall Cobb @ Patriots ($4,800)

We have seen vintage Randall Cobb over the last two weeks. He’s caught 10-of-15 targets with back to back 100+ receiving yard games and two touchdowns. The Cowboys are going to have difficulty moving the ball against the Patriots in the air and that will hurt Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper the most. Randall Cobb should be leaned on in the middle of the field if the Cowboys intend on moving the ball. I think Cobb is in play for tournaments but is nowhere near a cash game play.

Tight End

Noah Fant @ Bills ($3,900)

The tight end sea of mediocrity is becoming more like a murky swamp land but the good news is that we all shop in the same body of water together. Brandon Allen and Noah Fant have clicked the last two weeks and we can attribute some of that to Emmanuel Sanders departure and Allen using Fant as a big bodied safety valve. Fant was targeted 11 times last week and had a long touchdown the week before. He grades out as a top-5 tight end on the slate and comes at a Crate price. The Bills have been stout on defense but at his price, Fant doesn’t have to be Travis Kelce.

Jonnu Smith vs. Jaguars ($3,600)

Ryan Tannehill has been... competent. With little weaponry around him he has leaned on Jonnu Smith in the absence of Delanie Walker. Smith has been no model of consistency from a fantasy point perspective, but he’s averaged six targets a game over the last three weeks. Smith is another player that doesn’t have to do much to pay off his cheap week 12 price tag. He’s a fine cash game tight end in a home matchup against the Jaguars. If Delanie Walker plays, look elsewhere.

Defense/Special teams

Patriots vs. Cowboys ($3,300)

The Patriots offense has been essentially their offense overall in 2019. They are severely underpriced at home week 12 against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. The Pats defense are coming a five sack performance week 11 and will be making things hard for Prescott week 12. I’ll have the Patriots defense in every single lineup I make this weekend.