DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 13 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero


Main Slate (11 Games)






Andy Dalton vs. Jets ($4,700)

Andy Dalton simply smiled at this week’s press conference and said “I’m back”. His sub 5-K price tag on DraftKings makes him nearly a lock. Dalton is going to want to prove his worth going forward in spite of the Bengals sad 2019 campaign. Dalton has completed over 60 percent of his passes for 2,252 so far this season. Tyler Boyd should get a usage bump and he is also a discount. Dalton is projected to drop 16 fantasy on DraftKings and that will easily pay off his crate price tag. He’s one of the top values on the slate in cash games.



Ryan Tannehill @ Colts ($5,700)

The revitalization of Ryan Tannehill has been a great story line in 2019. He’s been killing defenses with his arm and legs. He has a young, talented cast of wide receivers around him and a sound running game with Derrick Henry. He’ll get a Colts team that has plugged the run so far this season and that will allow more passing opportunities. Interestingly enough the Colts have allowed the eighth most yards per carry from quarterbacks. Tannehill has been mobil since taking over. I like him in cash games and tournaments week 13.





Running backs



Jamaal Williams @ Giants ($4,500)

Jamaal Williams has become Aaron Rodgers safety valve in the passing game (outside of Davante Adams). He’s the James White of the Packers offense. Williams is nearly a lock for five receptions each game and 15 fantasy points to go with it. His usage is impressive given how much Aaron Jones can be relied on. The truth is they’re nearly in a 50/50 split. For $4,500 he’s Crate favorite week 13. Use him in cash games or tournaments.



Benny Snell vs. Browns ($4,700)

We talk about paying for volume on the cheap all the time and Benny Snell week 13 is no exception to the rule. Snell had 22 touches week 12 in the absence of James Conner with Jaylen Samuels having more of a complimentary role in the passing game. He’ll get a Browns run defense that ranks 25th against the run. Get while the getting is good if you’re looking to pay up at wide receiver week 13.





Wide receivers

Tyler Boyd vs. Jets ($5,500)

Tyler Boyd has been an absolute target monster in 2019 regardless of who has been the quarterback. Unfortunately the targets haven’t always translated into fantasy points. With Andy Dalton coming back and A.J. Green still sidelined the targets are going to keep coming. He caught his first touchdown since week 5, but we’re chasing usage not unpredictable scores. Boyd will get a Jets secondary that has given up the sixth most fantasy points to wide receivers so far this season. Fire him up in cash games and tournaments on the cheap.



Jamison Crowder @ Bengals ($5,600)

The Jets are on the up and up. I say that with little enthusiasm. However, Sam Darnold has found a tight in Ryan Griffin he can lean on, Le’Veon Bell has gotten volume and Jamison Crowder has been a model of consistency. Crowder’s three game touchdown streak came to an end week 12 but they didn’t need him. He’s discounted and i’m using him with Boyd on the other side in an affordable stack. Oddly enough the Bengals have been pretty good against wide receivers as a whole averaging a shade over 15 targets per game. I’ll use crowder in tournaments based on his price and low ownership.





Tight Ends



Ryan Griffin @ Bengals ($4,300)

It was this time last year when Chris Herndon was becoming a fantasy house hold name with Sam Darnold. It didn’t pan out in 2019. Ryan Griffin has slid in nicely with back to back weeks with touchdowns and a fat contract extension from the Jets. There is an elite crowd at the top of the sea week 13 and if we don’t want to pay the Travis Kelce premium, Griffin jumps out. He’s a tournament play for me because of his upside. I don’t feel comfortable enough to use him in cash games, yet.

Dallas Goedert @ Dolphins ($4,100)

The truth is, if Dallas Goedert was with another team he may be elite. That said, he’s being doing just fine in two- tight end sets with Zach Ertz. The Eagles have been inconsistent and unhealthy at wide receiver, leaving the door open for the tight ends. Goedert has been somewhat touchdown dependent but he’s seeing between five and eight targets every week. His price is cheap enough to use him in cash games. Should be noted that Zach Ertz is questionable. If Ertz were to sit the Goedert would become a LOCK in any format.



Defense/Special teams



Ravens vs. 49ers. ($2,800)

The Ravens have been outstanding since week 7 at Seattle from a defensive standpoint. Interceptions, sacks, defensive fumble recoveries and five touchdowns. It is hard to envision Jimmy Garoppolo to fly across the country and do much against this unit. I’m buying at home and at this crate price.