DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2020 Week 13 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Week 13

DraftKings (Main Slate)








Jared Goff @ Cardinals ($5,800)

Jared Goff will get a favorable matchup week 13 against a middle of the road Arizona Cardinals secondary. We know 50 + % of his throws will be thrown to Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, whom are $5,900-$6,100 respectively. His ownership will be WAY down after a tough home loss week 12 to the 49ers. His stability is not enough for cash games but he’ll make an affordable tournament play using DeAndre Hopkins or Christian Kirk in a run back as a part of the game stack.



Kirk Cousins vs. Jaguars ($6,400)

Kirk Cousins is a scary fantasy quarterback. His floor is LOW, but he has no shortage of talent around him when factoring in the best running back in football (Dalvin Cook) and arguably the best wide receiver duo with Adam Thielen-Justin Jefferson. The Jaguars have been atrocious on defense, making Cousins a good value with upside. He's attempted at least 30 passes in three games in a row, including two outings with at least 36 attempts. He’s getting Thielen back after he missed week 12 with Covid-19, adding to the Vikings arsenal. He’s fine in tournaments if he continues to sling it at a high clip.

Bonus: Mitchell Trubisky vs. Lions ($5,400)




Running Backs



David Montgomery vs. Lions ($5,500)

Dollar for dollar, David Montgomery may be one of the best running back options on the main slate week 13, and he’s become involved in the passing game on a flat Bears offense. Monty has 100 + yards from scrimmage in two of the last three games and he’ll get a bottom-5 Lions run defense week 13 that is allowing 133 yards a game on the ground. Classic case of getting volume on the cheap in what looks to be a favorable game script. Over the last seven weeks the Lions have allowed seven running backs to drop 15 or more fantasy points (PPR) against them. He’s also getting the goal line work. Im comfortable using Montgomery in cash games and tournaments based on his guaranteed volume and recent upside he’s shown.

Kenyan Drake vs. Rams ($5,700)
Most people do not realize that the Cardinals are a heavy oriented team that starts with Kyler Murray. However, Murray is ailing and Kenyan Drake has been left to pick up the bulk of carries. Another classic example of volume on the cheap! The Rams are a solid defensive unit, but sometimes we have to disregard that when a running back is locked into close to 20 touches at a value. Drake will be a free agent in 2021, which is essentially an audition for a future job over the next few weeks. He is on pace for nearly 1,100 yards. He is tied for 11th in the league with four runs of at least 20 yards. He is ninth in touchdown runs. I have no faith in him for cash games, but the upside is there for tournaments week 13.

Bonus: Cam Akers @ Cardinals ($4,500)



Wide Receivers



Collin Johnson @ Vikings ($3,300)

Keelan Cole and Laviska Shenault were firmly in play week 12 as values and both disappointed. However, Collin Johnson clicked with Mike Glennon early and often catching 4-of-8 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown. The health of D.J. Chark is pivotal in my exposure to Johnson week 13, but he’s a name to keep a close eye on because of his matchup and near free price tag. Especially if we are paying up at Running Back. The practice reps between Glennon and Johnson have been continuous and the big bodied receiver could be relied on heavily again week 13 as the Jaguars face a Vikings secondary that is ranked 25th in the NFL.



Brandin Cooks vs. Colts ($5,600)

Just as we were getting excited about Will Fuller playing a full season, he ends up getting caught cheating (PED’S) and will be out the remainder of 2020. Brandin Cooks has had a fantastic season so far and should pick up Fuller’s usage. Deshaun Watson has been playing out of his mind, and without stability in the backfield, he’ll be forced to sling against a Colts defense that is probably not as good as we thought it was. Cooks remains on pace for his most receiving yards (1,045). I can’t use him in cash games but his usage bump and upside make him FIRMLY in play for tournaments.

Bonus: Tee Higgins @ Dolphins ($4,600)




Tight Ends



Evan Engram @ Seahawks ($4,900)

If there has been any sense of offensive stability for the Giants in 2020, it’s been Evan Engram. He helped carry DFS lineups week 12 against the Bengals (6/129) and heading to Seattle week 13, he’ll be leaned on once again. Daniel Jones does NOT appear to be playing, making Colt McCoy the starter in a tough road test. The Seahawks have been atrocious defending the pass, but McCoy may be forced to lean on the freakishly talented Engram and pepper him with targets. Tight End is a dumpster fire, and to me, based on price, usage, matchup, Engram feels about the safest point per dollar option on the main slate. Dallas Goedert had a field day against the Seahawks a week ago.



Dallas Goedert @ Packers ($4,300)

Dallas Goedert is BACK! Over the last two weeks he’s caught 12-of-16 targets for 152 yards and two touchdowns averaging close to 20 PPR points over that small stretch. With Zach Ertz set to return, the masses may get off of Goedert based on that notion. The truth is, he’ll remain a heavy part of the game plan in a script where the Eagles figure to be trailing the Packers. Carson Wentz has been leaning on his lone source of stability (Goedert) including the running game. Right behind Engram, Dallas Goedert is my favorite tight end week 13z

Bonus: Kyle Rudolph vs. Jaguars ($3,400)




Defense/Special Teams



Saints @ Falcons ($3,600)

The Saints defense are playing out of their MINDS. Nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 14 sacks over the last four games. That translates to 15 DraftKings during that stretch. There will be no fooling around this week with defenses for me. I need stability and there are FAR too many defenses that can hurt us more than help our rosters.