Week 20 DFS Flex Plays DraftKings 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal We close the NFL year with a nice two-game slate and some big guaranteed prize pools. Since there are only four teams in action, the player pool is smaller, however, there are still some flex players to target.

Running Back

LeGarrette Blount $4,400 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
I wrote about Dion Lewis last week and that panned out. While going back to the well seems like the right thing to do, and it certainly can be, this could also be a Blount week. The Steelers really struggled against the run this season, allowing 90.7 rushing yards per game and 14 rushing touchdowns (one in each of their last four games). Blount was not used much last week, but scored at least one touchdown in the final five games of the season for the Patriot and received plenty of red zone touches. The Patriots did not really need him last week, but that will likely not be the case this week. Lewis' ownership will be high, while Blount can go overlooked.

Ty Montgomery $5,600 at Atlanta Falcons
Montgomery is not going to get a ton of carries, but one of his strengths is one of the Falcons' defense weaknesses, that is, the ability to catch passes out of the backfield. No other team allowed more receptions or receiving yards to opposing running backs this year. Atlanta gave up 109 receptions for 870 yards and six touchdowns. Montgomery was targeted seven times last week and caught six passes for 34 yards. He has received at least four targets in each of his last four games. With injures to the Packers receivers, Montgomery could see more targets out of the backfield this week.

Wide Receiver

Randall Cobb $5,900 at Atlanta Falcons
Cobb is the only healthy receiver for the Packers at this time and remains at a reasonable price, considering how pass happy this offense is and the matchup. The Falcons gave up 2,634 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns to receivers this season. They allowed +2.7 points above expectations to the position. Cobb has received at last seven targets in each playoff game thus far and had the monster three-touchdown game against the Giants. He makes a lot of sense this week.

Mohamed Sanu $4,500 vs. Green Bay Packers
Sanu is not being peppered with a ton of targets, but is catching just about every pass thrown his way and has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games. The Packers were atrocious against opposing receivers, allowing 13.1 receptions and 188.2 receiving yards per game, as well as 26 touchdowns, which was the most allowed by a defense this year. If you expect this game to shootout, like I do, there can be plenty of fantasy goodness from both offenses, including Sanu.

Tight End

Jared Cook $5,100 at Atlanta Falcons
There is no need to beat around the bush here, Cook is the best tight end option of the slate and has a very good matchup. The Falcons gave up 84 receptions for 975 yards and eight touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season. Cook has now received at least eight targets in his last three games and is coming off of a monster game where he caught six of his 11 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown. He could be in for another busy week due to all the injuries to the Packers receivers.

Good luck to all this week. For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal