Friday, December 22, 2017

DFS Round Table: Favorite DraftKings Plays for Week 16

Every week of the 2017 NFL season, our contributors will provide their favorite DraftKings play of the week and share their thoughts in our weekly DFS Round Table post.

In some cases, the play is intended for tournaments (i.e., Guaranteed Prize Pools or GPPs); in other cases, it's for cash games (e.g., head-to-heads and 50-50's). Or both.

Who is your favorite DraftKings play for Week 16?

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Brendan Donahue: Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins ($6,300)

In a year that has been filled with inconsistent performances from most players on a weekly basis, one of the most consistent players on the year has been Jarvis Landry. He has scored double digits on DraftKings every week except for one. In that week, he even had 12 targets but managed only 33 yards as his team was shut out by the Ravens. This week he gets the Chiefs who have given up the most fantasy points to opposing WRs so he should have a rather high floor this week along with high upside.

John Trifone: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers ($6,400)

CMac is coming off a good game, and I expect he’ll build on that this week with a soft matchup against the Tampa defense. Carolina is a big home favorite and McCaffrey should get some solid usage. I like his upside a lot here and his price tag is very reasonable given his floor and his ceiling.

Dan Yanotchko: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers ($6,400)

McCaffrey has an excellent matchup against the Buccaneers. McCaffrey's splits have been decent over the last four as he’s averaged 46 yards rushing and 40 yards receiving with 16 receptions and two touchdowns. He gets a Bucs defense that allows opposing rushers 119.6 yards per game, 4.4 yards per carry, and 15 touchdowns on the year. Carolina will lean on him heavily.

Kevin Hanson: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers ($6,400)

Smith-Schuster has scored 20-plus DK points in three of his last five games including Sunday's game against the Patriots when Antonio Brown left early with a calf injury. Favored by nearly double digits, Le'Veon Bell will be in for another typical huge game, of course. For the receivers, however, Smith-Schuster could/should see double-digit targets with 30-point upside against the Texans, one of the league's most generous defenses to opposing wide receivers this season.

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