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INDIANAPOLIS --- 6 fewer teams to choose players from after Thanksgiving, but plenty of match-ups to take advantage of in week 12.
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STEVE'S FANDUEL WEEK 12 LINEUP
QB - Carson Palmer (ARZ, $8,100)
RB - Chris Johnson (ARZ, $6,800)
RB - Thomas Rawls (SEA, $6,300)
WR - DeAndre Hopkins (HOU, $9,400)
WR - Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ, $7,400)
WR - Brandin Cooks (NO, $7,300)
TE - Jimmy Graham (SEA, $5,500)
K - Adam Vinatieri (IND, $4,700)
DEF - Chiefs ($4,500)
Total Salary - $60,000; Remaining Salary - $0
The Chiefs defense is the bargain of the week. They are so far down the defense price list, you have to scroll but have averaged more than 16 FanDuel points over the past month. This week they face Buffalo.
Adam Vinatieri is a sneaky kicker pick, in my opinion. He's averaging 10 FanDuel points per game with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback.
I chose to find a cheap option at tight end this week, because I couldn't pass up the more expensive receivers. With Marshawn Lynch injured, Jimmy Graham has to be more involved now, right? Regardless, the price tag is worth the risk.
I expect the Cardinals to score a lot of points against the 49ers, and that's why I went with the super stack of Palmer to Fitzgerald with Chris Johnson as well at running back. The trio scored about 77 points in the first meeting between these two teams.
Thomas Rawls has been too good for Seattle not to play in my lineup this week. Hopefully, his ownership percentage won't be too high to make it not worth it.
Houston and New Orleans face each other, and I expect a lot of points. I don't think either defense can effectively cover Hopkins or Cooks. Plus, both are red hot. Hopkins comes off his 6th game this year with 20 points, and Cooks is averaging 21.3 points per game over his past three games.