NFL DFS Week 12: Top Stacks & Team You Should Play Sunday
Week 11 was one of the most clear-cut days in daily fantasy sports (DFS). If you didn't play Jonathan Taylor or Justin Jefferson, you likely didn't win much, if at all.
Those two players scored a combined seven touchdowns and totaled nearly 400 yards of offense. Taylor scored 56.4 DFS points himself, while Jefferson scored 40.2 points. Those were two of the best performances you'll ever see from a running back and a wide receiver.
Week 12 will be even more difficult as six teams play on Thanksgiving and multiple teams are on bye. So our Sunday options, for NFL betting and DFS, are going to be even more limited than usual. So without further ado, let’s get into our favorite stacks and plays for Week 12!
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Best Week 12 DFS Stacks
Rams QB Matthew Stafford ($7,100) and WR Odell Beckham ($5,000)
The Rams will take on the Packers in Week 12 after a much-needed Week 11 bye. Will this be the week that Stafford and Beckham get on the same page? It seems possible as the Packers just allowed nearly 200 yards to Justin Jefferson last week.
Stafford should have no problem lighting up this secondary in the biggest game of the week. After two bad weeks, this feels like a game in which Stafford will easily eclipse 300 passing yards and throw multiple touchdowns.
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49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ($5,700) and WR Brandon Aiyuk ($5,300)
Don’t look now, but the offense for the 49ers is finally clicking. A big reason why is Jimmy Garoppolo, who finally looks healthy for the first time this season. He’s scored at least 15.3 DFS points in four consecutive weeks as he’s thrown at least two touchdowns in three straight games.
Consider stacking him with Brandon Aiyuk, who has seen 26 targets over the last four weeks. He's had two excellent games in Week 9 and Week 11, and could be in for another solid day against one of the NFL's weakest pass defenses (Vikings).
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Texans QB Tyrod Taylor ($5,300) and WR Brandin Cooks ($5,800)
If you are searching for a cheap DFS play at quarterback, consider Tyrod Taylor in Week 12. The Texans will host the Jets, who have allowed a ton of points to opposing quarterbacks. Taylor had a strong showing in Week 11, rushing for two touchdowns against the Titans.
He should have even more passing production against one of the league’s worst secondaries. Brandin Cooks isn't a bad flex play this week either, as he's been Taylor's top target whenever they are on the field together. Don't be surprised if these two connect on multiple big plays down the field on Sunday.
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Best NFL Week 12 DFS Team For Sunday’s Games
|QB||Jimmy Garoppolo||49ers vs. Vikings||$5,700|
|RB||Christian McCaffrey||Panthers vs. Dolphins||$9,000|
|RB||James Robinson||Falcons vs. Jaguars||$6,200|
|WR||Brandon Aiyuk||49ers vs. Vikings||$5,300|
|WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||Rams vs. Packers||$5,000|
|WR||Elijah Moore||Jets vs. Texans||$5,600|
|TE||Pat Freirmuth||Steelers vs. Bengals||$4,300|
|FLEX||A.J. Dillon||Rams vs. Packers||$5,900|
|D/ST||Steelers||Steelers vs. Bengals||$2,700|
Note: Based on a $50,000 salary cap for the week and for Sunday daytime contests
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Christian McCaffrey is officially back as he's posted two elite games in the last two weeks. Against Washington, McCaffrey caught seven passes for 60 yards and a score. Over the previous two games, he's totaled 280 yards of offense. He is a clear-cut RB1 again this week as the Panthers are set to take on the Dolphins. Even at $9,000, he is a steal on your sports betting app considering his super-high floor.
If you are searching for a cheap tight end to play this week, consider Pat Freiermuth. On Sunday, the Steelers will be without Eric Ebron, who is set to have knee surgery this week. That means Freiermuth will be the every-down starter going forward and could have a big day against the slow linebackers of the Bengals. He's already one of the team's best red-zone weapons, scoring four touchdowns in as many weeks.