NFL DFS Contrarian Corner - Week 13 (Video)
Brandon Marianne Lee brings us her top contrarian DFS plays for Week 13 of the NFL season
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N. Chubb - RB
Chubb rushed 20 times for 100 yards during Saturday's 17-16 win over the Broncos. He failed to catch his lone target.
Chubb broke off a 40-yard run to essentially seal Cleveland's victory in the fourth quarter, as the rookie reached the century mark for the third time this season. Though he found success on the ground, his five-game touchdown streak came to end. He also wasn't involved in the passing game, failing to catch a pass for the first time since Oct. 21 against the Buccaneers. He'll look to keep up his impressive debut season next Sunday when the Browns square off against the Bengals.
Added 11:45 pm (EST)
A. Smith - QB
Smith (lower leg) has been released from the hospital, Adam Schefter and John Keim of ESPN.com report.
Smith underwent multiple surgeries on a broken fibula and tibia, which resulted in complications due to infection. The incident leaves Smith's future in football uncertain. There is optimism, but not certainty, that Smith will be able to resume his career.
Added 11:42 pm (EST)
P. Lindsay - RB
Lindsay managed only 24 yards on 14 carries, adding four receptions for 20 yards during Saturday's 17-16 loss to Cleveland.
After rattling off six consecutive performances of 60 or more rushing yards between Weeks 7 and 13, Lindsay has managed a meager 54 yards on 28 attempts over his past two outings. The undrafted rookie phenom averaged a jaw-dropping 6.1 yards per carry through his first 12 NFL games, but San Francisco and Cleveland have contained him to fewer than 2.0 YPC with one total touchdown (five scores in three games prior). He's bailed out fantasy owners somewhat with four receptions in back-to-back showings, but Lindsay isn't providing the same electrifying production as he was for the majority of 2018 (60-plus rushing yards or a touchdown in nine of his past 10 appearances prior to Saturday night's disappointing outing). In Week 16, he and an all but eliminated Broncos squad will travel to take on Oakland's 31st-ranked rush defense.
Added 11:41 pm (EST)
B. Mayfield - QB
Mayfield completed 18 of 31 passes for 188 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 17-16 win over the Broncos. He also lost a fumble.
Though Mayfield threw for only 188 yards, he started the game off with a bang when he connected with Breshad Perriman for a 31 yard touchdown pass during Cleveland's first drive. The rookie gun-slinger also threw a short touchdown pass to fellow rookie Antonio Callaway in the fourth quarter, giving the Browns the lead and ultimately the victory. He did, however, commit two turnovers and now has four interceptions in his past three games. Mayfield will look to keep his team's playoff hopes alive next Sunday against the Bengals.
Added 11:39 pm (EST)
Roby (facial laceration) has returned to Saturday's game against the Browns, Kyle Fredrickson of the Denver Post reports.
Roby's return will help a depleted Denver secondary, which lost Branden Langley to a concussion and Jamar Taylor to ejection earlier.
Added 11:25 pm (EST)
Roby left Saturday night's game against the Browns with a facial laceration, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.
Roby is one of three Denver cornerbacks no longer in the game. Earlier, Jamar Taylor (ejection) and Brendan Langley (concussion) were forced to leave the game.
Added 10:56 pm (EST)
J. Taylor - DB
Taylor was ejected from Saturday night's game against the Browns after making contact with Cleveland's Breshard Perriman after a play, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.
Taylor becomes the third Bronco cornerback to leave the game. Brendan Langley left earlier with a concussion, then Bradley Roby left with a facial laceration.
Added 10:51 pm (EST)
B. Langley - DB
Langley will not return to Saturday's game against the Browns after suffering a concussion, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Langley exited to be evaluated in the first quarter and is now in the league-mandated concussion protocol. The 24-year-old must clear the protocol before being available Week 16 against the Raiders.
Added 9:53 pm (EST)