Updated: Sunday, Jan. 7 at 12pm ET

Welcome to the NFL Week 18 DFS example lineups! At this point, you should have gone through the entire NFL Week 18 DFS Playbook as well as the Dart Board. If you haven't, you better go back right now and read everything I wrote regarding your lineup builds for both cash games and GPP tournaments. I don't need to reiterate here and waste anyone's time. This is going to be quite the Week 18 and we are going to see some really whacked-out lineups across the board. That will help us in cash, but it's going to make things a little cray cray in tournaments, so unless you have a ton of discretionary money to throw around, I wouldn't be overly-investing this final week. Yes, it's a fun time and anything can happen, but just be smart about how much you play and how you are constructing your lineups for every kind of contest.

VERY IMPORTANT – You are going to have to pay VERY close attention to the Inactives Report today as we are waiting on a ton of news as to who is out and who is playing. A lot of last-minute decisions will be made by teams and we are likely to make some pivots to our lineups. Unfortunately, this is what Week 18 is all about, so be prepared. We need more value to open up and it probably will, but not until about an hour before kick-off.



Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

**Be sure to check the Playbook and Dart Board for late changes

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!


According to Adam Schefter:

Raiders are listing RB Josh Jacobs as out for Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos.

Jaguars activated WR Christian Kirk from off injured reserve to play Sunday at Tennessee.

Chiefs’ TE Travis Kelce needs 16 receiving yards today vs. the Chargers to record his eight straight season of at least 1,000 receiving yards. Chiefs are expected to give Kelce a chance to get it today even though their playoff seed and spot is locked in.

Packers activated TE Luke Musgrave off injured reserve for Sunday’s game vs. Chicago.

Players ruled out for this weekend include Lamar Jackson, Odell Beckham., Kevin Zeitler, Marlon Humphrey, Noah Brown, Jonathan Greenard, Amari Cooper, Myles Garrett (pictured), Dustin Hopkins, Greg Newsome, Juan Thornhill, Byron Murphy, Brian O’Neill, Jameson Williams, Aaron Rodgers, Zach Wilson, Trent Brown, Hunter Henry, Jonathan Allen, DeVonta Smith, Darius Slay, Mike McGlinchey, Josh Jacobs, Michael Mayer, Rashee Rice, Donovan Smith, L’Jarius Sneed, Kadarius Toney, Keenan Allen, Joey Bosa, Christian McCaffrey, Arik Armstead, Ji’Ayir Brown, Ambry Thomas, Darnell Mooney, A.J. Dillon, Bradley Chubb and Xavien Howard.

Other News:

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports Raheem Mostert (ankle/knee) is not expected to play in Week 18 against the Bills.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 18 against the Bills.

Joshua Palmer has cleared concussion protocol and will play in Week 18 against the Chiefs.

Hunter Henry (knee) won’t play in Week 18 against the Jets.


CLE/CIN -- Cold, a few spotty rain and/or snow showers. Winds 10-15mph.

NYJ/NE -- Lots of snow falling Saturday night, rain Sunday morning and more snow right around game time. Sustained 20-25 mph wins with the potential of gusts up to 50 mph. Terrible conditions overall but still interested in the ground game.

PHI/NYG -- Some rain and possible snow with sustained winds around 10-15 mph


As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Cowboys: Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Jake Ferguson or Brandin Cooks (Robinson or Gibson coming back)

Vikings: Nick Mullens, Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison or KJ Osborn (Montgomery or Gibbs coming back)

*Bears: Justin Fields, DJ Moore, Cole Kmet or Tyler Scott (Jones coming back)

*Packers: Jordan Love, Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs or Tucker Kraft or Christian Watson (Herbert or Moore coming back)

*Bills: Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis or Dalton Kincaid (Achane coming back) – FANDUEL ONLY

*Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle or Cedrick Wilson (Cook coming back) – FANDUEL ONLY

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

*Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Jaxon Smith-Njigba or Tyler Lockett (Conner coming back)

*Cardinals: Kyler Murray, Trey McBride, Greg Dortch or Michael Wilson (Walker coming back)

Bucs: Baker Mayfield, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin or Cade Otton (Hubbard coming back)

Eagles: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, Dallas Goedert or Julio Jones (Barkley coming back)

*Giants: Tyrod Taylor, Darius Slayton, Darren Waller or Saquon Barkley or Jalin Hyatt (Swift or Brown or Gainwell coming back)

Lions: Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Sam LaPorta or Josh Reynolds (Mattison or Jefferson or Chandler coming back)

Saints: Derek Carr, Chris Olave, Juwan Johnson or Rashid Shaheed (Bijan coming back)

*Raiders: Aidan O'Connell, Jakobi Meyers, Austin Hooper or Davante Adams (Williams or McLaughlin coming back)

Falcons: Taylor Heinicke, Drake London, Kyle Pitts or Bijan Robinson (Kamara or Williams coming back)

Bengals: Jake Browning, Ja'Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd or Tanner Hudson (Ford, Hunt or Strong coming back)

Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, Calvin Ridley, Evan Engram or Christian Kirk (Henry, Spears or Hopkins coming back)

Titans: Ryan Tannehill, DeAndre Hopkins, Treylon Burks or Chigoziem Okonkwo (Etienne coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Commanders: Sam Howell, Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel or Logan Thomas (Pollard or Lamb coming back) 

Browns: Jeff Driskell, Cedric Tillman, Harrison Bryant (Mixon or Brown coming back)

49ers: Sam Darnold, Jauan Jennings, Chris Conley or Charlie Woerner (Rivers coming back)

Rams: Carson Wentz, Demarcus Robinson, Tutu Atwell or Davis Allen (Mason or Mitchell coming back)

Chargers: Easton Stick, Joshua Palmer, Gerald Everett or Quentin Johnston (CEH or Perine coming back)

*Chiefs: Blaine Gabbert, Justin Watson, Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Blake Bell (Ekeler or Spiller coming back)

Broncos: Jarrett Stidham, Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims or Jerry Jeudy (Z White coming back)

*Panthers: Bryce Young, Adam Thielen, Tommy Tremble or DJ Chark (R White coming back)

*denotes favorite

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