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Each week, this article breaks down the top NFL QB picks for the upcoming slate. We don’t just throw a list of picks at you, though - we share analysis and DFS advice so you know exactly why someone is a sleeper or value play, and so YOU can become a better fantasy player.

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NFL DFS QB Picks: Best QB Plays For Thanksgiving Day

It feels like Thanksgiving’s daily fantasy QB pool has a clear separation between the haves and the have nots. We have three of the highest scoring offenses in the Lions, Cowboys and 49ers, and three that are below average in the Commanders, Seahawks and Packers.

We’re looking for the top DFS QB picks though, so we just need to find the best spots to target and worst spots to fade.

Here are the best fantasy QB picks I’m interested in for Thanksgiving, which kicks off our Week 12 NFL DFS action.

Thanksgiving’s Top DFS QB: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Are we shocked by this? The Cowboys passing offense is firing on all cylinders and now get to face a Commander's defense that just let Tommy DeVito throw for three touchdowns. Prescott has thrown 13 touchdowns with just two interceptions over the past four games as he and CeeDee Lamb torment opposing defenses.

Another multiple touchdown performance should be in the cards. He’s the top QB play on the Thanksgiving NFL DFS slate.

NFL DFS QB Mid-Tier Plays

Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers

There is always the threat that Christian McCaffrey does all the scoring, but we’ve now had three straight games of 20+ fantasy points from Purdy. He has six touchdowns and zero interceptions over the last two weeks. The Seahawks defense has improved, but I’m still liking what we’ve seen from the 49ers since they have come back from their bye week.

Sam Howell, Washington Commanders

We just saw Howell have a pretty bad game, and yet we got 20 fantasy points out of him. I’ve said it time and time again: volume is king. While his DFS score benefited from a rushing touchdown in this most recent outing, we’ve also seen him have games where he’ll rack up 20 fantasy points with one touchdown and one pick, but 320 yards. I could see more of that this week in a game where the Cowboys likely will jump off to a big lead and Howell will have no choice but to drop back 50 times.

Keep an eye on our Projected Ownership tool. There’s a chance that Howell has low enough ownership that he could be considered a sleeper QB pick. Sometimes the masses will focus too much on the favorites (Washington currently is an 11-point underdog) and forget that losing sides can still rack up fantasy points in bunches and still make great DFS picks.

NFL DFS QB Value Plays

Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers

We haven’t loved what we’ve seen from Love for much of this season, but the Lions pass defense can be attacked. There also is talent at the wide receiver position in Green Bay.

I can’t stress enough that in fantasy football, you don’t have to be a good real-world QB to have good fantasy weeks. In Week 10, Jordan Love completed just 52% of his passes and was intercepted twice, but he racked up 289 yards along with two touchdowns. He finished with nearly 19 fantasy points. At his price, that type of production could be enough to be in the optimal DFS lineup if it allows you to spend up for the top WRs on the slate.