Welcome to Week 12 of the NFL season and the next edition DFS RB Coach! I had a great call in Jaylen Warren (23.5 points), who was the second highest scoring back of the week and went low-rostered with his matchup against the Browns. Brian Robinson (20.1) and Tony Pollard (18.0) provided great games in the mid-tier as well. Austin Ekeler (7.0) and James Conner (8.3) were total flops though. Conner was a bit risky, so I’m not totally shocked on that one, but this Ekeler performance really blows my mind. That’s how it goes sometimes though. Enough about last week though, let’s look to crush it in Week 12. It’s time to start putting those DraftKings and FanDuel lineups together and hit the big paydays! Let’s dive into my favorite RB plays!

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Week 12 Picks

NFL DFS RB Top Plays

Travis Etienne, Jacksonville Jaguars

Etienne has done nothing since the Bye week, scoring 6.4 and 8.9 points in the two games since. However, he scored 39.4, 23.3, 22.7, and 25.9 points leading up to the bye week. The last two games have been a bit tougher of matchups though as well and I think we see Etienne snap out of it this week with a strong performance. He has had at least 3 targets in every single game this year and at least 2 receptions. He performed well against the Texans the first time he faced them, rushing 19 times for 88 yards and catching four passes for 50 yards to finish with 17.8 dk points. I would not be at all surprised if Etienne is the top-scoring back this week. 


NFL DFS RB Mid-Tier Plays

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

I think this is the first time all year that I have been interested in playing Henry, but I do like where his price point is at now. He was being treated like an elite back, constantly being priced between $7300-7800, but he is now longer an elite back. However, we are finally seeing him priced as a mid-tier back, which is more of what he is now. His season high is 27.38 dk points, but he has scored at least 18.5 points in five games this season. The Panthers rank as the second best matchup in the league for running backs this season and with the light workloads that Henry has had over the last two games, he should be fresh and ready to take on a big workload in a prime spot. 

Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

White has been incredible of late, scoring at least 17.8 dk points in FOUR straight games. He has caught at least 4 passes in four of his last five games and at least 3 passes in eight of his past nine games. The PPR upside is huge on a site like DK with full PPR. He has also been finding his way into the end zone with at least one touchdown in three straight games and four total TDs in that span. I love this matchup against the Colts as it ranks in the top-5 for running backs this season. This should be a competitive game and one that allows for White to get a ton of work both on the ground and through the air. 

Devin Singletary, Houston Texans

Singletary has been ballin’ lately, scoring 26.1 and 22.8 points over the last two games. He has received monster workloads with 30 and 22 carries over the last two games and he has made the most of them, rushing for 150 and 112 yards while finding the end zone in both games. Even if Dameon Pierce comes back this week, there is no reason for the Texans to go away from Singletary, who has performed way better than Pierce has at any points this season. This matchup against the Jags is very middle of the road, which is completely fine, especially with Singletary’s price tag still being very reasonable and on the cheaper side of things. 


NFL DFS RB Value Plays

Jaylen Warren, Pittsburgh Steelers

I am just going to keep rolling with Warren as he continues to be way too cheap. He has scored 22.0 and 26.5 points over the last two games while rushing for over 100 yards and a touchdown in both games as well. He is a talented back and he is finally getting a bigger workload that is allowing him to produce at a higher level for DFS purposes. He will likely be north of 6k before too long, so we need to keep taking advantage of his pricing while it remains in the value tier. This matchup with the Bengals ranks as above average for backs and with the Bengals losing Joe Burrow, the game flow should work in Warren’s favor. 



Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Kamara has been good this season, but there are some things working against him here this week. First of all, his price is just too high for me. He hasn’t been any better than Barkley or Etienne really, but he is being priced well above them. On top of that, this is a terrible matchup, ranking as a bottom-3 spot for running backs this season. A quick look at their game log this season and you can quickly see that the Falcons tend to play in boring, low-scoring games. The Saints offense hasn’t been all that great this year either, so this game could quickly turn into a 17-13 type of game and that isn’t doing anyone any good for DFS purposes.