Everyone ready for NFL Week 13 DFS? With Thanksgiving in our rearview mirrors, it's time to get back to business with a regular NFL schedule. We've got one game – Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots – on Thursday, only two teams – Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers – on a bye and a robust 12-game Sunday main slate. On top of that, we've got some amazing smash-spots for some players like Josh Jacobs against the Los Angeles Chargers and there are a slew of NFL Week 13 injuries that bear monitoring with the hopes of opening up some serious DFS value. If Travis Etienne doesn't play, does JaMycal Hasty become a must-play against the Detroit Lions? If Joe Mixon remains in the NFL concussion protocol, does Samaje Perine retain his value? And what about Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White? This worked, for the most part, last week. Can we run it back?
Of course, some of these injuries could also impact the DFS value of some guys as well. If Aaron Rodgers doesn't play, what are we to do with the Green Bay Packers wide receivers? Is Christian Watson still a must-play? And what about the potential shut-down of the Los Angeles Rams? Does it open up value or do guys like Van Jefferson become a wasted play?
All of these questions, and more, are about to be answered in the NFL Week 13 DFS Watch List!
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Now, for those who may be joining us for the first time here, allow me to say Welcome and give you “the talk.”
“If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.
Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List which is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries, which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to Sunday kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.
So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path.
Scoring The Playbook Week 12
From a value standpoint, we nailed some of the musts. We had Justin Herbert atop the Playbook and used him in our Example Lineups as the play you wanted to make. We had Josh Jacobs and James Conner in there alongside the uber-chalky Jeff Wilson and Rachaad White. We also had DK Metcalf and Keenan Allen in there with value picks like Treylon Burks and Van Jefferson. We even had the value plays at tight end like Foster Moreau if you couldn't afford the Mark Andrews or Travis Kelce route. And yes, we hit the defenses for you as well. Did we nail every guy? No, but we hit enough value in spots to help you build strong, winning DFS lineups for both cash games and GPP tournaments. Here is an overall look at the value found in the Playbook:
And here are the top lineups you could have created on your own using ONLY the players from the Playbook and Dart Board:
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