NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 11/12) Cover Image
NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 11/12)
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Will Barton Headshot

Barton will start at small forward for Monday's game against the Kings.

The Nuggets are set to be without Wilson Chandler (back) on Monday, so Barton will jump into the starting lineup and will immediately become a very intriguing fantasy play. In two previous starts this season, Barton has blown up for averages of 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists across 36.2 minutes, and he'll get a ton of minutes once again with both Chandler and Paul Millsap (wrist) sitting out.
9:28 pm (EST)
Mike Nugent Headshot

Nugent converted all three of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Eagles.

Nugent accounted for the entirety of Dallas' points, bringing his tally to 29 points in four appearances while Dan Bailey (groin) has been sidelined. With Bailey returning as a limited practice participant Monday, Nugent's fantasy stock for Thursday's game versus the Chargers will depend on whether the Cowboys' usual kicker is able to be cleared in time for kickoff.
9:27 pm (EST)
Vontaze Burfict Headshot

Burfict had 12 tackles (11 solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Broncos.

It was Burfict's most active game of the season and no surprise that it came against Brock Osweiler and the Broncos. Cincinnati has a similarly appealing matchup against the Browns in Week 12.
9:25 pm (EST)
Shaq Lawson Headshot

Lawson finished Sunday's loss to the Chargers with four solo tackles and a sack.

Lawson's recorded his third sack of the season and first since Week 3. The 23-year-old saw 50 snaps (68.0 percent) on defense. He will look to start a sack streak in the Bills' Week 12 contest against the Chiefs.
9:24 pm (EST)
Brandon McManus Headshot

McManus missed one of his two field-goal attempts and made both his extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals.

McManus nailed a 61-yarder before halftime, but that career-long make was nullified by Cincinnati calling timeout just before the ball was snapped. Unfortunately, McManus' subsequent attempt was blocked, ultimately leaving the Broncos three points behind at the end of the contest. That snapped his double-digit scoring streak at two games, and McManus now sports 69 points on the year.
9:22 pm (EST)
Preston Brown Headshot

Brown led the Bills in tackles with 13 (11 solo) Sunday in a loss to the Chargers.

It was the fourth time Brown has reached double-digit tackles this season. The 25-year-old has yet to record a sack this season, but his activity in the tackle department keeps him a consistent IDP performer. He saw 69 defensive snaps (93.0 percent) in the contest.
9:21 pm (EST)
Jamison Crowder Headshot

Crowder hauled in seven of his eight targets for 72 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Saints.

Crowder has topped 70 yards receiving in each of his past three games as he continues to cement himself as the Redskins' top target. In addition to a gut-wrenching loss on Sunday, the Redskins left the game with several key injuries to offensive weapons including Chris Thompson (fibula) and Ryan Grant (calf). Furthermore, Jordan Reed (hamstring) continues to miss practice time and Terrelle Pryor (ankle) was placed on injured reserve. All these injuries leave Crowder as one of the few established targets in Kirk Cousins' arsenal, which could lead to increased targets on Thanksgiving night.
9:20 pm (EST)
Alec Ogletree Headshot

Ogletree led the Rams with 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

The 12 tackles are Ogletree's highest game output of the season and the second time he's reached double digits. The 25-year-old should see plenty of opportunities next week against the Saints and their run-heavy offense.
9:19 pm (EST)
Jordan Poyer Headshot

Poyer logged 11 tackles (eight solo) and two passes defended in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

It was the second time this season Poyer has tallied 11 tackles, while the eight solo is a season high. He was one of two Bills players to play in every defensive snap. The 26-year-old figures to remain heavily involved on defense as the season progresses.
9:17 pm (EST)
Giorgio Tavecchio Headshot

Tavecchio did not attempt a kick in Sunday's 33-8 loss to the Patriots.

Tavecchio's stock figured to benefit from playing at high altitude in Mexico City, but unfortunately he didn't get a chance to show his stuff. Through 10 appearances, he sports 58 points.
9:15 pm (EST)
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