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Week 13 Bargain Plays Draftkings
QB - Kirk Cousins $5500 @ New England This price makes little sense to me but I don't care. Thanks for the gift Draftkings. Cousins is currently ranked #2 in pass attempts, has the 2nd best completion percentage. Combine that with one of the league's best wide receiver duos to accompany him. This is a no brainer start everywhere play. RB - Phillip Lindsay $5400 @ Cincinnati Lindsay is the clear cut lead back in Denver. He's logged at least 10 touches in every game he's finished. Even after teammate Royce Freeman has returned from his 3 week absence due to injury, he has failed to log more than 7 carries in the past 2 games. It's hard to tell what sort of game script we'll see out of Denver considering Cincinnati will be without starting QB Andy Dalton. Assuming Cincinnati will be able to keep up pace, I see Lindsay as a strong play vs their weak run defense. If the game were to get out of hand for the Bengals, there would be a slight chance they go with Freeman later and play ball control. I wouldn't worry about that in the slightest though. RB - Gus Edwards $4800 @ Atlanta Pretty simple really. Ride the hot hand at this price in tournaments. We've seen the Ravens flip flop their backs before and Alex Collins recent injury is helping Edwards remain on the field. Atlanta has been awful against the run and pass catching running backs this year. WR - Keke Coutee $4700 vs Cleveland Last week was a bit of a disappointing outing for Coutee only reeling in 2 passes for 14 yards on 2 targets. He's had a lingering hamstring injury all year and it came popping back up on Monday night. With that said while the Titans offense has looked pretty sloppy, but their defense has quietly been playing pretty well especially in the middle of the field. If Coutee is able to suit up this matchup will be a perfect bounce back opportunity. Cleveland is pretty weak in the middle of the field defensively, and with no tight end absorbing a lot of targets Coutee may be able to return to his early season greatness that we saw. Out of his 6 starts he's had 2 dud games of 5 total targets but those were games he was forced out of early. In his 4 other starts he saw an average of 9 with 36 targets. WR - Courtland Sutton $4200 @ Cincinnati He's logging a ton of snaps and still getting an extra target per game since Demaryius Thomas left but it just hasn't come together for him. I think some of his lack of success can be blamed on Case Keenum, but at this price with this matchup I think it's worth it to give him another go in tourney's. WR - Bruce Ellington $3500 vs LA Rams Bruce Ellington is easily the best value cash or tournament play this week. He's barely had time to look at the playbook and has already been commanding 16 targets over the past 2 games and put up some decent numbers. Add in Marvin Jones being on IR now and Ellington seems like a slam dunk play especially if he stays in the slot which I fully expect. He should be able to easily produce in a game where the Lions should be behind. TE - CJ Uzomah $3400 vs Denver Denver is currently ranked 9th worst vs tight ends. Last week Uzomah received 13 targets vs a Browns defense who also has trouble stopping the position. Over the past 7 weeks he's logged around a 96% snap share and he's running a ton of routes. He's also working with a fairly inexperienced starting QB in Jeff Driskel. It's no guarantee that adds anything but it could be possible. Uzomah entered the year as the tight end 3 and has most likely taken a lot of reps with Driskell in the past, and even if that wasn't the case Uzomah presents a lot more upside than most guys just given that he's on the field a ton. You could do a hell of a lot worse in this price range. Defense - Miami $2700 vs Buffalo Both teams have pretty garbage offenses and I'd imagine this game will be pretty low scoring. Over their last 3 games Miami has racked up 8 turnovers and 7 sacks. You could go with the bills too, but I'd take the home team defense here and easily count on a couple of sacks and turnovers. This is one of the best defensive plays this week.