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Week 12 of Daily Fantasy Sports is here and so is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving to me usually means Food, Football and Family. It’s the perfect combination for me but this Thanksgiving has even more to be thankful for potentially.

As a NY resident I was recently shut out from playing on Fanduel and might lose all my DFS gaming rights completely as the court case is being held the day before Thanksgiving. I am hoping we regain our rights to play and would be very thankful for that.

Now that the bye weeks are gone and three games are being played on Thanksgiving we get a full slate of football for the first time in several weeks.  We going to dig deep to find you some great value plays and some to avoid. If your playing any Daily Fantasy Football games and your not checking out this series of value plays and players to avoid that our great writers are putting out each week at then your truly missing out. We have some great advice for your Daily Fantasy Football players.

All prices are based on Fanduel pricing.

Let’s get to this week’s value plays and ones to avoid at the WR position.

Week 12 Daily Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

3 Value Wide Receivers

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers ($7400)

Fitzgerald has a great match up this week and Michael Floyd and John Brown are banged up and both might not play this week. If that’s the case Fitzgerald should put up big numbers as Carson Palmer will look to target Fitzgerald a lot against this weak 49ers defense. Fitzgerald could easily do 3x value this week and score 20 points or more.

Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Seattle Seahawks ($6700)

The Seahawks defense isn’t what it used to be. They can’t rush the passer and they can’t cover in the secondary too well. Bryant will be matched up a lot with Cary Williams and that’s a great match up for Bryant as Bryant should be able to get open consistently vs this weak DB. Look for Ben Roethlisberger to hook up with Bryant on a big pass play as Bryant should easily return 2x value on this price.

DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins vs NY Giants ($6300)

Jackson has looked good the past few weeks since returning from an injury. This week he gets to face off against a familiar opponent that he has had some big games against. The Giants secondary isn’t what it used to be and they don’t rush the passer very well. Kirk Cousins should have time to get the ball down field and Jackson’s big play ability makes him a great tournament play. I’m not sure if I will play him in cash games because this could be a boom or bust play but I really like Jackson this week and I am definitely going to have him in my lineups and so should you.

3 Wide Receivers To Avoid

Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys vs Carolina Panthers ($8300)

Dez Bryant has a very tough match up with DB Josh Norman and the Panthers defense are just not going to let Dez Bryant beat them. Tony Romo didn’t look very sharp last week either and this defense isn’t going to help Romo look much better this week. Romo was clearly rushed back because the QB play for the Cowboys was awful. I can’t see Romo and Bryant having a big game this week nor do i see Bryant making value this week.

Pivot to Calvin Johnson $8200

Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos ($6900)

New England wide receivers are dropping like flies the past few weeks. First Edelman then Danny Amendola leaving LaFell as the Patriots #1 WR going against a top 5 Denver defense. Evens having a great QB in Tom Brady isn’t going to help LaFell in this matchup and LaFell is more a complimentary WR then a go to WR. I just can’t trust LaFell this week in any Daily Fantasy Football format.

Pivot to Amari Cooper $6800

Tavon Austin, St Louis Rams @ Cincinatti Bengals ($5800)

Tavon Austin is an easy avoid for me this week. Poor QB play plus going against a tough defense equals a bad day for Tavon Austin. A lot of people have been high on Austin of late but this is not the week to try and get Value from him. It wouldn’t shock me if the Bengals defense shutout the Rams this week as the Bengals are coming off back to back losses and they are going to be fired up to beat the Rams this week.

Pivot to Steveie Johnson ($5500)

That’s all for this week and good luck everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving


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