Welcome to the Team Rise or Fall NFL Week 12 GPP Picks for FanDuel. What I want to accomplish with this post is laying down a few paths that hopefully lead to the top of a tournament. Keep in mind for Gpps/tournaments: We’re looking for upside and correlation. This means stacking a quarterback with at least one pass-catcher from his team and one from the opposing team.
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All information below is based on the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub. Let’s get to Week 12!
Patrick Mahomes (9k)
Mahomes comes in as the highest projected quarterback on the slate in the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub to the surprise of no one. The points I like most about Patrick and his matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is that Tampa is ranked 4th against the run, and the Bucs offense should be good enough to keep the game interesting. Jared Goff chucked it 51 times last week against Tampa Bay. If Mahomes gets in that range, he should have a huge game.
Josh Allen (8.6k)
There are several reasons to like Josh Allen this week: He’s averaging 26.1 fantasy points per game over his last three games, Buffalo is coming off of a bye week, the Los Angeles Chargers are traveling west to east, the game has a 53 point implied total, and Stefon Diggs is averaging the 5th most points at wide receiver over the last four weeks. Seems like a great week to hop on Allen.
Nick Chubb (8.4k)
The Cleveland Browns take on the Jacksonville Jaguars and their 26th ranked defense against the run. I know there’s a timeshare situation with Chubb and Kareem Hunt but, over the last two weeks, Chubb is averaging 15 points to Hunt’s 11.65 points. And when Chubb was out in Week 8 Hunt scored 8.3 points. Nick is the 6th highest projected running back in our NFL Study Hub and I can see him finishing in the top three for fantasy points at the position.
Wayne Gallman (5.7k)
The New York Giants take on the Cincinnati Bengals in a game where New York is favored by six points. If the Giants get out to a lead, I’d imagine that they’ll try to run the ball and run the clock. Daniel Jones hasn’t passed for 300 yards once this season (The Bengals are a great chance to break that streak but still.) so the run game should lead the way. Our NFL Study Hub has Gallman as the second best value at running back.
Keenan Allen (8.2k)
Allen comes in as the 2nd highest projected and 10th highest value at the wide receiver position this week. If you’re running Josh Allen, I’d say Keenan Allen is the perfect side dish. Even if Buffalo beats up on Los Angeles, Keenan will be involved in the attempts to get back in the game.
Michael Pittman (5.7k)
The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver continues to impress. He turned only three targets last week into 14.1 fantasy points. Pittman had seven and eight targets the two weeks before and could do damage against the Tennessee Titans’ 27th ranked defense against wide receivers.
Travis Kelce (8k)
Kelce is the best tight end on the slate so why not pair him with the best quarterback? Kelce comes into this week’s game averaging 21 fantasy points per game over his last three games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ranked 21st against the tight end position in a game with a 56 point implied total.
Darren Waller (7.1k)
Waller is the highest value tight end, the 2nd highest projected tight end, and he comes in 2nd in the NFL Study Hub ratings. Darren dropped 18.3 fantasy points on the Kansas City Chiefs last week and now takes on the Atlanta Falcons and their 32nd ranked defense against tight ends.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams somehow lost to the San Francisco 49ers in their Week 6 matchup but, I don’t see that result happening this week. LA is the 2nd best value at defense in the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub after picking up a sack and two interceptions last week against Tom Brady. I’m predicting a long day for Nick Mullens.
New York Giants
This is strictly streaming against Ryan Finley and my assumed ineptness of the Cincinnati Bengals offense. The Cincy offense was average at best with Joe Burrow and Finley is a considerable drop-off from Burrow.
Good luck to everyone this weekend. Let’s get this money!
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