Top 10 Week 13 DraftKings Contrarian Picks, FanDuel Sleepers
Week 13 Blind Spot Players
In case you're new to this, the Fantasy Blind Spot refers to players that 1) have been performing well but haven't had a breakout game or big enough numbers to get Fantasy players talking, and/or 2) are in a price range of other more popular option, and/or 3) have frustrated with disappointing performances but have a great matchup to finally break through. These are the players you want to target in tournaments, such as Millionaire Makers. You want a contrarian lineup, and there are few better ways to build one than by grabbing some Fantasy Blind Spot players.
DraftKings Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: QB
Jay Cutler $5,100 – Prior to two tough matchups for Cutler (DEN, @GB), he had five straight games of 18.58 or more DraftKings points, averaging 284 passing yards, 1.8 TDs and 21.75 Fantasy points. This isn't Millionaire making production, but you can't get much cheaper (just $100 over the min) and the 49ers average 25.33 FPPG allowed to quarterbacks on the road… not named Nick Foles. Oh, Nick Foles...
DraftKings Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: RB
Javorius Allen $5,400 – Allen could have left us with a stinker last week, but chipped in four catches for 29 yards and a score, helping him finish with 18.4 points. That will scare some off, especially with Terrance West getting work. The Dolphins have been terrible against running backs. In fact, they haven't held any starting running back under 11.3 points and have often given up double-digits to two RBs: Chris Ivory + Zac Stacy, LeSean McCoy + Karlos Williams, DeMarco Murray + Ryan Mathews.
DraftKings Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: WR
Martavis Bryant $5,600 – You need to make Bryant a lynchpin of your lineups. Vontae Davis will focus on Antonio Brown, which leaves Bryant seeing a lot of Darius Butler and Greg Toler. Cha-ching! They are rather poor defensive backs, and the Colts let Emmanuel Sanders do more damage than Demaryius Thomas in Week 9 as a comparison.
DeVante Parker $3,300 – There could be a decent amount of people on Parker for the price, but because it's so low, he's not a fade option. The freedom Parker will give you is great, and the Ravens are one of the weakest teams against receivers (42.3 FPPG against in PPR). Parker is extremely talented and finally gets his chance to start alongside Jarvis Landry.
DraftKings Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: TE
Jacob Tamme $3,700 – As long as Leonard Hankerson is out, Tamme is a strong play. Tamme has been the main beneficiary when Hank sits, and just blew up against the Bucs a few weeks ago with 10 catches, 103 yards and a score. He has at least five catches and 61 yards in each of the last three games when Hankerson didn't play. The game he did, Tamme had just one catch for 16 yards, so pay attention to the injury reports.
FanDuel Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: QB
Marcus Mariota $7,100 – Mariota had 18.14 points against the Jaguars in their Thursday night meeting, and that was with no passing touchdowns. Plus, it was at home. Wait Jake, I thought being home helps? Not with Mariota. He's averaging 267 yards, 9.03 per attempt, 2.5 TDs and 28.82 FPPG on the road as opposed to 235/6.88/1.2/16.12 at home. Overall, Mariota has four 20-plus games this year with three coming on the road. Go figure.
FanDuel Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: RB
Giovani Bernard $6,200 – The Browns have played better of late against the run, but it's really all relative to how bad they've been this year. Last time against the Bengals, Bernard 86 yards on just 14 touches, and the Browns lead the league in rushing yards allowed. Gio doesn't only need rushing yards to put up points, as we saw when he had 22.6 against the Cardinals thanks to his receiving numbers.
FanDuel Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: WR
Dez Bryant $7,200 – But Matt Cassel is at quarterback! Exactly. That's why so few will be on him, but this price is the lowest I can recall for Dez. The Skins back seven depth chart is in shambles. DeAngelo Hall is now at safety, Bashaud Breeland and Will Blackmon are the top two corners with Hall at safety and Chris Culliver done for the year. Next up is a mix of Kyshoen Jarrett, Quinton Dunbar, Deshazor Everrett and practice squad call-up Dashaun Phillips. I'm not saying rush out to grab Bryant, but if you are looking for that ultra contrarian play who could thrill you, Dez is it.
FanDuel Week 13 Lineup Sleepers: TE
Delanie Walker $6,000 – While Walker is the sixth highest priced tight end, he could honestly be fourth, just behind Tyler Eifert. He has just four single-digit games this year, and two of those missed by a point or less. Walker took the Jags for eight catches and 109 yards two weeks ago and should do just as much damage this time.
Julius Thomas $5,800 – On the other side of the ball, Thomas makes two great tight end options in one game. He scored against the Titans in that TNF game and is coming off a 9/116/1 line last week. Allen Hurns is likely out again, making Thomas a great play as the Titans have allowed eight double-digit scores to tight ends.
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