Yahoo Strategies & Top Plays for Week 12

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OVERVIEW OF HOW YAHOO WORKS VS OTHER DFS PLATFORMS:

I have been playing daily fantasy since 2013, mainly on DraftKings and FanDuel. But in recent years, I have added playing more on SuperDraft and Yahoo Daily Fantasy. The biggest benefit to playing Yahoo DFS is the pricing can be a little softer or easier to identify values, which then lets you pay up for the studs on the slate. 

Scoring is very similar to Fanduel as it is .5 point per reception or half-point PPR. You will draft 10 positions in your lineup. This includes:

1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 DST

 

QUARTERBACKS 

STUDS:

  • Patrick Mahomes – $37 – Even in a blowout game script against the Rams, Mahomes can still put up a ceiling performance.
  • Joe Burrow – $35 – Similar to Jeff Wilson, Samaje Perine will gain a lot of interest. I like playing the Bengals passing game against the Titans to attack the weakness of their defense.
  • Tua Tagovailoa – $33 – Yes, Jeff Wilson has a perfect match-up and I will be playing a lot of him. But that could cause this elite passing game to get overlooked. I want all pieces of the Dolphins in this high team total against the Texans.
  • Others – Geno Smith – $33, Justin Herbert – $30, Tom Brady – $26, Mike White – $20

 

RUNNING BACKS 

STUDS:

  • Derrick Henry – $37 – Not many other starting running backs get Henry’s volume of rush attempts and carries near the goal line. He’s always in play for a multi-TD day and over 100 yards.
  • James Conner – $23 – Great price for Conner that should have a full workload vs. the Chargers’ weak run defense.
  • Jeff Wilson – $21 – As I mentioned, I want pieces of multiple Dolphins this week. Mostert is doubtful and Wilson has a match-up against the 32nd ranked Texans’ run defense.
  • Rachaad White – $19 – With Leonard Fournette doubtful, White will have the lead-back role in a great match-up against the weak Browns’ defense.
  • Others – Austin Ekeler – $37, Christian McCaffery – $34, Kenneth Walker – $29

VALUES:

  • Isiah Pacheco – $19
  • Samaje Perine – $19
  • David Montgomery – $19
  • Antonio Gibson – $17
  • Latavius Murray – $14

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

STUDS:

  • Choose your favorite Stud(s) – all these alpha receivers are in great spots to put up a ceiling performance. I’ll have at least one or two of these receivers in my lineups.
  • Tyreek Hill – $33
  • DeAndre Hopkins – $30
  • Davante Adams – $28
  • Tee Higgins – $27 / Ja’Marr Chase – $35 (GTD – consider if IN with no snap count)
  • Jaylen Waddle – $26
  • Others to consider or stack:
    • Terry McLaurin, $23 – His target share is basically double with Taylor Heinicke vs. what is was with Carson Wentz. Also has a great match-up against the Falcons’ pass defense.
    • Keenan Allen – $21 – With Mike Williams out and a full week of practice for Allen, he will be back to operating as Herbert’s WR1.
    • DK Metcalf – $20 and/ or Tyler Lockett – $22 – Both are great targets against the Raiders’ secondary.
    • Mike Evans – $20 and Chris Godwin – $19 – Coming off a bye week and a match-up with the Browns may be a good time to target the Bucs offense at low ownership.
    • JuJu Smith-Schuster – $21 – Mahomes WR1 (outside of Kelce) is back!
    • Garrett Wilson – $14 – QB Mike White has to be an upgrade from QB Zach Wilson. Plus Wilson has a great match-up against a depleted Bears’ secondary.

VALUES:

  • Courtland Sutton – $16
  • Nico Collins – $15
  • Treylon Burks – $14
  • DJ Moore – $13
  • Mack Hollins – $11
  • Elijah Moore – $10

Note:  This is an excellent place to look for correlation and stack at least one wide receiver with your quarterback.

 

TIGHT ENDS

STUDS:

  • Travis Kelce – $30 – The undisputed TE1 with immense upside in any game.
  • Mark Andrews – $26– Andrews is off the injury report and the Ravens are lacking other weapons.
  • George Kittle – $16 – Kittle showed his ceiling on Monday night. Great price on Yahoo!
  • Hayden Hurst – $14 – Especially if Chase is out, this is a good spot as one of Burrow’s main receiving options.

VALUES:

  • Foster Moreau – $17
  • Greg Dulchich – $14
  • Juwan Johnson – $14
  • Tyler Conklin – $12
  • Austin Hooper – $11
  • Trey McBride – $10

FLEX 

  •  Try to target a player in a high total game to stack up for more correlation or a player with an extreme multiplier in a good spot. Either way, try to target a player that has a good chance to reach their 100-yard bonus and find the endzone.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Each week, I will examine the winning lineups in the large Yahoo tournament to see what strategies worked. Every season can have its own nuances, so we’ll track data to make sure we have an edge on the field. 

So be sure to check back every Friday for my Yahoo DFS preview. And make sure to check back on Sunday to see where the experts are at — CORE PLAYS 

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