4th and Goal NFL DFS Plays 12/16

Dec 2, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) scrambles during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks

Ryan – He’s actually played well recently in terms of production, but Atlanta has lost 5 straight games. Home matchup against Arizona should set up well for his secondary receivers with Peterson on Julio, but Arizona’s ability to limit tight ends. He’s thrown just one interception in 7 home starts this year, and should be in line for another 35+ attempt day. 

Trubisky – He has played extremely well at home aside from the last 2 tough defenses he’s seen (Minnesota/LA) and gets a soft Green Bay secondary this week. He hasn’t thrown the ball for than 31 times in his last 5 starts, but his efficiency and ability to run while extending plays ables him to tack on fantasy points. 

Allen – Let’s just called it 3 straight 100 yard rushing games, given he was a yard short against Jacksonville. I don’t think he’s actually “good” at the Quarterback position yet, BUT he definitely has the ability to get there. He’s put up 3 straight games of at least 20 fantasy points. McCoy could be out this week, so Buffalo will need his legs to do damage again this week. He’s not going to throw for 250 yards, but he should top 80 yards rushing with 2 scores this week. 

Cousins – Horrendous the last 2 games. Check down, check down, check down. Seems like he forgot how to stretch the field recently, especially once Dalvin Cook returned. He’s been very good at home, and should find some comfort there this week after 2 bad road losses. With Minnesota firing their Offensive Coordinator, I think we’ll see a little bit more shots taken down field this week. Minnesota needs to win to stay in the playoff hunt. 

Carr – My favorite quarterback this week. He’s looked good over his past 4 starts, throwing 8 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He’s gets a bad, really bad Cincy defense and he should continue to roll this week and He’s also extremely cheap, especially on FanDuel.  

RUNNING BACKS 

Barkley – Best running back on the board. No OBJ this week. 

Mixon – 80+ yards the last 3 weeks and gets a cake matchup against the 31st ranked run defense. If Cincy can keep it close, Mixon should get all the run he can handle this week. 

Carson – Penny is out this week which means we should see another 20+ carry game for him. Carson plowed through a tough Minnesota run defense last week and should find little trouble hitting double digit fantasy points this week. 

White – Pittsburgh at home scores points, which means New England will need to keep up. White will be involved heavily and often in this game due to game flow. 

OTHERS I LIKE

Cook

Riddick

Howard

WIDE RECEIVERS 

Juju – No Connor again, so New England will have to choose who to game plan to. I think they choose to slow Brown down, which should open plenty of opportunities for Juju to smash again this week. 

Gabriel – At least 7 targets in 4 straight games, and should be able to exploit inside matchups this week. He hasn’t had a “big” game since earlier in the year, but I think he goes for 100+ this week with a score. 

Pettis – He’s turned into the #1 receiver in San Fran where’s he’s seen 7 targets in 3 straight games. In those 3 games he’s also scored 4 touch downs, while averaging 85 yards receiving. 

Sterling Shepard – OBJ is out again this week, so Shepard slides into the #1 receiver status this week. He didn’t do much with his opportunity last week with OBJ out, but he did get in the end zone. 

OTHERS I LIKE

Thielen (HUGE bounce back game for him at home this week) 

Boyd

Cooper

Humphries

TIGHT END 

Ebron – He’s scored double digit fantasy points in all but 2 games this year. Luck will see a ton of pressure this week, and will need Ebron. 

Burton – he’s been quiet recently, but will be needed this week. Green Bay will put up points, and Burton should see at least 7 targets this week. 

Brate – Every week as long as Winston is at the helm. 

DEFENSE

Jacksonville 

Buffalo

Minnesota