I've put together an NFL Classic DraftKings Team and an NFL Pick'em DraftKings Team for this Sunday. I start with the NFL Week 13 Classic Team. Below, check out both teams!
NFL Week 13 Classic Team
QB – Case Keenum, $6,000, Minnesota at Atlanta
Case Keenum has been hot in the Minnesota Vikings' last 3 games. The Vikings have turned into a much more balanced team since their bye. Keenum averages 17.2 fantasy points. He had 27.3 fantasy points in the Vikings last game. Atlanta's defense isn't that good.
RB – Leonard Fournette, $7,800, Jacksonville vs Indianapolis
Fournette enters Sunday's matchup without a single injury designation. Fournette isn't listed as doubtful. He isn't listed as questionable. He got bottled up in the Jaguars' last game. He only scored 7.2 fantasy points. No worries. He should have a great game versus Indianapolis on Sunday.
RB – Jordan Howard, $6,500, Chicago vs San Francisco
It's difficult to trust Howard after the 3.9 fantasy points that he managed against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12. Howard should automatically score more points versus San Francisco's defense. The thing to remember is that back-up RB Tarik Cohen averages around 4 to 5 touches a game. Don't be surprised if Howard gets the ball for almost every carry versus the 49'ers on Dec. 4.
WR – Adam Thielen, $7,500, Minnesota at Atlanta
Adam Thielen might be one of the Top 5 wide receivers in the NFL right now. QB Case Keenum targets Thielen from 10 to 12 times per week. Like I wrote above, Atlanta's defense isn't that good.
WR – Zay Jones, $4,600, Buffalo vs New England
I think Jones could have a monster game versus the New England Patriots' defense. He's got some talent while the Bills will have no choice but to target Jones in the passing game after the Patriots run up the score in the first quarter. Jones could be a sneaky good play at $4,600.
WR – Ted Ginn Jr., $5,100, New Orleans vs Carolina
Ginn Jr. remains a viable option for Drew Brees in the passing game. Ginn Jr. punished the Carolina Panthers in the first game between these two. Why can't he punish them again?
TE – Ricky Seals-Jones, $3,200, Arizona vs L.A. Rams
Seals-Jones has been en fuego lately. The L.A. Rams are decent versus opposing tight-ends. I'm not sure that will be the case on Sunday because the Cardinals and Seals-Jones gets the Rams in Glendale, AZ. I'm hoping he makes it 3 straight fantastic performances.
FLEX – Davante Adams, $6,500, Green Bay vs Tampa Bay
Talk about value! Davante Adams should be a $7,000 wide receiver if there ever was one. He's become Brett Hundley's favorite target. He's performed admirably in recent games. Plus, Tampa Bay's defense is terrible.
DEF – New Orleans Saints, $2,800, New Orleans vs Carolina
The Saints' defense should bounce back in a huge way versus the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. There's a chance that both Saints' cornerbacks start, they didn't versus the Rams in Week 12. Plus, the Saints' defense just matches up well with the Carolina Panthers offense.
NFL Week 13 Pick'em Team
T1 – Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville vs Indianapolis
Fournette is finally healthy. Also, Indianapolis allows 266.3 passing yards per game. How can that help Fournette, a running back? There's no way Indy can put an 8th man in the box. That means Fournette runs wild.
T2 – Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England at Buffalo
The best tight-end in football faces a Buffalo defense that ranks 15th versus opposing tight-ends. New England's entire game plan is to get Gronk going early. He should have no trouble versus Buffalo, a team he routinely beats up on every game.
T3 – Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago vs San Francisco
Davante Adams is another choice I could have made here. My gut tells me that Jordan Howard finally breaks out with a big game on Sunday versus the worst rush defense in the NFL. The Bears are due for some good luck. Hopefully, it will be in the form of Jordan Howard rushing for 3 TDs and over 100 yards.
T4 – Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota at Atlanta
I love Keenum's matchup. He's completed at least 70% of his pass attempts in Minnesota's last 3 games. An argument could be made that Keenum and the Vikings faced better pass defenses than what they face on Sunday in Atlanta.
T5 – Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo vs New England
I'm going out on a limb here, but I really believe Tyrod has a good game versus the New England Patriots' defense in Week 13. In Week 12, Tyrod did just enough to get the Bills to beat the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. This is a home game versus a division foe.
In the win over Kansas City, Taylor threw for 183 yards and a TD. He also rushed for 27 yards. He faces the 31st ranked defense in the NFL versus the pass on Dec. 4. Buffalo might have turned the corner with the performance against KC in Week 12. Taylor could have a monster game.
T6 – Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco at Chicago
Hyde averages 88 yards per game. Chicago's defense got trounced last Sunday. The 49'ers start Jimmy Garoppolo at QB this week. That could open some rushing lanes for San Francisco's underrated back. Hyde averages 15.4 fantasy points per game. He could surprise with 20.
The reason is because the Bears' defense has been an absolute mess in 4 straight games. I'm expecting big things from Hyde on Sunday.
T7 – Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota at Atlanta
Latavius Murray has every right to continue his hot playing versus an Atlanta Falcons' defense that ranks 19th versus the rush. The Falcons allow close to 120 rushing yards per game. If Atlanta has any hope of stopping Case Keenum from throwing the football all over them, they must take back and wait for Keenum to throw the football.
When that happens, Murray could have some big runs. Murray has rushed for 4 TDs in Minnesota's last 3 games. He could rush for 2 to 3 TDs versus Atlanta's defense on Sunday.
T8 – Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota at Atlanta
Just like Latavius Murray, the matchup suits Kyle Rudolph. Minnesota's tight-end has been en fuego these past few games. The Vikings have been unbelievable after their bye week. Atlanta should pose an issue for Minnesota. I'm not sure it will.
Rudolph should benefit from the fact that Atlanta ranks 17th versus opposing tight-ends. In Minnesota's last 3 games, Rudolph has caught 14 passes for 158 yards. He's also caught 2 touchdown passes.