Thanksgiving means football…and football means fantasy football. Where there is fantasy football, there is DFS, and where there is DFS, there is money. We’re here to help you serve up a good portion of your daily fantasy win with food and family on Thursday. The three-game block vehicle features Bear, Lion, Raid, Cowboy, Bills, and Saint and offers a variety of high and mid value studs. Like a delicious Thanksgiving meal, our DraftKings tournament lineup sampled a little bit of everything.
Before we break down our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings contests: Full point PPR, TDs pass four points, three point bonus for 100 yards, 100 yards receive, and 300 yards pass.
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$60,000 budget, need at least one player from each team
QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys vs. Raiders ($6,900)
Prescott will likely be away from his worst game of the season and potentially without Amari Cooper (COVID) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion), but here’s a spot – at home on Thanksgiving – where Dak and the Cowboys can get back on the road to victory.
RB D’Andre Swift, Lions vs. Bears ($7,300)
In case you weren’t paying attention because the Lions’ unbeaten run distracted you, Swift’s breakout is going well. He hits 130 yards of charge in head-to-head games and has scored at least 17.7 DraftKings points in five of his past six. The Bears don’t walk in the park to run backwards, but we’ll bet on Swift’s talent and current form.
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RB David Montgomery, Bears @ Lions ($6,000)
We’re still waiting for Montgomery’s volume to change, but he’s seeing the lion’s share of the backyard work. The Bears are a three-point line favorite, so the game suggests Montgomery will be involved all afternoon.
WR Darnell Mooney, Bears @ Lions ($5,700)
Mooney is quietly experiencing his own breakout season – he has three touchdowns in his past two games – and will go on to serve as the Bears’ No. 1 catcher with Allen Robinson (hamstring) hurt, if not completely disqualified.
WR Hunter Renfrow, Raiders @ Cowboys ($5,600)
We’re not asking for a monster performance from Renfrow, but if he and Derek Carr fall into a rhythm, another seven catches is a reasonable expectation as he hits that mark in three-quarters of the game. last match.
WR Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys vs. Raiders ($3,500)
It was the “next man” for the Cowboys’ receiving corps. With Cooper and Lamb likely to miss Thursday’s contest, Wilson will be charged with a heavier workload. While 100 yards and multiple touchdowns aren’t necessarily likely, those are the benchmarks he has hit in his short career.
TE Dalton Schultz, Cowboys vs. Raiders ($5,300)
Schultz finished second on the Cowboys in goals (8) against the Chiefs, and he reckons he’ll be heavily involved in another game with an exhausted collection of pass catchers. He caught at least five passes in six competitions and scored a double-digit DK in each.
FLEX Darren Waller, Raiders @ Cowboys ($6,400)
Waller continued to bounce off a protracted slide with 116 yards on seven picks (eight targets) last week. He’s the most dynamic player in the Raiders, so we didn’t need to look for a reason to bring him here.
D/ST Buffalo Bills @ Saints ($3,100)
The Bills remain one of the best defenses in the league despite being beaten by the Colts last week. Alvin Kamara (knee) will be 100% less if he plays, so the Bills won’t have the Jonathan Taylor-esque talent to compete with. Buffalo’s D/ST had won a total of 32 points in three pre-scoring games most recently.