DraftKings NFL Monday - Thursday Night Football Sleeper Picks Week 12 and 13 - 2016

By DFSGeek
Nov. 28, 2016

DraftKings NFL Monday - Thursday Night Football Sleeper Picks Week 12 and 13 - 2016

What's up everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NFL Sleeper Picks for the Monday – Thursday two game slate of Week 12 and 13. There currently isn't much injury news for these two games, but be sure to stay up to date with all the news outlets in case something pops up. As always if any of these picks help you win let me know in the comments section below or on Twitter @Hunta512.

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RB: Wendell Smallwood: (4,300) Smallwood is expected to handle most of the early down work for the Eagles on Monday night against The Packers, with RBs Ryan Matthews ruled out (Knee) and Darren Sproles dealing with a rib injury. The rookie has been slowly getting involved the last two weeks, seeing 13 carries in both games and averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He can also get it done as a receiver, catching four of his five targets for 31 yards last week against The Seahawks. He has impressed the coaches all week in practice, and is going to “play a lot” according Adam Caplan of ESPN. 

Earlier in the season this Packers’ defense was a tough unit to run on, but they have really taken a step back lately, allowing 31.8 DraftKings points a game to opposing backfields since Week 8. They have been especially weak in the redzone, allowing a league high 1.8 rushing TDs per game over the past four weeks. This is a great opportunity for Smallwood to cement himself a role in this offense for the rest of the season and he is my favorite play of this Monday – Thursday two game slate.

TE: Jared Cook: (2,500) After missing six games with an ankle injury, Cook immediately stepped in as The Packers #1 TE over Richard Rodgers in Week 11’s loss to The Redksins. He looked fully healthy catching six of his 11 targets for 105 yards and a TD. (24.5 DraftKings points) The Packers obviously planned on featuring the veteran TE once he returned, with him playing 61.4% of the snaps compared to Rodgers’ low 30%. 

This week Cook gets a very tough matchup against The Eagles, who are 2nd best vs TEs in 2016. But he should be able to grind out value at his bare minimum $2,500 price tag in DraftKings full PPR scoring system. I am expecting him to have a lower ownership for this slate, with the very reliable Kyle Rudolph and Jason Witten both in action. Cook clearly has upside, if he sees the targets in this pass heavy Packer’s offense and is an elite GPP play at this cheap price.

WR: Jordan Matthews: (5,000) Matthews is way too cheap for a player who sees 10+ targets a game. He comes in at $5,000, which is the cheapest he has been all season. Even though he has had an average year (13.8 DraftKings points per game), he is still the Eagles #1 WR, seeing at least 10 targets in four straight games. He should produce on Monday night against this Packers’ secondary that is giving up over 47 DraftKings points a game to WRs over the last month.

Matthews should be very active with The Eagles having a nice team total of 26.5 points which is tied for the third highest total of Week 12. He is one of the best values of this two game slate, and can be played confidently in all formats.

Also Consider: Adam Thielen (if Stefon Diggs is out), Dorial Green Beckham (Nelson Agholar might be inactive), Jason Witten, Paul Turner, Kyle Rudolph (prefer if Diggs remains out), Carson Wentz, Randall Cobb, James Starks, and Jerrick McKinnon.