DFS Roundtable: Target or Fade Wide Receivers

The DFS team discusses the target and fade wide receivers for Week 12

Which overtly strong and weak matchups are you using to influence your DFS lineups and exposure in Week 12?

Strong Matchups

  • Falcons
  • Raiders
  • Colts
  • Buccaneers
  • Jets

Weak Matchups

  • Cowboys
  • Bills
  • Patriots
  • Panthers



Julio Jones is one of the safest high-priced options this week given the matchup, and the Falcons' inability to run the ball now that they're down to Brian Hill in the backfield. Calvin Ridley is also enticing given his price, and the fact his target share is secure with Austin Hooper injured. Matt Ryan, by proxy, is a top-3 option this week.


Darren Waller will be a chalky option every week, and it's justified. Tyrell Williams remains a better GPP option than cash option; he's just too inconsistent. Hunter Renfrow is another low-priced GPP option that frees up salary for investments elsewhere. I'm much higher on Derek Carr this week than consensus and see him as a top-5 option in both cash and GPP builds. Josh Jacobs is also a cash-game option but is probably better faded in GPPs if his ownership is high.

The Patriots defense went on the road this week and held the Eagles to 10 points at home, so expecting Dallas to put up a bonanza is unreasonable. Yet, the Cowboys have the talent on the offensive line to execute a balanced attack. I wouldn't avoid Ezekiel Elliott, but he's not a top option among the high-priced running backs.


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