Soccer is synonymous with Thanksgiving, and now could be pretty much as good of a time as any to start out new football-related Thanksgiving custom: Successful some cash in each day fantasy soccer tournaments. This 12 months’s Thursday DFS slate options gamers from the Bears, Lions, Raiders, Cowboys, Payments, and Saints, however due to accidents and sickness, a number of large names could be out of motion (Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Alvin Kamara, Allen Robinson). That simply creates extra potential worth sleepers, and we’re pleased to take benefit with our FanDuel lineup picks.
Earlier than we get into the lineup, listed here are the fundamental guidelines for FanDuel contests. Scoring is fairly commonplace, with the one notable settings being four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.
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FanDuel Thanksgiving Picks: Thursday DFS lineup
$60,000 funds, want at the very least one participant from every crew
QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys vs. Raiders ($8,200)
Prescott is recent off a season-worst 4.64 FanDuel factors, and he’ll be with out Amari Cooper (COVID) and certain CeeDee Lamb (concussion). We nonetheless like him to bounce again towards the reeling Raiders protection and deal with his house followers to a Thanksgiving efficiency worthy of a post-game turkey leg.
RB D’Andre Swift, Lions vs. Bears ($8,000)
Do not let the Lions’ putrid report overshadow the truth that Swift is balling this season. He’s rushed for at the very least 130 yards in two straight contests and reached at the very least 15.0 FanDuel factors in 5 of his previous six video games. The Bears are a stingy run protection, however Swift ought to nonetheless be capable to accumulate the FD factors we’re searching for.
RB David Montgomery, Bears @ Lions ($7,500)
Montgomery has dominated backfield work in his return to motion however has but to deal with a full serving of touches. The Bears are favored by three, so the matchup suggests a good script through which Montgomery can lastly stretch his legs and deal with a full serving of quantity.
WR Darnell Mooney, Bears @ Lions ($6,800)
Mooney has taken benefit of Allen Robinson’s absences — each literal and figurative. Mooney has scored thrice over the previous three video games, together with a speeding landing, and can be in a great place to ship one other large sport because the Bears’ high perimeter choice.
WR Michael Gallup, Cowboys vs. Raiders ($6,500)
Thursday is a chief alternative for Gallup to make himself — and DFS gamers — some cash. With Cooper and Lamb more likely to miss Thursday’s contest, Gallup may have the chance to function the Cowboys’ No. 1 choice within the passing sport. He’s gone over 100 yards with a landing thrice in his profession, and a fourth could possibly be within the playing cards on this spot.
WR Emmanuel Sanders, Payments @ Saints ($5,800)
Sanders has cooled off significantly since a sizzling begin, however we’re hoping for lightning in a bottle. The Saints’ No. 1 cornerback, Marshon Lattimore, might be inconsistent, however he’s additionally able to smothering high receivers. If Stefon Diggs finds himself bottled up for stretches of Thursday evening, Sanders has confirmed himself able to selecting up the slack. We’re accepting the risk-reward profile as an alternative of choosing a better ground, such because the one which comes with Hunter Renfrow. We’re additionally hoping Sanders’ latest chilly streak will result in decrease possession.
TE Dalton Schultz, Cowboys vs. Raiders ($6,000)
Schultz stays a fixture within the Cowboys passing sport. His eight targets towards the Chiefs have been second on the crew, and he’s in for one more hefty workload this week. He’s scored double-digit FanDuel factors thrice this season, and it’s affordable to financial institution on a fourth.
FLEX Mark Ingram, Saints vs. Payments ($6,600)
Ingram’s choice has nothing to do with what Jonathan Taylor simply did to this Payments protection final week. If something, they’ll be further amped to close down the run. What we do like about Ingram is the heavy workloads — each on the bottom and thru the air — he’s dealt with in Alvin Kamara’s stead. His carries and targets have elevated in every of the previous two weeks, and he must be closely concerned as soon as once more.
D/ST Dallas Cowboys vs. Raiders ($4,000)
It’s straightforward to take a look at the Cowboys’ offensive struggles final week and dismiss the strong defensive efficiency they delivered. In the meantime, the Raiders are struggling in each side, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see them unravel additional on a brief week.