Sports from the Basement

NFL DraftKings Picks for 2018 Week 12

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NFL DraftKings Optimizer.

QB Drew Brees
RB1 Gus Edwards
RB2 Josh Adams
WR1 Austin Carr
WR2 Michael Thomas
WR3 Adam Thielen
TE David Njoku
Flex Melvin Gordon III
D Bears
Salary $49,900
Expected Points 159.62

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Brees NO $6,700 26.64 3.98
Matt Ryan ATL $6,100 23.56 3.86
Cam Newton CAR $6,200 21.98 3.55
Ben Roethlisberger PIT $6,100 21.48 3.52

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Brees NO $6,700 26.64 3.98
Matt Ryan ATL $6,100 23.56 3.86
Kirk Cousins MIN $5,500 20.01 3.64
Carson Wentz PHI $5,900 21.25 3.60

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,600 25.91 3.01
Saquon Barkley NYG $9,100 24.92 2.74
Alvin Kamara NO $8,300 24.88 3.00
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,600 22.77 2.65
Christian McCaffrey CAR $7,900 22.00 2.78
James Conner PIT $7,800 21.21 2.72

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gus Edwards BAL $4,400 13.63 3.10
Josh Adams PHI $3,800 11.63 3.06
Peyton Barber TB $3,900 11.85 3.04
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,600 25.91 3.01
Alvin Kamara NO $8,300 24.88 3.00
LeSean McCoy BUF $4,200 12.51 2.98

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Thomas NYG $8,900 26.28 2.95
Julio Jones ATL $8,300 23.57 2.84
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,800 23.27 2.64
Adam Thielen MIN $7,800 23.11 2.96
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $7,900 21.95 2.78
Antonio Brown PIT $8,700 21.67 2.49
Mike Evans TB $7,700 19.66 2.55
Davante Adams GB $8,000 19.45 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Austin Carr NO $3,000 9.94 3.31
Quincy Enunwa NYJ $3,700 11.07 2.99
Adam Thielen MIN $7,800 23.11 2.96
Michael Thomas NYG $8,900 26.28 2.95
Danny Amendola MIA $4,600 13.42 2.92
Bruce Ellington DET $3,200 9.20 2.88
Corey Davis TEN $5,200 14.83 2.85
Julio Jones ATL $8,300 23.57 2.84

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Ertz PHI $6,400 18.32 2.86
George Kittle SF $6,200 14.89 2.40
Rob Gronkowski NE $5,100 14.14 2.77
Jordan Reed WAS $4,700 11.41 2.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Ertz PHI $6,400 18.32 2.86
Cameron Brate TB $3,600 10.19 2.83
Rob Gronkowski NE $5,100 14.14 2.77
Kyle Rudolph MIN $3,200 8.85 2.77

Defenses & Special Teams

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bears CHI $2,900 12.11 4.18
Chargers LAC $3,400 9.86 2.90
Patriots NE $3,100 9.37 3.02
Steelers PIT $3,000 8.84 2.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bears CHI $2,900 12.11 4.18
Redskins WAS $2,600 7.96 3.06
Patriots NE $3,100 9.37 3.02
Steelers PIT $3,000 8.84 2.95

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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