Sports from the Basement

NFL FanDuel 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 FanDuel (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NFL FanDuel Optimizer.

QB Nick Mullens
RB1 Alvin Kamara
RB2 Melvin Gordon III
WR1 Jarvis Landry
WR2 Michael Thomas
WR3 Odell Beckham Jr.
TE Cameron Brate
FLEX Gus Edwards
D Cleveland Browns
Salary $60,000
Expected Points 139.33

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

Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Drew Brees NO $9,000 23.71 2.63
Matt Ryan ATL $8,600 22.04 2.56
Cam Newton CAR $8,600 21.98 2.56
Andrew Luck IND $8,400 21.34 2.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nick Mullens SF $6,000 17.47 2.91
Carson Wentz PHI $7,700 20.99 2.73
Deshaun Watson HOU $7,900 21.02 2.66
Drew Brees NO $9,000 23.71 2.63

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alvin Kamara NO $8,900 21.90 2.46
Saquon Barkley NYG $9,000 21.51 2.39
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,900 21.45 2.41
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,700 20.55 2.36
James Conner PIT $7,900 19.17 2.43
Christian McCaffrey CAR $8,400 19.16 2.28

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alvin Kamara NO $8,900 21.90 2.46
James Conner PIT $7,900 19.17 2.43
Melvin Gordon III LAC $8,900 21.45 2.41
Saquon Barkley NYG $9,000 21.51 2.39
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $8,700 20.55 2.36
Gus Edwards BAL $5,300 12.45 2.35

Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Michael Thomas NYG $8,800 19.14 2.17
Adam Thielen MIN $8,600 18.95 2.20
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,500 18.90 2.22
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $8,400 18.25 2.17
Julio Jones ATL $8,800 18.21 2.07
Antonio Brown PIT $8,500 17.17 2.02
Mike Evans TB $7,900 16.23 2.05
Davante Adams GB $8,700 16.02 1.84

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG $8,500 18.90 2.22
Adam Thielen MIN $8,600 18.95 2.20
Michael Thomas NYG $8,800 19.14 2.17
DeAndre Hopkins HOU $8,400 18.25 2.17
Stefon Diggs MIN $7,300 15.63 2.14
Jarvis Landry CLE $6,100 12.86 2.11
Julio Jones ATL $8,800 18.21 2.07
Mike Evans TB $7,900 16.23 2.05

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Ertz PHI $7,600 14.66 1.93
George Kittle SF $7,500 12.20 1.63
Rob Gronkowski NE $6,900 11.73 1.70
Greg Olsen CAR $6,500 9.27 1.43

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Zach Ertz PHI $7,600 14.66 1.93
Cameron Brate TB $4,400 8.36 1.90
Rob Gronkowski NE $6,900 11.73 1.70
David Njoku CLE $5,100 8.42 1.65

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chicago Bears CHI $4,700 10.92 2.32
Baltimore Ravens BAL $5,000 8.76 1.75
Jacksonville Jaguars JAX $4,800 8.44 1.76
New England Patriots NE $4,100 8.19 2.00

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Chicago Bears CHI $4,700 10.92 2.32
Cleveland Browns CLE $3,100 6.80 2.19
Minnesota Vikings MIN $3,400 7.09 2.08
New England Patriots NE $4,100 8.19 2.00

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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