How was your Week 15 in NFL DFS? Mine was petty average, though looking at winning scores across the different competitions it did seem like scoring was down in general last week. My lineup only scored 117.12 points with the four of my lineup getting the dreaded ice symbol and only Gabriel Davis (25.5 points) really hitting for me. Week 16 is going to be another interesting one with the continued high number of players being added to the COVID list this week, though no games are currently being rescheduled from the Sunday main slate. Based on the current information, I’ve selected my best DraftKings NFL DFS lineup for the Week 16 Sunday slate of games, breaking down my reasoning for selecting those players and hopefully helping you with your DFS selections for the week ahead.
Note: I’m setting my lineup based on the standard nine player, $50k salary cap setup for the Sunday slate of games, excluding Sunday Night Football.
Quarterback: Jalen Hurts vs New York Giants ($6,400)
Hurts was money last week as he returned from the ankle injury that kept him out before the bye. The Eagles are charging for a playoff place and the whole offense runs through Hurts, and the stack with Dallas Goedert ($5,100) that I’m playing this week feels like a no brainer play and they will form the backbone of my Week 16 DFS lineups.
Running Back: Najee Harris @ Kansas City Chiefs ($7,400)
I like Harris coming off a down week where he never really got going against the Titans. Despite the Chiefs’ strong defensive showing over the past few weeks, Harris sees high volume in both the running and passing game and the Chiefs are bottom 10 in points allowed to running backs.
Running Back: David Montgomery @ Seattle Seahawks ($5,700)
With the quarterback position uncertain for this week, I expect Montgomery to see another week of high volume with 20+ touches. The Seahawks allow the second most points to running backs so at this value I’ll take Monty everywhere this week.
Wide Receiver: Cooper Kupp @ Minnesota Vikings ($9,100)
The best wide receiver in football (both real and fantasy) up against the team that allows the most points to receivers. Probably too good to be true but one I can’t pass up this week.
Wide Receiver: Mike Williams @ Houston Texans ($6,100)
It was a disappointing week for Williams last week, catching only 3 of the 9 targets he was sent against the Chiefs. The Texans offer a much friendlier match up and I’m banking on Williams turning his high target share into a big fantasy day.
Wide Receiver: Bryan Edwards vs Denver Broncos ($3,200)
A value play but Edwards has made himself into a key part of the Raiders’ passing attack. The match up against the Broncos isn’t a great one but if he can pop a long reception and turn one into a touchdown then he’s earned his place for me this week.
Tight End: Dallas Goedert vs New York Giants ($5,1000)
An easy play this week to stack with Hurts. Its back to back 100 yard receiving games for Goedert and he remains the major player in the passing game for Eagles.
Flex: Braxton Berrios vs Jacksonville Jaguars ($3,500)
Another pure value play based on the opponent and I expect the one target last week to be an aberration and Berrios to see an uptick is opportunities this week against a poor Jaguars secondary.
D/ST: Kansas City Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers ($3,500)
Despite rostering Najee Harris against the Chiefs’ defense this week, I’m still happy with the play as I think its in the passing game they will make their points this week, getting after Ben Roethlisberger and turning him over.
Who are you rostering in your DFS lineups this week?