Before we get into our Week 12 quarterbacks, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Family, friends, football, and for some of us, a four-day weekend, let’s all be thankful for these gifts in life! Also, I would like to give a special thanks to everybody at WinDaily. Between the staff and our subscribers, it’s been a pleasure playing DFS this season. Now let’s dive into the Sunday Main and decide on which quarterbacks will hit on the slate. With so many in line to crush their matchups, our QB picks will remind you of Thanksgiving Day dinner…a feast!
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Patrick Mahomes ($8,200 DraftKings/$9,000 FanDuel)
He’s impossible to fade across any DFS contest at this point, leading the NFL in touchdowns (28) and airyards (3,265). No matter who is on the field at receiver, Mahomes will get them the ball in between the numbers and continue to put points on the scoreboard. The defending champion Rams will be in Arrowhead this weekend, who have pretty much suffered the biggest hangover in Super Bowl history at a dreary 3-7 record. Facing an LA team who appears to have thrown in the towel for 2022, Mahomes will again be the top dog this week in ownership, rightfully so.
Lamar Jackson ($8,000 DraftKings/$8,200 FanDuel)
Lamar is definitely on the hot seat for us in DFS, but we can’t ignore the matchup he has in Jacksonville. The Jaguars have been gouged by mobile quarterbacks during the season, DanielJones of the Giants racked up 107 yards in Week 7. Baltimore’s revamped defense should keep Lawrence and the Jags off the field and allow them to do what they do best, run the ball with LamarJackson. If he can follow in Jones‘ blueprint of fantasy production from Week 7, Lamar will win back a ton of fantasy managers.
Justin Herbert ($7,000 DraftKings/$7,900 FanDuel)
For a brief moment last week Herbert’s receiving core was back to 100 percent, but even without MikeWilliams and GeraldEverett he had a solid day. We’ll take the 20 fantasypoints against the Chiefs, but that 50 yard bomb in the endzone to JoshPalmer was pure precision. This week he is way too cheap facing a MarcoWilson-featured secondary, and with KeenanAllen back at 100%, the writing is on the wall for Herbert.
Tua Tagovailoa ($6,900 DraftKings/$8,300 FanDuel)
One of the most weaponized QBs in football that has averaged 27 fantasy points in his last three starts and leading the NFL in passer rating (118.4) is extremely underpriced on DraftKings. Even though Tua is playing a Texan defense that only allows just over 210 air yards per game, the Miami offense has been an enigma to defensive coordinators around the league. We should see plenty of quick outlet passes to TyreekHill where he does the most damage at a hefty 14.2 yards per reception.
Joe Burrow ($6,700 DraftKings/$8,600 FanDuel)
Joe “Burrr” pumped ice through his veins in Pittsburgh, throwing for 355yards and 4touchdowns in a solid win on the road. Now with his number one target Ja’MarrChase set to return from IR on Sunday, Burrow will be back at full strength in his arsenal. And since running back JoeMixon may need to sit out due to a concussion he suffered last week, it’s all the more reason for Burrow to air it out against a Tennessee 30th ranked DVOA to opposing quarterbacks.
Geno Smith ($6,000 DraftKings/$7,600 FanDuel)
Geno and the Seahawks return from a week off only to land in an absolute smash spot against Vegas. We all know by now how bad the Raiders are at defending the pass (30th In DVOA to QBs), but in this matchup it can be even juicier. Vegas lines up in Cover One mostly, a formation in which Geno is at his best and ranked first in efficiency. His low, mid-range price tag is very tempting and a big cap saver for spending up in the other positions of the slate.
Thanks for reading our NFL Week DFS Quarterbacks article for Week 12. There will be tons of content covering each position all week, cash games and tournaments, and plenty of articles, videos, and podcasts so check in with us whichever way you like to consume your content. Don’t forget to check out our projection models and cheat sheets which will be updated throughout the week. Livestreams will be up on our Video Hub and make sure you lock into our Sunday morning live stream to keep up to date with all the last-minute news. Tag me @Jdicarlo78 on our Discord chat or on Twitter @JoeDiCarlo78. Fellas let’s keep the green screens coming!
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