Brandon Braasch | November 27th, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving everybody. While everyone is stuffing there face with food hopefully these players will help you stuff your bank account with cash. Below I’ll provide you with the players I will be playing for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day NFL games. There are three games on this slate so let’s get started and dig in.
Bears @ Lions (12:30 PM)
The Bears head into Detroit to face the Lions. This will be the second year in a row these teams meet up on Thanksgiving. The Bears won last year by a final score of 23-16. The Lions are coming into this game after dropping four straight and will be without Matthew Stafford for the fourth week in a row. The Bears are coming in off of a victory last week against the New York Giants. If there’s any hope left of them making the playoffs then they will need to win there next five games including this one. Here are my top players in this matchup. (Spoiler alert I’m not a huge fan of any Lions players this week.)
Mitchell Trubisky (5,300 DK and 6,800 FD)
Trubisky is a good cheap option at quarterback this week. He has played good in two of his last three games. One of those being against this Lions team where he threw for three touchdowns. The Lions also give up an average of 275.5 passing yards per game. Look for Trubisky to build off of last week’s performance and have another good game.
I will be stacking Miller and Robinson with Trubisky. Miller has seen 20 targets in his last two games. He is absolutely due for a touchdown as he has not caught one so far this year. Last year, in his rookie year he caught seven touchdowns. Miller is due and with Taylor Gabriel likely to be out tomorrow, Miller will be the number two option.
Robinson saw ten targets last week hauling in six of those for 132 yards and one touchdown. He even had a 60-yard reception called back on a penalty by the offensive line. Look for Trubisky and Robinson to keep their connection going this week against the Lions’ secondary. Robinson went for six receptions for 86 yards three weeks ago against this same secondary.
Bears D/ST (2,500 DK and 5,000 FD)
Jeff Driskel is likely still the quarterback for the Lions. Although he is a little banged up after last week. David Blough is the back up so whoever plays quarterback Thursday is bound to have some turnovers. Therefore, I’m feeling an Eddie Jackson pick-six in this game and Khalil Mack played a lot better last week so expect some sacks from him. They also have Cordarrelle Patterson at kick returner. He scored a return touchdown against the Saints earlier in the year and he could break out for a touchdown at any point as well. This Bears defense is in a prime spot to rack up some points so plug them into your lineup with confidence.
Bills @ Cowboys (4:30 PM)
The Buffalo Bills are having a terrific season so far this year. They come in at 8-3 looking to stay right in the mix with the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East. They head into Dallas to play the Cowboys who are coming off a loss to those Patriots. Things are a whole lot different for these two teams since last met up in 2015. Tyrod Taylor was the Bills quarterback in that game. The Cowboys quarterback was Kellen Moore who is now their offensive coordinator. Here are my top players in this AFC vs NFC showdown.
Ezekiel Elliott (7,400 DK and 8,400 FD)
Elliott is definitely worth paying up for on this slate. Especially considering the Bills have one of the best pass defenses in the league. That is going to force the Cowboys to get Zeke involved as much as possible. The Bills also tend to give up a decent amount of yards on the ground. They give up an average of 104.4 rushing yards per game. Elliott will get his touches especially if Dak Prescott and company struggle to get things going in the passing game.
Dawson Knox (2,900 DK and 4,500 FD)
Knox isn’t the best tight end but he is cheap which saves you salary to afford the higher-priced players. Knox has been hit or miss all year. That is most likely because Josh Allen hasn’t thrown for over 300 yards all year. That leaves Knox struggling to find yards in this offense. However, the Cowboys have given up five touchdowns to tight ends this year. If Knox can add to that total then he will be a great value just like a television on Black Friday.
Saints @ Falcons (8:20 PM)
It is safe to say the Atlanta Falcons have severely underperformed this year. They come in with a record of 3-8. They get a divisional matchup with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are definitely ready for revenge after playing their worst game of the year a couple of weeks ago in a loss to the Falcons. Here are my top players in that game which just happens to be between two of the best wide receivers in the NFL.
Michael Thomas (9,100 DK and 9,200 FD)
Thomas has been an absolute stud this year. Three weeks ago against this brutal Falcons secondary, he had 13 receptions for 152 yards. Thomas has seen double-digit receptions in every game but two this year. There’s no reason for Thomas not to do this again. He is definitely worth paying up for and you should without any hesitation.
Julio Jones (7,300 DK and 7,800 FD)
Jones is another stud receiver on this slate. He averages 92.6 yards per game against the Saints in his career and is actually really cheap compared to Thomas. Jones has not produced as high as Thomas this year but he still has been good. Unlike the Falcons’ last game against the Saints, I do not think they will dominate the Saints again. They will more than likely be playing from behind so Jones should see plenty of targets. He has not caught a touchdown since week three and I expect him to get hot towards the end of the year just like in 2018. Make sure to pay attention to Jones’ status though since he is questionable and has missed two practices this week.
I like the Bears, Bills, and Saints to win these three games. There’s no reason the Bears should not dominate both sides of the ball in that game. Final score 34-13 as the Bears break 30 points for only the second time this season. The Bills and Cowboys’ games is going to be a close one. That will be the best game of the three. The Bills are going to show that they are a good football team and shock this Cowboys passing attack. Bills win by a final score of 27-23. The Saints are going to get revenge and dominate throughout this game. Final score Saints win 31-17 and you can expect to see Thomas eating that big turkey leg after the game.
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