The weekend after Thanksgiving is made for bargain shopping, and that can extend to your fantasy football team as well as you put together your team for the DraftKings Week 12 main NFL slate that is well-stocked on Sunday afternoon. While there are no teams on a scheduled bye this week, the Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Washington Football Team and Dallas Cowboys play on Thanksgiving Day, and those teams won’t be on the main slate as a result. Additionally, the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears are the four teams in primetime games.
Eight of those games are scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET in what should be a frenetic start to the day. The Arizona Cardinals will travel to Foxborough coming off their bye week to take on the New England Patriots in one of the intriguing early matchups, while the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts meet up again in another critical AFC South contest. In the three late games, the New Orleans Saints continue the Taysom Hill ($6,200) experience as they take on the Denver Broncos, and the San Francisco 49ers meet the Los Angeles Rams in a divisional matchup. The marquee game of the day, though, is the only 4:25 p.m. ET start, which features the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trying to bounce back from Saudi Arabia another bad primetime loss as they host the reigning Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.
As you look through all the matchups and set your DraftKings roster, make sure to take a look at the affordable plays listed below that come loaded with upside. Each week, I dive into the bargain bin and give you my favorite cheap plays based on recent form, matchup and expected opportunity. Check out the plays I like the most this Sunday.
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Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons, $5,700 – The Raiders almost pulled off the season sweep of the Kansas City Chiefs, but Patrick Mahomes ($8,000) had just a little more late magic than Carr. Despite a late interception, Carr had a solid total with 22.6 DKFP with 275 passing yards and three scores. He has gotten inconsistent volume at times this season based on game script, but when called upon for more work, he has typically delivered a good game. In run-heavy game scripts like against the Broncos, Chargers and Browns, Carr attempted 25 passes or fewer and produced 15.0 DKFP or under. However,…