Week 12 Redzone Fanteam

Week 12 Redzone FanTeam Picks

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend and after the excitement of the Thursday slate, we are left with a 10-game slate for the Week 12 Redzone FanTeam contest. As usual, there are two buy-in levels offered (€2 and €12) with prize pools of €2.5k and €7.5k respectively. All the 6pm and 9pm games are on the slate this week so you have a wider pool of players to choose from.

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Last week, 5 Yard Rush’s own Nick Owen won the 5 Yard Rush Contest and he explained the thinking behind his winning lineup on this week’s DFS show. You can watch that here.

Onto the Week 12 Redzone FanTeam picks and there are some very interesting matchups. These are players we are using in our pool this week:

Quarterback

Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 20.5m

The most expensive QB on the slate but we’re not really surprised about that. It’s a very simple equation: he’s the quarterback of the team with the most passing touchdowns against the team which has given up the most passing touchdowns. Do we really need to overthink this?

Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – 18.2m

We never thought wed end up here did we? We’re playing Cam again. He looked great, from a fantasy perspective, last week and this week he has an advantageous matchup against the Dolphins. They’ve given up the fourth most fantasy points to QBs in the last five weeks and 5th most to WRs in that time. With the cheaper Panther receivers, that gives us stacking opportunities without breaking the bank.

Running Back

Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals – 17.4m

Mixon has been a true bellcow this season and it’s surprising his price is almost 6m less than the highest-priced RB, Christian McCaffrey. Mixon has scored over 25 fantasy points for the last three weeks and the Steelers have given up seven rushing touchdowns in the last five weeks. He’s also been involved in the passing game which is great for a PPR site like FanTeam.

James Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars – 15.9m

Robinson feels like a forgotten man this season. When he’s played, he’s been very consistent and offers fantastic value at 15.9m. He now faces an awful Falcon defense who have given up the third-most fantasy points to the position in the last five weeks as well as the second-most yards. He should be low-owned and frees up some salary for the higher-priced receivers.

Wide Receiver

Deebo Samuel – San Francisco 49ers – 18.0m

Deebo’s amazing season continues and he showed his versatility in recent weeks by playing out of the backfield. He also has the most yards-after-catch in the NFL which makes him a great option every week. His fellow receiver Aiyuk (12.8m) is also in consideration as this matchup with the Vikings could explode. 

Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 17.2m

 As mentioned above, you target the Colts through the air and when Godwin is on the field, he is a major part of the Bucs passing game. He allows you to stack that game. It will be expensive. However, it could easily be the most effective stack this weekend. The Colts are bottom 4 in the NFL in fantasy points given up to Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers. So take advantage of the matchup.

Tight End

Pat Freiermuth – Pittsburgh Steelers – 10.5m

The tight-end spot this week doesn’t have any obvious standout options but Big Ben has been peppering Freiermuth with targets since JuJu’s injury. He faces the Bengals who have given up the second-most fantasy points to tight ends over the last 5 weeks as well as three touchdowns. He’s also a fantastic correlation play with Mixon at running back.

Noah Fant – Denver Broncos – 10.2m

Picking players like Fant shows the state of the tight end spot doesn’t it? However, there is a glimmer of hope as the Broncos come up against the Chargers who have given up four touchdowns to tight ends in the last 5 weeks. The Chargers defense doesn’t let you get behind them which opens up the short-to-intermediary routes. This is where Fant lives so he has the potential to hit value.

– Mark (@_smrf)

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