NFL Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Picks, Predictions, Betting Odds for Week 16

Hello. Week 16 is here. Nice.

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Atlanta Falcons (+400 ) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (-500; -10.5)

This is not even fair. You can’t give Patrick Mahomes ($8,500) a matchup against a putrid secondary. It’s not very nice except, of course, if you play him on DraftKings. He’s scored at least 22.3 DKFP in seven-straight games and this is BEFORE he’s faced this putrid Falcons defense. Naturally, the Chiefs have shown up all season long, being favored in every game and going 13-1. Oddly enough, they haven’t been a great team against the spread as of late and are surprisingly just 3-3 ATS as home favorites. The Falcons are 3-3 ATS as road underdogs, so neither scenario necessarily leans to either side. With that said, I shudder to think what Mahomes can do against this secondary and that alone would see me gravitate toward them. It is worth noting that a win or tie would award the Chiefs a first-round bye, so they do have something to play for in this game. A Steelers or Bills loss would also give them the bye with the Steelers also playing at 1 p.m. ET and the Bills playing on Monday.

Other notable favorites: Cleveland Browns (-455; -10) vs. New York Jets (+380), New York Giants (+375) vs. Baltimore Ravens (-480; -10.5)


Atlanta Falcons (20.5 points) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (32.5 points) 53.5 points

Oh, this game again.

Neither team, surprisingly, is crushing it with hitting the over. The Chiefs, for as good as they are offensively, are only 7-7 with the over while the Falcons are 6-8. Now it’s worth noting with the Chiefs that they haven’t had a game total lower than 47 on the season, which was back in Week 2 against the Chargers. Since Week 9 against the Panthers, the Chiefs’ game total has closed no lower than 51.5, so it’s been huge numbers to overcome. I simply can’t see this game going under. The Chiefs should get out to a quick lead and force the Falcons to abandon the run and go strictly pass heavy. We just saw Matt Ryan ($5,800) throw the ball 49 times against the Buccaneers in a 31-27 loss. I would expect an extremely similar game-script here as well, which should bode well for the over.

If there was anything to potentially point toward the under, the Falcons will be missing some key players with Julio Jones and two front-five starters with C Alex Mack and LG James Carpenter.


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Worst QB Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, 14.7, 1st
Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, 15.8, 2nd
Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants 17.8, 5th

Best QB Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, 25.9, 32nd
Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, 24.4, 31st
Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, 24.1, 30th

Worst RB Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, 17.9, 1st
Carolina Panthers, Washington Football Team, 19.8, 3rd
Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, 20.5, 4th

Best RB Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, 32.5, 32nd
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, 32.1, 31st
Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, 30, 30th

Worst WR Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, 29.6, 1st
Carolina Panthers, Washington Football Team, 32.2, 2nd
Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, 32.3, 3rd

Best WR Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, 46.8 32nd
Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, 45.8, 31st
Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, 42.7, 29th

Worst TE Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, 7.9, 1st
Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, 10.5, 6th
Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, 11.4, 9th

Best TE Matchups

Team, Opponent, PTS/G Allowed, Rank

Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, 17.7, 32nd
Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, 16.1, 30th
New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, 15.5, 29th


Last Week’s Target Leaders

Week 15 Targets

Player Team Week 15 Opp Targets 2020 Avg. TGT
Player Team Week 15 Opp Targets 2020 Avg. TGT
Logan Thomas WAS SEA 15 6.5
Calvin Ridley ATL TB 14 9.3
Diontae Johnson PIT CIN 13 9.6
Travis Kelce KC NO 12 9.4
Terry McLaurin WAS SEA 12 9
Noah Fant DEN BUF 11 6.5
David Johnson HOU IND 11 3.8
J.D. McKissic WAS SEA 10 6.5
Tyreek Hill KC NO 10 9.2
Russell Gage ATL TB 10 6.7

Quarterback to build around

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, $7,000 — Mahomes can easily be written up in this section but I think we’ve talked about the Chiefs plenty. If you want more Mahomes talk, feel free to head over to my Week 16 Targets article.

As for Hurts, he’s also in a great spot this week against the Cowboys. He hasn’t been overly accurate in his starts thus far, posting a 67.7% adjusted completion percentage with a clean pocket but he’s also facing one of the worst secondaries in his starts thus far. The Cowboys have also been a defense mobile quarterbacks have run against, averaging 20 yards per game. Lamar Jackson ($8,000) and Kyler Murray ran for 94 and 74 yards respectively, making this a great spot for Hurts to do so. Hurts will be dealing with some pressure against a good Cowboys pass rush but that won’t deter me from using him. Overall, I think this is a fairly weak selection of quarterbacks to use.


Wide Receiver To Pair Him With

Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, $4,000 — The best part about pairing him with Ward is that this stack becomes extremely affordable. Ward has seen a resurgence since Hurts has taken over, drawing 15 targets in which he’s made nine receptions for 92 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 12 DKFP. Ward is also averaging 17% of the total team targets in that span, which has been a nice boost from when Carson Wentz was under center. In coverage, Ward should see CB Jourdan Lewis, who has been targeted against 64 times allowing 43 receptions (67.3% catch rate) and 9.0 YPR.


Top Running Back To Consider

David Montgomery, Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars, $7,700 — Dating back to Week 12, Montgomery is averaging a massive 28.7 DKFP. In that span, he’s carried the ball 71 times for 434 yards, which shakes out to 6.1 (!) YPC! If we take that four-game sample and look at the rest of the league, Montgomery is fourth in YPC (6.1), second in yards after contact (293) and third in yards after contact per attempt (4.13). Now he faces a Jaguars run defense that hasn’t allowed less than 106 rushing yards in a game in five straight. With the way Montgomery is getting fed, averaging 40% of the touches over the past four games, this is not even something to think about.

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