Week 12 NFL DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheet for FantasyDraft

Welcome to the FC Insights Core Plays and Cheat Sheet Article for FantasyDraft.

In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays for FantasyDraft for each DFS week of the 2019-2020 NFL DFS season.

In this article, I am going to give you my four top players for FantasyDraft as well as my cheat sheet. My cheat sheet will include any player that I have more than 15% exposure to as of this writing on FantasyDraft.

Last Weeks Results

  1. Dak Prescott (34.56 fantasy points)
  2. Josh Jacobs (17.40 fantasy points)
  3. Russell Gage (5.20 fantasy points)
  4. Jared Cook (11.30 fantasy points)

Core Plays

QB-Matt Ryan-$12,300

If you want to go cheap at the quarterback position this week I cannot blame you as there are plenty of excellent cheap quarterbacks. With that being said I am having a hard time passing over Matt Ryan. Ryan minus a two-game stretch has put up huge numbers all season long. Ryan has at least 300 yards passing and at least 19 fantasy points in each of his other seven games minus those two games. Ryan is not only putting up huge numbers but he is in one of the best possible match-ups for quarterbacks as he takes on the Bucs. This season the Bucs are allowing the second-most passing yards per game, have allowed the second-most passing touchdowns, and have allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

RB-Nick Chubb-$15,300

Chubb is putting up huge numbers on a weekly basis even with Kareem Hunt in the lineup. In the two games since Hunt’s return, Chubb has 47 total carries and has rushed for 208 yards. Those are the numbers that Chubb has been putting up all season long and the numbers I expect from him again this week as the Browns take on the Dolphins. The Dolphins run defense is one of the worst in the NFL as they are allowing the second-most rushing yards per game and the seventh-most fantasy points per game to running backs.

WR-Calvin Ridley-$12,900

Ridley is coming off a huge game in which he caught all eight of his targets for 143 yards and a score on his way to 31.30 fantasy points. While Ridley is a very inconsistent player and it is hard to count on Ridley having another huge game this week I personally think it is going to happen. I believe this due to the fact that Austin Hooper and Devonta Freeman are still out for the Falcons which should mean we see similar targets for Ridley. The match-up against the Bucs is another reason I believe this as the Bucs suck. This season the Bucs have allowed the most receiving yards, most receiving touchdowns and most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.


I don’t know why the Steelers are not the most expensive defense on this slate as they should be. There are two reasons I say this. The first is the fact that the Steelers’ defense has been dominant. Yes, they struggled last week but prior to last week, they had seven straight games with multiple takeaways and double-digit fantasy points. The second reason is due to the elite match-up against the Bengals. The Bengals offense is a hot pile of garbage. This season the Bengals are allowing the third-fewest points per game, have allowed the fourth-most sacks, and have the fifth-most giveaways.

Cheat Sheet

Christian McCaffrey
(19.2k / 25.63)
Michael Thomas
(17.6k / 23.53)
Zach Ertz
(12.8k / 14.97)
Alvin Kamara
(15.9k / 22.58)
Julio Jones
(15k / 23.73)
Nick Chubb
(15.3k / 19.20)
Matt Ryan
(12.3k / 23.70)
Derrick Henry
(12.9k / 17.13)
Odell Beckham Jr.
(14.5k / 17.44)
Ryan Griffin
(8.6k / 7.71)
(6.3k / 9.05)
Baker Mayfield
(11.8k / 18.71)
Tyler Lockett
(13.8k / 16.36)
(5.2k / 8.56)
Calvin Ridley
(12.9k / 16.61)
Kenny Golladay
(12.3k / 13.56)
Jamison Crowder
(11.7k / 13.39)
Deebo Samuel
(11.5k / 12.05)
Jeff Driskel
(10.5k / 17.37)
Bo Scarbrough
(8.9k / 11.37)
DeVante Parker
(10.9k / 12.75)
Noah Fant
(7k / 9.09)
James Washington
(9.3k / 9.35)

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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