I’m not a college football guy, so the prospect of seeing some Saturday NFL action is a rare treat and with the added element of a little DFS action, gets my Christmas off to a great start. We’re being treated to a pair of games each featuring a team who will be in the playoff mix in January, with the Buffalo Bills travelling to Colorado to face the Broncos at 4:30pm EST, followed by current NFC no. 1 seed Green bay Packers hosting the Carolina Panthers on Saturday Night Football.
I’ve made a Draft Kings DFS lineup from the four teams involved on Saturday, along with my analysis to potentially help you with your selections and maybe even make you some yuletide $$$.
QB: Aaron Rodgers vs Carolina Panthers ($7800)
Rodgers has been money for me in DFS lately and there’s no reason to think he won’t continue it this week against the Panthers. The most expensive quarterback on the Saturday slate but a no brainer to start my roster off.
RB: Mike Davis @ Green Bay Packers ($6500)
With Christian McCaffrey still not ready to return, Davis gets to continue in his lead role and is coming a Week 14 where he had 26.3 points against the Broncos. At $800 less than Aaron Jones, I’m happy with Davis as my RB1.
RB: Melvin Gordon vs Buffalo Bills ($5200)
Gordon has been steady rather than spectacular this season but has been far more productive than Philip Lindsay. Both are questionable heading into Saturday but Gordon hasn’t missed any time since Week 6 and if he goes, he’ll lead the team against a below average Bills rushing defense.
WR: Davante Adams vs Carolina Panthers ($9400)
The best receiver of 2020 just keeps rolling. No second thoughts here, Adams is a must start.
WR: Curtis Samuel @ Green Bay Packers ($4800)
The versatile Samuel has been super productive this season and even with D.J. Moore back, will still see plenty of touches. He’s the best value of the three Panthers receivers with as much a chance to be the leading points scorer.
WR: Cole Beasley @ Denver Broncos ($4700)
His points are up and down but with three scores of over 25 points in the last seven weeks, Beasley is a potential boom play in any week. A great value play.
TE: Robert Tonyan vs Carolina Panthers ($4500)
The best tight end on the slate, Tonyan has a touchdown in each of his last four games and is the most likely to catch one this week. No brainer to invest here.
FLEX: Devin Singletary @ Denver Broncos ($4100)
Cheaper than his running mate Zack Moss, SIngletary has two double digit games in his last three starts. Saturday would be a great time to get his first touchdown since Week 4.
DST: Buffalo Bills @ Denver Broncos ($3000)
None of these defenses inspire me with much confidence this week, but the Bills offer the best value for return of the four teams playing, especially after their 12 point outing against against the Steelers last week.
Who would you select for this Saturday’s games? Let me know in the comments.