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​NFL DFS Week 13 – The Sunday Crossword

This week, you won't be encumbered by the Gronk-No Gronk debate.
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I might have been just like you in Week 12. Paying top dollar for DeAndre Hopkins (this week's price $8,800) against the woeful New Orleans defense in a dream matchup. In fact, Hopkins reached an incredible 52% ownership in the DraftKings Millionaire Maker GPP, and far, far higher in every kind of 50/50. And the Saints decided to let anyone else beat them but him, and Houston obliged. It turned out fading Hopkins was the play to make money.


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Fortunately, Adrian Peterson ($6,600) and Odell Beckham ($8,800) lived up to their billing (and Peterson got cheaper again this week!). AP was a must-own to reach a top 10 GPP ticket and Beckham was among a bevy of wideouts who also got you there. With those two, it's becoming harder and harder to say no. The talent is just too evident. They're not "sure things," but I'm comfortable with their odds.

The weekly To Gronk Or Not To Gronk decision is moot this week, as New England lost yet another weapon. But don't skulk away from them just yet, as Philadelphia comes to town and I can't think of a team playing worse. I like Tom Brady ($8,000) as a nice contrarian play this week.

At last, the byes are over and so is Turkey Day. Only Green Bay and Detroit play on Thursday to remove themselves from our Sunday fun. Here are some players I'm considering for several tickets:


Tom Brady ($8,000) – If he could only catch it too, as Philly's D is atrocious

Cam Newton ($7,400) – New Orleans is soft to passers and runners, and he can do both

Drew Brees ($6,900) – If you want to make your ticket unique

Russell Wilson ($5,600) – Not expecting a repeat performance

Brock Osweiler ($5,200) – The new toy

Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,200) – No time like the present against the Giants

When you pick that right player combo on your ticket. Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Adrian Peterson ($6,600) – Seattle is tough…but who am I kidding, I'm still taking him!

Doug Martin ($5,900) – High ceiling guy against Atlanta's stinking sinking oil tanker


Buck Allen ($5,400) – Competent as a starter and now faces Miami's soft underbelly

LeGarrette Blount ($5,100) – The remaining weapon in a matchup that's sweet

Spencer Ware ($4,900) – If West is out, his price is hard to turn down

C.J. Anderson ($3,500) – Cheap and ready to be the player we all expected?

David Johnson ($3,400) – Let's see if he can do it


Odell Beckham ($8,900) – Humming along with a mere 18 targets last week

DeAndre Hopkins ($8,800) – Will anyone take him again? Might make a good zig

Brandon Marshall ($7,100) – Can I interest you in touchdowns, catches and yards?

Alshon Jeffery ($6,900) – High-end results for mid-range price

Jarvis Landry ($6,700) – The part of Miami's offense that works

T.Y. Hilton ($5,700) – The Steelers made Baldwin a star; what might they do with Hilton?

Jeremy Maclin ($5,200) – Now that was more like it

Danny Amendola ($4,700) – If he's back, he's gonna get sooooo much work

Marcus Wheaton ($3,600) – I'm a sucker for recency bias, but not with this guy

Can Greg Olsen be the Gronk replacement everyone is looking for? Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


Greg Olsen ($6,400) – Playing the Saints will attract a crowd

Delanie Walker ($5,700) – Jax defense inviting to TEs, regular Joes and even vampires

Julius Thomas ($4,000) – Starting to get all the targets you could want

Scott Chandler ($2,500) – Minimum price with maximum ownership


Arizona ($3,900) – Matchup against Rams isn't intimidating

Cincinnati ($3,400) – QB roulette with the Browns

Houston ($2,500) – Way too cheap for how well they've been playing

My DraftKings Ticket

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Adrian Peterson, C.J. Anderson, Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Julius Thomas, Danny Amendola, Texans DEF

Craig Clark is a Daily Fantasy Sports expert who appears weekly on the Harris Football Podcast ( You can follow him on Twitter @pcclark59.