A couple of weeks ago we put together a DK lineup this way and scored a 147 which should have won you most of your cash games, so if you need holiday spending money like me try out this lineup based on the games with the highest combined totals in Week 13
Live Totals can be found on RotoGrinders, we're not including the Sunday night game since it's not on the main DK slates. Here we go:
QB Tom Brady ($7800)
The GOAT is the highest priced QB on the slate and I'm fine with spending up. Brady hasn't thrown less than 3 TD passes since Week 8 and while Buffalo does have a decent secondary they don't do a good job pressuring the passer so Brady should have a clean pocket most of the afternoon. You could certainly make the argument for saving some money and getting Case Keenum or Philip Rivers in your lineup but personally I like the security of Brady in my lineups.
RB Alvin Kamara ($8400)
The highest priced running back is matchup proof at this point, as he's seen the end zone at least once in every game since Week 7. He's also caught 23 passes combined in his last four games and faces a Panthers defense that's given up 48 points combined to the lowly Jets and Dolphins in the past two games.
RB Jonathan Stewart ($3600)
An obvious cost saving measure, but Stewart saw 17 carries against the Dolphins two weeks ago and 15 last week against the Jets and he meets a Saints run defense that surrenders 4.6 ypc which is third worst in the league. Add in the fact that Christian McCaffery is questionable and even if he does play I like Steward to get double digit touches once again and he's got a good shot of reaching the end zone for a second straight week.
WR Adam Thielen ($7500)
He's seen nine or more targets in six straight games and just like Kamara is matchup proof. Atlanta has struggled containing slot WRs this year as well and Thielen is just too consistent to be priced $800 less than another guy I like Keenan Allen. Pair him with his teammate who we'll talk about next...
WR Stefon Diggs ($6200)
Desmond Trufant is officially out and Evan Silva points out that Diggs runs 50% of his routes on his side of the field where he'll see the pedestrian C.J. Goodwin now. Diggs has seen his targets increase in each of the last three weeks and comes at a pretty nice price.
WR Danny Amendola ($5000)
Obviously I'd rather have Cooks in this lineup but Amendola carries no injury designation heading into Sunday's showdown with the Bills whereas his teammate Chris Hogan is out once again. The Bills have given up the third most catches to WRs and I think Amendola is in a nice bounce back spot after catching just one pass last week against Miami.
TE Hunter Henry ($4700)
The Browns suck against the TE and can't seem to keep guys at that position out of the end zone, surrendering scores in four straight weeks. Henry scored on Thanksgiving against Dallas where he set a five week high in snaps. Henry has separated himself from the legendary Antonio Gates as the TE1 for the Chargers and if you want to save the $200 in other lineups you can go with Kyle Rudolph but I want a pass catcher for the Chargers and Henry is the safest pick that's not named Keenan Allen.
RB Isaiah Crowell ($4100)
Boy I hate playing any sort of Cleveland Browns in DFS but if there was ever a spot for starting one of them it's Crowell against the Chargers run defense that's tied with New England for the most yards surrendered per carry (4.9). Crowell has seen less than double digit touches only once this season and has 43 over the last three games. Hue Jackson isn't a good coach but I think he won't put Deshone Kizer in a position to face the Chargers dangerous pass rush led by Joey Bosa very often and so I think he relies on Crowell and the run game to try and keep this close before the Browns eventually lose.
DST Vikings ($2700)
In Silva's article I mentioned earlier he points out that the Vikings have surrendered Top 12 results to the QB position just 2 out of 11 weeks while yielding the fourth fewest TD passes this season. Everson Griffin leads the league in sacks with 12 and the Vikings allow the 5th least amount of points this year at 17.7. The Vikings DST is the same price as the Colts which to me is criminally underpriced, fire them up even on the road so you can get the aforementioned studs in.