I agree with our friends in Vegas, who’ve assigned the Thursday night match-up the lowest total of Week 15 (40). The strength of both teams is their defense, which should make for an old-school smash mouth game. While possibly entertaining for people who like three and outs and turnovers, this does not inspire confidence from a fantasy perspective. But the beauty of DFS is that there are always interesting plays based on the cost/benefit analysis.Below are some plays that I like for the TNF matchup:
St. Louis Rams D/ST ($5500)
This is an obvious pick in seasonal playoff leagues, but a little less so in FanDuel this week due to their top price tag. I say they are worth the investment. The Rams defense has averaged 17.6 points/week in FanDuel over their last six games, which included match-ups with the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and the Cardinals. Aaron Donald, a current Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate, is anchoring one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, who also got Chris Long back last week to boot. We all know Drew Stanton is generous in the interception department, and you can envision some potential TDs for the Rams staunch defensive unit in one of their only primetime games of the year. I say buck up the extra cash for the upside on TNF.
Jared Cook STL, TE ($5200)
It’s pretty simple: Arizona gets shredded by T’s, Cook especially shreds the Cards (2-84-1 in week 10), and there are 14 TEs more expensive than him. Easy math, and chance of a shower cry is below 25 percent..
Kerwynn Williams ARI, RB ($5300)
If you grew up watching the Muppets, how can you NOT start a guy named Kerwynn? This is a dart throw, and the Rams rush defense has been very solid of late, but I see enough touches and passing game involvement to give Williams some real value. He’s got some shake to his game, especially compared to "starter" Stefan Taylor. Ultimately, I see the Cardinals playing from behind and Williams dominating the snaps and touches.
Alright, let’s hear your favorite Thursday Night Football on FanDuel plays this week in the comments below!! Hit me up on Twitter @mcgallop10