Thanksgiving Day Special DraftKings Captain Mode Sneaky Plays
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It is truly a special time of year. College basketball is underway, college football playoff rankings are up and the greatest holiday of them all is upon us — Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving brings us not one, not two, but three NFL games starting at 12:30pm ET giving us a loaded day of football.

This year features three separate divisional rivalries: Bears at Lions, Redskins at Cowboys and Falcons at Saints.

In honor of the holiday, the Sneaky Plays Podcast crew decided to do an extra podcast this week and take a shot at the three Turkey Day matchups on Captain Mode for DraftKings.

Captain Mode highlights one game at a time and allows you to pick players from both teams. You must pick one Captain and five FLEX players.

The Captain is 1.5X their original price, but their points are multiplied 1.5X. For example, a $4,000 player will now cost $6,000. 4 fantasy points will add up to 6 fantasy points.

All other players are priced and scored regularly.

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Here’s how your lineups should look:

Bears @ Lions – 12:30pm ET

Captain: Tarik Cohen – RB, CHI – $12,900

Tarik Cohen carries the ball for the Chicago Bears, the human joystick is one of our Turkey Day Captain Mode Picks
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Cohen is a safe Captain play now that Trubisky is more than likely out. Chase Daniel will utilize Cohen as a safety valve in the flat, giving the shifty playmaker a high floor.

FLEX

  • Bears D/ST – $4,800
  • Trey Burton – CHI, TE – $4,600
  • Kenny Golladay – DET, WR – $10,600
  • Theo Riddick – DET, RB – $7,600
  • Matt Stafford – DET, QB – $9,400 

Redskins @ Cowboys – 4:30pm ET

Captain: Cowboys D/ST – $7,800

Leighton Vander Esch and the Cowboys defense celebrate an interception
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The Cowboys defense has been solid all year as they’ve allowed just one team to score more than 24 points against them.

Facing the fumble-prone Adrian Peterson, the Dallas defense could be looking at some turnovers.

FLEX

  • Ezekiel Elliot – DAL, RB – $13,000
  • Dustin Hopkins – WAS, K – $3,400
  • Colt McCoy – WAS, QB – $8,200
  • Dak Prescott – DAL, QB – $9,800
  • Jordan Reed – WAS, TE – $7,600 

Falcons @ Saints – 8:20pm ET

Captain: Wil Lutz – NO, K – $5,100

Saints kicker Wil Lutz is one of our DraftKings Captain Mode sneaky plays for Thanksgiving Day
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The New Orleans kicker is a sneaky Captain play this week. Lutz should put up serious numbers as the Saints’ high-octane offense will be scoring often.

He’s been consistent all year, connecting on 21 of his 22 field goal attempts.

FLEX

  • Drew Brees – NO, QB – $10,000
  • Julio Jones – ATL, WR – $10,400
  • Alvin Kamara – NO, RB – $11,000
  • Keith Kirkwood – NO, WR – $1,400
  • Michael Thomas – NO, WR – $11,400

For a more in-depth (and hilarious) look, listen to the Sneaky Plays Thanksgiving Day Special:

Now go and feast.  And win some money while you’re at it.

I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on games and strategies, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may display different players and strategies than what I recommend. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non public information.

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this is a fun change, thanks paulie