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.
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
Cohen is a safe Captain play now that Trubisky is more than likely out. Chase Daniel will utilize “The Human Joystick” as a safety valve in the flat, giving the shifty playmaker a high floor.
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
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