FanDuel NFL picks, Week 12: Best FanDuel DFS Lineup

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FanDuel DFS NFL Week 12 picks and lineup advice: Wide Receiver

While I love the most expensive running backs this week, this feels like a week to play some cheaper receiver options. As is the case most weeks, you want your receivers to be dictated by your quarterback, and this seems to be a great week to double stack receivers. For example, if you are playing Brady I like playing both Chris Godwin ($7600) and Mike Evans ($7500) or Gronk.

Diontae Johnson ($7100) is a player that will not sink your lineup this week, and at this cheap of a price tag is almost a lock for my cash lineups.

Chase Claypool ($6500) is also seeing heavy target volume and is a great value at his price tag as well. I love Claypool in tournaments this week as a pivot play off of Johnson and based on the fact we have seen him put up huge games in the past.

As for some cheaper wide receiver options, Brandin Cooks ($6500) has certainly slowed down after his hot start to the season but gets a fantastic matchup against the Jets this week at a heavily discounted price.

I like throwing a Jets receiver in my lineup as well in tournament formats, though it is certainly hard to predict who will deliver, especially if Corey Davis ($6100) plays.

Laviska Shenault Jr. ($5600) is a front runner for the biggest fantasy disappointment of the year, but he could turn that around now that Jamal Agnew is done for the season. With A.J Terrell likely locking down Marvin Jones Jr. ($5900), Shenault could be in for an increased workload against a soft Atlanta secondary.

Finally, Van Jefferson Jr. ($5400) is a sneaky play as possibly the second wide receiver on a Rams offense that I think gets back on track this week. While I also think Odell Beckham Jr ($5800) is not the worst play at that cheap of a price, I do believe Jefferson will end the game with more targets and likely higher snap counts as well.