Yahoo DFS Picks Week 13: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments



Twelve weeks are down and six remain in the regular season. The injury bug struck again in a big way last week, providing us with some value daily fantasy football plays to complement some higher-priced investments. We’re pairing Joe Burrow with Joe Mixon as a sneaky stack to headline our Week 13 Yahoo DFS lineup. Mixon has scored a pair of receiving touchdowns, so it’s not irresponsible to gamble on a third connection this week.

Of course, we’ll mix in some sleepers to fit the GPP tournament formats, so expect boom-or-bust plays to be prevalent.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Before we break down our picks, just a reminder of some key rules for Yahoo DFS. It’s essentially the same as FanDuel, with four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 13: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $200 budget, no more than six players from the same team.

  • The Bengals have had the luxury of leaning on their ground game. Considering how softly the Chargers opt to play the run, Burrow probably won’t be asked to drop back 40-plus times, but Vegas sportsbrooks opened the game with totals as high as 50.5, so the matchup has shootout potential.

  • Mixon is on quite a roll of late, scoring 23.1 fantasy points in five of his last six. The Chargers don’t mind letting teams commit to the run, and the Bengals have no qualms over providing Mixon with 30-plus touches. In a game that has potential for offensive fireworks, Mixon will be in a great spot to produce another monster performance.

  • Mattison will be pretty chalky in the wake of Dalvin Cook’s Week 12 shoulder injury, but that’s fine. In Mattison’s two games as the lead runner, he scored 20.0-plus fantasy points. He’ll serve as the lead back on Sunday in a matchup that strongly hints at a favorable run-game script for the Vikings.

  • Another game, another monster target total. Johnson’s 14 looks marked a season high, and he’s only been held to single-digits in that department in two games this season. The Ravens aren’t a team we typically pick on, but we’re more moved by the dominant target share Johnson is seeing in the Steelers’ offense.

  • Deebo Samuel’s groin injury will open opportunities for the rest of the 49ers’ offense, including Aiyuk, who has played well in recent weeks. Aiyuk may not be deployed as liberally out of the backfield as Samuel has been, but he’s capable of taking a short pass — screen, touch pass, quick slant, etc. — to the house in a similar fashion.

  • No Allen Robinson, no problem. Mooney had emerged as the Bears’ top receiver even when Robinson was in the lineup, and he’s just putting the rubber stamp on that new reality. He’s drawn 30 targets across the past three weeks and scored at least 15.0 fantasy points in each. Mooney will be a solid play regardless of which quarterback is under center, and it doesn’t matter if Robinson (hamstring) is on the opposite side of the formation.

  • Andrews is one of the very few tight ends playing well right now. He’s seen 38 targets over the past four weeks and finished with a double-digit fantasy score in three of those contests. Considering the state of the position, it’s worth paying up a little bit for a high-quality option.

  • A couple of weeks did a lot of good for Beckham and the Rams, at least in terms of incorporating the wide receiver into the offense. He played 61 snaps after only 15 in Week 10 and turned 10 targets into a 5-81-1 line and 16.6 fantasy points in Week 12. This passing game remains centered around Cooper Kupp, but a more locked-in Beckham will be good for the Rams and fantasy owners.

  • The Rams have been bullied in three straight games — all losses — but a home game against the Jaguars is a recipe for revival. The Jags are ranked No, 25 in offensive DVOA, so it’s a spot for us to bet on a talented Rams defensive unit.


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