DFS First Look Thanksgiving Day Slate (Fantasy Football)

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The Thanksgiving Day Slate is one of DFS’ “Holy Grails” and an opportunity to win some extra cash while you pack on a few extra pounds this holiday season. This three-game slate includes

  • 12:30 PM (EST)- Houston Texans (3-7) @ Detroit Lions (4-6)
  • 4:30 PM- Washington Football Team (3-7) @ Dallas Cowboys (3-7)
  • 8:20 PM- Baltimore Ravens (6-4) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0)

Player pricing on the major DFS platforms is available to us well before we even start our process of building lineups and allows us to identify the inefficiencies, a tool within the toolbelt of someone who wants to win consistently in DFS. For the complete list of DraftKings and FanDuel prices, check out this week’s DFS rankings found in the Ultimate DFS Pass.

Make sure you listen to this week’s Thanksgiving Day Slate DFS Podcast coming out on Wednesday!

Position Player DraftKings FanDuel
QB Deshaun Watson 7400 8700
QB Lamar Jackson 6800 8000
QB Ben Roethlisberger 6600 7700
QB Matthew Stafford 5800 7200
QB Andy Dalton 5600 6800
QB Alex Smith 5400


Deshaun Watson is the unquestioned QB1 on this slate as he’s been on fire since Bill O’Brien left town. He’s the QB4 in points per game since Week 5 and gets arguably the best matchup against a weak Detroit secondary. For cash lineups, paying up for Watson is almost a no-brainer…. Lamar Jackson is a tantalizing tournament play but we’ve seen how low his floor is this season. He put up 18.8 points in Week 8 against these Steelers but completed a putrid 46 percent of his passes. The upside is still on the table but with just six total QBs on the slate, you won’t be sneaking up on anyone.. Ben Roethlisberger is mostly interesting given the fact he has the best weapons on this slate. Don’t be afraid to stack Ben against the Ravens. Baltimore let Ryan Tannehill pick them apart last week en route to 24.5 fantasy points…It’s hard to trust Matthew Stafford (who is a Thanksgiving Day mainstay) if Kenny Golladay continues to be out. He can get there in pure yardage but is clearly a tier below the other mobile QBs… If you want to drop down and save some cash, Alex Smith is my preferred option over Andy Dalton to stack with Terry McLaurin. He’s more of a compiler but he can get there if Washington falls behind.

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