Here we go with the Single Game NFL DFS slate for Monday Night Football of Week 12. Tonight’s matchup is between the Seahawks and Eagles with Seattle checking in as a 6.5 point road favorite. The over/under currently rests at 49 total points.
We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.
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Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle (DK: $12,600 / FD: $16,500)
Wilson is expensive, but he’s far and away the top overall choice of this slate. Some fantasy backers will be concerned that Philadelphia has allowed the 10th least FP to signal-callers this season. However, that’s giving the Eagles too much credit, as they have faced some mediocre QBs in recent games (Ben DiNucci, Daniel Jones x2, Baker Mayfield). Ben Roethlisberger and Lamar Jackson were able to post 21 and 28 FP respectively against Philly, and Russ shouldn’t have a problem falling into that range (or higher).
Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle (DK: $9,600 / FD: $13,000)
Which receiver is going to have the big game: Lockett or Metcalf? It’s always a coinflip between these two, but I’m siding with Lockett. His target share has been consistently higher than Metcalf in recent games, and that ultimately leads to a more desirable floor/ceiling combination for fantasy purposes. There are rumblings that Metcalf could be shadowed by CB Darius Slay, which would open the door for Lockett to enjoy a big day (like those games against Arizona).
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Jason Myers - K - Seattle (DK: $4,200 / FD: $9,000)
It isn’t exciting, but both kickers make for solid plays tonight. We are giving a slight lean to Myers, as the Seahawks have a higher team total with better chances to move the ball into scoring territory. Myers and Jake Elliott are acceptable fillers on DraftKings, but they probably hold more value on FanDuel - as the scoring (half PPR) and lack of overall bargains make them more compelling over there.
Freddy Swain - WR - Seattle (DK: $200 / FD: $5,500)
We’ll need to double-check the injury report before kickoff. Swain and David Moore are both considered questionable, although Swain seems to be trending towards playing with Moore still "iffy". If Moore misses this game, Swain would be elevated into a WR3 role with more snaps and targets. That would put him firmly in the value conversation through all formats on both sites.
Boston Scott - RB - Philadelphia (DK: $1,000 / FD: $8,000)
This play is more for DraftKings than FanDuel, as Scott is super-cheap on DK. Miles Sanders is healthy for the Eagles, but Scott still has a role as Philly’s RB2. He has only seen a total of 12 touches in that role over the last two games, but Scott has translated that to 135 total yards and a score. A handful of carries along with a few catches could be enough for Scott to return positive value on DK.
Under normal circumstances, this would be a great bounce-back spot for Carson Wentz (QB - PHI). After all, the Seahawks have allowed the most fantasy points to QBs this season. However, Wentz will reportedly share snaps with Jalen Hurts (QB - PHI). Between that and Wentz’s general inconsistencies, it’s tough to trust him (or either QB) in cash games.
Perhaps it’s better to focus on the Philly receiving game, regardless of who is throwing them the ball. Dallas Goedert (TE - PHI), Travis Fulgham (WR - PHI), and Jalen Reagor (WR - PHI) represent fine options in order of preference. Fulgham has been pacing the team in targets, but his efficiency has been miserable over the last two games. Goedert represents the stable choice here, while Fulgham/Reagor are borderline cash plays who are really interesting in tournaments.
Chris Carson (RB - SEA) will play tonight, and we are expecting him to get back to his usual role. That includes somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 touches with strong game flow to boot. Needless to say, Carson represents a solid choice through all formats.
Miles Sanders (RB - PHI) is more expensive than Carson with a lower projection. However, he’ll likely be less popular because of this. That provides some leverage in tournaments, especially if Philadelphia allows Sanders to pace the offense due to their questions at QB.
The Seahawks Defense is certainly in play as a bargain over on DraftKings. With everything we mentioned earlier with Wentz’s inconsistencies and the QB carousel, it wouldn’t be surprising if Seattle came away with a few turnovers in this primetime draw.