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Best Week 13 DFS lineup strategy features Lamar Jackson, Hunter Henry, Tevin Coleman

Finding the best DraftKings plays for Week 12 of the NFL season. We look at some QB, RB, and TE strategic options.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens hands the ball off to Mark Ingram II during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images

The NFL is back to a full schedule, but we still only get 11 games in the featured Sunday DraftKings contest. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities to find deals and high-dollar building blocks that will create your lineup. Here are a few ideas on how to build you Week 13 lineups at DraftKings.


Patrick Mahomes ($7,400) and Lamar Jackson ($7,000) lead the way for quarterbacks this week. Which star would you build around? Even with a tough matchup on paper Jackson is probably the safest play, but the weather conditions for San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens game are worth monitoring. Mahomes may not run as much as Jackson, but he did put up 4 touchdowns against the Raiders in Week 2. I doubt you’ll be disappointed with either’s performance on Sunday, but you’ll have to find a deal at another position.

Low Owned Running Backs

Saving money at running back can be tough, but if you’re spending big at quarterback and wide receiver then you’ll probably be in the market for a running back that costs less than $6,000. Tevin Coleman ($5,900) has a one multi touchdown game this season and if Matt Breida sits out again he’s in a better position for goal line and passing down work. He hasn’t been the most effective runner, but his straight-line speed and usage give me some hope he can produce against the Ravens defense. Jamal Williams ($4,500) deserves some attention when the Green Bay Packers look to bounce back against the New York Giants. Aaron Jones is the lead back, but we’ve seen Williams be a factor throughout the season and if the Packers build a big lead he could see a nice increase in his workload.

Safe vs. High Ceiling FLEXes

Depending on how you’ve constructed your lineup you may need to finish it off with someone who can either offer your squad some consistency in regards to volume and touches. Or, you may want to add a player who has delivered some big games this year and you’re hoping he comes up big for you again. Mark Ingram ($6,000) has a tough game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he has been a rather efficient rusher this season when it comes to finding the end zone. Of course, the 49ers might be able to stymy at least one aspect of the Baltimore rushing attack so exercise some precaution. On the safer side, don’t be afraid to double dip into the tight end pool. Hunter Henry ($5,800) has been putting up WR2/3 numbers while saving you hundreds on your DraftKings budget.