Welcome to Week 13! Another great Sunday of football means another chance for a million-dollar top prize on DraftKings in this week’s $3.5M Fantasy Football Millionaire contest. We’ll track that contest throughout the day and keep you up to date on the leading entries along with the highlights from around the NFL.
You can also find coverage throughout the day on The Dream Stream where Leaderboard Live will keep you up to speed and offer analysis for all the big plays and injuries throughout Sunday.
The Giants’ D/ST ($2,200; 13.0 DKFP) came up huge for ‘dontrelle4,’ but that entry was passed at the last minute by an entry from ‘jgii.’ That entry posted 258.44 DKFP thanks to a huge game from the Patriots’ D/ST ($2,400; 31.0 DKFP), which had two touchdowns, a shutout and a pair of interceptions. The top entry also got big games from Derek Carr ($5,800; 35.74 DKFP) and Darren Waller ($6,100; 48.0 DKFP), who led the Raiders past the Jets. The entry got solid games from RBs Chris Carson ($6,300; 20.0 DKFP) and James Robinson ($7,300; 22.8 DKFP), but really cleaned up at WR with Corey Davis ($5,100; 38.2 DKFP) and Justin Jefferson ($6,900; 30.3 DKFP) along with a solid value contribution from Robert Tonyan ($3,700; 13.9 DKFP).
The entry from ‘dontrelle4’ slipped into second place while a pair of entries from ‘BrandonAdams’ finished tied for third thanks to a big game from Aaron Jones ($7,200; 26.8 DKFP) in the late game.
Note: Leaderboard standings and results current as of 7:40 p.m. ET
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 37.1 DKFP
The Packers got two touchdowns from Adams and a long run from Aaron Jones ($7,200; 26.8 DKFP) in a comfortable win over the Eagles. Adams caught 10-of-12 targets for 121 yards and has found the end zone in seven-straight games, totalling 11 scores during that stretch with over 25 DKFP in five of those matchups. He seems to be matchup-proof at this point and gets reliable volume to be a top WR play every week, even though his salary puts him right at the top of the WR list. He was the highest-scoring option from the late wave of games at any position and will look to stay hot as the Packers visit the Lions next week.
Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals, 27.14 DKFP
Goff threw for 350 yards and a touchdown, completing a very efficient 37-of-47 passes and adding a rushing score on a QB sneak. He ended up as the best QB in the late games, outscoring Aaron Rodgers ($6,800; 23.5 DKFP), Kyler Murray ($7,600; 18.42 DKFP) and Russell Wilson ($7,700; 15.48 DKFP). Goff has been up-and-down this season, but still has the potential to put together big games in favorable matchups. He helped his Rams get back to the top spot in the NFC West with their big road win in the desert.
Dan Arnold, Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, 20.1 DKFP
Arnold only had two catches but they were both for touchdowns along with a total of 61 yards. He was only the third TE to get over 20 DKFP on this Sunday, joining Mike Gesicki ($4,200; 23.8 DKFP) and Darren Waller ($6,100; 48.0 DKFP) from the early wave. Arnold broke free for a long touchdown in the first half and followed it up with a late meaningless touchdown that ended up making him a great surprise value at just $2.8K.
Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders at New York Jets, 48 DKFP
Waller was one of just two TEs with over 20 DKFP in the early games on Sunday and he more than doubled any other TE in play with his 48 DKFP. Waller hauled in 13-of-17 targets for an impressive 200 yards. His two touchdowns both came in the first half, but it’s clear that he’s a huge target over the middle for the Raiders as they look to continue their push for the playoffs. It wasn’t an impressive win for the team, but it was a hugely impressive performance from Waller, who will look to build on it next week when the Raiders host the Colts in another important matchup with major AFC playoff ramifications.
Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns, 38.2 DKFP
Davis caught 11-of-12 targets for 182 yards and a touchdown as he tried to help the Titans rally in the second half. He has over 65 yards in four straight games and has produced whenever the targets come his way. His fellow-WR, A.J. Brown ($7,600; 11.7 DKFP) had a pair of fumbles and battled injury, so Davis could continue to be a featured option moving forward for the Titans, who travel next week to Jacksonville to face the Jags.
Ty Johnson, New York Jets vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 22.7 DKFP
Johnson was a great value play for the Jets after stepping in for the injured Frank Gore ($4,400; 0.2 DKFP). Johnson took his 22 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown and caught both of his targets for 13 more yards. With La’Mical Perine on IR and Gore dealing with a concussion, Johnson could be in line for a starter’s workload going forward for the Jets, who visit the Seahawks and Rams in the next two weeks.
Fantasy Football Highlights
4 p.m. ET games — Second Half
The late wave of games had a pair of blowouts, a big upset and a close divisional contest. The Patriots and Packers cruised to big wins over the Chargers and Eagles, respectively. Aaron Rodgers ($6,800; 23.6 DKFP) hit Davante Adams ($9,000; 37.1 DKFP) for his second score of the day, and Cam Newton ($5,800; 23.56 DKFP) threw a touchdown to N’Keal Harry ($3,000; 9.5 DKFP). The most interesting subplot in those games, though, was that Carson Wentz ($5,400; 4.96 DKFP) was replaced and outplayed by Jalen Hurts ($5,300; 10.26 DKFP), including Hurts dropping in this beautiful touchdown pass. The Eagles closed to within six points after a punt return from Jalen Reagor ($4,500; 11.5 DKFP), but Aaron Jones ($7,200; 26.8 DKFP) ripped off a 77-yard touchdown run to put the game out of reach.
The biggest surprise of the day was the Giants traveling across the country to Seattle and knocking off the Seahawks with Colt McCoy ($4,800; 9.4 DKFP) as their starting QB. Both touchdowns were scored by Alfred Morris ($4,000; 17.5 DKFP), who ran for a score and caught his only target for a six-yard touchdown, as well. Russell Wilson ($7,700; 15.48 DKFP) threw a touchdown to Chris Carson ($6,300; 20.0 DKFP), but the Giants D/ST ($2,200; 13.0 DKFP) came up huge as New York pulled off the 17-12 upset.
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In an important NFC West contest, the Rams and Cardinals played a close one in Phoenix. DeAndre Hopkins ($7,800; 19.2 DKFP) caught a four-yard score near the end of the third quarter to pull Arizona within three points before Jared Goff ($5,800; 27.14 DKFP) scored on a QB keeper to put Los Angeles ahead, 24-14. The Rams fumbled a punt to set up a Kenyan Drake ($5,700; 13.8 DKFP) score to make it a three-point game again, but Darrell Henderson Jr. ($4,300; 15.4 DKFP) had a rushing score and Troy Hill picked off Kyler Murray ($7,600; 18.42 DKFP) and returned it for a score in the highlight below. Trailing 38-21, Murray hit Dan Arnold ($2,800; 20.1 DKFP) late for a touchdown that didn’t impact the outcome, but did give Arnold a second TD on the day and close the final margin to 38-28.
4 p.m. ET games — First Half
The second wave of games contained four matchups starting around 4 p.m. ET. The Cardinals and Rams met in a big NFC West matchup and Kyler Murray ($7,600) got his team out to an early lead with the long touchdown pass below to Dan Arnold ($2,800). However, the Cardinals’ offense struggled after that, and Murray was just 3-of-12 at halftime. After Cam Akers ($4,500) scored a rushing touchdown to tie the game, Jared Goff ($5,800) had a touchdown to Tyler Higbee ($3,400) to put the Rams on top, 14-7, at halftime.
The Giants held the Seahawks to just a FG for most of the first half, but the Seahawks’ DST ($3,300) got a safety on the blocked punt below to go up, 5-0.
There were more points in the Patriots’ visit to Los Angeles, but they were all on one side. The Patriots ran out to a 28-0 lead with pair of rushing touchdowns from Cam Newton ($5,800), the punt return touchdown in the highlight below and a blocked FG returned for a touchdown just before halftime.
The fourth game featured the Green Bay Packers hosting the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Packers got out to a 14-3 lead behind a pair of touchdown passes to Davante Adams ($9,000) and TE Robert Tonyan ($3,700).
1 p.m. ET games — Second Half
Kirk Cousins ($6,400; 26.4 DKFP) threw a touchdown to each team at the start of the third quarter as Joe Schobert had an interception return for a score and C.J. Ham ($4,000; 8.2 DKFP) got a touchdown for the Vikings to cut the lead back to three points. He vultured the score from Dalvin Cook ($9,500; 26.9 DKFP), who still had a big game despite not getting into the end zone. At the end of the third quarter, Cousins threw another score to rookie standout Justin Jefferson ($6,900; 30.3 DFKP) to put the Vikings on top. The Vikings’ DST ($3,500; 13 DKFP) added a safety in the play below, but James Robinson ($7,300; 22.8 DKFP) scored late to tie the game and send it into overtime. It took until there were just under 2:00 minutes left in the extra period before the Vikings kicked the game-winning FG to earn the 27-24 victory.
The Titans started the second half with a huge mountain to climb, facing a 38-7 deficit. Ryan Tannehill ($6,200; 31.56 DKFP) threw a touchdown early in the third quarter to MyCole Pruitt ($2,500;15.2 DKFP) and Pruitt later recovered a fumble for a touchdown as the Titans closed to 38-21. Ultimately, though, their rally fell short as the Browns walked away with the 41-35 win. In the loss, Corey Davis ($5,100; 38.2 DKFP) had a monster game while trying to help Tennessee rally.
The Lions were also trying to rally in their divisional game against the Bears, and Matthew Stafford ($5,700; 30.08) hit backup TE Jesse James ($2,500; 7.9 DKFP) for a score to close the gap to three points near the end of the third quarter. The Bears went back up by 10, though, on a touchdown from Mitchell Trubisky ($5,400; 14.28 DKFP) to Cole Kmet ($2,500; 14.7 DKFP). The Lions got a 25-yard score from Marvin Jones Jr. ($5,700; 28.6 DKFP) to close to within a FG again, but it looked like it would be too little too late until Trubisky fumbled it back to the Lions in the play below. Adrian Peterson ($4,900; 17.7 DKFP) had his second touchdown of the day to give the Lions the lead. The Bears had time to drive but came up short on fourth down at the 20-yard line, as Detroit walked away with a win in their first game after the firing of Matt Patricia.
The Raiders got a rushing score from Derek Carr ($5,800; 35.74 DKFP) as they opened up a 24-13 lead over the Jets in the third quarter, but Sam Darnold ($5,000; 23.04 DKFP) ran for a score of his own to keep the Jets close at 24-21 after a two-point conversion pass to Denzel Mims ($4,100; 8.0 DKFP). After a brutal fumble from Henry Ruggs II ($4,500; 16.4 DKFP), Ty Johnson ($4,000; 22.7 DKFP) capped off his big game with a one-yard touchdown. Ruggs went from goat to hero, though, hauling in a 46-yard score with just five seconds left to give the Raiders the win.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Colts got to Deshaun Watson ($7,500; 24.44 DKFP) for a safety to go up 26-20. Houston drove down the field for the potential game-winning score, but they fumbled the ball away on a bad snap in the play below. Indianapolis held on for the six-point win on the strength of in running game and the Colts’ DST ($3,000; 12 DKFP), that came up big once again.
The Saints went up 21-9 on a rushing score from Alvin Kamara ($7,000; 17.7 DKFP), but after a fumble by Taysom Hill ($6,300; 24.58 DKFP), the Falcons got a touchdown from Matt Ryan ($5,600; 13.92 DKFP) to Russell Gage Jr. ($4,500; 15.1 DKFP). The Falcons had a chance to win at the end but couldn’t get the final score they needed, so the Saints got the win, 21-16.
In a chippy game in Miami, Tua Tagovailoa ($5,900; 16.14 DKFP) hit Mike Gesicki ($4,200; 23.8 DKFP) for the go-ahead score in Miami as the Dolphins went up, 13-7. Jason Sanders kicked two more FGs as Miami got the win 19-7 to improve to 8-4 and stay in the hunt for the AFC playoffs.
1 p.m. ET games — First Half
The first touchdown of the early slate came from the Jacksonville Jaguars, of all places. Mike Glennon ($4,800) found rookie WR Laviska Shenault ($3,600) for a 28-yard score in the highlight below, and Jacksonville built a 9-0 lead in the first quarter. The Vikings got a touchdown from Adam Thielen ($7,300), but a missed extra point meant they went into halftime trailing 9-6.
The New York Jets also got an early score when Sam Darnold ($5,000) hit Jamison Crowder ($5,100) for a three-yard score to take a 7-0 lead over the Raiders. The Jets’ defense had no answer, though, for Darren Waller ($6,100), who caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr ($5,800). After Darnold hit Crowder again, Waller had his second touchdown of the first half and finished the half with a massive eight catches for 123 yards, and the Raiders took a 17-13 lead to the locker room.
There was also plenty of fantasy production in the key AFC matchup between the 8-3 Cleveland Browns and the 8-3 Tennessee Titans, Jarvis Landry ($6,200) looked to build on his breakout last week with an early touchdown as the Browns built a 17-0 lead after a big-man touchdown to offensive tackle Kendall Lamm. The Titans finally got on the board with a touchdown to Corey Davis ($5,100), but Baker Mayfield ($5,300) threw two more scores in the first half, including this beautiful 75-yard score to Donovan Peoples-Jones ($3,000). After a short rushing score from Nick Chubb ($7,700), Cleveland went up 38-7 at the break.
In an AFC South showdown between the Colts and Texans, Philip Rivers ($5,900) threw a 21-yard touchdown to T.Y. Hilton ($4,300), but Deshaun Watson ($7,500) ran in an 11-yard score to tie things up. After a Houston field goal, the Colts retook the lead 14-10 on a five-yard run from Nyheim Hines ($5,300). The Colts’ other RB, Jonathan Taylor ($5,700), built on that lead, but the Texans got a rushing score from David Johnson ($5,400) to cut the Indy lead to 24-20 at halftime.
Over in the NFC South, the Saints got two touchdown tosses from Taysom Hill ($6,300) to Tre’Quan Smith ($3,000) and Jared Cook ($3,700) to take a 14-9 lead at halftime since all the Falcons were able to muster was three field goals from Younghoe Koo.
The Bears got out to a fast start with a 10-0 lead over the Lions after a David Montgomery ($5,500) touchdown. Adrian Peterson ($4,900) scored for the Lions to cut the gap to 10-7, but the Bears got a rushing score from Cordarrelle Patterson ($3,600) to go back up by multiple scores. The Lions answered with the touchdown below from rookie WR Quintez Cephus ($3,000), but Montgomery’s second touchdown gave Chicago the 23-13 halftime lead.
In Miami, Tyler Boyd ($4,700) put the Bengals up with the long play in the highlight below before getting ejected late in the second quarter after a scuffle and punches thrown with Dolphins CB Xavien Howard, who was also ejected. The Bengals took a 7-6 lead to the break after the Dolphins got two field goals in the second quarter
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