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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! If there is one thing I love more besides family, fun and stuffing my face on Thanksgiving it’s the three slate game we get every year! I love it even more in recent years since the onset of our dear friend DFS! I feel like I say it every week but the season is drawing to an end and will be over before you know it so get into as many contests as you can. Throw a few lineups on the Thanksgiving slate, we’ve got a couple of recommendations for that down at the bottom of the article. Most importantly, enjoy some football with your family and hopefully win a few bucks while you do it!

Before we dive into our week 12 DFS value plays lets hold ourselves accountable and see how we did in week 11:

Derek Carr QB, Oakland Raiders – 14.48 points

Glad he got the late touchdown but this was a disappointing outing given the match up and game flow. The Pats defense is still beatable but playing much better.

Alex Smith QB, Kansas City Chiefs – 9.90 points

Perhaps the Chiefs offense isn’t as good as we thought? Either that or the opponents have figured them out…

Kareem Hunt RB, Kansas City Chiefs – 10.70 points

After yet another disappointing fantasy outing its time for DFS outlets to drops price even more. I’ll still be buying given his upside and floor.

Chris Thompson RB, Washington Redskins –  10.30 points

Such a shame to see Thompson go down with a broken leg, he scored early and was well on his way to a nice outing before going down for the season.

Jay Ajayi RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 11.10 points

C’mon Philly… Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner both get rushing scores?! Please use your new weapon.

Melvin Gordon RB, L.A. Chargers – 14.00 points

This line is disappointing considering he got 20 carries but we’ll take it. He dominated touches out of the backfield which was good to see but Austin Ekeler still managed to score.

Amari Cooper WR, Oakland Raiders – 11.80 points

Much like his quarterback, this was disappointing given the game flow and the matchup.

Larry Fitzgerald WR, Arizona Cardinals – 24.10 points

Larry legend continues to impress despite frightening QB play. PPR certainly helps!

Jeremy Maclin WR, Baltimore Ravens – 7.40 points

Well we were close… it turns out the other Ravens WR, Mike Wallace got the score this week and posted 15.60 points. Flacco is only good for about one touchdown a week.

Sterling Shepard WR, New York Giants – 0.0 points

Well this article drops Thursday morning and Shepard turned up on the injury report later that day or Friday morning, what are you gonna do? I pivoted over to Jarvis Landry who had a similar price point and it worked out.

Tyler Kroft TE, Cincinnati Bengals – 9.20 points

Dream match up on paper for any tight end. Good thing he scored that early touchdown before exiting with an injury!

Cameron Brate TE, Tampa Bay Bucanneers –  2.20 points

Well the read was right, we just picked the wrong TE! I’d miss this pick 9 times out of 10 given he body of work leading into this game. Brate’s counterpart, O.J. Howard managed a respectable 3 receptions for 52 yards and a score in this contest.

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David has been writing fantasy football content steadily since 2012 on the web and has been a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association since 2014. He focuses on Daily Fantasy Sports and Trade Analysis. Feel free to ask him questions on Twitter!