Fantasy News & Analysis

Premium Content Sign Up

NFL Week 12 DFS Cheat Sheet: Five recommended plays for all contests

Orchard Park, New York, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) runs with the ball after making a catch against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews (81.5 PFF receiving grade): He gets fantasy football’s favorite linebacker matchup, the Jacksonville JaguarsDevin Lloyd (37.6 PFF coverage grade).

• Exciting bring-back options: Tennessee Titans WR Treylon Burks (68.2 PFF receiving grade) and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (82.4 PFF passing grade) both get this label for Week 12.

Miami Dolphins RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (78.4 PFF rushing grade): He has a fantastic matchup against the Houston Texans.

Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins

NFL Week 12 action is here. Here are five recommended plays to help you win big in DraftKings GPP and cash-game competitions.


  • Baltimore boasts a promising 23.5-point implied team total at BetMGM.
  • Baltimore’s offensive line garners a 22.0% pass-blocking matchup advantage rating in PFF’s OL/DL matchup chart, ninth-best on the week.
  • Tight end Mark Andrews (81.5 PFF receiving grade) comes in with a chalky 10.5% rostership rate in PFF’s ownership projections, but his delectable $6,500 salary is $1,200 less than that of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. He’s a high-end option in both cash games and GPP tournaments and should be considered as a flex play for lineup differentiation.
  • Nos. 1 and 2 wide receivers Demarcus Robinson (hip, 70.3 PFF receiving grade) and Devin Duvernay (hamstring, 70.7 PFF receiving grade) are questionable. 
  • No. 2 tight end/featured pass-catcher Isaiah Likely (61.6 PFF receiving grade) appeared on the injury report Friday with an ankle ailment.
  • Andrews gets the NFL’s premier tight-end-versus-linebacker matchup against Jacksonville’s Devin Lloyd (37.6 PFF coverage grade). 
  • PFF’s TE matchup chart gives Andrews a 14.0% matchup advantage rating, fourth-best on the Week 12 slate. 
  • The table below ranks Lloyd’s coverage data among 69 NFL linebackers with at least 125 coverage snaps.
PFF Coverage Grade Catch % Allowed Yds Allowed/Cov. Snap Explosive Pass Plays Allowed % Open Target % – Missed Tackles Rec.
36.7 (T-No. 68) 85.0% (No. 57) 1.46 (No. 64) 3.1% (No. 61) 80.0% (No. 60) – 6 (T-No.59
  • The table below ranks Andrews among 35 NFL tight ends with at least 25 targets.
PFF Receiving Grade Per Routes Run %: Tgts – Yds Catch % – Contested Catch % YAC/Rec. Pass Plays of 15+ Yards Missed Tackles Forced Rec.
81.5 (No. 3) 27.7% (No. 1) – 2.12 (No. 2) 66.7% (T-No. 27) – 69.2% (No. 3) 3.6 (No. 26)  17 (T-No. 2) 3 (T-No. 12)


Unlimited Fantasy League Sync
Fantasy Start/Sit Line-Up Optimizer & Waiver Wire
WR-CB & OL-DL Matchups, PFF Player Grades, & Premium Stats 2.0 Tools
Nathan Jahnkes Rankings - #1 Most Accurate Last 70 Weeks
PFF Best Bets, Player Props, & Power Ranking Tools
NFL Mock Draft Sim with Trades & Draft Grades

Already have a subscription? Log In


Unlock the 2023 Fantasy Draft Kit, with League Sync, Live Draft Assistant, PFF Grades & Data Platform that powers all 32 Pro Teams

$31 Draft Kit Fee + $8.99/mo
$89.88/yr + FREE Draft Kit