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Fantasy Football Picks: Jim Cramer’s Top DraftKings NFL DFS Options for Week 12

Jim Cramer gives you his top Week 12 NFL DFS picks to consider on DraftKings and DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Here are the players I, along with my team from Bull Market Fantasy, came up with for Week 12 on DraftKings and DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Cash Game QB: Josh Allen ($7,600) vs. Chargers:

Josh Allen and the Bills had a much needed bye week after their devastating, last second loss to the Cardinals via the Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins “Hail Murray” in Week 10. Allen has 699 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games. Plus he’s added 52 yards and a score on the ground in that same time frame. In terms of consistent fantasy points at QB, Allen is in the upper-echelon.

GPPs QB: Derek Carr ($5,700) vs. Falcons:

The Raiders passer is having a Jekyll and Hyde type of season. In Week 11, Carr tossed three touchdowns and threw for 275 yards. But in his previous three games he failed to crack 170 yards through the air and totalled just three TDs in those outings. In other words: It’s a big risk to use him in your lineups. But given the match-up against the Falcons, who’ve allowed QBs to score 20 or more fantasy points in five of their last six games, banking on the “good” Carr to take the field in Atlanta is something we are willing to risk given the high reward.

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Running Backs

Cash Game RB: Nick Chubb ($7,100) vs. Jaguars:

Since returning from his knee injury in Week 10, the Browns running back has rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games. Look for Chubb to make it three in a row against a Jaguars defense that has allowed 240 rushing yards in their last three games.

GPPs RB: Wayne Gallman Jr. ($5,000) vs. Bengals:

It’s rare to see a starting running back priced at $5K. Gallman has little competition in his backfield, a score in four straight games and is averaging 15.8 fantasy points the last month of the season. The Bengals are starting Brandon Allen under center and, with the Giants defense playing much better the last few weeks, Gallman should have a positive game script that calls for a run-heavy approach in the second half. Combine the matchup, recent production and DK salary, and Gallman will return 3x value.

Wide Receivers

Cash Game WR: Cooper Kupp ($6,400) vs. 49ers:

The Rams reliable receiver has caught eleven passes and hit the 100-yard bonus in two of his last three games. Jared Goff is peppering him with targets. Kupp’s 47 targets the last five games ranks sixth among all wide receivers in the league. Look for the Goff to Kupp connection to stay hot in Week 12 for their NFC West matchup against San Francisco.

GPP WR: Curtis Samuel ($5,100) vs. Vikings:

Despite gaining just 262 receiving yards in his last five games, Samuel is the sixth-highest scoring receiver in that timeframe. His versatility and usage in the rushing attack has been a big boost to his fantasy production. He’s found the end zone five times and is averaging six grabs the last five weeks. His matchup against the Vikings is expected to be a high-scoring affair. The total on DraftKings Sportsbook is set at 51.5, which is one of six games in Week 12 with an O/U over 50.

Tight Ends

Cash Game TE: Hunter Henry ($4,800) vs. Bills:

Unless you are willing to spend $7K for Travis Kelce or $6K for Darren Waller, finding a consistently productive tight end is tough to do. But Henry not only offers a safe floor (13 DKFP in Week 10, 14.8 DKFP in Week 11) he also comes at a great price. With touchdowns in back-to-back weeks and in a matchup with high scoring expectations, Henry is one of the safest tight ends to roster.

GPP TE: Darren Waller ($6,000) vs. Falcons:

The salary might be tougher to digest than your grandmother’s green bean casserole from Thanksgiving, but Waller is well worth the price as most GPP players won’t want to pony up the $6K for their tight end. Derek Carr’s top target has the best matchup of the week as the Falcons have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season.

Good luck in Week 12!

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Jim Cramer is the host of “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” He is also an author and a co-founder of

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