Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) Weekly: The NFL in Week 12
By Sean Eck
Rob Gronkowski $6,900
Gronkowski is heading home to face the Dolphins who are 30th in the league at stopping opposing tight ends. While last week was a forgettable one as he only has three receptions for 36 yards and failed to find the end zone for a second straight week. The Patriots are again one of the offensive juggernauts in the league and “Gronk” plays a considerable role in that. Over the past two contests, they have scored 41 and 33 points respectively.
While not the dominant daily fantasy monster of years past, Gronkowski is still one of the best tight ends going today. He is averaging 15.1 points-per-contest.
It helps to have Tom Brady as your quarterback feeding you the ball an average of 6.6 times a game. Even missing a game this year Gronkpwski is in the Top-40 in league with 41 receptions on the year.
The Dolphins are coming off a home game against the Buccaneers and might be starting Matt Moore who was extremely efficient in the second half at moving the ball.
The Patriots are prone to giving up a lot of points which should be bode well for their offensive fantasy performances as they enter a shootout situation. Look for Gronkowski to break the 100-yard mark for the second time this year and catch a pair of touchdowns.
Must Read: Key Plays from Week 11
Delanie Walker $5,000
Walker is another target monster at the tight end position as he has 49 receptions on the year while averaging 7.2 targets per game. These numbers are impressive for a wide receiver let alone a tight end. He has emerged as the clear top target in the rejuvenated Titans passing attack.
This week he gets to play against the Colts who are allowing 274.5 yards-per-game to opposing teams which puts them 30th in the league. They are also allowing opponents to score 24.2 points-per-game against them. This is also in the bottom of the league at the 26th position.
The fact Walker has yet to have a receiving touchdown is mind-boggling, and he is way overdue. This will be the week against division rival Indianapolis that he gets not only his first but his second touchdown of the year and he comes close to the 100-yard mark for the second week in a row.