Those who prefer “old-fashioned” or “mouth-smashing” football owe it to themselves to tune in to Monday night’s Week 13 football showdown. The Bills will host the Patriots in Buffalo’s signature conditions: cold, windy and rainy. We’re not likely to see either team throw the stone too often or too effectively, so we’ll be betting heavily on each side’s running game, which is evident in our FanDuel single-game DFS lineup picks.
Here are the notable scoring settings for single-game FanDuel contests: Total points for the “MVP” are multiplied by 1.5, but it does not cost additional money as the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. The default FanDuel score is Semicircular PPR and Four-point pass TD, and here they are no bonuses for 300 yard / 100 yard games like in DraftKings.
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FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Patriots vs. Bills
$ 60,000 budget, needs at least one player from each team
MVP (1.5x points): QB Josh Allen, Bills ($ 17,500)
The situation looks like it’s going to be bad for the offense on Monday night, but we like Allen nonetheless. Even if he’s unsatisfying in the passing department, Allen can do a lot of damage with his legs. He’s “only” scored three times on the ground this season, but it’s a trick he keeps in his bag. He has also run 50 yards or more three times.
FLEX RB Damien Harris, Patriots ($ 12,500)
Buffalo’s forecast for Monday night calls for miserable conditions – perfect “dirt and pound” weather. Still, the Patriots aren’t a team that’s going to dash across the yard, but they’re even more likely to employ everyone’s favorite offensive strategy and “establish the run.” When they do, Harris will operate as the head of that snake. He has scored double-digit FanDuel points in four of his last six.
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FLEX RB Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots ($ 12,000)
Stevenson is behind Harris in the backfield pecking order, but that may not matter if Bill Belichick and company are leaning on their running game as much as the environment suggests. Stevenson has proven capable when he has the opportunities, and this is a place where double-digit carries, and perhaps a touchdown opportunity, are reasonably likely.
FLEX TE Dawson Knox, Invoices ($ 10,500)
We don’t expect fireworks from either team’s passing game, but when the Bills are successful in throwing the ball, we like the odds of Knox playing a central role. Scored 11.0 FD points in Week 11 and 16.7 FD points in Week 12. If the weather and the Pats’ elite defense force Allen to play conservatively, Knox will likely be the intended target on several safe, high passes. percentage.
FLEX RB Matt Breida, Invoices ($ 7,500)
Breida appears to have played his way in the middle of the backfield mix, and has scored at least 12.5 FD points in two of his last three games. After receiving 11 chances, the season-high, in Week 12, Breida should be used generously again Monday night in a matchup that has the makings of a low-score, high-run affair.