Social Look at Thanksgiving NFL Plays on Fanduel Week 13

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on November 27, 2014 - Last Updated on June 27, 2018

Fanduel insisted on doing Thanksgiving-only GPPs this week instead of spreading out the wealth over the week. Trying to give us two NFL weekends packed into one. So for our Thursday article we will focus on Thanksgiving NFL Plays to use in your GPP rosters.


We all want that sweet phone-checking action while we listen to our uncle rant about Benghazi, so I am going on the record as touting the Thanksgiving-only formats. Let’s do this.


Since it’s only a three-game slate, all of the plays on here aren’t necessarily “chalk” plays, but we will get a cross-section of comparable values with how hyped they are.


X axis this week, instead of price, is their per point value. Lower is better on the X axis.


Quarter Backs


QuarterBack ThanksGiving Buzz
QuarterBack ThanksGiving Buzz


Tony Romo leads the pack this week in per point value, and rightfully is being touted the most. Mark Sanchez is up there too. I’d expect them to be most owned in GPPs.


Looks like you can get realistic, under the radar value from Matthew Stafford and Russ Wilson.


If you want to be an insanity wolf, Colin Kapernick and Jay Cutler will not be heavily owned and should be your contrarian plays in this 3 game Thanksgiving Filled slate.


Running Backs


Running Back ThanksGiving Buzz
Running Back ThanksGiving Buzz

Demarco Murray, Marshawn Lynch and Shady McCoy are the top chalk values this week, and are getting the most mentions right now for Thursday games.


If you want to go under the radar a little, Joique Bell has a similar per point projection without as much hype.


Reggie Bush and Matt Forte have poopier per point values with the same hype as the top three mentioned before.


If you want to be mega-troll guy, Darren Sproles hasn’t been talked about before. Imagine the national butthurt and hand-wringing when ol’ Chip Kelly orders some Sproles red zone touches in a national, high-profile game. Worth the $10 you’d probably be throwing away.


Wide Receivers


Wide Receiver ThanksGiving Buzz
Wide Receiver ThanksGiving Buzz


Looks like Dez, Megatron and Maclin are all getting talked about similar amounts among the chalk plays. Terrence Williams seems to be flying under the radar as a chalk play, but I’d expect him to be heavily owned at his low price.


If you want some REAL under the radar chalk guys, Golden Taint, Quanquan Boldin, Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews all are looking good.


If you want to be insanity wolf, Brandon Marshall, Dougie Baldwin (fresh off of fighting valiantly for the rights of NFL players) and Michael Crabtree are all contrarian plays.


Tight Ends


Tight End ThanksGiving Buzz
Tight End ThanksGiving Buzz


TE is a pupu platter on Thanksgiving. It’s literally like expecting a nice festival meal and showing up and getting bad Chinese food instead.


Jason Witten seems to be the only play and is comparatively getting the most buzz. If you want to be a contrarian, Martellus Bennett, Eric Ebron and Zach Ertz are all guys with awful expected value ratios. Punt TE and may God bless your soul.

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