We highlight the available contests and look at the top DFS options from each of the day’s three games.
Thanksgiving DFS offers: DraftKings
DraftKings is running a $50,000 freeroll to celebrate the holiday. The contest is available to all users for a single entry at no cost. All new users will also receive $10 in credit upon registration to use for any contest on the site.
Be sure to check out the following tournaments:
NFL $1.75M Wishbone Classic
Contest type: Classic
Total prizes: $1.75M
First-place prize: $300,000
Entry fee: $20
NFL $888K Mini-Wishbone Classic
Total prizes: $888,000
First-place prize: $80,000
Entry fee: $3
NFL $1M Thanksgiving Night Showdown
Contest type: Showdown
Total prizes: $1M
First-place prize: $250,000
Entry fee: $10
Thanksgiving DFS offers: FanDuel
FanDuel is offering $5 free on signup and an additional $5 on initial deposit for each new user.
They’re celebrating Thanksgiving by offering more than $1,000,000 in prizes for their fantasy football contests.
$1.25M NFL Thanksgiving Million
Total prizes: $1.25M
First-place prize: $250,000
Entry fee: $9
$250K Thu NFL Roasted Rush
Total prizes: $250,000
First-place prize: $50,000
Entry fee: $6
Thanksgiving game previews
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. ET)
The Bears’ fourth-ranked scoring defense takes to the road to face QB Jeff Driskel and the Lions. Detroit gives up an average of 26.5 points per game, but Chicago ranks 28th with just 17.1 points per game on offense.
As a result, Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is a decent value in a quality matchup. WR Anthony Miller is a GPP play. RB David Montgomery ($5,400 DK, $5,900 FD) is the game’s top player, but he’s sure to be highly owned. Lions RB Bo Scarbrough and WR Kenny Golladay are GPP options. TE T.J. Hockenson has the top individual matchup.
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. ET)
The Cowboys are the highest-scoring team on the full-day slate (26.8 PPG). The Bills rank 21st in scoring but they have the third-best scoring defense at 15.7 points allowed per game. RB Devin Singletary ($5,800 DK, $6,600 FD) will be a hot commodity against a Cowboys defense better against the pass than the rush.
Both teams have a top-six passing defense but look at Cowboys WR Michael Gallup ($5,500 DK, $6,800 FD) as he draws secondary coverage. Bills TE Dawson Knox ($2,900 DK, $4,500 FD) is a cheap touchdown threat.
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (8:20 p.m. ET)
This is sure to be Thanksgiving’s most-heavily targeted game. The Saints rank ninth in the NFL with 24.7 PPG and the Falcons allow 27.0 PPG. Atlanta won the first meeting between the two in Week 10, but QB Drew Brees, RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas will be looking for revenge. Look to Saints TE Jared Cook ($4,800 DK, $6,700 FD) who has touchdowns in back-to-back games. Falcons WR Russell Gage ($4,500 DK, $5,400 FD) received 10 targets in Week 12.