FanDuel Under the Radar Thanksgiving NFL Plays at Each Position

Make sure you fit one or two of these players in your GPP lineups for Thanksgiving.

The under-the-radar plays have been excelling as of late, so we’ll keep it going with the momentum (except I don’t believe in momentum). We have three games of at least decent interest for Thanksgiving games, and the holidays are a popular time for daily fantasy (true story). Given the limited number of players, you’re going to need a unique player or two in order to win the big money. Let’s take a look.

(note some of these guys may seem obvious, but in reality they aren’t)


Matthew Stafford $8,300 – It’s pretty amazing how poor Stafford has been fantasy wise this season given the emergence of Golden Tate and the lack of a running game, not to mention their solid 7-4 record. Stafford has eclipsed 20 FPTS only once in his last seven outings and more than 13.04 three of seven times. But Stafford did perform well against the poor defensive teams, and simply struggled in really tough matchups. The Bears defense at home is about as good as it can get for Stafford. Plus, Stafford indoors is significantly better. A ton of people are going to load on up Mark Sanchez and Colin Kaepernick. Plus, if people are going to spend a little more at QB, Russell Wilson is the more like candidate for how much he’s been running.

Frank Gore $6,100 – Since it’s easy to go cheap at QB, you know people are going to jump on DeMarco Murray and LeSean McCoy. If they are going to go cheap, they should go the Darren Sproles route. The Seahawks have been a much worse team on the road, and their rush defense is also significantly on the road as a result (have given up over a 100 yards on the road in every game, two of which just under 200). Plus, you’re getting a No. 1 back at $6,100 on a team that’s favored and should get you at minimum 15-to-20 carries.

Jermaine Kearse $4,800 – With the limited options, it’s tough saving salary. This is one of the best places to do it. Kearse plays 80-to-90% of snaps, and his targets are significantly higher when the Seahawks are trailing and end up losing. The Seahawks are underdogs at San Francisco. In Seahawks losses, Kearse has been posting roughly 4 catches for 60 yards. That fits close to the 2 FPTS per $1,000 rule. If he can snag that TD, you’re golden. It may sound like a stretch, but it’ll definitely pay off when you’re making your lineup better elsewhere.

Tony Moeaki $4,900 – Wait what? First of all if your didn’t know, Moeaki is playing for the Seahawks, and you should definitely avoid the N/A tag on FanDuel. You might think his one catch for a TD against the Chiefs was luck, but he actually led the Seahawks in receptions with four last week to get 34 yards. Moeaki is the No. 1 TE now on Seattle, and Russell Wilson was especially complimentary of him after the game and how much he’s helped the team. The upside is certainly limited, but if you’re looking for a popular red zone target who is often on the field while saving money, he’s your guy.

Matt Prater $5,200 – There will probably be good variance at kicker. Prater hasn’t quite been himself this season, but the Lions are the biggest favorites and Prater has at least hit 10 FPTS in three of the last four weeks.

Eagles DST $5,400 – An underdog on the road should make their usage fairly minimal. The Lions DST will be used a ton. Some people will play the 49ers and Seahawks just because it’s an expected low scoring game. But the Eagles special teams is amazing, and they force a lot of turnovers. The upside is there.

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