NFL Betting And Draft Kings Guide (THANKSGIVING GAMES)

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and in addition to being a day dedicated to drinking beer and stuffing your face with delicious food that pisses off you vegan cousin, it also brings with it 3 football games on a Thursday. For that reason, I’ve decided the 3 Thanksgiving games are worthy of their own betting and Draft Kings guide. I guess I’ll start it off with the betting guide first and then work my way into my Draft Kings power rankings. Here are the Turkey Day matchups from earliest to latest

12:30 CHICAGO BEARS (-3.5) @ DETROIT LIONS (+3.5): BEARS -3.5

4:30 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (+3.5) @ DALLAS COWBOYS (-3.5): COWBOYS -3.5

8:20 ATLANTA FALCONS (+10.5) @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-10.5): SAINTS -10.5

I hate to be boring and go with all of the favorites, but realistically it’s the best move in all of these matchups. Khalil Mack and the Bears are gonna have a field day with the Lions O line, so as long as Chicago generates even the slightest bit of offense, they should have no problem covering -3.5. The 4:30 matchup should also be a gimme. Given the season ending injury to Alex Smith last week, the Cowboys would have to really blow it to not win this home game by more than a field goal. Then comes the night game. The Saints are one, if not the best, offenses in football right now, and given their home record, I don’t see the Falcons keeping this one within 10.5 points.

Now lets get into my Draft Kings power rankings for the Thanksgiving games. Since there are only 3 games to choose from, the rankings are already pretty straight forward for the most part, but I’m gonna do them anyway. Only difference between the usual my Draft Kings blogs is that I’m going to do the top 6 with no cheaper sleepers. Alright, lets get at it

*MITCH TRUBISKY IS DOUBTFUL RIGHT NOW, SO KEEP AN EYE ON HIS STATUS BECAUSE THAT OBVIOUSLY AFFECTS ANY BEARS PLAYERS VALUE

QUARTERBACKS

  1. Drew Brees ($6,700) Vs. Atlanta
  2. Matt Ryan ($6,100) Vs. New Orleans
  3. Mitch Trubisky ($5,900) Vs. Detroit
  4. Dak Prescott ($5,100) Vs. Washington
  5. Matt Stafford ($5,300) Vs. Chicago
  6. Colt McCoy ($4,700) Vs. Dallas

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Alvin Kamara ($8,300) Vs. Atlanta
  2. Ezekiel Elliot ($8,600) Vs. Washington
  3. Mark Ingram ($6,100) Vs. Atlanta
  4. Tarik Cohen ($5,300) Vs. Detroit
  5. Adrian Peterson ($5,100) Vs. Dallas
  6. Tevin Coleman ($5,200) Vs. New Orleans

WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Julio Jones ($8,300) Vs. New Orleans
  2. Michael Thomas ($8,900) Vs. Atlanta
  3. Kenny Golladay ($6,400) Vs. Chicago
  4. Anthony Miller ($4,400) Vs. Detroit
  5. Amari Cooper ($5,700) Vs. Washington
  6. Allen Robinson ($5,500) Vs. Detroit

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Jordan Reed ($4,700) Vs. Dallas
  2. Trey Burton ($4,000) Vs. Detroit
  3. Austin Hooper ($4,200) Vs. New Orleans
  4. Ben Watson ($3,200) Vs. Atlanta
  5. Luke Willson ($2,500) Vs. Detroit
  6. Dalton Schultz ($2,500) Vs. Washington

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

  1. Bears ($2,900) Vs. Detroit
  2. Cowboys ($3,200) Vs. Washington
  3. Redskins ($2,600) Vs. Dallas
  4. Lions ($2,400) Vs. Chicago
  5. Saints ($2,300) Vs. Atlanta
  6. Falcons ($2,000) Vs. New Orleans

MY LINEUP

QUARTERBACK- MATT RYAN ($6,100) VS. NEW ORLEANS

RUNNING BACK- ALVIN KAMARA ($8,300) VS. ATLANTA

RUNNING BACK- MARK INGRAM ($6,100) VS. ATLANTA

WIDE RECEIVER- JULIO JONES ($8,300) VS. NEW ORLEANS

WIDE RECEIVER- KENNY GOLLADAY ($6,400) VS. CHICAGO

WIDE RECEIVER- COLE BEASLEY ($4,200) VS. WASHINGTON

TIGHT END- BEN WATSON ($3,200) VS. ATLANTA

FLEX- MOHAMED SANU ($4,500) VS. NEW ORLEANS

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS- BEARS ($2,900) VS. DETROIT

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why I went with a majority of players from the Saints/Falcons games. This should be a high scoring affair, and for that reason, any player on either team has the potential to put up a lot of points. That’s all for now. Hope every body has a good Thanksgiving by pushing your body to the limit via alcohol and food. That’s the true meaning behind Thanksgiving, and what the Indians died for, so make sure you get in the holiday spirit tomorrow

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s