NFL Fantasy Draft News 12-11-2015
New England Patriots versus Houston Texans NFL Real Money League Fantasy Preview 12-13-2015
The Sunday Night Football game features the Houston Texans at home to meet the New England Patriots. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to NBC TV on December 13th at 8:30PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their DFS roster picks.
The Patriots are entering play off back to back losses. Following an overtime defeat at Denver they returned home to meet the Philadelphia Eagles and get defeated 35-28. The New England defense wasn’t at fault for 21 of the points as the Eagles got two touchdowns from their special teams and took a pick six to the house on defense. What is troubling is that the New England Patriots have been unhealthy offensively. Tom Brady’s playmakers in the passing game have been sidelined with injuries. One of their biggest losses came after their defeat to Denver as Rob Gronkowski was forced to miss last week’s game with a knee problem. He is doubtful for Sunday’s game. Julian Edelman is out and wide out Danny Amendola has been listed as questionable. Tom Brady took many risks last week as he was forced to run outside the pocket because his receiving corps was unable to gather separation from their opponents. Look for a conservative approach from New England on Sunday as they will pull back some and play the field position game to lean on their good defense.
Houston is 6-6 after a loss at Buffalo last week. We saw the Texans get held to 10 points when they battled a very good defensive team in the Cincinnati Bengals a few weeks ago. At Carolina they pushed across 17 points. The Texans have not run the ball very well this year and look to be a bit one dimensional. This will play into the Patriots defense.
Here is the Fantasy Football Pick
Play New England Patriots Defense
New England is tenth in the NFL in total defense limiting opponents to 20.6 points per game. Without much balance from the Texans offense, look for the Patriots defense to come with a strong performance on Sunday.
Oakland Raiders versus Denver Broncos NFL Fantasy Preview 12-13-2015
Two AFC West foes battle it out on Sunday afternoon as the Denver Broncos are home to the Oakland Raiders. Fantasy football draft managers can tune to CBS TV on Sunday December 13th at 4PM Eastern Time to track the results of their NFL DFS roster selections.
This is a big game for the Oakland Raiders. They suffered a loss last week at home to Kansas City to fall to 5-7 and their window is closing for a post season berth. The Raiders strength this season is their much improved passing game. They rank eighth in the league by throwing for 266 yards per game.
Here is the NFL Fantasy Pick for your Real Money League
Play Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders WR)
Rookie Amari Cooper leads the Raiders with 62 catches for 920 yards and four touchdowns. He is averaging 14.8 yards per catch on the campaign. Even if Oakland gets way behind early in this game the team never gives up and continues to push for points in the second half of games.
Play Ronnie Hillman (Denver Broncos RB)
The Denver Broncos behind a second string starting quarterback has the luxury to lean on their run game at times in games. Ronnie Hillman leads the Broncos with 643 yards rushing and six touchdowns. We have seen Oakland struggle in the area of run defense for several years now. The Raiders are sitting in the lower half of the league against the run