The NFL season enters Week 13, leaving one-third of the regular-season action still to come. Last week delivered another rash of injuries to big names, but we’re not jumping on too many of the presumptive chalk DFS plays. We don’t always go out of our way to force a stack in our lineups, but we’re going to pair Kyler Murray with rookie receiver Rondale Moore for our Week 13 DraftKings tournament lineup. Pairing a stud QB with a boom-or-bust WR can prove fruitful in GPP tournaments.
Before we break down our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings contests: Full-point PPR, four-point passing TDs, three-point bonuses for 100 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards, and 300 passing yards.
DraftKings Picks Week 13: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments
Sunday main slate, $50,000 budget
QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals @ Bears ($7,500). Murray (ankle) was close to playing in Week 11, but with the bye looming, the Cardinals decided not to push it. Even including Murray’s Week 8 dud in which he hurt his ankle, he’s only failed to reach 20.0 DraftKings points in two contests. Presumably 100 percent healthy — or as close to 100 percent as one can be at this point — Murray will be itching to start a new streak of worthwhile performances.
RB James Robinson, Jaguars @ Rams ($6,200). Robinson is fresh off 20 touches, the first time he hit that mark since Week 6. It appears the bruised heel that forced him to miss a game is behind him. The Rams are heavy home favorites, but Robinson’s role on the ground and through the air makes him a high-volume selection that may fly under the DFS radar this week.
RB Antonio Gibson, Football Team @ Raiders ($5,700). Gibson continues to eat up volume — his 36 touches on Monday night were easily a career high. The hope on Sunday is that Gibson doesn’t cede multiple scores to J.D. McKissic/Jaret Patterson, but it’s only reasonable to expect his touchdowns to come now that he’s receiving so many touches.
WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Seahawks ($5,600). The 49ers will be without Deebo Samuel (groin) for 1-2 weeks, meaning they’ll be without their top target in the passing game (92) and the second busiest in terms of touches (81). That workload will trickle down to the rest of the offense, including Aiyuk. The second-year receiver has played better of late, scoring double-digit DK points in four of his past five games, and he figures to be heavily involved on Sunday.
WR Odell Beckham Jr., Rams vs. Jaguars ($5,500). The Rams had more success incorporating Beckham into their offense coming out of their bye. Beckham drew 10 targets and finished with a 5-81-1 line, good for 19.1 DK points, his best output of the season. With a reintroduction into the type of production he’s capable of delivering, he’s an attractive play at his modest salary.
WR Darnell Mooney, Bears vs. Cardinals ($5,600). Mooney has scored 20.0 or more DK points in three straight games, including back-to-back five-catch, 120-yard performances. Regardless of who is under center for the Bears on Sunday — and with or without Allen Robinson (hamstring) — we like Mooney to dominate targets and be in position to produce another strong fantasy performance.
TE Mark Andrews, Ravens @ Steelers ($6,000). Andrews has earned 10 targets in three of his past four games and has scored at least 15.3 DK points in three straight contests. The tight end position is a minefield of duds, so we’re happy to pay up for one of the very few reliable options at our disposal this week.
FLEX Rondale Moore, Cardinals @ Bears ($4,700). Moore’s Week 11 efficiency may not have been anything to write home about (4.64 yards per catch), but we had to take note of him catching all 11 targets. Moore is a solid bet to see increased involvement coming out of the bye, and we can often count on him being involved on the ground as well as through the air.
DEF Giants @ Dolphins ($2,700). The Giants haven’t played poorly of late, at least on the defensive side of the ball. They held the Chiefs to 20 points and have scored 13.0 or more DK points three times since Week 7. The Dolphins have won four in a row and are playing better overall, but we’re not ready to be afraid of them just yet.