DraftKings Reignmakers | Weekly News & Marketplace Inefficiencies (Week 12)
In this article, we’ll look at the most impactful NFL news of the week, the best weeklong and seasonlong additions to your DraftKings Reignmakers’ squad, and which Superstars are the best value adds to fill out the rest of your team.
What Happened This Week in the NFL?
Staying on top of NFL news is difficult. This section highlights the most important announcements of the week and shows how they’ve impacted DraftKings Reignmakers player card prices.
New Orleans Saints ‘Under-Utilizing’ Taysom Hill’s ‘Unicorn Skill Set’
The New Orleans Saints involved utility player Taysom Hill more frequently in last week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. He rushed nine times for 52 yards and threw three passes for 14 yards. Head coach Dennis Allen said, “The plan going in was to get Taysom involved.” It seems Hill will be more involved in the Saints' offense moving forward, and his tight end position eligibility makes him an interesting fantasy football option for the remainder of the season.
Mike Williams Aggravates His Ankle Injury
Mike Williams, who played for the first time since late October last night against the Kansas City Chiefs, reaggravated his ankle injury. The Los Angeles Chargers do not believe the injury to be significant, but they’ve downplayed Williams and Keenan Allen’s injuries since the beginning of the season. Williams left the game in the first quarter and did not return. He is currently questionable for Week 12, and his absence mostly increases target share for Joshua Palmer.
The 2022-23 NFL Season Is Likely Over for Kyle Pitts
Kyle Pitts tore his MCL last week, and he is expected to be out for an indefinite amount of time. He will likely need surgery, which would also likely end his 2022-23 NFL season. Fantasy football players had high hopes for Pitts this season, and he showed flashes of greatness against the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers. But he mostly flopped due to persistent, nagging injuries. Pitts will look to rebound in 2023.
Carolina Panthers Refuse to Name Starting Quarterback for Week 12
The Carolina Panthers are not naming a starting quarterback for Week 12 just yet. Head coach Steve Wilks has three options: Baker Mayfield, PJ Walker, and Sam Darnold. Mayfield looked bad against the Baltimore Ravens last week, throwing two interceptions and less than 200 passing yards. Walker, who had the starting job before Mayfield returned, is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Darnold suffered an ankle injury in preseason and has not started a game for the Panthers yet this season. All three quarterbacks are almost fantasy football irrelevant in a tough matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 12, but it is an interesting situation to monitor.
Wan’Dale Robinson Suffers Season-Ending Torn ACL
Wan’Dale Robinson is out for the remainder of the 2022-23 NFL season after suffering a torn ACL last week against the Detroit Lions. Prior to the injury. Robinson had nine catches for 100 yards. The New York Giants’ wide receiver corps is crumbling with Robinson, Collin Johnson, and Sterling Shepard all on the injured reserve. Richie James is questionable. Darius Slayton and Kenny Golladay will continue to see a bulk of the target share.
Looking to have some fun this week, but don’t really care about the rest of the NFL season? This section highlights the best value adds at each position based on Week 12 projections and prices. Don’t forget to sell your player cards after the week, if you’re not going to use them again.
Josh Allen - QB - HOLIDAY - $375
This week is all about DraftKings Reignmakers’ $2 million Holiday Set Reignmaker Millionaire contest. Participants must fill out a lineup with five HOLIDAY player cards. The slate includes all three Thanksgiving Day games: the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, and the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. Josh Allen is the top quarterback by a long shot with Dak Prescott missing most of the season with a thumb injury. Stefon Diggs does not have SUPERSTAR status and pairs well with Allen. Participants can fade Allen, but do so at their own risk. He will most likely be in the winning lineup.
Stefon Diggs - WR - HOLIDAY - $338
Speaking of Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs is a must-pair with the Buffalo Bills’ star quarterback. He should be SUPERSTAR status, which means he can’t be played with another SUPERSTAR, but Allen is also a SUPERSTAR, and wide receivers and quarterbacks on the same team can’t both have SUPERSTAR status. Diggs has plenty of upside, and pairing him, Gabe Davis, and Allen all together creates a high-upside, top-tier stack for this Thursday’s slate.
Looking to add to your DraftKings Reignmakers’ squad for the rest of the year? This section highlights the best long-term value adds for the remainder of the season.
Justin Fields - QB - ELITE - $370
Since Matt Eberflus took over as the Chicago Bears’ new head coach, Justin Fields has finally been allowed to use his athleticism to score touchdowns. He has seven rushing touchdowns this season with at least one rushing touchdown in five consecutive games. The Bears are going to continue to use him in this way, which makes him one of the top fantasy football targets at quarterback. He also has nine passing touchdowns in the last five weeks. Fields is a great play this week against the New York Jets and a great stash for the remainder of the season.
Jakobi Meyers - WR - ELITE - $160
Jakobi Meyers is quietly having a good season. He has 44 catches, 509 receiving yards, and three touchdowns while dealing with injuries early in the season. In his last four games, he has at least four receptions in three of them, at least 50 receiving yards in two of them, and at least one touchdown in two of them. He should continue to see targets for the New England Patriots’ struggling offense, and at his price tag on DraftKings Reignmakers, he is a good utility stash for the rest of the season.
Looking for the last piece of the puzzle to your perfect DraftKings Reignmakers lineup? This section highlights the best Superstar value adds at each rarity tier.
Davante Adams - WR - ELITE - $270
Davante Adams is the most recommended player in this article, week after week. He is fourth in the league in receiving yards and second in the league in receiving touchdowns (trailing only tight end Travis Kelce). His price on DraftKings Reignmakers does not reflect that. Adams is $270 at ELITE tier, which is significantly cheaper than Tyreek Hill ($480), Justin Jefferson ($699), AJ Brown ($625), Jaylen Waddle ($550), and others.