Week 15’s edition of Monday Night Football will feature one of the game’s better rivalries with the Bears hosting the Vikings. The Vikings are hanging around in the playoff hunt and need a win to keep it that way. FanDuel Sportsbook is listing the Vikings as 6.5-point favorites with a total of 44.5, and because of the rather pedestrian total, we have to take a few chances with our FanDuel single-game DFS lineup and hope we hit big.
Here are the notable scoring settings for FanDuel’s single-game contests: The point total for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but he doesn’t cost any additional money like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are no bonuses for 300-yard/100-yard games like on DraftKings.
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FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Vikings vs. Bears
$60,000 budget, need at least one player from each team
MVP (1.5x points): RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($15,000)
Cook erupted for 34.7 FanDuel points in Week 14 and now has the luxury of three extra days to recover. The 34.7 points and his 30 touches marked season highs, and he should get another supersized workload on Monday night.
FLEX QB Justin Fields, Bears ($14,000)
Fields has really started to play well, both as a runner and passer. He’s coming off his second 20.0-plus FD-point performance of the season and will have a chance to add another solid effort to his rookie resume in this highly favorable matchup.
FLEX RB David Montgomery, Bears ($12,500)
The Bears offense continues to run through Montgomery. He’s coming off of 16 touches in Week 14 and 30 in Week 13, so a final tally in the 20s is a reasonable expectation given the plus matchups. He has 16 targets over the past two weeks, too, so the Bears won’t be shy about getting him involved in the passing attack in addition to what he’s asked to do on the ground.
FLEX WR Darnell Mooney, Bears ($11,000)
Mooney has cooled off a bit after three straight games of scoring 15-plus FD points, but he’s likely to lead the team in targets once again and has the best chances of the Bears’ pass-catchers to bust out for a big score. The Bears could be without both Allen Robinson (COVID) and Marquise Goodwin (foot), increasing Mooney’s potential target share.
FLEX WR Jakeem Grant, Bears ($7,000)
We like Grant’s versatility, which was on display last week with a pair of touchdowns, including one in the return game. We’re not betting on another special teams score, but we like that the Bears are willing to manufacture ways to get the ball in his hands. If the receiving corps is depleted as anticipated, he could be asked to handle a heavier workload.
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