NFL Week 16: Three DFS Targets for Christmas Eve Based On Injuries

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Dec 17, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou (28) tackles
Dec 17, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou (28) tackles / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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Stefon Diggs Projected FanDuel Points 20.87 ($9,300)

Josh Allen’s favorite target has a prime matchup against Chicago, who carry a pass defense SIC score of 78. The Bears traded away their two best defensive players and their top cornerback is questionable with a finger injury. 

Diggs has had two straight down weeks but should return to form against the Bears.

Christian McCaffrey Projected FanDuel Points 18.34 ($9,400)

Kyle Shanahan’s shiny new toy should get plenty of opportunities against a Washington defense with a rush defense score of 80.8. Cole Holcomb is a big absence for the Commanders and McCaffrey should be able to find space in the passing game as well. 

CMC has finished as a RB1 for three straight weeks and has a chance to continue that streak against the Commanders.

Isiah Pacheco Projected FanDuel Points 11.67 ($6,700)

Seattle is down its top two nose tackles in Al Woods and Bryan Mone, while Pacheco has gained at least 65 rushing yards in 5 straight games. 

Andy Reid likes to use Jerick McKinnon in the screen game, but Pacheco is the clear grind it out back. Seattle has allowed the second most fantasy points to running backs this season and allowed 170 rushing yards or more in four straight games.

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