NFL DFS Best Picks Week 18 | ThriveFantasy Daily Fantasy Props To Play

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Now that you understand how ThriveFantasy works, let’s get into the DFS football predictions series for Week 18!

Prop stats information for NFL DFS Week 18 picks are current as of Friday, January 7, at 11:30 a.m. ET.

NFL DFS Week 18: ThriveFantasy Daily Fantasy Sports

Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars

UNDER 0.5 Interceptions

It’s strange to see that Carson Wentz only has six interceptions this season since he plays so wreckless. While he has gotten lucky on some throws, the biggest reason he has been able to protect the ball is that Jonathan Taylor has been so good running the ball.

In a matchup with a Jaguars team that doesn’t pose much of a threat, Wentz likely won’t be throwing the ball much in our fantasy pick of the day.

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Carson Wentz UNDER .5 ints @ Jaguars

IND @ JAC | 01/09, 1:00 PM ET

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David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings

OVER 70.5 Rushing Yards

The Vikings’ run defense has been bad, allowing 4.7 yards per carry, which is tied for third-worst in the NFL. David Montgomery is getting a big workload for the Bears, seeing more than 20 carries in back-to-back weeks.

Assuming Montgomery sees a similar workload to end the season, he should have little issue hitting the over on this struggling Minnesota defense.

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David Montgomery OVER 70.5 rushing yds

CHI @ MIN | 01/09, 1:00 PM ET

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Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens

OVER 21.5 Completions

In the final game of his career, Ben Roethlisberger will try to go out on a high note. Look for him to pass a lot, as he faces a Ravens defense that ranks worst in the NFL in passing yards allowed (281.7) and passing yards per attempt allowed (7.8).

Roethlisberger has completed at least 22 passes in three of his past four games. The trend should continue against this poor pass defense.

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Ben Roethlisberger OVER 21.5 completions

PIT @ BAL | 01/09, 1:00 PM ET

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Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals

OVER 0.5 Rushing TDs

The Bengals will be resting many players in this game, as they have very little to play for. The Browns are coming off a game in which they were criticized for not giving the ball to Nick Chubb more.

In a game they should win, due to Cincinnati sitting players, Chubb will have a positive game script to see plenty of touches. He should get his number called often (if he’s available to play) when they are in the red zone. Chubb has nine total touchdowns this season, and it would be nice for him to finish with double-digits.

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Nick Chubb OVER .5 rushing TDs

CIN @ CLE | 01/09, 1:00 PM ET

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Thanks for reading our NFL Week 18 DFS Picks! For more fantasy football tips, check out our Fantasy Football Sleepers Team.

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  • Early money slightly leaning towards the over in the 49ers-Rams matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting good two-way action on the over/under for the NFC Championship Game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 46 points has attracted 55% of the bets and 60% of the money thus far. Much moreso than the AFC Championship Game, the betting splits on the point spread and total in this game are much more evenly split, so the sportsbook does not have too much liability on either at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Los Angeles's -170 moneyline odds have attracted 60% of the bets and 70% of the money.

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  • Early bettors give slight lean to the Rams over the 49ers

    Based on the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook, the favored Los Angeles Rams are getting slightly more betting attention in their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Los Angeles's -3.5 point spread has received 65% of the bets and 61% of the handle thus far. Bettors are clearly torn in this matchup considering the Rams have arguably been playing better football through the first two playoff games, while the 49ers have won six consecutive games against the Rams, including a thrilling Week 18 overtime victory in Los Angeles.

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  • Early money more than 4/1 on the over in the Bengals-Chiefs matchup

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's over/under in the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the over of 54.5 points has attracted 75% of the bets and 85% of the money thus far. At this point, the sportsbook has big liability to the Chiefs point spread and the over in this matchup, as their most ideal scenario would be a Bengals cover in a low-scoring game at the moment. From a moneyline perspective, Kansas City's -335 moneyline odds have attracted 58% of the bets and 61% of the money.

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  • Early money 3/1 on the Chiefs over the Bengals

    DraftKings Sportsbook is reporting one-sided betting action for Sunday's matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, as the majority of the action is backing the favored Chiefs.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, Kansas City's -7 point spread has received 61% of the bets and 76% of the handle thus far. Cincinnati is shaping up to be the biggest need of any side or any total this weekend, as the public seems to be enamored with the Chiefs after their thrilling Divisional Round win over Buffalo.

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  • 49ers-Rams over/under reaches lowest number of the week

    After another line movement, the over/under for the NFC Championship matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams has reached its lowest total of the week.

    Betting Impact:
    Per DraftKings, the 49ers-Rams over/under on Sunday night was posted at 47.5 points. It was quickly bet down to 46.5 in less than 24 hours. However, it has once again moved toward the under, and now currently sits at 46 points. Given that there has not yet been buyback on the over, it is extremely unlikely we see the total get back to anywhere close to the 47.5 points it opened at.

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