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Thursday night's matchup sees Dallas travel to New Orleans with both teams coming off disappointing losses on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys lost a shootout to the Raiders in overtime while the Saints couldn't do much of anything in a 31-6 loss to the Bills. As of Wednesday, the Cowboys are 4.5-point favorites in a matchup that features a 47.5-point total. The status of Alvin Kamara (knee) will be important to monitor. He hasn't played since Week 9 due to a knee injury and seems unlikely to play Thursday. From a DFS perspective, there won't be much for cheap value on this slate if Kamara plays. The Cowboys will be the popular side regardless. If you're building Dallas stacks, try to make them less obvious or leave salary on the table to differentiate. On the flip side, making lineups with three or four Saints would be an easy way to get some leverage. Whichever path you choose, remember to plan for a specific scenario and build lineups to fit that particular game script. Good Luck.
Dak Prescott ($11,800 DK, $16,500 FD) threw for 375 yards and two touchdowns last week as he put up 25-plus fantasy points for the fifth time in his last seven games. The matchup against New Orleans should favor the passing game as the Saints have one of the best run defenses in the league. Prescott is the most expensive player on the slate and rightly so as he projects for the most raw points. He makes