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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 19: Todd Gurley runs with the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Week 12 NFL DFS 2017: 5 Starts and 5 Fades- We are approaching the home stretch of the NFL season. After a wonderful Thanksgiving slate, week 12 presents another interesting puzzle to solve in NFL DFS. The teams who are implied to score the most points this week are New England, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs. Typically, you will want to fill your rosters with players from the teams Vegas projects to score the most points. In this article I will try and point you in the right direction on which players to start.

During this article you will often see references to DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average), a metric from Football Outsiders that measures a team or players efficiency by comparing results from every play to a league average based on situation and opponent. For example, if an offense runs for 4 yards on a 3rd and 3, it will be weighted and graded more favorably than if an offense runs for 4 yards on 3rd and 15.  DVOA is a better way to compare teams' offenses vs opposing defenses than more traditional stats like yards gained and allowed.

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