Thanksgiving is here and you know what that means.
The Detroit Lions on national television.
Thanksgiving also brings out the best in fantasy football. There will be at least one player today to eclipse the 30-point mark in PPR scoring. The question is, who will it be?
In recent years, Calvin Johnson was the most probable star to dominate his Thanksgiving matchup.
Megatron will not be taking the field today, but we have several candidates that could be the difference between you winning and losing your Week 13 matchup.
Amari Cooper was held without a catch in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss against the Patriots. In Week 13 he has another tough matchup in front of him with Tre'Davious White, but there is potential for a monster outing. Throughout Cooper's five year career, he has reached the 30-point mark on seven occasions.
(2015) Week 14: 6 Receptions/ 120 Receiving Yards/2 Receiving TD (30 PTS)
(2016) Week 8: 12 Receptions /173 Receiving Yards/1 Receiving TD (35.3 PTS)
(2017) Week 7:11 Receptions/ 210 Receiving Yards/ 2 Receiving TD (44 PTS)
(2018) Week 12: 8 Receptions/ 180 Receiving Yards/ 2 Receiving TD (38 PTS)
(2018) Week 14: 10 Receptions/ 217 Receiving Yards/ 3 Receiving TD (43.7 PTS)
(2019) Week 5: 11 Receptions/ 226 Receiving Yards/ 1 Receiving TD (39.6 PTS)
(2019) Week 10: 11 Receptions/ 147 Receiving Yards/ 1 Receiving TD (31.7 PTS)
Cooper is definitely due for a bounce-back game, and the Cowboys will be looking for their first victory against a team with a winning record when they host the Buffalo Bills.
Ezekiel Elliott has been a disappointment to fantasy managers in 2019. While many drafted the former Buckeye to be the staple of their team, he has only reached the 20-point mark in three of Dallas' 11 games. A matchup against an average Buffalo run defense could give Zeke his first monster outing of the season. Elliott has reached the 30-point mark on four occasions during his career, and he always comes to play on Thanksgiving.
(2016) Week 5: 134 Rushing Yards/ 2 Rushing TD/ 3 Receptions/ 37 Receiving Yards (32.1 PTS)
(2017) Week 7: 147 Rushing Yards/ 2 Rushing TD/ 1 Receptions/ 72 Receiving YDS/ 1 Rec TD (40.9 PTS)
(2018) Week 4: 152 Rushing Yards/ 4 Receptions/ 88 Receiving Yards/ 1 Receiving TD (34 PTS)
(2018) Week 10: 151 Rushing Yards/ 1 Rushing TD/ 6 Receptions/ 36 Receiving Yards/ 1 TD (36.7 PTS)
Michael Thomas is the most likely candidate to feast this year. He's currently the No.1 receiver in fantasy football and monster performances are nothing new to him. The Saints get the third slot on Thanksgiving and will look to exude their dominance against the Falcons. Thomas has reached the 30-point mark six times already in his four-year career, and the next one might be tonight.
(2016) Week 12: 9 Receptions/ 108 Receiving Yards/ 2 TD (31.8 PTS)
(2016) Week 16: 10 Receptions/ 156 Receiving Yards/ 1 TD (31.6 PTS)
(2018) Week 1: 16 Receptions/ 180 Receiving Yards/ 1 TD/ 1 Fumble (38 PTS)
(2018) Week 2: 12 Receptions/ 89 Receiving Yards/ 2 TD/ 1 Fumble (30.9 PTS)
(2018) Week 8: 12 Receptions/ 211 Receiving Yards/ 1 TD (39.1 PTS)
(2019) Week 5: 11 Receptions/ 182 Receiving Yards/ 2 TD (41.2 PTS)
Which fantasy superstar will feast during this year's Thanksgiving games? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington