Here are some key picks you should consider for this week’s DFS contests:

Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
(FanDuel $8,000/DraftKings $6,400)
In two games against the Texans this season, Luck has averaged 431.5 passing yards with six total touchdowns to just one interception. With this game having the highest implied points total of the weekend, we won’t expect anything less.

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears
(FD $7,700/DK $6,200)
The Bears’ defense is the dominant force, but we’ve seen Trubisky carve up weak secondaries already this year. With a healthy array of targets and a supportive ground game, a three-score outing for the sophomore QB is well within reach.

Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks
(FD $7,500/DK $6,800)
Easily the most overlooked running back all season, Carson finished the year with three-straight 100-yard performances and five touchdowns over his last four games. He averaged 22.5 carries per game over the past four weeks, and we expect a repeat workload.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts
(FD $7,700/DK $7,800)
Don’t be alarmed by his lack of practice, as the Colts are just keeping him rested. He has five 100-yard efforts this season, and two have come against the Texans. Expect a heavy workload in a likely shootout.

Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys
(FD $6,700/DK $7,500)
He is the primary receiver for the Cowboys, and the first person they’ll turn to should the Seahawks sell out to stop the run. He has been quiet the past three weeks, but can be explosive when the passing game is working.

Jordan Thomas, TE, Texans
(FD $4,600/DK $2,700)
Thomas doesn’t see a world of targets, but he does see red-zone looks when the Texans get close to the goal line. The Colts rank 29th in coverage against the tight end, and Houston is limited at receiver.

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