Best DFS value plays for Bills vs. Chargers, Bengals vs. Steelers in Week 16

The NFL has a special Saturday double-header just before Christmas.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (30) carries the ball in the fourth quarter during a
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (30) carries the ball in the fourth quarter during a / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Chase Brown, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (30) makes a catch in the second quarter of the NFL Week / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Chase Brown, RB, Cincinnati Bengals- $4900

Aside from James Cook ($6900) and Joe Mixon ($6800), there are not a bunch of great options at running back on this slate, especially considering the recent struggles of Austin Ekeler ($7200) who I would recommend staying away from totally.

Chase Brown has not done anything otherworldly this season but he is slowly rising at the right time and is firmly entrenched as the No. 2 RB in Cincinnati. After being almost unheard of in fantasy circles for the first three months of the season, Brown has racked up 217 total yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' last three games.

Mixon is going to get the bulk of the work, but Brown will get mixed in and could be the perfect change-of-pace option against a sometimes over-aggressive Steelers defense.

At nearly $2000 less than Cook and Mixon, Brown is a nice option on Saturday.

Quentin Johnston, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

I wouldn't recommend playing many Chargers players on Saturday as they are a team in complete disarray, but maybe they will be a bit more inspired now that Brandon Staley has been let go.

Easton Stick is going to be the starting QB again so it could be an uphill climb all day but if anything, the Chargers could be in a position where they have to throw the ball a lot in a game where they figure to be trailing and perhaps, trailing big.

Quentin Johnston has had a lackluster rookie season, to say the least. But without Keenan Allen in the lineup, he could be called upon more often.

In his last two games, Johnston has seven receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. In his previous 12 games, he had 24 catches for 242 yards and one touchdown.