DraftKings Picks Week 14: NFL DFS Lineup Ideas for Each day Fantasy Soccer Tournaments
Week 14 may be the fantasy playoffs for some fantasy football owners, but avid NFL-DFS players have the chance to return to a 13-game list for the first time in a while, and the bye- Weeks are finally over. That will make the plan a deep game, and our Week 14 DraftKings tournament will take advantage of the deep by spending on a few top players while targeting streamers and sleepers to fill the rest of our lineup.
There is value everywhere, but especially in the tight end position, some potential breakout players are available cheaply. We’re going to take a chance at one at a price under $ 3,000 to see if he can extend his TD streak to two and break out in a decent matchup. Elsewhere, we have a dirt cheap WR that we stack up with a consistent QB, and we trust an undervalued RB that is part of a committee situation.
14TH WEEK STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
As usual, we wanted to target the best matchups available as well as some high scoring games. That led us to the Packers-Lions and Titans-Jaguars games, as both teams have some exploitable weaknesses and could turn into shootouts. In particular, the RB matchups on the schedule are very good as a lot of top players have easy matchups this week. Definitely worth spending on them, especially if you can pair them with the right sleeper to achieve both a high ceiling and a lineup.
14TH WEEK PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
This list is intended for the main tournaments of week 14 DraftKings.
QB Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Jaguars ($ 6,700)
Last week we drove with Kirk Cousins against the jaguars at this point. This week we’re going back to the Jags. Tannehill has been one of the most consistent fantasy quarterbacks this season. This year, several TDs were published in 10 of 12 starts, which corresponds to an average of almost 250 meters per game. He rarely turns the ball over either. The Jaguars have awarded the fourth most DraftKings points to QBs this year and passed 26 TDs on to QBs, which is only good for the second most behind the Titans (27). Tannehill should have another solid day, especially as the Titans try to recover from a loss to the Browns in which they dropped 41 points.
RB Aaron Jones, Packers @ Lions ($ 7,600)
In a word, the Lions Run Defense is terrible. They allowed the most DK points into the RB position than any other team in the NFL, and this is mainly due to their inability to keep RBs out of the end zone. They’ve admitted 23 TDs to RBs in the league this year, and that’s by far the most in the NFL. Jones should be positioned to take advantage of this. The last time he played the Lions, he racked up 236 yards and three TDs with just 22 taps. He should be able to play another big game in this matchup considering he only set up 148 yards and a TD for a much better Eagles run defense.
RB D’Andre Swift, Lions vs. Packers ($ 6,500)
After missing the last three Lions games with a concussion and illness, Swift should take action against the Packers again. He should also be positioned so that he can successfully return to the field. The Packers have awarded RBs the third highest DK score this season, and in particular, they have been weak against RBs catching passes. The Packers have allowed the second most receiving yards to hit the position (601) and that includes a five catch, 60 yard excursion that Swift had in Week 2. In a bigger role, he should be able to earn several yards on the ground while exploiting the packers through the air. He may even find a way to score against the Packers defense, which has made 16 TDs to RBs a total of 16 this year, second only to the Lions.
WR DK Metcalf, Seahawks v Jets ($ 8,400)
Metcalf is one of the best receivers in football right now, playing against the worst team – and possibly the worst side team – this week. The Seahawks play the unfortunate 0-12 Jets who just fired their defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and Metcalf should feast. The Jets have given WRs the eighth most fantasy points this year, but they have allowed the third highest yards to the position at 2,350 in 12 games. Metcalf has scored at least 13 DK points in 10 of their 12 games and he should have no problem hitting that mark and by far beating it against the Jets. He’s a good high-priced WR target, and even if the Seahawks get up big, Metcalf still has a chance to do a lot of damage early in the game.
WR Keenan Allen, Chargers vs Falcons ($ 7,700)
Allen currently leads the NFL in goals per game with 133. He’s seen at least 10 goals in every game every season and, due to his massive receptions, averages 19.7 DK points overall per game (90). Allen has a great matchup against the Falcons in week 14. Atlanta has given WRs the second highest DK points this season, and Justin Herbert should target all of them frequently in this game. When you spend on Allen, Metcalf and Aaron Jones it means you have to spend less money on WR3, TE, FLEX and D / ST, but grabbing it to give our lineup a sky-high floor is a smart move. And spending the rest of our budget on solid, cheaper sleepers should give our lineup a nice ceiling.
WR Adam Humphries, Titans @ Jaguars ($ 3,300)
Last week, Humphries played the Bengals for the first time since a week 8 concussion. He didn’t do much against the Browns, catching one of four targets for just nine yards, but getting back on the field was a great achievement. Humphries is a good buy-low candidate for DraftKings this week. He may be behind AJ Brown, Corey Davis, and the Titans’ starting TE – Jonnu Smith (if healthy), Anthony Firsker (if not) – but there will still be targets available for him. He had an average of 5.8 per game before sustaining his injury, and even if he gets just a few passes, he should pay that price on the bottom barrel. Stacking Humphries with Tannehill is a risky, high-trend game, but against a Jaguar defense that earned WRs the sixth highest DK points this season, it’s well worth a try, especially since it helps us pay for Jones, Metcalf and Allen.
TE Cole Kmet, Bears versus Texans ($ 2,900)
Kmet is now number 1 in Chicago. The second-round rookie has played in at least 70 percent of the team’s Snaps in the last three games and had a solid game against the Lions last week. Kmet took five passes for 37 yards and a TD, and given how much Chicago likes to target its tight ends near the end zone (Jimmy Graham leads the team with 15 targets within the 20), Kmet should have a chance at one TD threat to be in this matchup. The Texans are well on the way against TEs, but considering that Kmet costs less than $ 3,000, it’s a worthwhile streaming risk when TD is upside down.
FLEX Phillip Lindsay, Broncos @ Panthers ($ 4,300)
Lindsay seems like an odd choice after Melvin Gordon’s massive game against the Chiefs. That is, while Gordon had 142 yards in that competition, he only touched Lindsay 16-14. The backcourt is still an even breakup, and that was when Lindsay sustained a knee injury that knocked him down halfway from losing the Broncos to the Saints. Lindsay shouldn’t be so cheap given the touch he gets. He faces a Panthers defense that earned RBs the sixth most DK points this year, so Lindsay could do more damage in the better matchup, especially if he gets healthier ahead of this game. It’s worth the risk as an inexpensive, high-profit flex game.
D / ST New York Giants v Cardinals ($ 2,600)
This is not an overreaction to the Giants’ victory over the Seahawks. They’ve actually been solid on defense the past few weeks and seem to be making their move. They have accumulated at least 9.0 DK points in three of their last four games and have only allowed more than 22 points once since week 5. If they can continue to collect multiple sacks (they have averaged three per game in the last four games) and turnovers (2.5 per game in that four game period) they should have a chance to Kyler Murray and the Cardinals taking the ball Have flipped three times in the last two games, unbalancing.