DraftKings Week 14 Strategy Guide

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So you didn’t make your season long playoffs, well join me in some DFS action over on DraftKings. I’m sure a lot of season long players might be interested in filling out some lineups to get their fantasy fix this week. As always I am here to help narrow down your choices on DraftKings.

This appears to be a good main slate to go cheap at quarterback which I lean towards doing when possible. There are actually some cheaper options this week across the board due to prime matchups and injuries. By going cheap in places it makes it easier to unlock the higher priced options and getting a higher potential scoring lineup.

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Quarterback

Alex Smith $6,500-Coming off of a shootout with the Jets last week and rumors flying that the fans want Patrick Mahomes, Smith turned in a gem. One of the best perfrmances of the year his team still lost, but if you rostered him you likely did not. Another potential back and forth game is set this week and I expect a good game.

Dak Prescott $5,600-The Cowboys are in a good spot to embarrass a rival foe in the Giants. The remaining roster for the Giants should not be able to slow this attack at all and I think Dak to Witten could be a great pair this week.

Jimmy Garoppolo $5,500-This is a great spot as you will note to grab a lot of players from this game. They are cheap and all facing bad defenses.

DeShone Kizer $4,900-The Packers haven’t been able to stop the passing attack this year and lose yet another defensive back this week. Kizer has been up and down this year and looks to be up this week with added weapons and a plus matchup.

Tom Savage $4,800-I think the Texans will be able to stay paced with the 49ers and I can see a low key shootout possibility. Savage surprisingly has not been bad as of late and gets the added bonus of the touchdown machine Will Fuller returning.

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Running Back

Todd Gurley II $8,100-He now seems game flow independent as he has been involved in the pass game. Despite the bad matchup he is coming in at a discount price and could be worth it.

LeSean McCoy $7,200-Shady is not at the top of his game this year, yet he has been able to deliver when he gets fed the volume. With Tyrod Taylor likely out for this one, Shady should get plenty touches.

Kareem Hunt $6,500-In his noted no touchdown and lack of touches slump Kareem Hunt has been disappointing for sure. I do think that this is a week at his price and slump no one will be on him. It is a decent matchup that he can exploit.

Alfred Morris $5,500-Alf looked fresh last week and could be poised for another big day. I think the Cowboys will beat the Giants with ease and be ahead early. That is the risk here. If for some reason game flow goes the other way he does not contribute at all with catches.

DeMarco Murray $4,800-A plus matchup versus the Cardinals and when I looked teammate Derrick Henry was actually the more expensive option. Unless the Titans bench Murray he will continue to get the looks in close over Henry.

Theo Riddick $4,500-No Ameer Abdullah means once again the pass catching running back gets more work. The Bucs have been a very generous defense this year and I’ll gladly dial Riddick up again.

Jay Ajayi $4,500-I almost went with Blount here in the plus spot, but it is a tournament so go big or go home. Ajayi does have the big play ability and is more likely to break a long one over Blount.

Mike Davis $3,700-The Jags have been a remarkable defense overall this year, yet teams have had success running the ball. Mike Davis has shined in his limited action so far and the Seahawks look to give him the volume needed to return value.

Giovani Bernard $3,100-Like Theo Riddick, Gio could be in line for an uptick in volume if Joe Mixon is ruled out. With the very cheap price tag he will definitely be owned in almost everyone’s lineup for better or for worse.

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Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire

Wide Receiver

DeAndre Hopkins $8,500-He has been money all year almost despite every situation. Bad quarterback, bad matchup, bad foot, double teams all no problem. He gets a shot to tear up a very beatable 49er’s secondary this week and I think he does just that.

A.J. Green $7,300-I said everyone will use Gio Bernard if Joe Mixon is out. Here is where I am going if Mixon is out. This could be a huge target day for the stud.

Adam Thielen $7,200-The Panthers have been good not great defensively and recently have not looked great in the secondary. Thielen should get back on track this week and hopefully has a big day.

Marvin Jones Jr. $6,800-I wanted to list more of the Lions as targets this week, but it all depends if Matt Stafford plays and if he plays how well will he play. Marvin Jones should be good either way as the Bucs seem to especially struggle against vertical threats.

Michael Crabtree $6,700-The last time these two teams locked up Amari Cooper went nuts. That was partly due to Marcus Peters holding Crabtree in check. I do expect Cooper to suit up, but with no Peters in this one I give the edge to Crabtree.

Larry Fitzgerald $6,500-The ageless one is back on my list this week and should be the focal point of the offense once again.

Josh Gordon $5,500-Another very popular pick this week is Josh Gordon and he flashed his upside last week in his first start in years. Flash Gordon is facing a bad Packers Defense and a depleted secondary. I think the Browns score multiple touchdowns through the air in this one.

Marquise Goodwin $5,100-The new top wide out for San Francisco has had a great rapport with new teammate Jimmy G. I’m on the record for predicting points in this one so I am obviously on Goodwin here.

Demaryius Thomas $5,000-The Broncos cannot really be this bad can they? With Emmanuel Sanders still a little gimpy so I lean on DT here.

DeSean Jackson $4,400-Darius Slay should be on Mike Evans and that should open the door for DeSean to get loose.

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Denny Medley – USA TODAY Sports

 

Tight End

Travis Kelce $7,400-The most consistent option for the Chiefs has been Travis Kelce. If you are paying up for someone there are not many better options than Kelce.

Evan Engram $6,000-Engram had disappointed the two previous times Sterling Shepard was out and Shepard is questionable again this week. So what is different? He struggled due to drops. In a perfect world all he has to do is catch it instead of letting it hit the ground. I kid, but if he doesn’t drop half his targets this week he will do great.

Jack Doyle $4,900-A favorite find for Jacoby Brissett has been Doyle. Look for Doyle to get plenty of targets in this one.

Jason Witten $4,700-The Giant killer. Witten personally has a great track record against the Giants and I do not see anything on the other side that will slow him down.

Cameron Brate $4,100-With Jameis Winston back Brate has been an option again. As I mentioned previously Mike Evans should be held in check and that opens up the middle of the field for Brate.

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins $3,600-The Jets face a good secondary and that should mean ASJ could get an uptick in targets due to a mismatch he could have.

Charles Clay $3,100-Regaining his strength and form Charles Clay could be a check down super star this week. If Peterman gets the nod I like Clays chances to be the top option.

 

Defense and Special Teams

Broncos $3,400-The Jets have been in a groove offensively, but they also have not faced a defense like this.

Cowboys $2,900-Playing with a lead can sometimes be the best defense. The Cowboys should be able to get to Eli often in this one.

Vikings $2,700-I love this Vikings defense and they are very cheap. If you are going cheap here this is my pick.

 

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