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Week 14 DFS Lineup: Good Luck In Cash
My Week 14 DFS Lineup is going to start off completely different than that of Week 13. Last week I went against my number one rule in DFS and it took my arm and broke it in half. I paid up at QB, using Drew Brees in almost every one of my cash lineups. The best way to win back the money you were going to use for holiday shopping is by doubling down and going big the following week, obviously. If you don’t know what, “on tilt” means, it’s fine, trust me… Andrew Luck could finish as the top QB this week but isn’t priced that way on DraftKings or FanDuel. Cha-Ching!
There are two strategies this week and two strategies only. The first, doing whatever you need to do in order to fit both David Johnson and LeVeon Bell into your lineups. If you’re terrified by what your lineup looks like after doing that, and it’s a little too quiet in this room, then your alternative strategy is to pick your favorite of the two stud RBs and create your lineup around him. David Johnson is my preference on both sites because of the TD upside, although I have no argument whatsoever if you decide on LeVeon against Buffalo. (Random Buffalo fact: During mating season, male buffaloes will butt heads in order to gain the attention of females. This strategy is also prevalent in the NFL).
Julio Jones is rumored to be a game-time decision and the latest news suggests he’ll simply be a decoy if he suits up. Flashbacks of Calvin Johnson decoy games are crippling to the mind. I’d rather not go through that again. Watching those games was the Fantasy Football version of edging. (If you don’t know what that means, don’t look it up. I blame my circle of friends for knowing what that is. They’re a strange bunch, especially Mike and Kelly). If you’re insistent on having some of this Falcons offense then you may want to go with Devonta Freeman at RB or consider Tevin Coleman at Flex on DraftKings. Mohamed Sanu is also banged up and Atlanta may have no other alternative than to pound the rock.
For those relying on Vegas to guide them to DFS prominence, only three games have a projected point total of 47 or more this week. Cowboys at Giants, Saints at Bucs and Chargers at Panthers are the ones to target. Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant, Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Doug Martin (in tournaments) Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon are the players I’d strongly consider using. I’d love to use Evans in all my lineups this week but if I’m going heavy at RB I can’t fit him in. Prescott and Dez are both underpriced on DraftKings and make strong options in cash games. I’ll have some of them this weekend for sure.
This is a progressive column and I’m happy to be your hype man. Everyone needs one. On tilt or not, you got this!
Week 14 DFS Lineup Suggestions
Week 14 DFS Lineup Nuggets Inside My Brain:
- Jeremy Hill is a great option this week but is priced accordingly, unfortunately.
- Colin Kaepernick is a fantastic tournament option this week. No one will want any part of him after last weekend’s bizarre outcome and that Jets defense looks like they’ve quit on the season.
- I’ll have some Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin in my lineups this week. The matchup is just too good. I’d like to have some Jimmy Graham as well but I need to save money somewhere.
- I’m trying to avoid all Texans and Jaguars to end my 2016 season but Lamar Miller is severely underpriced on DraftKings, as is Allen Robinson, I guess.
- Rob Kelley, Rob Kelley, Rob Kelley. He’s underpriced on both DraftKings and FanDuel. I don’t know why.
- At some point people have to start realizing Jamison Crowder is legit, right? Why aren’t you playing him?
- I suppose Robert Griffin III, Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor are all viable tournament options but remember, RBs are the ones who get a bump when RG3 plays. Isaiah Crowell anyone?
Week 14 DFS Lineup Number One: DraftKings – Cash Games
- Robby Anderson, I know. I don’t know what’s more painful, watching the Jets game last week or seeing Anderson in my cash lineup. Bryce Petty targeted this guy over and over and over again in Week 13. If you’re going to roll with DJ and Bell, you need to find value.
- Rostering Dwayne Allen is chasing points, which is generally a rule breaker. The Tight End position is not appealing this week and I’m buying into the Colts passing game vs. a banged up Texans D.
- If you haven’t been paying attention, Malcolm Mitchell is putting together performances that absolutely make him a viable cash game option with Rob Gronkowski sidelined.
Week 14 DFS Lineup Number Two: DraftKings – Cash Games
- This is probably my favorite lineup of the two because of how strongly I feel about Kelley this week.
- Hilton has been elite as of late. No, not Joe Flacco elite and not even Eli Manning elite. He’s hot and you might as well benefit from this momentum before Luck gets hurt again.
- Dez is back and looks to have built some rapport with Dak. He shouldn’t be under 7K. I’ll take that price, thank you very much-0 Mr. robot-o at DraftKings.
- Ladarius Green will probably be the most owned non-RB this week. I’m okay with that given his upside. My only concern is how average Ben Roethlisberger is on the road.
Week 14 DFS Lineup Number One: FanDuel – Cash Games
- Tyler Boyd, Brandon LaFell, Andy Dalton and Jeremy Hill all have the dream matchup this week vs. Cleveland. I decided to play Boyd because I expect him to see the most targets. (Side note: Last night my apartment building caught on fire. I sent a picture to my friend, saying, “My apartment building is on fire.” He responded with, “You think that’s bad? I’m on my way to Cleveland”).
- I’m going back to the Vance McDonald well this week. I think Colin Kaepernick’s Week 13 was a fluke.
Week 14 DFS Lineup Number Two: FanDuel – Cash Games
- I would have liked to see more targets go the way of Tyrell Williams last week but the Panthers secondary is honestly just the WOAT. Williams could see just four targets and still give us 100 yards and a score.
- Mike Evans projects to be the number one WR this week for a ton of Fantasy experts. The New Orleans secondary is the Panthers secondaries of secondaries.
- C.J. Fiedorowitichzeschz or whatever has been a pleasant surprise for the Texans. The Colts defense is probably going to revert back to their porous selves this week. Fiedorowicz could easily get 50-plus receiving yards. Maybe he can also play quarterback.