Good! Week 13 got us back on track. Thanks to a bunch of value, great running backs and the legend known as Gardner Minshew, we’ve seen the cash line soar to 168 in cash games and even more in GPP. I would like to quickly say hello to Antonio Gibson and DraftKings. Gibson and the Washington football team are on fire after winning four straight games. During that time, Gibson averaged 27 touches per game. His 26 red zone opportunities are also second in the past four weeks, just behind Jonathan Taylor. Now I would like to yell at DraftKings because they only increased his salary by $ 300! I understand it will probably be popular at its price of $ 6,000, but we need free points in DFS.
Either way, let’s go for Week 14. Again, we’re looking at an 11-game main roster with four teams in reserve: Colts, Eagles, Dolphins, Patriots. For now, we’re only looking at one game with a total of over 50 points – the Bills and Buccaneers at 53.5. We also have two double-digit games with the Broncos -10 hosting the Lions and the -10 Chargers hosting the Giants. It’s a main roster that will be without Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp and Kyler Murray as each of these teams play prime time on Sunday or Monday night. It’s not every week that your first decision starts with the quarterback position, but I think it does this week given the unique value available.
How to handle the quarterback position
Obviously, the Bills-Bucs quarterbacks will own it, and rightly so. Josh Allen and Tom Brady are both awesome, and that should be a high profile affair. What changes the quarterback’s ownership this week are the two cheaper rush options at Taysom Hill and Cam Newton. Each has their faults, but their rapid rise, matchups, and touchdown capital make both viable in DFS this week. Hill is dealing with a mallet finger, which will certainly affect his ability to pass. It’s not like he’s great in this department to begin with. That’s not what we want Hill for, though. This is the precipitous climb. Even with four interceptions in Week 13, he ran for 101 yards. Hill gets the Jets this week, a defense allowing the most rushing touchdowns and the third most rushing yards in the NFL. I will do the same for Newton. His bottom is a little lower because we saw him off the bench in Week 12. Newton has played three games with the Panthers this season, scoring a rushed touchdown in each. Christian McCaffrey is out for the season, which will hurt Newton’s pass production but potentially help him rush. Hill or Newton is viable in gambling, although I favor Hill.
Mike McClure revealed he was interested in stacking Hill with Alvin Kamara on Fantasy Football Today DFS.
âIf I play Taysom Hill, I probably stack it with Alvin Kamara because we know the two are going to runâ¦ When you stack them both it doesn’t scream obvious value at $ 7,900, but when you stack them with a price tag of $ 5,600, all of a sudden, that becomes quite appropriate. “
Of course, it’s also a big week for the stacks. We have the aforementioned Bills-Bucs set as well as other stallions at the post of Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott. Maybe I’m using the term stud a bit loosely with this trio, but we know what each is capable of. With Jackson and Mahomes in particular, they’ve been staring into the distance for about a month. Either way, this is a must-see AFC North game for Jackson, and Mahomes’ last big game was against that Raiders defense. Below you’ll find my favorite week 14 stacks.
Who to target for the ball carrier
Why can’t every week look like week 13? There were so many running backs to target at the time of writing last week and then another became available in Sony Michel. So. Many. Value. This is not the case here in week 14, at least not yet. There are two clear levels to the position which involve spending all the way to the top or reaching the middle level. Let’s start at the top. For the same reason that we’re targeting Hill, Kamara spends a fair amount on this post. We know the game is amazing, but on top of that, both Mark Ingram and Ty Montgomery have been placed on the COVID roster. This leaves Kamara all alone in that backfield with the best possible game you can have. He also only has $ 7,900 on DraftKings, the lowest salary he has had all season. Here are my three favorite expenses at the post this week.
I yelled at Gibson upstairs. Now you know the reasons why he plays a big role here in week 14. Instead, let’s talk about Josh Jacobs. The first and foremost reason for targeting Jacobs is that he has the backfield to himself. Kenyan Drake is out for the season and Jalen Richard is on the COVID list. Then you look at Jacobs’ recent use and realize he’s just a great piece, whatever. He has a 16% target share since Week 9 and hit a high of nine goals last week. The biggest hurdle for Jacobs could be the flow of play if the Raiders fall behind the Chiefs. Even if that happens, I would expect him to be on the pitch catching passes like he did in Week 14.
Here are my three favorite targets in the midrange:
Let’s show some love to the tight end position.
What to do at the tight end
Once you reach this point in your alignment, you will have an idea of ââwho you can afford on the tight end. Either you have one in your roster as part of a stack (Kelce, Gronkowski, Andrews, Knox) ââor you are looking for value. I will stress that if Deebo Samuel is out, I have absolutely no problem going back to George Kittle as the only one in this game. Obviously, we can’t expect that massive production from last week, but it’s clear that he has as many advantages as anyone in this job. Outside of Kittle, Andrews is my favorite among these high end options. He scored 4-65-1 against the Browns just two weeks ago.
When it comes to value options, I like Gerald Everett and Austin Hooper. Everett had one of the biggest blunders you’ll never see last week, but he’s got a great game against the Texans. He also has a target share of 21% since Russell Wilson returned from injury. As for Hooper, David Njoku is on the COVID list and Harrison Bryant has already been kicked out. Browns like to use their ends tight. The problem is usually that three of them are active and running routes. Hooper should be viable this week now that he’s alone.
Here is a single entry GPP lineup that I have already created for week 14:
- Tom Brady, $ 7,600
- Alvin Kamara, $ 7,900
- Antonio Gibson, $ 6,000
- Chris Godwin, $ 7,100
- Amari Cooper, $ 5,900
- Joshua Palmer, $ 3,000
- Dawson Knox, $ 5,000
- Jamison Crowder, $ 4,700
- Panthers DST, $ 2,800