NFL DFS Week 14: Locks, Value, and CrackUm
A handy guide on who to play for Week 14 of Daily Fantasy Football.
We’re down to the final four full Sunday slates before the playoffs. Several teams are still alive and playing important football. For those teams out of it, watch out for some craziness from them. Last week was interesting, to say the least. Nick Foles was a huge swing and a miss, but DeVante Parker was home run. So, take a look at all the plays this week and get those lineups ready!
Lock: Deshaun Watson (FD:$7.7K/DK:$K). The Texans quarterback has been a lock nearly all season, and that does not change in this week’s matchup. As of late, the Broncos have been giving the eighth-most points up to the quarterback position, and that trend will continue here. Expect three touchdowns and 250 total yards from Watson this week.
Value: Jacoby Brissett (FD:$7.4K/DK:$K). Everyone knows how bad the Buccaneers defense is against the quarterback position (unless your name is Nick Foles, thanks). Expect the Colts to expose those issues this weekend. Brissett has been pretty decent this year, and this will be one of his better games — three touchdowns and 350 yards.
Lock: Nick Chubb (FD:$7.9K/DK:$K). Chubb has a matchup against the worst rush defense in the NFL. Yes, he is coming off a game in which he did not post spectacular numbers. However, when you have a perfect matchup and price, that makes it even easier on the eyes. It’s hard to pass up. He will break out for 120 yards and two touchdowns this weekend.
Value: Derrius Guice (FD:$6.3K/DK:$K). This is what the Redskins have been wanting from their young running back since drafting him in 2018. Unfortunately, he has battled several injuries in his short career already. Last week against a subpar Panthers rush defense, he had his best game yet. This week, he faces a Packers rush defense that is actually worse than Carolina’s. We should at least see a repeat of last week, if not better.
Lock: DeAndre Hopkins (FD:$8.3K/DK:$K). Top-end money wide receivers have been sketchy at times this season. However, Hopkins has been one of the most consistent ones. This matchup might seem a little bit tougher for the Texans, but Hopkins will see the same amount of targets he normally does. This time, he will post eight total catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.
Value: Zach Pascal (FD:$6.1K/DK:$K). We’re pairing Pascal up with his quarterback here. Pascal and even Jack Doyle are going to be the main passing targets for the Colts from here on out. It’s nice to see a number one wide receiver for a pass-heavy team at such a low price. This has the value tag all over it. Look for around seven catches, 90 yards, and a touchdown.
Lock: George Kittle (FD:$6.7K/DK:$K). It’s been a rough few weeks for the monster of the 49ers, but this is finally the week to lock him in, as we know he is going to be fully back and ready to go. The 49ers are still fighting for their division title, which will be motivation for rolling with their best player when they need him the most. That player is their star tight end. Lock him in for ten catches, 130 yards, and a touchdown.
Value: Ryan Griffin (FD:$5.6K/DK:$K). The targets will be there for Griffin. The Jets face the Dolphins, who seem to not want to fade away as of late. Because of that, the Jets will continue to throw the ball. The one thing that will really help Griffin this week is finding the back of the end zone. The yardage won’t be amazing, but five catches for 60 yards and a touchdown seems realistic.
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Davante Adams (FD:$8.4K/DK:$K). Adams is a player that is absolutely on fire since returning from injury. He’s pretty much guaranteed ten-plus targets every game. The touchdowns will continue this week. Additionally, the Packers face the Washington Redskins. Yes, they are coming off a win, but walking into Lambeau Field is no small task. Adams is the only other top-tier, big money receiver that can be trusted this week, even more than Hopkins. Except Adams to have a 100-yard game with another two touchdowns. He has not had a 100-yard game in two weeks, but that production will return this week.
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