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2018 NFL DFS Picks Week 14


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2018 NFL DFS Picks Week 14

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Deshaun Watson vs Indianapolis Colts

DraftKings 5900
FanDuel 7800

The Texans have been undefeated since week 3 in no small part due to the play of Watson. And while their defense usually handles the bulk of the work, Andrew Luck has also been on a hot streak of his own (excluding last week). This might turn in to a small scale shootout with Watson having the easier defense to contend with.

Josh Allen vs New York Jets

DK 5500
FD 7400

Allen at this point in his career is a complete and total crapshoot. But let’s face it, he is on a roll and has a great matchup this week. The Jets had a pretty talented Secondary to start the year but they have been plagued by injury so far this season.

The real money for Allen, however, is his legs. We all know he has arm strength is on a ridiculous, even Mahomes-ish level. But his lack of receiving playmakers makes him limited to what we can reasonably expect from him this week.

Nick Mullens vs Denver Broncos

DK 4600
FD 6400

Mullens is exclusively a value play as his upside is limited. He looked very good last week, but now he’ll have Nick Chubb and Von Miller breathing down his neck. The reason I do like him this week is because of the Chris Harris injury limiting the Broncos secondary.

The pass rush can be as crazy as it gets and it won’t matter if guys are getting open immediately. And with the break out of Dante Pettis, we can trust that he’ll get some help no matter who they focus defensive attention on.

Running Backs

Phillip Lindsay @ San Francisco 49ers

DraftKings 6300
FanDuel 7900

Lindsay needs no further explanation. I told you to play him last week and he has a less appealing but still great matchup this week.

The reason I felt the need to mention him again was the Sanders injury. Lindsay’s role has been limited to primarily rushing, not that it limited his production much. But now he has a chance to absorb some of the vacated targets.

Chris Thompson vs New York Giants

DK 5400
FD 5600

Thompson is a PPR hero when healthy and we all know it. Mark Sanchez is running the show for Washington which is scary for everyone, but great for the check-down receivers.

The Giants are missing Landon Collins this week so their defense as a whole has taken a massive hit.

Justin Jackson vs Cincinnati Bengals

DK 3800
FD 4500

If you watched the Chargers play the Steelers, you know two things. Justin Jackson looked like the better runner, and the Steelers were offsides.

Of all of the cheaper starting options due to injuries, Jackson, in my opinion, has the best opportunity to succeed. Cincinnati is not a good defense. They have a ton of injuries to deal with and really aren’t equipped to handle this offense.

They also aren’t particularly equipped to beat this defense. Meaning there will be plenty of opportunity for running the ball.

Wide Receivers

Amari Cooper vs Philadelphia Eagles

DraftKings 6600
FanDuel 6900

Cooper has brought life back to the otherwise abandoned passing game in Dallas. I’m as skeptical as anybody when it comes to his stability week to week, but his matchup this week is as good as any.

The Eagles are banged up in their secondary and their defense is best equipped to stop the run. So Cooper should be a focal point in the offense.

Chris Godwin vs New Orleans Saints

DK 4900
FD 5600

Last week I suggested Humphries and he did pretty well. This week in what is likely to be a shootout, it will be all hands on deck to take on the Saints.

Lattimore will have his hands full with Mike Evans, but Godwin and Humphries will likely be running wild again. I don’t like Winston at his cost this week, but the offense as a whole will likely be good.

Keke Coutee vs Indianapolis Colts

DK 4400
FD 5600

Coutee has been effective when healthy but not necessarily great in any given week since his debut. If he is active and playing I expect him to exceed his cost in a great matchup against the Colts.

The Colts aren’t as bad as they have been in years past. But their top talents will be chasing around Deandre Hopkins all night. Darius Leonard should create enough problems in the run game that check-down and high completion passes will be a necessity.

Tight Ends

Eric Ebron @ Houston Texans

DraftKings 5700
FanDuel 6400

Ebron still doesn’t cost as much as the elite tight ends, but he has the chance to put up numbers like one. Tyran Mathieu is likely to give him some issues but Ebron has unrivaled volume lately. His 23 targets exceed Zach Ertz‘ over the past two games.

Luck makes magic happen, and if you can excuse last week this Colts offense has been quite good. Ebron will likely put up his usual stat line of a handful of catches for decent yards and a touchdown. Just be sure to check the injury reports come Sunday morning.

Dan Arnold @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DK 2500
FD 4000

The Saints put up 40 points last time they played the Bucs, and there’s no reason to believe they can’t do it again. Arnold has a lot of competition for catches especially with no noteworthy corners to stop Mike Thomas.

However, he has had at least two targets for a month straight. And has as good an opportunity as any fringe receivers on the Saints to score touchdowns. He is a good tournament play if you want a discount at the TE position.

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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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