Fantasy Football Today - fantasy football rankings, cheatsheets, and information
A Fantasy Football Community!

Create An Account  |  Advertise  |  Contact      

Andrew Swanson | Archive | Email |
Staff Writer

DFS Targets for Week 14

Note: Salary amounts are DraftKings pricing


H2H/Cash - Aaron Rodgers vs. Washington- $6,800

With four passing touchdowns last week on the road against the New York Giants, Aaron Rodgers proved to be one of the better cash game plays of Week 13. Look for a similar performance this week at home against a Redskins team that ranks 11th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. The only concern here for Rodgers is a negative game script created by the Green Bay defense creating defensive scores against rookie Dwayne Haskins. While this is a concern, I think Washington will look to run a ton on the Packers and will find some success with Derrius Guice, forcing Rodgers to continue to throw most of the game.

Other options to consider - Matt Ryan vs. Carolina & Tom Brady vs. Kansas City

GPP - Ryan Tannehill vs. Oakland - $5,800

Tannehill at home against an Oakland defense that gives up the third-most points to opposing quarterbacks is my favorite play of the week at the position. Tannehill has at least two touchdowns in each of his last three games, and his legs give him an added dimension as a threat to score a rushing touchdown. Tannehill is playing like Dolphins fans always wanted him to play, and the Titans are a sneaky good offense with him under center.

Other options to consider - Baker Mayfield vs. Cincinnati & Ryan Fitzpatrick @ NY Jets

Fade - Drew Brees vs. San Francisco- $5,900

Brees has been a solid play at home this season against subpar defenses like Carolina and Arizona, but he faces arguably the best defense in the NFL this week and could be in line for a rough day. Save the $100 and play Tannehill at home against the Raiders.

Nick Chubb

Running Backs

H2H/Cash - Nick Chubb vs. Cincinnati- $8,000

Chubb was a fade last week on the road against a stout Pittsburgh run defense that has shut down most opposing running backs this season. This week’s matchup against the Bengals is on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to difficulty level, as the Bengals have allowed 14 different players to reach double-digit fantasy points this season in 12 games. I like both Kareem Hunt and Chubb in this game to score well, with a nod toward Chubb based on the fact that I think he is going to get around 25 carries and could post his best game of the season since his three-touchdown game against the Ravens.

Other options to consider - Derrick Henry vs. Oakland & Melvin Gordon @ Jacksonville

GPP - James White vs. Kansas City - $5,500

The Chiefs have been a much better run defense as of late with the return of Chris Jones to the middle of the defensive line. This game projects to be a fairly high scoring matchup, and the Texans gave the Chiefs the blueprint on limiting Julian Edelman with a double team and forcing the other wide receivers on the Patriots to make a play. If that happens again, look for Brady to hone in on his other trusty underneath option with James White out of the backfield garnering a ton of targets.

Other options to consider - Alexander Mattison vs. Detroit & Leonard Fournette vs. LA Chargers

Fade - Dalvin Cook vs. Detroit - $9,500

A fully healthy Cook would be the smash play of the week at home against the Lions. But with a possible negative game script in play with the Lions rolling out a rookie quarterback and head coach Mike Zimmer limiting his touches for fear of making his injured shoulder worse, I would avoid Cook this week.

Wide Receivers

H2H/Cash - Stefon Diggs vs. Detroit - $7,600

Diggs struggled to the tune of four receptions for 25 yards and no touchdowns last week against the Seahawks. While the production was not there, he did receive nine targets and should get a similar target share this week against a far worse defense in the Lions. Look for Diggs to bounce back this week with a similar performance to what he put up against the Broncos when he posted five catches for 125 yards and a score.

Other options to consider - Chris Godwin vs. Indianapolis & Calvin Ridley vs. Carolina

GPP - James Washington @ Arizona - $6,000

Washington is on a hot streak with an average of 22 fantasy points in his last two games. This week’s matchup against the Cardinals is a plus-plus matchup that should afford him the opportunity to continue his solid play. JuJu Smith-Schuster looks to be out once again, leaving Washington as the main receiving threat for Duck Hodges.

Other options to consider - Zach Pascal @ Tampa Bay & Robby Anderson vs. Miami

Fade - Tyreek Hill vs. New England - $8,100

The injuries to the running back corps for the Chiefs lead me to believe that Bill Belichick will devote even more of his resources to stop the passing game for Kansas City, including giving Stephon Gilmore more help than usual on Tyreek Hill. Sure, Hill is the type of player who can bust a big touchdown score at any point in the game, but I’d rather look elsewhere in a week where there are a ton of good options.

Tight End

H2H/Cash - Jack Doyle @ Tampa Bay - $4,600

The Bucs are the third-worst team in the league at stopping tight ends and Doyle has become a focal point in the offense as of late with injuries to the wide receiving corps and with Eric Ebron placed on IR.

Other options to consider - Hunter Henry @ Jacksonville

GPP - Mike Gesicki @ NY Jets - $4,000

This game has the makings of a shootout, and I want a piece of the action where I can get it. Gesicki is averaging seven targets per game over his last three contests and continues to gain more favor from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the passing offense. If you need a low-cost tight end with huge upside, Gesicki is your play.

Other options to consider - Ryan Griffin vs. Miami

Fade - Jared Cook vs. San Francisco - $4,200

Mark Andrews made me look like a fool last week when I recommended fading him against a Niners defense that ranked 32 in points allowed to tight ends. While it is possible Cook may do the same, I am avoiding him this week in favor of Doyle or Gesicki.

Defense & Special Teams

High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Packers ($4,000) vs. Redskins

Well Priced with Upside: 49ers ($2,700) @ Saints