Draftboard.com Week 14 NFL DFS Lineup Picks & Plays

Written By Nate Weitzer on December 8, 2017

Week 14 Draftboard.com NFL DFS Lineup Picks, Promo Code, and Strategy

Week 14 of NFL DFS is here, and everyone is looking to score the big money at Draftboard.com. Every week, we’ll bring you our top daily fantasy NFL picks divided into the top Cash plays, GPP options, and values for each position.

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Let’s talk a little more strategy. As with any daily fantasy sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, gameflow, and various other factors. This is important to remember when drafting a roster.

Best Week 14 NFL DFS Draftboard.com Plays & Picks


Top Play

Carson Wentz @ LAR ($9.5k)
This is a tough position at which to find a top play this week, unless you’re able to use Tom Brady ($10.2k) in contests that extend to Monday night. Last Sunday, Carson Wentz proved once again he has the talent to transcend tough matchups by topping 300 yards in an incredible performance at Seattle. That said, he lost a key fumble near the goal line to hurt his stats and his team’s chances. This week, he faces a solid Rams secondary, even if it’s ranked 30th in non-adjusted passing DVOA and hasn’t faced a QB with Wentz’s mobility since taking on Russell Wilson in Week 5.

Upside GPP Play

Derek Carr @ KC ($8.0k)
The Chiefs’ defense has been putrid lately, dropping five straight games. It’s hard to imagine that unit improving with top CB Marcus Peters suspended for throwing an official’s flag into the stands last Sunday. Derek Carr gets his best receiver back in Michael Crabtree and will likely see stacked boxes from a KC defense that can’t stop the run. He should be able to hit some big plays down the field in another potential shootout after topping 400 yards passing against the Chiefs in Week 7.

Value Play

Jimmy Garoppolo @ HOU ($7.8k)
Playing with a depleted set of weapons, Jimmy Garoppolo did well to complete 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards, setting up five field goals to down the Bears in his first start for the 49ers. Now, he faces a far worse defensive team in Houston, which is giving up the second-most FPPG (20.66) to opposing QBs this season. The Texans are reeling since Deshaun Watson’s unfortunate season-ending injury. Their struggling offense basically ensures Jimmy G and San Francisco’s offense will have plenty of opportunities to strike.

Running Backs

Top Play

Le’Veon Bell vs. BAL ($10.0k)
While he needed a miscommunication between Bengals defenders to score his sole TD on a 35-yard reception, Le’Veon Bell continued to churn out yardage as the most secure workhorse in the entire NFL. He’s averaging the fourth-most touches per game in league history and should be featured heavily against a Ravens team that ranks second in passing DVOA but has been inconsistent against the run.

Upside GPP Play

Marshawn Lynch @ KC ($5.7k)
Marshawn Lynch paid off as a great GPP play last week. He draws a much better matchup this Sunday at Kansas City. The Chiefs rank 31st in rushing DVOA and have coughed up 136.1 RuYPG over their last five contests. Lynch is suddenly seeing heavy usage as the Raiders are finally featuring the former Seahawk great. He’ll look to come up big in a battle for first place in the AFC West.

Value Play

Andre Ellington vs. SF ($3.6k)
The former Cardinals back is a candidate to get a lot of work if gameflow turns negative for Houston at home. And that’s actually probable with Jimmy Garoppolo turning the 49ers offense into a competent unit. Andre Ellington caught 5-of-6 targets for 56 yards against the Titans last Sunday and is playing as more of a slot back out of necessity since Bruce Ellington, Braxton Miller, Will Fuller, and C.J. Fiedorowicz are all dealing with injuries.


Wide Receivers

Top Play

Antonio Brown vs. BAL ($8.3k)
Once again, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown are elite plays as the main cogs in the Steelers’ lineup. Even in a tough matchup against Baltimore, AB is likely to thrive. He just toasted the Bengals for 101 yards and a TD despite the familiarity with those divisional rivals. Brown went for 181 yards and two TDs over two meetings with the Ravens last year. While he had a poor game against Baltimore earlier this season, he was notably open for a huge play, and Ben Roethlisberger missed him on 5-of-9 targets. Big Ben is playing much better at this juncture and is always more dangerous at home.

Upside GPP Play

Tyreek Hill vs. OAK ($5.8k)
This is a surprisingly low price tag for Tyreek Hill on DraftBoard after he went off for a career-high 185 yards last Sunday. Arguably the fastest player in the NFL, Hill burned the Raiders with 132 YFS and a TD in Week 7. He represents a nightmarish matchup for the Oakland’s plus-sized corners. Of course, Oakland ranks dead last in passing DVOA and couldn’t stop a nose bleed right now.

Value Play

Martavis Bryant vs. BAL ($3.5k)
He failed to produce (one catch for four yards) in last week’s win over Cincy, and now Martavis Bryant is a virtual must-play at his price tag, especially with JuJu Smith-Schuster suspended. Bryant has returned to a full-time role and nearly broke a couple of huge plays last Sunday night. It’s not as if he’s uninvolved. Like most divisional opponents, the Ravens will likely sell out to stop Antonio Brown, opening up more plays to Bryant in single coverage situations.

Tight Ends

Top Play

Travis Kelce vs. OAK ($6.6k)
Traivs Kelce is a no-brainer as the top TE option with Rob Gronkowski suspended and Zach Ertz (concussion) questionable to suit up in a tough matchup at the Rams. He’s facing a Raiders team that ranks dead last in passing DVOA and 27th against opposing TEs. Oakland has also given up the seventh-most receiving YPG (60.08) to the position this year.

Upside GPP Play

Evan Engram vs. DAL ($5.1k)
The Giants are worth targeting on a team-wide basis this week. They’ll look to rally after firing ineffective HC Ben McAdoo. Eli Manning is back under center, and he’s been frequently looking for Evan Engram, especially in the red zone. The Cowboys rank 25th in passing DVOA against opposing TEs, and Engram constitutes a mismatch for most linebackers.

Value Play

Hunter Henry @ WAS ($4.4k)
He came through as a value with 81 yards on seven receptions last week, and Hunter Henry draws another plus matchup this Sunday. Washington allows the third-most receiving YPG (67) to opposing TEs and ranks 20th in DVOA against the position. As for his usage, Henry played on 76 and 71 percent of offensive snaps the past two weeks.

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Nate Weitzer is a successful DFS player at DraftKings and FanDuel with numerous tournament wins in NBA and NFL contests. He's been writing about DFS for several years, specializing in NBA picks and advice while continuing to build his bankroll across the daily fantasy industry. When he's not playing DFS, Weitzer is often covering high school sports in the greater Boston area for outlets such as The Boston Globe, or playing basketball himself. Follow Nate on Twitter @Nweitzer7.

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