DFS Tournament Game Breakdown 2019 Week 14

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak


Sam Darnold, New York Jets

Since his Week 8 dud against Jacksonville, Sam Darnold has been quietly crushing. In his five games since, Darnold is averaging 267.4 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game. Those games have come exclusively come against horrible opponents. Luckily, that's the perfect sample to draw on when looking forward to his next opponent, the Miami Dolphins.

The best part about playing the Dolphins in the second half of this season has been their offense under Ryan Fitzpatrick. The veteran has gotten the start in every game since Week 7 and Miami is averaging 22.6 points per game.

Before that, the Phins averaged 8.4 points per game. Facing Miami are the magic words to start any stack.

Running Back

Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets

Like my grandpappy used to say: they don't make Le'Veon Bells like they used to anymore. He's had a quiet season since joining the Jets but Miami would be the team to turn that around.

The Dolphins haven't seen opposing teams target their backs often but they have been crushed by receiving backs when you look at their efficiency. Those backs average 7.5 yards per target on an 84.4% catch rate. Both marks are bottom-three for a defense.

Bell is still getting significant work as a receiver too. His 35 targets and 86 air yards since Darnold's return are 8th and 4th respectively.

Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars

There's no better way to get tons of touches at low ownership than by rostering Leonard Fournette. He's been one of the most-used backs in the league by a wide margin:
  • 23.8 touches per game - 2nd
  • 6.8 targets per game - 4th
  • 4.1 red zone touches per game - 3rd

Because Fournette has been on the wrong side of touchdown variance, people are hesitant to roster him. He's been under 8% owned in the large-field GPP's on DraftKings for three consecutive weeks. Get your touches at an ownership discount with Uncle Lenny.

Wide Receiver

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Julian Edelman has been the only constant in the New England offense all year. He's been targeted double-digit times in every game since Week 5. He leads the league with 83 targets over that span. Edelman also leads the league in red zone targets on the entire season at 18.

This week he and the Pats host the Kansas City Chiefs in a game with a 48.5-point total, the highest mark of the slate by 1.5 points.

You can soak up as much of the best game as possible through Edleman.

Robby Anderson, New York Jets

Robby Anderson is simply one of the best value plays this week. The fact that he isn't going to be particularly chalky and that he fits into our Jets stack is just gravy.

Anderson has come on as a premier deep target over the past three weeks, regaining the role that made him a smashing tournament option multiple times last season. His market share of air yards over the past three weeks is 36%, 11th among receivers who've played multiple games in that span.

No player exemplifies a tournament receiver more than Anderson and he gets a great matchup versus the terrible Miami secondary this week.

Tight End

Hunter Henry, LA Chargers

After suffering a knee injury in Week 1 that kept him sidelined for four games, Hunter Henry has come back with a vengeance.

Since Week 6, Henry is third among tight ends at 52 targets and first with 535 air yards. He's second in total fantasy points since his return. This hasn't translated into spike games though. Henry has peaked at 15.7 PPR points after his Week 6 explosion.

Fournette/Henry as a high-volume secondary stack is a great option.


Cincinnati Bengals

The Browns offense has turned the ball over 20 times, good for 9th in the league. Baker Mayfield is 8th in the league in sacks at 20 too. Cincinnati is the 3rd-lowest price defense on DraftKings and the 7th-lowest on Fanduel.

As a road dog, they don't meet the traditional criteria for a defense, but they're cheap. That will allow you to pay up for multiple studs on a slat where it's very hard to do just that.