Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 14 DraftKings
Week 14 Main Slate (13 Games)
Dak Prescott vs. Eagles ($5,600)
Amari Cooper has been a revitalization to the Cowboys offense and consequently it has helped Dak Prescott significantly. Prescott will get a bottom of the barrel Eagles secondary. He’s rushed for a touchdown three out of the last four weeks, including a rushing touchdown against the Eagles week 10. A Cowboys stack with Ezekiel Elliot and Amari Cooper could be a winning week 14 strategy. He’s only thrown one interception since week 6. Prescott can be used in tournaments and cash games.
Nick Mullens vs. Broncos ($4,600)
Let me be clear, it’s a pass happy league and there are about 15 QB’s we can use any given week. That being said, Nick Mullens is going to be slinging the rock a ton week 14. Matt Breida has been ruled out and Broncos top corner back Chris Harris will also be out. Mullens completed 30-of-48 passes at Seattle week 13 for 414 yards and two touchdowns. Stacking Mullens with Dante Pettis and/or George Kittle will make an extremely low owned, affordable stack. Kittle will be popular on his own. Use Mullens in cash games with Pettis and you’ll be able to afford three of the top running backs on the slate.
Jaylen Samuels @ Raiders ($3,700)
The Steelers backfield in 2018 has been a whirlwind of emotions and it continues week 14 when converted tight end Jaylen Samuels is expected to carry the load in place of the injured, emerging star James Conner. The fifth-round pick will face the Raiders worst ranked run defense that is allowing 153 yards per game on the ground. The Steelers are heavy favorites and Samuels is basically a free square in DFS. He’s going to have to be the short term solution and almost 30 year old Stevan Ridley is not the answer. He’ll be popular but he is a cap saver to help us spend on our rosters elsewhere.
Jeff Wilson Jr. vs. Broncos ($3,800)
2018 hasn’t worked out the way Kyle Shanahan has expected it to for the 49ers, particularly with their backfield. Wilson had 15 carries week 13 for 61 yards and caught 8-of-9 targets for 73 yards. He should have close to 20 touches week 14 against a Broncos run defense that is giving up 122 yards per game on the ground. Alfred Morris is likely be active and we’ll see some form of committee but Wilson should be active in the passing game.
Chris Godwin vs. Saints ($4,900)
Adam Humphries vs. Saints ($4,900)
DeSean Jackson has been ruled OUT week 14 and that will continue to free up targets for Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries. Humphries is the same price as Godwin and feels safer in cash games, where as Godwin appears to have the upside of a tournament winner. The opportunity is now for Godwin and there are plenty of football minds that think his future will be bright. Vegas has the Bucs/Saints game with the highest O/U on the week (55.5). Humphries has scored in three straight weeks and the Saints are ranked at the bottom in pass defense. It would behoove anyone playing DFS to have plenty of exposure to this game.
Courtland Sutton @ 49ers ($4,500)
Opportunity is the name of the game in fantasy football and Courtland Sutton is finding himself heading into week 14 the Broncos number one wideout. He has found that opportunity with Demaryius Thomas now in Houston and Emmanuel Sanders done for the season due to an injury. Sutton caught 4-of-7 targets week 13 for 85 yards and a touchdown. The Broncos/49ers will be a sneaky and affordable game to stack. On the other side rookie Dante Pettis should also be peppered with targets. We haven’t seen much from Sutton yet, but he makes a fine cash game or tournament play at his price point.
Bonus: Zay Jones, Dante Pettis
Vance McDonald @ Raiders ($3,800)
If there were a mascot for the sea of mediocrity it would probably look similar to Big Vance McDonald. Efficient enough production to get us by week to week without impressing anyone. The Steelers will fly 3,000 miles to play the Raiders where they are heavy favorites and allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends. It’s been a career year so far for big Vance and without James Conner someone is going to have to fill the void on offense. He has a 71.4% catch rate so far this season. He’s a terrific cash game tight end week 14.
David Njoku vs. Panthers ($3,900)
It’s been an up and down season for the youngster David Njoku from a fantasy angle but all arrows are pointing upwards for his future in becoming one the leagues best tight ends. He has a dreamy matchup against a Panthers team week 14 that has allowed more touchdowns to tight ends than any other team. He can’t be trusted in cash games but he is a fantastic tournament play at his price point.
Texans vs. Colts ($2,600)
The Texans have five interceptions, three defensive fumble recoveries, thirteen sacks and two touchdowns over the last four weeks. They are a scary unit that is making plays all over the field. They’ll get Andrew Luck and the Colts at home in a spot where they are fine in cash games and having tremendous upside for tournaments.