Every Sunday in the weekly fantasy chats, I get asked about my favorite plays of the week or who is my player pool that weekend for DFS.
This article series covers exactly that.
I will go through the players I am targeting as the tournament plays for all formats here. I will cover core players and games to target for stacks in other posts.
The idea is that this will paint a clearer picture of framing lineups.
Week 14 DFS Content:
It is not that all tournament players cannot be used in cash games. If a player here works out for your team structure in cash games surrounding your primary core, use them.
These players just come with some element of inherent risk, but they are the primary players I still want to be ahead of the field on compared to the percentage of rosters they are projected to make this weekend.
I will have some analysis on the player selections and game writeups, but check out the Week 14 Worksheet for a fully detailed breakdown of the players and games.
Lamar Jackson ($7,700 DraftKings/$8,000 FanDuel)
Jackson has been a front-end scorer just once over his past five games, but the main slate of the quarterbacks lacks overall ceiling capability, so Jackson stands out as one of the few options on the board that carries a 30-point upside.
Where the Rams have struggled that pertains to this matchup is against mobile quarterbacks.
They are 26th in rushing points allowed per game (4.2) to passers this season, allowing front-end rushing performances to Anthony Richardson (56 yards and a touchdown) and Jalen Hurts (72 yards and a touchdown) as well as allowing rushing scores to Brock Purdy, Kyler Murray, and Kenny Pickett.
Gardner Minshew ($5,400/$6,900)
Minshew is dirt cheap, and he has been in the top half of weekly quarterback scoring in four of his past six games.
The Colts are running a lot of offensive plays. As a result, Minshew has thrown the ball 36.6 times per game since taking over as the full-time starter in Week 6, which is sixth in the league over that span.
The Bengals have been a target for us this season for spike-week potential from any quarterback.
Cincinnati is allowing a league-high 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 12.4 yards per completion (31st).
When the Bengals have failed to pressure the opposing quarterback, they are allowing a 74.9% completion rate (27th) and 9.0 Y/A (32nd).