Well if you stopped by for my advice last week, you could have made yourself some money as my team finished in the top 12% of lineups on Draft Kings last week, meaning I was able to double my stake. Four of my starting lineup got the all-important fire symbol, with Aaron Rodgers (23.5 points), David Montgomery (27.1 points), Justin Jefferson (30.3 points), and my value play Keke Coutee (25.1 points) driving the success. I also had solid returns from Nick Chubb, Robert Tonyan and Cam Akers, with only two misses as DK Metcalf (13 points) and the Bears DST (3 points) underperforming and preventing a bigger return.
We go again this week, and here is my Week 14 Draft Kings Sunday main slate lineup and the reasons why I’m picking them this week.
QB: Aaron Rodgers @ Detroit Lions ($7500)
I’m back on Rodgers this week despite the $700 salary increase. The match up vs the Lions is a favorable one as they are 26th in points allowed to quarterbacks, but Rodgers is playing that well he’s going to be in the mix every week for the rest of the season.
RB: David Montgomery vs Houston Texans ($6500)
Another player I’m back on this week after his best fantasy performance of the season last week against the Lions. The match up this week against the Texans is somehow even more favorable as Houston allows the most fantasy points per game to running backs. A bargain price for a player on the rise.
RB: Wayne Gallman vs Arizona Cardinals ($5700)
Gallman has been super steady in recent weeks as the Giants have fought their way to the top of the NFC East, averaging 15.4 points in his last six starts and no fewer than 13.2 points. He led the NFL in rushing last week and should continue to see the workload in the Giants backfield. Now if Alfred Morris could not steal his goal line work as well, that would be great.
WR: Davante Adams @ Detroit Lions ($9300)
Not much to say here. Adams and Rodgers are a formidable pair and Adams’ 26.5 PPG this season leads the league by an absolute mile. I’m counting on this stack to pay off big time this week.
WR: Marvin Jones Jr. vs Green Bay Packers ($5800)
With Kenny Golladay set to miss a seventh straight game, Jones should continue to see double digit targets in a game the Lions are likely to be playing from behind in. That sort of volume should translate in fantasy points and that’s why Jones gets a slot this week.
WR: Collin Johnson vs Tennessee Titans ($3600)
Johnson is my value play of the week as he is becoming the Jaguars number one receiver in recent weeks. Facing a Titans pass defense in the bottom five in fantasy points allowed to receivers, I’m picking Johnson to continue his upward trend in his rookie season.
TE: Robert Tonyan @ Detroit Lions ($4200)
Adding to the stack with Rodgers and Adams, Tonyan has touchdowns in each of his last three games and should be favored to do so again this week.
FLEX: Russell Gage @ Los Angeles Chargers ($4500)
Gage was in my lineup even before Julio Jones was ruled out of this week’s match up with the Chargers. With Julio now missing, Gage becomes great value in the flex in my lineup and should build on his season high 15.1 point return this week in a favorable match up.
DST: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings ($2900)
I’m looking for upside in my DST slot this week and feel the Bucs are in a good spot coming off their bye to deliver that. The Vikings offense has been firing, but the Bucs remain a top run defense and if they can slow down Dalvin Cook, they can then get after Kirk Cousins and add to his league-leading interception tally.
Who are your top plays in DFS for Week 14? Let me know in the comments.