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Joe 2 Pro: Week 13 Recap and Week 14 Plays

This article is simple. I primarily run down my entire cash game thought process for the week. I won’t list plays for the sake of listing them. If I know early in the week which guy I am starting at QB, he’s the only guy I’ll mention.

I’m going to list my whole player pool at each position. Then I will write up the one guy at each position I feel the most strongly about. Think of the first article as a rough draft. As news happens throughout the week, I’ll post an updated player pool on Friday or Saturday.

NOTE: PLAYERS ADDED TO MY PLAYER POOL ON FRIDAY/SATURDAY WILL BE IN RED.

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Week 13 went pretty well overall. With Jordan Matthews ruled out, I decided to go value heavy at WR in order to get to Le’Veon Bell and David Johnson. I was originally on Marquess Wilson, but once weather concerns came and Marvin Jones was ruled out, that put me on Anquan Boldin over Wilson. Drew Brees was a major disappointment, but he was so heavily owned in cash games that it didn’t matter.

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With 72 percent ROI in Week 13, I was able to recover a little bit from my three-week slump. I’m back in the black overall on the season and that’s what is important. Hopefully, I can gain some momentum and finish these last four weeks strong. I’ve definitely encountered more bumps in the road this season than I anticipated.

Week 14 Plays

Quarterbacks

To be honest, there isn’t one glaring play at QB this week. Sometimes that can happen. If you’re trying to jam in Johnson and Bell, you’ll likely need to go cheap at QB, if you don’t roster someone like Robby Anderson. If this is the case, I am looking at Carson Palmer (MIA 28th in aFPA against QBs), or Eli Manning. Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Kirk Cousins are all a wash for me, it just depends on how your roster construction pans out. 

  • Andrew Luck
  • Andy Dalton
  • Jameis Winston
  • Tyrod Taylor – Truth be told, I hate rostering Taylor as a DFS quarterback. He rarely throws more than 28 pass attempts, he has thrown for less than 200 yards in eight games this season, the Bills have scored a league-low 32 percent of their offensive touchdowns via the pass (which gives them a league-high 68 percent scored by the run), and he has nine games with one or less touchdown pass. The Steelers also rank fifth in aFPA against QBs and 11th in pass DVOA. Okay, I may have just talked myself out of Tyrod, but I already wrote all of this so I am just going to leave it in here. Taylor is fine for $5400 on DraftKings if you’re really looking to save in a week absent of value at the time of this writing. His rushing gives him a smidge higher floor; he won’t win you any DFS weeks, but he also may not kill you. There is no glaring QB play for me at the moment. I will have it posted on my Friday/Saturday update.
  • Carson Palmer
  • Eli Manning
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Russell Wilson

Running Backs

  • David Johnson
  • Le’Veon Bell – Much like last week, I am praying that some value opens up and I can jam in two of Bell, Johnson, or Elliott. If I can’t, I am likely going with Bell for the discount. They are each vital pieces to their team’s offense. The one key difference is David Johnson has eight more red zone opportunities than Bell in the last six weeks. These main three RBs have such high floors and ceilings, you can’t go wrong either way. It may come down to your own personal roster construction versus mine. Not having at least one of these guys is a mistake, though.
  • Ezekiel Elliott
  • DeMarco Murray
  • Frank Gore
  • Jeremy Hill

Wide Receivers

  • Odell Beckham
  • Mike Evans
  • T.Y. Hilton
  • Tyrell Williams
  • Golden Tate
  • Sammy Watkins
  • Emmanuel Sanders
  • Tyler Boyd
  • Brandon LaFell
  • Cameron Meredith
  • Pierre Garcon – Garcon is one of the value plays that sticks out to me. Over the last six weeks, Jamison Crowder and Garcon are tied with 53 targets (19 percent MS) and Garcon has seen seven or more targets in five of the last six games. In the five games he has at least seven targets, he also has double-digit DraftKings points.
  • Dontrelle Inman
  • Taylor Gabriel (If Sanu is out)
  • Robby Anderson

Tight Ends

Once again, I am not sold on any TE for Week 14. These are the four options I am currently looking at, but I don’t have a strong opinion on any of them. I mentioned in one of my recaps that one of my weaknesses has been rostering low-ceiling TEs, so naturally I mention Jason Witten…. It’s difficult to have a strong opinion this early in the week on one of the most volatile positions. Check back in for my update.

  • Jimmy Graham
  • Delanie Walker
  • Jason Witten
  • Vernon Davis (If Jordan Reed is out)
  • Cameron Brate – Brate may be my TE of choice for Week 14. He ranks second on the team in targets behind Mike Evans, and he has just one less red zone target the Evans. Brate has four touchdowns in his last six games. 

Defense

  • Atlanta
  • San Francisco
  • Cincinnati

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