Miss the playoffs in your season-long league? The Fantasy Football Ghost has got some DraftKings NFL cash plays to help raise your spirits!
I can’t be the only one surprised that Week 14 is already here. The good thing about this week is that fantasy playoffs usually begin this week so all of those owners that weren’t lucky enough to make it to the playoffs in their season-long leagues will be looking to soften that disappoint by plunging themselves into DFS for this week at the very least. There should be a lot of action to take advantage of this weekend.
A quick look back before he march forward: I posted a multiplier of 3.16 last week, well beyond the 2.5 times value we aim for every week, which should set us up nicely with some winnings that we can use to target our newly-widened player pool that just returned from a 13 week vacation. While they’ve been busy focused on a small subset of players, we’ve been fully exposed to the good and bad of the NFL, and we’ve been taking notes! Right? Let’s take advantage of this turkey shoot and make ourselves a nice Christmas bonus in Week 14 of DraftKings NFL cash games.
As a reminder, I will put forth a few players each week that I think you should work into your cash lineups. Some weeks I might only have a single player at a position, the next week I may have three, it is all going to depend on the strength of the slate, the values present on a given week and the matchups. The following week I will recap how my picks fared. A successful week will be determined by the players I suggest averaging 2.5 times their value, while an unsuccessful week will be an average under 2.5 times value.
Another quick reminder, much of the data presented in this piece can be found in Dave Caban’s Weekly Stat Explorer, found here. Check it out to keep on top of all the week’s key match ups!
DraftKings NFL Cash Plays for Week 14
Give me all the Drew Brees shares this week! Coming off an embarrassing loss to Dallas last week and with a long week to prepare for Tampa Bay, Brees is sailing into a dream matchup. The Buccaneers are allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Their defense is allowing an average of nearly 275 passing yards per game, the fifth-most in the league, and 2.3 passing touchdowns per game, the second-most in the NFL.
Brees, meanwhile, is averaging nearly 270 passing yards per game for the Saints, the tenth-most in the league, and 2.5 passing touchdowns per game, the third-highest average in the NFL. Tampa Bay also struggles in creating interceptions with only 0.6 secured per game, tying them for the fourth-least in the league. Brees is particularly stingy in this department with only 0.2 interceptions per game, tying him for the least thrown per game. The Saints are also eight point favorites, providing further evidence that Brees should be heavily considered this week.
Since taking over the reigns in Baltimore, Gus Edwards has been on an incredible tear, posting 315 rushing yards and a touchdown over three games. He will head to Kansas City on Sunday to face a Chiefs team dealing with a significant outside distraction. Even when at their best, the Kansas City defense has shown plenty of signs of being exploitable by opposing running backs. The Chiefs are giving up the second-most fantasy points to the position with only Cincinnati giving up more points. Kansas City is allowing 1.2 rushing touchdowns per game, putting them in a tie for the third-most allowed this season.
Baltimore is also scoring an average of 1.2 rushing touchdowns per game, tying them for the fourth-most in the NFL. The Ravens are also tied for the sixth-most rushing yards per game. With only a $4,500 price tag, Edwards screams value and needs only to hit 11.25 points to outperform the 2.5 times value mark we’ve set for ourselves in this column.