With only four weeks left in the regular NFL season, there’s no reason to slow down. These are the playoffs for DFS players. With others feeling discouraged, worn down, underwhelmed, or broke—this is the perfect opportunity to ramp up our game and dig deeper for the final stretch of the football season. There will be just as much money given out this weekend as any other, and we know more now than we ever have about each player, team, and matchup. We can’t sit idly by while others rake in the dough. It’s time to get hungry, because we’re about to get fed.
This week’s value lineup consists of players that are all “usable” for cash games. We scoured each site to compile the players with the lowest salaries that we would feel comfortable starting in a large-pool 50/50 tournament. Some of these names are riskier than others, but they all have improved circumstances from last week and have floors higher than 1x value. This means any TDs, long receptions, breakaway runs, or forced turnovers would solidify our lineups and provide a sufficient ROI.
As always, we’ve provided a confidence meter of 1-5 to help with player comparisons and last-minute swaps.
Week 14 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Value Lineup
Blaine Gabbert | $10,000 | 4 – The 49ers have looked much better offensively since Gabbert became the starting QB. He has posted cash-value numbers in four straight weeks. The 49ers travel to Cleveland this week, where starting QBs have had excellent fantasy success. Gabbert can post solid numbers with RB Shaun Draughn, WR Anquan Boldin, and TE Vance McDonald. Plus, he ran for 75 yards last week.
Juwan Thompson | $5,000 | 3* – The Broncos have leaned heavily on their running backs since Brock Osweiler became the starting QB. Heach coach Gary Kubiak wants to pound the rock at home, and should have success against the Raiders this weekend. RB Ronnie Hillman will get the start, but he’s on a snap count, so Thompson has 10-15 touch potential—including goal line work.
*C.J. Anderson (ankle) could be active in this game. If so, Thompson is not a cash game option.
Spencer Ware | $6,400 | 3 – The Kansas City Chiefs appear to be playoff bound and are hosting the (Los Angeles-bound) San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are last in the league in yards allowed to opposing RBs. Ware might not get the first snap of the game, but he’s clearly the goal-line back in Kansas City. The Chiefs should win easily, so there could be extra carries to go around in the second half.
Javontee Herndon | $5,000 | 2 – Herndon’s value is tied to the Chargers injury report. If WRs Steve Johnson and Dontrelle Inman miss this weekend’s game, Herndon will be slotted in as the WR1. Any starting WR in the NFL has value when their QB is Philip Rivers. It’s a tough matchup against the Chiefs on the road, but for the site minimum, Herndon is usable. His ceiling isn’t much higher than his floor.
Keshawn Martin | $5,000 | 3 – The Patriots have to be embarrassed and pissed off after last week’s home loss to the Eagles. Tom Brady has struggled without Rob Gronkowski, but Martin has come through a few times already this year. With Brandon LaFell’s drop issues, and Danny Amendola’s health, Martin should see a few targets. Martin is facing the Texans for the first time since they traded him.
Seth Roberts | $5,100 | 1 – Derek Carr, Michael Crabtree, and Amari Cooper won’t be in any of our lineups this week. The Raiders travel to Denver to face the league’s toughest defensive unit. This could be a low-scoring game with a ton of turnovers, but Roberts has the best matchup and could be the focal point for this week’s game plan. The best way to attack Denver’s secondary is with WR3s.
Luke Willson | $5,000 | 3 – The Seahawks look Super Bowl bound yet again after a slow start to the season. Russell Wilson is playing the best football of his life and Willson has been extremely productive with the few targets he’s seen. Seattle plays on the road against Baltimore, so there will be plenty of red zone opportunities for Willson. In GPPs, it could pay off big to use Wilson and Willson this week.
Markus Wheaton | $6,000 | 2 – We’d rarely recommend a boom-or-bust WR for cash games, but Wheaton has posted solid back-to-back performances. The Steelers offense continues to roll and this week they travel to Cincinnati for a division game with major playoff implications. The Steelers will need to get creative to win, and Arizona’s WR3 JJ Nelson posted 4-121-1 earlier this season against the Bengals.
Chicago Bears | $4,600 | 2 – Despite last week’s loss to the 49ers, the Bears have been a difficult team to beat at home. Washington hasn’t played well on the road, and have a shorter week to prepare after Monday night’s debacle with the Cowboys. The Bears will play tough, so if Kirk Cousins throws a few INTs, Chicago’s DST could finish as a top-5 defensive play for the week, but there are better ones available.
Week 14 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Cash Games
DraftFury is quite different from the other sites we play on. The price range is so variable that it only takes 1 true value play to load up a cash lineup. The top-end plays for this week are all in this lineup; Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, LeSean McCoy, Delanie Walker, and the Kansas City Chiefs. These are high-floor, high-ceiling plays that should carry us toward the cash line. Our value play is Spencer Ware, who is expected to see goal line touches against a soft Chargers run defense.
Danny Amendola is back in action against a Houston team, making him a PPR monster for cash games. Anquan Boldin has been Mr. Consistent for the 49ers ever since Blaine Gabbert took over, so he’s another excellent high-floor play. Finally, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 6 TDs in his last game against the Titans. This season he has better offensive weapons and a playoff spot to win. Fitzpatrick could finish as the top overall QB of Week 14.
|DST||Kansas City Chiefs||$7,000|
Week 14 DraftFury DFS Lineups: Guaranteed Prize Pools (GPPs)
It may seem crazy to use Blaine Gabbert, but he’s been a usable QB2 and plays against the woeful Cleveland Browns this week. Gabbert’s main target is Anquan Boldin, so that was an obvious pairing. The benefit of Gabbert is his minimum-priced salary. Because of it, we could fit in both our top RBs of the week; LeSean McCoy and Doug Martin. Our top WR of the week is Odell Beckham, so he clearly makes the cut as well.
The most likely player to smash value this week is Martavis Bryant, so we chose to use him over Antonio Brown. The added salary room made way for Delanie Walker, a high-upside play with a safe floor. Our biggest risk in this lineup is actually Tyler Lockett who has seen more volume in the passing game and is always a threat for a return TD. With the Seahawks facing Pick-six guru Matt Schaub, the stack of Lockett and Seahawks DST could be the difference maker on a small site like DraftFury. A TD return equals double the points.
|WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||$15,800|
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