Hello everyone and welcome to my DFS likes of the week. We’re in week 14 already and just about getting ready for the playoffs. For those of you who didn’t get in, at least you still have some DFS to play. Nonetheless, let’s get this started.
Derek Carr – DraftKings– $6,400. FanDuel– $7,700
Wrote about him earlier in the year when the Raiders faced off against the Patriots in Mexico and he greatly disappointed. But the Raiders have stringed a couple of wins in a row and Carr has played better in real life. Going up against the Chiefs in week 14 in a divisional matchup, I believe he’s due for a blow-up game. The Chiefs allowed Josh McCown to put up a 30 piece last week. Take into account Marcus Peter’s is suspended this week and it makes for more reason. Even without Cooper, I like Carr a lot this week. Chiefs allow 19 points per game to the position.
Deshone Kizer – Not my favorite take, but we cant ignore Kizer’s progression and improvement as the season has gone on. Take into consideration Flash Gordon returned last week and we can be looking at a bunch of deep chucks. The Packers defense isn’t anything special either allowing 32 and 19 points to the QB position in their last 2 games.
Jay Ajayi- DraftKings– $4,500. FanDuel– $5,800.
Oh man, it’s tough writing about this one but I love the price and the boom potential. Last week Ajayi looked like the clear back for the Eagles and I FULLY expect his role to continue to increase next week. The Eagles have a good line and the Rams do give up 27 points per game including 20+ points games to RB’s in 2 of the last 3 games. He can be a VERY sneaky start this week in DFS.
Lamar Miller – He has been as consistent as can be. He hasn’t disappointed you much this season but he hasn’t blown it out of the water. The volume will be there and Alfred Blue is out this week allowing Miller to be the only back in a matchup against the 49ers at home. Savage has been horrible and since becoming the starter in week 10, Miller has averaged 13.3 points per game. The upside is there this week against the defense that allows the 3rd most points to RB’s.
Michael Crabtree – DraftKings– $6,700. FanDuel– $7,100.
If you’ve read my articles before, you know I love my stacks. Crabtree is facing a Marcus Peter’s-less Chiefs secondary who already can’t stop anybody. Allowing a total of 27 points per game to WR’s and allowing both Kearse and Anderson to put up a combined 264 yards receiving last week. Remember the Cooper week back in week 7, well if Cooper doesn’t play, I expect HUGE things from Crabtree. He’s my gut feeling player this week, he just has to come through for DFS and playoff fantasy owners.
Marquise Goodwin – Such an underrated WR for fantasy purposes this year and such a great play this week. In his last two games, he has 14 targets for 12 catches and 177 yards. Last week he caught all 8 of his targets from new starting QB Garoppolo. The Texans can actually defend the run but allow 23 points per game to WR’s and have only allowed LESS than 12 points to the position 4 times all season. Two times were too pedestrian WR cores in Baltimore and Tennessee.
Evan Engram – DraftKings– $6,000. FanDuel– $6,600.
Eli “The Goat” Manning is back under center for the Giants and this bodes well for Engram. Even though he had a great game last week with Geno, the confidence to start Engram with Eli at QB is greater. The Cowboys are middle of the pack against TE’s, but aside from Sheppard, the Giants don’t have any other pass-catching threats other than Engram. He’s also second in the league with 93 targets for the TE position and tied third with 6 touchdowns. The rookie sensation will continue his great rookie campaign with a great showing against the division rival Cowboys.
Patriots – DraftKings– $3,300. FanDuel– $,1500.
This isn’t the same defense we saw in the first half of the season. The Patriots defense is averaging 12.6 points in their last 5 games and failed to score 11 or more points only once (scored 9 that game). Take into consideration that the Dolphins allow 11.2 points to opposing defenses which is 4th most this year for fantasy. Dolphins have also allowed 16.3 points to opposing defenses in their last 3 games.