Daily Fantasy Football Week 14: Strategy Advice for DraftKings, FanDuel Lineups

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistDecember 10, 2021

Daily Fantasy Football Week 14: Strategy Advice for DraftKings, FanDuel Lineups

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce love playing against their respective Week 14 opponents.

    Prescott is 7-1 in his career against the Washington Football Team. He could be forced to throw at a high volume against his divisional foe Sunday because of the running back situation in Dallas.

    Kelce averaged 80 yards per game in 15 clashes with the Las Vegas Raiders. He will be vital to the Kansas City offense once again as it tries to create separation inside the AFC West.

    Prescott and Kelce are typically near the top of daily fantasy football wishlists each week, but for Week 14, they are bordering must-start territory because of their histories versus the divisional foes.

Load Up on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Passing Attack

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    Sunday seems like the perfect time for Prescott to unload one of his best performances of the season.

    The Cowboys quarterback is 7-1 with 1,866 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and one interception in his career against Washington.

    Prescott and the entire Dallas passing unit could be called upon more Sunday because Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are both dealing with injuries. Elliott has been banged up for a few weeks, while Pollard tore his plantar fascia in Week 13 versus the New Orleans Saints, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

    Dallas can beat Washington without its top two running backs being healthy. The pressure in that situation comes down on Prescott, who is starting to find his stride inside the offense again.

    He threw multiple touchdown passes in three of his past four games and has at least 230 passing yards in four of those five contests.

    Prescott is facing a Washington passing defense that has conceded the most aerial scores in the league this season (26). All those factors line up for Prescott, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and others to have a fantastic day against their NFC East foe.

Travis Kelce Needs Strong Consideration for All Lineups

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    Travis Kelce feasts on a regular basis against the Las Vegas Raiders defense.

    The Kansas City tight end has 84 receptions, 1,199 receiving yards and seven scores in his career against his AFC West rival.

    Kelce tortured the Raiders in Week 10, catching eight of his 10 targets for 119 yards. He has three 100-yard games versus the Raiders since they moved to Las Vegas.

    Kelce is coming off a disappointing week by his high standards, as he only caught three balls for 27 yards against the Denver Broncos. The top-rated tight end has a single 100-yard performance since Week 4, and that came against the Raiders, who have allowed the third-most receiving yards to tight ends in the NFL.

    Las Vegas is also third behind the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers for most scoring concessions to opposing tight ends.

    Kelce has a dream matchup against Las Vegas, and he should end Sunday as one of the top DFS point-scorers, which makes him close to a must-start player.

Take 1 More Chance with Taysom Hill

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    This is the last week you can trust Taysom Hill before giving up on him for the rest of the season.

    The New Orleans Saints quarterback faces an ideal matchup against the New York Jets in which he could post high totals through the air and on the ground.

    The Jets are one of two teams that have allowed 20 or more touchdowns on the ground. The Houston Texans are the other. Houston would be an ideal fade in any other week, but it is facing the Seattle Seahawks and their questionable running back situation Sunday.

    Hill did most of his Week 13 damage with his legs, producing 101 yards on 11 carries in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He might be able to air it out more against the Jets, but we should expect a heavy dose of run plays against the Jets' weak rushing defense.

    There are concerns about Hill's DFS value because no wide receivers have stepped up on a consistent basis for the Saints. That would threaten his potential because he is not expected to put up high passing totals.

    If Hill runs like he did in Week 13, he should put up a decent DFS point total that will be supported by a touchdown or two.


    Statistics obtained from Pro Football Reference.