DraftKings Consensus Rankings Week 14

An overview of collaborative rankings that lists the top value-based picks of the week selected by various staff members

Ten members of the Footballguys DraftKings staff compiled value-based rankings for Week 14 of the NFL season. Those results are shown below with the highest ranking at the top. Each position is ranked as follows: (A dash indicates that player was not ranked). 

Quarterback - Top 8
Running Back - Top 12
Wide Receiver - Top 12
Tight End - Top 8
Defense - Top 5 

To determine the average ranking, any player not ranked received a value of the lowest rank for that position, plus 1 (LR+1). For example, the Top 8 quarterbacks are ranked by each staff member. If one staff member did not rank a particular quarterback, but others did, the ranking for that quarterback is 8+1 or 9. Instead of displaying a 9 in the table, a dash is used to show that player was not ranked, after average rank was obtained. 

The value-based, collaborative results provide a window into which players are the best options for this week's slate of games. I'll explain why certain players are ranked as they are and also provide additional commentary volunteered by various staff members.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: QUARTERBACK

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Russell Wilson SEA at GB 6600 1 8 1 4 - 4 - 1 1 4 4.2
Aaron Rodgers GB SEA 6400 2 1 5 - - 6 5 2 7 1 4.7
Kirk Cousins WAS at PHI 6300 7 6 4 1 4 1 7 - - 2 5.0
Andrew Luck IND HOU 6900 3 - 2 3 2 8 6 - 2 6 5.0
Drew Brees NO at TB 7400 4 5 3 8 1 5 - - 4 - 5.7
Jameis Winston TB NO 6700 6 2 6 5 8 - - - 3 5 6.2
Andy Dalton CIN at CLE 6100 - - - 2 - 2 4 7 - 3 6.3
Tyrod Taylor BUF PIT 5400 - 3 - - - 7 1 5 - - 7.0
Matthew Stafford DET CHI 6800 - - - 6 5 3 - 8 5 8 7.1
Colin Kaepernick SF NYJ 5800 5 4 - 7 6 - - - 6 - 7.3
Dak Prescott DAL at NYG 5900 - 7 - - - - 3 6 - 7 7.7
Eli Manning NYG DAL 5500 - - - - 7 - 2 - - - 8.1
Philip Rivers SD at CAR 6600 8 - - - - - - 3 8 - 8.2
Matt Ryan ATL at LA 6500 - - 7 - 3 - - - - - 8.2
Tom Brady NE BAL 7100 - - - - - - - 4 - - 8.5
Cam Newton CAR SD 7200 - - 8 - - - - - - - 8.9
Robert Griffin III III CLE CIN 5000 - - - - - - 8 - - - 8.9

The consensus is high on both quarterbacks in the Seattle at Green Bay game. Aaron Rodgers ($6,400) and Russell Wilson ($6,600) are the top two options and both are moderately priced. There doesn't appear to be a go-to quarterback this week, but these two are capable of a big game with a game script that could yield back and forth offense. Green Bay improved some on defense last week, but they are still a liability, especially in the secondary. Coming home definitely helped their cause. Seattle is coming off a big home win against the dilapidating Panthers and will try to keep the momentum going at Green Bay. 

Kirk Cousins ($6,300), Andrew Luck ($6,900) and Drew Brees ($7,400) are next in the rankings. Cousins plays at Philiadelphia and while I like him better at home, you can't look past his ability to launch six games with 300+ yards passing (four of those over 350 yards). He also has seven games of double-digit touchdown passes, including three games of three touchdowns.

Andrew Luck is coming off a four-touchdown game on the road at the NY Jets. He returns home in a three-way tie in the AFC South with Houston and Tennessee. Luck will face the Texans, a team that beat him back in Week six. Houston has allowed 10 touchdown passes in the last four games and have dropped considerably in that department since earlier in the season. The home slate favors Luck and the Colts and the price isn't too steep in what could be another productive game. 

Drew Brees struggled in last week's game vs. Detroit and did not manage a single touchdown pass - the first time in 61 home games where he whiffed on a touchdown pass. Now he'll face the Buccaneers on the road, a team with four straight wins, allowing their opponent to score only 21, 5, 17 and 10 points in those last four wins. Brees is the #1 quarterback in DK points this season, so he's no slouch. There is some level of concern going against a rising defense, plus Brees' top target, Michael Thomas (foot) is a game time decision to play. Consider Brees a good, but not great option this week, esepcially at his higher cost of $7,400. 

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Tyrod Taylor - Buffalo's games have finished with high point totals in nearly every game since Week 5. Taylor is priced too close to the QB minimum in a potential high scoring home matchup against the Steelers.

Aaron Rodgers - His price is at a record low on DraftKings for the second straight week. Too much upside to pass up at $6,400.

Robert Griffin III III - Priced at the QB minimum, flashed a nice connection with Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman in the preseason.

Hindery

Kirk Cousins - The Eagles defense is fading down the stretch and have allowed 25+ points to three straight opposing passers. Cousins has had one of the best floor/ceiling combos of any passer in the league this season and makes an ideal cash game play.

Howe

Aaron Rodgers - Someone will have to explain to me Rodgers' severe discounts. The Packers' tumble hasn't been costing him production, and while the Seahawks are great, they're no prohibitve matchup anymore.

Dak Prescott - I believe Jerry Jones that the Cowboys want to keep pushing and pushing despite playoff scenarios. And I'm sure they'll want to see what Prescott is capable of in tight games. A divisional road date with the Giants is a fine example.

Mamula

Russell Wilson - Great matchup and underpriced as the 8th highest priced QB.

Andrew Luck - Expect Luck to bring his A-game in this battle for the AFC South division.

Jameis Winston - TB has the highest projected team total of the week at 27 points.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: running back

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
David Johnson ARI at MIA 9800 4 1 2 1 1 4 - 3 1 4 3.4
Le'Veon Bell PIT at BUF 9000 5 3 3 2 4 5 7 1 3 5 3.8
Melvin Gordon III SD at CAR 7400 2 2 9 7 11 2 - 5 4 3 5.8
Jeremy Hill CIN at CLE 5800 1 12 12 5 3 1 - 12 2 1 6.2
DeMarco Murray TEN DEN 7000 3 6 8 6 5 7 - - 8 2 7.1
Ezekiel Elliott DAL at NYG 8400 6 4 1 10 8 - - 6 5 6 7.2
Rob Kelley WAS at PHI 4200 12 - - 3 6 6 4 11 - 8 8.9
LeSean McCoy BUF PIT 8200 - - 7 9 - 10 - 2 6 - 9.9
Spencer Ware KC OAK 6300 8 5 - - 2 - 10 - - - 10.3
Matt Forte NYJ at SF 6800 - 8 4 - 9 8 - - - 10 10.4
Theo Riddick DET CHI 5500 - - 10 - 10 9 9 7 12 12 10.8
Carlos Hyde SF NYJ 4900 11 - - 8 - - 2 - - 11 11.0
Devontae Booker DEN at TEN 4800 - - 5 - - 3 - - - - 11.2
Thomas Rawls SEA at GB 5700 - - - 4 - - - 4 - - 11.2
Frank Gore IND HOU 4800 - - - - 12 11 5 - - 7 11.3
Devonta Freeman ATL at LA 6100 9 10 6 - - - - - 11 - 11.4
Jay Ajayi MIA ARI 5900 7 7 - - - - - - - 9 11.4
Isaiah Crowell CLE CIN 3900 - - - 11 - - 1 - - - 11.6
Todd Gurley LA ATL 5000 - - 11 - - - 6 9 - - 11.7
Latavius Murray OAK at KC 5200 - 11 - - 7 - 8 - - - 11.7
Jerick McKinnon MIN at JAC 3600 - - - - - - 3 - - - 12.0
Lamar Miller HOU at IND 5100 - - - - - - 11 10 9 - 12.1
Jordan Howard CHI at DET 6400 10 9 - - - 12 - - - - 12.2
Doug Martin TB NO 6200 - - - - - - - - 7 - 12.4
Rashad Jennings NYG DAL 4900 - - - - - - - 8 - - 12.5
Mark Ingram II NO at TB 5300 - - - - - - - - 10 - 12.7
Zach Zenner DET CHI 3000 - - - - - - 12 - - - 12.9
Rex Burkhead CIN at CLE 3500 - - - 12 - - - - - - 12.9

David Johnson ($9,800), Le'Veon Bell ($9,000) and Melvin Gordon III ($7,400) are once again the Top 3 running backs in this week's slate of games. Johnson has over 100 total yards in each of the last four games and he has scored two touchdowns in three of the last four. He also has reached 7 receptions of more in five of the last six games. Those stats, plus the DK yardage bonus makes Johnson a strong pick, even at $9,800. 

Le'Veon Bell is close to Johnson's output, but he has not been as prolific lately. His price tag of $9,000 is still high, but it's a discount compared to Johnson and the results could be similar. 

Melvin Gordon III will face the Panthers who struggled to contain Thomas Rawls last week before he left with a concussion or it would've been worse. It's unclear if Luke Kuechly will be back for Carolina this week. If not, Gordon becomes an even bigger play. Pairing Gordon with one of Johnson or Bell is not a bad strategy especially if you have your eye on a lower priced wide receiver. 

Jeremy Hill ($5,800) is an excellent cheaper option who could pay big dividends against the Browns, a team he normally plays well against - four touchdowns in five career games against Cleveland. Look for Hill to take advantage of his opportunities and approach 20+ touches in this game. 

Jay Ajayi ($5,900) is also someone to consider, at home against Arizona. Ajayi has played well lately, especially at home. Running backs at home tend to perform better, which may be enough to shy off Hill and consider Ajayi for $100 more.  

Two other cheaper options include Rob Kelley ($4,200) or Carlos Hyde ($4,900). Washington ran the ball well agianst Philadelphia in their earlier meeting. I can see a high volume game favoring Kelley in this divisional battle. Carlos Hyde has brought volume to the equation in two of the last three games. The 49ers will try to play for pride at home this week, while the Jets apparently gave up on the season at home last week. A cross country flight to San Francisco is probably not high on their interest list. Hyde could be a sneak play this week as a result. 

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Isaiah Crowell - Griffin's return benefits Cleveland's running game and the Bengals can be beaten on the ground.

Carlos Hyde - Tough spot against the Jets run defense, but shouldn't matter if Bryce Petty gifts the 49ers with great field position all afternoon.

Jerick McKinnon - Has reached salary multiples of 3.3 and 5.0 in his last two games, respectively. Still sub-4K and in a great matchup against the Jaguars.

Rob Kelley - Gruden wants to get him more involved. Cousins and Washington's wide receivers should have little trouble beating Philadelphia's dreadful cornerbacks, which will create fantasy opportunity for Kelley.

Todd Gurley - You might have to hold your nose when you click his name, but Gurley gets the Falcons 27th ranked rush defense (DVOA) at home, and his price has come WAY down.

Le'Veon Bell - In a better spot than David Johnson for less money this week.

Zach ZennerDwayne Washington's injury opens up 8-12 touches, including goal line work for Zenner, who is priced at the site minimum, with Detroit as eight point home favorites.

Hindery

Rob Kelley - Value is tough to come by this week, so Kelley's $4,200 price tag makes him very intriguing.

Thomas Rawls - The Packers defense has been solid against the run the past two weeks, but faced two of the colder offenses in the league (Houston and Philadelphia). In the two weeks prior, Green Bay was gashed for huge games by Robert Kelley and DeMarco Murray.

Rex Burkhead - A GPP play only, Burkhead has looked very good filling in for Giovani Bernard and is playing nearly 50% of the snaps in Cincinnati over the past two weeks. The Bengals backs combined for over 50 DraftKings points in the last matchup against Cleveland.

Howe

Le'Veon Bell - That's quite a price drop from David Johnson. Not to take away from the Cardinal, but Bell carries virtually the same ceiling and floor at a generous discount. Bell will likely fall between 25-35 points, a fantastic tange for the position's No. 2 salary.

Rashad Jennings - He's no great shakes, but he's an opportunity to snag good volume for a RB3 cost. Jennings plays in both offensive facets and carries a stronger floor than he's given credit for.

Mamula

David Johnson - The most consistent option in DFS. At least 27.1 DK points in 7 of the past 8 weeks.

Jeremy Hill - 25 touches last week. Without Gio Bernard, he will be a workhorse vs. Clev.

Le'Veon Bell - Similar to David Johnson, Bell also has a high floor due to his reception totals.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: wide receiver

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Antonio Brown PIT at BUF 8700 4 2 2 2 1 5 - 2 3 3 3.7
Odell Beckham Jr NYG DAL 8000 7 1 1 5 - 8 - 1 2 6 5.7
Jordy Nelson GB SEA 6800 5 5 4 3 7 2 - - 7 1 6.0
Mike Evans TB NO 8900 1 4 - 4 5 9 - - 1 4 6.7
Larry Fitzgerald ARI at MIA 7100 8 3 6 - 10 1 - - 11 2 8.0
Emmanuel Sanders DEN at TEN 5700 12 - 5 1 - 6 12 - 5 10 9.0
Terrelle Pryor CLE CIN 5900 3 6 11 8 11 12 - - - 5 9.5
Kenny Britt LA ATL 5200 2 10 - - - 3 - 8 12 - 10.0
Doug Baldwin SEA at GB 6800 - - 10 - 4 - - 6 4 - 10.2
Malcolm Mitchell NE BAL 4200 6 - - 6 - - 4 10 - - 10.4
Julio Jones ATL at LA 8500 - 8 12 - 2 - - - 8 11 10.6
Demaryius Thomas DEN at TEN 6000 11 - 3 - 9 11 - - 9 - 10.8
Golden Tate DET CHI 6600 - - 7 - - - - 4 10 - 11.2
Michael Crabtree OAK at KC 6200 - 7 - - 3 - - - - - 11.4
Adam Thielen MIN at JAC 4700 - - - - - 4 - - - 7 11.5
Davante Adams GB SEA 5500 - 9 - - - - - 3 - - 11.6
Pierre Garcon WAS at PHI 4200 - - - 9 - - 3 - - - 11.6
Robby Anderson NYJ at SF 3000 9 - - 10 - - 7 - - - 11.7
Brian Quick LA ATL 3100 - - - - - - 1 - - - 11.8
Cameron Meredith CHI at DET 4000 - - - - - - 2 - - - 11.9
Tyreek Hill KC OAK 5000 10 - - - - - 5 - - - 11.9
Brandin Cooks NO at TB 6400 - - 9 - - - - - 6 - 11.9
Sammy Watkins BUF PIT 5300 - - - 12 - - 8 9 - - 12.0
Tyrell Williams SD at CAR 6100 - 11 - - - - - 11 - 8 12.1
Dorial Green-Beckham PHI WAS 3600 - - - - - - - 5 - - 12.2
Tyler Boyd CIN at CLE 4900 - - - - - 7 11 - - - 12.2
Anquan Boldin DET CHI 4500 - - - - - - 6 - - - 12.3
Julian Edelman NE BAL 6800 - - - - 6 - - - - - 12.3
Jarvis Landry MIA ARI 5600 - - - - - - - 7 - - 12.4
T.Y. Hilton IND HOU 7500 - - - 7 - - - - - - 12.4
Dez Bryant DAL at NYG 6900 - - 8 - - - - - - - 12.5
Michael Thomas NO at TB 6700 - - - - 8 - - - - - 12.5
Dontrelle Inman SD at CAR 4800 - - - - - - 9 - - - 12.6
Rishard Matthews TEN DEN 5100 - - - - - - - - - 9 12.6
Jamison Crowder WAS at PHI 5600 - - - - - 10 - - - - 12.7
Ted Ginn Jr Jr. CAR SD 4000 - - - - - - 10 - - - 12.7
Michael Floyd ARI at MIA 3900 - - - 11 - - - - - - 12.8
Brandon LaFell CIN at CLE 5000 - - - - - - - - - 12 12.9
Allen Robinson JAC MIN 5000 - 12 - - - - - - - - 12.9
Randall Cobb GB SEA 5000 - - - - - - - 12 - - 12.9
Torrey Smith SF NYJ 3500 - - - - 12 - - - - - 12.9

The value rankings are top heavy at wide receiver this week. Antonio Brown ($8,700) Odell Beckham Jr ($8,000), Mike Evans ($8,900) and Jordy Nelson ($6,800) make up the Top 4. 

Antonio Brown will play the Bills on the road and Buffalo has allowed two different wide receivers to catch a touchdown in each of the last two games. Brown is already a strong play, but if that trend continues his chances for a score are high.

Beckham and the Giants will host the Cowboys. In the previous meeting Beckham was held in check for the most part with only four catches for 73 yards. The Cowboys allow the most receptions to wide receivers in the league (16 per game), which favors Beckham (and also Sterling Shepard). 

Mike Evans had a dud of a game last week with only 3 catches for 38 yards, but he has many more positive games than negative ones this year. The Buccaneers have won four straight and will host the Saints who have allowed a wide receiver to catch at least one touchdown in 9 of their 12 games. At $8,900, the cost is high, but a bounce back game seems likely. Tampa Bay also has the highest Vegas team total at 27 points this week. 

Jordy Nelson at $6,800 looks very appealing however looking at his splits against Seattle, he has 1, 4, 2 and 9 receptions against the Seahawks. The 9-catch game is the most recent contest in 2014 where Seattle won 36-16. Nelson has been hot lately with a touchdown in five of the last six games. Nelson's last five games include 8, 8, 3, 12, and 7 receptions. Those stats with only a $6,800 price tag seems too good to be true.

Malcolm Mitchell ($4,200) is a cheap alternative who is rising at the right time for Tom Brady and the Patriots. In the last three games Mitchell has exploded onto the scene with 17 receptions for 222 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots have been dealt some tough injuries to their receiving corps which has opened the door for Mitchell and he hasn't disappointed. Consider him an excellent option for half the cost of the elite options. 

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Brian Quick - Played 94% of LA's WR snaps with Tavon Austin sidelined. Capable of burning Atlanta's abysmal cornerbacks in a home matchup.

Cameron Meredith - Has been either heavily targeted or highly efficient in his two games with Matt Barkley. Great matchup against the Lions.

Robby Anderson - Clearly has the second string connection going with Jets new QB Bryce Petty, and facing the 49ers dreadful pass defense.

Hindery

Robby Anderson - Against any other opponent, the Jets offense wouldn't be worth even considering. But the 49ers seemed to just give up on the season in the second half last week. Anderson has enough upside against this defense to make the risk worth it given the minimum price.

Michael Floyd - With salaries very tight this week, Floyd stands out as a low cost upside play. He's seen at least 5 targets in four straight and has a nice matchup against a San Francisco defense that has been susceptible against deep balls.

Howe

Odell Beckham Jr Jr - Maybe he hasn't wowed us as much as expected, but none of the Big Three Wideouts from the preseason really have. Relative to the actual field, Beckham has been a studly option for most of the year. The Cowboys' shaky secondary shouldn't stand in his way.

Dorial Green-Beckham - He did nothing for his owners last week, but his 10 targets were enough to make us swoon. With 28 over the last 3 weeks, it's clear how ingrained into the offense Doug Pederson wants him.

Mamula

Mike Evans - TB has the highest projected team total of the week at 27 points. Expect Evans to bouce back strong.

Odell Beckham Jr Jr - Beckham seems underpriced on DK at $8,000.

Antonio Brown - Steelers offense will continue to flow through Brown and Bell because they don't have any other reliable options.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: tight end

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Jimmy Graham SEA at GB 5500 2 - 1 1 3 5 - 2 1 4 3.7
Greg Olsen CAR SD 5000 4 3 2 - 1 1 - 6 2 3 4.0
Delanie Walker TEN DEN 4400 - 5 3 2 2 - - 1 8 2 5.0
Jason Witten DAL at NYG 3100 - 2 - 4 - 2 1 - - 1 5.5
Cameron Brate TB NO 4100 1 7 - 7 - - 6 3 3 6 6.0
Vance McDonald SF NYJ 3000 - 6 - 5 - 3 5 - 4 5 6.4
Tyler Eifert CIN at CLE 6000 5 - 5 - 5 - - 5 5 - 7.0
Travis Kelce KC OAK 5700 3 1 - - 4 - - - - - 7.1
Ladarius Green PIT at BUF 3900 7 - - 3 8 - 8 4 - - 7.5
Eric Ebron DET CHI 3800 - - - 6 6 6 - - 7 - 7.9
Vernon Davis WAS at PHI 3500 - - - - - 8 2 7 - - 8.0
Zach Ertz PHI WAS 4900 6 - 8 - 7 - - - 6 - 8.1
Martellus Bennett NE BAL 4200 - 4 7 - - - - - - - 8.3
Lance Kendricks LA ATL 2800 - - - - - 7 7 8 - 7 8.3
Dwayne Allen IND HOU 2600 - - - - - - 3 - - - 8.4
C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU at IND 3900 8 - - - - 4 - - - - 8.4
Dennis Pitta BAL at NE 3600 - - 4 8 - - - - - - 8.4
Jermaine Gresham ARI at MIA 2500 - - - - - - 4 - - - 8.5
Kyle Rudolph MIN at JAC 4000 - - 6 - - - - - - - 8.7
Coby Fleener NO at TB 3700 - 8 - - - - - - - - 8.9
Austin Hooper ATL at LA 2500 - - - - - - - - - 8 8.9

Jimmy Graham ($5,500) and Greg Olsen ($5,000) make up the Top 2 tight end value plays. Graham has scored in three of the last five games and has six catches in back to back games. The Packers have allowed the 2nd most DK points to tight ends since Week 10, which strengthens the chances of Graham having a good outing in a primetime game. 

Greg Olsen has struggled to find his groove but at $5,000 that's a cheaper price than we're used to seeing for him, and it's a home game for Olsen and the Panthers. San Diego has allowed a touchdown to a tight end in three of the last six games, including one last week to Cameron Brate. Consider Olsen a decent option this week, but there may be a better alternative at a cheaper price.

Other tight ends to consider include Delanie Walker ($4,400) at home vs. Denver, Cameron Brate ($4,100) at home against New Orleans, Vance McDonald ($3,000) at home vs the Jets and Ladarius Green ($3,900) at Buffalo. 

Walker is very cheap this week, but he's facing a tough Broncos defense, but this is a home game for Walker and the Titans. Is that too low to pass up for a player who has scored in four of the last six games? Denver recently gave up 8 receptions for 101 yards to Travis Kelce. Walker is capable of having a big game any given week. 

Cameron Brate also has scored in four of the last six games and he has a better matchup against the Saints. The Bucs are projected to score 27 points this week, which favors Brate's chances of finding the end zone. 

Vance McDonald was a bust last week, but so was the entire 49ers passing game against Chicago in the snow. They return home to face the Jets who gave up three touchdowns to Dwayne Allen last week. McDonald is more of a GPP play than a cash game play but the results could be big with a favorable matchup. 

Ladarius Green burst onto the scene with a breakout game last week. He fills an important void in the Steelers offense that has been missing all year. Look for Pittsburgh to look in his direction again. The matchup against Buffalo is not a good one. The Bills have allowed only three tight ends to reach 5 catches or more this year and only two have scored on them - Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham

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Jason Witten - Targeted 14 times against the Giants in Week 1. NYG rank 30th in tight end defense (DVOA)

Vance McDonald - Safe to go back to the well with McDonald after watching Dwayne Allen burn the Jets for three TDs on Monday night football.

Ladarius Green - The breakout is real. Green provides exactly what the Steelers offense was missing.

Hindery

Ladarius Green - There's a risk to overreacting to a big week, but Green is such a good fit in the Pittsburgh offense that the risk/reward makes sense to include him as a top option given how big of a gap remains in his pricing vs. the top guys.

Howe

Delanie Walker - This is simply too cheap for a guy of Walker's profile. His target share has slipped over the past two weeks, but he's the Titans' top receiver more often than not, and he's always a threat for big plays down the seam. All of this comes at a mid-level salary, despite similar projections to much more expensive options.

Ladarius Green - Oh yeah, he's amazing. It was easy to forget just what an athletic superfreak Green truly is. I don't like how drastically his price shot up, but who cares? This is Jimmy Graham Jr. we're talking about here.

Mamula

Jimmy Graham - Has developed into the most consistent TE in the league this season.

Greg Olsen - Expect Olsen to bounce back this week.

Cameron Brate -  The highest game total of the week at 51 points. There will be alot of opportunities for Brate in this matchup.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: defense

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Minnesota MIN at JAC 3900 3 1 1 1 - 4 1 2 1 5 2.5
Detroit DET CHI 3600 2 5 2 - 1 3 - 1 2 1 2.9
Cincinnati CIN at CLE 3500 1 4 3 2 3 - 2 4 3 3 3.1
Atlanta ATL at LA 3100 - 2 4 3 2 1 5 - 5 2 3.6
Denver DEN at TEN 3800 - - 5 - - - 3 3 4 - 5.1
Indianapolis IND HOU 2600 - - - 4 - 2 - - - 4 5.2
Miami MIA ARI 2600 - 3 - - 5 - 4 - - - 5.4
Washington WAS at PHI 2700 - - - 5 4 - - - - - 5.7
New England NE BAL 3400 4 - - - - - - - - - 5.8
Seattle SEA at GB 3000 - - - - - 5 - - - - 5.9
Jacksonville JAC MIN 2500 - - - - - - - 5 - - 5.9
Los Angeles LA ATL 2500 5 - - - - - - - - - 5.9

Minnesota ($3,900) has a great matchup on the road at Jacksonville, who have a league worst -18 turnover ratio. The Vikings should be licking their chops even without their star safety Harrison Smith who is out with a high ankle sprain. You'll have to pay up for them, but it could pay big dividends. 

Detroit ($3,600) at home vs. the Bears is another strong matchup. Detroit is coming off a shutout of Drew Brees touchdowns on the road and the Bears have Matt Barkley. If the Lions can stuff Brees, what can they do against Barkley who has injuries at wide receiver? 

Cincinnati ($3,500) at Cleveland is a favorable matchup. The Browns have allowed the most points to opposing defense/ST units and this week Robert Griffin III returns to the huddle, who has been dormant with a shoulder injury since Week 1. 

Atlanta ($3,100) at Los Angeles is one to consider in what could be a low scoring game against rookie Jared Goff

Howe

Minnesota - Maybe they're swinging back around. Over the past 3 weeks they've been stingy (19.0 PPG allowed), sack-happy (3.9 sacks), and dynamic (2 defensive touchdowns). Against the Jaguars, they're almost a lock for value.

Mamula

Minnesota - Looks like a week to pay up for defense. Vikings have the top matchup against Blake Bortles who has given up more career pick 6s than he has career wins. 11-10

Detroit - Expect Lions defense to come out strong again as they fight to keep their division lead.

 

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome to haseley@footballguys.com


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