FanDuel Picks Week 14: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments



Last week’s lineup received a few tweaks to take advantage of some key value plays that emerged on Friday and Saturday, but Tom Brady, Diontae Johnson, and Antonio Gibson each came through with strong performances and led the charge for a profitable DFS slate. We’re aiming to capture more success with our Week 14 FanDuel tournament lineup that we believe is balanced and offers plenty of upside without relying on too many low-percentage plays. As always, we’ve got a few boom-or-bust selections fit for GPP tournaments.

Before we get into this week’s lineups, here are the basic rules for FanDuel contests. Scoring is pretty standard, with the only notable settings being four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

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FanDuel Picks Week 14: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $60,000 budget, no more than four players from one team

QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Browns ($7.900). Jackson hasn’t been sharp over his past three games, but even Sunday’s “meh” performance yielded 18.62 FanDuel points. It wasn’t that long ago (Week 9 vs. the Minnesota Vikings) that Jackson eclipsed 30.0 FD points for the third time this season. A fourth might be tough to come by, but a little more sharpness in Jackson’s decision-making and execution could allow him to deliver a final tally in the neighborhood of 25 FD points.

RB Elijah Mitchell, 49ers @ Bengals ($7,400). Last week wasn’t the most efficient effort for Mitchell, who turned 25 touches into 84 scrimmage yards. We love that he’s been utilized in the passing game though — 14 targets over the past four games — and expect that he’ll be leaned on heavily as Deebo Samuel (groin) continues to heal. We’ll have to watch to make sure he clears concussion protocol in time for Sunday’s ga me, but if he does, he should be a solid play who might be lower owned than usual.

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RB Antonio Gibson, Football Team vs. Cowboys ($7,400). Gibson continues to roll as he’s consistently received heavy volume over the past four weeks. Sunday’s 19.6-FD-point effort marked the third time he’s reached that mark over those four contests. J.D. McKissic’s (concussion) absence certainly added a little more to Gibson’s plate, but even if he returns, Gibson will be ticketed for another full load of touches. After all, the Football Team has won four straight, so there’s no reason for them to change things up now.

WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys @ Football Team ($7,800). Lamb continues to distance himself from the pack and establish himself as the Cowboys’ clear No. 1 receiver. His 13 targets on Thursday accounted for 32.5 percent of Dak Prescott’s pass attempts, and he added a 33-yard run for good measure. There are a lot of ways that Lamb can inflict damage on secondaries, and the Football Team will have its hands full on Sunday trying to contain him.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

WR D.J. Moore, Panthers vs. Falcons ($6,800). The Panthers were humiliated in Week 12 and fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady in Week 13, so it’s a transition period in Carolina to say the least. Moore is clearly the Panthers’ top offensive playmaker now that Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is out for the season, and interim OC Jeff Nixon will likely make it a point to get their best player involved this week and beyond.

WR Elijah Moore, Jets vs. Saints ($6,300). With his recent run of play, Moore has elevated himself to the top receiver on the depth chart and arguably the Jets’ top offensive weapon overall. He’s scored five touchdowns over his past five games and hit at least 17.6 FD points in three of those contests. He’s also turned five designed carries into 54 yards and a touchdown this season, so his potential as an occasional runner offers a pinch of extra upside each week.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

TE Dawson Knox, Bills @ Buccaneers ($6,000). Knox had a game to forget on Monday night, but there wasn’t much offense to go around in Buffalo’s blustery and miserable conditions. Playing in Florida’s relative heat and humidity might be a shock to the Bills’ system, but we’ll take our chances with Knox nonetheless. The Bucs are friendly against tight ends, and the situation should be set up for another double-figure FD showing on Sunday.

FLEX (RB) Javonte Williams, Broncos vs. Lions ($6,700). Williams delivered in a big way in his first shot at leading the Broncos’ backfield. He turned 32 opportunities into 29 touches, 178 total yards, a touchdown, and 26.8 FD points. Even if Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) returns to the mix this week, Williams may have demonstrated enough on Sunday night to wrest away the lion’s share of backfield work down the stretch. After all, Gordon is a free agent after the season, so it’s in the Broncos’ interest to establish Williams as their featured back.

DEF Chiefs vs. Raiders ($3,700). The Chiefs continue to turn the tide defensively. They smothered the Broncos on Sunday night and finished with 17 FD points — their second week in a row reaching the teens in fantasy scoring. The Raiders, for all of the scoring and excitement they generated on Thanksgiving, have only broken the 20-point barrier once since returning from their Week 8 bye. It remains to be seen if Darren Waller (knee) will be able to return this week, but even if he does, both teams are flying in opposite directions. The Chiefs should be able to wreak some more havoc in this matchup.


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