Top 9 Week 14 DraftKings Contrarian Picks, FanDuel Sleepers
Week 14 Blind Spot Players
In case you're new to this, the Fantasy Blind Spot refers to players that 1) have been performing well but haven't had a breakout game or big enough numbers to get Fantasy players talking, and/or 2) are in a price range of other more popular option, and/or 3) have frustrated with disappointing performances but have a great matchup to finally break through. These are the players you want to target in tournaments, such as Millionaire Makers. You want a contrarian lineup, and there are few better ways to build one than by grabbing some Fantasy Blind Spot players.
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DraftKings Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ $5,400 – Jameis Winston, Jameis Winston, Jameis Winston. Everyone is clamoring for Winston against the Saints, and while he's a great cash game play, you need to fade him in GPPs. The upside is great, but he needs to have 30-plus points to make sharing him with so many others worth it. Instead, check out Fitzy, who will get overlooked since a popular pivot pick is the same price (Tyrod Taylor). He has three games where he almost hit 30 points, and did you see what Blake Bortles did to the Titans without Allen Hurns? Fitz has Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker at his disposal.
DraftKings Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: RB
Charcandrick West, KC $5,100 – Many will be scared off by the timeshare, and it’s understandable. After all, this is a Matt Forte type of situation from years past. West will get all the yards with Spencer Ware vulturing the touchdown. Nevertheless, Forte had some huge days with that threat himself, and West can do the same against a Chargers defense that can't stop the run (or pass-catching RBs – fourth worst in both).
DraftKings Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: WR
Alshon Jeffery, CHI $6,900 – Recency bias works both ways, and people feel burned after Jeffery didn't light up the 49ers last week. The Redskins secondary let Matt Cassel throw for 233 yards with Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams totaling 62 and 63, respectively. Jeffery could replicate those totals… combined.
Eric Decker, NYJ $6,400 – The man just scores touchdowns. Decker has just three games without a touchdown and still averages 16.2 points in those games, more than doubling up his price tag. Oh yea, that Titans secondary stinks (see: Fitz).
DraftKings Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: TE
Ben Watson, NO $4,400 – Ho hum, just another decent day for Watson. He's not a world beater, but Watson has five double-digit games in his last eight (missed a sixth by 0.1). The Saints lost Mark Ingram for the season, so expect them to go old-school, pass-happy Saints style, which improves Ingram's ceiling against an ailing Bucs defense.
FanDuel Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: QB
Ryan Tannehill, MIA $6,900 – This is not for the faint of heart. After all, Tannehill threw for 86 yards last week. No, that's not a typo and I didn't forget a number in front of the 86. Even so, no team allows more passing yards than the Giants: 3,856, or 321.3 per game! Tannehill does have three mid-20 point games, so the potential is here.
FanDuel Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: RB
DeAngelo Williams, PIT $7,300 – People will shy from DWill thanks to Ben Roethlisberger going ape nuts on the league recently and the matchup. First, remember the Raiders game? Big Ben can throw 300-plus and multiple touchdowns with Williams still having a huge day (37.5 points). Second, Williams had 130 yards (13 points) against the Bengals the first time on just 13 touches. There is a lot of upside here if Williams is rolling again but see double the touches.
FanDuel Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: WR
Allen Hurns, JAX $6,600 – He's back! You know I love some Hurns, and with Vontae Davis focused on Allen Robinson, Hurns is primed to wreck shop. The rest of the Colts' secondary is quite awful, and Hurns did rack up seven straight games with a touchdown this season.
FanDuel Week 14 Lineup Sleepers: TE
Jordan Cameron, MIA $5,000 – Back to Tannehill and the Dolphins, only the Saints have given up more yards to tight ends with the Giants sitting at 75 receptions and 927 yards allowed. Oh, chip in seven TDs too. The only teams that failed to see 7.3 or more standard points were the Eagles, Bucs (without ASJ) and the Jets last week. As with Tannehill though, this is a ballsy move.
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