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Absolute Must Have
The top Must Have for week 14 is Cam Newton as he leads our QB’s in projection for this week. He is coming off a game against the Saints where he put together a 5 TD performance and now he gets to play against the Falcons. While the Falcons haven’t been getting torched, Newton has owned the Falcons of late and one team is on the rise and the other has fallen off a cliff with the ground not even in sight just yet. Look for Newton to carry the ball for 60+ yards and a TD on the ground while adding two TD’s in the passing game. Another top player to consider from the WR position is going to be Allen Robinson. Yes, he is coming off his best game as a professional and now he gets to play against the Colts, who got torched on Sunday night by the Steelers. Hurns will be back in the lineup which will mean less targets for Robinson but the Colts are ranked 29th against the WR position this season and the Jags are a passing team. If you want a top end guy that the field won’t be on this week, that is Julio Jones. He has had back to back terrible games by his standards and he now goes up against Josh Norman. This should determine how much Norman will get paid after the season because if he shuts down Jones in this game, then I say he is for real because to date the only real WR he has faced was Dez Bryant while he was just coming back from a broken foot and Romo being knocked out of the game again. It should be noted that DC*3PO is on Aaron Rodgers for this week and the machine has been terribly good of late.
***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher
Moving onto our #AbsoluteNotable for week 14 we have Big Ben on DraftKings, coming in with a projection of 22.02. He has been solid when playing the entire game but that has been the issue for him this season. He now gets to face a sneaky good Bengals defense that is quietly the 3rd best defense in the league this season. For FanDuel we have Jeremy Maclin as our top notable. He is coming off his best performance of the season and he gets to face the Chargers again this Sunday who are absolutely terrible this year. A few weeks back the Chiefs put a beat down on San Diego and I don’t see a different outcome this Sunday so look for Maclin to have another good day at the office. In this category, I believe that you have to ride the hot hand and the hot hand in this case is the QB going against the Saints. Did you know that Brian Hoyer is the only player to have not put up at least 300 yards and 4 TD’s against the Saints defense over their past 5 games? This week that QB is Winston and while the field might be on him this week, surprisingly we expect him to be on less than 8% of lineups. Look for Winston to have a big game and he is on the cheaper side of this category so play him in at least one lineup this weekend!
***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800
For our last category we have our #AbsoluteSleeper and this week we have Doug Baldwin leading this category for DraftKings. They still haven’t raised his salary even though he has had multiple TD’s in 3 of his last 4 games and has been a top 5 WR in those same contests. He has had 5 TD’s in his last 2 games with Seattle facing a Ravens defense who is still ranked 30th against the WR position on the season. For FanDuel we have the Carolina defense leading this category as they are the top valued selection for this price range and are playing against a Falcons offense that hasn’t scored over 25 points in their last 6 games and these aren’t against a top notch defense like Carolina. Combine that with the 2+ turnovers they are averaging per game over this span, look for the Carolina Defense to get a pick 6 in this game, at least 4 sacks and 3 total turnovers. As for my personal selections, I like Seferian-Jenkins across the board on DraftKings as his salary is only $2,700 and the Saints defense has given up the most points to the TE position this season. So for my stack on DraftKings, I’m rolling with a Winston and Seferian-Jenkins combo breaker this weekend. For FanDuel, I like Crowell as a super cheap RB option. He still leads the Browns in carries while Duke Johnson gets most of the passing game work load, they are playing against the 49ers who have given up at least one TD to the RB position in each of their last 4 games. Look for Crowell to get in the endzone at least once in this game with around 65 yards so for the price tag, those 13 points could be the difference between a top WR and a mid range WR.
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