With the dust settling on Week 13, we now turn our attention to Week 14 with a massive 13-game main slate. Let’s jump right into the all the information you’ll need for this week and make sure to be watching @DKLive for the latest news and track your fantasy team on the DKLive app. As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine as well, @SBuchanan24.


Game Notes

Highest Scoring Game

NO vs. TB – 56 points
The Buccaneers (+8) are once again involved in the highest total of the week as they host the Saints. The 10-2 Saints enter this game averaging 35 points per game, which is tied for the second most with the Rams. The Bucs have been holding their own as well, averaging 26.5 points per game and 28.7 over their last three. This game has shootout potential written all over it, as both defenses rank amongst the most generous in terms of DKFP allowed. Opposing QBs against each team is averaging 23.7 DKFP on the year, which ties them for the third most in the league. Opposing receivers are averaging 48.6 (!) DKFP against the Saints and 42.1 DKFP against the Bucs. Two areas the Saints have been tough to crack is at running back and tight end, as they’re allowing 19.8 and 7.7, respectively. So if you can manage to temper your expectations on Peyton Barber ($3,600) and Cameron Brate ($3,500) you have a lot of options to choose from here.

Lowest Scoring Game

DET vs. ARI – 40.5 points
Despite this game being the lowest projected point total of the week, I don’t mind a couple of plays here. The Lions (-2.5) opened as early favorites as they travel to face the Cardinals. Both teams have been abysmal in terms of scoring, with the Cardinals worst in the league (yup, Bills have more), averaging 14.6 points per game. The Lions sport a 21.1 average, which ranks them 23rd. Despite the ugly total, it should be a good spot for David Johnson ($6,500), who sees a dramatic $900 price drop from Week 13. While he can truly give you a range of outcomes, we’ve seen him perform against other defenses that are poor against the run, most recently citing the Chiefs and Raiders. After the Lions held the Bears (twice) and Panthers to under 54 rushing yards, the Rams ripped them for 140 rushing yards, 33 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Theo Riddick ($4,700) is also potentially in play here. He saw a season-high eight carries last week against the Rams, which would be appealing if that trend continues. It’s not one you can necessarily be excited about, but it’s an option if you’re looking to save some salary.

DvP Matchups

Worst QB Matchups

QB, OPP, DvP Rank
New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, 1st
Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, 2nd
Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers, 3rd

Best QB Matchups

QB, OPP, DvP Rank
Los Angeles Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, 32nd
Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, 31st
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, 30th


Worst RB Matchups

RB, OPP, DvP Rank
Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, 1st
Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, 4th
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, 5th

Best RB Matchups

RB, OPP, DvP Rank
Los Angeles Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, 32nd
Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, 31st
Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, 30th


Worst WR Matchups

WR, OPP, DvP Rank
Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, 1st
Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, 2nd
New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, 3rd

Best WR Matchups

WR, OPP, DvP Rank
Tamp Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, 32nd
Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, 31st
Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, 30th


Worst TE Matchups

TE, OPP, DvP Rank
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, 2nd
Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, 3rd
Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, 4th

Best TE Matchups

TE, OPP, DvP Rank
Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, 32nd
Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, 31st
Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, 30th


Target Report

Last Week’s Leaders

NameTeamLast Week’s OPPTargets
Keenan AllenLACPIT19
T.Y. HiltonINDJAX13
Antonio BrownPITLAC13
Davante AdamsGBARI13
DeAndre HopkinsHOUCLE12
Jordy NelsonOAKKC11
Curtis SamuelCARTB11
Bruce EllingtonDETLAR10
Odell Beckham Jr.NYGCHI9
Jarvis LandryCLEHOU9

Last 3 Weeks Leaders

NameTeamTargets Past 3 WeeksAvg Targets
Antonio BrownPIT3911.3
Keenan AllenLAC389.4
JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT3610
Davante AdamsGB3410.6
T.Y. HiltonIND328.6
Kenny GolladayDET317.7
Julio JonesATL3111.1
Christian McCaffreyCAR297.7
Travis KelceKC289.5
Tyler BoydCIN278.1


Lineup Quick Hits

QB To Build Lineups Around…

Matt Ryan, ATL at GB ($5,600) — Luckily for us (unless you rostered him last week), Ryan and the Falcons were in fantasy irrelevant land last week against the Ravens. Because of that, we get them at dirt cheap salaries in a really nice bounce-back spot against the Packers. Prior to last week’s 8.7-DKFP performance against the Ravens, Ryan had averaged 24.2 DKFP since coming off a Week 8 bye with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Getting him at this price feels like a bit of a steal, especially when you consider he’s priced as the QB13 on this slate. Will he be the highest scoring QB on this slate? Likely not, but the value and matchup can’t be ignored.

WR To Pair Him With…

Julio Jones, ATL at GB ($7,900) — Like Ryan, Jones didn’t have much going on last week against the Ravens. In fact, Jones posted his lowest fantasy output of the season at just 3.8 DKFP, catching only two of eight targets for 18 yards. Now he goes from one extreme to another and faces a much more generous Packers secondary. Opposing receivers have posted some huge numbers against the Packers and this week should be no different. Since their bye, Jones was averaging 27.3 DKFP prior to their game with the Ravens with 11 targets per game. Jones has also been seeing a 28 percent red-zone target share since the bye week, which is a massive total over Calvin Ridley, ($5,200) who is second at 9 percent.

The Top RB Will Be…

Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. PHI ($8,600) — The Cowboys are surging right now and I don’t expect that to stop this week against the Eagles. Elliott has been such a massive part of the Cowboys offense, to begin with but now he’s had at least 23 carries in three straight games. Mix in just under seven targets in that same span and you really don’t have much to not like. He already ripped this defense for 39.7 DKFP back in Week 10, rushing for 151 yards while adding 36 receiving yards and two TDs. While we have a lot of interesting and enticing plays at running back this week (Melvin Gordon if active, Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones) Elliott’s consistent involvement has me on him completely.


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