DraftKings Week 14 Dream Lineup: Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham Jr. Among Best Picks

by NESN Staff

December 9, 2015

Did your fantasy football team get eliminated from the playoffs last week?

If yes, the season still isn’t over. You can continue to use your skills on daily fantasy sites such as DraftKings. Here’s our dream lineup for Week 14.

Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks ($6,900)
Wilson could be one of the top three fantasy quarterbacks for the rest of the season. He’s thrown for more than 600 yards with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions over the last two weeks. Wilson also has a good matchup against a Baltimore Ravens pass defense that’s given up 22 touchdowns with just four interceptions.

Running Backs: T.J Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars ($4,900); David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals ($4,300)
The Jaguars finally figured out that if you give Yeldon the ball at the goal line, good things likely will happen. He ended a four-game touchdown drought Sunday and also racked up 136 total yards on 19 touches. He’s a smart, safe play in Week 14 because he’ll be heavily involved in all facets of Jacksonville’s offense.

Johnson was Arizona’s starting running back last week in place of the injured Chris Johnson, and he impressed with 99 yards on 22 carries (4.5 yards per attempt). He’s likely to receive the bulk of the carries in Week 14 and is a great value at just $4,300.

Wide Receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants ($9,100); Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks ($4,100); Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles ($5,500)
You need at least one or two “sure things” in DFS, and Beckham Jr. is as close as it gets. The Giants wideout has tallied 100-plus receiving yards in five straight games with six touchdowns in that span. What more could fantasy owners expect?

Baldwin’s three-touchdown performance in Week 12 was expected to be nothing more than an outlier, but he hauled in two more scores in Seattle’s huge win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. He’s clearly Wilson’s main target in a much-improved Seahawks passing attack and a solid value at just $4,100. Baldwin has six touchdowns in his last four games.

Matthews has hit the 100-yard mark just twice this season, but he has touchdowns in back-to-back games and clearly is the best receiver in the Eagles’ passing attack.

Tight End: Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins ($5,100)
The most valuable tight ends in DFS are those who receive a lot of targets. Reed has been given eight or more targets in seven of 10 games, including each of the last three contests. He also has six touchdowns and a pretty good matchup against a Chicago Bears pass defense that struggled at times last week against a poor San Francisco 49ers offense led by quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Flex: Todd Gurley, Running Back, St. Louis Rams ($6,900)
This is the lowest Gurley has been priced since his breakout early in the season, and his Week 14 matchup gives him a good chance for a bounce-back performance. The Detroit Lions give up 108.7 rushing yards per game.

Defense: Kansas City Chiefs ($3,200)
The Chiefs play a Chargers team in Week 14 that ranks 25th in points scored per game, 29th in rushing yards per game and was defeated 17-3 by the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Kansas City also has more than 10 takeaways in its last six games.

Thumbnail photo via Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham celebrates his 13-yard touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.

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