Week 14 FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments
Earlier this season, a Jaguars backup quarterback led our FanDuel tournament lineup to glory. If DFS lightning could ever strike twice, it would be in 2020. Welcome to Week 14, where our key selection in our GPP lineup on FD is Mike Glennon. If he can follow in Jake Luton’s earlier footsteps, we’ll be sitting pretty.
Using Glennon allows a running back combo of Aaron Jones and Alvin Kamara with a receiver combo of DeAndre Hopkins and Tyler Lockett. It can definitely be worth it.
FanDuel Picks Week 14: NFL DFS lineup for GPPs
QB Mike Glennon, Jaguars vs. Titans ($6,600)
Remember earlier this season, when you probably laughed at our selection of Jake Luton as our GPP quarterback? That lineup finished in the top one percent of tournaments. Glennon’s averaged about 16 FD points in his two starts, and the Titans wind up in more shootouts than you’d expect. Glennon’s cheap price allows for more stars elsewhere.
RB Aaron Jones, Packers @ Lions ($8,700)
The Lions have allowed the most FD points to running backs this season at more than 30 per game. That sets Jones up for a huge day in which yardage shouldn’t be a worry, and the only thing that will determine whether it’s a top-10 RB day or a top-three RB day is how many times he finds the end zone.
RB Alvin Kamara, Saints @ Eagles ($7,800)
Kamara’s price has continued to drop thanks to a lack of catches with Taysom Hill at the helm. If Drew Brees (ribs) does return, Kamara’s an absolute steal at this price, but even with Hill, Kamara is still a decent play here thanks to his ability to take any carry to the house.
WR DJ Chark, Jaguars vs. Titans ($5,900)
Chark hasn’t had big games with Glennon running the offense despite decent target totals, and that could make Laviska Shenault an option to stack for Jacksonville. But Chark is still the best receiver in this offense and the most likely to get consistent targets in a game with a lot of points, leading to higher volume than he’s seen so far with Glennon.
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WR DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals @ Giants ($8,200)
It’s been a slump of late for Arizona, but the best way to break out of that is to force feed your top recevier. To think James Bradberry or anyone else on the Giants can cover Hopkins is foolish. There should be double-digit targets and a possible touchdown waiting for Hopkins in Week 14.
WR Deebo Samuel, 49ers vs. Washington ($6,300)
Playing Samuel is an attempt to take advantage of Washington’s overall good numbers against receivers this year. The little red opponent ranking on FD could work in our favor because Samuel is so different than other receivers that it barely matters. He’s frequently targeted at or behind the line-of-scrimmage to do his damage after the catch, and following a Week 13 that didn’t see his first reception until the second half, expect Samuel’s involvement to be early and often against the Washington Football Team.
TE Cole Kmet, Bears vs. Texans ($4,600)
Kmet saw a career-high in targets (7) and receptions (5) in Week 13, seemingly out of nowhere. His price barely rose despite the outing, showing some skepticism in FD’s algorithms. But Kmet’s snap count was already rising above Jimmy Graham’s before last week, suggesting it was only a matter of time before he produced. At this dirt-cheap price, we’ll take what we can get from Kmet.
FLEX Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Jets ($7,900)
Coming off a loss to the Giants, Seattle could put up a huge number on the Jets. Lockett remains one of the tougher covers in football, and there’s certainly no one on New York that can hope to slow him down. This is the perfect get-right game for the Seahawks.
DEF Houston Texans @ Bears ($3,400)
The Texans are both our cash and GPP defense this week thanks to a matchup with Mitchell Trubisky at a very low price. Don’t worry about the Kmet overlap because both that selection and this are about finding value. Both can pay off at the same time, and they allow us to pack our lineup with other high-priced studs.