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Fantasy football advice, Week 14: FanDuel lineup tips and strategies

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Week 13 Recap

Final Roster

Ryan Tannehill $8600 - 9.7 points
Le'Veon Bell $9200 - 35.4
Shane Vereen $6600 - 3.7
Randall Cobb $8500 - 12.8
Brandon LaFell $7000 - 18.3
Malcom Floyd $5400 - 10
Vernon Davis $4900 - 2.3
Graham Gano $4600 - 7
Houston Texans $5100 - 12

Beginning Bank $60

Week 13 Bank: $17.68

This is the time of year FanDuel becomes very interesting. As the fantasy football playoffs kickoff, those still hungry for action flock to the daily leagues. To those of you I say "Welcome!" Daily fantasy leagues are a blast and you can enter numerous lineups in different contests. Case in point: last week I lost my week long game, but my Thanksgiving day only lineup was a winner! Here is my main lineup for week 14.

50/50 League $2 Entry Free (Sunday - Monday  Games)


Drew Brees (Saints) $9400: He's been hot lately and plays a lot better in the Superdome. He hasn't been the fantasy QB many expected on draft day, but a date with the scuffling Panthers is a recipe for success.

Running Backs

Frank Gore (49ers) $5700: Each week I try to fit in at least one 49er. Gore may be getting close to the end of the road, but did you see Tre Mason run wild on the Raiders last week? Gore doesn't have that speed or wiggle, but he is still a force to be reckoned with. Just have to hope he gets enough touches, but he is uber cheap this week, allowing me to get top notch starters at QB, RB and WR.

Eddie Lacy (Packers) $8500: If you put a jersey on a runaway shopping cart it could probably average 3.6 yards against the Atlanta defense. This game could get out of hand quickly and Lacy will have a role no matter how this contest plays out. A few receptions, 80+ yards and a TD are all on the table Sunday.

Wide Receivers

A.J. Green $8800: The Steelers secondary is hurting. If they can't get pressure on Andy Dalton then they are in for a long day against receiver known as "Apple Jack" (at least in my fantasy circles).

Kenny Stills (Saints) $6400: Cooks is out, Colston is old and Graham is hurt. This creates a very favorable scenario for a Brees/Stills stack against Carolina. Stills is averaging about 7 receptions and 100 yards the past two weeks. Hopefully, he has another impressive performance left in him.

Andrew Hawkins (Browns) $6000: If there is a silver lining in Johnny Manziel not getting the starting nod, it's that Hoyer may be a better option for the Cleveland receivers. Of course, Josh Gordon will dominate the targets, but there should be enough to go around in a potential blowout. Fly Young Hawk Fly!

Tight End

Jordan Reed (Washington) $5300: St. Louis was able to put the boot down on the Raiders last week, but they'll be traveling for an early game in Washington week 14. Colt McCoy, at the very least, has been able to move the Washington offense. Jordan Reed is healthy and broke the 100-yard receiving mark last week. The chances for another big game are relatively high.


Phil Dawson (49ers) $4800: Well, he did score all the points last week. The one thing about a struggling offense going up against a struggling defense is that you can bet the 49ers will fall short a few times. That's when they call on the one known as "Phil", a name that strikes fear in goal posts across the land.


Minnesota Vikings $5000: Who are the Jets playing this week? The Vikings? Okay.

Who are your best players below $6500 this week? I promise I won't tell.