With the playoff run starting in most season-long fantasy football contests, it’s a nice opportunity for eliminated owners to focus on daily fantasy. These are some of the plays that I like in Week 14.
Tyrod Taylor at PHI – $7500
Despite a slow string of games while bothered by a shoulder injury, Tyrod Taylor has scored 26+ fantasy points in two straight games. Those games came in difficult matchups with the Chiefs and Texans. Still at a relatively cheap $7500, TyGod is a nice play against the Eagles this week.
David Johnson vs. MIN – $6500
When given the touches, I have no concerns with David Johnson. Johnson is so fast and large that he’s difficult to tackle. In addition, his prowess is in the passing game as a wide receiver. On a high-scoring Cardinals offense with Andre Ellington out, Johnson’s price tag gives owners reason to enter a Thursday lineup.
Giovani Bernard vs. PIT – $5700
Much like his game against the Cardinals, I expect Gio to see an uptick in usage on Sunday. Bernard still profiles as the superior pass game back so this matchup favors him. Bernard’s price has dropped to a season-low $5700.
Brandon Marshall vs. TEN – $8200
Seeing at least 10 targets in four straight games, few receivers have been as consistent as Brandon Marshall. The Titans have allowed seven passing touchdowns to wide receivers over their last two games. Marshall has five straight games with a touchdown.
Alshon Jeffery vs. WAS – $7500
When playing healthy, Alshon Jeffery has at least 11 targets in every game so we know the opportunities will be there. The Redskins have allowed the ninth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. I expect Jeffery to capitalize on his opportunities this week.
Sammy Watkins at PHI – $7200
Despite not seeing heavy volume, Sammy Watkins has been a model of efficiency. Over his last two games, he’s converted 14 targets into 267 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, Watkins should be given ample opportunities to dominate.
Greg Olsen vs. ATL – $6600
With so many injuries at the tight end position, Greg Olsen has emerged as Mr. Reliable. With at least five catches and/or a touchdown in six straight games, Olsen is worth paying up for.
Matt Prater at STL – $4500
At just $4500, Matt Prater is a minimum priced kicker. Favored and in a dome, Prater is a solid option.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. SD – $4800
The Chiefs defense has scored in the double digits in six of their last eight games. This week they face a depleted Chargers offense. The last time they played the Chargers in San Diego, the Chiefs defense scored 18.