FanDuel DFS NFL picks and advice for Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season to help you build the perfect DFS fantasy football lineup.
Welcome back to yet another week of FanDuel DFS advice, this time for Week 14 of the NFL season. Week 13 was one of the highest-scoring weeks of the year, which also meant that if you did not have a couple of players that went off you were likely left in the dust.
I know I personally was left in the dust in cash formats after choosing to play Adam Thielen over Justin Jefferson. While the process may have been correct, as Thielen came in below 5% rostered and Jefferson was 50% rostered, the injury to Thielen and monster Jefferson game was simply too much to overcome.
Looking ahead to Week 14, players from the Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles will all be unavailable.
When talking about players I will reference the salaries and salary cap of a typical FanDuel tournament. I will also show a complete sample lineup, which consists of nine positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, and DEF.
Note that your individual strategy should change based on the type of contests you enter, though I will reference different strategies for both cash and tournament formats.
Without further ado, here are picks and FanDuel DFS advice for every position for Week 14 of the NFL season!
FanDuel DFS NFL Week 14 picks and lineup advice: Quarterback
Whereas in previous weeks I have limited the number of quarterbacks I want to play, there are actually quite a few options at every price point that I like for both cash and tournaments.
As always, the quarterback pricing on FanDuel incentivizes paying up at the position, and this week the most expensive quarterback on the slate is Josh Allen ($8800). I think Allen is a phenomenal cash play based on volume alone, as the Bills will be unable to run the ball against a stout run defense, but he should be able to pick apart an injured Buccaneers secondary and should rack up rushing yards as he is forced outside of the pocket.
Patrick Mahomes ($8500) is coming off two poor performances in a row but gets to face a Raiders defense that he torched for 400 yards and five touchdowns only three weeks ago. These are my two favorite cash plays, but there are certainly other viable options at cheaper price points.
Tom Brady ($8200) is my favorite tournament play of the week, as I think people will be quick to avoid a seemingly stout Bills pass defense and Brady will come in with a much lower roster percentage than he should. Even though the Bills have been solid, they have not faced a quarterback with the skill and offensive weapons as Tom Brady and could be in for a rough time after losing star cornerback Tre’Davious White for the season.
Dak Prescott ($8100) also feels like a safe play against a Washington defense that has been playing better as of late, but is still overall poor against the pass. With Ezekiel Elliot still on the mend and Tony Pollard dealing with a foot injury, Prescott could be forced into volume and should easily be able to put up a couple touchdowns and solid yardage.
Taysom Hill ($7700) is going up against the Jets, who are far and away the worst defense in the NFL. While Hill’s throwing ability certainly looked suspect against Dallas last Thursday night, he still put up almost 25 fantasy points despite throwing four interceptions. A repeat performance should be light work again against an atrocious Jets defense barring Alvin Kamara stealing multiple touchdowns on the ground.
Finally, Ryan Tannehill ($7300) has done absolutely nothing all year, but gets Julio Jones back and has no running game. The Titans will be able to get theirs against a pitiful Jags defense, and I think Tannehill could pay off his salary and be a sneaky good play in a tournament.