If you play DFS, stack these players in Week 14 for a chance at optimizing your FanDuel and DraftKings scores. Follow Elliot on Twitter @BerkovitsElliot.
Wow, Week 14 is already here, where has the season gone?! With season long fantasy leagues heading into the playoffs many of us will be on the outside looking in wondering what went wrong. But before you get too down on yourself, remember the fantasy season is far from over with plenty of time to still get involved in DFS.
As I mentioned last week, DFS is all about matchups regardless of name recognition. Looking ahead to Week 14 we have a ton of juicy matchups to choose from when it comes to stacking your best players in DFS games. On that note, let’s take a look at Week 14’s top DFS stacking options.
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Ben Roethlisberger (FD $8,600, DK $6,800) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (FD $7,500, DK $8,200)
This week the Steelers will travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders in what should be a fairly one-sided game. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a dream matchup facing the 28th ranked defense against QB’s this year and they have looked even worse than the numbers dictate. Ben should be able to pick them apart with little to no pressure against a terrible Raiders front seven.
The Raiders haven’t just been bad against QB’s this year as they are ranked 28th against WR’s as well. While Steelers WR Antonio Brown may be the obvious choice to pair up with Ben this week I actually think WR JuJu Smith-Schuster will offer more bang for your buck. Juju runs a large percentage of his routes out of the slot and that’s the best place to attack this porous Raiders secondary. I think Ben, JuJu and the whole Steelers offense goes off this week and should be started as much as possible.
Aaron Rodgers (FD $8,100, DK $6,000) and Davante Adams (FD $8,700, DK $8,400)
The Green Bay Packers will play host to the Atlanta Falcons this week in one of the most explosive matchups of the weekend, pitting two high-flying offenses against each other. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has had a frustrating season thus far but I expect that to change with new interim HC Joe Philbin running the offense.
The Falcons defense has been torn apart all season, ranking 25th against QB’s and shows no signs of improvement. The bright spot of this Packers offense has been WR Davante Adams who has been absolutely unstoppable this season, scoring 11 TD’s to go along with 85 catches and 1,115 yards. This week Adams gets the 19th ranked defense against WR’s and should be just as dominant as he’s been all year, making him a must-start DFS option. With a matchup this sweet make sure both Rodgers and Adams make it into your lineup.
Dak Prescott (FD $7,400, DK $5,600) and Amari Cooper (FD $6,900, DK $6,600)
The Dallas Cowboys host division rival Philadelphia Eagles this week in a huge game that could end up deciding the winner of the NFC East. The Eagles come into this game extremely beat up, especially in the secondary, ranking 25th in the league against the pass and 10th against the run. Considering how strong the Eagles front seven is, I expect Dallas to throw all game taking advantage of a weak CB group.
That’s where Amari Cooper comes in, one of the most surprising midseason breakouts of the year. Since getting to Dallas, Cooper has been targeted 8 or more times in four of five games while scoring three times as well. I think Dak looks for his new wideout over and over, connecting on some deep balls and getting in the end zone, at least once.