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 Targets and Touches: Week 14
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:21

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 Week 14 Injury Report
Posted by Ben Kukainis on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 16:55

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Quarterbacks

Dolphin QB Ryan Tannehill (ACL, MCL) is believed to have avoided an ACL tear, and while he will miss the rest of the regular season with ACL and MCL sprains, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported there’s “definitely a cautious sense of internal optimism” Tannehill could return for the postseason.

Lion QB Matthew Stafford (finger) will play through his finger injury, according to HC Jim Caldwell. He apparently suffered a “PIP dislocation” with torn ligaments in his middle finger of his throwing hand, and will play with a glove or something over the finger for the rest of the season.

Packer QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) suffered a calf injury Sunday but it “doesn’t seem as bad as the one form two years ago,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It looks like he’ll be okay for Week 15.


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 Week 14 Snap Report
Posted by Ben Kukainis on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 15:51

 

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 Week 14/15 Monday/Thursday Options
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:28

Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots

Vegas: Patriots -6.5, O/U: 45.5

The spread in this game dropped three points and the total crept up one. I guess Vegas expects the Baltimore offense to do a little more than they originally did when the line came out. Both teams are in the top 12 for pace and pretty close to each other, so neither team gets a big bump or downgrade there. This is a matchup of strengths against strength and weakness against weakness as the Baltimore offense ranks 27th DVOA and faces the 19th ranked New England defense. The 3rd ranked New England offense faces the 2nd ranked Baltimore defense, so something has to give on both sides of the ball.


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 Benny's DraftKings 4X Value Matrix - Week 14
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 09:05

Chalk Talk

We always want to start by trying to identify the most likely chalk plays. We need to know who we want to attack and who we can fade on our rosters. This is a pretty weird week when it comes to roster construction. I think you can build rosters a few different ways and depending on your construction, we can figure out who the chalk is likely to be. Let me show you what I mean.

The Winston/Evans/Brate Tampa Bay stack is going to be uber chalky this week. They have a matchup with the putrid Saints secondary in the highest total game on the board. In fact, we do not have many high total games this weekend. This is by far the top one with a total over 50. Drew Brees is on the road, so people will shy away from him, which means the top owned QB in my eyes is likely to be Jameis Winston. Mike Evans is his clear #1 WR and has a matchup with the struggling Delvin Breaux. He is likely to be the highest owned WR on the weekend. Cameron Brate is basically the De facto #2 pass catcher here and is my bet to be the highest owned TE on the weekend.


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 Tommy G's Week 14 DFS Rundown
Posted by Tommy G on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 19:11

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 @MagicSportsGuy's Cash Game Plays - Week 14
Posted by Kevin Adams on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 18:16

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In this quick hitter that will come out on Saturdays, I will give my optimal plays for your cash game rosters. I like to wait as long as possible to release so I can get Friday practice report data, movement in Vegas lines and game totals, and to gauge ownership percentage...


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 NFL Week 14 Cheat Sheet
Posted by Kevin Adams on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 16:20

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 Playing the Percentages: NFL Week 14
Posted by Jeff Collins on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 16:20

Below you will find some of the guys I’m considering playing at low ownership in tournaments (ownership % indicated next to DraftKings price-tag), along with some highly-owned players that I’m thinking about fading. Honestly, this week there isn’t much “bad chalk”. That said, I’ll still identify some potential fades and low ownership plays...


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 Benny's Week 14 Props
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 16:19

Here are some interesting Prop Bets for NFL week 13 offered by our friends at Ladbrokes this week. We only included the top part of the list, so if you do not see someone, that means they project for below the lowest amount. This list also does not include the Monday night game and is for the Sunday only slate.


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