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Week 14 DraftKings Plays: Christian McCaffrey, Zack Moss, and More

Week 14 DraftKings Plays; One of my favorite aspects of fantasy football has become playing on DraftKings every week.
Week 14 DraftKings Plays

It is so exciting to have real, live NFL football back in our lives. One of my favorite parts is fantasy football. One of my favorite aspects of fantasy football has become playing on DraftKings every week. Every week is like a new puzzle to figure out. Whether you are more of a cash game player or a tournament player, each presents a unique challenge. Let’s take a look at my favorite Week 14 DraftKings plays.

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Week 14 DraftKings Plays

Week 13 Recap

It’s always good to be completely transparent and demonstrate accountability. That’s what I like to do with everything I do and that goes for fantasy football as well. Whether it’s bold takes or DraftKings recommendations, I always like to keep track of wins and losses. It’s good for the readers and helps me learn from mistakes moving forward.

Looking back at Week 123, it was better than Week 12 from a recommendations standpoint. This week only 60% of my recommendations hit the 2.5x value we look for in cash game lineups. This time the quarterback group led the way tied at a 80% success rate. Meanwhile, the tight end group brought up the rear at a 40% success rate. Personally, it was not a profitable week this week. We’ll look to get it going even better with the picks and get back into the profits in the Week 14 DraftKings plays.

  • Week 13 – $440 → $430 ($10 LOSS)
  • Year Total – $5,408 → $4,464 ($944 LOSS)


Justin Fields (CHI) – $6,800 v DET

It’s been a bit of an up-and-down season for Justin Fields this year for the Chicago Bears. He started extremely slow with three straight games under 17 DraftKings points before exploding for 32+ DraftKings points in two straight games. Fields then got hurt the following game and missed the next four games. He’s been back for two weeks now and it’s been a mixed bag. On the season Fields is still averaging 19.2 DraftKings points per game. This week he gets a great matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Lions defense was strong to start the year but has taken a step back. They’re stronger against running backs than quarterbacks as well. They’ve allowed the fourth-most DraftKings points to quarterbacks this season. Fields just faced them two weeks ago and had 18 carries for 104 yards in that matchup. In a game where the Bears are three-point home underdogs, Fields should see plenty of dropbacks and be given plenty of opportunities to put up a lot of DraftKings points.

Russell Wilson (DEN) – $5,800 @ LAC

Contrary to popular belief, Russell Wilson is having a good season in 2023. He currently has 2,385 passing yards to go along with 21 passing touchdowns and only seven interceptions. Wilson has also chipped in another 310 yards and two touchdowns with his legs. That has allowed him to average 18.1 DraftKings points per game this season. Despite this, his salary has stayed below $6,000 every single week this season. This week Wilson has a nice setup as the Denver Broncos take on the Los Angeles Chargers. This game is being played in Los Angeles so it’s in a dome which is a boost to both passing offenses. The Chargers defense is also not strong at all. They’ve allowed the fifth-most DraftKings points to quarterbacks so far this year. The Broncos are currently 2.5-point underdogs so the projected game script is also in his favor. Add it all up and Wilson looks like one of the best Week 14 DraftKings plays among all quarterbacks.

Others to Consider: Gardner Minshew II (IND) – $5,400 @ CIN, Brock Purdy (SF) – $6,500 v SEA, Baker Mayfield (TB) – $5,300 @ ATL

Running Backs

Christian McCaffrey (SF) – $9,200 v SEA

Is there ever a bad week to play Christian McCaffrey? The answer to that question has almost always been “no.” McCaffrey is enjoying another monster season in 2023. He currently has 1,032 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns on the season through 12 games. McCaffrey has also caught 51 passes for another 429 yards and five touchdowns as well. He’s averaging 25.8 DraftKings points per game this season which trails only Tyreek Hill among all non-quarterbacks. McCaffrey hasn’t scored less than 14.2 DraftKings points in any single game this season. It’s safe to say he’s “#goodatthegame.” On top of that, he gets a juicy matchup this week as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle has allowed the fifth-most DraftKings points to running backs this season. The 49ers also have the highest implied team total on the slate at 48.5 points. McCaffrey is an elite player, with elite usage, on an elite offense, in an elite matchup. There’s nothing to dislike here.

Zack Moss (IND) – $5,900 @ CIN

I know, I know, it didn’t work last week. The thing is, the usage was absolutely elite and that type of usage will pay off more times than not, so I’m going right back to the well this week. Moss wasn’t able to overcome the tough matchup last week like he did earlier in the season. He did, however, see a 94% snap rate, 19 carries, and three targets. That’s better than most running backs get weekly. If there’s one silver lining to him struggling last week it’s that his salary didn’t rise as high as it might have if he had a big game. The matchup is also easier this week as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are not a matchup to fear and this game has a solid 43.5-point combined total. Given the elite usage and a price tag that is still affordable, Moss looks like one of the best Week 14 DraftKings plays at any position once again.

Others to Consider: Josh Jacobs (LV) – $6,900 v MIN, Javonte Williams (DEN) – $5,800 @ LAC, Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) – $4,200 v BUF, Zach Charbonnet (SEA) – $5,400 @ SF, Bijan Robinson (ATL) – $6,500 v TB

Wide Receivers

Michael Pittman Jr. (IND) – $7,300 @ CIN

Michael Pittman Jr. has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in fantasy football this season. He’s only had one game in which he scored single-digit DraftKings points. He’s also only had two games with less than seven targets and eight games with at least 11 targets. The touchdowns have been few and far between but in a full PPR format, Pittman has been awesome averaging 17.6 DraftKings points per game this year. There’s no reason to think that changes this week against the Bengals. As previously mentioned this game has a solid 43.5-point implied combined total. The Colts currently sit as 1.5-point underdogs so the projected game script should be in Pittman’s favor. Close games also have better chances of turning into a shootout as well. The matchup is also solid too as the Bengals are middle-of-the-pack in defending opposing wide receivers. With such a high floor due to target volume, Pittman looks like one of the best Week 14 DraftKings plays at wide receiver.

Elijah Moore (CLE) – $4,500 v JAX

Elijah Moore flashed some big-time potential as a rookie a few years ago and has mostly faded away since then. He entered this season with some sleeper appeal as a guy who might click with Deshaun Watson and get back to those flashes we saw as a rookie. While that hasn’t been the case this season, he has been getting some good usage lately and producing well more often than not. Moore has 35 targets over the last four weeks and at least seven targets in all four of those games. He’s scored at least 12 DraftKings points in three of those four games. This last week he set season highs in both targets (12) and receiving yards (83) in his first game with Joe Flacco. If you haven’t heard by now, he and Flacco have a connection dating back to their Jets days. Amari Cooper left the last game with a concussion and hasn’t practiced all week so it seems unlikely he will play leaving Moore as the top wideout. This week he gets a nice matchup as the Cleveland Browns face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville has allowed the seventh-most DraftKings points to wide receivers this season. Moore looks like a great salary-saving option this week.

Others to Consider: Jaxon Smith-Njigba (SEA) – $4,100 @ SF, Jonathan Mingo (CAR) –  $3,500 @ NO, Garrett Wilson (NYJ) – $5,500 v HOU, Drake London (ATL) – $4,600 v TB, Keenan Allen (LAC) – $8,600 v DEN, Rashee Rice (KC) – $5,400 v BUF

Tight Ends

David Njoku (CLE) – $4,100 v JAX

Two Browns pass catchers with Joe Flacco at the helm, what could go wrong? Up until last week, David Njoku had been playing great. He had six straight games with double-digit DraftKings points. Last week he only had 3.7 DraftKings points but the encouraging part was he had six targets still. As previously mentioned, Amari Cooper seems likely to miss this game which should be a boost to Njoku’s target share. The matchup against the Jaguars is a solid one. Their linebackers give up a lot of YAC which is Njoku’s specialty as he leads all TEs in YAC this season. It seems like a matchup made in heaven and that makes Njoku one of the best Week 14 DraftKings plays at the position.

Tyler Conklin (NYJ) – $3,000 v HOU

Tyler Conklin has had a few games here and there of fantasy relevance but for the most part has been off the radar this season. Heading into the year he had some deep sleeper appeal as a guy tied to Aaron Rodgers. After Rodgers went down, that all flew out of the window. Last week, however, Conklin drew nine targets. He only caught three of them for 35 yards good for 6.5 DraftKings points but that target volume is very nice for someone with such a cheap price tag. This week the New York Jets are putting Zach Wilson back in as the starting quarterback which is surprisingly a nice upgrade for the Jets pass catchers, including Conklin. On top of that, this matchup against the Houston Texans is one of the best for tight ends. The Texans have allowed the seventh-most DraftKings points to tight ends this year. The Jets are 3.5-point home underdogs too so they should be throwing plenty. Conklin is a great salary-saving option this week.

Others to Consider: Kyle Pitts (ATL) – $3,700 v TB, Isaiah Likely (BAL) – $3,500 v LAR, Brevin Jordan (HOU) – $3,100 @ NYJ

Defense/Special Teams

In terms of choosing a defense/special teams, it’s the last spot I fill in every week. It’s pretty random but there are a few areas to gain an advantage. I aim to target the heavily favored teams as they usually play with a lead. This forces their opponent to throw it more often, which can help lead to extra sacks, turnovers, and hopefully a touchdown. Another aspect to target is turnover and sack-prone quarterbacks. I advise filling out the rest of your lineup first and then picking your favorite D/ST out of the remaining money.

My Tentative Cash Game Lineup

  • QB – Justin Fields
  • RB – Zack Moss
  • RB – Christian McCaffrey
  • WR – Garrett Wilson
  • WR – Keenan Allen
  • WR – Jaxon Smith-Njigba
  • TE – Brevin Jordan
  • Flex – Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • DST – Kansas City Chiefs

Make sure to tune in next week to see the results from my Week 14 DraftKings plays and the best picks for Week 15. Best of luck to everyone and let’s enjoy some football and win some money!


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