Week 13 had an interesting spread of games. The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers played a game without a touchdown scored, while the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys combined for 76 points. The matchups in Week 14 may not look appealing, but there should be plenty of value for your DFS lineup.
Below, we’ll look at some of the best matchups and their respective game scripts, including players you’ll want to consider plugging into DFS lineups for Week 14.
NFL DFS Picks: Game Scripts, Week 14
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown ($8,200)
QB Justin Fields ($6,800)
WR D.J. Moore ($6,500)
This will be the second time these divisional opponents will match up this season. Detroit won the first game 31-26. Fields finished the first game 16-of-23 passing for 169 yards and a touchdown. He showed off his value by adding 104 yards on 18 carries. The Lions allow the fourth-most DFS points per game to opposing quarterback.
St. Brown led Detroit in receiving when these teams last played. He came down with eight of his 11 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. Chicago allows middle-of-the-road numbers to opposing wide receivers, but St. Brown’s workload and his usage in the offense make him worthy of a start.
Moore was the best receiver in the overall matchup, bringing in seven of his nine targets for 96 yards and a touchdown. Detroit’s defense allows the 11th-most DFS points to opposing wide receivers. Moore balled out in his last game for 114 yards on 11 receptions.
Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs
WR Stefon Diggs ($8,800)
QB Josh Allen ($8,300)
QB Patrick Mahomes ($7,900)
These teams last matched up in Week 6 of last season. The Bills come into this game 6-6 off their bye week, while the Chiefs are 8-4. Still, this game could be a shootout. Buffalo won last year’s matchup 24-20, but there were some solid stats put up on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Josh Allen finished that game 27-of-40 for 329 yards and three touchdowns. He has struggled with turnovers recently but could bounce back despite Kansas City’s defense allowing the eighth-fewest DFS points per game to opposing quarterbacks.
Mahomes hasn’t been his usual video game self this year, but he still heads into Week 14 with 3,127 yards with 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Last year against the Bills, Mahomes finished 25-of-40 for 338 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Buffalo allows middle-of-the-road numbers to opposing quarterbacks, but Mahomes will need to be his impressive self to help the Chiefs secure a win at home.
Diggs dominated the Chiefs’ defense his last time playing them. He finished with 10 receptions on 13 targets for 148 yards and a touchdown. Diggs had 74 yards and a score on six receptions in his last game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
WR CeeDee Lamb ($9,000)
QB Dak Prescott ($7,400)
TE Jake Ferguson ($4,400)
This is the second of two meetings between these teams. The first came in Week 9, and the Eagles picked up the 28-23 victory. Prescott has his name firmly in the MVP conversation and used his performance against Philly to get him there. He finished that game 29-of-44 passing for 374 yards and three touchdowns. Prescott isn’t a dual-threat quarterback on the level of Lamar Jackson, but he still finished with 14 additional yards on six carries. He couldn’t have a better matchup, as the Eagles’ defense allows the most DFS points per game to opposing quarterbacks.
Lamb brought in 11 of his 16 targets for 191 yards in Week 9. He’s heading into this week with 1,182 yards and seven touchdowns, well on his way to setting career highs. Lamb has scored at least one touchdown in four straight games, including a touchdown and 116 yards on 12 receptions in his last game. The Philadelphia defense allows the most points to opposing wide receivers.
Ferguson is off to a hot start in his career. He has played in 12 games this season and has 498 yards and five touchdowns on 46 receptions. In Week 9, Ferguson finished with seven receptions for 91 yards and a score. He had 77 yards and a touchdown his last time out and the Eagles’ defense allows the fifth-most DFS points per game to opposing tight ends.