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NFL Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Picks, Predictions, Betting Odds for Week 14

Steve Buchanan breaks down the Week 14 DraftKings NFL slate with game analysis, odds, lines and prop bets.

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Game Notes

Biggest DraftKings Sportsbook Moneyline Favorite

Denver Broncos (-10; -475) vs. Detroit Lions (+350)

Betting trends:
Broncos 2021 home record: 3-3
Broncos 2021 home record when favored: 2-2
Broncos 2021 ATS record: 6-6
Broncos 2021 ATS record when favored: 4-3

Lions 2021 road record: 0-5-1
Lions 2021 road record as underdogs: 0-5-1
Lions 2021 ATS record: 8-4
Lions 2021 ATS record as underdogs: 8-4

Not sure I’m loving the idea that the Broncos are the biggest favorite on this entire slate. Against the spread, the Lions have been solid going 8-4 overall and this could be a week where they make it 9-4. When the Lions have been double-digit underdogs, they’ve gone 3-1 ATS, covering against the Vikings (+10), Rams (+16.5) and Browns (+13.5). The only game they failed to cover in this scenario was in Week 2 against the Packers (+11.5) and they lost by 18 points. The biggest loss for the Lions is D’Andre Swift ($6,600) who is unlikely to play due to a shoulder injury. That means another week of Jamaal Williams ($5,500) who didn’t need to catch much at all due to the Lions playing with a lead (what?!).

I also like the Lions with how much this game has moved. This originally opened at -8 in favor for the Broncos, dropping down to -7 before it took off into double-digits. The value on the Broncos at this point, especially against a team that have finished four straight games to within a field goal. Both of these teams are slower paced compared to the rest of the league, with the Broncos averaging 62.5 plays per game (20th) and the Lions at 62.2 (21st). Give me the Lions to cover once again.

Highest DraftKings Sportsbook Projected Total

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5; -165) vs. Buffalo Bills (+145) Over/Under: 54.5

Betting trends:
Bills 2021 road record: 4-2
Bills 2021 road record as underdogs: 1-0
Bills 2021 Over/Under record: 5-7
Bills 2021 Over/Under record as underdogs: 1-0

Buccaneers 2021 home record: 5-0
Buccaneers 2021 home record as favorites: 5-0
Buccaneers 2021 Over/Under record: 6-6
Buccaneers 2021 Over/Under record as favorites: 6-6

All eyes will be on this game as the Bills look to bounce back after an unbelievable loss to the Patriots. This game has the biggest total on the slate by a wide margin, as it’s the only game with a 50+ total and is five points higher than any other game. The Bills, who just faced 38 rushing attempts against them, now face a team that throws more than anyone else, doing so on 68% of their offensive plays. This is also only the second time the Bills have been underdogs this season, as they were in Week 5 against the Chiefs (+2.5) which they won outright by a score of 38-20.

What is leading me to the over is the Buccaneers. The offense at home has been extraordinary, as they average 31.4 points per game overall but 38.4 at home. On the road, this offense averages 26.4 points. Meanwhile, the Bills have been one of the best scoring offenses on the road, averaging 31 points per game (2nd) compared to 25 at home. While Josh Allen ($7,800) could only complete 50% of his pass attempts last week, he should find it much, much easier against the Bucs. I mean, hell, if Matt Ryan is nearly touching 300 passing yards against them, what will Allen reach? For the Bucs, they’ll benefit from the absence of shutdown corner Tre’Davious White. The Bills secondary hasn’t really been tested without him, thanks to the Patriots wide receivers not catching a single ball last week. That’ll change in Week 14 and it’s against one of the best offenses in the league. This number has been trending up but I’d be willing to take the over up to 55.5.

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Last Updated: Friday, December 10th, 12:00 p.m.

NFL Betting Trends

This section will showcase some of the best and worst teams against the spread and with the over/under.

Teams Against the Spread:

Best Teams ATS

Team Record ATS +/-
Team Record ATS +/-
Dallas Cowboys 12-4 5.1
Green Bay Packers 12-4 1.3
New England Patriots 10-6 7.5
Tennessee Titans 10-6 3.6
Arizona Cardinals 10-6 2.4

Worst Teams ATS

Team Record ATS +/-
Team Record ATS +/-
Jacksonville Jaguars 4-12 -7.6
Carolina Panthers 5-11 -2.8
Chicago Bears 6-10 -0.6
New York Jets 6-10 -4.3
New York Giants 6-10 -2.5

Teams Over/Under Records:

Best Team Over Records

Team Over Record Total +/-
Team Over Record Total +/-
New York Jets 10-6 4.4
Minnesota Vikings 10-6 1.4
Los Angeles Rams 8-7-1 -0.8
Buffalo Bills 8-8 -1.8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-8 0.4

Worst Team Over Records

Team Over Record Total +/-
Team Over Record Total +/-
Jacksonville Jaguars 5-11 -3.8
Seattle Seahawks 5-10-1 -3.3
New York Giants 5-10-1 -4.5
Atlanta Falcons 6-10 -2.1
New Orleans Saints 6-10 -2.8

Target Report

Target Report

Player Team Week 13 Opponent Avg. TPG Avg YPT
Player Team Week 13 Opponent Avg. TPG Avg YPT
Cooper Kupp LAR MIN 11.7 9.9
Diontae Johnson PIT KC 10.4 7.6
Tyreek Hill KC PIT 10.3 8.2
Keenan Allen LAC HOU 10.3 7.5
Justin Jefferson MIN LAR 9.8 9.7
DJ Moore CAR TB 9.5 7.4
Marquise Brown BAL CIN 9.3 7.5
Stefon Diggs BUF NE 9.1 7.9
Travis Kelce KC PIT 8.7 8.7
Mark Andrews BAL CIN 8.7 8.7

Lineup Starters

Quarterback to build around

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team, $6,700 — Prescott has had a couple of lackluster performances sandwiched in between a 28.3 DKFP game against the Raiders. I’m expecting more of that Raiders performance this week against the Football Team. Sure, they’re riding a nice four-game winning streak but I’m under the belief it ends here. While the Football Team has a solid pass rush, Prescott hasn’t faced much pressure, only doing so on 30% of his dropbacks. This defense also gives up a ton of production to opposing quarterbacks, as they average 24 DKFP, 274 passing yards and 7.6 YPA. With the Cowboys running game banged up with Tony Pollard ($6,400) a GTD and a lack of efficiency from Ezekiel Elliott ($7,300) the ‘Boys could resort to defeating the Football Team through the air, where they’re weak. Prescott should easily return value on this salary.

Wide Receiver To Pair Him With

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team, $7,200 — This slate really lacks a lot of big named receivers and yet, Lamb doesn’t projected to be highly owned. With plenty of attention on players like Tyreek Hill ($8,500) and Chris Godwin ($7,100), this makes me like Lamb even more. In his return from his concussion, Lamb drew 13 targets of which he made seven catches for 89 yards and ran the ball once for another 33. Lamb continues to dominate the team target share, averaging 22% overall and a season-high 32.5% last week. This Football Team secondary struggles with opposing receivers getting downfield, as evidenced by the 8.7 YPT they’re averaging. With an 11.1 aDOT for Lamb he should be posting some big numbers in this game.

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