As you look to cash in on FanDuel NFL main slate contests for Week 14, here’s a lineup to deploy.
Week 14 is the final week of the regular season in many season-long fantasy football leagues. So for a chunk of managers, playoff hopes are gone for this year. So a shift of mental resources toward DFS and whatever your site/app of choice is (FanDuel for our purposes here) is almost natural, right?
As usual, I will be using this lineup myself in a Sunday main slate contest on FanDuel. So we win or lose together here. Four teams are on a bye (New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles), which thins the depth of options in some spots.
Without further ado, here is my ideal FanDuel NFL lineup for Week 14. Again, for Sunday main slate contests.
FanDuel NFL 2021: Best lineup for Week 14
Quarterback: Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys-$7,100
Heinicke had a solid outing against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 13 (23-for-30, 196 yards with two touchdowns and an interception;10 rushing yards). He has multiple passing touchdowns in two of his last three games. In four games since a Week 9 bye, he has seven touchdown passes and just two interceptions while completing more than 72 percent of his passes in all four.
In Week 14 Heinicke gets the Cowboys, who are allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season (19.2 per game, Yahoo!/FanDuel scoring). In three of their last five games, an opposing quarterback has topped 21 fantasy points against them. Six signal callers have topped 21 fantasy points against them this season, and five put something noticeable on the stat sheet as a runner.
In five games this season where he has had more than 35 pass attempts, Heinicke has thrown for over 265 yards three times and topped 21 fantasy points twice. To keep pace with Dallas’ offense on Sunday, 35-40 pass attempts is a solid assumption. In a week where I found it hard to like the higher-salaried signal callers, I’ll start with the WFT’s quarterback.