SportsTradex: Top NFL Targets For Week 14: Over $13,000 Guaranteed

What’s up Grinders!

Welcome to the Week 14 edition of the SportsTradex Column. SportsTradex is continuing their large GPP action for Week 14 with two large field Draft Contest tournaments dubbed “The Pooch Kick”. The 1st is a $200 buy-in and features a $8,000 prizepool, and the 2nd is a $25 buy in with a $2,000 prizepool. For those not into the GPP scene, there are plenty of Double Ups, and H2H action as well. If you haven’t tried the site yet, I highly recommend that you give it a try. They offer a very unique game type with both Draft Contests and Pick ‘Em style contests. There has been some overlay in these games lately, so if you are looking for some value this Sunday for NFL, make sure to check out SportsTradex.

SportsTradex has recently launched a new site design, and a great rewards program as well. So make sure to check that out if you are a value hunter like myself! Playing games without bonus or rewards in today’s DFS landscape is just silly, so go load up at SportsTradex this week!

Description of Draft Contests:

Draft a team of 7, 8 or 9 players in this tiered fantasy draft game. The number of players you will draft from each tier varies depending on the strategy option you select in the dropdown box. You have three options:

Option 1: 7 Players: 3A, 1B, 1C, 2D
Option 2: 8 Players: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
Option 3: 9 Players: 1A, 3B, 3C, 2D

Here is the breakdown of the tiers:

Tier A – Contains Top QB/HB/WR options (Think Rodgers/Murray)
Tier B – Contains 2nd Tier QB/HB/WR options (Think Dalton//Marshall)
Tier C – Contains mid-tier HB/WR’s
Tier D – Contains Longshots for the week

I really like the 8 an 9 player teams this week. There are some very viable options in Tier D this week, and when you can find good plays in Tier D, you generally want the maximum number of players you can get on your team.

TIER A

Le’Veon Bell – If there is one player I want to get on my roster this week, it’s Bell. He is a clear workhorse back with Blount gone now, and has put up 30 and 39 Fpts in his past two games. This week he gets a meeting with the Bengals who are allowing the sixth most Fpts a game to RBs. The Bengals haven’t even faced very many good rushing teams this season, and Bell should absolutely dominate them this Sunday, while approaching an insane 30 touches. He will be very highly owned as a Tier A pick, so in the large GPP’s, there is some merit in fading him.

Aaron Rodgers – So your telling me Aaron Rodgers gets to face Atlanta in a Monday night game in Lambeau Field….. Rodgers should be able to decimate this Falcons team who has given up 292+ yards passing in five straight games. I do worry slightly that the Packers blow the Falcons out of the water in the first half, but if the Falcons can do anything offensively, Rodgers should have no trouble hitting 300+ and 3 TDs with upside for more.

Drew Brees – Brees is finally putting up some huge games, going for 29 and 30 Fpts over the past two games and throwing for 8 TDs. This week he gets an extremely favorable home matchup against the reeling Panthers that have given up at least one TD pass in every game this year. Brees will likely be underowned as players use Bell and Rodgers, and has just as much upside if he can keep up tossing TDs at his recent rate.

Arian Foster – With everyone using Bell, take a look at Foster if you want to use a contrarian RB this week in Tier A. The Jags have surrendered 538 yards and six TDs in the past four weeks, and will have their hands full with Foster this week. The Jags have given up 538 yards and six TDs in the past four weeks on the ground, so look for Foster to dominate them this Sunday.

TIER B

Eddie Lacy – Lacy has a dream come true matchup with the Falcons. The Falcons are giving up the third most Fpts to RBs this season, and with the Packers playing at home against a weak Falcons team that struggles outdoors in the cold, I am looking for plenty of 3rd and 4th Quarter running from Lacy as the Packers close out the game.

C.J. Anderson – Anderson is simply on a tear right now ripping off 299 total yards and a TD with 14 receptions over the past three weeks. It is nearly impossible for the starting B for Peyton Manning to not have huge fantasy upside as there is so much room to run as defenses try to contain Peyton.

Teddy Bridgewater – Teddy has thrown 2 TDs in back to back games and gets to face the Jets who have allowed the most passing touchdowns in the league this year. The Jets have given up the third most Fpts to QBs this season, and have allowed at least one passing TD in every game but one. While Teddy isn’t a sexy option, he should be lower owned, and has a good shot at producing vs a Jets team in turmoil.

TIER C

Jarvis Landry – Landry is a PPR machine right now, putting up double digit Fpts in his past five games. There is no better matchup for WRs than playing the Ravens, who without Jimmy Smith, have fallen apart in the secondary. The Ravens have given up 925 yards and eight TDs to WRs in the past four games, and should once again get dominated by the Dolphins this Sunday.

Fred Jackson – Jackson is back t being the clear #1 RB in Buffalo, and with how heavily he is used in the passing game, could have some huge upside. He had 97 total yards on 24 touches, and should be targeted heavily in the passing game as the Bills try to keep pace with Broncos.

Isaiah Crowell – Crowell should be locked into a feature role on Sunday in Indy due to Terrance West being in the doghouse due to fumbling issues. The Colts have given up the fifth most Fpts to RBs this season and with West possibly being a healthy scratch this weekend due to his fumbling issue, should provide major touches and opportunity for Crowell.

TIER D

Nate Washington – With Justin Hunter out for the season, Washington will be playing nearly every snap for the Titans this week, and has a great matchup against the Giants secondary. Washington had a great week last time out putting up 17.1 Fpts with a 5-61-1 line. That is some great production for Tier D, and could be repeatable again this week as the Giants have given up 468 yards and five TDs in the past three weeks to WRs.

Allen Hurns – Hurns played 90% of the snaps last week as Allen Robinson’s replacement for the Jags. He has flashed some huge big play abilty this season, and matched up against the Texans secondary that has given up the second most Fpts to Wrs this season, should be in lone for a nice game. The Texans have given up a TD to a WR every week this season except for Week 1, so even though the Texans D should perform well this week, don’t be scared to use Hurns.

Good luck Grinders – you will find me in the mid-lowstakes 50/50s and the $25 Pooch Kick this weekend! I will also be checking back around kickoff on Sunday to get into the $200 Pooch Kick if there is any overlay (I suggest you do the same). Take me on if you dare!

About the Author

  • Brit Devine (britdevine)

  • Brit Devine is a former low/midstakes Online Poker Pro/Coach who quickly transitioned to DFS in 2011 after Black Friday. He was the Operations Manager at DFS site Fan Throwdown before parting ways in 2014 where he then turned to playing DFS full-time. Mainly a cash game player, Brit provides expert analysis frequently via written columns and GrindersLive appearances.

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