Best Value Picks for NFL DFS at DraftKings in Week 14

| December 7, 2021 4:57 pm PDT

Week 14 in the NFL is almost here, which means every daily fantasy football player has a chance to score a takedown again. You just need to get the right NFL DFS sleepers first.

Maybe a more balanced lineup is the way to go this week. You just never know. However, if you want to stack your NFL DFS lineups, finding the right 1-2 value plays could still be necessary.

Kansas City feels like the top stack on this slate, while the top NFL betting sites have the Bills vs. Buccaneers game coming in with the highest game total.

To cram those players in, you need some sleepers. I don’t suggest using all of them here, but hopefully a couple can help you win all the money. With that, here are my favorite week 14 NFL DFS sleepers.

Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns ($5.2k)

If you want to save at quarterback, it’s probably best that you just go with Taysom Hill ($5.6k), who made the cut in my week 14 NFL DFS picks.

Mayfield will be far more contrarian, however, and he saves you $400 in salary. So, why play a guy who is averaging under 15 fantasy points per game on the year?

It’s all about the matchup. Baltimore contained Mayfield just two weeks ago, but the Browns quarterback had a week to rest up, and he could finally exploit their vulnerable secondary.

The Ravens rank 25th against fantasy quarterbacks, and things could get ugly with top cover man Marlon Humphrey being lost for the year.

Is Mayfield easy to trust? Of course not, but the matchup is pretty good on paper, and the week off may have allowed Mayfield to heal up enough to be the best version of himself down the stretch.

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, 49ers ($4.4k)

The 49ers are banged up at the running back position. Change the record.

This seems to happen to San Francisco every year, but here we are. Elijah Mitchell would be a solid play if he’s able to go, but right now he’s iffy with a concussion.

Even Jeff Wilson Jr. isn’t a lock to play, as he’s dealing with a knee injury, as well. However, head coach Kyle Shanahan suggested it wasn’t serious, which could hand Wilson a huge workload in week 14 against the Bengals.

Cincy’s run defense isn’t a good matchup usually, but the 49ers feed off of running the ball, and Wilson could be looking at all of the work.

Keep Jamycal Hasty ($4k) on your radar in case Wilson is a late scratch, but based on role, salary, and explosiveness, Wilson feels like one of the best NFL DFS sleepers for week 14.

Jalen Guyton, WR, Chargers ($3.4k)

For the same reason I like Mike Williams this week, I will have major interest in Jalen Guyton.

Not just because he popped off last week (18.9 fantasy points), but also because there’s a good chance Keenan Allen will be out this week.

The interest isn’t as intense if Allen suits up, but Guyton is still a viable deep threat, and he’s quite cheap.

On top of that, the Chargers host a floundering New York squad that might be starting Jake Fromm at quarterback. The opportunities for Guyton to cash in could be endless in this one.

I’d take him out of my player pool if Allen is active, but if not, Guyton looks like one of the best fantasy football sleepers for week 14.

Jared Cook, TE, Chargers ($3.2k)

The story is the same here for Cook. If Allen is out, really all of the options in the Los Angeles passing game are going to be viable.

Of course, I like Cook even if Allen is able to suit up.

Unlike Guyton, he wouldn’t suddenly be dependent on sporadic deep shots. As the starting tight end, Cook can be peppered with targets in the right matchup, and he is valuable near in the red-zone.

Cook hasn’t had many blow-up games in 2021, but he’s done enough to top 10+ fantasy points in five different games.

A middling matchup with the Giants isn’t anything worth fretting about, and if Allen sits, Cook’s role would grow by default.

Jacksonville Jaguars Defense ($2.3k)

I usually really like punting team defenses, but the bottom of the barrel batch this week is, well, less than appealing.

Jacksonville’s offense is so bad that their defense is routinely playing with their backs against the wall, but they’re not out of play in week 14.

Are the Jaguars a defense I actually trust?Nope! But they’re facing a Titans offense that has scored 26 total points in their last two games.

Tennessee could be back to their old tricks after resting up on their bye week, but in their previous two outings, they put up 26 total points.

Jacksonville has a nasty pass rusher in Josh Allen, and until Tennessee livens up on offense, they could be a team worth targeting in NFL DFS.

Other NFL DFS Sleepers for Week 14

  • Cam Newton, QB, Panthers ($5.4k)
  • D’Onta Foreman, RB, Titans ($5.1k)
  • Nico Collins, WR, Texans ($3k)
  • John Bates, TE, Washington ($3k)
  • Houston Texans Defense ($2.4k)

I am not in love with these other fantasy football sleepers for week 14, but they’re still worth a look.

Cam Newton face-planted in his last game, but he is still a viable option due to the supposed floor he has thanks to his rushing ability.

Foreman is sharing the rushing workload these days, but if the Titans can control this game against the Jaguars, he should be pretty busy and could smash his price tag.

Collins and Bates just might be worthwhile punts at wide receiver and tight end, as well. Bates might benefit with Logan Thomas on the sidelines (knee), while Collins is the bare minimum despite seeing #2 receiver snaps for the Texans.

Lastly, there’s also that Houston defense, which gets to face a Seattle offense that had been incredibly dormant prior to last week.

Week 14 is not an easy week to rack up great NFL DFS sleepers. However, in your plight to save some cash and pay up for some studs, I think some of my value plays could prove helpful.

While I hope you can cash in during daily fantasy football contests this week, there are other ways to make money from the NFL this week.

For some additional options, check out our free NFL picks page.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

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