The Perfect Lineup: Week 14's FantasyScore Team
Did you miss the playoffs in your season-long fantasy football league? Well, the season's not over -- you can still play meaningful fantasy football at FantasyScore.com for cash prizes. If you've never played before and aren't sure who to pick or how to construct your lineup, our algorithms have you covered for Week 13.
Here's this week's FantasyScore Perfect Lineup.
Shaun Hill, St. Louis Rams
Well, this feels a little uncomfortable, doesn't it? Don't worry -- using Shaun Hill won't break your lineup. He's facing the Redskins this weekend, who have given up at least one touchdown pass in every game this year, ranking dead last against the pass per Net Expected Points (NEP). The median quarterback score against Washington this year has been a little more than 17 fantasy points -- Hill should come close to that, and as a cheap option, he makes for a great value.
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster will face a Jacksonville defense that's allowed three 20-plus PPR running back performances this year, along with eight instances of an opposing back going for 16 or more PPR points. According to our power rankings, the Jags own the 19th-best rush defense when adjusted for strength of schedule, making this a plus matchup for Foster.
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell now has four games where he ranked either first or second among running backs in fantasy points scored in a given week, and he's yet to tally fewer than 14.5 in a single game this season. He gets the Bengals on Sunday, who rank 29th against the run according to our metrics. Yes, please.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
In what should be a relatively high-scoring game, Jones gets the Packers and their 18th-ranked secondary on Monday night. Even if Roddy White suits up, Jones should see a hefty amount of volume -- he's been below 11 targets in a single game just four times this season. Volume equals opportunity, and Jones' price is attractive enough to take advantage of that opportunity.
Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Edelman provides a comfortable floor in the lineup, having scored double-digit fantasy points (PPR) in each of his last four games. During this time, he's been targeted 43 times. The Chargers rank 29th against the pass this season per our numbers, making Edelman a great play at $5,700.
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
The tight end position in fantasy football is so difficult to predict right now, with Gronkowski being the only player with a reasonable floor. Though San Diego's only allowed two top-10 tight end performances this season, Gronk has proven time and time again that matchup doesn't really matter. He's been a top-five tight end in each of his last five games, and that shouldn't change in Week 14.
Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
Anquan Boldin rarely gets the love he deserves. Last week was tough for him against Seattle, but prior to Week 13, he had scored 10 or more fantasy points in each of his last eight games. Against Oakland's mediocre secondary, he should find his groove again.
Josh Brown, New York Giants
As always, it's important to target the cheapest kickers out there in daily fantasy. Brown's one of them, and will take on a Titans defense that hasn't been able to stop anything of late. He'll have opportunity to score.
New York Jets' Defense
One of the riskier parts of this week's lineup comes at the team defense spot, where the algorithms picked out the Jets as a strong play. They're on the road in Minnesota, but the Vikings' offense has, at times, been a fantasy football dream for defenses this year. The Jets are cheap, which allows you to play quality guys elsewhere in the lineup.