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Week 14 FanDuel DFS Dream Lineup

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Daily fantasy is about the hardest game of skill we can think of. It involves many factors that can be really hard to calculate. You've got to consider matchups, salary, ownership, weather, and stacks, among many other things to assemble that perfect lineup.

We here at the Beatdown are trying our best to demystify the art of making the perfect lineup. This here is our stab at Week 14's perfect lineup. This is our lineup for tournaments this week.

QB:

Tyrod Taylor, QB (BUF) - $7,500

Tyrod doesn't exactly accumulate a lot of yards, but he makes them count. Tyrod is a touchdown monster, and finds a way to score either through the air or on the gound. Tyrod has 55 combined points over the past two games, and that was against two rather solid defenses. This week's opponent, Philadelphia, is going to be one of the worst ones he'll see. At this price, we're starting Tyrod with confidence.

RB:

David Johnson, RB (ARI) - $6,500

Sometimes, you just have to grab a highly-owned bargain. We expect Johnson to be in many lineups, but you've got to get some exposure with him. At the price, rostering Johnson means you can grab studs elsewhere. Johnson is the clear-cut RB1 in Arizona, and his 22 carries from last week should be considered the new norm.

If you're playing in leagues starting on Sunday, we recommend options like Shaun DraughnLamar Miller, or T.J. Yeldon at around the same price point.

Javorius "Buck" Allen, RB (BAL) - $7,000

With a matchup against the Seahawks, we think a lot of players might fade Allen. This may be something you want to take advantage of. Volume is king in fantasy, and Buck will get a lot of it with either Schaub or Clausen or under center. Plus, if you factor in the amount of checkdown passes that Buck will receive in this conservative offense, he seems like a good play.

WR

Odell Beckham, Jr., WR (NYG) - $9,300

Our most expensive player takes up almost a sixth of our budget. But he's worth it. Every lineup needs a target-monster stud, especially one who is lining up against a vulnerable Dolphin secondary. Odell is the definition of consistency, and your lineup needs just that. You're splurging on him.

Alshon Jeffery, WR (CHI) - $7,500

Alshon is this week's most prominent example of the phenomena known as the recency bias. Alshon has sort of bombed these past three weeks. After posting three 20-plus point performances in row, he has barely put up 20 point in three weeks. We're still optimistic, and would chalk this up to injuries and health. On paper, we think that Alshon and Jay Cutler can regroup and have a big day against a susceptible Washington secondary.

Allen Hurns, WR (JAX) - $6,600

Hurns is back and healthy. He's been fighting a string of injuries of late, but is now entirely off the injury report. We expect Allen Robinson to draw shutdown cornerVontae Davis, leaving Hurns able to run wild against a sketchy Indianapolis secondary. Hurns isn't exactly a yardage monster, but odds are that he'll snag a touchdown.

TE

Jordan Reed, TE (WAS) - $5,900

The tight end position can seem like roulette sometimes. The guys seem inconsistent, it's like throwing darts, and even the top guys like Gronkowksi can let you down. That's when you go for target hogs like Jordan Reed. Aside from deep threat DeSean Jackson, Reed is arguably the best receiver on the Redskins. Despite only receiving 33 yards on Monday night, Reed received eight targets. Reed is consistently looked at in the red zone too, grabbing six touchdowns so far this year.

K

Graham Gano, K (CAR) - $4,900

It's hard to pick kickers, but Gano is on an offense that can move the ball. That means lots of XP attempts, and also FG attempts too. If you forget about last week, Gano had posted five outings of ten or more points in a row. That's about as good as it gets.

D/ST

Kansas City Chiefs - $4,800

The Chiefs are an affordable option who can pay great dividends for you in the defense slot. The unit has been on fire of late, posting good numbers against some good offenses. The Chargers' offense couldn't be more incompetent, and the best part is that the Chiefs' defense got 20 points against them just three weeks ago.

Best of luck this week! We hope you'll join us on FanDuel soon!