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Week 14 Broncos Fantasy Preview

Your 10-2 Denver Broncos host the 5-7 Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon in another AFC West battle. Week 14 is also a crucial one in your Fantasy leagues, as the playoffs are either kicking off or on the horizon.

With the Broncos defense dominating the Chargers on Sunday, Brock Osweiler (DraftKings salary: $5,200) simply had to manage the game and limit turnovers. That is exactly what he did, completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 166 yards and a TD with just one interception. This week, he has increased Fantasy appeal against a Raiders defense that has allowed 23 passing TDs.

Osweiler has passed for at least one TD in each of his appearances over the past month. Making his fourth straight start on Sunday, he is once again affordably priced on DraftKings, where you can lock him in for $200 above minimum QB salary.

The running game should continue to thrive as well. Ronnie Hillman ($4,700) and C.J. Anderson ($4,200) will both be considered Top 30 backs for Week 14. The Raiders have had trouble stopping the run most of the season and recently allowed big Fantasy days to Adrian Peterson and DeAngelo Williams.

Anderson has been playing very well of late and could help your team make a late season surge as long as he is healthy. If he cannot go this Sunday because of his ankle injury, Hillman gets upgraded to an RB2 play and Juwan Thompson ($3,000) becomes worthy of deep league consideration.

The Raiders have had a few strong performances against opposing wideouts recently, but their secondary is very beatable, as evidenced by Jeremy Maclin's 9 catch, 95-yard, two score day last Sunday. You can safely queue up both Emmanuel Sanders ($5,900) and Demaryius Thomas ($6,800) as you normally would.

Thomas found the end zone for the second time in three games against the Chargers and Sanders is always a strong WR2 play in any format, especially PPR. Their prices are very inviting on DraftKings considering the matchup.

Vernon Davis ($2,900) is a sleeper against a Raiders squad that has given up 11 TDs to opposing TEs. You can also look at Owen Daniels ($2,800) as a value because of his steady involvement in the passing game. If Davis were to miss the game, Daniels instantly becomes a streaming option in all formats and must-play on DraftKings.

While Derek Carr ($5,600) and company have made strides on offense, the Broncos ($3,400) must be considered a strong defensive start. They completely shut down the Chargers last week, giving up just a field goal, along with 4 sacks and 3 turnovers. You need to downgrade the entire Raiders offense for Fantasy purposes.

Brandon McManus continues his breakout season, as he nailed another field goal and 2 extra points last week. He has made at least one field goal in 12 of 13 contests and should be in your lineup every week.

Russell Wilson ($6,300) has been on fire lately, with 12 TDs over the past 3 weeks. The Ravens defense will be no match for a Seahawks offense that is clicking, making this a week to work Wilson into your DraftKings lineup. Jameis Winston ($5,500) continues his improved play and a rematch against the Saints should make him a popular streaming option this week. He has accounted for at least one score in every single game and the Saints are giving up the most DraftKings points to opposing QBs.

Want to reach even further? Johnny Manziel ($5,000) is back under center to take on the Niners. He should give the offense new life with improved pocket presence and his ability to scramble. At the QB minimum, Manziel is worth a gamble.

There are not many great value plays with quality matchups at running back, so it is a good week to pay up for the best plays. Lamar Miller ($5,700) gets a Giants defense that has been gashed by the run all season. Miller's price tag gives him considerable upside.

Doug Martin ($6,200) has been one of the most reliable backs all season, with at least 20 touches in 9 of his last 11. The Saints will have trouble slowing Martin down after letting Jonathan Stewart ($5,800) go for over 100 total yards and a score last week.

Speaking of Stewart, he takes on a Falcons squad that struggled against the ground game. Stewart is one of a handful of bellcow running backs left in the game. You can count on at least 20 carries this Sunday and a good chance of finding the end zone again.

Odell Beckham Jr. ($9,100) is streaking again and the Dolphins secondary is not going to be able to stop him. He has 5 straight 100-plus yard efforts and 6 scores over that span. He's worth every penny of his DraftKings salary. Sammy Watkins ($6,100) is on a hot streak, with 267 receiving yards and 3 TDs over the past two weeks. The Eagles have been gouged for big plays recently and that makes Watkins very intriguing.

Doug Baldwin ($4,500) continues to produce and his DraftKings salary makes him a no-brainer. He has more than half of his season receiving yards (433) over the past month. He has also scored 5 TDs in the past two weeks.

If you need a deep sleeper this week, take a look at Brandon Coleman ($3,700) vs. the Bucs. Coleman stepped in for an injured Willie Snead and put up 73 receiving yards and a TD on 4 catches. He could be an integral part of the offense as long as Snead is out.

Unless you have one of the top options at tight end this year, it has been a very up and down season. Greg Olsen ($6,200) is one of the most consistent performers at the position and there is no better time to get him into your DraftKings lineup than in a matchup with the Falcons. He already torched them for 134 yards and 2 TDs in Week 3. Julius Thomas ($4,200) has scored in three straight. He is a Top 10 play against the Titans.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins ($2,700) has the best combination of salary and upside on DraftKings. The Saints defense is struggling in all facets, making a now-healthy ASJ an interesting streamer and waiver wire add.

The Seahawks defense ($3,500) is the play of the week against the Ravens. If you do not want to shell out quite that much, you can look at the Packers ($3,200) against a Romo-less Cowboys team.

Need to save even more? Give the Lions defense ($2,700) a look against a struggling Rams offense. If they can contain Todd Gurley ($6,800), they should be able to force Nick Foles ($5,000) into some bad decisions.

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