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We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.

Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List. We’ll still have our Weekly DFS Rankings, but the Watch List is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated based on the most recent news and injuries which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this watch list will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.

With Week 13 data in the books, it's time to start looking ahead to Week 14 and see who looks good.

PLAYERS ADDED -- 12/6 (see below for breakdowns)


Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Jaguars: Run D – 7th Pass D – 6th

Titans: Run D – 13th Pass D – 23rd


With Cody Kessler  under center, this passing attack is tough to take. He limited the mistakes Sunday, but he only threw for 150 yards with no touchdowns against a Colts team whose secondary struggles in coverage. Without Leonard Fournette  , he didn’t have a supportive ground game that usually opens up play-action and was simply incapable of sustaining long drives and moving the chains. Perhaps this week, against a Titans secondary that also struggles in coverage, the presence of Fournette will help open things up more.

Marcus Mariota  against a suddenly resurgent Jaguars defense makes me crazy nervous. They sacked Andrew Luck  three times, picked him off once, recovered a fumble and knocked the Colts around all game long. If the Jaguars really are back on-track, this could be Mariota running for his life all day and maybe even a Blaine Gabbert  appearance. The last time these two teams faced each other, Mariota was just 12-for-18 for 100 yards and left with the elbow injury.


Now that he’s back from suspension, Leonard Fournette  is ready to continue his late-season surge. He’s seen no fewer than 18 carries in his three games back from a hamstring injury and is averaging 81 yards and has four rushing touchdowns. Oh yeah, add in 115 receiving yards and another touchdown too. The Titans run defense ranks well overall, but guess what…? They’ve allowed an average of just under 180 rushing yards per game over their last three.

I don’t even know what to say about this Titans ground game. Dion Lewis  can’t move the ball and neither can Derrick Henry  . They’ve combined for an average of 126.7 rushing yards per game over their last three but they only combined for 76 yards and one touchdown against a Jets team that looks atrocious on defense. Henry saw the heavier workload in this one but there’s no guarantee the distribution stays that way. It might be Henry this week as the Jaguars do rank eighth in the league against RB pass plays and allow fewer than 35 yards per game to them.


With such a rousing recommendation of the quarterbacks, you all have to be salivating over the receiving options, right? For the Jaguars, running back T.J. Yeldon  was actually the most-targeted receiver Sunday with Donte Moncrief  and Dede Westbrook  following him. Neither amassed more than 40 yards, so there’s that. The Titans do struggle in coverage and the DVOA numbers look yummy delicious, but again, it’s Kessler and a run-first offense.

For the Titans, you can bet Corey Davis  will be shadowed by Jalen Ramsey  . That, pretty much, takes away all the weapons for Mariota. The Jaguars rank 11th against the tight end, so maybe Jonnu Smith is a longshot option. As for Taywan Taylor  and Tajae Sharpe  ? Good luck against A.J. Bouye  and D.J. Hayden  . Yeesh!

(Max 3)