Week 13 is in the books and fantasy play-offs begin for most of us here in Week 14. If you’re reading this, you may have made the playoffs and want to know what stocks are rising and falling – and who can get the resignations, who will fall, who will start and who will sit. Let’s hope that a championship championship is in your near future. If you missed the postseason and just wanted to give it a read, this is awesome and I appreciate it.
So let’s take a look at this week’s stock watch. Feel free to drop me a comment on Twitter @JustinVreeland and remember to check out the fantasy alarm for more resolution like this all season long!
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Fantasy Football Stock Monitoring: Stock Market
DeVante Parker, WR ONE: This guy is real. Everyone should know that by now, but man was impressive against the eagles. He made several objections to defenders that you could categorize under the “You Got Mossed” section for the corners that covered him. He finished the game with seven performances for 159 yards and two scores, good for 34.9 fantasy PPR points. He has reached double-digit fantasy points in nine consecutive games and scored north of 15 points in six of them (including three equal). He and Ryan Fitzpatrick are all on the same page together now and have formed very strong chemistry. At this point, I don’t see how you can think of Parker as anything other than someone you lock into your original series on a weekly basis. Despite accumulating fewer than 20 fantasy points in his first three games combined, Parker is currently ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver. 20 in fantasy spots this season. Oh, and it’s got the Jets, Giants and Bengals in the next three weeks.
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Miles Sanders, RB PHI: Sanders had the best game of his new career on Sunday, rushing 17 times for 83 yards and pulling in five passes for 22 yards and a score. This was a new career that has a high degree of training, groove and overall touches. It was also the second highest fantasy scoring game of the champion era, finishing with 21.5 PPR points (slightly lower than the 22.8 he scored in Week 8). This gives him back-to-back games with at least 60 rushing yards. He has shown the ability to be the champion behind with Jordan Howard (shoulder) out. That being said, if Howard is able to return in Week 14, it will really hurt Sanders’ worth, but the Eagles have a great match with the Giants. If Howard is out, you can feel great about using Sanders in season championships and will once again be an interesting DFS option.
Jack Doyle, TE IND – The Doyle chalk week worked well for those who took advantage of it (as did Tyler Higbee’s chalk). The Colts had no choice but Zach Pascal, so Doyle scored 11 goals. He fell to six of them for 73 yards and a touchdown. This was a time of high performance, banquets and courtesy for Doyle. With Eric Ebron (ankle) done for the year, Doyle will continue to get solid rock volume, but will probably be much smaller than when T.Y. The Hilton (calf) makes his return. Having said that, Doyle can be trusted in a matchup with the Bucs in Week 14. The Bucs still have a formidable defensive end, despite NickFoles’ terrible performance against them this past week. Jacoby Brissett has a lot of confidence in Doyle, and you can too.
WEEK 14 MULTIPLE KIDS:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
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Jimmy Garoppolo, QB SF: People put too much emphasis on Jimmy G’s strong performance against the Cardinals and completely ignored that they were average or bad for most weeks. He finished with just 9.1 fantasy points against the Ravens last week, his fifth game with less than 12 fantasy points. This is not someone who should be even in fantasy, let alone in the original variants. The 49ers want to beat you in a hurry, and Jimmy G has no explosive games.
WEEK 14 PPR GRADES: Running back Wide receiver Tight end
Jamison Crowder, WR NYJ: Although we were eager to reject the show of two 18-yard slots in Week 12 against the Raiders as a bad game, we can’t ignore this ugly game against the Bengals. He finished with two receptions for eight yards on nine targets. How on Earth can you finish 2.8 points of fantasy PPR on nine targets? And he came up against one of the worst defenses in football. Oof. These are two bad games in a row against bad defenses. Robby Anderson has emerged as Darnold’s best target in the attack, and Crowder’s value is falling fast. The only thing that works for him is that the Jets have another fantastic matchup in Week 14, as they get to Miami. Given the fight and the fact that he still had nine goals, he is not the worst choice in the world, but he certainly looks more dangerous to play now than he did a few weeks back.
Aaron Jones, RB GB: If I remember correctly, this is the third time it’s included in this track. Just as a stock exchange, and now twice as a stock faller. It was unbelievably boom-or-bust this year, and recently it has been steeper than the explosion. In the last four games, he has had three appearances with less than 7.2 fantasy points and in two of those games he has had less than four points. David Abbas ‘comeback has reduced Jones’ overthrow to the Packers offense and his overall volume has also fallen. Still, you have to throw him in Week 14 against a poor Redskins defense. However, they did a good job against Christian McCaffrey, so a great performance is far from a lock for Jones. He has not exceeded 13 coffins since Week 5 and is losing his job to Jamaal Williams.