You know it’s a good start for fantasy playoffs, when two dolphins make our 14-week list. What can we say? They come from scoring nearly 40 points and getting a Jets team that has just been in bed. Many fantasy owners will stick with their nails in all fantasy play-offs, so maybe it’s time to start their recommendations to get extra space to bring you Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Laird (along with a classic injury hit – like Alexander Mattison and more obvious matchup-based options).
We strongly disagree with the Titans against the Raiders that the Jets and Chiefs have surpassed 74-12 in the last two weeks. What better way to dominate fantasy playoffs than with Ryan Tannehill, A.J. Brown, Jonnu Smith, and the Titans D / ST? And you know we are proposing a mandatory tight end against Arizona.
WEEK 14 MULTIPLE KIDS:
Quarterback | Running back Wide receiver Tight end D / ST | Kicker
The hangers of Week 13 had some light spots on us. Benny Snell Jr. again gave James Conner the absence. Gerd Goff dropped more than 400 meters. And of course there was the Week 13 chalk, Jack Doyle, delivering as he expected.
WEEK 14 PPR GRADES: Running back Wide receiver Tight end
But, oh boy, some of the sleepers were total busts. Jonathan Williams didn’t play much and Sam Darnold was awesome. It’s not like everyone expects Williams to go from almost 30 touchdowns to single digits or to Darnold for not taking advantage of super easy matchups. And while Nick O’Leary was a deeper knife, he only had one hit. Ick.
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Week 14 Imagination Stairs: Running Back
Patrick Laird, the Dolphins @ Jets (Billy Heyen). Laird will start this week with the Kalen Ballage out. It is worth a long look as a player who can get 15 total touches, with five or more coming through the slot.
Derrius Guice, Redskins @ Packers (Vinnie Iyer). The secret is about how explosive it can be when it’s healthy, and the gameplay scenario or the way it damages its runner and receiver capabilities and this matchup is out of the park, even on the road.
Alexander Mattison, Vikings vs. Lions (Matt Lutovsky). Even if Dalvin Cook (chest / shoulder) plays, Mattison is well on his way to seeing at least some more of his 7.8 touchdowns / game average this year. He’s proven to be a solid producer when he gets the chance, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and 8.0 yards per reception. The Lions allow third-place fantasy points per game in RB, so even with 10-12 touches, Mattison is able to publish remarkable FLEX numbers. If Mike is out, Mattison will be the top game.
Week 14 DFS LINEUPS:
DK cash DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash Y! GPP
Week 14 Fantastic Football Injury: Quadruple
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins @ Jets (Heyen). Fitzmagic will make some mistakes, but he’ll throw it and he could get 300 passing yards and two or three TDs against a defensive Jets defense.
Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Raiders (Iyer). It has become an outrageous stream to the point where it is a solid QB1 with the consistency of two TDs, and its aggressive withdrawal from play-action should light up the Raiders.
Jacoby Brissett, Colts @ Buccaneers (Lutovsky). Brissett did not look good last as he still feels the effects of a knee injury in the middle. Even with that said, this matchup is too good to ignore. The Bucs allowed the second-largest passing yards and fifth-most fantasy points in the QBs. Obviously, it would be nice if T.Y. Hilton (calf) plays, but even if he doesn’t, Brissett will probably fly early and often, as Tampa’s dominant defense will shut down Indy’s moderate run.
Week 14 Fantasy Football Tables: Wide Receivers
Darius Slayton, Giants @ Eagles (Heyen). Slayton has received 16 goals in the last two weeks and is likely to remain under strain regardless of the health of the WRs around him. The couple set out with a matchup against an improved-but-still-vulnerable Philadelphia secondary, and his chances of 80 yards or a touchdown seem pretty high.
Allen Lazard, Packers vs. Redskins (Iyer). It was quietly their true No 2 for Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams’ return gives him a ton of cover to take advantage of the downfield.
A.J. Brown, Titans @ Raiders (Lutovsky). Brown showed extremely favorable fights this year, burning the Falcons in Week 4 (3-94-2), scoring against the Bucs in Week 8, recording steady numbers against the Panthers in Week 9 (4-81) and lighting up the Jaguars with rotation in week 12 (4-135-1). Raiders improve by WRs, but still allow ninth passing yards per game and are vulnerable to big game WRs.
Week 14 Fantasy Football Tables: Tight Edges
Dallas Gomert, Eagles vs. Giants (Heyen). Goedert has targeted at least five times in each of the Eagles’ previous five games and this is an average of seven per game over the last three. It’s a legitimate stand-alone TE as a beginner this week.
Vance McDonald, Steelers @ Cardinals (Iyer). Start your tight ends against Arizona anywhere in 2019, and it’s sure to break the end zone as well.
Jonnu Smith, Titans @ Raiders (Lutovsky). Auckland is even more vulnerable to TE than WRs, allowing the fourth imagination to show the place. Smith was disappointed last week despite the absence of Delanie Walker (ankle), but should see most of the TE goals and is well positioned to pay here.
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Week 14 Fantasy Slaves: Protections
Tennessee Titans @ Raiders (Heyen). Derek Carr and the Raiders offense were twice as bad as the teams’ backups have taken up enough playing time. The Titans have had a solid solid defense this year anyway, and this is a perfect matchup to continue Auckland’s misery.
Houston Texas vs. Broncos (Iyer). They weren’t very good this season, but they are planning a QB champion who is making his first career debut, so this is a classic one-game movie.
Indianapolis Colts @ Buccaneers (Lutovsky). Here’s your special blast of the week. The Colts defense has shown recent signs of life, recording 13 sacks and eight points in the last five games. Despite a strong offense, the Bucs are always prone to high sack and high turnover games, so you can always make a decent D / ST shot against them.