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NFL Fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em Advice - Week 14

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We are changing things up a bit! No show this week, but we will be giving you advice for the week. As always, bring us your fantasy football dilemmas of who to start and who to sit and we are more than happy to try and guide you to victory.

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By John Barchard


Shaun Hill @ WAS Play of the Week - $6,700

If you are on the DFS train this week, this is a must play. I don’t expect another Oakland performance from Hill but as the Colts showed us this Washington secondary is horrendous. Washington has allowed at least one TD through the air in every game this year… every… game… this …year. For most of you that are in the playoffs I know you wouldn’t consider swapping out the guys that got you there. But if your guy is Ben Roethlisberger or Matt Ryan… I would heavily consider swapping out them out for Shaun Hill this week. #StreamingQuarterbackLife

Colin Kaepernick @ OAK - $7,200

Speaking of Oakland… I love the price point this week of Kaepernick this week. He is sandwiched in between Alex Smith & Ryan Fitzpatrick and for me Kaepernick has a bigger upside this week. He will be good enough to get that playoff win and allow you to spend $3,000 more on a top end WR or RB.

Eli Manning @ TEN - $7,300

Eli has a TON of value this week as well as a great matchup. Tennessee hasn’t been god awful in the defending the pass but they are definitely in the top 10 in giving up points to QBs. For me Eli has a chance to be the top scoring QB this week, but even if he doesn’t I think he still produces a 25 points for you.


Ben Rothlisberger @ CIN

Ben has been a great surprise this year. Wether it’s been garbage time or real time he’s been a top 5 fantasy QB this year. I don’t think Ben’s production is going to be terrible when he heads down to Cincinnati but his performance against a bad New Orleans defense has me worried enough to sit him. Not enough garbage time this week.

Mark Sanchez vs. SEA

I actually think this a decent matchup despite popular opinion. But Sanchez won’t light the world on fire, nor should he be asked to do so. Mark can be apart of your ‘Let’s get cute’ DFS lineup on Sunday but that Seattle secondary is too scary to risk putting your playoff or million dollar chances on this week.

Kyle Orton @ DEN

I hate everything about this matchup: the travel, the team, the amount of Skoal Orton will put into his mouth… all of it. I just don’t see any benefit in starting Kyle Orton over Eli Manning, Shaun Hill or Colin Kaepernick this week.

Running Backs

By Tony Casale


CJ Anderson @ - $7,800

Bandwagon! I’m now on board the CJ Anderson bus. He has looked great the last two weeks and should be poised to be Denver’s every week back. Of course, for reasons passing understanding, they will likely rotate Ball and Hillman in when they are healthy, but that’s not going to happen this week, so make sure you have CJ going into your playoffs.

Justin Forsett @ MIA Play of the Week - $7,300

Considering his back to back to back 100 yard games, it’s not surprising he’s on the start list. But if you’re looking for a DFL player to grab, Forsett is still relatively cheap.  Baltimore faces Miami this week, who let Chris Johnson reach 100 yards for the first time this season on Monday night. Miami’s passing defense is legit, but they rank 21rst against the run, so expect Joe Flacco to lean on Justin Forsett this week.

Alfred Morris vs. STL - $7,500

While Alfred Morris has only topped the 100 yard rushing mark once this season, his numbers will start going up as Colt McCoy becomes more comfortable with Washington’s offense. St Louis boasts a middling run defense and will suffer from not getting to play Oakland again this week.  Morris is another inexpensive option in daily leagues.


Matt Asiata/Ben Tate vs. NYJ

Jerick McKinnon is out on IR and those other guys are simply unexciting against a solid New York Jets rushing defense. Right now the Jets rank 3rd against the run and a plodding Matt Asiata is unlikely to break through for a big game this weekend.

Doug Martin @ DET

Yes, Doug Martin is healthy, and yes he got the ball 18 times last week, but don’t get over excited about Martin’s return, at least don’t do it this week. Play, or more specifically DON’T play, the match up. Tampa faces the Lions this week, still the number one rushing defense in the NFL, and Charles Sims will still be eating into his carries.

Stepfan Taylor/Marion Grice vs. KC

Andre Ellington is out with a hip pointer, but neither of these guys should be your starter this week. This one has little to do with the match up and more to do with Carson Palmer’s absence. The Chiefs are typically a good team to run on, but until Drew Stanton gives teams something to worry about through the air, expect opponents to stack the box against the run.

Wide Receivers

By James Seltzer

A quick caveat here...Just because Kenny Stills is a "start" and Jeremy Maclin is a "sit", does not mean I would play Stills over Maclin...These are "Start/Sits" based on where guys would normally be ranked. Now, let's get to the action:


AJ Green vs. PIT - $8,800

You are probably starting AJ no matter what this week, but I think he is in for a HUGE week, and is a great high-end DFS play. Green has had double-digit fantasy points each of the last three weeks. Pittsburgh has been atrocious against the pass, especially lately, as they have allowed 195 and 220 yards receiving (JUST TO WR's!) over their past two contests. This looks like it has the makings of a big Week 14 for AJ Green.

Kenny Stills vs.CAR Play of The Week - $6,400

The biggest beneficiary of Brandon Cooks' season-ending injury, has clearly been Kenny Stills. In the two full games since Cooks' injury, Stills have averaged 130 YPG and scored a 69-yard TD in his last outing as well. Furthermore, Stills is seeing the ball thrown his way more over the last two weeks - 4.2 targets/game in first 10 games, 7.5 targets/game in last two outings - which is a key indicator for potential WR success. Lastly, Carolina's defense stinks, especially against WR's where they are a Top 10 worst defense against opposing fantasy WR's. Stills looks primed for another nice outing in Week 14.

Jarvis Landry vs. BAL - $6,900

Landry has become a PPR monster, as he has reeled in 15 catches over the past two weeks, on an astounding 22 targets. Landry is clearly becoming Ryan Tannehill's most trusted WR. The Ravens have allowed the most points to opposing fantasy WR's, of any team in the league. Outside of two outings this season, the Ravens have allowed no less than 186 yards to opposing receivers, and have allowed an atrocious 571 yards to WR's over the past two weeks. The Ravens flat out stink at stopping WR's. Start Landry in Week 14.


Jeremy Maclin vs. SEA

Maclin has been tremendous this season. However, Week 14 presents a matchup with Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom. Seattle has allowed the least fantasy points to opposing WR's, of any team in the league. The Seahawks have allowed only four TD's to WR's this season, and have allowed 65, 85, and 18 yards to receivers over the last three weeks, respectively. This Seattle secondary is back in a big way, and thus, Maclin is a WR2 instead of a WR1 in Week 14.

Mike Evans @ DET

After three monster games, Evans has come back to earth over the last two weeks, including a 49-yard, no TD performance in Week 13 against the Bengals. Week 14 presents another tough challenge for Evans, as he faces a Lions defense that has allowed the third-least amount of fantasy points to opposing WR's. I think Evans should be decent, based simply on the volume of targets he will get, but do not expect a huge outing from the rookie standout in Week 14.

Keenan Allen @ SD

Two words: Revis Island. Even though Keenan Allen is coming off his best performance of the season, Week 14 may not be the best week to rely on the Chargers' WR. The Patriots have allowed the fifth-least amount of fantasy points to opposing WR's, and Darelle Revis is finally back to looking like, well, Darelle Revis. Revis should be on Allen for the majority of the game in Week 14. Thus, sit Keenan Allen this week.

Tight Ends

By James Seltzer


Kyle Rudolph vs. NYJ - $5,200

Since returning to the lineup two weeks ago, Rudolph has been decent, but unspectacular - 5 and 6 fantasy points respectively (standard scoring). However, Week 14 presents a matchup with a Jets team that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and a league-high 12 TD's to tight ends as well. Rudolph is a nice Red Zone target. Look for Kyle Rudolph, the red nosed tight end, to find the End Zone again in Week 14.


Owen Daniels @ MIA

Daniels' fantasy point totals over the last month (standard scoring): 5, 2, 0, 3. Yup, Daniels just isn't very good. Conversely, the Dolphins have allowed the least fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Quick and easy: sit Owen Daniels in Week 14.


By James Seltzer


San Francisco @ OAK - $5,600

The Raiders allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses. They gave up a ridiculous 29 points to the Rams defense in Week 13. the 49ers may be terrible on offense, but their defense is still really good. Expect a big week from San Fran's D in Week 14.


Buffalo @ DEN

Buffalo's defense has been outstanding for fantasy purposes this season. Denver has, handily, allowed the least fantasy points to opposing defenses. Something has to give. I say, it will be the Bills' defense that "gives"...sit the Bills this week.

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