Week 14

Note: The charts show my comfort level for starting each player at that position.  If you see a “+” sign next to a player, that means I can see them playing better than the level I have them listed at.  I tend to rank players at their floors, so no minus signs will be necessary.  Read through the comments for each game to get the detail behind the charts.  Good luck!

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Thursday Night Football:

Cowboys

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Bears

QB1
Dak Prescott + QB2

Mitchell Trubisky

Ezekiel Elliott RB1
RB2

David Montgomery

WR1
Amari Cooper

WR2

Michael Gallup

WR3 Allen Robinson

TE1

Randall Cobb

Flex Miller, Cohen
Maybe

Defense

Jason Witten Toss Up

Comments:

– David Blough just threw for 280yds and 2TDs against this defense, so I’m open to Dak being a top 15 QB this week.

– We’re not benching Zeke or Amari Cooper, although Cooper feels more like a WR3 this week.

– Michael Gallup is a fringe WR3/Flex play in PPR leagues.  He has a 3/4 catch floor to go along with 6 targets and has gone three straight games without a TD, so perhaps he’s due.

– Jason Witten remains a TE1 punt play in PPR leagues.  Don’t feel good about it, but it’s a free 6-8pt floor.

Randall Cobb is a bit of a dice roll as your WR3/Flex. He was hot all of November but only saw three targets on Thanksgiving, although he caught all 3 for 53yds.

– Trubisky is just a QB2 in Superflex leagues.  Too risky to trust in 1QB, although he is playing better, throwing 8TDs in his last four games.

He’ll continue to feed Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.  Robinson is the safe WR3 play, while Miller feels like a risky WR3 with a high reward possibility.  He played great last weekend and has now scored double digit PPR points in three straight games, earning 33 targets during this span.

– David Montgomery will remain a TD dependent RB2 option, while Tarik Cohen remains a solid PPR RB2.

– The Cowboys are fighting for their playoff hopes and to keep their division lead, so although this game is in Chicago, I’d expect the Dallas offense to outplay Trubisky.


Sunday Early Games:

Panthers

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Falcons

QB1 Matt Ryan
Kyle Allen QB2

CMC RB1
RB2

Devonta Freeman

DJ Moore

WR1 Julio Jones?

WR2

Calvin Ridley

Curtis Samuel

WR3
Ian Thomas?

TE1

Austin Hooper?

Flex Russell Gage
Nah

Defense

Nah
Toss Up

Comments:

 


Ravens

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Bills

Lamar Jackson

QB1
QB2

Josh Allen +

RB1
Mark Ingram RB2

Devin Singletary

WR1

WR2

WR3 John Brown
Mark Andrews

TE1

Marquise Brown

Flex Cole Beasley
Probably

Defense

Nah
Toss Up Dawson Knox

Comments:

 


Bengals

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Browns

QB1
Andy Dalton QB2

Baker Mayfield +

RB1
Joe Mixon RB2

Chubb, Hunt

WR1
Tyler Boyd

WR2

Odell Beckham Jr. +

WR3 Jarvis Landry +

TE1

Ross, Tate

Flex
Nah

Defense

Probably Not
Eifert, Bernard Toss Up David Njoku

Comments:

 


Redskins

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Packers

QB1 Aaron Rodgers
QB2

RB1 Aaron Jones
Derrius Guice RB2

Jamaal Williams

WR1 Davante Adams

WR2

WR3 Allen Lazard

TE1

McLaurin, Harmon, AP

Flex
Nope

Defense

Start
Dwayne Haskins Toss Up Jimmy Graham

Comments:

 


Lions

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Vikings

QB1 Kirk Cousins
QB2

RB1
RB2

Dalvin Cook?

WR1

WR2

Stefon Diggs +

Golladay, Jones

WR3

TE1

Kyle Rudolph?

Bo Scarbrough

Flex Alexander Mattison
Nah

Defense

Start
David Blough Toss Up Adam Thielen?

Comments:

 


49ers

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Saints

QB1
Jimmy Garoppolo QB2

Drew Brees

RB1
RB2

Alvin Kamara +

WR1 Michael Thomas

WR2

WR3
George Kittle

TE1

Jared Cook

Sanders, Samuel, Mostert, Coleman

Flex
Maybe

Defense

Probably
Matt Breida? Toss Up Latavius Murray

Comments:

 


Dolphins

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Jets

QB1
Ryan Fitzpatrick + QB2

Sam Darnold

RB1 Le’Veon Bell
RB2

WR1
DeVante Parker +

WR2

WR3 Anderson, Crowder
Mike Gesicki

TE1

Patrick Laird

Flex
Nah

Defense

Nah
Toss Up Ryan Griffin

Comments:

 


Colts

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Buccaneers

QB1 Jameis Winston
Jacoby Brissett + QB2

RB1
Marlon Mack? RB2

WR1 Evans, Godwin

WR2

WR3
Jack Doyle

TE1

OJ Howard

Hines, Pascal

Flex
Maybe

Defense

Nah
Toss Up Perriman, RBs

Comments:

Assuming TY Hilton is OUT.

 


Broncos

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Texans

QB1 Deshaun Watson
Drew Lock QB2

RB1
Phillip Lindsay RB2

Duke Johnson

WR1 DeAndre Hopkins
Courtland Sutton

WR2

WR3 Will Fuller

TE1

Flex Carlos Hyde
Nah

Defense

Start
Freeman, Fant Toss Up Kenny Stills

Comments:

 


Sunday Afternoon Games:

Chargers

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Jaguars

QB1
Philip Rivers QB2

Gardner Minshew

Melvin Gordon RB1 Leonard Fournette
Austin Ekeler RB2

WR1
Keenan Allen

WR2

WR3 DJ Chark, Westbrook
Hunter Henry

TE1

Mike Williams

Flex
Maybe

Defense

Nah
Toss Up Chris Conley

Comments:

 


 

Sunday Late Games:

Titans

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Raiders

QB1
Ryan Tannehill + QB2

Derek Carr

Derrick Henry RB1
RB2

Josh Jacobs

WR1

WR2

AJ Brown

WR3

TE1

Darren Waller

Corey Davis

Flex Tyrell Williams
Startable

Defense

Nah
Jonnu Smith Toss Up

Comments:

 


Chiefs

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Patriots

Patrick Mahomes

QB1
QB2

Tom Brady

RB1
LeSean McCoy RB2

James White

Tyreek Hill

WR1 Julian Edelman

WR2

Sammy Watkins

WR3
Travis Kelce

TE1

Flex Sony Michel
Maybe

Defense

Maybe
Thompson, Hardman Toss Up Watson, Harry, Dorsett, Sanu

Comments:

 



Steelers

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Cardinals

QB1
Devlin Hodges QB2

Kyler Murray

RB1
Benny Snell + RB2

Kenyan Drake

WR1

WR2

James Washington

WR3 Christian Kirk
Vance McDonald

TE1

Flex Larry Fitzgerald
Startable

Defense

Nope
Diontae Johnson, Juju? Toss Up

Comments:

 

Sunday Night Game:

Seahawks

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Rams

Russell Wilson

QB1 Jared Goff
QB2

RB1
Chris Carson + RB2

Todd Gurley

WR1

WR2

Kupp, Woods

Tyler Lockett

WR3
Jacob Hollister

TE1

Tyler Higbee

Rashaad Penny, DK Metcalf

Flex
Probably Not

Defense

Probably Not
Moore, Gordon Toss Up Brandin Cooks

Comments:

 


Monday Night Game:

Giants

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Eagles

QB1 Carson Wentz
Eli Manning QB2

Saquon Barkley RB1
RB2

Miles Sanders +

WR1

WR2

Alshon Jeffery

Shepard, Slayton

WR3
Evan Engram?

TE1

Ertz, Goedert

Golden Tate?

Flex Nelson Agholor
Nah

Defense

Nah
Toss Up

Comments:

 

Thanks for reading,

Good Luck!!

– KGB