We are coming down to the wire in fantasy leagues this season and Week 14 is bound to be wildly important for managers.
Start ’em: Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow is, unfortunately, dealing with an injury but he already told the team that he will be playing this week. The Cincinnati Bengals have seen Burrow either throw for 300 plus yards or two-plus touchdowns in nine of their 12 games.
His floor is incredibly high and he gets to go against the San Francisco 49ers this week, a squad allowing the 10th most amount of fantasy points to the position.
Sit ’em: Teddy Bridgewater
Many will plug in Teddy Bridgewater this week because the Denver Broncos are playing the Detroit Lions. However, Detroit has held up well against the pass, only allowing one 20-plus point performance by an opposing quarterback in their last five games.
The Broncos are also a team that prefers to hand the ball off and if it generates early success against Detroit, they won’t shy away from it. Limiting any potential that Teddy may have here.
Start ’em: D’Onta Foreman
D’Onta Foreman is in a committee in the Tennessee Titans backfield with Derick Henry still out. Both he and Dontrell Hilliard eclipsed 100 yards on the ground in their last game and should be able to eat again when they line up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Foreman has been consistently receiving carries since Henry has gone out, so he is likely the safer option heading into this game.
Sit ’em: Devin Singletary
The Buffalo Bills simply don’t like establishing the run gamel. That has been made clear. Devin Singletary has gotten an increased workload the last few weeks but overall, he hasn’t made any big plays.
This week, he goes against one of the better run defenses in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All signs point to a high-scoring pass-first game from both sides.
There just won’t be much work for Singletary to pick up especially with Matt Breida jumping in on some of his touches.
Start ’em: Mike Williams
Mike Williams has gotten himself over 90 receiving yards in two of the Los Angeles Chargers’ last three games. He gets a nice matchup with the New York Giants this weekend.
With Keenan Allen on the COVID list at the moment, he could have an uptick in potential early on. Keep an eye on Williams’s situation too as he was a close contact with Allen but is tentatively expected to play.
Sit ’em: Marquise Brown
Despite averaging 11.2 targets a game since Week 7, Marquise Brown really hasn’t done much with it. He hasn’t passed 60 receiving yards in three games now and only mustered 51 against the Cleveland Browns in the first matchup against them.
It also doesn’t help that the Browns have been especially good at defending wideouts, allowing only one top-10 fantasy receiver since Week 6. His target share is enticing but he has to prove he can be consistent or else he is better off on the bench.
Start ’em: Kyle Pitts
Kyle Pitts hasn’t been the type of tight end that we have hoped for entering the season but the production is definitely still there. Especially when you compare it to other players at the tight end position.
Pitts has broken the 50-yard receiving mark in six games, which is the fourth most for players at tight end. He gets a decent matchup with the Carolina Panthers this week but it’s impossible not to start Pitts unless you have somebody like Travis Kelce in front of him.
Sit ’em: Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee has had somewhat high expectations but hasn’t been consistent. Higbee had a solid night against the Jaguars last week but gets to play the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14.
The Cardinals have only allowed one tight end to surpass 50 receiving yards all season and that was George Kittle. Plus, Higbee has one touchdown in his last seven games. He is safe to be kept on the bench for now.
Start ’em: Harrison Butker
Harrison Butker has gotten over eight points in the last five games as this Kansas City Chiefs offense starts to get hot. He also hit double digits in two of his last three and gets to play the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend.
The Chiefs were able to do practically anything that they wanted in the first matchup with the Raiders, and this could be a similar outcome.
Sit ’em: Daniel Carlson
Daniel Carlson has been one of the most consistent kickers in the league but the Chiefs defense is seriously turning it around after a bad start to the season.
Kansas City has allowed the third least number of points to opposing kickers in the last four games. He only had a handful in the previous match against the Chiefs as well. He is safer on the bench.
Start ’em: Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks have been pretty bad defensively this year and they did just lose Jamal Adams for the rest of the season. However, they play the Houston Texans.
Houston just was shut out by the Indianapolis Colts last week and has looked horrific offensively all year long.
Seattle is also coming off a strong game that saw them get two interceptions, a sack, a fumble recovery, and a safety.
Sit ’em: Buffalo Bills
This Bills defense is solid and has showcased that a lot this season. However, the matchup with the Buccaneers just doesn’t bode well for them.
Those who bet online are anticipating a high-scoring game between two pass-first offenses, and it hasn’t been wise to start a defense against Tom Brady all year long.
They are better off left on the bench until they get a better matchup.