Fantasy Football Start & Sit for Week 14 matchup

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Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) talks with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on Dec. 6, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

Week 14 is important week for many leagues. Usually, a fantasy football playoff is a weeklong (sometimes two weeks depending on your league), and if you are in the playoff, which means you have some depth in your team. Now, imagine you lose the matchup because you did not start your bench player who performed better than your starter. It happens to everyone, and it is sad to see your 1st seed team lose to the 6th seed team or 4th seed team in the first round of playoff. Sometimes, you have to sit your starter and play your bench player to win. However, sometimes this works backward, and you lose the matchup because you start your bench player who performed worse than your actual starter. There are many variables that we cannot predict, but it is always to fun predict what can happen in the games. What I found most of time working is that if a player performs really well in one week, that player is less likely to repeat. If you have DK Meatcalf and Tyler Lockett, it is like they take a turn who goes off.

Players who would go off this week

Quarterbacks (QB)

1. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) – Wilson has been quiet lately, but this week against the New York Jets seems like the week that he would have a top three performance.

2. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) – Herbert and the Chargers got shutdown by the New England Patriots’ defense. Watch out for the redemption time against the Atlanta Falcons, the team always brings good offense in any matchup.

3. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons) – This game against the Chargers is likely a shootout, so expect Ryan perform well. He had three sub-par games so far, and he will have 20+ points this week.

Running Backs (RB)

1. Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) – Henry was stopped by the Cleveland Browns defense last week after a monstrous performance against the Indianapolis Colts. Don’t be afraid to start Henry. He will deliver another solid game.

2. Austin Ekeler (Los Angeles Chargers) – Just like Herbert, Ekeler will be ready for this exciting game.

Wide Receivers

1. Kennan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers) – We will see plenty of Herbert to Allen this week against the Falcons.

2. A.J. Brown (Tennessee Titans) – This week will be Brown going off early and the RB Henry finishes scoring for the Titans.

Tight End (TE)

1. Hunter Henry (Los Angeles Chargers) – Henry was disappointing last week with just one reception and five receiving yards. Don’t panic and bench him. He will bring some points this week!

2. Evan Engram (New York Giants) – Engram has been great every other week in the past four weeks. This means that this week against the Arizona Cardinals is going off week.

Players who may disappoint you this week

Quarterbacks (QB)

1. Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) – Carr enjoyed his best fantasy performance last week with 381 passing yards with three passing TDs and one rushing TD. Yeah…. So he is not going to give you that this week. Indianapolis Colts are a little bit better than the New York Jets.

2. Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns) – Mayfield has done a great job bringing the Browns to a winning season. The last week’s performance was one of the best games this season against a good Titans defense. However, we cannot underestimate the Ravens defense.

Running Backs (RB)

1. David Montgomery (Chicago Bears) – Montgomery has enjoyed productive fantasy points in the past two weeks with 175 rushing yards with two rushing TDs and 79 receiving yards with a receiving TD. The Texans defense has not been the best this season, but it is hard to predict that he can perform this well three games in a row.

2. Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts) – Taylor had his best game against the Texans last week with 91 rushing yards and 44 receiving yards with a TD. This was possible from the quarterback Philip Rivers performing well in passing part, but if Rivers struggles, Taylor’s performance will take a hit.

Wide Receivers

1. Corey Davis (Tennessee Titans) – Davis had a monstrous game last week, but this week will likely belong to his fellow WR, A.J Brown and RB Derrick Henry.

2. Marvin Jones Jr. (Detroit Lions) – Jones has definitely resurrected himself from his early struggles, but the Packers defense is solid and prepared for him.

Tight End (TE)

1. Darren Walker (Las Vegas Raiders) – What in the world? Walker had one of the best performances with 13 receptions and 200 yards with 2 TDs. If you look at his game log, he has been good every other week, and he will likely get 4-6 points this week.