Start Em Sit Em Week 14

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 2015

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy football prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 14 NFL Fantasy Football players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start Seattle’s QB Russell Wilson vs the sieve that is the Baltimore pass defense ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours-  Good Luck this week


Quarterbacks Start Em Week 14

MIA Ryan Tannehill ( vs NYG )- New York is the worst team vs the pass, but average vs the run, so Miami should throw a lot if they want to beat the Giants

JACK Blake Bortles (vs IND)–  QB Bortles is proving to be “match-up” proof. He had a tough match up Week 13, but still threw for over 300 yards and tossed 5 touchdown passes. He is playing at a very high level

TB Jameis Winston (vs N.O.) –QB Winston has plenty of good weapons around him, and the Saints can’t cover any of them

Sleeper Start Em Week 14- DEN Brock Osweiler ( vs OAK )- The Raiders are better defending the run than they are defending the pass. QB Osweiler is getting more comfortable with his receivers every week, especially Demaryius Thomas, who has 2 TD passes in the past 3 games

Sleeper Start Em Week 14- KC Alex Smith ( vs SD )- 1st time he’s been here! The Chargers are playing terrible and barely have a team, after so many key injuries to their roster. Also, Smith won’t hurt you with INTs. He hasn’t thrown one since Week 3

Start Em Week 14 No Brainers- Cam Newton vs ATL…..PITT B Roethlisberger vs IND


Running Backs Start Em Week 14

MIA Lamar Miller (vs NYG)- New OC Zac Taylor started his new job by announcing that the Dolphins would be “re-committed” to the run. Miller rushed for 100+ yards in Week 13, and should have that many in Week 14

Thomas Rawls (vs BALT )- I bet RB Marshawn Lynch would have liked to play in this game! The Seahawks will have the ball a lot, so Rawls will probably get as many carries as he can take

SF Shaun Draughn (at CLEV )- RB S Draughn played well the past 3 games, even though he was facing 3 tough defenses. Now he gets an easy one- The Cleveland Browns- 2nd worst defending the run

Start Em Week 14 Sleeper- DET Ameer Abdullah (at STL )- This one is a stretch I’ll grant you, but the Rams are awful right now, and maybe….just maybe…that DET head coach has figured out to give the ball to Abdullah more

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 NFL No Brainers- PHIL LeSean McCoy ( at PHIL )….CAR Jonathan Stewart ( vs ATL)


Wide Receivers Start Em Week 14

TB Mike Evans & Vincent Jackson ( vs N.O.)- The New Orleans Saints are dead last in total defense, and only the New York Giants are worst at defending the pass

MIA Jarvis Landry & Devante Parker ( vs NYG)- With the injury to WR Rishard Matthews, gave WR D Parker the start opposite WR Landry Week 13, and his TD catch in the 2nd qtr made highlight reels. The New York Giants are LAST defending the pass

CAR Ted Ginn Jr (at N.O.)- The Panthers announced that they are sitting anyone, despite having a 12-0 record. If they are true to their word, then WR Ginn should get plenty of targets and score for you Week 14

SEA Doug Baldwin (vs BALT)- With TE Jimmy Graham going down (OUT for the season), Baldwin has stepped it up in a big way- 240 yards and 5 TDs, in the past 2 games

KC Jeremy Maclin (vs SD)- I think WR Maclin is finally having fun this season ( 255 yards and 3 TDs, in the past 2 games) and the Chargers are the perfect team to help him have even more fun

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 No Brainers- JACK Allen Robinson vs IND…..A J Green (vs PITT)


Tight Ends Start Em Week 14

NE Scott Chandler (vs PHIL)- If you read Utter-Fantasy’s “Start Em” Week 13- LINK-, you would have scored  TE Scott Chandler on your fantasy football team. With Gronk OUT again Week 14, Chandler is a must start again

GB Richard Rodgers ( vs DAL)- Even before his “Hail Mary” 61 yard TD reception which ended the game Week 13 vs Detroit Lame-os…TE Rodgers had 85 receiving yards on 7 receptions. QB Aaron Rodgers will continue to look for TE Rodgers, especially with WR Davante Adams dropping almost every pass thrown his way lately

WASH Jordan Reed (at CHI)- 25 targets from QB Kirk Cousins in the past 3 games. Note however, that the Bears are 4th best at defending the TE position

Start Em Sleeper TB Austin Seferian-Jenkins ( vs N.O.)- In his 1st game back from injury, TE Seferian-Jenkins immediately got 6 targets from QB J Winston, and that was from just playing 21-of-71 snaps Week 13. He will get even more Week 14

Start Em Sleeper NYG Will Tye (at MIA)- TE Larry Donnell (neck) hasn’t seen the field since Week 8, so TE Tye has filled in for him. If you saw the game Week 13, you saw that Tye has some pretty good hands, hauling in 3 receptions for 70 yards- He has 25 targets from QB Eli Manning in the past 4 games

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 No Brainer- G Olsen (vs ATL)…JACK Julius Thomas ( vs IND)……KC T Kelce (vs SD)

Here’s a great link for rankings of NFL Teams vs the TE positionLINK


Defense Start Em Week 14

DET ( at STL)- Over the last 4 weeks, the Rams have averaged just 9.0 points per game and have 10 turn overs in the same span as well. QB Nick Foles is playing as bad as anyone at the position right now- (completing 15/35 passes for 146 yards and 1 INT in Week 13) so all defenses have to do is stack the box against RB T Gurley

KC (vs SD)– Few teams are as beat up as the Chargers are right now, and QB Rivers has gone from being the top fantasy passer for fantasy football owners to 0 TD passes in 2 of his past 3 games

SF (at CLEV)The Browns are starting Manziel this week, and as usual, there are those who think this guy is already great, even though his on-field and off-field record has been anything but. The 49res defense is better than it gets credit for

Start Em Sit Em Week 14 No Brainers- SEA Defense at BALT….CAR Defense vs ATL



Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 14

MINN Teddy Bridgewater (at ARI)- The easy part here is because the Vikings are playing the Cardinals, but regardless of who Minnesota is playing, QB Bridgewater is not playing very good. He is not a quarterback that will help you win in fantasy football Week 14. Only 3 TD passes in the past 6 games

SD Philip Rivers ( at KC )– The Chiefs defense is playing at a high level again and Rivers has gone from being the top fantasy passer for fantasy football owners to 0 TD passes in 2 of his past 3 games- UPDATE: Reports out of San Diego has Rivers with sever flu symptoms- He’ll likely play, but he won’t do much

OAK Derek Carr ( vs DEN)- Now isn’t the time for fantasy football owners to start a quarterback against the #1 pass defense in the NFL

ATL Matt Ryan ( vs CAR)- The Falcons have lost 5 straight and QB Ryan is one of the reasons for certain. Ryan has thrown more INTs ( 3) in the past 2 games than TD passes (2)

Sit Em Week 14 No Brainers- BALT Matt Schaub ( vs SEA)…….ST L Nick Foles  vs DET…..CLEV Manziel vs SF


Running Backs Sit Em Week 14

HOU RB Alfred Blue (vs NE)- Here’s what HC Belichick does….he takes away your #1 RB ( A Blue)…your #1 WR ( D Hopkins) and forces you to beat them with whoever is left

OAK Latavius Murray (at DEN)– To start with, Murray has under 60 yards rushing in 3 of his past 4 games, and has scored only 5 touchdowns all season. The Broncos are the 2nd overall defense and 5th vs the run

STL Todd Gurley (vs DET )-  A “Sit Em” Week 13- LINK– and a “Sit Em” again Week 14. Gurley has only 18 carries over the past 2 games for 60 yards- 0 TDs

BALT Javorius Allen (vs SEA )-  You have to love what RB Allen has done since getting the starting gig, but that was against the Rams, Browns and Dolphins. You won’t love him against the Seahawks defense

SD Melvin Gordon (vs KC)– Same write up as Week 13, just playing a different team. A “preseason favorite” of mine is turning out to be a bust of the “Trent Richardson” variety. ZERO TDs in 2015…….I repeat….ZERO TDs in 2015

Sit Em Week 14 No Brainer- NYG R Jennings ( at MIA)….NO CJ Spiller ( at TB)

Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 14

OAK Amari Cooper (at DEN)- The #1 pass defense will shut down Cooper Week 14

TENN Dorial Green-Beckham ( at NYJ )- Fantasy Football owners likely took notice of DGB’s Week 13 stat-line…..5/119 yards and 1 TD, and made him a hot waiver wire commodity. I myself, would have to see more than one flukey week and DGB is playing the Jets this week with Darrelle Revis (concussion) back practicing Thursday. You should look elsewhere

SD Malcolm Floyd ( at KC) – As practically the only healthy wide receiver left on the Chargers roster, the Chiefs won’t have a hard time deciding who to shut down

NOTE: I am also concerned about ATL Julio Jones Week 14- QB Matt Ryan is playing his worst football ever, and Atlanta plays in Carolina vs the red hot Panthers

NOTE: I am also concerned about HOU DeAndre Hopkins– see notes on- Running Backs Sit Em Week 14- HOU RB Alfred Blue

Sit Em No Brainers week 14- MINN St Diggs/ Mike Wallace ( at ARI)…..BALT Kamar Aiken ( vs SEA)


Tight Ends Sit Em Week 14

BALT Crockett Gillmore( vs SEA )- It’s just going to be a tough day for all the Ravens Week 14, especially playing for nothing but pride

DAL J Witten ( at GB)- When QB Tony Romo is starting, TE Witten is a good fantasy football option. When QB Matt Cassel is starting, TE Witten is a bad fantasy football option

CHI Zack Miller ( vs WASH) Maybe with TE Martellus Bennett OUT for the season….Miller steps it up and produces, but Washington is one of the best team vs the TE position.

Sit Em No Brainer Week 14 DEN Vernon Davis ( vs OAK)


Defense Sit Em Week 14

SAN DIEGO Defense ( at KC )-This page is riddled with Sit Em Chargers, so why shouldn’t their defense be here as well. Besides, QB Alex Smith hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 3

ATL Defense ( vs CAR)– The Panthers are 12-0 ecasue they are playing great, the Falcons are not

CLEV Defense ( vs SF )– Despite playing a team that isn’t very good ( the 49ers), the Browns shouldn’t be started Week 14. They are ranked #31 worst defense regardless of who they playing

Sit Em Defense Week 14 No Brainers- ATL (at CAR)……BALT ( vs SEA)