Good luck to all fantasy football owners battling in the playoffs in Week 14. This week could be critical to making them, or winning them. Here are Utter-Fantasy’s Start Em and Sit Em Week 14 recommendations for your fantasy football league, based on match ups and who’s healthy. Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 14 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start IND QB Andrew Luck at home vs #14 ranked Houston 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 opinions on them, as well as reading yours. Good Luck this week!
Week 14 Byes: None
Start Em Sit Em Week 14
Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 14 2016
CAR QB Cam Newton ( vs SD )– Neither team playing for anything but pride. ( Start SD QB Rivers as well.)
DET QB Matt Stafford ( vs CHI )- A win Week 14 could mean the division.
TB QB Jameis Winston ( vs NO)- A fantastic match up for you and your playoffs.
ARI QB Carson Palmer ( at MIA)- Important game for the Cardinals.
GB QB Aaron Rodgers ( vs SEA)- Should be throwing plenty in Week 14 but a risky play vs Seattle.
Sleeper…. SF QB Colin Kaepernick ( vs NYJ )- Great game to start next year’s resume.
Running Backs NFL Start Em Week 14 2016
CHI RB Jordan Howard ( at DET )- Lots of momentum, and the Lions are 25th vs the run.
SD RB Melvin Gordon ( at CAR )- Only under 20+ touches twice in 2016.
BUFF RB LeSean McCoy ( vs PITT )- Running great, solid play Week 14.
CINN RB Jeremy Hill ( at CLEV)- The Browns now with the worst defense in the NFL.
SF RB Carlos Hyde ( vs NYJ )- Saying the Jets defense stinks…is an understatement.
KC RB Spencer Ware ( vs OAK )- Not a great match up but Ware should fair well.
SEA RB Thomas Rawls ( at GB)- I prefer a better match up but running well.
Deep League Sleeper PPR..GB RB Ty Montgomery ( vs SEA)- Packers are not happy with RB J Starks.
Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 14 2016
IND WR TY Hilton / D Moncrief ( vs HOU )- Start em both this week.
NE WR Julian Edleman ( vs BALT )- QB Brady’s favorite target will get plenty of looks, with BALT ( #1 vs the run) shutting down the Pat’s running game.
CLEV WR T Pryor ( vs CINN )- A week of rest, and Cincy 20th ranked defense.
NOP WRs B Cooks/ M Thomas ( vs TB )- QB Brees will throw a lot in this one.
SEA WR Doug Baldwin ( at GB)- Must start Week 14.
LAR WR Kenny Britt ( vs ATL)- 33 targets in the past 4 games. Atlanta 28th ranked defense.
Sleeper CAR WR Ted Ginn Jr ( vs SD )- Pouring it on late in the season, just like 2015.
Sleeper ATL WR Taylor Gabriel ( at TB )- WR M Sanu likely OUT and WR Julio Jones less than 100% with turf toe.
Sleepers CINN WRs T Boyd/ B LaFell ( at CLEV)– The Browns now with the worst defense in the NFL.
Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 14 2016
SD TE Antonio Gates ( at CAR )- Only DET & CLEV have given up more points to opposing Tight Ends than the CAR Panthers. SD A Gates strong play Week 14 despite 2 poor weeks.
TB TE Cameron Brate ( vs NO )– Tasty, tasty match up.
SF TE Vance McDonald ( vs NYJ )- I repeat…Saying the Jets defense stinks…is an understatement.
PHIL TE Z Ertz ( vs WASH)- Playing well at the end of the season, just like 2015.
No Brainer- KC TE T Kelce ( vs OAK)-
Sleeper CLEV TE Gary Barnidge ( vs CINN)- QB RG3 wants a good outing, and TE Gary Barnidge is one way to do it.
Defenses NFL Start Em Week 14 2016
SF ( vs NYJ )- The 49ers are salivating at this one.
TB ( vs NO )- Brees 3 picks Week 13. Bucs 9th vs the pass. It’s a DEF to seriously consider.
CINN ( vs CLEV )- Can the Bengals make RG3’s first game back a rough one?
Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 14 2016
CLEV QB RG3 ( vs CINN)- First game back…do not expect much.
TENN QB Marcus Mariota ( vs DEN )- Broncos currently the #1 pass defense.
MIA QB Ryan Tannehill ( vs ARI )- Bad match up, and few weapons.
NYG QB Eli Manning ( vs DAL )- I prefer a better match up.
JACK QB Blake Bortles ( vs MINN )- Really a no-brainer.
Running Backs NFL Sit Em Week 14 2016
JACK RBs ( vs MINN )- Avoid.
MINN RB Jerick McKinnon ( at JACK )- Jags 10th overall defense… and McKinnon doesn’t get enough touches..
TENN RB DeMarco Murray ( vs DEN )- I prefer a better match up.
Sit Em if you can…….IND RB Frank Gore ( vs HOU )- WASH RB Rob Kelley ( at PHIL)
Wide Receivers NFL Sit Em Week 14 2016
ALL TENN WRs ( vs DEN )- I prefer a better match up.
JACK WR Allen Robinson ( vs MINN )- He’s killed you all year….this week vs the Vikings will not be any different.
NYJ WR Brandon Marshall ( at SF )- New QB Petty won’t be any better than QB Ryan FitzPutrid.
BALT WR Steve Smith ( at NE )- Tough match up vs the Pat’s defense.
Tight Ends NFL Sit Em Week 14 2016
DET TE Eric Ebron ( vs MINN )- He’s done nothing…don’t trust him.
NE TE Martellus Bennett ( vs BALT )- Has been involved in the Pat’s offense at all. He could break out one week, but you can’t gamble on it now.
Sit Em if you can…..TENN TE Delanie Walker ( vs DEN )- The Broncos have only given up 2 TDs to opposing tight ends all season.
Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 14 2016
NYG ( vs DAL ) –The Giants won’t slow down Dallas.
MIA (vs ARI )- I prefer a better match up.
GB ( vs SEA )- The Packers are not playing very well.
No Brainer DEF sits: JACK ( vs MINN )…NO ( at TB)