Fantasy Football Week 14: Start’em / Sit’em

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Keenan Allen, NE (69%, 12) – I know the Pats pass D is awesome and Darrell Revis will probably match up with Allen on Sunday. I’m still playing Allen in all the leagues I own him (most of them) and think he can have a productive game with Rivers playing better of late and Allen looking like the dominant player he was last year.

Mike Evans, @DET (68%, 12) – This guy is a freak who can get deep on anyone. I don’t know if Josh McCown will have time to get him the ball, but Evans has too much upside to bench.

Kelvin Benjamin, @NO (59%, 13) – I think Benjamin gets back on track this week against one of the worst secondaries in the league. Saints CB Keenan Lewis is solid, but their other two, Patrick Robinson and Brian Dixon can be liabilities. If Benjamin gets enough match-ups against either of those two he could have a monster game.

DeAndre Hopkins, @JAX (56%, 10) – You can’t bench a guy after a 40+ point fantasy game.

Kenny Stills, CAR (39%, 12) – Has 15 targets in the two games since Brandin Cooks got hurt and could continue to be Brees’ go-to WR. Stills big play potential makes him close to a must start.

Jordan Matthews, SEA (38%, 8) – Seattle is one of the few teams that normally keeps their CBs on the same side all game. Even if they didn’t I think Richard Sherman would more likely cover Jeremy Maclin. I’m worried about how Mark Sanchez will perform, but he has consistently looked for Matthews in the red zone and I think they will find ways to get him matched up with the much less threatening CB Byron Maxwell. It’s a tough call because the Seahawks secondary is playing really well of late now that Kam Chancellor is healthy again, but the Eagles offense hasn’t been bad either and they run so many more plays than most teams I just think that Matthews will find a way to put up 12-15 fantasy points at least.

Jarvis Landry, @BAL (28%, 9) – I have my doubts on QB Ryan Tannehill especially with the Ravens run-stuffing DT, Haoti Ngata, suspended Sunday. With Ngota out of the lineup, the Dolphins could try to run more on the Ravens D and limit Tannehill’s pass attempts after his stink bomb vs the Jets. That being said, when Tannehill does throw Landry has become his primary target and he should still see enough looks to get you double-digit production.

Donte Moncrief, @CLE (6%, 9) – Current starter T.Y. Hilton is banged up and questionable for Sunday’s game. Even if Hilton plays, I am expecting a blow out Colts win and more snaps for Moncrief who doesn’t need many targets to reach the end zone (2 TDs on 3 catches last week).

Stedman Bailey, @WAS (5%, 9) – Has become Shaun Hill’s go-to guy with 15 targets over the last two weeks. I think Bailey is the Rams most consistent WR and should have a double-digit fantasy game in PPR leagues. I wouldn’t start him in standard TD based leagues though.


Travis Kelce, @AZ (51%, 7) – I’m been wrong on Kelce the last few weeks, but the Cards struggle to cover TEs and Kelce is one of the better ones he just hasn’t gotten enough snaps & targets to prove it yet.

Larry Donnell, @TEN (46%, 8) – He’s been Eli’s favorite target in some games and a forgotten man in others. I think Eli needs all the help he can get right now and will be checking down to Donnell often.

Kyle Rudolph, NYJ (34%, 7) – Looks healthy for the first time all season and the Jets have given up the 4th most points to fantasy TEs. Last week backup Dolphins TE Dion Sims was open all game. Rudolph should do better with QB Teddy Bridgewater coming off two pretty solid games.