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Fantasy Football 2019: Week 14 Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em

Congratulations to all fantasy wolves that are reading this!  If you’re reading this, then it most likely means that you made your fantasy playoffs. Now it’s time to pin our ears back, grind out those wins and continue our pursuit of fantasy titles.

Starts ‘Em

Quarterback

Carson Wentz vs Giants

Wentz has left a bad taste in the mouths of fantasy players dirty most of the season.  While not all of it was his fault he still hasn’t been his normal crisp self. It’s been very tough to count on Wentz week to week.  In fact, I’ve recommended sitting him on more than one occasion.

However, Wentz has the ultimate spot to redeem himself once again after a strong fantasy showing last week.  The hapless Giants rank 25th against the quarterback position. In fact, the last five to face the Giants have scored at least 20 fantasy points. Wentz needs to be started this week.

Honorable Mention: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kirk Cousins

Running Back

Benny Snell vs Cardinals

The Pride of the Big Blue Nation has performed admirably in place of James Conner. In those three games, Snell has seen a heavy workload as his 16 game pace comes to around 1250 yards and 8 TDs. With Conner possibly out again this week, Snell should feast against a sorry Cardinals rush defense that has allowed opposing RBs to score in their last three games. Can I get a Snell Yeah?!

Honorable Mention: Miles Sanders, Carlos Hyde/Duke Johnson

Wide Receiver

Robert Woods vs Seattle

Woods has been a plague upon many lineups this season.  This also isn’t exactly the sexiest matchup against a respectable Seattle pass defense spearheaded by a relentless pass rush.Goff tends to struggle mightily under pressure, so why is Woods a good play?

Two reasons.

Reason one: volume.  Woods saw 19 targets last week and has gone for at least 95 yards in three straight games.

Reason two: Todd Gurley.  Gurley has been a featured part of the offense again and when Gurley is making plays, it opens up the rest of this offense.

Honorable Mention: James Washington, Zach Pascal

Sit ‘Em

Quarterback

Gardner Minshew vs Chargers 

There hasn’t been much to brag about for the Chargers. but their pass defense is one of the lone bright spots on that team.

On the flip side, Minshew mania is back baby!  That glorious mustache will once again grace the gridiron.  This will might not be the most glorious for the Sultan of Stache, though.  The Chargers have shut down Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.  It’s reasonable to think Minshew might be better served on your bench.

Honorable Mention: Kyler Murray, Jacoby Brissett

Running Back

Marlon Mack vs Buccaneers

Mack is expected to return from his hand injury this week.  While that could prove to be fruitful for fantasy teams in the semi finals and finals of the playoffs, it’s problematic this week.

For all of their glaring deficiencies on defense, the Bucs are stout against the run.  They rank third on the season against running backs and Mack could very well be eased in and split carries with Jonathan Williams and Jordan Wilkins.  Sit Mack out this week and see how the backfield shakes out if at all possible.

Honorable Mention: Kenyan Drake, Ronald Jones

Wide Receiver

DJ Chark vs Chargers 

Casey Hayward is an amazing cornerback.  It seems blasphemous to suggest sitting Chark but look for better options if possible. The Chargers put the clamps on opposing wide receivers, ranking fourth against the position this season.  Chark has struggles of late too, scoring less than 10 points in three of the last four.

Honorable Mention: DK Metcalf, Christian Kirk

Tight End

Kyle Rudolph vs Lions

Rudolph has been a touchdown monster the last six games, scoring six times in that span.  Thielen could still wind up missing this week and the Lions rank 19th against the position.  Rudolph has been a big part of the Vikings red zone offense and that should continue this week.

Honorable Mention: Jack Doyle, Mike Gesicki

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