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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Happy 14th week, everyone. for the fantasy playoffs, Start & # 39; Em or Sit & # 39; Em is aimed at seasonal leagues, but it can also be used for everyday fantasy purposes, since these are players that I will probably have some exposure to during the weekend 19659002] QUARTERLY QUARTEL

Beginning of the week: Alex Smith vs. Raiders: After averaging only 223.5 yards with a TD mark: INT 4: 4 combined in four games Weeks 8- 1

2, Smith rebounded a great way on the road against the Jets last Sunday, threw for 366 yards, averaged an 11.1 YPA this season, and threw four no-spikes touchdowns by adding a 70-yard run. QB1 overall in Week 13 Previously there had been a thunderous chatter from the Chiefs who needed f Pushing Smith for rookie Patrick Mahomes, but Smith clearly was not the problem in last week's loss. Now he arrives home and faces a defensive Ra defenders who ranks last in DVOA total defense, last dead in last DVOA defense, last dead in opponent passer rating, 25th in sacks, 23rd in allowed yards, and tied in 21st in touchdowns delivered in the air. Oakland also has a minimum interception in the league that came with a lucky ball in the end zone through Paxton Lynch two weeks ago. CB first round Gareon Conley (Shin) is on the disabled list, and LCB starter David Amerson (foot) does not play from week 7. When these two teams met on Thursday night in week 7, Smith scored 25 of 36 for 342 yards (9.5 YPA) and three touchdowns, finishing like the QB5 that week. The Kansas City offense has sparked for the most part since then, but Smith is locked into the top 10 this week. The total of 47 points for the Raiders-Chiefs is the second highest of the games on Sunday.

Begins

Jimmy Garoppolo in the Texans: Making his first start for his new team, Garoppolo looked great in a tough environment in Chicago, completing 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards and an interception in victory 15-14. The numbers do not leave the page, but Garoppolo took the ball very quickly with a fast pitch and made a series of difficult pitches. I was doing it with guys like Louis Murphy and Trent Taylor as secondary options to knock out No. 1 starter Marquise Goodwin. The next step for the Niners in the offseason will be to find Garoppolo as a legitimate alpha catcher of dogs. But Garoppolo will play the season 2017 season and will have a tasty date with the Texans on Sunday. Houston is 31st in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, tied for 31st in TD passes, and 22nd in total pass defense. The Texans have had a bit easier in recent weeks with clashes against Blaine Gabbert, Joe Flacco and Marcus Mariota in consecutive games, but Gabbert and Mariota did achieve a pair of fantasy performances among the first nine. Garoppolo has the talent in the arm and much more aggressive player on his side than Mariota, while this game will be played under the retractable roof of Houston without weather problems. Garoppolo is directly on the broadcast radar in a game that has a decent chance to reach his current total of 43 points.

Philip Rivers vs. Redskins: Rivers has enjoyed a good stretch of three games that has coincided with the breakup of Keenan Allen. In the past three weeks, Rivers has completed 72.2% of his passes for 1,029 yards and a TD: INT 7: 0 mark. The Bolts are emerging in the AFC West, accumulating a 6-2 record in their last eight games after open the year 0-4. They will play their third home game in the last four games on Sunday against the Redskins defense, which is 19th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and 13th in total pass defense. Washington allowed two pass touchdowns to Dak Prescott in Week 13, Drew Brees delayed him in Week 11 and allowed the QB5 to Case Keenum in Week 10. The Chargers are healthy and play their best ball, so there is no reason to jump from Rivers when we enter the fantasy playoffs. He gets more points against the Chiefs and the Jets in weeks 15 and 16. There is a good chance that Rivers will be the field marshal of many fantasy champions.

Blaine Gabbert vs. Titans: Gabbert is a legitimate transmitter of playoff fantasy teams for the next three weeks. He takes the Titans home on Sunday, followed by a road trip with Washington and another game at home against the Giants. Gabbert predictably fought the Rams last week, throwing a pair of picks, including a pick-six, while throwing for just 221 yards. The turnovers are just part of the deal with Gabbert; They are going to happen But he has enough skill to put together and make plays with his legs to make noise in the fantasy. In three starts, Gabbert has two top-14 finishes, including one QB8 against the Texans in Week 11. The Titans are 25th in defense per pass DVOA, 25th in yards allowed, 22nd in fantasy points delivered to field marshals and tied for 26th in touchdown passes delivered. By default, No. 1 CB Logan Ryan also suffered a concussion in Week 13. Ryan probably would have been stuck with Larry Fitzgerald if he was healthy. With Fitzgerald and Ricky Seals-Jones winning in the middle of the field, Gabbert has found success by throwing inside while selecting and choosing his deep punches. No. 3 in general defense, the Titans are an excellent pass defense and funnel. This has a total of 44 points and will be played in a climate-friendly Arizona under the retractable roof. I would trust Gabbert more than his counterpart, Marcus Martiota.

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Kirk Cousins ​​in Chargers: Like the overall QB6, Cousins ​​is very likely to be the one calling in a series of postseason fantasy teams. . He threw multiple touchdowns in three games in a row, but he has not managed to surpass 251 yards in three of his last five. Cousins ​​has been as solid and reliable as they can get and now it can be said that it is their most difficult match to date this season. The Chargers are No. 7 in defense of pass DVOA, No. 7 in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, fifth in passes eliminated, fifth in passes scoring and No. 4 in captures. The Bolts have one of the best tandems of pass rush in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram to accompany the trio of cornerbacks Casey Hayward, Trevor Williams and Desmond King. The three from Hayward, Williams and King are among the top nine places in Pro Football Focus of the 116 classifieds, and Hayward in number one overall. Los Angeles has had the last seven quarterbacks faced with 0-1 touchdowns. Cousins ​​is one of the best passers-by in the game right now in one of the friendliest offenses, but it's hard to trust the mandatory nature of the fantasy playoffs. In favor of Cousins, the Redskins are six-point dogs, which could lead to a large accumulation of pass statistics in the second half. You will have to get there in pure volume.

Cam Newton vs. Vikings: As they go up and down, Newton is the general QB5 through 13 weeks, but it has been a treacherous ride for his owners. Newton has made things happen with monstrous weeks running. He has been limited to fewer than 200 passing yards in four of the last five and has zero touchdowns or one in five of the last seven outings. In the last seven games, however, Newton averaged 60.7 yards on the ground with three scores. This date with the Vikings defense of trainer Mike Zimmer seems to be one of the toughest of Cam in the 2017 calendar. Minnesota is ninth in defense by pass DVOA, tenth in total yards left, and No. 3 in fantasy points surrendered to field marshals. In addition to that, the Vikings have given the least amount of rushing yards to quarterbacks. In Week 3 against the Vikings last year, Newton threw for 262 yards and three interceptions without touchdowns. He was also fired eight times that day. Newton's season seemed to get worse that Sunday. Newton has a big advantage, but I would not feel comfortable with him here.

Derek Carr at Chiefs: Carr easily had his best game of the season in Week 7 against the Chiefs, throwing for 417 yards and three touchdowns, finishing as QB2. But that was at home, and Carr has put numerous eggs in the top spots this year to the point where it is very difficult to stay behind as a fantasy starter in one of the most important weeks of the year. Carr has only two multi-touch games in his last nine games and only has three 300-yard games this season. The Chiefs have been beaten to death on the defensive for the past two months, allowing Josh McCown's QB2 game last Sunday, and the fifth most fancy quarterback points of the year. They are 24 ° in defense per pass DVOA and 28 ° in total yards allowed. Kansas City also suspended the best CB Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against Oakland for disruptive behavior for the team. On paper, this looks like a place that Carr can explode, but he never played well at Arrowhead. He has had three previous games in Kansas City. As a 2014 rookie, Carr had 27 of 56 (48.2%) for 222 yards and a touchdown. In 2015, Carr scored 21 of 33 (63.6%) for 194 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Last year, Carr's best season to date, he had 17 of 41 (41.5%) for 117 yards and no points. Already failing in bright spots in 2017, I am not biting Carr in Week 14. Kansas City has allowed a total of points of 20, 20, 19, 19 and 16 in its five home games this season.
"data-reactid =" 22 "> Happy Week 14, everyone, we are preparing for the fantasy playoffs, Start or Em, Sit & # 39; Em is aimed at seasonal leagues, but you can also use for daily fantasy purposes, since they are players who will probably have some exposure during the weekend.

QUARTER

Start of the week: Alex Smith vs. Raiders: After average only 223.5 yards passing with a 4: 4 combined TD: INT Mark in four games Weeks 8-12, Smith rebounded in great form on the road against the Jets last Sunday, threw for 366 yards, averaged 11.1 YPA, and he threw four no-spikes touchdowns while adding a 70-yard run, Smith finished as the overall QB1 in week 13. Previously there had been a thunderous talk from the Chiefs who needed to force Smith for rookie Pat Rick Mahomes, but Smith clearly did not was the problem in losing the last week. He now arrives home and faces a Raiders defense that ranks last in total DVOA defense, the last in DVOA, the last in passer-by, 25 in sacks, 23 in yards allowed and 21 in touchdowns delivered. by air. Oakland also has a minimum interception in the league that came with a lucky ball in the end zone through Paxton Lynch two weeks ago. CB first round Gareon Conley (Shin) is on the disabled list, and LCB starter David Amerson (foot) does not play from week 7. When these two teams met on Thursday night in week 7, Smith scored 25 of 36 for 342 yards (9.5 YPA) and three touchdowns, finishing like the QB5 that week. The Kansas City offense has sparked for the most part since then, but Smith is locked into the top 10 this week. The total of 47 points for the Raiders-Chiefs is the second highest of the games on Sunday.

Begins

Jimmy Garoppolo in the Texans: Making his first appearance for his new team, Garoppolo looked great in a tough environment in Chicago, completing 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards and an interception in victory 15-14. The numbers do not leave the page, but Garoppolo took the ball very quickly with a fast pitch and made a series of difficult pitches. I was doing it with guys like Louis Murphy and Trent Taylor as secondary options to knock out No. 1 starter Marquise Goodwin. The next step for the Niners in the offseason will be to find Garoppolo as a legitimate alpha catcher of dogs. But Garoppolo will play the season 2017 season and will have a tasty date with the Texans on Sunday. Houston is 31st in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, tied for 31st in touchdown passes delivered, and 22nd in total pass defense. The Texans have had a bit easier in recent weeks with clashes against Blaine Gabbert, Joe Flacco and Marcus Mariota in consecutive games, but Gabbert and Mariota did achieve a pair of fantasy performances among the first nine. Garoppolo has the talent in the arm and much more aggressive player on his side than Mariota, while this game will be played under the retractable roof of Houston without weather problems. Garoppolo is directly on the broadcast radar in a game that has a decent chance of reaching his current total of 43 points.

Philip Rivers vs. Redskins: Rivers has enjoyed a good stretch of three games that has coincided with the breakup of Keenan Allen. In the past three weeks, Rivers has completed 72.2% of his passes for 1,029 yards and a TD: INT 7: 0 mark. The Bolts are emerging in the AFC West, accumulating a 6-2 record in their last eight games after open the year 0-4. They will play their third home game in the last four games on Sunday against the Redskins defense, which is 19th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and 13th in total pass defense. Washington allowed two pass touchdowns to Dak Prescott in Week 13, Drew Brees delayed him in Week 11 and allowed the QB5 to Case Keenum in Week 10. The Chargers are healthy and play their best ball, so there is no reason to jump from Rivers when we enter the fantasy playoffs. He gets more points against the Chiefs and Jets in weeks 15 and 16. There is a good chance that Rivers will be the field marshal of many fantasy champions.

Blaine Gabbert vs. Titans: Gabbert is a legitimate transmitter of playoff fantasy teams for the next three weeks. He takes the Titans home on Sunday, followed by a road trip with Washington and another game at home against the Giants. Gabbert predictably fought the Rams last week, throwing a pair of picks, including a pick-six, while throwing for just 221 yards. The turnovers are just part of the deal with Gabbert; They are going to happen But he has enough skill to put together and make plays with his legs to make noise in the fantasy. In three starts, Gabbert has two top-14 finishes, including one QB8 against the Texans in Week 11. The Titans are 25th in defense per pass DVOA, 25th in yards allowed, 22nd in fantasy points delivered to field marshals and tied for 26th in touchdown passes delivered. By default, No. 1 CB Logan Ryan also suffered a concussion in Week 13. Ryan probably would have been stuck with Larry Fitzgerald if he was healthy. With Fitzgerald and Ricky Seals-Jones winning in the middle of the field, Gabbert has found success by throwing inside while selecting and choosing his deep punches. No. 3 in general defense, the Titans are an excellent pass defense and funnel. This has a total of 44 points and will be played in a climate-friendly Arizona under the retractable roof. I would trust Gabbert more than his counterpart, Marcus Martiota.

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Kirk Cousins ​​in Chargers: As the overall QB6, Cousins ​​is very likely to be the caller in a series of fantasy playoff teams. . He threw multiple touchdowns in three games in a row, but he has not managed to surpass 251 yards in three of his last five. Cousins ​​has been as solid and reliable as they can get and now it can be said that it is their most difficult match to date this season. The Chargers are No. 7 in defense of pass DVOA, No. 7 in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, fifth in passes eliminated, fifth in passes scoring and No. 4 in captures. The Bolts have one of the best tandems of pass rush in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram to accompany the trio of cornerbacks Casey Hayward, Trevor Williams and Desmond King. The three from Hayward, Williams and King are among the top nine places in Pro Football Focus of the 116 classifieds, and Hayward in number one overall. Los Angeles has had the last seven quarterbacks faced with 0-1 touchdowns. Cousins ​​is one of the best passers-by in the game right now in one of the friendliest offenses, but it's hard to trust the mandatory nature of the fantasy playoffs. In favor of Cousins, the Redskins are six-point dogs, which could lead to a large accumulation of pass statistics in the second half. You will have to get there in pure volume.

Cam Newton vs. Vikings: As they go up and down, Newton is the general QB5 through 13 weeks, but it has been a treacherous ride for his owners. Newton has made things happen with monstrous weeks running. He has been limited to fewer than 200 passing yards in four of the last five and has zero touchdowns or one in five of the last seven outings. In the last seven games, however, Newton averaged 60.7 yards on the ground with three scores. This date with the Vikings defense of trainer Mike Zimmer seems to be one of the toughest of Cam in the 2017 calendar. Minnesota is ninth in defense by pass DVOA, tenth in total yards left, and No. 3 in fantasy points surrendered to field marshals. In addition to that, the Vikings have given the least amount of rushing yards to quarterbacks. In Week 3 against the Vikings last year, Newton threw for 262 yards and three interceptions without touchdowns. He was also fired eight times that day. Newton's season seemed to get worse that Sunday. Newton has a big advantage, but I would not feel comfortable with him here.

Derek Carr at Chiefs: Carr easily had his best game of the season in Week 7 against the Chiefs, throwing for 417 yards and three touchdowns, finishing as QB2. But that was at home, and Carr has put numerous eggs in the top spots this year to the point where it is very difficult to stay behind like a fantasy owner in one of the most important weeks of the year. Carr has only two multi-touch games in his last nine games and only has three 300-yard games this season. The Chiefs have been beaten to death on the defensive for the past two months, allowing Josh McCown's QB2 game last Sunday, and the fifth most fancy quarterback points of the year. They are 24 ° in defense per pass DVOA and 28 ° in total yards allowed. Kansas City also suspended the best CB Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against Oakland for disruptive behavior for the team. On paper, this looks like a place that Carr can explode, but he never played well at Arrowhead. He has had three previous games in Kansas City. As a 2014 rookie, Carr had 27 of 56 (48.2%) for 222 yards and a touchdown. In 2015, Carr scored 21 of 33 (63.6%) for 194 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Last year, Carr's best season to date, he had 17 of 41 (41.5%) for 117 yards and no points. Already failing in the fashion stalls in 2017, I will not bite Carr for Week 14. Kansas City has allowed a total of points of 20, 20, 19, 19 and 16 in its five home games this season.

FLYING

Start of the Week: Alfred Morris at Giants: Morris comes from his best game of the last two years after running for 127 yards and a touchdown in 27 Carried on a #RevengeGame against the Redskins last Thursday night. He managed 27 of the 37 consecutive carries for Dallas and played 55.2% of offensive pitches. A lot of that had to do with the Redskins turning the ball around four times and giving the Cowboys a big lead, but it's pretty clear that Dallas wants to remain a career-focused offense, even with Ezekiel Elliott in two other weeks Dak Prescott has not done it as a passer with his receivers creating zero separation. The way to success for the Cowboys is to run the ball with Morris. And the confrontation is paramount for another solid day. The Giants occupy the 24th place in ground defense with DVOA, the last place in yards allowed by land and the 24th in fantasy points given to runners. During the past five weeks, the G-Men are losing 4.54 yards to go, and Marshawn Lynch crushed them with a 17-101-1 attack line last Sunday. It was the first 100-yard day of Lynch's season. The previous week, Samaje Perine totaled 130 yards in 27 touchdowns against the Giants. Carlos Hyde had 104 yards two games before. The Dallas offensive line is healthy again after a 10-day layoff. Morris is firmly in the high-end RB2 image.

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Peyton Barber vs. Lions: Doug Martin remained on concussion protocol until Wednesday but was practicing in full, suggesting he is on track to return this week. In Martin's absence last week against the Packers, Barber played almost 70% of the snap and managed 23 of the 30 consecutive carries for Tampa Bay, adding 143 yards in 27 touchdowns. The only thing that was missing was a touchdown. Martin's return is going to pose a small problem, it seems. But after Barber's performance last week, I really do not see how coach Dirk Koetter returns to Martin as the full-time comeback. Martin is a 29-year-old player (next month) averaging an unfortunate 3.2 YPC without touchdowns since Week 6 and zero 100-yard games. Barber showed that he can run the ball with power and catch it. The Bucs would be crazy to get away from him when they know that Martin is not part of the long-term plans. Barber at least has a possible future when he is 23 years old. And the confrontation with the Lions licking their lips. Detroit is 25th in DVOA on land defense, 19th in allowed rushing yards, and 30th in fantasy points delivered to runners. Only the Bills have delivered faster scores to the position. In the last five games, the Lions have allowed seven touchdowns on the ground and 154.6 total yards for the runners. Barber needs to be added in all formats and it's worth shooting like a FLEX play in the event that Martin plays. If Martin sits down, which would be good, Barber will be a border RB1 / 2.

Frank Gore in Bills: Gore played the ball really well last week against the Jaguars, racking up 61 yards on 13 carries, but he was again kept out of the end zone for the ninth time in 12 games. His 4.7 YPC against a strong race defense was Gore's third highest clip of the season. He has seen at least 12 carries in 10 of 12 games this year and now gets one of his best singles matches of 2017. The Bills have been run over in ground defense, scoring 29th in the DVOA defense race, 25th in yards allowed, and last dead in touchdowns given on the ground. Buffalo has had hemorrhages in 18 touchdowns by land in the year, and 11 of them have arrived in the last five weeks. In that span of five games, the Bills have allowed run lines per game of 30.6-161.8-2.2 on a yardage per carry clip of 5.29 YPC. It's hard to be so bad against the race and allow so many touchdowns in such a short span. Gore has been consistently average throughout the year and should be able to find some holes on Sunday. The eternal wonder could threaten the first 12 or 15 weeks if you are able to find the end zone.

Dion Lewis vs. Dolphins: Lewis and Rex Burkhead have taken over this backfield last month, and both are equally playable in fantasy leagues since RB2 plays to advantage. Lewis has received double-digit carries in seven consecutive games, averaging 13.3 in that span, to go along with eight total sacks. Lewis has averaged at least 4.7 YPC in five of those seven games and has forced 37 tackles lost in the year. He is second behind the only rookie phenomenon, Alvin Kamara, among all the runners in the elusive Pro Football Focus ranking. When the Dolphins and Patriots met in week 12, Lewis had his 100-yard solo game of the season, taking the stone 15 times for 112 yards, looking like a man on a mission as he finished running with power. Burkhead filled criticism of Lewis on the goal line at the beginning of that, which kept him away from an elite fantasy day. The Dolphins have been killed by runners in the last five weeks. They are 29º in fantasy points allowed for the position in that period, producing 4.8 YPC. New England has strong favorites of 11 points and has the highest implied team total of the week with 29 points. We'll probably see Lewis and Burkhead again in the second half.

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Latavius ​​Murray in Panthers: From weeks 10-12, Murray scored four touchdowns and averaged 82.3 rushing yards per game. He has clearly taken over the initial duties in Minnesota, but it was easy to know that the regression would come for him. I talked about Murray on the Rotoworld Football podcast last week, of whom I was leery for Week 13 in Atlanta. Murray then came out and ran 16 times for 76 yards without scoring, ceding red-zone reception scores to Jerick McKinnon and Kyle Rudolph in the victory. Murray again has a very tough battle with an opponent of the NFC South. Carolina ranks fifth in DVOA terrestrial defense, fourth in rushing yards, sixth in touchdowns by land and fifth in fantasy points delivered to runners. The volume keeps Murray afloat as RB2 and will likely do the same this week, but expectations should moderate again. This game has a very low total of 41 points and the figures are dominated by both defenses.

Theo Riddick at Bucs: Ameer Abdullah (neck) missed last week's game against the Ravens. Riddick finished with the start and played 63.5% of the snaps. It was one of the most popular DFS games of the week in DraftKings and was worth it with 62 total yards and a touchdown in 10 touchdowns. The owners were lucky enough to get the four-yard score from the goal line because the touchdown total was a bit disappointing, as UDFA rookie Tion Green handled 11 carries and converted them into 51 yards and a touchdown on his first career game. Abdullah returned to a limited practice on Wednesday and should be fine by week 14. That will reduce Riddick to approximately 40% of the snapshot player, and the individual match is not even that appetizing. While the Bucs have generally been bad defensively, they actually manage the runners well in the passing game. Tampa Bay has allowed the tenth minimum capture in the 11th position in the position. Riddick will be an extremely low floor FLEX option in PPR formats and is not someone to target in standard leagues.

Duke Johnson vs. Packers: Johnson played his normal 54% of the snaps last week against the Chargers, but with Corey Coleman now healthy, Josh Gordon returning from suspension and David Njoku assuming a more important role in recent weeks, Johnson played the ball only nine times and his four goals were his second best time of the season. Gordon saw a total of 11 goals, and the Browns want to push the ball down with the great athletes Gordon, Coleman and Njoku. After being the focal point of the offensive most of the year, Johnson fights for a supporting role. Cleveland no longer has many points, so this offense can not admit more than one or two players. The pairing is not so bad for Johnson, with the Packers allowing the eighth catch and the ninth number of yards to receive runners. Bucs RB Peyton Barber led Tampa Bay with a 4-41 receiving line against Green Bay last week. But Barber played almost 70% of the downs. After being a strong RB2 game in PPR formats for much of 2017, Johnson is now more of a low floor FLEX game. El total de 40.5 puntos en Packers-Browns es el tercero más bajo de la semana 14.

WIDE RECEIVER

Inicio de la semana: Marquise Goodwin en los Texans: Goodwin vio a un equipo ocho objetivos altos y 21.6% de la cuota de mercado en el primer lanzamiento de Jimmy Garoppolo con los Niners la semana pasada en Chicago. Goodwin atrapó las ocho bolas que le vinieron en su dirección para 99 yardas y tuvo un árbol de ruta más diverso luego de operar principalmente como una amenaza profunda en Buffalo en las primeras etapas de su carrera y parte de esta temporada. Goodwin ha visto al menos seis objetivos en tres de los últimos cuatro juegos y anotó un touchdown de 83 yardas en el que no llegó a la barra de seis blancos. Incluso en 5&#39;9 / 179, Goodwin es segundo en los 49ers con 10 objetivos de zona roja. Ahora tiene una fecha sabrosa con una defensa de los Texans que ha entregado el octavo punto de fantasía más a receptores, octavo más yardas a la posición y la quinta mayoría de touchdowns. Houston jugó mejor en defensa de pase en las últimas semanas, pero el calendario ha sido suave con Blaine Gabbert, Joe Flacco y Marcus Mariota en las últimas tres semanas. Los 49ers traen su ofensiva de ritmo más rápido a la ciudad y lanzan la pelota en el clip más alto de la liga. No sería sorprendente ver que el total de 43 puntos para los 49ers-Texans aumente a medida que nos acercamos al fin de semana. Este juego se jugará en límites amistosos bajo el techo retráctil en Houston sin problemas climáticos.

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Marvin Jones en Bucs: Jones legítimamente tiene uno de los mejores enfrentamientos en el tablero esta semana, aunque un Gran parte de esto depende de que Matthew Stafford pueda jugar debido a una lesión en la mano que lanzó. Si Stafford puede jugar después de que lo pisen la semana pasada en Baltimore, también me gusta como jugador de QB1 en este partido de ruta con una de las peores defensas de pase de la liga. Jones explotó en el Día de Acción de Gracias hace dos semanas, sacando el dinero del almuerzo del CB Xavier Rhodes por una línea de 6-109-2 contra los Vikings. Rhodes estaba en cobertura para ambos puntajes. Luego, Jones respondió con una línea de 4-90 contra la defensa de pase de élite de los Ravens la semana pasada. Fuera de una semana 10 atípica cuando Jones vio solo dos objetivos contra los Browns, promedió 9.7 objetivos de la Semana 5 hacia adelante. A diferencia del año pasado, Jones está mejorando a medida que avanza el año. Ahora obtiene una defensa de Bucs que está en el 31 ° lugar en defensa de paso DVOA. Tampa Bay está 32 ° en las capturas permitidas, 32 ° en yardas abandonadas, 29 ° en touchdowns, y último muerto en 32 ° en puntos de fantasía permitidos a los receptores. 2016 primera ronda CB Vernon Hargreaves ha sido una decepción de segundo año, y 34 años de edad, Brent Grimes está mostrando signos de deslizamiento. Jones ha superado las 85 yardas en seis de sus últimos siete juegos y debería ser capaz de hacerlo nuevamente al tiempo que proporciona una gran capacidad de juego. Es un juego WR1 marginal.

Josh Gordon vs Packers: Gordon jugó su primer juego de temporada regular desde diciembre de 2014 la semana pasada contra los Chargers y parecía que no había perdido el ritmo. Gordon fue atacado en equipo 11 veces, convirtiéndolos en cuatro agarres para 85 yardas. DeShone Kizer estaba tratando de llevar el balón a Gordon, pero los problemas de precisión estaban matando las conexiones, y el máximo responsable de los Chargers, Casey Hayward, estaba haciendo las cosas más difíciles con su cobertura de bloqueo. Hubo oportunidades para grandes jugadas que se perdieron, sin embargo. Ahora que Gordon le quitó el óxido, regresará a Cleveland contra una defensa de pase de Green Bay que acaba de perder al CB Kevin King (hombro) de segunda ronda por la reserva lesionada, mientras que su compañero CB Davon House también está bateando un problema de hombro de su propio. Los Packers tienen una defensa de embudo pasante que está 21 ° en defensa de paso DVOA y No. 9 en contra de la carrera. Green Bay has allowed the fourth-most catches for the fifth-most yards, sixth-most touchdowns, and fourth-most fantasy points to the receiver position. Gordon is one of the closest things we have to Randy Moss right now and is a threat for overall WR1 status anytime he takes the field. Kizer is even in play as an ultra-cheap DFS streamer. The Browns could win this one outright.

Marqise Lee vs. Seahawks: Lee has found his way in this column, I believe, four weeks straight. He whiffed against the Browns in Week 11, predictably struggled Week 12 against Patrick Peterson, and then popped back up for a big game last Sunday against the Colts. I like Lee to keep things going against Seattle with the Jaguars as three-point home favorites. (Never would have imagined typing that at the beginning of the season.) Since the Week 8 bye, Lee has averaged 10.5 targets per game excluding his two-target Week 12 against Peterson and the Cardinals. With Allen Hurns (ankle) still not practicing, Lee again should dominate looks from Blake Bortles, while Dede Westbrook plays the big-play threat role as the No. 2 option. Seattle’s pass defense has taken a lot of hits lately, losing CB Richard Sherman to a torn Achilles’, SS Kam Chancellor to a season-ending neck injury, and top pass rusher Cliff Avril to neck surgery. Rookie Shaq Griffin is the de facto No. 1 corner, and original Legion of Boom member and Eagles and Dolphins castoff Byron Maxwell is starting opposite him. It’s a winnable matchup for Lee. Over the last three weeks, the Seahawks have allowed the sixth-most catches, sixth-most yards, and eighth-most fantasy points to receivers. Lee remains a firm WR2 who gets love in the red zone.

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Devin Funchess vs. Vikings: Since the Kelvin Benjamin trade, Funchess’ role has remain virtually unchanged. He’s drawn an average of eight targets in that four-game span. In the seven games with Benjamin on the team from Weeks 2-8, Funchess was averaging 8.1 targets per week. Funchess was a non-factor for most of the first three quarters last week against the Saints, but he turned it on late to come through with a 4-60-1 line on seven targets. Funchess now gets a tough matchup with Vikings top CB Xavier Rhodes, who helped shut down Julio Jones (2-24-0) last week. Rhodes showed cracks in the armor on Thanksgiving against the Lions, allowing a huge day and pair of touchdowns to Marvin Jones, but overall Rhodes has been one of the best corners in the sport. The two Marvin Jones touchdowns are the only ones Rhodes has given up in 2017. As a team, Minnesota ranks ninth in pass-defense DVOA and 10th in pass yards allowed. Vikings-Panthers has a minuscule 41-point total in what figures to be a defensive slugfest between two of the NFC’s better teams. Funchess needs to be downgraded to WR3 status with bust potential.

Josh Doctson at Chargers: Doctson has seen at least five targets in four of the Redskins’s last five games and five of the past seven. He’s played at least 80% of the snaps in all seven of those games and 100% of the downs in each of the past two. Doctson has scored in back-to-back games and had an 81-yard game three weeks ago, but it’s easy to tell he’s still looking for some semblance of consistency. He’s topped 30 yards just twice in the past six games and now gets to face the league’s best pass defense. Shutdown CB Casey Hayward, who is Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 overall cover corner out of 116 qualifiers, will likely trail Doctson on the outside all afternoon. It’s as tough an assignment as one could ask for, putting the up-and-down Doctson in the boom-bust WR4 range.

DeVante Parker vs. Patriots: Parker has been a total no-show the past three weeks with receiving lines of 4-26, 1-5, and 1-5. The first 1-5 came against these same Patriots in Week 12, and Parker hasn’t scored a touchdown since the Dolphins’ second game of the season. In the first meeting with the Patriots, CB Stephon Gilmore appeared to shadow Parker most of the day, while Malcolm Butler worked on Kenny Stills, and Jarvis Landry ran most of his routes against slot CB Jonathan Jones. Landry had by far the best statistical day with Matt Moore under center that afternoon. Jay Cutler is back starting for Miami, and Parker is one of his favorite targets, but the problem is Cutler just is not good. Gilmore is also playing his best ball as a Patriot right now. Coming off three-straight bad games and not scoring touchdowns, Parker isn’t usable in Week 14.

TIGHT END

Start of the Week: Jack Doyle at Bills: Doyle’s five targets last week against the Jaguars tied his lowest total of the season, and his 16 yards were his second-fewest of 2017. Chalk it up to a bad matchup against an elite pass defense. Doyle should rebound in a big way against Buffalo. We already know he’s on the field a ton — 94% of the snaps this year — and Doyle is seventh among tight ends in targets. The Bills have allowed the fourth-most catches for the fourth-most yards against tight ends. The only thing keeping them out of the basement against the position is Buffalo has surrendered just two touchdowns to tight ends. Doyle has seen at least seven targets in seven of the Colts’ last 10 games he’s appeared in after missing one with a concussion. He is the means of moving the chains for Jacoby Brissett, while T.Y. Hilton is the big-play threat on the outside. Confident go back to Doyle as a locked-in fantasy starter for the first week of the playoffs.

Starts

Hunter Henry vs. Redskins: Henry played at least 70% of the offensive snaps for the second straight week last Sunday against the Browns. He drew a career-high nine targets and turned them into seven grabs for 81 yards against one of the league’s worst defenses against tight ends. Henry is reportedly nursing some sort of knee ailment, but he was mistakenly initially labeled as limited in Wednesday’s practice before it was revealed he wasn’t actually on the injury report. The Redskins have been abused by tight ends this season, surrendering the sixth-most catches, third-most yards, sixth-most touchdowns, and fourth-most fantasy points to the position. The Chargers are in another great spot at “home” as six-point favorites with an implied team total of 26 points. That’s the highest implied team total among Sunday’s games with only the Patriots (29) and Saints (27) higher. Henry was an early-season disappointment but has a chance to redeem himself in the playoffs.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins at Broncos: Over the Jets’ last four games, Seferian-Jenkins has drawn target totals of 2 > 9 > 7 > 3, and in those games his snap percentages have been 65.7 > 84.1 > 84.3 > 63.7, so we need him to be on the field in order to see volume. The other issue is when he does see volume, ASJ still hasn’t been tallying many yards, as he’s been held under 30 yards in five of the past six games. He’s been one of the players hurt most by bad luck, getting at least three touchdowns taken off the board, with the NFL admitting after the fact that two of them should have counted in hindsight. ASJ hasn’t scored a touchdown that has counted since Week 7. But he should play plenty on Sunday against the Broncos. Denver has allowed the seventh-most catches, second-most yards, third-most touchdowns, and third-most fantasy points to tight ends. The thought is the Jets will keep ASJ on the field to exploit the middle of the field and help chip block against Von Miller and Shane Ray off the edge. Josh McCown remains firmly on the QB1 map.

Jason Witten at Giants: Playing tight ends against the Giants has been the name of the game at the tight end spot this season. New York has surrendered the third-most catches, most yards, most touchdowns, and most fantasy points to the position. Jared Cook naturally flopped in the prime spot last week, but his backup, Clive Walford, who had three catches all season, caught four balls for 57 yards. Witten has seen his numbers decline in recent weeks with Dak Prescott struggling to accumulate yards through the air, but Witten did shred these Giants for a 7-59-1 line back in the season opener and did score on his lone catch last week against the Redskins. He remains a focal point of the offense in the red zone, and the Cowboys should be able to move the ball against the Janoris Jenkins-less (ankle, I.R.) Giants. Witten will likely be a TD-or-bust proposition.

Sits

Kyle Rudolph at Panthers: Rudolph has scored three touchdowns over the past two games and four scores over the past five. Ever since Dalvin Cook went down with an ACL tear in September and Stefon Diggs followed it up the next week by getting hurt, Rudolph has essentially been the No. 2 option in the pass game behind Adam Thielen. Case Keenum loves his big tight end in the red zone. But this matchup does not look good for Rudolph. Carolina has allowed the fewest catches, fewest yards, and fourth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends. MLB Luke Kuechly is one of the best cover linebackers in the league. Rudolph’s targets have also been a bit down in recent weeks, seeing nine total the past two weeks after seeing at least seven in six straight games. Rudolph is still on the back end of the TE1 mix due to his prominent role, but this game has a 41-point total while also presenting a real tough individual matchup for the tight end.

Greg Olsen vs. Vikings: Like Kyle Rudolph above, his counterpart Olsen gets a brutal on-paper individual matchup. Olsen returned from his broken foot in Week 12 only to aggravate it late in the game and then was forced to miss Week 13 against the Saints. Olsen is practicing in full now and won’t be on a “pitch count” Sunday, per coach Ron Rivers. That’s great news, but Minnesota has stamped out tight ends this season. The Vikings have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to the position. Also, with Olsen comes the chance of another aggravation. Injuries are completely unpredictable. But owners in the fantasy playoffs can’t afford one.

Jared Cook at Chiefs: Cook gets a great matchup against a dreadful pass defense that has allowed the 10th-most yards to tight ends, but he’s now flopped in desirable spots in back-to-back weeks against the Broncos and Giants. Cook can no longer be trusted as a plug-and-play TE1 at the critical time of the fantasy season. While the Chiefs have allowed a lot of yards to tight ends, they’ve allowed just one to score against them and are surrendering the seventh-fewest fantasy points to the position. Cook had a 100-yard game against Kansas City in Week 7, but the Kansas City defense has played much better at home this year. They haven’t allowed more than 20 points in any of the five games at Arrowhead. Cook’s basement-low floor is one to avoid if possible.


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