Perfect your fantasy team for Week 14.
Who To Take:
Elite-quarterback Joe Flacco has been inactive since November 4’s game against Pittsburgh, but the Ravens are expecting him back in action this week to face off against the Chiefs. Fantasy owners seem to shy away from matchups against the Chiefs because of the high-scoring games they play in, but massive battles are only possible if TWO teams are scoring like nonsense (remember Rams-Chiefs Week 11?) Kansas City has given up more yards in the air than any team in the NFL, so expect the former Super Bowl champion quarterback to have a field day against Andy Reid’s squad.
An oft-injured running back, Michel has impressed in his rookie season, averaging 4.5 yards per carry in 9 games this year. The Pats seem to be rolling once again as a team, and Michel should be able to continue his strong debut against a lowly Dolphins defense that has given up the 3rd most rushing yards this season.
What a pleasant surprise of a season Chris Godwin is having for the Buccaneers. In his second professional season, the 22-year-old has 5 touchdowns and 2 100-yard games. And this is with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitz-magic as his quarterbacks! After going off for over 100 yards and a touchdown last week against Carolina, expect more of the same this week against a Saints team that has given up the 2nd most receiving yards this season.
Who To Avoid:
Luck has had a truly inspiring 2018 season following over a year off from football due to injury. 32 touchdowns and a career-high QBR through 12 games don’t happen unless you’ve got “it” back. But this week Luck and the Colts will be heading into Houston to take on the red-hot Texans. Houston has won nine (NINE) straight games after starting 0-3, and that scorching streak is largely due to their defense, which is holding opponents to a 3rd best 19.6 points per game. With Clowney and Watt bull-rushing him every play, Luck is going to disappoint in what should be a Colts loss.
Tyreek Hill has been an important part of the explosive Chiefs offense that leads the league in points per game, but the tides are turning for this Midwestern juggernaut. Now that the team has waived a pivotal offensive superstar (to be named later), their offense may change drastically. Against an absolutely dreadful Raiders team that, according to Jon Gruden seems to have difficulty finding an elite pass rusher (irony), Hill was able to muster up just 1 measly catch on 6 targets for 13 yards. Things will only get more challenging for the 24-year-old against Baltimore’s top-notch defense.
This may come as a shocker, but when you’re caught on video pushing a woman to the ground and breaking away from your humongous friends to then kick her in the ass, you may find yourself out of work for a bit. Hunt, no matter how talented, is no exception. I project Hunt to score a solid 0 this week.
HOT TAKE OF THE WEEK:
I know, I know. The Jets suck. Actually, they’re a dumpster fire. But Darnold is one of the only bright spots on that team. If you’re looking for a last-minute quarterback and willing to take a gamble, Sam may be your man. Prior to his worst game as a pro, which came in Miami (where his offensive line played like swiss cheese, mind you), Darnold was having a strong debut with 12 total touchdowns and over 1,700 yards through 8 games. After having nearly a month off to rest his sprained foot and dive deeper into the playbook, Darnold should be able to lead a fiery Jets team to victory in a revenge game against the Bills and put up some quality numbers in the process.
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