Fantasy Football Studs and Stinkers of Week 14

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Every Monday, The Fantasy Footballers release the Studs & Stinkers podcast episode.  Andy, Mike, and Jason discuss the high highs and low lows from the weekend.  In this Studs & Stinkers article series, you can find the full list of Studs & Stinkers from the weekend and my favorite names from Monday Pun-day.  I also provide commentary on a handful of notable studs and stinkers worth highlighting. To get the full breakdown, don’t miss the Studs and Stinkers Podcast!

Monday Pun-day Power Ranking
  1. Hustle Wilson (our very own @thekaceykasem)
  2. B.O.-vani Bernard
  3. Jonathan YAY-lor
  4. No Orleans Defense
  5. Bore-y Davis
  6. James Gone-er
  7. Smiles Sanders
  8. Calvin Rid-WEEEE
  9. Raheem No-start
  10. Dionate Drop-son
  11. Chase Clay-stool
  12. Weak Elliot

What’s your favorite Monday Pun-day? You can find us on Twitter: The Fantasy Footballers (@TheFFBallers) and me (@TheFantasyEng).

Biggest Studs

Derrick Henry (RB | Titans)
Week 14 @ JAX: 26 rushes for 215 yards & 2 TD | 2 receptions on 2 targets for 7 yards
Fantasy Playoffs: DET, @GB
Winter is here.  And Derrick Henry is a cheat code.  As the saying goes, “Death.  Taxes.  And Derrick Henry in December”.  I myself have never rostered Henry.  Ever.  Since he earned the workhorse role a few years back, I had faded him because he’s not very involved in the passing game.  I doubled down last year because I was stubborn.  I did the same this year, and avoided him at all costs.  Hand up, I’ve been wrong for years.  Henry is arguably the best runner in the game.  If you roster him in fantasy, congratulations because he is the most terrifying running back to face in the playoffs.  Period.

Jonathan Taylor (RB | Colts)
Week 14 @ LV: 20 rushes for 150 yards & 2 TD | 2 receptions on 2 targets for 15 yards
Fantasy Playoffs: HOU, @PIT
Taylor has been up and down this season more than any other player in fantasy.  Now he has two rock solid weeks in a row under his belt, and he looked great this weekend.   You should be confident in starting Taylor moving forward.  He logged 48% of snaps compared to Hines (33%) and Wilkins (19%).  Start Taylor with confidence.  Also, special shout out to our very own Ryan Weisse (@TheFantasyFive) for the recommendation to trade for Taylor in our final trade article this season: Fantasy Football Day Trader: Week 11 and Beyond.

Jalen Hurts (QB | Eagles)
Week 14 vs NO: 17 completions on 30 passes for 167 yards & 1 TD | 18 rushes for 106 yards
Fantasy Playoffs: @ARI, @DAL
Hurts was the starter in replace of Wentz this weekend, and he led the Eagles to a victory against a solid Saints football team.  In fact, the Saints Defense is excellent, so it’s impressive to see Hurts’ performance.  Hurts is a running quarterback, as evidenced by his 106 rushing yards in his first NFL start.  Hurts will remain the starter moving forward and should be a great streaming option moving forward.

Biggest Stinkers

Aaron Jones (RB | GB)
Week 14 @ DET: 15 rushes for 69 yards | 2 receptions on 3 targets for 6 yards
Fantasy Playoffs: CAR, TEN
Jones has produced fewer than 10 fantasy points in two of the past three weeks, which is incredibly frustrating in the most important stretch in the fantasy season.  He was incredibly consistent for the first three months of the season, but he has been up and down of late – which is more similar to his 2019 season.  The fact remains that Jones is a stud.  Don’t get cute, plug Jones in your lineup moving forward.

Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, Robert Woods, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Terry McLaurin, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Corey Davis
Many wide receivers had dud fantasy games this past weekend.  Disappointing, to say the least.  The list above includes players that I still think you should play moving forward.  Every player has a down week…and it hits harder when it’s during the fantasy playoffs.  Nonetheless, don’t get cute.  Start your studs.

Other Studs

QB          
Aaron Rodgers @DET — 26/33 for 290/3/0 — 6/13/1 rushing

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: CAR, TEN

Tua Tagovailoa vs KC — 28/48 for 316/2/1 — 6/24/1/ rushing

  • Fantasy Playoffs: NE, @LV

Drew Lock @CAR — 21/27 for 280/4/0 — 6/4/0 rushing

  • Fantasy Playoffs: BUF, @LAC

Mitchell Trubisky vs HOU — 24/33 for 267/3/0 — 4/23/0 rushing

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @MIN, @JAX

Derek Carr vs IND — 31/45 for 316/2/2 — 3/12/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: LAC, MIA


Russell Wilson vs NYJ — rushing stats — receiving stats

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @WSH, LAR

**Honorable Mentions at QB

Jalen Hurts vs NO — 17/30 for 167/1/0 — 18/106/0 rushing

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @ARI, @DAL

Taysom Hill @PHI — 28/38  for 291/2/1 — 5/33/0 rushing

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  • Fantasy Playoffs:  KC, MIN

RB
Derrick Henry @JAX —  26/215/2 — 2 targets for 2/7/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: DET, @GB

Jonathan Taylor @LV — 20/150/2 — 2 targets for 2/15/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: HOU, @PIT

Miles Sanders vs NO — 14/115/2 — 5 targets for 4/21/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @ARI, @DAL

Mike Davis vs DEN — 11/51/2 — 6 targets for 5/42/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @GB, @WSH

David Montgomery vs HOU — 11/113/1 — 4 targets for 3/42/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @MIN, @JAX

Cam Akers vs NE — 29/171/0 — 3 targets for 2/23/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: NYJ, @SEA

Austin Ekeler vs ATL — 15/79/0 — 9 targets for 9/ 67/0 — 1 fumble

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @LV, DEN

Alvin Kamara @PHI — 11/50/1 — 10 targets for 7/44/0

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  • Fantasy Playoffs:  KC, MIN

WR           

Tyeek Hill @MIA — 7 targets for 3/79/1 — 1/32/1 rushing

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @NO, ATL

Stefon Diggs vs PIT — 14 targets for 10/130/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @DEN, @NE

Hilton @LV — 7 targets for 5/86/2

  • Fantasy Playoffs: HOU, @PIT

Allen Robinson @HOU — 13 targets for 9/123/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @MIN, @JAX

Calvin Ridley @LAC — 12 targets for 8/124/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: TB, @KC

K.J. Hamler @CAR — 3 targets for 2/86/2

  • Fantasy Playoffs: BUF, @LAC

Davante Adams @DET — 10 targets for 7/115/1

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: CAR, TEN

A.J. Brown @JAX — 9 targets for 7/112/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: DET, @GB

**Honorable Mentions at WR
Nelson Agholor vs IND — 9 targets for  5/100/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: LAC, MIA

DeAndre Hopkins @NYG — 11 targets for 9/136/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @NYG, PHI, SF

TE           

Travis Kelce @MIA — 10 targets for 8/136/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @NO, ATL

Mike Gesicki vs KC — 6 targets for 5/65/2

  • Fantasy Playoffs: NE, @LV

Irv Smith @TB — 4 targets for 4/63/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @TEN, TB

T.J. Hockenson vs GB — 11 targets for 6/43/1

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: @TEN, TB

Robert Tonyan @DET — 5 targets for 5/36/1

  • Fantasy Playoffs: CAR, TEN
Other Stinkers

QB  
Matt Ryan @LAC — 21/32 for 224/1/3

  • Fantasy Playoffs: TB, @KC

Cam Newton @LAR 9/16 for 119/0/1 — 7/16/0 rushing

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  @MIA, BUF

Daniel Jones vs ARI — 11/21 for 127/0/0 — ADD FUMBLE COUNT

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: CLE, @BAL


RB
Aaron Jones @DET — 15/69/0 — 3 targets for 2/6/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: CAR, TEN

Ezekiel Elliott @CIN — 12/48/0 — 3 targets for 2/11/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: SF, PHI

James Conner @BUF — 10/18/0 — 1 fumble

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  @CIN, IND

Todd Gurley @LAC — 6/19/0 — 3 targets for  2/12/0

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: TB, @KC

Raheem Mostert vs WAS — 14/65/0 — 4 targets for 2/5/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @DAL, @ARI

**Honorable Mentions at RB

Wayne Gallman vs ARI — 12/57/0 — 4 targets for 3/16/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: CLE, @BAL

Josh Jacobs vs IND — 13/49/0 5 — targets for 3/25/0

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: LAC, MIA

WR           

Adam Thielen @TB — 4 targets for 3/39/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  CHI, @NO

Justin Jefferson @TB — 8 targets for 4/39/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  CHI, @NO

Robert Woods vs NE — 8 targets for 5/32/0

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: NYJ, @SEA

Diontae Johnson @BUF — 7 targets for 4/40/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  @CIN, IND

Chase Claypool @BUF — 6 targets for 3/15/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  @CIN, IND

DeVante Parker vs KC — two targets, zero catches

  • Fantasy Playoffs: NE, @LV

Terry McLaurin @SF — 6 targets for 2/24/0

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: SEA, CAR

Chris Godwin vs MIN — receiving stats — rushing stats

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @ATL, @DET

Mike Evans vs MIN — 3 targets for 2/25/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @ATL, @DET

Tyler Lockett vs NYJ — 5 targets for 5/52/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @WSH, LAR

Corey Davis @JAX — 3 targets for 3/34/0 — 1 fumble

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: DET, @GB

**Honorable Mentions at WR

D.J. Chark vs TEN — 9 targets for 2/16/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @BAL, CHI

Marvin Jones vs GB — 8 targets for 4/48/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @TEN, TB

Mike Williams vs ATL — zero targets

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: @LV, DEN

TE           

Evan Engram vs ARI — 4 targets for 2/18/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: CLE, @BAL

Eric Ebron @BUF — 5 targets for 2/30/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs:  @CIN, IND

Dallas Goedert vs NO — 6 targets for 4/43/0

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  • Fantasy Playoffs: @ARI, @DAL

Hayden Hurst @LAC — 3 targets for 1/7/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: TB, @KC

Jordan Reed was WAS — 5 targets for 2/13/0

  • Fantasy Playoffs: @DAL, @ARI

Trey Burton @LV — zero targets

  • Fantasy Playoffs: HOU, @PIT

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