The Fantasy Footballers’ Week 14 Starts

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Boom-playoffs baby! Here we are. There’s no room for error in the playoffs so here are The Footballers’ Week 14 Starts from today’s episode!

Andy’s Starts

andyQB Russell Wilson at Green Bay
Wilson is my #2 ranked QB this week. I think the Green Bay defense is weak and Seattle’s defense may have a hard time with Aaron Rodgers with Earl Thomas out. I’d start him over everyone but Andrew Luck this week.

RB Mark Ingram at Tampa Bay
Ingram totaled seven carries for 37 yards and five receptions for 16 yards during Sunday’s loss to the Lions. New Orleans ditched the running game but Hightower only had 2 carries and 1 catch. Ingram has RB1 potential this week at Tampa Bay.

WR Sammy Watkins vs Pittsburgh
Watkins was in on 49 snaps last week after 25 the week before. He’s fixing chemistry issues with Tyrod Taylor but has the potential for a big week against Pittsburgh.  I have him around WR15 this week as a solid and startable WR2 and potential surprise.

TE Ladarius Green at Buffalo
Green is my #4 TE this week. I love the upside with only Graham, Eifert, and Kelce above him this week.  Upside upside upside.

Mike’s Starts

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QB Kirk Cousins at Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s defense looks scary-in ESPN they’re RED!! They rank 11th against QBs, but the Philadelphia defense has struggled of late. In the last 4 games, they’ve given up 296/1.5TDs (2 the over the last two weeks). Cousins is playing great!

RB Jonathan Stewart vs San Diego
I like him against San Diego. San Diego has been giving up right around 90 yards and 1 TD to RBs the last 3 weeks. Carolina is at home and should finally find some running room. Stewart should have some good volume.

WR Emmanuel Sanders at Tennessee
Running the combo with Jason’s stream of the week – Tennessee is giving up over 40 Fppg to WRs over the last five games. That’s a massive amount of production available to WRs.

TE Cameron Brate vs New Orleans
Highest Over/Under of the week. I want a piece of the action. He has a nice floor and higher than usual upside against New Orleans as Winston’s No. 2 option.

Jason’s Starts

jasonQB Matthew Stafford vs Chicago
Dome-at home-meaningful game. They should beat Chicago, they need to beat them, and will beat them. Stafford should put up 250 yards and 2 TDs with some upside.

RB Spencer Ware vs Oakland
He’s as reliable as you can ask for. He’s involved in the run game and passing game. Oakland can put up some points so Kansas City may need to score more than normal. He’s my 6th ranked RB this week.

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WR Doug Baldwin at Green Bay
A late season hero-a late bloomer if you will. It’s a juicy matchup against Green Bay’s defense. From our friend on Twitter Scott Barrett: Over the last 19 regular season games, Wilson has a 152.2 when targeting Doug Baldwin. That’s almost a perfect passer rating. He’ll get in the end zone. I have him as a WR1.

TE Tyler Eifert vs Cleveland Browns
Cleveland is ranked 30th against TEs. He is my #1 ranked TE this week. He’s going to have a monster game.

Eric’s Starts

QB Jameis Winston at New Orleans
The New Orleans secondary is really bad and the Tampa Bay running game is a mess. Sounds like a good combination for Famous Jameis.

RB Jeremy Hill vs Cleveland
Hill has managed to turn a golden opportunity into a golden turd the past couple of weeks, but those games were against Baltimore and Philadelphia who are good against the run. This week he gets Cleveland. The last time these two teams met, Hill went for 168 yards and a TD-on 9 carries! Volume, cold, snow, Cleveland defense. Look for Hill to bounce back in a big way.

WR Amari Cooper at Kansas City
This might sound like a ‘duh’ play, but Cooper hasn’t been running too hot. He’s had 4 or fewer receptions in four of the last six games and no more than 59 yards in five out of the last six. Despite his recent struggles, Cooper torched Kansas City in Week 6 with 10 receptions for 129 yards. Kansas City’s defense is very good, but Cooper will be working across from the weakness of the Chiefs secondary. Look for an 8-94-1 line. I’m just feeling it.

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TE Antonio Gates/Hunter Henry at Carolina
Here’s a stat for you: San Diego leads the league in red zone targets to their TEs with 30 (Gates 17, Henry 13). The next closest is Dallas with 21 (Jason Witten leads TEs with 19 red zone targets). Henry has been far more efficient with converting those targets into receptions and TDs, but Gates has four weeks to get his 3 TDs to break the record. Tick-tock-tick-tock.

Jason Moore’s Ironclad, Locked-and-Loaded, 100% Guaranteed ‘Boom Boom Kicker of the Week’

Jason’s excellent at picking kickers, but there are boom guys and boom boom guys. Boom guys are Matt Bryant, Dan Bailey, and Adam Vinatieri, but they’re not Boom Boom. I’m going with the guy facing the third best defense against kickers in the New England Patriots. Justin Tucker: you go boom that 70-yard kick field goal. We forget that Joe Flacco started the year still recovering from injury. Now that’s he’s back, Baltimore should be able to move the ball. Tucker is the Boom Boom Kicker of the Week this Week. You go Boom Boom!

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