Fantasy Football Week Fourteen Starts and Sits

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Start Em’

Eli Manning (Giants QB)

Eli Manning plays the 30th ranked pass defense on Sunday and should cash in. The Giant’s signal caller went 20/33 for 280 yards and a touchdown against Washington last week. I thought the New Orleans’ native could have thrown for even more yards but Coughlin abandoned the pass. However, this week Manning will have a great chance to put up some big numbers against the Saints.

Jamaal Charles (Chiefs RB)

Charles has been ripping up opposing defenses the last month and should continue his success vs. the Browns defense. It’s no secret that the Chiefs like to give the ball to the speedy back, who has touched the ball at least 17 times the last four games. The former Longhorn rushed for 127 yards last week and also caught four passes. I think Jamaal Charles will be a threat through the air and on the ground in Cleveland on Sunday.

Wes Welker (Patriots WR)

Remember early in the season when Wes Welker wasn’t getting his routine amount of snaps? Well that is not the case anymore; the undersized receiver was targeted 18 times last week against Miami. The Patriots take on the Texans on Monday, who are only 19th in pass defense. Welker will have plenty of opportunities to make plays against Houston and is a great fantasy play.

Sleeper

Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers QB)

Roethlisberger had a full practice on Sunday and should fair well against the Chargers. Big Ben also should have his full complement of receivers, who when healthy can wreak havoc on opposing defenses. Worth noting, the Chargers defense is 21st against the pass, giving up 240 yards per game.

Sit Em’

Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins QB)

It could get ugly REAL fast, when the Miami Dolphins play the aggressive 49ers’ defense. San Fran only gives up 189 yards per game and Tannehill only threw for 186 yards vs. New England last week. It will be a rough outing for the Dolphins’ signal caller on Sunday.

DeMarco Murray (Cowboys RB)

Murray rushed for 83 yards last week but has a tougher challenge against the Bengals. Cincinnati is 11th in rush defense and has looked great the last four games. Geno Atkins and company will make life harsh on the Cowboy’s best weapon.

Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals WR)

I hate to pick on Fitzgerald, but can he please get a legitimate guy to throw him the ball. The 6’3 receiver had just ONE catch against the Jets last week. Making matters worse, the Cardinals play Seattle, who may be without Brandon Browner but still have Richard Sherman.


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