Start/Sit Week 14

Start:

Andy Dalton: He has at least 280 passing yards in two straight games, and there’s no reason to doubt he’s capable of putting up big numbers again in week 14 against Cleveland. The Browns have allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season in the NFL. And when teams don’t run against them, the Browns are busy giving up 7.9 yards per completion, the second-most in the NFL.

Malcolm Mitchell: In the last 3 weeks in PPR leagues he has been putting up number that people should be happy with. 19, 21, and 16. With 3 touchdowns in his last 3 games he would be a good waiver wire pickup. Only owned in 20% of leagues he would be a good waiver pickup to start.

Jeremy Hill: Going against the Browns, Hill enjoyed his best game of the season in Week 7 against the Browns, posting season highs in rushing yards (168), and fantasy points (26), and that was when he was playing 40% of the snaps with Giovani Bernard healthy. With Bernard out for the year Hill will get more touches and throw up bigger number this time around.

Sit:

Marcus Mariota: Facing off against a tough Dever defense where quarterbacks average less than 13 fantasy points against Denver as they own the best statistical defense against opposing fantasy quarterbacks.They have more interceptions than touchdowns allowed, and that’s where Mariota generally feasts on the competition. Mariota is tied for fourth in passing touchdowns with 25, but has been known to turn the ball over with eight interceptions this season.

Doug Martin: This looks like a good matchup on paper for Martin, but there’s some concerns here. The Saints are playing much better run defense of late, and haven’t allowed a 100+ yard rusher since Week 3. Martin has been losing some touches to Rodgers and it looks like Sims is coming back to which will take away some of his carries.

Sammy Watkins: The Bills’ offense just isn’t the type to support fantasy wide receivers when they’re attempting over 35 rushes per game, and Robert Woods is likely to return this week to take away some of the few passes Tyrod Taylor throws from Watkins. I’d avoid if possible against a Steelers’ defense that’s allowed the 5th fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.


By Alex Bowden

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