The Fantasy Coach
Every week, managers of Fantasy Football address multiple decisions to their rosters. My goal is to take my 12 years of Fantasy sports experience and present an abstract view on Fantasy news. Check back every week for “The Fantasy Coach” as I provide a player at each position that could surprise (“Flames”) or put tears in your eyes (“Lames”).
Week 14 Flames
QB: Alex Smith @ WAS
Washington’s pass defense is among the league’s worst, with stats that would lead you to believe they are cursed. The Chiefs need a win to snap their three-game losing streak; put your trust in Alex Smith and the gang this week.
RB: Eddie Lacy vs. ATL
The Atlanta Falcons surprisingly have nothing to play for besides staying out of their divisional floor. The Packers will be without Rodgers once again, so put Lacy in your lineup with a permanent pen.
WR: Brandon Marshall vs. DAL
His teammate went off last week for 249 yards, meaning the Cowboys will do everything to keep Jeffrey on guard. This will leave Brandon to roam the deep down the field, leaving him with an abundance of fantasy appeal.
TE: Jason Witten @ CHI
The Bears sport a duo of rookie defenders whom Witten will make look like Cubs and pretenders. With so much talent at wide receiver, the steady veteran will make your opponent a griever.
DEF: Baltimore vs. MIN
The Ravens have lost only one game at home and face a Minnesota offense that only plays well in their dome. If Baltimore wants to defend their Super Bowl title, they will need to dominate the Vikings and begin their revival.
Week 14 Lames
QB: Robert Griffin III vs. KC
Sometimes he’s great and sometimes he’s bad; going into the fantasy playoffs you cannot trust this lad. Maybe he’ll surprise and run for over 100 yards; it’s your risk to take… your deck of cards.
RB: Knowshon Moreno vs. TEN
Moreno has arguably been the MVP of running backs, but the Titans are underrated and love to attack. Denver is well on their way to a first-round bye, and may give him some plays off to keep him spry.
WR: Mike Wallace @ PIT
Wallace has been hot but his success has been rare; if you happen to start him, begin to say your prayers. He doesn’t score often and is never consistent; with your season on the line, stick with me… your fantasy assistant.
TE: Antonio Gates vs. NYG
Antonio’s season has been steady all year, but in the fantasy playoffs you need some explosion and fear. Unfortunately he has slowed as the weeks have gone on; you have to start him but he makes me yawn.
DEF: Carolina @ NO
You cannot deny how great they have been, dominating opponents on their way to eight straight wins. This week they’ll be facing one of the league’s best teams – poor timing at the start of your championship dreams.
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