Fantasy Fool: Will Bills' Taylor carve up Birds?
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 14 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills at Eagles. Philly's defense and special teams embarrassed the Patriots last week, but it wasn't like they shut down Tom Brady. Taylor, meanwhile, racked up four TDs while basting the Texans secondary. He and Sammy Watkins should have another very productive outing on Sunday.
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 14 of the 2015 season.
Watch 'em roll
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills at Eagles. Philly's defense and special teams embarrassed the Patriots last week, but it wasn't like they shut down Tom Brady. Taylor, meanwhile, racked up four TDs while basting the Texans secondary. He and Sammy Watkins should have another very productive outing on Sunday.
Shaun Draughn, RB, 49ers at Browns. Out of nowhere, Draughn has quietly become fantasy relevant thanks in large part to his heavy involvement in the passing game. Against the NFL's 31st-ranked rush defense, Draughn offers solid starting value.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers vs. Falcons. Stewart is another workhorse whose primary competition for carries is his quarterback. There should be plenty to go around for both players against an Atlanta defense that has coughed up more rushing TDs than any team outside of Detroit.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jaguars vs. Colts. Hurns has cleared the concussion protocol and will rejoin Jacksonville's potent passing attack at home against a Colts secondary that has become exceedingly generous to opposing receivers.
Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks at Ravens. Russell Wilson is en fuego, and Baldwin is reaping the rewards. Seattle's leading receiver has amassed 433 receiving yards and six TDs over the last four games, despite playing some decent pass defenses. Baltimore's pass defense wishes it was decent.
More thumbs up (excluding the no-brainers): QBs Blake Bortles, Russell Wilson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Stafford, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton; RBs Doug Martin, DeAngelo Williams, T.J. Yeldon, Lamar Miller, Matt Forte, Charcandrick West, Thomas Rawls, Javorius Allen; WRs Sammy Watkins, Golden Tate, Allen Robinson, Jarvis Landry, Alshon Jeffery, DeVonte Parker, Eric Decker, Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, Emmanuel Sanders, T.Y. Hilton, Jordan Matthews, Martavis Bryant, Danny Amendola, Jeremy Maclin, Dez Bryant, Anquan Boldin.
Roll 'em back
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers at Chiefs. In Week 11, Rivers managed just 178 passing yards with an interception but no TDs. And that was with a healthy Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman. Now Rivers will head to unfriendly Arrowhead Stadium with Antonio Gates and the Chargers' JV receivers. No, thanks.
Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs. Titans. Ivory found himself on the sidelines watching Bilal Powell soar late in last week's game due to the Jets being forced to pass. He's in for yet another obstacle this week when the Titans' potent rush defense comes to town.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Eagles vs. Bills. You'd think Chip Kelly would be eager to showcase his prized offseason acquisition during Shady McCoy's much-hyped and bitter return to Philly. But Murray appears to be locked up tight in his coach's doghouse.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Redskins at Bears. Kirk Cousins has had his moments at home, but he can't be trusted on the road. Jackson, for his part, has been overly reliant on a single big play in each of the last three weeks for his fantasy production.
Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders at Broncos. The dazzling rookie has slowed down in the second half of the season, finding the end zone just once after Week 7.
More thumbs down: QBs Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Derek Carr, Matt Schaub, Matt Hasselbeck, Brian Hoyer, Kirk Cousins, Blaine Gabbert; RBs Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead, Frank Gore, Tevin Coleman, Giovani Bernard, Antonio Andrews, Latavius Murray, James Starks, all Giants RBs; WRs Torrey Smith, Tavon Austin, Pierre Garcon, Malcom Floyd, Markus Wheaton, James Jones, Travis Benjamin, Ted Ginn, Roddy White, Dorial Green-Beckham, Brandon LaFell, Nate Washington.
Taking a flier
Willie Snead, WR, Saints at Buccaneers. He should be leaned on heavily with Brandin Cooks doubtful due to a concussion and Mark Ingram shelved for the season.