SSSQ is a weekly have a look at the under-the-radar fantasy gamers it is best to take into account beginning, and the potential busts it is best to go away in your bench. We additionally determine breakout candidates to stash in your roster and gamers you’ll be able to safely lower. For the remainder of your lineup choices, seek the advice of our Week 14 rankings.


Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions

at Buccaneers

Stafford did rather more in Thursday’s observe periods, placing him on monitor to begin within the promising Week 14 matchup regardless of the hand damage he suffered final Sunday. He had thrown a number of touchdowns in 4 straight video games earlier than final week.

Fearless prediction: 308 yards passing, three TDs

Different QBs to begin

  • Alex Smith vs. Raiders
  • Derek Carr at Chiefs

Rex Burkhead, RB, Patriots

at Dolphins

Burkhead continues to play fewer offensive snaps than each Dion Lewis and James White, however he is being closely used within the purple zone. He obtained 4 dashing makes an attempt and one goal throughout the opponent 20-yard line final week, posting a second consecutive multi-touchdown sport.

Fearless prediction: 66 yards dashing, 30 yards receiving, TD

Different RBs to begin

  • Jamaal Williams at Browns
  • Javorius Allen at Steelers
  • Kenyan Drake vs. Patriots

Martavis Bryant, WR, Steelers

vs. Ravens

Bryant has been reincorporated into the Steelers’ offense, receiving six targets in every of his previous two video games, and he is in for one more enhance this week with rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster sidelined by suspension.

Fearless prediction: 93 yards receiving, TD

Different WRs to begin

  • Josh Gordon vs. Packers
  • Corey Davis at Cardinals
  • Sterling Shepard vs. Cowboys

Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys

at Giants

Witten’s lone reception final week went for a landing, after catching seven of seven targets for a modest 44 yards the week earlier than. His utilization and efficiency have been risky within the second half of the season, however the Giants enable the very best common normal fantasy factors per week, placing Witten in place to get again to the tip zone.

Fearless prediction: 71 yards receiving, TD

Different TEs to begin

  • Lance Kendricks at Browns
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins at Broncos


Cam Newton, QB, Panthers

vs. Vikings

Solely two groups enable fewer passing yards per try than the Vikings, with 9 outfits yielding fewer yards per sport. Newton has thrown a number of touchdowns in a sport simply twice since Week 5.

Different QBs to sit down

  • Kirk Cousins at Chargers
  • Andy Dalton vs. Bears

Mike Davis, RB, Seahawks

at Jaguars

Simply three groups have allowed fewer dashing touchdowns than the Jaguars’ six. Davis racked up 101 whole yards in his Week 13 breakout sport, however he nonetheless averaged solely yards per carry and obtained only one purple zone carry.

Different RBs to sit down

  • Jay Ajayi at Rams
  • Samaje Perine at Chargers
  • Frank Gore at Payments

Robby Anderson, WR, Jets

at Broncos

The Broncos’ cross protection is not a unit to worry with a league-worst 26 touchdowns allowed on the season, however they nonetheless grade as Soccer Outsiders‘ No. 2 protection by DVOA towards No. 1 receivers. Anderson has three 100-yard video games and 6 touchdowns over his previous six video games, however simply a type of opponents rank within the high half of the league at protecting No. 1s.

Different WRs to sit down

  • Tyler Lockett vs. Jaguars
  • Nelson Agholor at Rams
  • DeVante Parker vs. Patriots

Vernon Davis, TE, Redskins

at Chargers

Davis has been held to 2 catches on two targets for 15 yards over his previous two video games, and the Chargers enable fewer fantasy factors to opposing tight ends than all however 4 groups.

Different TEs to sit down

  • Kyle Rudolph at Panthers
  • Zach Ertz at Rams


Chris Ivory, RB, Jaguars

Ivory has starred in each of his begins this season, topping 10 normal fantasy factors in every outing. The Jaguars can clinch a playoff spot this week, probably relinquishing some duties from rookie Leonard Fournette down the stretch.

James Conner, RB, Steelers

It turned out to be a superb factor Bell bought his relaxation throughout a coaching camp and preseason holdout. He has been essentially the most heavily-used participant within the league, receiving a complete of 336 touches by way of 12 video games. The Steelers might get Conner extra concerned with the playoffs being locked up with a win over the Ravens this week.


Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers

With Martin sidelined in Week 13, Peyton Barber shone in his place. Barber is the right alternative this week if pressured to select between the 2 lackluster Buccaneers backs. One other good efficiency will seal his takeover of the No. 1 function.

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions

Equally to Martin, Abdullah appeared to lose his job whereas out attributable to damage final week. Rookie Tion Inexperienced averaged four.6 yards per carry in his NFL debut, whereas totaling greater than 11 normal fantasy factors.

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