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Fantasy Football Week 14 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers

The NFL regular season is nearing an end as Week 13 has come to an exciting end with the Seattle Seahawks prevailing over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Before taking a look ahead to Week 14, a couple of wide receivers had standout performances in fantasy football in Week 13.

For another week, DeVante Parker had a stellar outing for the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins’ No. 1 wide receiver led all wide receivers with 34.9 fantasy points against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Besides Parker, Robert Woods also impressed with 30.2 points for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Surprisingly enough, Woods has yet to score a receiving touchdown despite scoring double-digit points in six games this year.

Nevertheless, let’s take a look at what wide receivers are viable fantasy football options this week. All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.

Without further ado, here are the wide receivers to start and sit in your fantasy football lineups in Week 14.

WRs to Start in Week 14

Lions’ Kenny Golladay (vs. Vikings): Kenny Golladay had a rough couple of weeks with Jeff Driskel as his quarterback, scoring 14.5 points in Weeks 11 and 12 combined. The Detroit Lions’ No. 1 receiver bounced back with 25.8 points versus the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving as David Blough made his first NFL start at quarterback.

Moving forward, Golladay is a must-start option at wide receiver, especially when he faces the Minnesota Vikings this week. The Vikings’ defense has allowed an average of 39.4 points to WRs per game (fourth-most in the NFL).

Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery (vs. Giants): Alshon Jeffery was able to return from injury in Week 13 after missing the previous two games with an ankle injury. The veteran wide receiver returned in a big way by scoring 28.7 points for the Philadelphia Eagles.

After getting a chance to torch the Miami Dolphins’ secondary, Jeffery will take on the New York Giants’ abysmal secondary in Week 14. New York’s defense has given up 2,350 yards (second-most in the NFL) and 18 touchdowns (third-most in the NFL) to WRs.

Dolphins’ DeVante Parker (vs. Jets): Since Week 6, there haven’t been many wide receivers who have been better than DeVante Parker. As a matter of fact, Parker has scored 138.3 points since Week 6 (fourth-best among WRs in that span).

The former first-round pick will continue being a reliable option at wide receiver against the New York Jets in Week 14. New York’s defense has surrendered 16 receiving touchdowns to WRs thus far (tied for fourth-most in the NFL).

Other WRs to Start: Broncos’ Courtland Sutton (vs. Texans), Jets’ Jamison Crowder (vs. Dolphins), Steelers’ James Washington (vs. Cardinals), Falcons’ Calvin Ridley (vs. Panthers)

WRs to Sit in Week 14

Jaguars’ Dede Westbrook (vs. Chargers): While DJ Chark leads the Jacksonville Jaguars in just about every statistic for wide receivers, Dede Westbrook led the team in scoring in Week 13. Westbrook was able to haul in five passes for 60 yards and a score versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Unfortunately, the young pass-catcher will see the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 14. The Chargers’ defense has given up just 27.5 points per game to WRs this season (fourth-fewest in the NFL).

Ravens’ Marquise Brown (vs. Bills): The Baltimore Ravens tend to use their tight ends more in the passing game than they wide receivers but Marquise Brown has still carved out a role in the offense. The rookie wide receiver has scored a grand total of 124 points in the 10 games that he’s played in.

This week won’t be a week that you will want to rely on Brown with him going up against the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo’s defense has contained WRs to only four receiving touchdowns (second-fewest in the NFL).

Rams’ Brandin Cooks (vs. Seahawks): If you haven’t already, Brandin Cooks should be benched until further notice. The big-play wide receiver hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 2 and he only has two games where he has scored double-digit points.

While the Rams’ offense showed signs of life in Week 13, Cooks will have another disappointing week against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14. Seattle’s defense has contained opposing wideouts to eight receiving touchdowns (tied for fifth-fewest in the NFL).

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