DRAFT Rankings for NFL Week 14

DRAFT Rankings for NFL Week 14

DRAFT Rankings for NFL Week 14

Rank Player POS TEAM Notes
1 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR The second week in a row that he’s been ranked No. 1 because of a prime matchup while rolling in on a hot streak. He gets the Browns at home this time around.
2 Ezekiel Elliot RB DAL One of the safest bets for 20 points on the NFL slate. He torched the Eagles in Week 10 and all signs point to a similar outcome.
3 Saquon Barkley RB NYG Lacks the ceiling of CMC or Zeke because his opponent’s offense is being run by Mark Sanchez. Expect a poor pace of game in this one.
4 Todd Gurley RB LAR The Bears have a top-five rushing defense and he could be another victim of a lousy game script because of an injured QB – if Trubisky plays, Gurley will be in a better spot.
5 Alvin Kamara RB NO Kamara can be had cheap for a RB facing the Bucs, but his production has dried up considerably with Mark Ingram back in the mix. High-ceiling/ low-floor play, this week.
6 Aaron Jones RB GB The Falcons are the perfect opponent if you believe McCarthy was holding Jones back (he was).
7 Phillip Lindsay RB DEN A positive game script against an opponent that can’t stop the run is on tap for the surprising UDFA that ruined half of my best ball drafts.
8 Julio Jones WR ATL Expect a bounce-back game against a Packers team that is soft against the pass. Keep on eye on the weather for December games in Green Bay.
9 Davante Adams WR GB Aaron Rodgers’ only reliable receiving option this season is facing a Falcons secondary that is barely a cut above its abysmal rushing defense.
10 Keenan Allen WR LAC He had his ceiling game against a Steelers team that elected to cover him with an LB last week. Expect a slightly smarter approach from the Bengals and a 20 fantasy point game.
11 Antonio Brown WR PIT His volume and TD production stack up nicely against a flat Raiders defense. If Oakland can pass this weekend, this could be an interesting game to stack late in large drafts.
12 Leonard Fournette RB JAC Not much upside this week against a stingy Titans defense. Still, a great RB2 option this week if he falls to you because of his volume in the rushing game.
13 Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG Josh Norman just isn’t much of a threat against OBJ, so DRAFT has him under-projected enough that he can be had in the third round.
14 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU After a few disappointing games in a row, Nuk is available late in drafts for a WR that could see a dozen targets.
15 Michael Thomas WR NO High ceiling but his floor is practically non-existent. Couple that with Brees being a different QB on the road and you’re looking at a high-risk/reward bet at WR this week.
16 Travis Kelce TE KC The Ravens are a tough defense but don’t cover the TE well. Expect Kelce to have at least 10 targets in a game Vegas likes for 53 points.
17 Adam Thielen WR MIN His fantasy production was a disappointment last week, but Seattle’s secondary offers a chance at redemption.
18 Tyreek Hill WR KC Baltimore is tough against WRs but if this game is going to hit the 53 points Vegas thinks it will, Hill needs to be involved.
19 Robert Woods WR LAR The Bears are terrible against the pass and tough against the run. The only downside could be Chicago not being able to mount enough of an offense to make this one interesting.
20 David Johnson RB ARI If the Lions weren’t so bad against RBs, I’d probably pass on him. His production has been a disappointment and now he could lose TD’s to Chase Edmonds.
21 Joe Mixon RB CIN Mixon has devolved into more of a floor guy since the Bengals offense has been ground to a halt with injuries. He’ll see touches but not TDs.
22 Mike Evans WR TB Should be in a great spot against the Saints, but sees fewer than 10 targets any given game. Another ceiling guy with an extremely low floor.
23 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT JuJu’s avg production is about 15 points on DRAFT, so he’s viable each week and has plenty of scoring upside.
24 Nick Chubb RB CLE The Panthers are tougher against the run than DRAFT’s projections for Chubb give them credit for. He gets plenty of touches, but he’s got an uphill climb this week.
25 Jaylen Samuels RB PIT If the Steelers stay true-to-form then Samuels could be in the argument for an RB1 spot, but Tomlin is indicating that he will share the role with Calvin Ridley.
26 Zach Ertz TE PHI Carson Wentz’s ‘wubby’ will be in a prime spot against a Cowboys defense that is ranked in the bottom third in the NFL against TEs.
27 Stefon Diggs WR MIN Isn’t quite as reliable for targets as Thielen, Diggs has similar upside each week and is available a round later in most drafts.
28 Kerryon Johnson – Q RB DET Worth a late round pick even with the ‘Questionable’ tag. Arizona has been very generous to opposing RB’s and there are late-swap options with potential on the leftovers in most drafts.
29 Gus Edwards RB BAL The Chiefs have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL and Edwards has been seeing around 20 touches a game.
30 T.Y. Hilton WR IND Has seen an uptick in targets as the Colts have struggled to find the end-zone against tough secondaries, like Houston’s. Expect another 10-point week unless he can score.
31 Dalvin Cook RB MIN In too much of a committee to see the number of touches an RB1 needs, he still has a 10 point floor so he’s a solid punt play late in drafts.
32 Amari Cooper WR DAL Didn’t do much against the Saints, but that game was a dud (23 total points). A division opponent could spice things up this week and the Eagles have struggled against the pass.
33 Tarik Cohen RB CHI The passing down back has become a high upside option late in drafts. Doesn’t see enough carries to establish a floor but has big-play potential as a late swap option.
34 Patrick Mahomes QB KC I’m not paying up for a QB that’s facing the Ravens, especially on a week where RB takes such a steep drop-off in drafts. There are QB’s with just as much upside later on.
35 Cam Newton QB CAR Shouldn’t have too much trouble returning to form at home versus the Browns. Expect his customary 20-point performance as long as he throws fewer than four picks.
36 Jameis Winston QB TB Plenty of room for points in this matchup. Both defenses can be passed on at will and the Saints should play with a little more passion after losing 13-10 against Dallas.
37 DeShaun Watson QB HOU Last time against the Colts, he put up 30 fantasy points and Indianapolis hasn’t exactly improved since Week 4. Another high-end performance should be in the cards.
38 Drew Brees QB NO Not the same QB on the road as he is at home, but two defenses that can’t stop the pass are difficult to ignore when it comes to scoring potential.
39 Aaron Rodgers QB GB More of a “hunch” pick based on the theory that he was tanking to get McCarthy fired. I believe that enough to take a flyer on DRAFT.
40 Lamar Jackson QB BAL High upside QB option that can be had in just about any draft format in Round 5. Kansas City hasn’t done well against the run and that’s Jackson’s specialty at the moment.

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