Week 14's fantasy football rankings
Plus, the latest injury news and streaming options to help you sneak into the fantasy playoffs.
Week 14 news you might be able to use…
Justin Jefferson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and is set to play on Sunday. Fantasy managers can feel confident rolling him out into starting lineups as an elite fantasy option, assuming he’s fully cleared ahead of Minnesota’s game in Week 14.
Steelers RB Najee Harris (knee) is expected to play Thursday night against the Patriots, but fantasy managers should expect Jaylen Warren to be heavily involved if Harris is limited due to the injury.
Dallas Goedert suffered a fractured forearm in Week 9 and has been sidelined ever since, but it looks like he’s trending in the right direction for Week 14. If he’s back for Sunday night’s game, DeVonta Smith’s fantasy value will take a bit of a hit in an already tough matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
There were conflicting reports of Derrick Henry being in concussion protocol on Monday, but Titans coach Mike Vrabel said he was not. His return to practice on Wednesday puts Henry on track to being able to play Monday night against the Titans.
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Jordan Love (GB)
While we’re still not sold that Jordan Love is the next great young QB like some in the national media are saying, he is someone to focus on for fantasy football. Somehow, Love is still available in about 40% of ESPN leagues. At this point, he has proven to be a reliable fantasy starter; at worst, he should be rostered as a backup. Love doesn’t have a bad matchup the rest of the way, so if you need him to be your starter in the playoffs, he should be able to get the job done.
Jake Browning (CLE)
Well, that escalated quickly! Browning went from a backup afterthought to someone on fantasy radars. With some of the best weapons in the league, Browning can be a fantasy start with the right matchup. Speaking of matches, it doesn’t get much better than Indianapolis this week. If you have a starter on bye or a QB that’s recently gotten hurt, Browning can be the scary play that might be able to surprise and get you into your fantasy playoffs.
With a matchup against Tim Boyle and the Jets, this is a matchup that can get you into your fantasy playoffs. The Texans are led by one of the best defensive-minded head coaches, and he should be able to cause lots of chaos against this lowly Jets offense.
They get a Giants team this week, still led by Tommy Devito. While he has picked up some wins, he is not scary for anyone in fantasy, and the Packers’ defense is on a roll. Grab this defense who just shut down Patrick Mahomes.
Who else should you add to your roster this week? Check out Week 14 waiver wire picks from 5th Down’s Martin Grisko.