The conclusion of the regular fantasy season means that some owners will retire and others will begin to really tune in while trying to claim a fantasy football championship. That could mean that the Week 14 exemption cable, which has some strong options (especially in RB) will have less competition, but also a lot of its playoff competitors looking to beat the coup.
Speaking of brokers, it is difficult to even decide where to start. Apparently, Derrius Guice claimed to be the best runner in Washington the rest of the way. Patrick Laird and Benny Snell Jr. could remain relevant to the fantasy if headline injuries continue. Raheem Mostert and Jordan Wilkins would have to remain on the right side of their committees, while other RBs would remain out due to injuries. So, nothing is certain in the position, but there are certainly options.
There are also many streamers in QB and TE, despite the likely tendency to stay with their boys in those places. But if you are fighting some of the injuries that have reached the closed wing position in recent weeks, it might be time to have our streamers do it for you (and that is always true in D / ST, where the Transmission is our preferred strategy even in the fantasy playoffs.)
The wide receiver is not so deep in the exemption cable this week, partly due to some difficult confrontations for our preferred exemption options. But he can certainly chase James Washington, at least, since Devlin Hodges seems to have found his favorite duckling in Washington.
See all possible pickups for this week's exemptions, free agent additions and emergency transmissions.
Guice should not be available in 51 percent of Yahoo leagues, but here we are, and here it is, still available in 51 percent of Yahoo leagues. He received three carries less than Adrian Peterson (13), but Guice still won 129 yards and scored twice in his 10 races in Week 13 against the Panthers. The confrontation clearly helped, but the skill and talent for the great game of Guice were in full display. It will have a week 14 (Packers) and a week 16 (Giants) favorable interspersed around an unfavorable week 15 (Eagles). Either way, it deserves a high priority exemption claim. –Matt Lutovsky
It was reported that Matt Breida (ankle) was returning for Week 13, but after being a surprise scratch on Sunday morning, he opened the door for Mostert to have some relevance again. Nobody expected All this relevance, however. Mostert ran 19 times for 146 yards and a score, dazzling Tevin Coleman in all categories (five carries, six yards). It was especially surprising since Mostert was mainly used in cleaning tasks last week. The situation of the RB 49ers has been difficult to predict throughout the season, so we cannot simply say that Mostert will be a starter in the future. Breida could return next week, and Coleman will always be present. Still, it is worth adding Mostert, even with a relatively difficult fantasy playoff calendar (Saints, Falcons, Rams). –ML
For some reason, Snell belongs to only 34 percent of Yahoo's leagues despite operating clearly as the Steelers lead last week. With James Conner's timeline unclear for a return of shoulder pain, Snell could continue leading the way in the Pittsburgh field, at least for another week. Once again he showed what he can do with the job, running 63 yards and a score in 16 carries against the Browns in Week 13. With a fairly favorable schedule the rest of the way (Cardinals, Bills, Jets), Snell will always have courage Conner is out, which makes him a valuable aggregate free agent, if not a low priority exemption claim. –ML
Laird led the Dolphins in carries after Kalen Ballage left early due to a leg injury. The rookie didn't do much on the ground (10 carries, four yards), but he threw himself in a touchdown and caught four of five goals for 47 yards (plus a two-point conversion). Known for his ability to receive at the university, Laird will really leave his mark on the PPR leagues. It is worth adding both in PPR and in standard leagues, while rookie fellow RB Myles Gaskin is also in play in standard leagues. The Dolphins have a very favorable fantasy playoff calendar (Jets, Giants, Bengals), so whoever is operating as a leader will have some value. –ML
Washington continued its season-end increase in Week 13, catching its four goals for 113 yards and a score. The touchdown capture was a bit unstable, but it is clear that Washington is Pittsburgh's No. 1 catcher, while JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is out. What is unclear is when JuJu will return, so shoot Washington against the Cardinals next week and the Jets in Week 16, although it should be avoided in Week 15 against the Bills. –ML
With Eric Ebron (ankle) out for the season and the Buccaneers on the Doyle calendar for Week 14, there should be good times ahead for the veteran. He saw 11 high team goals in week 13, so expect his use to remain high, especially if T.Y. Hilton (calf) stays out.
Scarbrough continues in shape as the Detroit workhorse the rest of the way, picking up 21 more carries on Thanksgiving. The Detroit calendar is difficult in the future (@ MIN, vs. TB, @ DEN), but you can count on Scarbrough's volume, at least.
Higbee reached the total number of yards received in his career on Sunday halftime (and that was what ended: seven caught for 107 yards and a score). Some of that was due to the absence of Gerald Everett due to a knee injury, and much due to the propensity of the Arizona defense to be set on fire by closed wings. But Higbee had already overtaken Everett in the last game time, so he could be watching a decent game in Week 14 against Seattle.
Just when we thought everything was resolved in Tampa Bay, Barber went and ran for two touchdowns. He received 17 carries for the six of Ronald Jones. Obviously, it is difficult to buy right now, but Detroit in Week 15 is a particularly attractive showdown after Indy in Week 14.
Wilkins was considered the "hot hand,quot; on an ineffective Jonathan Williams in week 13, and although it was Nyheim Hines who scored a short touchdown, Wilkins was used as a "return figure,quot; during the second half. He finished with 47 yards on the ground in 11 carries and added another nine yards in two catches (three goals). It's hard to read this situation, since Marlon Mack (hand) could be back next week. Even if he comes out again, Wilkins could play Williams' second violin in tough clashes against the Bucs and Saints in weeks 14 and 15. At least, it is worth hiding Wilkins if he has a chance to lead the Colts in carries during Week 16 against the Panthers. –ML
Damien Williams (ribs) is already out, and Darrel Williams seemed to suffer what could have been a serious hamstring injury in the third quarter of Week 13. Thompson would be the support of LeSean McCoy if Williams wasted time simultaneously, and the Utah rookie The state could have a low-end FLEX value. He scored a touchdown on Sunday and generally looked good when he got the ball.
Lazard caught his three goals for 103 yards and a touchdown on Sunday for Green Bay before the snow took over and the Packers could run out of advantage. While Lazard continues to bet his claim on the Packers' No. 2 WR job, a confrontation with the Redskins in Week 14 should only help his cause (the Bears and the Vikings the next two weeks will be more difficult).
Miller was amazing on Thanksgiving, catching nine of the 13 goals with a team maximum of 140 yards. It is his third consecutive game with at least nine goals, as he becomes the player we expected him to be one of our pre-season sleepers. Especially if Taylor Gabriel (concussion) remains out, Miller will be a WR3 in the future, at least in good confrontations (he has a particularly good one against the Chiefs in Week 16 as he advances for his fantasy championships).
Too bad Beasley has no more revenge games because he dominated Dallas on Thanksgiving with more than 100 yards and a score. He maintained a strong supporting role against John Brown in the Buffalo offense, and will continue to work as a WR3 / FLEX value, especially in the PPR leagues. Although with Pittsburgh and New England in weeks 15 and 16, Beasley will not seek friendly clashes.
Julio Jones (shoulder) will probably return in week 14, but Gage had already proven to be a constant possession receiver for Atlanta even with Jones healthy. Continue to think of Gage as a FLEX option, especially in the PPR leagues, as the fantasy playoffs progress. For what it's worth, Gage's best showdown in the fantasy playoffs is Carolina in week 14, so maybe it's a one-week broadcast.
Slayton caught six of nine goals for 44 yards for the Giants on Sunday. It's a FLEX option for fantasy purposes, whether Golden Tate (concussion) is healthy or not, and Slayton continues to show a strong rookie connection with Daniel Jones. And it's a dreamlike dream sequence with the Eagles, Dolphins and Redskins on tap for New York.
Pascal has already failed in good clashes like the No. 1 WR for the Colts, so even if T.Y. Hilton (calf) is against the Buccaneers, you can't count Pascal as more than a risky FLEX option in Week 14. However, after a great Week 13 (7-109, 10 goals), there are at least A little reason to believe in Pascal.
The Titans have a juicy showdown against the Raiders in Week 14: we don't really know which Tennessee catcher has more chances of producing, but both are possible FLEX plays.
Between Tannehill's continued willingness to use his legs and his amazing consistent pass, he shouldn't have trouble accumulating fantasy points against the Raiders in Week 14. He will also play in Week 15 against Houston, before slowing down. against New Orleans in week 16.
Fitzpatrick threw for 365 yards and three scores in Week 13 while throwing the ball over and over again for DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki. He continues with a good showdown against the Jets in Week 14, the Giants in Week 15 and the Bengals in Week 16. There could be a large volume in Fitzmagic.
Darnold was overcoming bad defenses, although he fought against the Bengals in week 13, but he should return to normal in week 14 against the Dolphins.
One of the worst pass defenses in the league, Tampa Bay, is the enemy of Brissett in Week 14. It might seem that he did it in the first parts of the season in this match, although one week after another makes Brissett more a play of despair despite the good confrontation
Jones has an impressive stretch of fantasy playoffs from Eagles, Dolphins and Redskins. If you want a streamer to win your title, it could be Danny Dimes.
Dalton led the Bengals to their first victory in their return as a starter, and threw for 243 yards and a touchdown. You can do something worse than him against the Browns in week 14, and then get a great showdown against Arizona in week 15.
It seems that Browns should be activating Njoku (wrist) at any time. But until it happens, you really can't count on him. There is a dream confrontation with Arizona in week 15 waiting if Njoku can return.
Gesicki grabbed five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown ball jump in Week 13. The Jets, Giants and Bengals complete the rest of Gesicki's fantasy season calendar, and Fitzpatrick still trusts him to climb and get the ball .
Griffin should continue his stretch of constantly finding the end zone when the Jets play against the unfortunate Dolphins in Week 14. He didn't score in a bad New York exit in Week 13, but he caught five of seven passes for 30 yards, at less.
The Colts are a friendly match for any tight end, and with Delanie Walker in Injured Reserve, this is Smith's job. Oakland in week 14 and Houston in week 15 are also solid clashes for Smith.
You have to take advantage of the touchdown opportunities for the veteran against the Redskins in week 14, although the overall volume will be disappointing as it has been throughout the season. It will be a one-week broadcast with the Bears and the Vikings in the coming weeks 15 and 16.
Witten caught six of eight Thanksgiving goals for 42 yards and a touchdown. He continues to use the red zone and faces Chicago in week 14, which is not as scary as we would have expected earlier this year.
Greg Olsen seemed to suffer a concussion on Sunday, so second-year player Thomas should intervene and get a workload similar to Olsen if the veteran loses time. The Falcons are also a solid showdown in Week 14.
The Jets continue a dreamed calendar of the second half against the Dolphins in Week 14, and we know it is a D / ST fantasy showdown that will make you very happy.
The Packers can make plays against rookie Dwayne Haskins in week 14. That has been a fruitful exercise for the other defenses that have faced Haskins so far.
Playing against Jameis Winston and his talented scorers can be a pretty interesting experience, and that's what the Colts will get in Week 14. Tampa Bay will probably accumulate some points, but Jameis will surely also give Indy the ball a couple of times.
Drew Lock of Denver was better than expected in his debut as a starter, but every time an inexperienced QB goes on tour, you must try the D / ST against him.
Jared Goff and the Rams have been brutal, so we'll take a chance at defending Seattle at home if he is available to lead the fantasy playoffs as a D / ST broadcast.
Nick Foles has been found incompetent sometimes executing the Jacksonville offensive, so we will bet that Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram cause him problems in Week 14 if he continues to start.
The Titans play in Oakland in week 14, and the Raiders' offense has been brutally ineffective in recent weeks. The upward rotation may not be so high here, but Tennessee should keep Oakland under control.
Dallas visits the Bears on Thursday night in week 14 and should feast on the error-prone Mitchell Trubisky.
The Atlanta defense has partially changed its season, and the last time it played against Kyle Allen, he threw four interceptions.