Week 13 is in the books and fantasy playoffs begin for most of us here in week 14. If you are reading this, you have probably reached the playoffs and want to know what actions are going up and down, as well as who to withdraw. of exemptions, who to drop, who to start and who to sit on. Hopefully, a league championship is in your near future. If you missed the postseason and just wanted to read it, that's amazing too, and I appreciate it.
So, let's dive into watching this week's actions. Feel free to send me comments on Twitter @JustinVreeland and remember to check out Fantasy Alarm for more great analysis like this throughout the season!
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DeVante Parker, WR MIA: This guy is real. Everyone should already know that, but the man was impressive against the Eagles. He made several disputed disputes over the defenders that he could classify in the "You Got Mossed,quot; section for the corners that covered him. He finished the game with seven receptions for 159 yards and two scores, good for 34.9 fantasy PPR points. He has now reached two-digit fantasy points in nine consecutive games and has scored more than 15 points in six of those (including three consecutive). He and Ryan Fitzpatrick are completely on the same page at the moment and have formed a very strong chemistry. At this point, I don't see how you can consider Parker as anything more than someone you block in your initial lineups weekly. Despite having added less than 20 fantasy points in his first three games combined, Parker currently ranks as the number 20 receiver in fantasy points this season. Oh, and he has the Jets, Giants and Bengals on tap for the next three weeks.
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Miles Sanders, RB PHI: Sanders had the best game of his young career on Sunday, running 17 times for 83 yards and carrying five passes for 22 yards and a score. That was a new career in carries, yards on the ground and total touches. It was also the second highest fantasy scoring game of his rookie season, as he finished with 21.5 PPR points (slightly less than the 22.8 he scored in Week 8). That gives him consecutive games with at least 60 yards on the ground. He has demonstrated the ability to be the leader with Jordan Howard (shoulder). That said, if Howard can return in Week 14, it will really hurt the value of Sanders, but the Eagles have a great showdown with the Giants. If Howard is out, he can feel good when using Sanders in seasonal leagues, and once again it will be an intriguing option for DFS.
Jack Doyle, TE IND – Chalk Doyle Week worked well for anyone who took advantage of it (as did Chalk Tyler Higbee). The Colts had virtually no choice, outside of Zach Pascal, so Doyle received 11 goals. He took six of them for 73 yards and a touchdown. That was a high season in goals, receptions and yards for Doyle. With Eric Ebron (ankle) finished for the year, Doyle will continue to get a solid rock-like volume, but it will probably be a little less than this when T.Y. Hilton (calf) makes his return. That said, Doyle can be trusted in a confrontation with the Bucs in Week 14. The Bucs still have a terrible defensive defense, despite the horrible performance NickFoles had against them last week. Jacoby Brissett has a lot of confidence in Doyle, and you can too.
WEEK 14 RANKINGS NO PPR:
Field Marshal | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker
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Jimmy Garoppolo, QB SF: People put too much weight on Jimmy G's strong performances against the Cardinals and have completely ignored that it has been mediocre or bad most of the other weeks. He finished with just 9.1 fantasy points against the Ravens last week, his fifth game with less than 12 fantasy points. This is not a person who really should be included in the fantasy, much less be in the initial alignments. The 49ers want to overwhelm you in a hurry, and Jimmy G lacks explosive plays.
WEEK 14 PPR CLASSIFICATIONS: Running | Wide receiver | Hard end
Jamison Crowder, WR NYJ: While we were willing to rule out his performance of two catches and 18 yards in Week 12 against the Raiders as a bad game, we cannot ignore this ugly game against the Bengals. He finished with two receptions for eight yards on nine goals. How can you end up with 2.8 fantasy PPR points in nine goals? And he faced one of the worst football defenses. Oof They are two poor games in a row against bad defenses. Robby Anderson has become Darnold's best target in the air strike, and Crowder's value is rapidly declining. The only thing that works in their favor is that the Jets have another fantastic showdown in Week 14, as they will face Miami. Given the confrontation and the fact that he still had nine goals, it is not the worst option in the world, but it certainly seems more risky to play it now than a few weeks ago.
Aaron Jones, GB GB: If I remember correctly, this is the third time that he is included in this piece. Once as a stock elevator, and now twice as a stock faller. It has been incredibly booming or falling this year, and lately it has been more of a fall than a boom. In the last four games, he had three performances with less than 7.2 fantasy points, and in two of those games he had less than four points. The return of Davante Adams has limited Jones's advantage in the Packers airstrike, and his overall volume has also decreased. Despite that, you still have to throw it in Week 14 against a poor Redskins defense. However, they did a good job against Christian McCaffrey, so a great performance is far from being an obstacle for Jones. He has not exceeded 13 carries since week 5, and is losing work against Jamaal Williams.