Fantasy Football Advice: Week 14 pickups

Scott Moser / Washburn Review

If you are still reading fantasy football articles at this point in the season, the odds are good that you are in the playoffs.  Congratulations to you and your imaginary football team. 

There were a few injuries in Week 13 that you may want to be aware of.  Here are a few players that you may want to pick up to help you in the fantasy playoffs.

Quarterbacks

Matt Moore-Miami Dolphins (18% Yahoo! owned): Matt Moore has been looking better and better every week.  Moore plays against the Philadelphia Eagles this week.  The Eagles’ defense looks really good on paper, but it seems to me that when they get down, their defense kind of quits.  Moore could have a good game against the Eagles’ overrated defense. 

Rex Grossman-Washington Redskins (11% Yahoo! owned): I really like Grossman’s matchup this week as the Redskins play at home against the New England Patriots.  The Patriots give up a ton of yards and points through the air.  If you were a Matt Schaub or Jay Cutler owner, you may want to grab Grossman for this week’s start. 

Running Backs

Marion Barber-Chicago Bears (36% Yahoo! owned): Matt Forte left this past Sunday’s game after he took a wicked hit to his knee from Kansas City’s linebacker Derrick Johnson.  With Forte out of the Bears lineup, Barber will see an increased workload.  Because Barber has not played all that much this season he should be fresh the next few weeks.  The Bears play in Denver this week and the Broncos give up a fair amount of yards on the ground.

Brandon Saine-Green Bay Packers (1% Yahoo! owned): James Starks has been hobbled the last few weeks and left last week’s game.  Ryan Grant has been ineffective.  If Starks can’t go this week, I think Saine suddenly sees more touches.  Aaron Rodgers loves to throw to his running backs and has said that Saine has the best hands of the running backs on the Packers.  If you are in a deep league with a deep bench you may want to add Saine.

Wide Receivers

Malcolm Floyd-San Diego Chargers (40% Yahoo! owned): The Chargers play at home this week against the Buffalo Bills.  The Bills are not great against the pass so Philip Rivers should be able to put up some passing yards this week.  Floyd could have another great game come Sunday if he can continue to get open. 

Damian Williams-Tennessee Titans (24% Yahoo! owned): Damian Williams has been getting more and more comfortable for the Titans.  Chris Johnson has been running well and has helped to open up the passing game a bit more for the Titans.  The Titans play at home this week against the New Orleans Saints.  The Saints are currently 27th against the pass so the Titans should be able to move the ball against the Saints through the air. 

Defense Plug N’ Play-Seattle Seahawks (19% Yahoo! owned): The Seahawks defense has put up some points the last three weeks.  I look for more of the same this week as the Seahawks host the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football.  St. Louis has not been a very good offensive football team  and I believe the Seahawks will take advantage of that fact. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

If you are still reading fantasy football articles at this point in the season, the odds are good that you are in the playoffs.  Congratulations to you and your imaginary football team. 

There were a few injuries in Week 13 that you may want to be aware of.  Here are a few players that you may want to pick up to help you in the fantasy playoffs.

Quarterbacks

Matt Moore-Miami Dolphins (18% Yahoo! owned): Matt Moore has been looking better and better every week.  Moore plays against the Philadelphia Eagles this week.  The Eagles’ defense looks really good on paper, but it seems to me that when they get down, their defense kind of quits.  Moore could have a good game against the Eagles’ overrated defense. 

Rex Grossman-Washington Redskins (11% Yahoo! owned): I really like Grossman’s matchup this week as the Redskins play at home against the New England Patriots.  The Patriots give up a ton of yards and points through the air.  If you were a Matt Schaub or Jay Cutler owner, you may want to grab Grossman for this week’s start. 

Running Backs

Marion Barber-Chicago Bears (36% Yahoo! owned): Matt Forte left this past Sunday’s game after he took a wicked hit to his knee from Kansas City’s linebacker Derrick Johnson.  With Forte out of the Bears lineup, Barber will see an increased workload.  Because Barber has not played all that much this season he should be fresh the next few weeks.  The Bears play in Denver this week and the Broncos give up a fair amount of yards on the ground.

Brandon Saine-Green Bay Packers (1% Yahoo! owned): James Starks has been hobbled the last few weeks and left last week’s game.  Ryan Grant has been ineffective.  If Starks can’t go this week, I think Saine suddenly sees more touches.  Aaron Rodgers loves to throw to his running backs and has said that Saine has the best hands of the running backs on the Packers.  If you are in a deep league with a deep bench you may want to add Saine.

Wide Receivers

Malcolm Floyd-San Diego Chargers (40% Yahoo! owned): The Chargers play at home this week against the Buffalo Bills.  The Bills are not great against the pass so Philip Rivers should be able to put up some passing yards this week.  Floyd could have another great game come Sunday if he can continue to get open. 

Damian Williams-Tennessee Titans (24% Yahoo! owned): Damian Williams has been getting more and more comfortable for the Titans.  Chris Johnson has been running well and has helped to open up the passing game a bit more for the Titans.  The Titans play at home this week against the New Orleans Saints.  The Saints are currently 27th against the pass so the Titans should be able to move the ball against the Saints through the air. 

Defense Plug N’ Play-Seattle Seahawks (19% Yahoo! owned): The Seahawks defense has put up some points the last three weeks.  I look for more of the same this week as the Seahawks host the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football.  St. Louis has not been a very good offensive football team  and I believe the Seahawks will take advantage of that fact.