Fantasy Preview: Week 14 Early Slate Part 1

  • Jets (+380) @ Bills (-10): O/U: 43

    Browns (+210) @ Bengals (-5.5): O/U: 46

    Texans (+1200) @ Cowboys (-17.5): O/U: 44

    Vikings (+110) @ Lions (-2): O/U:51.5


    Jets @ Bills 

    Key Storylines/What to Watch

    The Buffalo Bills seem to have hit their stride riding a three-game win streak that they hope will continue at home against their conference rivals the New York Jets. Josh Allen has been better at limiting the mistakes he makes in the red zone and continues to dominate for fantasy, that should continue even against the Jets formidable defense. Stefon Diggs is currently the overall WR2 at this point in the season and while the Jets currently rank top-3 against wide receivers for fantasy, that shouldn’t stop you from playing one of the best to catch passes this season. James Cook is the big story this week after racking up 20 total touches last week against New England compared to Singletary’s 13, and will definitely be in play as he not only carried the ball 14 times but caught six passes making him valuable in PPR leagues. Dawson Knox appears to be a non-factor in the Bills offense and can be left on waiver wires.


    New York’s offense has picked up over the last two weeks since the benching of Zach Wilson and they will be tested against the stingy Buffalo defense this week. Mike White will make his third start of the season and he has been surprisingly good for fantasy, but with this matchup being as tough as it is, he should be left for the superflex crowd. The backfield seems to be quite a crowded committee with Michael Carter returning and Zonovan Knight performing as well as he did with Ty Johnson mixing in on third downs and James Robinson continuing to be a non-factor. Trying to project how this backfield will function is probably a fool’s errand but choosing to roll out the hot hand in Zonovan Knight seems to be the play as Michael Carter will be returning after missing last week and could find himself trying to win his role back. Mike White has given life to this receiving core with Garrett Wilson looking like a solid play as at least a WR2 while Corey Davis could be in flex conversations. Tyler Conklin is getting targets as he was targeted seven times last week, but he only caught two for nine yards. If you are desperate, he can be started as a low-end option.


    Top Starts

    QB Josh Allen: Josh Allen is currently the overall QB1 on the season so that fact alone makes him a must start regardless of matchup. The Jets rank seventh against fantasy quarterbacks and only give up an average of 16 fantasy points to the position, but the last time these two teams met Allen was successful scoring 28 fantasy points so we should have high expectations of the stud QB.


    WR Stefon Diggs: Diggs will look to take his title of overall WR1 in full PPR leagues back from Davante Adams who played Thursday night. Diggs is first in average fantasy points per game with 22 and while he didn’t score a touchdown last time he played these Jets, he will look to do so this time at home.


    WR Garrett Wilson: Since Mike White has taken over at quarterback, Wilson is the overall WR3 in total points and WR2 in average fantasy points per game with 25 PPR fantasy points. The Bills rank 20th against fantasy receivers this year giving up about 34 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers and with the target share he earns with White under center, we should expect most of those points to go to Wilson.


    Boom/Bust Dart-Throws

    RB James Cook: Cook was heavily involved last week, out-touching Singletary and looking like the running back with more juice. While Singletary got the touchdown, it was Cook that was utilized in the passing game which is valuable in our game. Cook can be started as a decent flex option if he continues to split touches, but his ceiling can be sky high if he is to take over completely.


    RB Zonovan Knight: Head coach Robert Saleh informed us that Knight isn’t going anywhere and will continue to see work in the crowded backfield. Michael Carter is back which means starting Knight is a bit risky as Carter could easily just slot back in as the main guy, but it’s hard to overlook just how good Knight looked last week and taking the chance that he just might be the guy could pay off big.


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    Browns @ Bengals

    Key Storylines/What to Watch

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