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1 day agoKansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been reliable for fantasy owners in just about every game this season. He's hauled in at least four receptions per game in every game, but Week 1. He heads into a matchup against the surprisingly elite Patriots Defense in Week 14. However, the Pats are better at stopping running backs and receivers than tight ends. Fantasy owners should feel safe about counting on Kelce to produce on Sunday.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
Week 14:  @ NE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,700
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has been quiet this season, not eclipsing over 40 yards receiving in any one game and catching just three touchdowns. However, if there was ever a breakout game, it would be the Week 14 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. They house the worst defense to opposing tight ends, as they've allowed 978 yards and 13 touchdowns to the position, which is far-and-away more than any other team in the league. He has great DFS value and is in a great spot to post TE1 numbers.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,600
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker is the fourth-highest scoring defensive back the last five weeks, and the three ahead of him played an extra game. Baker has 47 tackles, five passes defended and a fumble recovery in the last four games, and he's a lock as your DB1.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones has been quiet over the last five weeks after being a top-10 linebacker much of the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been sloppy with the ball and allowed quite a few sacks, but they also shored a lot of that up with a quarterback change last week. Jones' value predicates on sacks, and he's a risky flex option this week.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals kicker Zane Gonzalez really fell off a cliff after a binge period around midseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers are also a rough matchup as opposing kickers have gone 5-for-9 on field goals against them the last five weeks. Gonzalez should stay on waivers for now.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $---
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals wide receiver Pharoh Cooper has caught nine passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in the last three games. It's not enough for a waiver claim yet, but he's worth keeping an eye on.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,400
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk has failed to find his footing after a career game in Week 10. He has nine catches for 64 yards and no touchdowns the last two games, and opposing defenses are clearly giving him more attention. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been decent against opposing receivers the last five weeks. Kirk has the goods to take them, though. He's a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,400
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has averaged 6.3 receptions, 54.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game over the last three games. The numbers are nothing crazy, but he has been quarterback Kyler Murray's security blanket. Fitz is likely entering the home stretch on a Hall of Fame career. The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't the best matchup, but Fitz remains a solid WR3 in point-per-reception leagues.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,100
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals running back David Johnson's rocky season has really taken a dormant turn. He didn't even receive a touch two weeks ago, and he had just six touches in a blowout last week. The door may not be closed on him because lead back Kenyan Drake isn't setting the world on fire, but Johnson simply can't be used in fantasy right now. With that said, he should remain owned in all formats.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,700
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake was extremely impressive in his first game with the club, but the next three games have been a mixed bag. Since then, he has rushed 39 times for 133 yards (3.4 yards per carry) and caught 14 receptions for 39 yards. The receptions are great for point-per-reception leagues, but David Johnson and his $9.75 million cap hit is still waiting in the wings. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the second-best defense against running backs in PPR leagues the last five weeks. Drake is a low-end RB2, but he gives us pause if a fantasy playoff game is at stake.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,000
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1 day agoArizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has thrown for a combined 313 yards in the last four games, but he's still ranked sixth at the position in fantasy points over the stretch. He has thrown seven touchdowns and two interceptions, but he rushed for two more scores. The matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers isn't a good one. They're sixth best against opposing quarterbacks over the last five weeks. Murray, if he's over the hamstring ailment as assumed, could test them this week. He's a low-end QB1 option in fantasy.--Ryan Dodson - RotoBallerSource: RotoBaller
Week 14:  vs. PIT
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,500
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1 day agoKansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins was silenced by the Raiders in Week 13. He was held with zero receptions on three targets, but the Chiefs did win the game. Watkins has not caught a touchdown since Week 1, but has held some fantasy value despite that. Watkins heads into a matchup against the elite Patriots Defense in Week 14. It doesn't appear that Watkins is ever going to live up to his fantastic Week 1 performance. He should be benched in most formats against New England, but could be used as a shaky flex option for deep leagues or owners without much depth.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
Week 14:  @ NE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,600
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (illness) was a full practice participant on Thursday and Friday and should be an all-go against the Cardinals on Sunday. The rookie has been pretty cold over the last five weeks, catching just 11 of 23 targets for 127 yards, but a matchup with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14 is a good spot for the Toledo product. However, consider that Devlin Hodges has developed a strong connection with James Washington and Johnson suddenly isn't such an appealing option. He's not anywhere near start-able for season-long playoffs but could return some decent value in DFS tournaments.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,200
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1 day agoKansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been reliable for fantasy owners this season, but could hit a bump in the road in Week 14. The Chiefs are set to do battle with the Patriots who have been fantastic on defense this season. The Pats have allowed the fewest amount of fantasy points to wide receivers this season, according to Yahoo Sports. Hill is going to be battling against elite corner back Stephon Gilmore. Fantasy owners can't bench Hill here, but he should be considered a WR2 against the Patriots Defense.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
Week 14:  @ NE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $8,100
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1 day agoKansas City Chiefs running back Darwin Thompson should see plenty of action during the Week 14 contest versus the New England Patriots. Both Damien Williams (ribs) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday. Veteran back LeSean McCoy should be the lead back in this one. However, Thompson saw 11 carries in the victory over the Raiders in Week 13. The Chiefs are going to get Thompson involved, but the Patriots Defense has been fantastic against running backs. It appears Thompson is only going to have deep league flex value for Week 14. However, Thompson's workload should continue to be busy with the Chiefs banged up. He should be picked up in most formats if you have someone you can cut.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
Week 14:  @ NE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,100
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington has scored a touchdown in three of the last four games and is primed for a perfect fantasy matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The second-year receiver has performed admirably in JuJu Smith-Schuster's (knee) absence and seems to have established a solid connection with quarterback Devlin Hodges. Arizona has allowed 40 PPR fantasy points per game to wide receivers, so Washington could easily put up a solid day. Temper expectations but feel comfortable starting Washington as a flex with WR2 upside.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,500
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1 day agoKansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy is expected to be the lead back for the Week 14 matchup against the New England Patriots. Both Damien Williams (ribs) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday. McCoy hasn't seen a heavy workload lately, but should be more involved in this one. However, the Patriots have allowed the fewest amount of fantasy points to running backs this season, according to Yahoo Sports. It appears that McCoy is going to be nothing more than a low-end flex option for this tough matchup on Sunday.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
Week 14:  @ NE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,300
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) will miss a third-consecutive game against the Arizona Cardinals. Smith-Schuster hasn't participated in a practice since suffering a concussion and knee injury against the Browns in Week 11. However, he's shed the concussion tag but the knee injury is clearly still an issue. Look for James Washington and Diontae Johnson to continue to see the majority of targets in the passing game, while Vance McDonald could also have a big Week 14 against a Cardinals Defense that has allowed 13 touchdowns to tight ends.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: Adam Schefter - ESPN.com
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1 day agoKansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been underwhelming over the last two games. He's thrown for two touchdowns and one interception over his last two contests. Mahomes had less than 200 passing yards in both of those games and it doesn't get any easier here. He'll have a matchup with the strong Patriots secondary on Sunday. Fantasy owners can't bench Mahomes here, but they shouldn't expect him to go over his projection in Week 14.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo Sports
Week 14:  @ NE
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $8,400
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels has a solid matchup this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. However, the second-year back hasn't been very productive of late and shouldn't be considered for your fantasy lineups in Week 14. Over the last three games without James Conner (shoulder), Samuels has just 64 yards on 14 carries, while hauling in 10 of 11 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown. Say the Steelers get behind and need to pass a lot, then maybe Samuels could have a better day, but don't get your hopes up.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,500
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. scored his first career touchdown in last week's win over the Cleveland Browns. Since James Conner (shoulder) is ruled out again, Snell gets a matchup with the Arizona Cardinals Defense that allows 4.2 yards per carry. The Kentucky product should see the lionshare of carries, whereas Jaylen Samuels will see whatever passing down work there is. However, with the Steelers expected to take advantage in this one, the rookie should be able to provide RB2 numbers, especially if he finds pay dirt.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $---
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1 day agoOakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has unsurprisingly been ruled out for this week's matchup versus the Titans. The fifth-round rookie broke a rib in Week 12 and will miss his second consecutive game and should be considered week-to-week. If owners were somehow banking on Renfrow for the fantasy playoffs, they can cut bait now with no real timeline for a potential return. The offense will funnel through Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams with tight ends Foster Moreau and Derek Carrier chipping in as well.--Riley Mrack - RotoBallerSource: Christopher Reiss - Twitter
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1 day agoPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges staved off the Cleveland Browns a week ago, winning 20-13 after passing for 212 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. "Duck" is flying into the hearts of Steeler fans, but unfortunately he doesn't deliver much fantasy appeal, even in a matchup against the league-worst Arizona Cardinals Defense. The Cardinals allow 29.8 fantasy points per game to signal callers, but with James Conner (shoulder) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) set to miss another game, the undrafted rookie can't be trusted to stream in fantasy playoffs. However, he does present some solid DFS tournament value.--Steve Janik - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,100
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1 day agoAtlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (shoulder) and tight end Austin Hooper (MCL) were both limited participants in Friday's practice and head coach Dan Quinn expects both to play Sunday vs Carolina. Jones missed the game on Thanksgiving but would be a must-start WR1 assuming he's active. Hooper, one of the year's breakout stars at tight end, would also be startable, but has a tougher matchup with a Panthers Defense that allows the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Jones and Hooper being active would also help the value of quarterback Matt Ryan and take third receiver Russell Gage out of the starting mix for fantasy in standard-size leagues.--Mike Schwarzenbach - RotoBallerSource: Vaughn McClure
Week 14:  vs. CAR
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,900
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1 day agoOakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs participated in his first practice of the week on Friday, but head coach Jon Gruden noted that he "didn’t do much." It's encouraging that he got onto the field after revealing that he's played with a shoulder fracture since Week 7, but he's genuinely questionable for this weekend. It's looking likely that his status will come down to a game-time decision, so owners should have a contingency plan in place for their 4:25 PM ET start. Deandre Washington figures to receive the majority of the rushing attempts and would be the fill-in option for fantasy if Jacobs sits. If active, Jacobs should be treated as an RB2 with a possible decreased workload versus a Titans Defense that has struggled to stop the run over the last handful of weeks.--Riley Mrack - RotoBallerSource: Scott Bair - Twitter
Week 14:  vs. TEN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,500
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1 day agoCarolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. This was the expected outcome after suffering a head injury in Week 13. Interim head coach Perry Fewell said the team will use multiple tight ends if Olsen is out, but Ian Thomas should see most of the targets at tight end. Thomas would be a touchdown-dependent TE2 in a good matchup with the Falcons.--Mike Schwarzenbach - RotoBallerSource: Joe Person
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1 day agoNew York Jets running back Bilal Powell would be in line for a starter's workload if running back Le'Veon Bell (illness) misses the game. Bell missed practice Thursday and Friday with an illness and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's home date with Miami. Ty Montgomery would also likely see passing downs work in Bell's absence but the Jets have been relying on Powell more than Montgomery as the season goes on. Powell has gotten between four and seven carries four weeks in a row and has even played full offensive series in recent games when the Jets give Bell a rest. The Jets should provide an update on Bell Saturday but Powell would be in the RB2 discussion in a good matchup if Bell is out. SATURDAY UPDATE: Bell has officially been ruled out for Week 14.--Mike Schwarzenbach - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,200
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1 day agoSacramento Kings guard/forward Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. Bogdanovic has already missed one game because of his knee issue. Trevor Ariza could be looking at a bigger role if Bogdanovic is unable to play. Yogi Ferrell might play more off the bench as well, so fantasy owners should check back closer to tip-off.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   12/8 @ DAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,100
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1 day agoMinnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (chest) was not listed on the team's final injury report on Friday. The dynamic back will be in line for his typical huge workload in a mouth-watering matchup at home against the Detroit Lions. The Lions Defense ranks 20th in rush DVOA and they have given up the third-most points per game to the running back position on the season. Cook also already torched them for 149 yards and two touchdowns back in Week 7. There's definitely a chance that Alexander Mattison steals a few more touches than usual as the Vikings are favored by 13 points and the game could easily blow out. The team may even choose to give Cook a rest if they build a sizeable lead. All that being said, keep him locked in as an RB1 in a very favorable matchup at home. He is also a sneaky large-field tournament option to consider in daily formats.--Kyle Ringstad - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 14:  vs. DET
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $9,200
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1 day agoSacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. He's been dealing with lower back soreness, so the team might give him the night off to rest. Yogi Ferrell would be asked to play heavy minutes without Joseph on the court. Ferrell would make an interesting DFS option if he's given heavy minutes.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   12/8 @ DAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,600
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