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His matchup Week 14 at Washington would seemingly set him up for more. After all, the Redskins rank 27th against the pass, allowing 265.3 yards per game, and have surrendered the 13th-most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season. But keep in mind the Chiefs threw the ball as much the last three weeks as they've done all season, having to keep pace with the numbers Peyton Manning (twice) and Philip Rivers were putting up. They prefer to win with defense, and this matchup gives them a chance to get back to doing that.
Which would only cut into Bowe's modest production. Simply because he's the team's preferred receiving option, he's a good bet for 50 yards no matter how the game unfolds, but expecting him to take a step forward would be unwise. Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura all rank Bowe outside of their top 24 wide receivers for this week despite the favorable matchup.
With multiple touchdown passes in three straight games,
The Redskins rank 27th against the pass, allowing 265.3 yards per game. They've allowed the third-highest quarterback rating and surrendered the fifth-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Of course, part of the reason for Smith's increased production over the last three weeks is because he needed to throw to keep up with the points that Peyton Manning (twice) and Philip Rivers were putting up. The Redskins, at least at first glance, don't pose the same threat. If they don't score, most likely neither does Smith.
So even though he's on a roll and has a favorable matchup, the Chiefs' preference to win with defense makes Smith a risky start this week. Dave Richard, Jamey Eisenberg and Nathan Zegura all rank him among their top 12 quarterbacks for this week, but you might be better off going with a Philip Rivers or Matt Ryan type.
With 90-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games and three of his last four,
The Redskins rank an unremarkable 14th against the run, allowing 108.8 yards per game, but they've surrendered a league-leading 17 touchdowns on the ground. And as a result, they've given up the fourth-most Fantasy points to running backs this season.
Granted, they haven't allowed a 90-yard rusher since Week 7 against the Bears, but of course, for Charles, it's not all about the rushing yards. He's third among running backs in receiving yards with 452.
Between the two, he should get enough yardage to go along with however many touchdowns he scores. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard certainly expect a big performance. They rank Charles No. 1 among running backs for Week 14.
Aldridge set season highs for shots made and shots attempted as he led his team to victory, adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 38 minutes of action.
It was Durant's highest point total in seven games, but his seven rebounds ends a streak of four straight double-doubles that also included one triple-double. He also had two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes of action.