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We'll be missing Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton, DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor on byes for Week 14. Mike Williams is also expected to be out this week and maybe next on the COVID list. At the deepest position in Fantasy, however, most of us can avoid getting burned too badly on such a key week.

Jamey Eisenberg has his Start and Sit calls for WR below. His Waiver Wire column also can direct you to the best options who may be available in your leagues.  Also check out Heath Cummings' Week 14 Wide Receiver Preview for much more.  

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Wide Receiver
Start 'Em
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BAL Baltimore • #5
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
11th
PROJ PTS
13.3
WR RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
65
TAR
99
REYDS
825
TD
6
FPTS/G
16.7
Brown has gone four games in a row without a touchdown, and he's been held to 55 receiving yards or less in three games in a row. He's due for a big outing, and he's still getting at least seven targets a week during his slump, which is encouraging. You should continue to start him in all leagues, and hopefully he'll break out against the Browns. Against Cleveland in Week 12, Brown had 10 targets and eight catches, but he only managed 51 receiving yards. I'll take my chances with Brown getting 10 targets and eight catches most weeks because big production should follow, so hopefully the targets and receptions stay the same in the rematch in Week 14.
CAR Carolina • #2
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL CAR -2.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
26th
PROJ PTS
17.4
WR RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
66
TAR
112
REYDS
854
TD
4
FPTS/G
14.8
Moore is averaging 15.0 PPR points per game in two starts with Cam Newton, and now Moore is the best player for the Panthers with Christian McCaffrey (ankle) out. He had 10 targets at Miami in Week 12, and it would be great if he gets double digits in targets on a weekly basis. He has six games this season with at least 10 targets, and he scored at least 13 PPR points in five of those outings. Now, he was held to just nine PPR points at Atlanta in Week 8 on four catches for 59 yards on eight targets, but I expect him to improve with Newton under center for the rematch.
CLE Cleveland • #80
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL CLE -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
14th
PROJ PTS
11.9
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
52
REYDS
356
TD
2
FPTS/G
10
Landry's best game of the season came in Week 12 at Baltimore with six catches for 111 yards on 10 targets, and hopefully that's a sign of things to come. The Ravens also just lost top cornerback Marlon Humphrey (chest) for the season, so Baltimore's secondary is in rough shape. Landry has 18 targets in his past two outings, and he's averaging 14.0 PPR points over that span. He has the chance to finish the season strong and is worth starting in all leagues in Week 14. I also like Donovan Peoples-Jones as a sleeper this week, and you can use him as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in most formats.
DAL Dallas • #19
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS DAL -4 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
29th
PROJ PTS
13.9
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
46
TAR
67
REYDS
624
TD
5
FPTS/G
13.8
Cooper struggled last week against the Saints with just two catches for 41 yards on two targets. He was dealing with an illness after missing two games because he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. But he's had extra time to rest since the Saints game was Thursday night, and he has a solid history against Washington. In his past five games against Washington, Cooper has scored at least 13 PPR points in each outing, with four touchdowns over that span. Last year, in two meetings with Washington, Cooper had 13 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown. I'm back to trusting Cooper as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
ATL Atlanta • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR CAR -2.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
REC
38
TAR
53
REYDS
400
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.8
Gage has stepped up in place of Calvin Ridley (personal) as the lead receiver in Atlanta, and he's playing well coming into Week 14 against Carolina. He's scored at least 18 PPR points in two games in a row against Jacksonville and Tampa Bay with 19 targets, 17 catches, 192 yards and a touchdown over that span. He's also scored at least 12 PPR points in four of his past seven outings, and hopefully he can stay productive against Carolina in Week 14. Now, Gage was shut out in Week 8 against the Panthers with no targets, but that was the first game without Ridley. Things have changed for Gage since then, and he has at least seven targets in three games in a row. I like him as a borderline No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR.
Sleepers
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TEN Tennessee • #2
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC TEN -8.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
13.1
WR RNK
43rd
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
31
REYDS
336
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.1
Jones is expected to return to action this week after being out since Week 9 with a hamstring injury, and hopefully the best of Jones is yet to come. He's been a disappointment this season, scoring more than eight PPR points just once with no touchdowns, but I'm hoping that he can finish strong, especially with A.J. Brown (chest) out for two more games. Jones should get the majority of targets from Ryan Tannehill, and Jones is worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues for Week 14 against Jacksonville if he plays.
MIN Minnesota • #17
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT MIN -3 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
10
WR RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
REC
35
TAR
54
REYDS
412
TD
3
FPTS/G
7.9
Osborn has a big opportunity in front of him with Adam Thielen (ankle) banged up, and hopefully he can take advantage of it against the Steelers on Thursday night. If Thielen is out, Osborn should see a bump in targets, making him a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. He has five games this season with at least six targets, and Osborn has scored at least 14 PPR points in four of them. If Thielen is out as expected then you should be excited to start Osborn this week.
LAR L.A. Rams • #12
Age: 25 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
10th
PROJ PTS
11
WR RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
REC
39
TAR
70
REYDS
621
TD
5
FPTS/G
10.9
Jefferson and Odell Beckham are both worth using this week as No. 3 Fantasy receivers. Like last week, I like Jefferson slightly better than Beckham, but Matthew Stafford should lean on both guys in what's expected to be a high-scoring game with the Cardinals (the over/under is 52 points). Jefferson has 17 targets in his past two games for nine catches, 134 yards and two touchdowns, and Beckham has 15 targets for seven catches, 109 yards and two touchdowns over that span.
GB Green Bay • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI GB -12.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
18th
PROJ PTS
8.9
WR RNK
37th
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
39
REYDS
309
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.6
Valdes-Scantling will hopefully continue to stay involved in the offense coming off his bye in Week 13. He has 19 targets in his past two games against Minnesota and the Rams, and he did well against the Vikings with four catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in Week 11. He's never going to be a high-volume catch guy, but he does have game-winning upside for Fantasy managers. He's worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues for Week 14 against Chicago.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -5.5 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
8.9
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
42
TAR
56
REYDS
372
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.4
Corey Davis (groin) is out, and Elijah Moore (quad) is banged up. We hope Moore is able to play, and he's become a must-start Fantasy receiver in all leagues when healthy. But if Moore is out then Crowder should see plenty of targets from Zach Wilson. Even if Moore plays, Crowder should be heavily involved since Davis is out. He just had six targets in Week 13 against the Eagles and finished with four catches for 62 yards. I would expect a little better production from him this week against the Saints, who are No. 5 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers.
Sit 'Em
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DAL Dallas • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS DAL -4 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
29th
PROJ PTS
10.6
WR RNK
34th
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
39
REYDS
264
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.9
Gallup has been great for the past two games, averaging 14.5 PPR points per game against the Raiders and Saints. He has three games in a row with at least eight targets, but I'm afraid his production is about to decline. Most of his stats over the past three games have come with CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper missing time, but both should be at full strength now. Gallup can still be productive, but he's only gone over 44 receiving yards once in his past three outings, which was the game where Lamb and Cooper were both out against the Raiders in Week 12. Gallup is a boom-or-bust No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues in Week 14.
BUF Buffalo • #1
Age: 34 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -3.5 O/U 53.5
OPP VS WR
16th
PROJ PTS
8.9
WR RNK
48th
YTD Stats
REC
39
TAR
67
REYDS
581
TD
4
FPTS/G
10.4
Sanders hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 5, and he's scored 10 PPR points or less in six games in a row, with five of those outings at six PPR points or fewer. Even though the Bills should be throwing a lot in Week 14 at Tampa Bay, I'm nervous for Sanders and Cole Beasley, who hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 6 and has combined for just 20 PPR points in his past five games. This game should be all about Stefon Diggs and Dawson Knox, with Sanders, Beasley and potentially Gabriel Davis getting sprinkled into the action based on their recent production. Sanders and Beasley are only worth starting in deeper leagues.
ARI Arizona • #18
Age: 33 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR ARI -2.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
20th
PROJ PTS
8.6
WR RNK
47th
YTD Stats
REC
35
TAR
56
REYDS
552
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.8
Green had a solid game against the Rams in Week 4 with five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown on six targets, but he's struggled since then. Part of it has been Kyler Murray missing three games with an ankle injury, but Green has one touchdown since Week 4 and four games with nine PPR points or less in his past seven outings. There are plenty of mouths to feed in Arizona, and Green could continue to be left out. He's only worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues.
DEN Denver • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET DEN -7.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
15th
PROJ PTS
11.1
WR RNK
46th
YTD Stats
REC
47
TAR
76
REYDS
649
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.5
Another week, another bad performance for Sutton with Jerry Jeudy on the field in Week 13 at Kansas City when he had two catches for 15 yards on six targets. Sutton has now combined for 19 PPR points in his past five games, and he can't be trusted in Denver's run-first offense. It's a favorable matchup for him against the Lions, but Sutton has been at six targets, two catches and 40 yards or less in five games in a row, with no touchdowns over that span. It's time to look elsewhere if you're still starting him.
Bust Alert
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HOU Houston • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA SEA -7.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
9th
PROJ PTS
12.7
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
65
TAR
98
REYDS
742
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.3
Cooks has been struggling lately, and it's hard to consider him a must-start Fantasy receiver heading into Week 14 against the Seahawks. He has one touchdown in his past four games and has been held to 45 yards or less in three games in a row. He also has six targets or less in three games in a row. Davis Mills could take over for Tyrod Taylor (wrist) this week, which could help Cooks. But Seattle has been great against opposing receivers all season, allowing just seven touchdowns to the position and no scores in the past four games. Cooks should be considered just a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues.

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