Fantasy Football: Week Fourteen Staff Must Start, Must Sit and Sleeper Picks

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J.T. McGrath

START: Andrew Luck, QB – Indianapolis Colts

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No-brainer call here; though it’s still worth a reminder that even against Cleveland’s 4th-ranked pass defense, on the road, Luck is matchup-proof. The guy is putting up a shade under 24 fantasy points (23.8) in standard ESPN leagues, which is over a full point per game more than the next guy in line.  There may not be a more reliable starting quarterback in all of fantasy football.

SIT: Denard Robinson, RB – Jacksonville Jaguars

An uber-popular waiver wire darling this season, Robinson lit up the scoreboard during weeks 7-10, scoring four touchdowns and breaking the century-mark in yardage twice during that span. But in his past two games, he’s averaged 2.8 YPC, with 69 total rushing yards and zero touchdowns. Now he gets to face MVP-hopeful J.J. Watt and a Houston defense that has allowed just 3.4 YPC over the past seven games and just two rushing scores in the past six.

SLEEPER: Jonathan Stewart, RB – Carolina Panthers

D-Willy has been all but officially ruled out, setting up J-Stew to handle the lion’s share of carries against a porous Saints’ run defense. Stewart has flashed his big playmaking ability that made him a high draft pick in the first place lately, and is quietly averaging the fifth-most yards after contact among all NFL backs. Feel free to deploy him as your RB2/FLEX player this weekend.