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

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Connor Wilcoxen

START: Le’Veon Bell, RB – Pittsburgh Steelers

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Le’Veon Bell has the second most rushing yards in the entire league, and he is only behind DeMarco Murray who is having the best season of his entire life. The only problem Bell has is scoring touchdowns, so far this season he only has three. However, that trend has changed for the better over the past two games. In those games, Bell rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns on 54 carries. I believe he will have another huge game this week because the Steelers need to win if they want to make the playoffs. Bell will be the key for the Steelers to be victorious this week against the Bengals, so if he wants to make it to the playoffs, then he will give everything he’s got this week. Bell is not a risk, he will get you ten points, but I believe this week could be his best game of the season.

SIT: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB – Houston Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s game last week was a fluke, period. Without last week’s game against the Tennessee Titans, Fitzpatrick’s stats for the season are 2,676 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Those are subpar stats for any starting quarterback, and not the kind of numbers fantasy owners want from their quarterback, especially during the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Do not start Fitzpatrick on your fantasy team, he is a big risk and he will not throw six touchdown passes again. Fitzpatrick is not the quarterback you want leading your team through the fantasy playoffs.

SLEEPER: C.J. Anderson, RB – Denver Broncos

C.J. Anderson has had two big games over the past two weeks, and I believe he will have another good performance this Sunday. It seems that all Anderson needed was to get some carries so he could prove himself. In the past two games, Anderson had 59 rushing attempts, 335 rushing yards, and 1 touchdown. He will continue to get carries this week with injuries sidelining Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, which means his stats should continue to be good. One problem for Anderson is that the Broncos play one of the top three defenses in the league, the Buffalo Bills. If you need a running back for the playoffs this week, start C.J. Anderson. It may be a risk, but I bet it will pay off.