Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings: Projecting the Week's Biggest Studs

Ryan BothmannSenior Analyst IIDecember 7, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 02:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The playoffs are finally upon us for most fantasy football leagues. Hopefully you all had an outstanding regular season and are ready to bring home a championship. To do that though, you will need to be researching all week to find all the best matchups.

Here are three plays bound to have massive weeks.


Tom Brady

If Tom Brady is your starting quarterback, then you are in luck. The Houston Texans' secondary is depleted, the defense has been struggling and the game is on Monday Night Football. All three of these things add up and equal a big night for Brady.

Brady has had at least a 60 percent completion percentage in every game this year, he has 3,537 yards passing on the year and he has 25 touchdowns. Brady has been a fantasy stud all season long, and with a great matchup for him this week, we should not expect anything else.

If you have Brady this week, you are in luck. If your opponent has him, well, my condolences to you, because your season is likely going to be over very soon.


Victor Cruz

The New Orleans Saints defense could not be much worse then what it is right now. This week it will get torched by the passing attack of the New York Giants, and that means a big game for New York wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Cruz has only scored one touchdown over the past five games, but he did have a nice 104-yard receiving game against the Redskins this week.

Expect another 100-yard outing from Cruz this week, and do not be surprised to see him doing his trademark salsa dance in the end zone a couple times on Sunday.


Seattle Defense

If there is one defense that is expected to have a big day on Sunday, it is the Seahawks. Seattle is 5-0 at home this season, and with the Arizona Cardinals traveling into town this weekend, Seattle does not really have to face a very potent offense.

Arizona started off the season with a hot 4-0 start, but it has lost eight straight since then. Last week Arizona only mustered up six points against the New York Jets, and they have been terrible offensively for a vast majority of the season.

With Seattle playing so well at home and the Cardinals struggling so much, do not be surprised if this turns into a landslide for the home team.