Week 14: NFL Regular Season | Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIDecember 14, 2009

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 13:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans scores on a 17-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against safety Deon Grant #27 and safety Jordan Babineaux #27 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 34-7.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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What a wild week it was for the start of the playoffs for many fantasy football leagues. Star players like Chris Johnson, Andre Johnson and Brandon Marshall all had fabulous days and carried teams to victory.

Below I have some observations from the 14th week of the regular season and how I see those points of interest playing out from a fantasy perspective.

2009 NFL Regular Season Week Fourteen


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Fantasy Football Regular Season Week Fourteen Notes

Brandon Marshall Breaks Record

The Broncos star receiver Brandon Marshall set an NFL record with 21 receptions in a single game. In the process of catching all those passes Marshall racked up 200 yards receiving and two touchdown catches.

In the end, Marshall's performance wasn't enough to help his team win, but it was a huge game for fantasy football. Especially PPR fantasy football leagues that give one point per reception.

This was the kind of performance that helped many fantasy football teams win in the first week of fantasy playoffs.

It is clear to see that Marshall will be just fine in Denver with Orton at quarterback and will no doubt be a top ten fantasy receiver going into next year.

Chris Johnson Fantasy Football MVP

There is just no doubt about it, Chris Johnson is the fantasy football MVP in all fantasy leagues this year and will be the top pick in all fantasy football leagues next year. This running back is by far the most dangerous player in all of fantasy football.

Johnson can score from anywhere on a football field and do it in the running game and the receiving game.

In this contest Johnson had one of his best games of the season as he had 117 yards on the ground with two rushing touchdowns. Johnson also had three receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown on the passing game.

This fabulous performance helped carry fantasy teams that may not be that great (besides having Johnson) win this week in fantasy football.

Look for Johnson to continue his great playing ways as we head down the final weeks of the fantasy season.

NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com