Fantasy Football: Week 14 NFL Player Breakdowns By Matchup

Keet Bailey@@KeetBaileyCorrespondent IIDecember 7, 2010

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It’s that time of the year for the majority of fantasy football players. That time is the fantasy football playoffs. This is where you need to have every possible point in order to win. There’s no more playing the guy in the league who checks his team once a month, and there’s no more guaranteed victories.

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Be sure to go through your entire roster and see what we think about your team’s players this week, as it’s crucial you make the most out of who you plug in this week.

NFL Soup’s Week 14 Player Breakdowns by fantasy matchup is presented here:

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans (Thursday Night)

Indianapolis Colts

QB Peyton Manning- Manning has struggled against 3-4 defenses. He gets a break against a Tennessee team that’s really struggling. *****

RB Joseph Addai- Don’t count on Addai returning on a short Week. *

RB Donald Brown- Brown really doesn’t do much. He’s a potential Flex option in very deep leagues. **

RB Mike Hart- Hart will sit in Week 14. *

RB Javarris James- James keeps getting red zone touches and touchdowns. There’s some value in touchdown only leagues. ***

WR Reggie Wayne- Keep plugging Wayne in. ****

WR Austin Collie- Collie will sit in Week 14. *

WR Pierre Garcon- Garcon is a Flex option at most. ***

WR Blair White- White has good Flex value with Collie out and in PPR. ***

TE Jacob Tamme- I’d keep plugging Tamme in. He’s going to score in Week 14. ****

Indianapolis Defense- I’m not crazy about starting the Colts defense any week. *

Key Note- Dallas Clark is out for the season with a wrist injury. Anthony Gonzalez was placed on the IR.

Tennessee Titans

QB Kerry Collins- I’d stay away from Collins. He’s still not 100 percent, but the matchup is favorable, and he’ll get Kenny Britt back. ***

RB Chris Johnson- Johnson has been nearly useless in his last two starts. He should rebound nicely here. ****

WR Randy Moss- I’d start benching Moss if you haven’t already. **

WR Kenny Britt- Give Britt a week to get in rhythm, but he’ll start in Week 14 most likely. **

WR Nate Washington- Washington makes for a solid Flex with Collins back. ***

TE Jared Cook- Cook is a solid option at TE in deeper PPR leagues. ***

Tennessee Defense- Stay away against an underachieving defense against the Colts. ***

Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

QB Aaron Rodgers- No reason to bench Aaron Rodgers against the Lions.  *****

RB Brandon Jackson- Jackson should be sat in non-PPR leagues. **

RB James Starks- Starks is a sleeper pickup this week, but the Lions rush defense isn’t terrible. ***

WR Greg Jennings- Jennings has continued to produce with Jermichael Finley out. No reason to sit here. ****

WR Donald Driver- I’d start plugging Driver in the Flex now that he’s back and 100 percent. ***

WR James Jones- With driver back, Jones has limited value. ***

TE Andrew Quarless- I’d pass on Quarless in any week. **

Green Bay Defense- The matchup doesn’t favor them, with Detroit finding ways to score. ***

Key Note- Jermichael Finley is out for the season with a torn meniscus. Ryan Grant is done for the season.

Detroit Lions

QB Shaun Hill- Hill will most likely sit out one more game. *

QB Drew Stanton- Stanton has limited QB2 value assuming he sits in Week 14. ***

RB Jahvid Best- I’d still keep Best benched. Although Week 13 was exciting for Best owners. **

RB Maurice Morris- Morris may see the goal line carries, but he’ll get shut down in terms of yardage. **

WR Calvin Johnson- Johnson still has value regardless of the quarterback. ****

WR Nate Burleson- I’d bench Burleson until Hill comes back. **

TE Brandon Pettigrew- Stanton likes his tight ends. Keep him in the lineup. ***

Detroit Defense- I’d stay away from Detroit’s defense in any week. *

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals

QB Carson Palmer- Palmer has minimal QB2 value this week. **

RB Cedric Benson- Just say no to RB’s against the Steelers. **

WR Chad Ochocinco- Ochocinco made a few plays in Week 13. I don’t see him having much value here.  **

WR Terrell Owens- Owens is worth a start almost every week. He’s finding ways to score. ****

WR Jordan Shipley- Shipley’s value lies in PPR leagues. **

TE Jermaine Gresham- Gresham is a inconsistent. There are better options. **

Cincinnati Defense- Cincinnati’s defense just isn’t playing well at all in 2010. *

Pittsburgh Steelers

QB Ben Roethlisberger- Ben won’t miss time with that hideous broken nose. He has a good matchup here. ****

RB Rashard Mendenhall- I like Mendenhall to repeat his success against the Bengals this week. ****

RB Mewelde Moore- Moore only really has value in very deep PPR leagues as a Flex. **

WR Hines Ward- I can see Ward rebounding this week. ****

WR Mike Wallace- No reason to stop plugging Wallace in. He’s a WR2 in many leagues. ****

WR Emmanuel Sanders- Sanders is worth a look in deep Flex leagues. **

TE Heath Miller- Miller could sit out in Week 14 with a concussion. Regardless, his value is limited. **

Pittsburgh Defense- There is no reason to bench Pittsburgh’s defense. They are just too good. *****

Cleveland Browns @ Buffalo Bills

Cleveland Browns

QB Jake Delhomme- Delhomme is back in action. His fantasy value is virtually non-existent. *

RB Peyton Hillis- Hillis should run wild against the Bills. *****

WR Mohamed Massaquoi- Mass is improving, but he’s too inconsistent to play in fantasy. *

WR Chansi Stuckey- Stuckey has just two receptions in his last two games. I’d pass going forward with Delhomme. **

WR Brian Robiskie- Robiskie finally caught a few passes. Don’t waste a roster spot on him though. *

TE Ben Watson- I’d start getting Watson in. He’s Cleveland’s most reliable pass catcher. ***

Cleveland Defense- The Bills can score points, and the Browns can’t tackle. **

Buffalo Bills

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick- Fitzpatrick is a middle-grade QB2 against the Browns. ***

RB C.J. Spiller- Spiller may see an increased workload. But it’s not enough for a fantasy start. **

RB Fred Jackson- I’d still keep Jackson in the Flex. He can get into the end zone. ****

WR Lee Evans- Evans is a mediocre Flex play at best. **

WR Steve Johnson- Johnson should have an above average game in Week 14. He’ll be covered by Joe Haden, however. ***

TE Shawn Nelson- Buffalo rarely targets tight ends. *

Buffalo Defense- No thanks to the Buffalo defense in any week. *

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Josh Freeman- He won’t light up the scoreboard, but the matchup is very favorable. ***

RB Carnell Williams- Williams is only valuable in PPR leagues as a Flex, being the third down back. **

RB LaGarette Blount- Blount surprised me in Week 13. I’d plug him in against a weak Redskin rush defense as well. ****

WR Mike Williams- He just continues to score. ****

WR Michael Spurlock- Inconsistent amount of catches makes me not want to roster him. *

WR Arrelious Benn- He’s seeing more targets, but temper your expectations. **

TE Kellen Winslow- Winslow just isn’t doing anything this season. I’d pass, although the matchup is favorable. **

Tampa Bay Defense- Tampa Bay could be a solid sleeper against the Redskins, but I wouldn’t take the risk. ***

Washington Redskins

QB Donovan McNabb- Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. Luckily, he gets a weaker secondary this week. I’ll still pass. **

RB Ryan Torain- Torain could play, but he won’t see many carries. *

RB Keiland Williams- Williams seems to be losing touches to James Davis. **

RB James Davis- Davis is seeing an increased workload. He could be a decent sleeper option. **

WR Santana Moss- This would be a good week to get Moss back in. ***

WR Anthony Armstrong- Armstrong has become a decent Flex option in deeper leagues. ***

TE Chris Cooley- Cooley isn’t bad start most weeks. He’ll continue to see receptions. ***

TE Fred Davis- Davis is emerging as a nice sleeper in fantasy as McNabb is finding him more. **

Washington Defense- I’ll pass on Washington’s defense. **

Key Note- Clinton Portis has been placed on the IR effective Week 12.

New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants

QB Eli Manning- Eli struggled in Week 13. He gets a favorable matchup here, though. ****

RB Ahmad Bradshaw- Bradshaw will continue to get touches and make plays despite not being the “starter”.  ****

RB Brandon Jacobs- Jacobs is now the “starter” and is a solid Flex option. ***

WR Steve Smith- Smith could play, but he won’t be at full speed. I’d pass this week. *

WR Hakeem Nicks- Nicks could come back this week, but keep an eye on the situation. *

WR Mario Manningham- Manningham hasn’t done much in the No. 1 role. Still, he’s worth a Flex start. ***

WR Derek Hagan- If Smith and Nicks still sit, Hagan isn’t a bad PPR option. **

TE Kevin Boss- Boss could have a better weak against a team struggling against Tight Ends. ***

New York Defense- I like the NYG defense this week. ****

Minnesota Vikings

QB Brett Favre- No thanks even if he does play. *

QB Tavaris Jackson- There’s a good chance Tavaris gets the start, but I’ll pass against one of the best pass rushing units in the NFL. **

RB Adrian Peterson- Keep plugging him in regardless. ****

RB Toby Gerhart- Gerhart may still get a few rushes a game. But he’s not worth a start being a backup just yet. **

WR Percy Harvin- Harvin should be back this week, although the matchup isn’t favorable. ***

WR Sidney Rice- Rice played very well in Harvin’s absence on Sunday. He’s a Flex play this week, however. ***

TE Visanthe Shiancoe- There’s limited value in Shiancoe. **

Minnesota Defense- I’ll pass against the Giants. **

Oakland Raiders @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Oakland Raiders

QB Jason Campbell- Campbell has a nice matchup, but he doesn’t make many big plays. **

RB Darren McFadden- I’ll take McFadden this week. He’s a solid play most weeks. ****

RB Michael Bush- Bush could be a decent Flex in deeper leagues. It’s tough to see how many carries he’ll get, however. ***

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey- DHB shouldn’t even be on your roster. *

WR Louis Murphy- He’s worth a Flex start in deeper PPR leagues. ***

WR Jacoby Ford- Keep playing Ford. He scored last week, but should rebound this week in terms of yards. ***

TE Zach Miller- It’s best to bench Miller while he’s struggling with injuries and lack of targets.  **

Oakland Defense- No thanks to Oakland in most weeks. **

Jacksonville Jaguars

QB David Garrard- Garrard just doesn’t put up the fantasy numbers you’d want out of a QB2, even.**

RB Maurice Jones-Drew- Keep plugging MJD in. ****

WR Mike Sims-Walker- I’d pass on MSW as long as he’s not 100 percent and still inconsistent. He should be back against Oakland. **

WR Mike Thomas- Thomas is a solid Flex play in PPR leagues. ***

TE Marcedes Lewis- The matchup is nice for Lewis, but Garrard will struggle. ***

Jacksonville Defense- Keep the Jags defense on the bench every week. *

Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons

QB Matt Ryan- No reason to bench Ryan against this defense. ****

RB Michael Turner- Turner should continue his roll this week. ****

RB Jason Snelling- It’s hard to start a guy who’s lucky to see 10 touches a game. **

WR Roddy White- White is the No.1 fantasy wideout. Keep him in every week. *****

WR Michael Jenkins- Jenkins is worth a Flex play in deeper leagues. He scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 13.  ***

TE Tony Gonzalez- Consistency issues and a new ankle injury tells me to sit Gonzalez going forward. **

Atlanta Defense- I like this defense against the Panthers. ***

Carolina Panthers

QB Jimmy Clausen- Pass. *

RB Jonathan Stewart- Stewart had another solid week, but this matchup is scary, although he will see probably 75 percent of the carries. ***

RB Mike Goodson- Goodson sprained his AC joint, and could be slowed down. With Stewart playing well, Goodson could lose a lot of touches. **

WR Steve Smith- Despite being targeted 10 times, Smith failed to produce anything better than Flex numbers. He hasn’t scored since Week 2. **

WR David Gettis- No thanks to Gettis.. **

TE Jeff King- Jeff King has almost no fantasy value. *

Carolina Defense- There’s never a reason to start the Panthers defense. *

Key note: DeAngelo Williams went on the IR in Week 11.

Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals

Denver Broncos

QB Kyle Orton- Orton will rebound against this struggling defense.  ****

RB Knowshon Moreno- Moreno is hot, and continues to produce. ****

WR Brandon Lloyd- Lloyd should also rebound in Week 14. ****

WR Jabar Gaffney- Gaffney is one of the top red zone targets in the league. However, he’s a Flex in deeper leagues at best. ***

WR Eddie Royal- Inconsistency makes him a limited option in fantasy football. **

TE Daniel Graham- Graham still isn’t worth a look in any format. *

Broncos Defense- I’d bench the Denver defense every week, although they should be able to make a few plays against such a weak offense. *

Arizona Cardinals

QB Derek Anderson/Max Hall/John Skelton- Just say no to whoever lines up behind center for the Cardinals. John Skelton may get the start, however. *

RB Beanie Wells- Wells isn’t worth a start until he can produce a bit. **

RB Tim Hightower- Hightower’s touches make him a Flex play at the most. ***

WR Larry Fitzgerald- Keep faith in Fitzgerald. He’ll find ways to produce.  ****

WR Steve Breaston- Breaston is a nice Flex player, but the QB play is scary. ***

WR Andre Roberts- Roberts is making a few catches here and there, but he’s not worth much in fantasy. **

TE Ben Patrick- I’m not sure why I even let Patrick in this article.

Arizona Defense- No reason to start Arizona’s defense in any week.  *

Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs

QB Matt Cassel- Cassel didn’t put up big numbers in Week 13, and this matchup isn’t the greatest. He’s a low end QB1 at most this week. ***

RB Jamaal Charles- Charles should still produce on the ground despite the matchup. ****

RB Thomas Jones- Jones is a risky play this week, but he can produce on the ground and in the air. Decent Flex play. ***

WR Dwayne Bowe- Bowe’s seven game touchdown streak is over. He didn’t even record a catch on Sunday. However, I’d keep him in. ****

WR Chris Chambers- I’d pass on the inconsistent Chambers. *

TE Tony Moeaki- Moeaki could see an increased role with teams focusing on Bowe. But it’s still a risk. **

Kansas City Defense- Kansas City played well in Week 13, but they get a tough matchup in Week 14. ***

San Diego Chargers

QB Philip Rivers- Rivers didn’t have the game I thought he would, but he’s still a safe play in Week 14. *****

RB Ryan Mathews- Mathews should still be benched, although he could have an increased workload this week. **

RB Mike Tolbert- Tolbert will keep seeing the carries, and has a good chance in the red zone. ***

WR Malcolm Floyd- I like Floyd to have a solid game in Week 14. I’m sticking with him.  ****

WR Vincent Jackson- Jackson may not play in Week 14 either, but if he does, I’d wait before starting him. *

WR Legedu Naanee- Naanee may sit out in Week 14. *

WR Patrick Crayton- Crayton will most likely miss Week 14. *

WR Seyi Ajirotutu- If Naanee does sit, Tutu could be a solid Flex option. ***

TE Antonio Gates- Gates is back. Keep him in. *****

San Diego Defense- I’d take a chance on SD’s defense here. ***

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

QB Matt Hasselbeck- Inconsistent play by Hasselbeck makes him a scary option in any week. He could be solid in Week 14, however. ***

RB Marshawn Lynch- Lynch exploded with three rush touchdowns. Don’t look for a repeat performance, however. **

RB Justin Forsett- Forsett has great ability, but doesn’t get the touches that he deserves. **

WR Mike Williams- Williams just can’t stay healthy. Stay away here. *

WR Deon Butler- Butler doesn’t have a lot of value in fantasy, except maybe in a deep PPR league. **

WR Ben Obomanu- If Williams sits, Obomanu could have another big day. He’s worth a Flex start if you’re a risk taker. ***

WR Brandon Stokley- Stokley could be a decent PPR option in very deep leagues. ***

TE Jon Carlson- Carlson is just not a reliable fantasy option. *

Seattle Defense- No thanks to Seattle’s defense going forward. *

San Francisco 49ers

QB Alex Smith- Smith gets the start over Smith. Both are weak options in fantasy. **

RB  Brian Westbrook- Westbrook was shut down in Week 13. He should fare much better against the Seahawks. ***

RB Anthony Dixon- Dixon will be more of a goal line back with Frank Gore done for the season. There’s limited value here. **

WR Michael Crabtree- Crabtree makes for a decent Flex play with a downfield passer like Troy Smith. ***

WR Josh Morgan- He didn’t record a single reception on Sunday. Morgan isn’t getting enough receptions to warrant a fantasy start. **

TE Vernon Davis- Davis has been getting inconsistent receptions from Troy Smith. But this matchup is very favorable. ***

San Francisco Defense- This could be a decent start, but they are just so inconsistent. *

Key Note- Frank Gore has been placed on IR, effective Week 13.

New England Patriots @ Chicago Bears

New England Patriots

QB Tom Brady- Brady has been on a tear in his last four weeks. ****

RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis- Keep the Law Firm in as a Flex if you can, he continues to score touchdowns. ***

RB/WR Danny Woodhead- Woodhead see’s a good amount of touches. Not a bad Flex option in deeper leagues. ***

WR Deion Branch- I’d keep Branch in the Flex this week. ***

WR Wes Welker- Wes Welker seems to be back. Get him in. ***

WR Brandon Tate- I’d keep Tate on the bench until he sees more targets.  **

TE Rob Gronkowski- Gronk seems to be the #1 tight end in New England right now. Get him in, despite not scoring in Week 13 against the Jets. ***

TE Aaron Hernandez- Hernandez was in a significantly bigger number of offensive snaps this week, and recorded a touchdown. It’s hard picking between which NE tight end to start.  ***

Patriots Defense- I like this defense going forward. They are playing very well. ***

Chicago Bears

QB Jay Cutler- Cutler’s inconsistency continues. This matchup doesn’t help him. ***

RB Matt Forte- Keep Forte plugged in. He won’t rush for a lot of yardage, but he’ll be a factor in the passing game. ***

RB Chester Taylor- Taylor scored his second touchdown of the season. He’s still limited in terms of overall value. **

WR Devin Hester- Just say no to Hester. *

WR Johnny Knox- Knox maintains a nice Flex play in all leagues. ***

WR Earl Bennett- Bennett seems to be making more plays with Hester struggling. Solid Flex play in most leagues going forward. ***

TE Greg Olsen- I’ll pass on Olsen this week. **

Chicago Defense- No thanks against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense who just embarrassed the Jets. **

St. Louis Rams @ New Orleans Saints

St. Louis Rams

QB Sam Bradford- This would be a good week to bench Bradford. ***

RB Steven Jackson- Keep playing Jackson. He’s finding ways to produce. ****

WR Danny Amendola- I’d stick with Amendola in PPR leagues. But he won’t get a ton of yardage. ***

WR Brandon Gibson- Gibson still has deep league Flex value. ***

WR Laurent Robinson- Robinson is starting to see more consistent targets. Deep Flex player at the very most. **

TE Billy Bajema- Bajema has red zone potential, but that’s about it. **

St. Louis Defense- I’m going to pass against Drew Brees and the Saints. **

New Orleans Saints

QB Drew Brees- Brees continues to be a great start. ****

RB Pierre Thomas- Thomas should return to action on Sunday, however, with Ivory playing well, his production will be limited. **

RB Reggie Bush- Bush was never valuable in fantasy as it is. I don’t see that changing. *

RB Chris Ivory- Ivory keeps producing. He’s a solid Flex start this week. ***

WR Marques Colston- Keep Colston in your WR2 spot at the least. ****

WR Lance Moore- I’d keep Lance in the Flex in PPR at the least. ***

WR Devery Henderson- Henderson finally made a few plays. The inconsistency is scary. **

WR Robert Meachem- Meachem is frustrating. One week he can score two touchdowns, the next he’ll be invisible. Start at your own risk. **

TE Jeremy Shockey- Jimmy Graham seems to be stealing the spotlight. I’ll pass on Shockey. **

TE Jimmy Graham- Graham is making a few plays here and there. Not a bad sleeper if you’re desperate for a TE. ***

New Orleans- I like the start this week, but you can’t sleep on an improving Sam Bradford. ***

Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets

Miami Dolphins

QB Chad Henne- Henne was productive earlier this year against the Jets, but he’s a bit of a risky start. ***

RB Ronnie Brown- Stay away from both Dolphin RB’s this week. **

RB Ricky Williams- See: Ronnie Brown. **

WR Brandon Marshall- Marshall should be back in action, and could be a solid start. It’s all dependent on how well Chad Henne plays. ***

WR Davone Bess- Bess is still a PPR demon. ***

WR Brian Hartline- I like Hartline in PPR leagues, especially. He’s making plays, but be cautious with his finger injury. ***

TE Anthony Fasano- Fasano could score this week as well. But he’s a risky play. **

Miami Defense- I’ll pass on Miami’s defense against the Jets who will be head hunting after being embarrassed on Monday Night. **

New York Jets

QB Mark Sanchez- Sanchez should rebound this week as a middle grade QB2, he’s struggling a bit, however. ***

RB Shonn Greene- I’d stick Greene in the Flex. ***

RB LaDainian Tomlinson- Tomlinson is a Flex play at the most. ***

Santonio Holmes- Holmes is still a great option weekly. ****

WR Braylon Edwards- Edwards is still just a Flex play at the most.  ***

WR Jerricho Cotchery- I’ll pass on Cotchery this week. *

TE Dustin Keller- Keller made a few nice catches, but his value remains limited with Holmes in the lineup. **

New York Defense- Give me the Jets defense to rebound against Miami this week. ****

Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys (Sunday Night)

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Michael Vick- I’d keep plugging Vick in weekly. ****

RB LeSean McCoy- There’s just no reason to sit LeSean McCoy. ****

WR DeSean Jackson- Jackson should get back into making plays this week. ****

WR Jeremy Maclin- Maclin should be started as a WR2 at most every week. ****

WR Jason Avant- Avant catches almost everything, but isn’t targeted heavily. ***

TE Brent Celek- There was a Celek sighting last Thursday. But it was against a very bad Texans secondary. Don’t expect much going forward. **

Philadelphia Defense- Their defense can make plays, but they are too inconsistent and the Cowboys are hot offensively. ***

Dallas Cowboys

QB Jon Kitna- Kitna is making a case as a solid QB2, and this matchup isn’t terrible. ***

RB Felix Jones- He’s finally producing both in the air and a bit on the ground. Still just a Flex option at most. ***

RB Marion Barber- Barber should sit out in Week 14 as well. No reason to rush him with Choice and Felix Jones playing well. *

RB Tashard Choice- Choice could end up being a solid Flex start if he continues to see carries and producing like he did against the Colts. But the Eagles rush defense is much better than Indianapolis’. ***

WR Miles Austin- Without Dez Bryant, Austin will be targeted more and more. ****

WR Roy E. Williams- With Dez Bryant done for the season, Williams will see an increased role, but he’s still most likely going to be inconsistent. Keep an eye out though. **

TE Jason Witten- Witten will maintain a solid fantasy option, especially with Dez Bryant out. ****

Dallas Defense- Dallas just gives up way too many points. **

Key note- Dez Bryant is headed for the IR with a fractured right fibula.

Baltimore Ravens @ Houston Texans (Monday Night)

Baltimore Ravens

QB Joe Flacco- The matchup is excellent. Flacco is a low end QB1 this week. ****

RB Ray Rice- Get Rice in against the Texans. ****

RB Willis McGahee- He’s terribly inconsistent. No thanks. *

WR Anquan Boldin- Boldin is an excellent start against a weak secondary. ****

WR Derrick Mason- I’d get Mason in the Flex in Week 14. ***

WR TJ Houshmandzadeh- He just doesn’t play a big enough role in the Baltimore offense to start in fantasy. **

TE Todd Heap- Look for Heap to sit out in Week 14 with a hamstring injury. *

TE Ed Dickson- Dickson should get the start over Heap, and could have a solid game. He’s a big sleeper for Week 14. ***

Baltimore Defense- Their defense has been inconsistent, and the Texans know how to score points. This is a bit of a risky play. ***

Houston Texans

QB Matt Schaub- Schaub will continue to air it out. He won’t have a huge game, but is a low end QB1 this week. ***

RB Arian Foster- The Ravens can be run on. Thanks for teaching us that, Peyton Hillis. ****

WR Andre Johnson- Johnson maintains excellent fantasy value. ****

WR Kevin Walter- Inconsistency tells me to stay away from Walter. **

WR Jacoby Jones- Jones scored his second touchdown of the season. He’s still not worth much in fantasy. *

TE Owen Daniels- I’d pass on Daniels the rest of the season, unless he magically becomes 100 percent, which won’t happen. *

TE Joel Dreessen- Dreessen is a nice option when Daniels sits out, especially in PPR. ***

Texans Defense- I can’t start this defense so long as they continue to give up touchdown after touchdown. *

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