Happy Wednesday! Week 14 is done and the unseasonably warm weather made the games a lot better! Week 15 will surely be interesting, especially since there has been some late breaking news in the RB position.
BREAKING SPORTS ALERT: Fantasy owners, as of yesterday, LeGarrette Blount, running back for the New England Patriots, is out for the rest of the season with an injury.
But let’s focus on week 14. Here are the two players that exceeded their playing:
Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina Panthers: 2 Receptions, 120 Yards, 2 TDs; ESPN Score: 24
The Carolina Panthers are on a hot streak that hasn’t been seen since the 2007 Patriots. Ginn Jr. made a strong impact this past Sunday by scoring twice with the 2 receptions he had. This type of efficiency isn’t usual in the NFL, but with the high power run offense, nothing seems impossible. Look to pick up Ginn Jr. during waivers this week.
RB Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins: 12 Rushes, 89 Yards, 2 TDs; ESPN Score: 20
The Dolphins had a tough time trying to outperform the Giants during Monday night’s game in Miami. Although they lost by a touchdown, Miller did the best he could to make sure his team was still in the game, scoring 2 rushing TDs.
Here are two players that underperformed:
RB T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars: 11 Rushes, 62 Yards, 0 TD; ESPN Score: 6
Many fantasy owners have been struggling to keep consistent RB in the lineup this season. With the amount of injuries surrounding these star backs and the lack of efficiency from up and coming RBs, it’s hard to place anyone valuable in the position. Yeldon, one of the up and coming RBs for the league, failed to make plays on Sunday. I would still start him especially if you’re weak in the position.
QB Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers: 24/43, 263 Yards, 0 TD, 1 INT; ESPN Score: 8
Rivers had another tough outing against the Chiefs on Sunday. He and the offense have been on a cold streak when it comes to scoring. They are hoping to improve in the running game so that Rivers can do what he’s comfortable doing — slinging the ball to open receivers.
Here is someone to look out for in Week 15:
RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
Gurley has been a solid first round pick for the Rams, and a strong back for fantasy owners. He’s consistently been performing at a high level and looks to only get better week to week. I’d try to pick him up from owners who don’t plan to make the playoffs, if that’s the case in your league.
Here is someone you should sit for week 15:
QB Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The playoffs are coming and it’s the time to choose the best team and get rid of players who won’t be efficient. Although Winston has had a strong rookie year, I wouldn’t trust him to be a starting QB for fantasy owners. He’s having a great rookie year, but if you’re looking to win your league, I’d trade for another starter if Winston is your starter currently.
Good luck to everyone for week 15 and especially to those in the playoffs in their respective leagues!