Week 14 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections: Russell Wilson Checking In As QB1

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 14, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 13 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week 14.


Week 14 Quarterback Rankings

Week 14 Ranking Player Week 14 Opponent Week 14 Projection
1 Russell Wilson @LAR 25.9
2 Aaron Rodgers WAS 24.6
3 Patrick Mahomes @NE 23.1
4 Carson Wentz NYG 22.4
5 Matt Ryan CAR 22.2
6 Lamar Jackson @BUF 22.1
7 Deshaun Watson DEN 21.1
8 Jared Goff SEA 20.9
9 Ryan Fitzpatrick @NYJ 20.5
10 Kirk Cousins DET 20.4
11 Dak Prescott @CHI 20.1
12 Jameis Winston IND 20.0
13 Drew Brees SF 19.7
14 Sam Darnold MIA 19.6
15 Josh Allen BAL 19.4
16 Jacoby Brissett @TB 19.3
17 Kyle Allen @ATL 19.1
18 Baker Mayfield CIN 18.9
19 Tom Brady KC 18.6
20 Philip Rivers @JAX 18.5
21 Ryan Tannehill @OAK 18.3
22 Jimmy Garropolo @NO 17.7
23 Kyler Murray PIT 16.5
24 Mitch Trubisky DAL 15.6
25 Drew Lock @HOU 15.4
26 Andy Dalton @CLE 15.3
27 Gardner Minshew LAC 15.1
28 Derek Carr TEN 14.9
29 Daniel Jones @PHI 14.7
30 Dwane Haskins @GB 13.4

Russell WilsonThe Rams rank 20th against the pass, and Russell Wilson steps in as the number one quarterback for Week 14. These games have been high scoring of late, and because of the other quarterbacks in tough spots this week, Wilson checks in at number one. Aaron Rodgers going up against the Redskins is a plus matchup, and we have seen Rodgers rip apart some of the lesser defenses, but struggle against better ones. There are a few quarterbacks that are not huge fantasy assets that do have good matchups this week. Drew Lock was not afraid to air out in the win of Los Angeles, and they will face a Houston secondary that continues to struggle, and is allowing the 5th most fantasy points per game. Sam Darnold and Ryan Fitzpatrick squaring off against each other this week. Both secondaries are easily exploitable, so they get a bump for me.

Week 14 Running Backs Rankings

Week 14 Ranking Player Week 14 Opponent Week 14 Projection
1 Christian McCaffrey @ATL 25.6
2 Dalvin Cook DET 23.1
3 Nick Chubb CIN 21.9
4 Derrick Henry @OAK 20.5
5 Ezekiel Elliott @CHI 19.6
6 Todd Gurley SEA 18.5
7 Melvin Gordon @JAX 18.2
8 Mark Ingram @BUF 16.2
9 Le’Veon Bell MIA 15.6
10 Aaron Jones WAS 14.9
11 Leonard Fournette LAC 14.5
15 Miles Sanders NYG 14.5
12 Saquon Barkley @PHI 14.3
13 Devonta Freeman CAR 13.9
14 Josh Jacobs TEN 13.8
16 Chris Carson @LAR 13.5
17 Austin Ekeler @JAX 13.4
18 Benny Snell @ARI 13.2
19 Devin Singletary BAL 13.1
20 Joe Mixon @CLE 12.9
21 Sony Michel KC 12.8
22 David Montgomery DAL 12.5
23 Derrius Guice @GB 12.2
24 Phillip Lindsay @HOU 12.1
25 Duke Johnson DEN 11.9
26 James White KC 11.8
27 Raheem Mostert @NO 11.5
28 Ronald Jones II IND 11.3
29 Kareem Hunt CIN 11.2
30 Jamaal Williams WAS 11.1
31 Tevin Coleman @NO 10.8
32 Kenyan Drake PIT 10.4
33 Adrian Peterson @GB 10.1
34 LeSean McCoy @NE 9.9
35 Carlos Hyde DEN 9.6
36 Darwin Thompson @NE 9.5
37 Tarik Cohen DAL 9.3
38 Nyheim Hines @TB 9.1
39 Peyton Barber IND 8.7
40 Patrick Laird @NYJ 8.3
41 Jordan Wilkins @TB 8.1
42 Bo Scarbrough @MIN 7.7
43 Royce Freeman @HOU 7.3
44 Rashaad Penny @LAR 5.4
45 Jaylen Samuels @ARI 4.8
46 Jonathan Williams @TB 4.2
47 David Johnson PIT 3.4

dalvin cookDerrick Henry continues to roll, and enters the week as the fourth projected back. Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, and Christian McCaffrey are ahead of him. Oakland’s run defense has slipped over the second half of the season, and Tennessee will continue to keep giving him the rock. Dalvin Cook is in a prime spot to be the RB1 one this week. Detroit has allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season. This is also a spot where the Vikings can control this game with ease. He may not see a full dose of touches because of this, but efficiency should get him there. Chubb gets the Bengals, who have allowed the 7th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. This is a great spot for both him and Kareem Hunt, although Hunt’s value is more in PPR leagues. The Chiefs and Panthers both are allowing the most fantasy points per game to running backs this season. Sony Michel is an interesting option this week who could thrive, and Devonta Freeman gets a bump in comparison to prior weeks.

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Week 14 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 14 Ranking Player Week 14 Opponent Week 14 Projection
1 Mike Evans IND 24.8
2 Michael Thomas SF 22.4
3 Davante Adams WAS 20.1
4 DeAndre Hopkins DEN 19.9
5 Julio Jones* CAR 19.6
6 Chris Godwin IND 18.9
7 Tyreek Hill @NE 18.8
8 Julian Edelman KC 18.7
9 DJ Moore @ATL 18.5
10 Robert Woods SEA 18.3
11 Courtland Sutton @HOU 18.2
12 Adam Thielen* DET 18.1
13 Tyler Lockett @LAR 17.8
14 DeVante Parker @NYJ 17.6
15 Alshon Jeffery NYG 17.5
16 Cooper Kupp SEA 17.4
17 Odell Beckham CIN 17.3
18 Amari Cooper @CHI 17.1
19 Zach Pascal @TB 16.9
20 Allen Robinson DAL 16.7
21 Jarvis Landry CIN 16.5
22 Tyler Boyd @CLE 16.3
23 Brandin Cooks SEA 16.1
24 Calvin Ridley CAR 16.0
25 Kenny Golladay @MIN 15.9
26 Sterling Shepard @PHI 15.7
27 Emmanuel Sanders @NO 15.5
28 Robbie Anderson MIA 15.4
29 Curtis Samuel @ATL 15.2
30 Stefon Diggs DET 15.1
31 Jamison Crowder MIA 15.1
32 Will Fuller DEN 14.5
33 John Brown BAL 14.1
34 Marvin Jones @MIN 13.9
35 James Washington @ARI 13.8
36 Christian Kirk PIT 13.5
37 Tyrell Williams TEN 13.4
38 Michael Gallup @CHI 12.9
39 Marquise Brown @BUF 12.5
40 Auden Tate @CLE 12.2
41 Cole Beasley BAL 12.1
42 Deebo Samuel @NO 11.7
43 Terry McLaurin @GB 11.5
44 Randall Cobb @CHI 11.3
45 Anthony Miller DAL 11.1
46 Russell Gage CAR 10.7
47 Larry Fitzgerald PIT 10.5
48 Sammy Watkins @NE 10.2
49 Darius Slayton @PHI 9.7
50 DK Metcalf @LAR 9.6
51 Allen Lazard WAS 9.4
52 Kenny Stills DEN 7.8
53 Corey Davis @OAK 7.4
54 Mohamed Sanu KC 7.2
55 AJ Brown @OAK 6.5
56 Phillip Dorsett KC 5.9

Mike EvansMike Evans isn’t a name you see top the list, but he matches up extremely well with an undersized Indy secondary. Both him and Chris Godwin can come out with top ten weeks after a quiet Week 13. On the flip side of that game, it is a bummer we won’t get T.Y. Hilton, but Zach Pascal should get a ton of targets against a team allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Alshon Jeffery and DeVante Parker put on a show this past week and are in spots where they can against. Jeffery gets the Giants, who have allowed the second most fantasy points per game. Parker gets the Jets, who have allowed the 4th most fantasy points per game. Tyler Lockett was quiet on Monday night, and healthy might still be a concern, however, he gets the Rams this week, who have allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts this season. The Patriots and Chiefs game is going to be a battle between two stingy pass defenses. I have more faith in the Chiefs wideouts to put up points, as New England looks rough on the offensive side. Both are near the bottom in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers this season.

Week 14 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 14 Ranking Player Week 14 Opponent Week 14 Projection
1 Travis Kelce @NE 18.5
2 Zach Ertz NYG 18.3
3 George Kittle @NO 17.7
4 Jack Doyle @TB 17.2
5 Darren Waller TEN 16.8
6 Austin Hooper CAR 16.2
7 Mark Andrews @BUF 15.7
8 Vance McDonald @ARI 15.4
9 Jared Cook SF 14.3
10 Dallas Goedert NYG 13.6
11 Mike Gesicki @NYJ 12.9
12 Delanie Walker @OAK 11.4
13 Noah Fant @HOU 11.1
14 Ryan Griffin MIA 10.7
15 Kyle Rudolph DET 8.9
16 Darren Fells DEN 8.3
17 Jason Witten @CHI 7.6
18 OJ Howard IND 7.3
19 Jimmy Graham WAS 6.9
20 Tyler Higbee SEA 6.7
21 Jacob Hollister @LAR 6.5
22 Dawson Knox BAL 6.3
23 David Njoku* @CIN 5.8
24 Ian Thomas @ATL 5.5

jack doyleJack Doyle grabbed the bull by the horns this week, seeing double-digit targets and dropping a big score. Doyle is in another good spot this week going up against the Buccaneers, who have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Tyler Higbee took advantage of a week Cardinals defense against tight ends, and the Seahawks are not that far behind. I don’t mind him again as a streaming option this week. Vance McDonald should be able to pay off starting him in fantasy this week, as the Cardinals are allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends, and it’s not even close. Darren Waller is in a strong spot against the Titans, who have allowed the 6th most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season.

Week 14 Kicker Rankings

Week 14 Ranking Player Week 14 Opponent Week 14 Projection
1 Greg Zuerlein SEA 13.3
2 Wil Lutz SF 12.5
3 Joey Slye @ATL 12.1
4 Harrison Butker @NE 11.8
5 Matt Gay IND 10.9
6 Younghoe Koo CAR 10.7
7 Josh Lambo LAC 10.4
8 Kai’mi Fairbairn DEN 10.1
9 Austin Seibert CIN 9.9
10 Justin Tucker @BUF 9.7
11 Mason Crosby WAS 9.5
12 Jake Elliott NYG 9.4
13 Zane Gonzalez PIT 9.4
14 Adam Vinatieri @TB 9.2
15 Dan Bailey DET 8.9
16 Sam Ficken MIA 8.6
17 Chris Boswell @ARI 8.5
18 Daniel Carlson TEN 8.4
19 Steve Hauschka BAL 8.3
20 Brett Maher @CHI 8.2
21 Matt Prater @MIN 8.0

Will LutzTeams allowing the most field goal attempts this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, and Baltimore. Detroit, Arizona, Houston, and Philadelphia are a few other teams worth targeting with kickers, as they give up a lot of volume. Teams that give up the least amount of volume are New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, and Minnesota. Volume is ultimately what you want each week. Finding kickers on offenses that move the ball is always a plus for fantasy points at the position. Efficiency would come next.

Week 14 Defense Rankings

Week 14 Ranking Team Week 14 Opponent Week 14 Projection
1 Packers WAS 12.3
2 Vikings DET 11.9
3 Browns CIN 11.5
5 Eagles NYG 10.8
6 Ravens @BUF 10.2
7 Cowboys @CHI 9.8
4 Jets MIA 9.2
9 Texans DEN 8.9
10 Chargers @JAX 8.6
11 Steelers @ARI 8.4
12 Titans @OAK 8.3
13 Saints SF 8.2
14 Patriots KC 8.1
16 Buccaneers IND 7.7
8 Bears DAL 7.7
17 Chiefs @NE 7.6
15 Bills BAL 7.6
18 Rams SEA 7.6
19 Cardinals PIT 7.5
20 Panthers @ATL 7.5
21 Colts @TB 7.3
22 49ers @NO 7.2
23 Broncos @HOU 7.2
24 Falcons CAR 7.1
25 Seahawks @LAR 7.1
26 Jaguars LAC 7.0
27 Raiders TEN 6.9
28 Bengals @CLE 6.7
29 Redskins @GB 6.5
30 Lions @MIN 6.4
31 Dolphins @NYJ 6.3
32 Giants @PHI 6.1

Minnesota VikingsMinnesota is the top defense after getting trounced last week against Seattle. They take on Detroit, who looked decent in the first half, and then the third string quarterback started to look more like one. The Packers are also in a prime spot against the Redskins, who have allowed 40 sacks this season, and have turned the ball over 20 times. This is an offense that can’t move the ball well through the air, and the Packers offense should put them in a spot where they can’t rely on the run as well. Pittsburgh and Cleveland both have their strong matchups this week against the Cardinals and Bengals. Upside is there for both defenses this week. Tennessee is also a sneaky defense again, even after coming off of a strong week.


  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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