NFL Week 14 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Time to Bench Patrick Mahomes?

Every week, I’ll have my updated fantasy football rankings on this page for your convenience. You can compare different players at each position in terms of projected PPR scoring to get more confidence in your critical lineup decisions. As we get ready for what will be for most the final regular-season week before the playoffs, start-sit choices carry more weight than they have all season. With so much at stake, feel free to hit me up on Twitter for further clarification on any lineup decisions you have.

NFL Week 14 Quarterback Rankings


Lamar Jackson had one of the worst games of his career the last time he faced the Browns, and they have a stellar defense, but it’s hard to imagine how you can bench him in this pivotal week. He should be fine, albeit with a capped ceiling.

Patrick Mahomes has frankly been terrible for fantasy football lately, but he torched the Raiders with five touchdowns the last time they played, and I have high hopes for him this week. Las Vegas has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, making this a great spot for a Mahomes bounce-back.

Justin Herbert is coming off one of the best games of his career as the Chargers opened up the offense more than they have all year. I’m very hopeful that carries over into this week against a banged-up Giants’ secondary.

Cam Newton and Taysom Hill may not be the best real-life quarterbacks. Still, both have excellent matchups against the Falcons and Jets, respectively, and their rushing production makes them obvious streaming candidates.

NFL Week 14 Running Back Rankings


Austin Ekeler takes over the #1 spot with Jonathan Taylor on bye and Derrick Henry, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey, and Alvin Kamara all injured. Ekeler provides an excellent floor due to his passing and rushing game involvement, and he has multi-touchdown upside on any given week.

Antonio Gibson has started to see much better usage on the ground. Washington seems to have realized that establishing the run with its talented second-year runner is an excellent formula for increased success.

Aaron Jones should be right back in your lineup as he should be fully healthy coming off the bye week, but the game script should allow for both him and A.J. Dillon to have enormous workloads. You can start both this week.

Javonte Williams is coming off his best game as the full-time starter for the first time, and while Melvin Gordon should be back this week, we can only hope the team realizes Williams is its best offensive weapon and lets him run wild against the Lions.

NFL Week 14 Wide Receiver Rankings


Diontae Johnson needs to start getting more respect as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and he should torch a Vikings’ secondary that has been incompetent at times this season. He’s a must-start in every format.

Deebo Samuel is expected to be back in the lineup this week. His rushing and receiving game involvement makes him an immediate top-ten wide receiver right away, even though there are better matchups than the Bengals on the board.

Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf can both be started with confidence against the hapless Texans, mainly after we saw Russell Wilson bounce back in a big way last week. The Seahawks are essentially out of the playoff hunt, but their offense should be able to produce some fantasy value for the rest of the year.

Elijah Moore continues to produce at an elite level regardless of who his quarterback is, and if you scooped him up off the waiver wire, you should be celebrating. The Saints have been vulnerable against the pass this year, and even though Zach Wilson hasn’t been consistent, Moore belongs in your lineup every week.

NFL Week 14 Tight End Rankings


Keep an eye on the practice reports for Darren Waller, but for now, I’m putting him back in my top ten. Waller only had four catches for 24 yards the last time he faced the Chiefs, and he hasn’t been what fantasy managers hoped for when they spent a second or third-round pick on him, but it’s hard to imagine not starting him every week with the state of the tight end position.

Pat Freiermuth has been one of the best surprises of the season, and he is working on a stretch of double-digit PPR games in five of his last seven games. He’s a must-start top-ten tight end until further notice and is one of the few reliable players at his position.

Dalton Schultz had a stretch of games where he was one of the best players at the tight end position. Still, Schultz’s upside is significantly capped now that the Cowboys are fully healthy with CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup in the lineup.

Ricky Seals-Jones is back on the streaming radar with Logan Thomas out for the rest of the year, although Washington is getting healthier with Curtis Samuel and J.D. McKissic seemingly good to go this week. Still, you can do a lot worse than Seals-Jones in a matchup where Washington will likely need to open up the offense.

I've been writing about sports for Lineups since the beginning of 2020 and on my own website since 2018. In May 2021, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in sport management. I've been playing fantasy football for as long as I can remember and am now in far more leagues than any person should take part in. There are few things that give me as much joy and excitement as fantasy football, and I'm excited to share my input with you in your journey towards a championship.

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