Now that we’re into the nitty-gritty weeks here, Target Report will take a bigger shift toward player-focused takes to help you better with starts, sits, and who you can trust in your lineups going forward into the fantasy football playoffs.

Targets are paramount when it comes to evaluating pass-catchers for fantasy football. There are no air yards, receiving yards, receptions, or touchdowns without first earning a target. And to earn a target, you need to be deemed “open” by the quarterback. It’s one significant trickle-down effect. There’s a reason the biggest and most consistent target-earners are near the top of fantasy football ADP: They can be relied on by not just their team’s offense to earn targets and produce on those targets, but that also trickles down to the fantasy managers drafting those pass-catchers and starting them in their lineups each week.

In this season’s Fantasy Football Target Report, we’ll take a weekly team-by-team look into these target earners and separate the wheat from the chaff. To properly lead into what we’ll be looking at this season, we’ll have to establish a baseline of the most important things we’re looking at with targets and other receiving metrics that paint the complete picture for who we should be rostering, who we should be adding, and who we can drop. Combing the box score stats doesn’t paint a clear picture of the players we should target, roster, and start. Fantasy football rankings can only paint so much of the picture as well.

Everything we’ll discuss here and this season in the Fantasy Football Target Report will be some of the best statistics and metrics that correlate with fantasy football production. Think of targets as a page in a coloring book, just the outline yet to be colored. Coloring on that page adds context and flavor to that page. That’s what we’ll be doing with targets — adding more context than just some target totals and saying, “go add this player,” which doesn’t help anybody.


This season, we're adding a video component, so if you want to get some of the juiciest nuggets of the target report in video form, check out the Target Report Bulletpoints for the upcoming Week 15!




Passes thrown in the direction of a receiver, whether intended or not


Passes caught by a pass-catcher

Rec. Yards

Yards gained from a completed pass by the pass-catcher.


Receiving touchdowns

Air Yards

 The distance between where the pass is thrown from a quarterback to where the intended receiver either catches or doesn’t catch the ball. Caught or not caught, the air yards are recorded regardless.

This statistic is significant for determining the quarterback and coaching staff's predictive value in an offense and their intent.

Air Yards Team Share %

A pass-catcher’s percentage share of a team's air yards in a given week.

Route %

Percentage of routes a pass-catcher runs on a pass play per dropback on their team.

Snap %

Percentage of snaps a pass-catcher plays on an offensive series on their team.

Target Share %

Percentage of targets a pass-catcher receives in a given week on their team.

Yards per Target

Receiving yards a player gets on average per target. YPT is another intent-based metric but more predictive with the more targets a player receives.


Targets per route run (TPRR) is a metric that measures how often a receiver is targeted vs. the amount of routes they run. A higher TPRR means that the player is better at earning targets when he's on the field. A low raw route number or low route % coupled with a high TPRR means that the pass-catcher is efficient at earning targets and could be in line for more routes depending on the team situation.

25%+ TPRRElite

17-18%Close to replacement level

Sub 17%Not fantasy relevant


aDOT is "average depth of target". It’s the average depth of all targets caught or incomplete by a targeted pass-catcher. Shows how a receiver is used in his team’s offense (vertical threat, short area target, etc.)


A metric that contextualizes the efficiency of a pass-catcher with how many receiving yards per route run. It's a much better metric than yards per reception.


WOPR is a weighted average incorporating a player's share of team targets and air yards.


RACR is a ratio dividing receiving yards by total air yards. It measures how many receiving yards a player creates for every air yard thrown at him. The percentage of a team's air yards that a player commands based on his average depth of target and volume of targets. Most RACR numbers for running backs skew wildly by the nature of the running back position, which rarely earns air yards.


Bye Weeks:

  • Week 5: CLE, LAC, SEA, TB
  • Week 6: GB, PIT
  • Week 7: CAR, CIN, DAL, HOU, NYJ, TEN
  • Week 9: DEN, DET, JAX, SF
  • Week 10: KC, LAR, MIA, PHI
  • Week 11: ATL, IND, NE, NO
  • Week 13: BAL, BUF, CHI, LV, MIN, NYG
  • Week 14ARI, WAS


Any player not listed for a particular team is not somebody who’s rostered in most fantasy formats. The listing at the end (QB1, RB2, etc.) is how they should be viewed for the rest of the season, not for the next week.)

All statistics below are listed in the following format:

  • QB as:
    • (20-of-30, 212 yds., 1/1; 4-100-2) 
    • Pass Completions - Pass Att. - Pass Yds., TD/Int; Rush Att - Rush Yds. - TD
  • RB as:
    • (18-75-1; 10-4-100-2) 
    • Rush Att. - Rush Yds. - TD; Targets - Receptions - Rec. Yds. - TD
  • WR/TE as:
    • (10-4-100-2)
    • Targets - Receptions - Rec. Yds. - TD

NFL Target Report

Arizona Cardinals


Week 14 Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Kyler Murray
    • Off of the Cardinals’ bye, Murray has decent upside in the fantasy playoff three-week sprint, but the 49ers loom this upcoming week, where he’s a low-end QB2 option. That said, San Francisco has lost some pieces on their defense so Murray may be a sneaky option. Of course, you may not have a choice with quarterback turnover so rampant with injuries in fantasy. 
      • High-end QB2 with weekly QB1 upside
  • James Conner
    • Conner faces the best defense against running backs in the 49ers, so while he has the lion’s share of the work on the ground in the Cards’ offense, he’s a low-end RB2 this week and is a back-end RB2 or flex option.
      • Low-end RB2/flex option
  • Marquise Brown
    • Brown does not exactly have the best momentum right now, coming from a game in Week 13 where he went catchless on three targets. He’s taken a backseat to Trey McBride as the primary target earner in this offense and is a risky back-end flex for Week 15 and the fantasy playoffs.
      • Low-end WR3/High-end WR4
  • Trey McBride
    • While the 49ers represent a tough matchup this week, you’re starting McBride no matter what.
      • Must-start TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Atlanta Falcons

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Drake LondonWR1110172017945.4%82.2%77.8%28.2%15.629.7%16.34.650.7410.9613756
Mack HollinsWR114041.0%4.4%8.3%2.6%4.050.0%
KhaDarel HodgeWR21180205.1%31.1%31.9%5.1%9.014.3%
Scott MillerWR300010025.4%22.2%25.0%7.7%0.030.0%
Van JeffersonWR     0.0%44.4%44.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Kyle PittsTE635718020.3%91.1%84.7%15.4%9.514.6%13.31.390.3730.7134161
Jonnu SmithTE74270215.3%71.1%69.4%17.9%3.921.9%3.00.840.3071.2863250
MyCole PruittTE2215092.3%13.3%29.2%5.1%7.533.3%4.52.500.0931.667621
Bijan RobinsonRB75540-19-4.8%66.7%77.8%17.9%7.723.3%-2.71.800.235-2.8423056
Tyler AllgeierRB     0.0%6.7%20.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Cordarrelle PattersonRB     0.0%13.3%16.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Keith SmithFB     0.0%2.2%15.3%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Desmond Ridder (26-of-40, 347 yds., 1/1; 4-15-1)
    • The Falcons had 40 pass attempts; I never thought I’d see the day! Ridder is still hard to start weekly, but if you lost Justin Herbert and need to scrounge the waiver wire for an option, Ridder is there, and the Falcons DO play Carolina. You could do worse. (Granted, you could do BETTER, but you could do worse, too.)
      • Mid-range QB2
  • Bijan Robinson (10-34-1; 7-5-54)
    • While Bijan has been a mild disappointment this season due to expectations and where he was drafted, his role is improving by the week. Robinson is seeing much more work with high-value touches (seven this week), and Tyler Allgeier’s role has scaled back considerably — especially in the receiving department. Fire up Robinson as an RB2 in the fantasy playoffs with much more confidence than we had earlier in the season.
      • High-end RB2 with overall RB1 upside
  • Tyler Allgeier (9-40)
    • Allgeier’s role in the receiving game has cratered, as he’s seen no more than 8% of routes per dropback in the last three games and is merely getting empty carries to spell Bijan Robinson. He’s a handcuff and a desperate flex.
      • Mid-range RB3 and a low-end flex with contingent value
  • Drake London (11-10-172)
    • London caught a ton of 15+ yard catches toward the end of the game, which propped up his yardage and carried him to a banner day in Week 14. 
      • Mid-range WR3/high-end flex
  • Kyle Pitts (6-3-57-1)
    • Despite catching a touchdown, Pitts is still hard to trust, but at least he’s running routes on 90% of dropbacks for two consecutive weeks. He’s a streaming tight end if you’re desperate.
      • Mid-range TE2/high-end streamer

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Baltimore Ravens

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Rashod BatemanWR4224012523.8%46.3%47.2%10.0%6.016.0%31.30.960.3160.1922534
Odell BeckhamWR10497121841.4%59.3%54.2%25.0%9.731.3%
Zay FlowersWR10660112223.2%100.0%97.2%25.0%6.018.5%
Nelson AgholorWR5532091.7%64.8%58.3%12.5%6.414.3%1.80.910.1993.5563542
Tylan WallaceWR     0.0%7.4%6.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Isaiah LikelyTE75831428.0%88.9%79.2%17.5%11.914.6%6.01.730.3181.9764857
Charlie KolarTE     0.0%11.1%22.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Gus EdwardsRB     0.0%20.4%27.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Justice HillRB2112061.1%37.0%40.3%5.0%6.010.0%3.00.600.0832.0002029
Keaton MitchellRB218040.8%16.7%34.7%5.0%4.022.2%2.00.890.0802.000925
Patrick RicardFB     0.0%13.0%31.9%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Lamar Jackson (24-of-43, 316 yds., 3/1; 11-70)
    • Elite fantasy quarterback.
      • High-end QB1
  • Gus Edwards (6-15)
    • Edwards is losing some of his steam to Keaton Mitchell, as Mitchell has infringed on some of his early-down work. Edwards will get the goal-line work and steal some touchdown equity, but even his game-to-game workload is trending downward. 
      • Low-end RB2 and trending down
  • Keaton Mitchell (9-54; 2-1-8)
    • This backfield is a mess, but Mitchell has massive upside and can hit the home run. It depends on whether he’s getting carries, but Mitchell did lead the Ravens’ backfield in snaps in Week 14. I’d start him if you’re looking for the ceiling play.
      • Low-end RB2 with upside for much more
  • Zay Flowers (10-6-60-1)
    • Zay Flowers has been hit or miss through the middle of this season but has put together consecutive games with 20+ fantasy points and was a top-10 wide receiver in both weeks. He’s still a worthy option in your WR3 or flex spot, but Flowers’ weekly fantasy floor can be pretty low.
      • Mid-to-high-end WR3
  • Odell Beckham (10-4-97-1)
    • I know I said we couldn’t trust him too much, but on a per-route basis, Beckham has been excellent. Lamar Jackson is showing offensive intent to get him the ball with his 218 air yards in Week 14. He’s a flex option despite running routes on just 59% this past week.
      • Low-end WR3 with flex viability in a pinch
  • Isaiah Likely (7-5-83-1)
    • So Likely is basically a one-for-one Mark Andrews replacement in routes and role on the Ravens. At tight end, you can take this to the bank as a low-end TE1 where options that earn consistent work, volume, and touchdown upside are scarce outside the top options.
      • Low-end TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Buffalo Bills

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Stefon DiggsWR1142408632.6%81.6%79.2%31.4%2.227.5%7.80.600.6990.2794061
Gabe DavisWR20005721.6%85.7%81.8%5.7%0.04.8%
Trent SherfieldWR1190103.8%20.4%19.5%2.9%9.010.0%10.00.900.0690.9001015
Deonte HartyWR11250218.0%6.1%3.9%2.9%25.033.3%21.08.330.0991.19033
Khalil ShakirWR11120-1-0.4%65.3%61.0%2.9%12.03.1%-1.00.380.040-12.0003247
Dawson KnoxTE33360207.6%34.7%46.8%8.6%12.017.6%
Dalton KincaidTE852103814.4%87.8%77.9%22.9%2.618.6%4.80.490.4440.5534360
James CookRB558312710.2%42.9%44.2%14.3%16.623.8%5.43.950.2863.0742134
Latavius MurrayRB11210166.1%26.5%32.5%2.9%21.07.7%16.01.620.0851.3131325
Ty JohnsonRB2220-10-3.8%16.3%20.8%5.7%1.025.0%-
Reggie GilliamFB     0.0%6.1%13.0%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Josh Allen (23-of-42, 233 yds., 1/1; 10-32-1)
    • Stud.
      • Locked-in QB1
  • James Cook (10-58; 5-5-83-1)
    • Cook has seen a lot of receiving work lately while still maintaining a 38-43% snap share and splitting work with Latavius Murray and Ty Johnson, but Cook has (wait for it) cooked in the last few weeks. Cook has 16 or more fantasy points in his last three games. He’s volatile, and we hate seeing some of the work go other backs, but Cook had produced. Keep him in your lineups.
      • Low-to-mid-range RB2; volatile asset
  • Stefon Diggs (11-4-24)
    • A set-and-forget stud. These games happen where a defense clamps down on a top target, and they don’t let Diggs beat them. That’s what happened here.
      • WR1
  • Gabe Davis (2-0-0)
    • The very definition of boom-or-bust.
      • High-end WR4 and basically a coin flip each week
  • Khalil Shakir (1-1-12)
    • Shakir’s routes took a big hit with Dawson Knox returning to the lineup as they sunk to 65% from 81% in Week 13 to this past week. If this is the new normal, Shakir can’t be rostered. In fact, if you need roster space, you can drop him now.
      • Mid-range WR4/deep-league stash
  • Dalton Kincaid (8-5-21)
    • With Dawson Knox back, Kincaid’s role didn’t change, which is GREAT for his fantasy playoff prospects. The fear was that Kincaid’s routes — which sat at the 85-90% range almost every week — would crater once Knox returned. That didn’t happen, so we’re still bullish on Kincaid in must-win games for the Bills to end the season.
      • Low-end TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Carolina Panthers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Adam ThielenWR757409221.2%86.0%81.3%21.9%10.618.9%
DJ CharkWR422606214.3%93.0%88.8%12.5%6.510.0%15.50.650.2880.4194071
Jonathan MingoWR9222015936.6%90.7%88.8%28.1%2.423.1%17.70.560.6780.1383971
Ihmir Smith-MarsetteWR1000102.3%18.6%32.5%3.1%0.012.5%
Mike StrachanWR     0.0%2.3%2.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Ian ThomasTE     0.0%0.0%3.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Tommy TrembleTE3120337.6%41.9%65.0%9.4%0.716.7%
Stephen SullivanTE40007517.3%51.2%33.8%12.5%0.018.2%
Miles SandersRB     0.0%11.6%21.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Chuba HubbardRB2290-4-0.9%55.8%77.5%6.3%4.58.3%-2.00.380.087-2.2502462
Raheem BlackshearRB214071.6%7.0%5.0%6.3%2.066.7%3.51.330.1050.57134

Week 14 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Chuba Hubbard (23-87; 2-2-9)
    • Hubbard has the clear lead-back role in Carolina and his role is rock solid, with 25 and 23 carries in the past two weeks. The trouble is, he’s a Carolina Panther. Still, that’s good enough for a volume-based play that could also see a few targets.
      • Mid-range RB2 with a solid floor
  • Miles Sanders (10-74)
    • It’s a weak standalone role for Sanders, but he’s an okay contingent play if you held onto him. If your team is still alive, that is.
      • Mid-range RB3 with mild contingent value
  • Adam Thielen (7-5-74)
    • Thielen has a floor-play archetype at wide receiver but can bottom out, thanks to Bryce Young being #not good.
      • Low-end WR3 with major fantasy downside

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Chicago Bears

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DJ MooreWR1066819944.6%92.5%91.5%32.3%6.827.0%9.91.840.7960.6873765
Darnell MooneyWR724406529.3%97.5%90.1%22.6%6.317.9%
Tyler ScottWR1111031.4%45.0%36.6%3.2%11.05.6%3.00.610.0583.6671826
Velus JonesWR1111031.4%15.0%14.1%3.2%11.016.7%3.01.830.0583.667610
Trent TaylorWR     0.0%12.5%14.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Cole KmetTE756603314.9%82.5%84.5%22.6%9.421.2%
Robert TonyanTE     0.0%20.0%23.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Marcedes LewisTE1140-3-1.4%10.0%25.4%3.2%4.025.0%-
Khalil HerbertRB     0.0%20.0%16.9%0.0%0.00.0%
D'Onta ForemanRB322202511.3%40.0%54.9%9.7%7.318.8%8.31.380.2240.8801639
Roschon JohnsonRB     0.0%17.5%28.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Khari BlasingameFB11-30-3-1.4%5.0%19.7%3.2%-3.050.0%-3.0-1.500.0391.000214

Week 14 Chicago Bears Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Justin Fields (19-of-33, 223 yds., 1/0; 12-58-1)
    • You take the good with the bad. You know he can put up a dud, but you know he has overall QB1 in his range of outcomes. We plug away and start him anyway.
      • Low-end QB1 with weekly overall QB1 upside
  • Khalil Herbert (3-8)
  • D’Onta Foreman (11-50; 3-2-22)
  • Roschon Johnson (1-6)
    • I’m lumping all three running backs together as the Bears seemed to play the hot-hand approach. Foreman had the routes and snaps advantage, but all three mixed and matched. Johnson looked like he was looking ready for more work, but that wasn’t the case. I’d have trouble starting any of them, but if I had to choose one, I’d lean into Foreman with Herbert and Johnson splitting some of the receiving work.
      • Herbert and Johnson are mid-range RB3 options, while Foreman is reaching a bit as a low-end RB2. Foreman gives me the most confidence if I had to start any of these running backs
  • DJ Moore (10-6-68-1; 3-20-1)
    • The clear top target in Chicago’s passing game, Moore is the only pass-catcher receiving consistently usable volume and the production to go with it.
      • High-end WR2
  • Cole Kmet (7-5-66)
    • Kmet is the clear second target in Chicago as he’s vaulted over Darnell Mooney. There’s not a ton of target volume in Chicago, but Kmet gets his and gets it over Mooney. A tough matchup with Cleveland this week looms, so he’s probably more of a high-end TE2 that if I had anybody else at tight end that was a worthy start, I’d consider them.
      • Low-end TE1/high-end TE2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cincinnati Bengals

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Ja'Marr ChaseWR432903936.4%96.3%86.7%16.0%7.315.4%
Tee HigginsWR427206560.7%81.5%75.0%16.0%18.018.2%
Tyler BoydWR322302321.5%63.0%51.7%12.0%7.717.6%7.71.350.3301.0001731
Trenton IrwinWR     0.0%11.1%20.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Charlie JonesWR     0.0%11.1%5.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Andrei IosivasWR     0.0%18.5%16.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Irv SmithTE     0.0%14.8%13.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Drew SampleTE2240-13-12.1%40.7%66.7%8.0%2.018.2%-6.50.360.035-0.3081140
Mitchell WilcoxTE1100-1-0.9%3.7%36.7%4.0%0.0100.0%-
Tanner HudsonTE322112018.7%37.0%23.3%12.0%7.030.0%
Joe MixonRB43460-11-10.3%51.9%63.3%16.0%11.528.6%-
Trayveon WilliamsRB11-10-1-0.9%3.7%1.7%4.0%-1.0100.0%-1.0-1.000.0531.00011
Chase BrownRB33801-14-13.1%29.6%30.0%12.0%26.737.5%-4.710.000.088-5.714818

Week 14 Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jake Browning (18-of-24, 275 yds., 21; 3-7-1)
    • Browning put together a solid performance in Week 14, but it’s Jake Browning. He worked a lot in the screen game with Joe Mixon and Chase Brown, which was a sizable chunk of his passing output. Let’s not make him more than he is: a mid-range QB streamer.
      • Middle-of-the-pack QB2/streamer
  • Joe Mixon (21-79-1; 4-3-46)
    • Mixon retains his sizable role, but the Bengals are noticeably passing less without Browning, as they should. It’s gotten Brown much more work, but both can co-exist.
      • Mid-range RB2
  • Chase Brown (8-25; 3-3-80-1)
    • Brown is seeing a big uptick in work, and if something happens to Mixon in the next week or two, Brown could be the guy winning people fantasy football championships. Regarding Brown’s standalone value, Brown isn’t startable but should be on benches in most leagues.
      • Mid-range RB3 but excellent contingent value
  • Ja'Marr Chase (4-3-29)
    • With Browning spreading the ball to running backs and tight ends, the receivers have felt it, but you won’t bench Chase because of that. He’s more of a WR2, but of course, the upside is immense.
      • High-end WR2
  • Tee Higgins (4-2-72)
    • Higgins is just about at his routes per dropback range he was at, but the reins of the offense being in the hands of Jake Browning and not Joe Burrow muddies it up for the wide receivers, as we talked about with Chase. 
      • Mid-range WR3 when healthy

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cleveland Browns

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Amari CooperWR14777017251.0%93.6%84.2%32.6%5.531.8%12.31.750.8460.4484464
Elijah MooreWR634207923.4%76.6%69.7%14.0%7.016.7%
Cedric TillmanWR42230247.1%66.0%7.9%9.3%5.812.9%6.00.740.1890.958316
David BellWR31411205.9%14.9%9.2%7.0%13.742.9%6.75.860.1462.05077
Marquise GoodwinWR     0.0%10.6%11.8%0.0%0.00.0%
David NjokuTE869125516.3%80.9%81.6%18.6%11.421.1%6.92.390.3931.6553862
Jordan AkinsTE113030.9%10.6%22.4%2.3%3.020.0%3.00.600.0411.000517
Harrison BryantTE     0.0%21.3%35.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Jerome FordRB65310-19-5.6%53.2%56.6%14.0%5.224.0%-
Pierre StrongRB     0.0%2.1%6.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Kareem HuntRB113030.9%21.3%36.8%2.3%3.010.0%3.00.300.0411.0001028

Week 14 Cleveland Browns Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Joe Flacco (26-of-45, 311 yds., 3/1)
    • Joe Flacco was Joe Flacco. He’s statuesque, will rack up a bunch of pass attempts (44 and 45 in the last two weeks), still has a strong arm, and is not afraid to dump the ball off. He’s fine if you need a plug-and-play quarterback. But you’re just getting passing stats.
      • Mid-range QB2/decent streamer 
  • Jerome Ford (12-51; 6-5-31; left Week 14 - hand)
    • Ford saw a strong workload until he left with a hand injury and ceded the rest of the work in the backfield to Kareem Hunt and Pierre Strong. We’ll see if Ford can go against Chicago, as he’s practiced in a limited capacity.
      • Low-end RB2 when healthy
  • Kareem Hunt (10-27-1; 1-1-3)
    • Hunt saw most of his backfield work when Ford left the game, but he grabbed a late touchdown. He would benefit if Ford could not go with his hand injury against Chicago in Week 15.
      • High-end RB3/solid contingent value
  • Amari Cooper (14-7-77)
    • Cooper cleared concussion protocol and racked up 14 targets and a solid day’s work. At least Flacco understands the assignment each week to target his best players. Cooper is a high-floor option moving forward in the fantasy playoffs.
      • Low-range WR2/High-end WR3
  • Elijah Moore (6-3-42)
    • Moore hit a snag, as we all thought, after earning 21 targets combined over the past two weeks. He’s a volatile flex option, but he at least has pass volume on his side. That tips the scales in his favor in quite a few instances, with similarly-ranged wide receivers like Jerry Jeudy and George Pickens as examples.
      • Mid-range WR3 if Cooper misses Week 14
  • David Njoku (8-6-91-2)
    • With Joe Flacco cresting the 40 pass attempt mark in consecutive weeks, all of the main pass-catching targets are in play here, especially Njoku, who was TE2 in Week 14. We can’t expect two touchdowns each week, but he will get targeted. At the tight end position, sometimes that’s just enough.
      • Low-end TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Dallas Cowboys

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
CeeDee LambWR1067119535.7%93.0%89.0%25.6%7.125.0%9.51.780.6350.7474073
Brandin CooksWR523707327.4%88.4%76.8%12.8%7.413.2%14.60.970.3840.5073863
Michael GallupWR534816524.4%53.5%48.8%12.8%9.621.7%
Jalen TolbertWR100000.0%41.9%45.1%2.6%0.05.6%
KaVontae TurpinWR1000145.3%14.0%13.4%2.6%0.016.7%
Jake FergusonTE857203111.7%74.4%74.4%20.5%9.025.0%
Luke SchoonmakerTE     0.0%4.7%22.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Peyton HendershotTE     0.0%11.6%18.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Tony PollardRB87370-12-4.5%65.1%72.0%20.5%4.628.6%-1.51.320.276-3.0832859
Rico DowdleRB116000.0%20.9%28.0%2.6%6.011.1%0.00.670.0380.000923
Hunter LuepkeRB     0.0%7.0%9.8%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Dak Prescott (24-of-39, 271 yds., 2/0; 3-11)
    • Dak is a must-start fantasy option at quarterback. He was only QB14 this week, but if that’s the fantasy points floor, we’ll definitely take that.
      • Top-6 fantasy QB
  • Tony Pollard (16-59; 8-7-37)
    • Despite the propensity for Dallas to push the ball downfield, they didn’t need to here as the Cowboys were ahead for almost all of their Week 14 tilt with the Eagles, so Pollard saw a lot of checkdowns and volume on the ground. Pollard’s role is safe and secure, with another snap percentage in the low-70s (72%) this week. Lock him in your lineups.
      • High-end RB2
  • Rico Dowdle (12-46-1; 1-1-6)
    • Dowdle is a valuable handcuff in case something happens to Pollard — one of the few worth stashing on every bench. He’s seeing some low-value touches but got into the end zone in Week 14. Dowdle’s role is not one you need to put in your lineups unless something happens to Pollard.
      • Low-end RB3 and a contingent hold on benches
  • CeeDee Lamb (10-6-71-1)
    • Stud.
      • A must-start WR1 every week
  • Brandin Cooks (5-2-37)
    • The Cowboys didn’t need to push pace, so the secondary pass-catchers suffered a bit here, including Cooks. Still, he’s a solid flex option in the fantasy playoffs.
      • Low-end WR3/high-end flex
  • Jake Ferguson (8-5-72)
    • Ferguson got back into fantasy’s good graces with a touchdown last week and saw some solid volume this week. Good offense, good utilization (74% snaps and routes), and a good start as a low-end TE1.
      • Low-end TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A

Denver Broncos

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Jerry JeudyWR6216012176.6%69.4%56.7%20.0%2.724.0%20.20.640.8360.1322538
Courtland SuttonWR436213924.7%88.9%74.6%13.3%15.512.5%9.81.940.3731.5903250
Marvin MimsWR32110-5-3.2%50.0%37.3%10.0%3.716.7%-1.70.610.128-2.2001825
Brandon JohnsonWR     0.0%5.6%16.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Lil'Jordan HumphreyWR11120-3-1.9%55.6%56.7%3.3%12.05.0%-3.00.600.037-4.0002038
Adam TrautmanTE321911610.1%41.7%68.7%10.0%6.320.0%
Chris ManhertzTE     0.0%11.1%34.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Lucas KrullTE113502515.8%30.6%25.4%3.3%35.09.1%
Javonte WilliamsRB43250-16-10.1%44.4%59.7%13.3%6.325.0%-4.01.560.129-1.5631640
Samaje PerineRB55360-7-4.4%25.0%20.9%16.7%7.255.6%-
Jaleel McLaughlinRB2170-9-5.7%13.9%19.4%6.7%3.540.0%-4.51.400.060-0.778513
Michael BurtonFB1110-3-1.9%11.1%20.9%3.3%1.025.0%-

Week 14 Denver Broncos Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Russell Wilson (21-of-33, 224 yds., 2/1; 6-5)
    • Eh. Wilson is acceptable in the QB streamer territory if you need a quarterback in a pinch. He’s only scored 20 fantasy points twice this season and not once since Week 4.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Javonte Williams (17-66-1; 4-3-25)
    • Williams FINALLY got into the end zone for his first rushing touchdown of the season. He’s still keeping his role and fending off Samaje Perine and Jaleel McLaughlin, so fire him up as a volume-dependent RB2.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Courtland Sutton (4-3-62-1)
    • Continuing the touchdown tradition of those before him, like Robert Tonyan, Sutton has had 34% of his fantasy production come via the touchdown. You can start him for sure, as he’s been the only pass-catcher that’s worked in this dull, plodding offense.
      • Safe, mid-range WR3

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Jerry Jeudy (you’ll never start him, so why hold him?)


Detroit Lions

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Amon-Ra St. BrownWR932108033.1%100.0%87.7%26.5%2.323.1%8.90.540.6280.2633957
Jameson WilliamsWR10003313.6%48.7%58.5%2.9%0.05.3%
Kalif RaymondWR43150187.4%48.7%35.4%11.8%3.821.1%4.50.790.2290.8331923
Josh ReynoldsWR434414619.0%59.0%55.4%11.8%11.017.4%11.51.910.3100.9572336
Donovan Peoples-JonesWR11170145.8%17.9%13.8%2.9%17.014.3%14.02.430.0851.21479
Sam LaPortaTE622305824.0%87.2%86.2%17.6%3.817.6%9.70.680.4320.3973456
Brock WrightTE226052.1%17.9%36.9%5.9%3.028.6%2.50.860.1031.200724
James MitchellTE     0.0%12.8%16.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Jahmyr GibbsRB43160-8-3.3%61.5%63.1%11.8%4.016.7%-2.00.670.153-2.0002441
David MontgomeryRB33190-4-1.7%20.5%35.4%8.8%6.337.5%-1.32.380.121-4.750823
Craig ReynoldsRB     0.0%2.6%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Detroit Lions Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jared Goff (20-of-35, 161 yds., 1/2; 1-0)
    • The Lions were very run-heavy in their approach against the Saints, and Goff kept the team afloat after his three-fumble game on Thanksgiving.
      • Low-end QB1
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (11-66-1; 4-3-16)
    • Gibbs got the edge in touches (14) in the Lions’ backfield but was on the field a lot more as the Lions were in a trailing script for much of the game. Both running backs are startable, with Gibbs as the primary short-area receiving weapon and in trailing scripts.
      • High-end RB2 with weekly RB1 upside
  • David Montgomery (10-66; 3-3-19)
    • Montgomery took a backseat to Gibbs this week, and even when he saw 13 total touches, he was in on just 35% of snaps and 20% of routes. Still, his standing role as a 1A/1B that varies each week is safe for fantasy purposes.
      • High-end RB2 with weekly RB1 upside
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (9-3-21)
    • Stud. Must-start.
      • Solid WR1
  • Sam LaPorta (6-2-23; 1-4)
    • It was a down week for the entire passing game, but we’ll give them a pass. They just get so enamored with running the ball that games get away from them when they don’t push the ball downfield in the passing game.
      • Top-6 fantasy TE

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Green Bay Packers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Romeo DoubsWR743205424.4%95.2%82.4%18.4%4.617.5%7.70.800.4470.5934056
Jayden ReedWR10827083.6%66.7%69.1%26.3%2.735.7%0.80.960.4203.3752847
Samori ToureWR422205625.3%26.2%25.0%10.5%5.536.4%
Dontayvion WicksWR622006127.6%61.9%64.7%15.8%3.323.1%10.20.770.4300.3282644
Malik HeathWR2161125.4%26.2%33.8%5.3%3.018.2%6.00.550.1170.5001123
Tucker KraftTE446403214.5%95.2%100.0%10.5%16.010.0%8.01.600.2592.0004068
Josiah DeguaraTE     0.0%4.8%10.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Ben SimsTE     0.0%11.9%14.7%0.0%0.00.0%
AJ DillonRB32250-3-1.4%33.3%52.9%7.9%8.321.4%-1.01.790.109-8.3331436
Patrick TaylorRB2222010.5%47.6%47.1%5.3%11.010.0%

Week 14 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jordan Love (25-of-39, 218 yds., 1/1; 2-2)
    • After I talked him up last week, Love put up his second-worst fantasy performance of the season in Week 14 as they gave away a game to the New York Giants. He’s a low-end starter because of that lack of consistency.
      • Low-end QB1/High-end QB2 and priority streamer
  • Aaron Jones (Missed Week 14 - MCL sprain)
    • Jones missed another week; I’m just not sure if we’ll get a healthy Jones at any point this season.
      • Mid-range RB2 when healthy
  • AJ Dillon (15-53; 3-2-25)
    • Dillon was merely fine in Week 14, but he certainly wasn’t the reason the Packers won or anything, so don’t get it twisted. Dillon is simply name value because of his sizable appendages (quads) and not much else.
      • High-end RB3, even when Jones is out
  • Christian Watson (Missed Week 14 - hamstring)
    • Watson missed Week 14 with his hamstring and looks unlikely to go in Week 15.
      • High-end WR3 when healthy
  • Romeo Doubs (7-4-32)
    • Doubs is too inconsistent to see starting treatment despite Watson being out of the lineup. He’s been very touchdown-dependent, and in a pinch, you could do worse in your flex.
      • Low-end WR3 and an inconsistent low-end flex
  • Jayden Reed (10-8-27; 4-38-1)
    • Can I start calling him diet Deebo Samuel yet? That’s how the Packers are utilizing him and Reed looks like the best player on the field on almost every snap.
      • Mid-range WR3 with multiple avenues to quality upside
  • Tucker Kraft (4-4-64)
    • Kraft has been very solid since entering the starting lineup, but he’s a streamer through and through despite playing 100% snaps for the Packers.
      • Mid-range TE2/okay streaming option

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Houston Texans

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Robert WoodsWR31-20259.2%82.4%71.4%11.1%-0.710.7%8.3-0.070.231-0.0802840
Nico CollinsWR11130114.0%5.9%5.4%3.7%13.050.0%11.06.500.0841.18223
Noah BrownWR500010839.7%79.4%66.1%18.5%0.018.5%
John MetchieWR51606624.3%47.1%50.0%18.5%1.231.3%13.20.380.4480.0911628
Xavier HutchinsonWR32150207.4%67.6%73.2%11.1%5.013.0%6.70.650.2180.7502341
Brevin JordanTE33350114.0%76.5%75.0%11.1%11.711.5%3.71.350.1953.1822642
Eric SaubertTE     0.0%14.7%30.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Dameon PierceRB11-20-4-1.5%11.8%14.3%3.7%-2.025.0%-4.0-0.500.0450.50048
Devin SingletaryRB3000176.3%41.2%57.1%11.1%0.021.4%
Dare OgunbowaleRB214051.8%35.3%28.6%7.4%2.016.7%2.50.330.1240.8001216
Andrew BeckFB11260134.8%11.8%26.8%3.7%26.025.0%13.06.500.0892.000415

Week 14 Houston Texans Fantasy Takeaways:

  • C.J. Stroud (10-of-23, 91 yds., 0/0; left Week 14 - concussion)
    • Stroud struggled big time against the Jets in his worst game of the season. To top it off, he left Week 14 with a concussion and has to make it through concussion protocol before having a shot to play in Week 15. If it’s Davis Mills under center and not Stroud, this offense takes a big hit.
      • Top-8 fantasy QB when healthy
  • Devin Singletary (13-65-1; 3-0-0)
    • Singletary saw a bump to his snaps and was the lead back again for the Texans as, hopefully, they have figured out what they don’t have in Dameon Pierce. Singletary is still a little volatile as an RB2, but he’s a decent flex play, even with Davis Mills under center.
      • Low-end RB2 and mid-range flex
  • Nico Collins (1-1-13; left Week 14 - calf)
    • Just as Tank Dell was lost for the season, Collins only made it three snaps before he succumbed to a calf injury. Collins seems unlikely to play in Week 15 either, which is an awful runout for the Texans. 
      • High-end WR2 when healthy
  • Noah Brown (5-0-0)
    • Brown could find himself in a more prominent role with Tank Dell out for the season and Nico Collins on the shelf with a calf injury. For this week, it might be Davis Mills slinging the passes his way, which significantly drops the floor and ceiling of this offense.
      • WR4/deep flex
  • Dalton Schultz (Missed Week 14 - hamstring)
    • Schultz missed Week 14 with a hamstring injury, but he practiced in full for the first time in two weeks and is trending towards playing against Tennessee in Week 15. It’s a bad matchup for Schultz, so I’d only have him as a mid-range TE2 at best, with Davis Mills as the quarterback.
      • High-end TE2/mid-range streamer with a brutal upcoming schedule for fantasy playoffs

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Brevin Jordan (Dalton Schultz is trending toward playing in Week 15, but if Jordan plays, he’s still a pretty lousy play against a tough Titans defense against tight ends with Mills throwing him the ball down Nico Collins and Tank Dell. Should I keep going?)


Indianapolis Colts

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Michael PittmanWR1189508337.2%93.0%85.9%28.9%8.627.5%7.52.380.6951.1454055
Alec PierceWR322205223.3%95.3%90.6%7.9%7.37.3%17.30.540.2820.4234158
Josh DownsWR33320209.0%81.4%78.1%7.9%10.78.6%6.70.910.1811.6003550
Isaiah McKenzieWR     0.0%4.7%12.5%0.0%0.00.0%
D.J. MontgomeryWR     0.0%2.3%7.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Mo Alie-CoxTE112120.9%16.3%28.1%2.6%2.014.3%
Kylen GransonTE421703515.7%41.9%37.5%10.5%4.322.2%8.80.940.2680.4861824
Andrew OgletreeTE2000177.6%14.0%26.6%5.3%0.033.3%
Will MalloryTE554602611.7%37.2%31.3%13.2%9.231.3%5.22.880.2791.7691620
Zack MossRB84280-6-2.7%79.1%84.4%21.1%3.523.5%-0.80.820.297-4.6673454
Trey SermonRB     0.0%0.0%4.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Tyler GoodsonRB11-20-6-2.7%14.0%9.4%2.6%-2.016.7%-6.0-0.330.0210.33366

Week 14 Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Gardner Minshew (26-of-39, 240 yds., 1/1; 2-5)
    • Minshew hasn’t been particularly great, but amidst the quarterback injuries around the league, Minshew starts looking better and better. He’s a floor play with a dash of upside at times.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Jonathan Taylor (Missed Week 14 - thumb)
    • Head coach Shane Steichen has said he expects Taylor back before the end of the season, but whether that’s Week 15 is a different story. I would guess not, but Week 16 or 17 could be doable for him.
      • Locked-in RB1 when healthy
  • Zack Moss (13-28; 8-4-28)
    • Moss’ magic may have run out from earlier in the season, as his volume just isn’t turning into anything fruitful for fantasy managers. If you start him, you’re hoping and praying for a touchdown.
      • Low-end RB2 when Taylor is out
  • Michael Pittman (11-8-95)
    • A solid, safe, consistent WR2 with bankable targets and an excellent weekly floor. Pittman had his fourth-straight game with double-digit targets. Lock him into lineups.
      • High-end WR2
  • Josh Downs (3-3-32)
    • Downs has been unable to get to where he was earlier in 2023. He’s averaged seven targets per game since the Week 11 bye, but 13 of those targets came in Week 12. You can’t slot him into fantasy lineups right now, but he’s a decent bench option. Should you need to start him, Godspeed.
      • Low-end WR3/low-end flex option that’s trending down a bit

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Jacksonville Jaguars

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Calvin RidleyWR13453016634.7%98.2%94.7%26.5%4.123.6%12.80.960.6410.3195572
Zay JonesWR14529022547.0%92.9%84.2%28.6%2.126.9%16.10.560.7570.1295264
Tim JonesWR     0.0%14.3%13.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Parker WashingtonWR32271296.1%62.5%61.8%6.1%9.08.6%9.70.770.1340.9313547
Elijah CooksWR     0.0%5.4%9.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Evan EngramTE12119526714.0%87.5%89.5%24.5%7.924.5%5.61.940.4651.4184968
Luke FarrellTE     0.0%12.5%30.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Josh PedersonTE     0.0%7.1%9.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Travis EtienneRB44370-6-1.3%58.9%77.6%8.2%9.312.1%-
Tank BigsbyRB     0.0%0.0%1.3%0.0%0.00.0%
D'Ernest JohnsonRB32160-2-0.4%21.4%26.3%6.1%5.325.0%-0.71.330.089-8.0001220

Week 14 Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Trevor Lawrence (28-of-50, 257 yds., 3/3; 3-11)
    • Lawrence was inefficient against the Browns in Week 14, who have clamped down on many quarterbacks and offensive weapons this season. Still, the volume was excellent to see (50 pass attempts) and produced some gaudy target totals, albeit inefficient production from those targets.
      • Low-end QB1
  • Travis Etienne (14-35-1; 4-4-37)
    • Etienne returned from a 60% snap share in the last four weeks to 78% snaps for the first time since Week 8. While he wasn’t efficient (a running theme with the Jaguars), he got into the end zone to salvage his day.
      • Low-end RB1/high-end RB2
  • Calvin Ridley (13-4-53)
    • Ridley got the volume this week but was incredibly inefficient. We just can’t get the games right with Ridley, so he’s a WR3 with a high ceiling and a low floor.
      • Volatile WR3 with WR1 upside 
  • Zay Jones (14-5-29)
    • Jones is back to running 90% of routes per dropback like last season, so it’s looking like Zay Jones might be on the menu for more league winning. If you need a flex in a pinch, I like his role going forward, and he should be able to produce a bit for the Jaguars in their final chunk of the season.
      • High-end WR3
  • Evan Engram (12-11-95-2)
    • Engram has been the most consistent pass-catcher week to week and was TE1 this week with his massive line. He was the star for the Jaguars and should be in every starting lineup for the fantasy playoffs.
      • Mid-range TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Kansas City Chiefs

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Kadarius ToneyWR43250124.5%37.8%43.9%10.0%6.323.5%3.01.470.1812.0831729
Skyy MooreWR1000114.1%24.4%34.8%2.5%0.09.1%
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWR422204918.2%46.7%33.3%10.0%5.519.0%
Rashee RiceWR1077214717.5%82.2%84.8%25.0%7.227.0%4.71.950.4971.5323756
Richie JamesWR3140248.9%20.0%16.7%7.5%1.333.3%8.00.440.1750.167911
Justin WatsonWR21180186.7%57.8%54.5%5.0%9.07.7%9.00.690.1221.0002636
Travis KelceTE9683011944.2%88.9%89.4%22.5%9.222.5%
Noah GrayTE     0.0%28.9%39.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Blake BellTE     0.0%4.4%9.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Jerick McKinnonRB33180-3-1.1%40.0%45.5%7.5%6.016.7%-
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB42290-8-3.0%33.3%48.5%10.0%7.326.7%-2.01.930.129-3.6251532

Week 14 Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Patrick Mahomes (25-of-43, 271 yds., 1/1; 1-8)
    • Despite his weapons being up and down, we know what Mahomes can turn this ragtag bunch of weapons into every week.
      • QB1, but the offense hasn’t provided many spike weeks
  • Isiah Pacheco (Missed Week 14 - shoulder)
    • Pacheco missed Week 14 with his shoulder and watched Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Jerick McKinnon split up his usual workload to little success. If Pacheco is back, he should slot back into his solid RB2 role for the fantasy playoffs.
      • Mid-range RB2
  • Rashee Rice (10-7-72-1)
    • Rice has put together two fantastic weeks where he’s been WR3, WR22, and WR13, but he should be running 90% of routes per dropback, not 70%. He DID get to 82% routes per dropback last week, so it's better late than never, right? If you haven’t been starting him, get him in your lineups ASAP.
      • Mid-range WR3 with upside
  • Travis Kelce (10-6-83)
    • Stud. Dating Taylor Swift. Winning at life.
      • Overall TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Las Vegas Raiders

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Davante AdamsWR1075306955.6%100.0%98.1%34.5%5.327.0%6.91.430.9070.7683753
Jakobi MeyersWR6525043.2%100.0%98.1%20.7%4.216.2%0.70.680.3336.2503753
Hunter RenfrowWR53460129.7%59.5%48.1%17.2%9.222.7%
Tre TuckerWR10002217.7%5.4%5.6%3.4%0.050.0%
DeAndre CarterWR     0.0%2.7%3.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Austin HooperTE115032.4%24.3%37.0%3.4%5.011.1%3.00.560.0691.667920
Michael MayerTE21140129.7%73.0%94.4%6.9%7.07.4%6.00.520.1711.1672751
Josh JacobsRB22160-3-2.4%43.2%63.0%6.9%8.012.5%-
Zamir WhiteRB     0.0%8.1%9.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Ameer AbdullahRB227054.0%27.0%27.8%6.9%3.520.0%2.50.700.1321.4001015
Jakob JohnsonFB     0.0%8.1%14.8%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Josh Jacobs (13-34; 2-2-16; left Week 14 - knee)
    • The Raiders were shut out, and Josh Jacobs left a knee injury that left his Week 15 status in the air. If Jacobs misses Week 15, it looks to be a weird split between Ameer Abdullah and Zamir White, where White gets more work on the ground, and Abdullah gets the receiving work.
      •  Mid-range RB1
  • Davante Adams (10-7-53)
    • Adams got a ton of volume in Week 14, but it hasn’t been the same Adams we’ve grown accustomed to. Still, if you have him on your roster and are still vying for a championship, you’re not NOT starting him.
      • Low-end WR1
  • Jakobi Meyers (6-5-25)
    • Meyers has a more volatile role than earlier in the season, but he’s a low-tier flex in the fantasy playoffs.
      • Low-end WR3/mid-range flex

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Michael Mayer (saw a season-high 73% of routes but has been unable to produce on the increased time on the field)


Los Angeles Chargers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Keenan AllenWR12668013740.3%93.8%95.6%29.3%5.726.7%11.41.510.7210.4964565
Quentin JohnstonWR439106619.4%97.9%88.2%9.8%22.88.5%16.51.940.2821.3794760
Jalen GuytonWR118082.4%27.1%32.4%2.4%8.07.7%8.00.620.0531.0001322
Alex EricksonWR71907321.5%68.8%66.2%17.1%1.321.2%
Gerald EverettTE85390288.2%70.8%67.6%19.5%4.923.5%
Donald ParhamTE21110195.6%25.0%22.1%4.9%5.516.7%9.50.920.1120.5791215
Nick VannettTE     0.0%2.1%22.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Stephen AndersonTE     0.0%0.0%2.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Austin EkelerRB7549092.6%68.8%72.1%17.1%7.021.2%1.31.480.2755.4443349
Joshua KelleyRB     0.0%4.2%10.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Isaiah SpillerRB     0.0%10.4%17.6%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Justin Herbert (9-of-17, 96 yds., 0/1; left game - fractured finger)
    • Herbert fractured his finger and will be out for the season as he’ll get surgery on his throwing hand. Easton Stick (the forgotten North Dakota St. quarterback between the Carson Wentz and Trey Lance eras) came in to try and salvage what he could, and he was at least respectable on a per-attempt basis. He could get a start in Week 15, but the Chargers offense is different than it was a month ago.
      • Low-end QB1
  • Austin Ekeler (10-51; 7-5-49)
    • If the offense does anything for the rest of the season, it will fall on the shoulders of Austin Ekeler. He’s been inefficient on the ground for most of the season but had a solid game on 15 touches in Week 14.
      • Inefficient but high-touch-dependent RB1
  • Keenan Allen (12-6-68; will miss Week 15 - heel)
    • Allen was ruled out for Week 15 due to a heel injury, a devastating blow for the Chargers and fantasy managers who have gotten Allen’s monstrous fantasy production all season.
      • Top-5 fantasy WR
  • Joshua Palmer (Missed Week 14 - knee; activated for Week 15)
    • The Chargers lose Allen but gain Palmer as a trusted target for Easton Stick, who assumes quarterbacking duties with Justin Herbert out for the season. Palmer will get a ton of volume, but this passing game is clearly different from what it was earlier in the season. Temper your expectations.
      • Low-end WR3

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Justin Herbert (out for the season - finger fracture)


Los Angeles Rams

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Cooper KuppWR10811517520.7%97.7%97.4%26.3%11.523.8%7.52.740.5401.5334275
Tutu AtwellWR1000205.5%2.3%11.7%2.6%0.0100.0%
Puka NacuaWR858409726.8%95.3%93.5%21.1%10.519.5%
Ben SkowronekWR     0.0%2.3%7.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Demarcus RobinsonWR10346116345.0%97.7%85.7%26.3%4.623.8%
Austin TrammellWR     0.0%2.3%2.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Hunter LongTE     0.0%20.9%24.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Brycen HopkinsTE     0.0%4.7%3.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Davis AllenTE54501164.4%62.8%72.7%13.2%10.018.5%3.21.850.2283.1252756
Kyren WilliamsRB43-10-9-2.5%76.7%89.6%10.5%-0.312.1%-2.3-0.030.1400.1113369
Royce FreemanRB     0.0%9.3%10.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Matthew Stafford (23-of-41, 294 yds., 3/0; 1-(-1))
    • Stafford has stepped up his game from earlier in the season and tossed three touchdowns on a previously impenetrable Browns defense and three more on the Ravens this past week. Having the threat of Kyren Williams certainly helps this offense.
      • Mid-range QB2/mid-range streamer
  • Kyren Williams (25-114; 4-3-(-1))
    • Williams is an absolute stud with one of the best roles in fantasy football for a running back.
      • Low-end RB1 with receiving upside
  • Cooper Kupp (10-8-115-1)
    • Kupp looks healthy again, and this offense is finding its groove late in the season. Kupp looks good and needs to be in every lineup down the stretch.
      • Low-end WR1
  • Puka Nacua (8-5-84; 1-6)
    • Nacua does exceptionally well playing off of Cooper Kupp, and quarterback Matthew Stafford looks for him just as much as Kupp. Nacua is a slight step down in terms of fantasy value, but he’s a worthy start in every format in the fantasy playoffs.
      • Mid-range WR2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Miami Dolphins

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Tyreek HillWR546106726.6%58.5%47.2%15.2%12.220.8%13.42.540.4130.9102434
Jaylen WaddleWR867906224.6%82.9%81.9%24.2%9.923.5%7.82.320.5361.2743459
Braxton BerriosWR2213041.6%65.9%45.8%6.1%6.57.4%2.00.480.1023.2502733
Cedrick WilsonWR423003915.5%46.3%55.6%12.1%7.521.1%9.81.580.2900.7691940
River CracraftWR     0.0%22.0%20.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Durham SmytheTE321602710.7%61.0%76.4%9.1%5.312.0%9.00.640.2110.5932555
Julian HillTE     0.0%9.8%20.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Raheem MostertRB1140-6-2.4%46.3%63.9%3.0%4.05.3%-
Jeff WilsonRB     0.0%2.4%1.4%0.0%0.00.0%
De'Von AchaneRB952405722.6%53.7%45.8%27.3%2.740.9%
Alec IngoldFB1113020.8%22.0%40.3%3.0%13.011.1%2.01.440.0516.500929

Week 14 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Takeaways: 

  • Tua Tagovailoa (23-of-33, 240 yds., 0/0; 3-15)
    • Tua Tagovailoa remains a solid QB1, but with Tyreek Hill banged up, the offensive environment is dinged slightly. However, that’s still not enough to take Tua down from the QB1 pedestal.
      • Mid-range QB1
  • Raheem Mostert (21-96-2; 1-1-4)
    • Mostert is the unsexy option when standing next to Achane, but he’s not losing his role to Achane. There’s more than enough work for Mostert, and he saw the bulk of it and scored twice on Monday Night Football. Keep Raheem “Must-Start” in your lineup.
      • High-end RB2
  • De’Von Achane (7-47; 9-5-24)
    • Achane is in a good spot in terms of getting receiving work, but the rushing work suffered as Mostert took 75% of the running back carries in Week 14. Still, we know the massive upside Achane has, so you can’t afford to sit him.
      • Achane is a high-end RB2 going forward
  • Tyreek Hill (5-4-61)
    • Stud. Best fantasy wide receiver right now — even when banged up.
      • THE WR1
  • Jaylen Waddle (8-6-79)
    • Waddle saw the most volume amongst wide receivers, with Hill only getting 59% of routes per dropback thanks to his ankle injury. Waddle can still pop off in the fantasy playoffs and deserves to be in most fantasy football lineups. 
      • Low-end WR2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Minnesota Vikings

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Justin JeffersonWR322703212.7%17.4%18.1%9.1%9.037.5%10.73.380.2260.844813
Jordan AddisonWR32270228.8%100.0%95.8%9.1%9.06.5%7.30.590.1981.2274669
K.J. OsbornWR741504919.5%73.9%70.8%21.2%2.120.6%7.00.440.4550.3063451
Jalen NailorWR521305120.3%26.1%23.6%15.2%2.641.7%
Brandon PowellWR100083.2%56.5%50.0%3.0%0.03.8%
T.J. HockensonTE855309738.6%93.5%93.1%24.2%6.618.6%
Josh OliverTE100000.0%21.7%38.9%3.0%0.010.0%
Johnny MundtTE114020.8%2.2%6.9%3.0%4.0100.0%
Alexander MattisonRB1000-1-0.4%26.1%31.9%3.0%0.08.3%-
Ty ChandlerRB3370-9-3.6%50.0%55.6%9.1%2.313.0%-3.00.300.111-0.7782340
Kene NwangwuRB     0.0%2.2%4.2%0.0%0.00.0%
C.J. HamFB     0.0%8.7%11.1%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Alexander Mattison (10-66; 1-0-0)
    • Mattison was chugging along and then hurt his ankle early in the second half and didn’t return. If Mattison misses Week 15, Ty Chandler should be able to take hold of the run game in the interim.
      • Low-end RB2/okay flex when healthy
  • Ty Chandler (12-35; 3-3-7)
    • If Chandler gets the full RB1 role with Mattison hurt in Week 15, there will be a sizable workload for him to the point where you’ve got to put him into lineups as a low-end RB2 and flex play. 
      • Low-end RB2 if Mattison cannot play in Week 15 but a mid-range RB3 if splitting with an active Mattison.
  • Justin Jefferson (3-2-27; left Week 14 - chest)
    • So much for normalcy. Jefferson was lost for the game after taking a huge hit. Jefferson says he will play in Week 15, so as long as he’s right, he needs to be in your lineup.
      • Low-end WR1
  • Jordan Addison (3-2-27)
    • Joshua Dobbs was pulled for Nick Mullens, and the wide receivers suffered because of it. Addison is a hard player to put in your lineup with Mullens starting at quarterback in Week 15. Unless you have no other option, I’d be sitting him where I could. 
      • High-end WR4
  • T.J. Hockenson (8-5-53)
    • Hockenson is still a top tight end, even with Mullens at quarterback. Even if the quarterback change affects things, you must still eat your vegetables with Hockenson.
      • Top-5 fantasy TE

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Joshua Dobbs (benched in Week 14; you can’t trust him)


New England Patriots

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR649008446.2%96.9%98.2%23.1%15.019.4%14.02.900.6691.0713156
Tyquan ThorntonWR531704926.9%100.0%94.7%19.2%3.415.6%9.80.530.4770.3473254
Jalen ReagorWR100094.9%46.9%35.1%3.8%0.06.7%
Hunter HenryTE334023820.9%78.1%87.7%11.5%13.312.0%12.71.600.3191.0532550
Mike GesickiTE     0.0%40.6%33.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Pharaoh BrownTE114031.6%25.0%47.4%3.8%4.012.5%3.00.500.0691.333827
Ezekiel ElliottRB87721-11-6.0%78.1%91.2%30.8%9.032.0%-1.42.880.419-6.5452552
Ty MontgomeryRB21170105.5%18.8%10.5%7.7%8.533.3%5.02.830.1541.70066

Week 14 New England Patriots Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Rhamondre Stevenson (Missed Week 14 - high-ankle sprain)
    • Stevenson did not play in Week 14 and is likely to miss Week 15 as well. The decision is yours whether to drop him or not if you can’t stash him on IR.
      • Mid-range RB2 when healthy
  • Ezekiel Elliott (22-68; 8-7-72-1)
    • I don’t think anybody will argue with 140 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 29 touches. Even if the offense is not great, he’s still a good bet for massive volume with Stevenson out. He’s an excellent flex and a low-end RB2.
      • Mid-range RB2 with Stevenson out
  • Demario Douglas (Missed Week 14 - concussion)
    • Douglas did not play in Week 14, but the hope is that he can suit up in Week 15. He’s only a low-end flex option, though.
      • High-end WR4/low-end flex option

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New Orleans Saints

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Chris OlaveWR542816349.6%88.9%65.4%22.7%5.620.8%
A.T. PerryWR114404434.6%77.8%61.5%4.5%44.04.8%
Keith KirkwoodWR     0.0%18.5%44.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Lynn BowdenWR4424000.0%74.1%76.9%18.2%6.020.0%
Marquez CallawayWR     0.0%11.1%7.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Juwan JohnsonTE22100107.9%48.1%40.4%9.1%5.015.4%5.00.770.1911.0001321
Foster MoreauTE228032.4%44.4%63.5%9.1%4.016.7%1.50.670.1532.6671233
Jimmy GrahamTE221611612.6%14.8%15.4%9.1%8.050.0%
Alvin KamaraRB53-110-7-5.5%59.3%53.8%22.7%-2.231.3%-1.4-0.690.3021.5711628
Jamaal WilliamsRB1000-2-1.6%29.6%44.2%4.5%0.012.5%-
Adam PrenticeFB     0.0%3.7%19.2%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 New Orleans Saints Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Derek Carr (18-of-26, 119 yds., 2/1; 2-7)
    • Carr came back after a Week 13 concussion and only threw the ball 26 times, but the Saints only ran 52 plays, so it was a near-even split between pass and run. 
      • High-end QB2/streaming option when healthy
  • Alvin Kamara (12-56-1; 5-3-(-11))
    • He is no worse than RB19 in any of his games this season, and despite a weird game from a receiving standpoint, he still scored a touchdown. We’ll take it in a super positive game script from the Saints where the Panthers weren’t competitive.
      • High-end RB2 with a bump in PPR leagues to a low-end RB1
  • Chris Olave (5-4-28-1)
    • There wasn’t too much going on in the passing game in Week 14, but Olave got one of Carr’s two touchdowns and was second in receiving yards. Olave still racked up half of New Orleans’ air yards, continuing his air yard merchant ways.
      • High-end WR2 with WR1 upside
  • Taysom Hill (Missed Week 14 - foot/left hand)
    • Hill missed Week 14 with a couple of ailments, but if he’s playing and eligible at tight end in your league, he’s a worthwhile tight end-eligible play if you don’t have an elite option at the position.
      • Mid-range TE2 with TE1 upside each week

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Giants

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Darius SlaytonWR2214096.7%96.3%92.9%10.0%7.07.7%4.50.540.1971.5562652
Isaiah HodginsWR222213223.9%18.5%35.7%10.0%11.040.0%16.04.400.3170.688520
Jalin HyattWR32130139.7%88.9%64.3%15.0%4.312.5%4.30.540.2931.0002436
Wan'Dale RobinsonWR767907052.2%81.5%78.6%35.0%11.331.8%10.03.590.8911.1292244
Daniel BellingerTE2215064.5%74.1%91.1%10.0%7.510.0%3.00.750.1812.5002051
Lawrence CagerTE     0.0%14.8%16.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Saquon BarkleyRB4315043.0%74.1%85.7%20.0%3.820.0%1.00.750.3213.7502048
Matt BreidaRB     0.0%7.4%17.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Eric GrayRB     0.0%3.7%1.8%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 New York Giants Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Tommy DeVito (17-of-21, 158 yds., 1/0; 10-71)
    • He’s a weak streaming candidate that you can’t trust in the fantasy playoffs, but Tommy Cutlets sure got the job done at home against Packers, eh?
      • Low-end QB2/weak streamer
  • Saquon Barkley (20-86-2; 4-3-15)
    • He is still a stud and a must-start option, but his good games will be paired with terrible ones where defenses will take Barkley away to let DeVito throw against them. When Barkley gets into the end zone twice, though, it doesn’t matter much. Start Barkley.
      • Low-end RB1
  • Darren Waller (Missed Week 14 - hamstring)
    • Placed on IR with a hamstring injury and could return in Week 15. Waller has yet to play since Week 8.
      • Low-end TE1 when healthy

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Jets

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Garrett WilsonWR149108016268.9%97.7%91.2%40.0%7.733.3%11.62.571.0830.6674262
Allen LazardWR     0.0%79.1%72.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Randall CobbWR1115162.6%14.0%19.1%2.9%15.016.7%6.02.500.0612.500613
Xavier GipsonWR1130-2-0.9%53.5%44.1%2.9%3.04.3%-
Irvin CharlesWR     0.0%2.3%2.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Tyler ConklinTE645704519.1%58.1%55.9%17.1%9.524.0%
Jeremy RuckertTE333703012.8%25.6%48.5%8.6%12.327.3%10.03.360.2181.2331133
Kenny YeboahTE     0.0%18.6%33.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Breece HallRB98861-1-0.4%62.8%61.8%25.7%9.633.3%-
Dalvin CookRB11-50-5-2.1%11.6%23.5%2.9%-5.020.0%-5.0-1.000.0281.000516
Israel AbanikandaRB     0.0%2.3%7.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Nick BawdenFB     0.0%14.0%32.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 New York Jets Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Breece Hall (10-40; 9-8-86-1)
    • Give the Jets credit: they took advantage of a bad situation with the Texans and then steamrolled them. Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson were the main cogs, with Hall’s explosiveness evident in the short area as he racked up catches thanks to the lack of explosiveness from Zach Wilson and the weather playing a factor.
      • Mid-range RB2
  • Garrett Wilson (14-9-108; 1-3)
    • Wilson to Wilson was a winning combo in Week 14, as when the quarterback Wilson was in a groove, he got the ball to the wide receiver Wilson. Easy game; get the good players the ball and let them do what they do.
      • Mid-range WR2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Philadelphia Eagles

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
A.J. BrownWR13994014348.8%96.4%92.6%46.4%7.248.1%11.03.481.0380.6572750
DeVonta SmithWR10573013245.1%100.0%94.4%35.7%7.335.7%13.22.610.8510.5532851
Olamide ZaccheausWR12800113.8%35.7%27.8%3.6%0.010.0%
Britain CoveyWR     0.0%0.0%3.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Julio JonesWR     0.0%17.9%24.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Dallas GoedertTE4430072.4%92.9%83.3%14.3%7.515.4%
Jack StollTE     0.0%10.7%20.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Grant CalcaterraTE     0.0%0.0%5.6%0.0%0.00.0%
D'Andre SwiftRB     0.0%32.1%50.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Kenneth GainwellRB     0.0%42.9%46.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Boston ScottRB     0.0%0.0%5.6%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jalen Hurts (18-of-27, 197 yds., 0/0; 5-30)
    • A weekly stud despite the dud in Week 14.
      • A must-start QB1
  • D’Andre Swift (11-39)
    • Swift had one of his worst games of the season where the Eagles were in a trailing script, and he couldn’t get anything going while the team could run the ball.
      • Low-end RB2
  • A.J. Brown (13-9-94)
    • Stud. Grown a** man. Brown is a must-start.
      • Locked-in WR1
  • DeVonta Smith (10-5-73)
    • Also, a stud. You’ve got to start Smith each week.
      • High-end WR2 with potential for overall WR1 spike weeks
  • Dallas Goedert (4-4-30)
    • Goedert returned and was solid enough in his first game back. Still, in fantasy, he’s probably at the back end of the TE1 landscape with how condensed targets are to Brown and Smith.
      • Low-end TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Pittsburgh Steelers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Diontae JohnsonWR7357113649.8%90.5%68.6%21.2%8.118.4%19.41.500.6670.4193848
George PickensWR651903211.7%97.6%85.7%18.2%3.214.6%5.30.460.3550.5944160
Allen RobinsonWR312105720.9%54.8%58.6%9.1%7.013.0%19.00.910.2830.3682341
Calvin AustinWR     0.0%23.8%28.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Miles BoykinWR     0.0%2.4%11.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Pat FreiermuthTE731806022.0%83.3%68.6%21.2%2.620.0%8.60.510.4720.3003548
Darnell WashingtonTE21120-3-1.1%16.7%42.9%6.1%6.028.6%-1.51.710.083-4.000730
Rodney WilliamsTE     0.0%2.4%5.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Najee HarrisRB3319000.0%35.7%57.1%9.1%6.320.0%
Jaylen WarrenRB54290-9-3.3%42.9%52.9%15.2%5.827.8%-1.81.610.204-3.2221837

Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jaylen Warren (7-11; 5-4-29)
    • Warren (43%) saw more routes per dropback than Harris (36%) did but was out-snapped and out-touched by Harris in Week 14. Right now, the offense is at the mercy of Trubisky and Mike Sullivan (play-caller).
      • He is a mid-range RB2 right now with low-end RB1 upside if he gets the majority of the work
  • Najee Harris (12-29; 3-3-19)
    • At this point, it doesn’t matter too much. The offense has pretty much crushed most previously fantasy-relevant players, including Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris. Harris got more touches (15) to Warren’s 11, but the inefficiency bug doesn’t miss on anybody where black and gold.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Diontae Johnson (7-3-57-1)
    • Diontae Johnson’s new thing is scoring touchdowns, apparently. That’s two consecutive weeks with a receiving touchdown. Who is this guy? The current state of the Steelers’ offense is pretty bad, and everyone suffers, but Johnson might be THE guy you could start in your fantasy lineup and not feel terrible about it.
      • Low-end WR3
  • George Pickens (6-5-19)
    • Pickens doesn’t inspire much confidence right now, and with Trubisky at the helm, you can make the case to drop him.
      • High-end WR4/low-end flex
  • Pat Freiermuth (7-3-18)
    • Freiermuth's inefficiency could be easily attributed to Trubisky's woes. Still, you can’t trust him in any fantasy lineups right now with how the Steelers’ offense operates.
      • Mid-range TE2 with Trubisky

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


San Francisco 49ers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Brandon AiyukWR96126011445.2%96.8%90.7%33.3%14.030.0%
Deebo SamuelWR9714916525.8%87.1%77.8%33.3%16.633.3%7.25.520.6812.2922742
Jauan JenningsWR1000104.0%48.4%33.3%3.7%0.06.7%
Chris ConleyWR     0.0%9.7%14.8%0.0%0.00.0%
George KittleTE537616124.2%90.3%92.6%18.5%15.217.9%12.22.710.4471.2462850
Charlie WoernerTE1130-1-0.4%22.6%40.7%3.7%3.014.3%-1.00.430.053-3.000722
Brayden WillisTE     0.0%0.0%7.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Christian McCaffreyRB118052.0%90.3%88.9%3.7%8.03.6%
Jordan MasonRB1160-2-0.8%3.2%11.1%3.7%6.0100.0%-
Kyle JuszczykFB     0.0%25.8%42.6%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Brock Purdy (19-of-27, 368 yds., 2/1; 2-7)
    • We’ve got to call a spade “a spade”. Purdy is a QB1 and benefits from the awesome weapons around him while lifting them as much as possible.
      • A safe, low-end QB1
  • Christian McCaffrey (16-145; 1-1-8)
    • Stud.
      • CMC is a locked-in RB1
  • Brandon Aiyuk (9-6-126)
    • Keep the efficiency coming! While Aiyuk didn’t score a touchdown this week, he put up 126 yards through the air, and this 49ers' offense is running on all cylinders. 
      • Set-and-forget WR2 with WR1 spike weeks
  • Deebo Samuel (9-7-149-1; 1-1-1-1)
    • Prime Deebo really IS here; yikes for opposing defenses. 
      • Must-start WR1
  • George Kittle (5-3-76-1)
    • You’re playing Kittle regardless of matchup, but we take his low and middling games to get the enormous spike weeks.
      • Set-and-forget TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Seattle Seahawks

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DK MetcalfWR5252111147.2%94.7%89.8%16.1%10.413.9%22.21.440.5730.4683653
Tyler LockettWR668906527.7%81.6%81.4%19.4%14.819.4%10.82.870.4841.3693148
Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWR742504920.9%78.9%71.2%22.6%3.623.3%7.00.830.4850.5103042
Jake BoboWR     0.0%10.5%16.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Dareke YoungWR     0.0%0.0%1.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Noah FantTE42350218.9%55.3%61.0%12.9%8.819.0%5.31.670.2561.6672136
Will DisslyTE113000.0%15.8%32.2%3.2%3.016.7%0.00.500.0480.000619
Colby ParkinsonTE2228193.8%31.6%45.8%6.5%14.016.7%4.52.330.1243.1111227
Kenneth WalkerRB54330-14-6.0%52.6%55.9%16.1%6.625.0%-2.81.650.200-2.3572033
Zach CharbonnetRB1140-6-2.6%26.3%42.4%3.2%4.010.0%-6.00.400.031-0.6671025
DeeJay DallasRB     0.0%2.6%1.7%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Geno Smith (Missed Week 14 - groin)
    • Smith missed Week 14 as Drew Lock came in to start in his place vs. the 49ers. Lock was solid, but we’ll see if Smith is good to play in Week 15 at home vs. the Eagles.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Kenneth Walker (8-21; 5-4-33)
    • Walker played much more than Charbonnet; perhaps it was a question of perceived health, with Walker getting a more extended layoff than Charbonnet. No matter the case, Walker’s routes shot up to 53% — his highest since Week 7 when Charbonnet started taking more work consistently.
      • Volatile mid-range RB2
  • Zach Charbonnet (9-44; 1-1-4)
    • Charbonnet got the short end of the stick here with the workload but it could have been because Walker was seen as the healthier of the two backs. I’m willing to give Charbonnet a bit of a pass here.
      • Low-end RB2/mid-range flex
  • DK Metcalf (5-2-52-1)
    • Metcalf scored very early and only caught one more ball the rest of the way in Week 14. He’s up and down, but as we saw just a couple of weeks ago, Metcalf’s ceiling is sky-high. Put him in your lineups, and hope more boom weeks come during the fantasy playoffs.
      • Boom-or-bust high-end WR3 with some spike week potential
  • Tyler Lockett (6-6-89)
    • Lockett had one of the better games of the season, but he hasn’t been as valuable as he’s been the past few years. Still, if you drafted him, he’s likely in your lineup the rest of the way.
      • Mid-range WR3
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba (7-4-25)
    • JSN led the Seahawks in targets in Week 14, but he was bottled up quite a bit by the 49ers. It’s not like you can start him, but he’s in the weird limbo whether to keep him on your bench or drop him. It’s all roster-dependent; drop him if you need to roster spot. If you can afford to keep him, do so. But it’s not a safe start right now, being so volatile in the production department despite his evident target-earning ability over the last month.
      • Low-end WR3/mid-range flex option

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Mike EvansWR61807225.4%93.5%92.6%20.7%1.320.7%
Chris GodwinWR11553014250.2%90.3%83.8%37.9%4.839.3%12.91.890.9200.3732857
Trey PalmerWR115041.4%74.2%85.3%3.4%5.04.3%
Deven ThompkinsWR     0.0%6.5%7.4%0.0%0.00.0%
David MooreWR1111031.1%19.4%20.6%3.4%11.016.7%3.01.830.0593.667614
Cade OttonTE521615619.8%87.1%97.1%17.2%3.218.5%11.20.590.3970.2862766
Ko KieftTE1000103.5%6.5%4.4%3.4%0.050.0%
Payne DurhamTE     0.0%9.7%5.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Rachaad WhiteRB22331-10-3.5%87.1%83.8%6.9%16.57.4%-
Chase EdmondsRB2218062.1%9.7%17.6%6.9%9.066.7%

Week 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Baker Mayfield (14-of-29, 144 yds., 2/0; 3-3-1)
    • The trouble with streaming quarterbacks is that you run into these games with Mayfield. That’s what makes them streamers. Mayfield put up a QB12 game last week on only 144 yards passing, thanks to two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. That’s good enough for streamer territory in this gross fantasy quarterback landscape.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Rachaad White (25-102; 2-2-33-1)
    • It's a top-three running back role in fantasy and shockingly close to the role Christian McCaffrey has without the fanfare or a consistently superb, efficient offense. White has been superb in the back half of 2023.
      • High-end RB2 with RB1 potential
  • Mike Evans (6-1-8)
    • Evans had a dud game; even the greats have them as defenses (in this case, Falcons stud cornerback A.J. Terrell) take away players to let others beat them, which was the case as the Bucs still beat the Falcons. No worries here with Evans; keep rolling him out.
      • Low-end WR1/high-end WR2 each week
  • Chris Godwin (11-5-53)
    • With the Falcons and Terrell clearly bottling Evans, Godwin stepped up with 11 targets, although he only caught just 5-of-11. It’s not enough to take him out of low-end WR3 territory in fantasy, but the target-earning Chris Godwin is in there somewhere, and we haven’t gotten him for much of this season.
      • Low-end WR3/mid-range flex
  • Cade Otton (5-2-16-1)
    • Otton is the quintessential “hoping for a touchdown” play, as he runs a bunch of routes every week, and his value is derived from getting into the end zone. He still did, helping whoever started him. But he’s nothing more than a Hail Mary option at tight end.
      • Low-end TE2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tennessee Titans

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DeAndre HopkinsWR127124117151.4%85.7%63.4%35.3%10.333.3%14.33.440.8890.7253645
Treylon BurksWR11106018.0%73.8%64.8%2.9%1.03.2%
Nick Westbrook-IkhineWR422804112.3%88.1%88.7%11.8%7.010.8%10.30.760.2630.6833763
Kyle PhilipsWR     0.0%7.1%4.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Chris MooreWR11220175.1%28.6%4.2%2.9%22.08.3%17.01.830.0801.294123
Colton DowellWR     0.0%2.4%2.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Chigoziem OkonkwoTE65460164.8%73.8%67.6%17.6%7.719.4%2.71.480.2982.8753148
Trevon WescoTE     0.0%4.8%35.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Kevin RaderTE     0.0%7.1%14.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Derrick HenryRB2117041.2%26.2%50.7%5.9%8.518.2%2.01.550.0974.2501136
Tyjae SpearsRB86890247.2%57.1%63.4%23.5%11.133.3%3.03.710.4033.7082445
Jonathan WardRB     0.0%0.0%1.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 14 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Derrick Henry (17-34-2; 2-1-17)
    • It wouldn’t be “Dehember” without Henry’s third-consecutive game with two touchdowns on the ground. 60% of Henry’s touchdown output has come in the last three weeks, and even if the yardage doesn’t come along for the ride, you’re still starting Henry where you’ve got him.
      • Low-end RB2 but still retains RB1 upside
  • Tyjae Spears (7-29; 8-6-89)
    • There is elite contingency value here for Spears if something happens to Henry, but Spears' standalone role could increase here as he was heavily involved in the Titans' comeback against the Dolphins. The Titans may want to see more of Spears, as Henry is a free agent, so that’s interesting to watch. However, he’d slot into fantasy lineups as a very low-end flex option for me.
      • Low-end RB3 with high-end RB2 contingent upside
  • DeAndre Hopkins (12-7-124-1)
    • Among the wide receivers, Will Levis has eyes for DeAndre Hopkins, and why shouldn’t he? The offensive environment in Tennessee could produce some clunkers for Hopkins, but the passing volume often flows through him. 
      • High-end WR3

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Washington Commanders


Week 14 Washington Commanders Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Sam Howell
    • Hey, Howell has been a QB1 in every game the past six weeks, so while it may be gross at times, you take the good with the bad.
      • Low-end QB1
  • Brian Robinson
    • Robinson still isn’t practicing with his hamstring, which could open the door for Antonio Gibson and Chris Rodriguez to take on more work in this offense. Gibson likely retains his current role, plus adds some rushing work, while Rodriguez takes the rest of the carries. 
      • Mid-range RB2 when healthy
  • Antonio Gibson
    • Gibson benefits a bit if Robinson cannot suit up in Week 15. He would be a low-end RB2 with some PPR upside.
      • Low-end RB2 if Robinson misses Week 15 
  • Terry McLaurin
    • McLaurin should be in line for some volume, but it’s very hit-or-miss with the Commanders, as Howell loves to spread the ball to multiple targets instead of honing in on one player. McLaurin has been hit the hardest with this distribution, cratering his value to the point where he’s a tough start most weeks.
      • Low-end WR3
  • Logan Thomas
    • Thomas should see volume, but as we said with McLaurin, it’s tough to peg Thomas with any kind of projectable volume in the passing game. That’s why he’s a TE2 and a streaming candidate.
      • High-end TE2/mid-range TE streamer

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A



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