Fantasy Football Week 14: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Sleepers

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Nov 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) runs after a catch in the fourth quarter of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Browns won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Start ‘Em

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns

Me telling you to start Josh Gordon may be a bit unnecessary for fantasy football week 14. However, I’ll do it anyways.

Gordon is a must-start this week, and for good reason. Over the Browns previous two games, Gordon has been targeted a combined 29 times, hauling in 15 of the attempts.

To further strengthen Gordon’s case, he will play his first home game of the year on Sunday.

The Browns could also find themselves playing catch up early against Andrew Luck and a tough Indianapolis Colts team. If the Browns are forced to take to the air, Gordon will almost certainly reap the reward — no matter who starts at quarterback.

The Colts pass defense is not very good either.

It wasn’t long ago that they were dismantled by Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers and last week they were once again put through the ringer — this time by Colt McCoy.

Start Gordon as your WR1 with great confidence in fantasy football week 14.

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Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

There are a lot of fantasy football owners who have begun to lose faith in an aging Jason Witten. The fact of the matter remains though, that Witten remains one of the best at the position in the game.

The tight end position has been a frustrating one to most fantasy football owners in 2014. The usual good ones at the position, (I.E. Vernon Davis) haven’t fared very well this year. Meanwhile, other up and comers like Coby Fleener, Michael Bennett and Delanie Walker have “broken through” so to speak this season.

DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys improved run game can be directly credited for the decline in Witten’s usual numbers.

However, this week, I expect Witten to return to his former glory.

The Cowboys will take on the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football in week 14, and this game (like the Browns-Colts game) could turn into a shoot out. Both the Bears and the Cowboys defenses have given up a plethora of yards to opposing teams this year, (the Cowboys are allowing 364.1 YPG, while the Bears are allowing 376.2 YPG) and Chicago has actually given up more points than any other team to opposing tight ends.

Take a shot at Witten this week, there is a good chance that he will find the endzone in this one.

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