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

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Nov 30, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (52) celebrates with defensive back Robert Blanton (36) during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Panthers 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings

After a lengthy delay from playing up to the expectations that many had for the Vikings tight end, Kyle Rudolph may be finally up to par in 2014.

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As mentioned above, the tight end position has been a tough field to navigate this season. Rudolph was predicted to be one of the top tight ends in the league prior to the start of the 2014, but battled injuries for a portion of the season.

Over the last three games Rudolph has just five receptions, but that trend is likely to end this week when the Vikings play host to the New York Jets. The Jets have issued an NFL worst 12 touchdowns to tight ends so far this year, and Rudolph is a big goal lint threat. Therefor, starting Rudolph in week 14 is a worthy gamble.

Minnesota Vikings D/ST

Keeping things in Minnesota for our next fantasy football week 14 sleeper pick were going with the Vikings defense against none other than Geno Smith and the New York Jets. This decision to go with Minnesota this week is based largely on their opponents play over weeks prior.

To be perfectly honest, the Jets quarterback play has been absolutely horrendous in 2014.

Between both Smith and Michael Vick, it seems like a turnover is just one play away. Frigid cold and wind are expected at kick off and the poor conditions will likely only make protecting the football harder for the Jets.

Few defenses have a better match up than that of the Vikings in week 14. Even if you currently have a defense that you feel comfortable with playing, giving the Viks D a solid look could prove being the difference between wining and losing this week.

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