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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 14: Wide receiver

Not every fantasy owner has Josh Gordon and Calvin Johnson, so here are a few guys that might be tough decision to play this week.

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Some receivers are having some huge years and they didn't have too much hype coming into the year. A lot of savvy folks saw Josh Gordon's huge opportunity with a new offensive coordinator on a team that had a weak run game and knew he was going to bust out. Of course, not many would have expected him to be ranked second in receiving yards after being suspended.


Michael Floyd - He's kind of under the radar and really shouldn't be. Floyd's last three games have been outstanding and there is almost nothing negative about any of them.

Three weeks ago he put a 6-193-1 line on the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Week 12 he had a 7-104-0 line vs. the Indianapolis Colts and last week he had 5-99-1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. It's pretty remarkable to have at least five catches while averaging 130 yards as a WR2 in his own offense.

Moving forward, Floyd gets a good matchup against Cortland Finnegan of the St. Louis Rams. Finnegan lets a lot of underneath stuff get in front of him, so Floyd should be a good bet for at least five catches. Plus, he can make plays in the open field. Floyd is a must-start option in standard and PPR leagues.

Keenan Allen - This might be a little obvious, but Allen is red-hot again. He struggled back in Week 10 and 11 with just 43.0 yards per game, but over his last two he's ripped it up to the tune of 115.0 yards per game on 8.5 catches. He's clearly Philip Rivers' favorite target even with Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green gets a lot of the targets in between the numbers.

He gets the Giants of New York this week. They have been fairly solid and have a couple outstanding games of keeping receivers in check. Considering receivers as a group, they allowed 127 yards or less in three of the last four games. Although, two of those games came against the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.

It's not the best matchup for Allen, but he's coming in too hot to sit.

Kendall Wright - Another good matchup for Wright for a lot of reasons. First, the Broncos allow the 22nd most points to fantasy receivers. Secondly, the Titans are going to have to pass and play catchup against Peyton Manning and Co. The Broncos will likely leave a lot of stuff over the middle with Cover 4 and prevent-style defenses, which is conducive to a slot guy.

Wright has been consistent over his last four games with at last seven catches and 77 yards. He's a must-play guy in PPR and a strong WR2 in standard leagues.


Marques Colston - There are a lot of reasons to sit Colston. His last two games have been terrible, averaging four catches for 33.5 receiving yards and no TDs and he's losing a lot of targets to guys like Kenny Stills, Lance Moore and Robert Meachem.

The New Orleans Saints also get a horrible matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Sure, the Saints are at home, but the Panthers' defense has traveled very well. Since Week 2, Mike Wallace is the only WR to catch a TD pass against the Panthers. Colston should be on most benches.

Hakeem Nicks - It's hard to imagine you would sit a guy like Hakeem Nicks when he's healthy, but it's almost impossible to play him. He's been outplayed by Rueben Randle and isn't putting up numbers at all this season. He has no touchdowns on the year and his yardage numbers are trending down and hasn't gained more than 51 yards in any of his last five games. Nicks is basically useless right now even with a solid matchup against the San Diego Chargers.

Danny Amendola - Speaking of injury-prone receivers that are healthy, Amendola is another player that is almost impossible to play in standard leagues. He only has eight catches in his last two games and averaged just 35.5 yards per game. Plus, those were in some favorable matchups. It'll be a little tougher this week against the Cleveland Browns. If you're in a standard leagues, Amendola shouldn't be in your starting lineup.

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