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I hope you all had a great fantasy week and that all your teams have already secured their playoff berth.

We will get down to business with the streamers soon, but if you read my articles, you know I like to talk shop first!

I have two teams in and one team out. My dynasty team made a big-a-bad-a-boom, getting the league high score and the 8th highest score in our league history going back to 2011:

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I now own three of the all-time top-10 scores. If only my team can keep scoring like this through the playoffs!!!

I have the highest fantasy points in this league by 60 fantasy points, but I only have the 3rd seed. My team is up against the 2nd seeded team in Week 14. It's simple; if my team wins, I get the 2nd seed and a Week 15 bye. So I have a lot on the line in Week 14. Essentially, if I win this week, I double my probability to win the championship.

My RB corps isn't my team's strong point with James CookJerome Ford and Brian Robinson. I have a repository of 11 2024 draft picks, 2 1sts, 4 2nds and 5 3rds, and three 2025 draft picks, a 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd, so I could just spend some draft capital and buy myself a real RB1 to see me through the rest of the season. The owner of Christian McCaffrey was out of the playoffs, and so I offered him a low 1st and high 2nd for McCaffrey. He shopped McCaffrey around and made this trade:

McCaffrey, Jameson Williamson, the Commanders Defense, and 2 3rd round picks (a 2024 and a 2025) for Austin Ekeler, Jahan Dotson, Cooper Kupp, the Bengals Defense, a 2025 1st and 2025 2nd round pick.

If I wanted McCaffrey without giving up one of my top WRs I was going to need to send him my two first round picks. McCaffrey is a 27-year-old 7-year vet. As I showed in How to Add an RB1 to Your Dynasty Team the drop off for RBs is very sharp after the 6th year.

I have put out trade offers for Alvin Kamara and Michael Keaton, but I doubt I will get either. The owner of Kamara countered my offer of a low 2024 1st and high 2024 3rd with Kamara and Bryce Young for a high 2024 1st and Anthony Richardson. As much as I would like to welcome Kamara to my roster, I am not going to take this offer. Kamara is also a 7-year veteran and the key to dynasty trades is the word "dynasty". As much as I would like to buy myself a championship this season, I will not overpay for players and sacrifice the future of my team. I still have a good chance at the championship and I am just going to let the chips fall where they may.

Okay, now down to business with streamers.

If you are new to this article, here are some things you should know: This article is for deeper roster leagues (18 to 24 players). These are the players that are available in my three leagues. The players with the asterisks in front of them are available in my 24-player roster league - a dynasty league. I always try to have at least two players from that league here to accommodate those of you in similar leagues. The first number in parenthesis is the ranking of the defensive team versus the fantasy position of the offensive player, where 1st is the strongest defense (allowing the least fantasy points) and 32nd is the weakest defense (allowing the most fantasy points). The second number in parenthesis is the current PPR fantasy point projection from our special blend. However, don't put too much into these projections as not all projection providers are fully up-to-date yet. Rather read the info that goes with them to make more informed decisions that might suit your circumstances better.

QB

  • Jake Browning, Cin v Ind (10th, 15.7) - Browning had an amazing second game to get the win in overtime against the Jaguars. He went 32-37-354 with 1 passing TD and 1 rushing TD.
  • Tommy Devito, NYG v GB (8th, 14.1) - This rookie has started in 4 games this season. He has averaged 16 throws and 174 yards per game. However, he has thrown 7 TDs to on 3 Ints in that time.
  • Will Levis, Ten @ Mia (18th, 13.9) - This rookie scored more TDs in his first start (4) than he has in his following 5 starts (3). He does have some matchups from Week 14 to the end of the fantasy season.
  • Joe Flacco, Cle v Jax (30th, 13.2) - Flacco completed 23 of 44 passes for 254 yard, 2 TDs and 1 INT. There is a good chance he will remain the starter for the rest of the season.
  • *Mitchell Trubisky, Pit v NE (6th, 12.6) - Trubisky will be filling in for Kenny Pickett who had surgery yesterday for a high ankle sprain. Trubisky has been unspectacular for the five quarters he has been on the field this year, 29-49-273 with 2 TDs and 2 Ints, a six carries for 23 yards.
  • Aidan O'Connell, LV v Min (16th, 12.7) - Just a very average rookie to fill the QB slot in your lineup if you are desperate.

RB

  • Ty Chandler, Min v LV (27th, 6.4) - It looked like Chandler might take the lead role away from Alexander Mattison after Week 12, but Chandler has plunged back to earth in Week 13 with only 5 touches, and remains the back up with modest production.
  • Dameon Pierce, Hou @ NYJ (32nd, 5.8) - Pierce led the Texans backfield in Week 13. However, he is still in an unpredictable timeshare with Devin Singletary.
  • Latavius Murray, Buf @ KC (14th, 5.7) - Although Murray shares the backfield with James Cook and Ty Johnson he has averaged 11 touches per game the last three games.
  • Rico Dowdle, Dal v Phi (2nd, 4.9) - Dowdle is getting consistent volume as a change of pace back behind Tony Pollard. In the last four games he has scored 2 TDs and averaged 8 touches per game.
  • *Cordarelle Patterson, Atl v TB (13th, 4.0) - This seasoned 32-year old veteran gets light volume behind Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allegeier.
  • *Ty Johnson, Buf @ KC (14th, ---) - Under the Bills new interim OC, Johnson has seen 12 touches in his last two games.

WR

  • Tyler Boyd, Cin v Ind (14th, 10.6) - Boyd has been a consistent receiver all season averaging 4.6 receptions per game and 2 TDs on the season.
  • Elijah Moore, Cle v Jax (26th, 9.7) - Caught 3 of 9 targets in Week 12 with Jake Browning behind center. Moore has averaged 6.6 targets per game and has only 1 TD. If Amari Cooper is out this week, Moore could see a slight uptick in volume.
  • Khalil Shakir, Buf @ KC (15th, 8.1) - This sophomore had a career day last week against the toughest D vs the pass, with 3 TDs for 115 yards and a TD. With 18 catches and a TD on 20 targets in the last five games, and a likely shootout against a soft Eagles secondary, he can make a nice addition to your roster for Week 12.
  • Darius Slayton, NYG v GB (21st, 7.8) - Slayton is averaging 2.7 catches per game and has 1 TD on the season.
  • DeVante Parker, NE @ Pit (17th, 6.7) - The Patriots went scoreless in Week 13, but Parker had 4 receptions for 64 yards.
  • Dontayvion Wicks, GB @ NYG (29th, 6.5) - This rookie returned last week and turned in a typical performance, catching three of four balls thrown his way by Jordan Love.
  • Alec Pierce, Ind @ Cin (18th, 6.2) - Averaging 3.9 catches and 42 yards receiving per game. Has 1 TD on the season.
  • *Trenton Irwin, Cin v Ind (13th, 4.7) - Irwin has been getting very light volume over the last four weeks, in which he is 7-11-140 with one TD.
  • *Parker Washington, Jax @ Cle (2nd, 3.7) - The rookie made his debut in Week 13, catching all 6 balls thrown his way, and scoring a TD.
  • *Demarcus Robinson, LAR @ Bal (4th, 2.7) - Robinson out-snapped Tutu Atwell on Sunday, 38 to 25, and he caught 4 of 5 passes, one for a TD. He might be becoming the Rams 3rd WR behind Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua.

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TE

  • Tyler Conklin, NYJ v Hou (30th, 9.2) - Conklin only caught 3 of his 9 targets in Week 13. Look for him to bounce back in Week 14 against a team that is 30th against TEs.
  • Chigoziem Okonkwo, Ten @ Mia (17th, 8.1) - Okonkwo has averaged 2.75 receptions per game over the last four games. He has no TDs on the season.
  • Michael Mayer, LVR v Min (14th, 6.3) - This rookie has 1 TD and averaged 2.75 receptions over the last four games.
  • Tanner Hudson, Cin @ Jax (25th, 6.0) - Hudson has averaged 4.5 receptions the last four games.
  • Gerald Everett, LAC v Den (31st, 6.0) - Everett has been a reliable safety valve for Justin Herbert all season. He has 4 receptions in each of the last two games.
  • *Harrison Bryant, Cle v Jax (19th, 1.5) - Bryant is seeing an uptick in volume with Joe Flacco behind center. He has scored a TD in each of his last two games.


K

  • Evan McPherson, Cin v Ind (31st, 9.4)
  • Matt Gay, Ind @ Cin (24th, 9.3)
  • Jason Myers, Mia @ SF (12th, 8.8)
  • Cairo Sandos, Chi v Det (10th, 8.5)
  • Will Lutz, Den @ LAC (8th, 8.5)

D

  • Houston Texans @ NYJ (31st, 6.9)
  • Los Angeles Rams @ Bal (14th, 6.4)
  • New York Giants v GB (10th, 6.4)
  • Minnesota Vikings @ LV (23rd, 5.8)