Our own Pat Fitzmaurice has been among the most accurate fantasy football experts in the industry over the last several years. Fitz was THE most accurate in-season ranker in 2020. What better way to prepare for your fantasy football start/sit lineup decisions than by reviewing his rankings? You can do just that below.
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The weather forecast is expected to be better for Jordan Love when he rolls into East Rutherford on Monday night to face the Giants at MetLife Stadium, and Love has been scorching-hot lately. His fantasy finishes over his last four games: QB12, QB9, QB5, QB7. He’s averaged 286.5 passing yards per game over that stretch, with 10 TD passes and two INTs. Packers WR Christian Watson is dealing with a hamstring injury and probably won’t play, but Love is still a reasonably appealing fantasy option for Week 14.
I wasn’t sure what the Carolina backfield split was going to look like after the firing of head coach Frank Reich and running backs coach Duce Staley. Well, the new regime has made up its mind: This is Chuba Hubbard‘s backfield. Hubbard’s played 65% of the Panthers’ offensive snaps last week and had a season-high 25 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Now he gets to face a deteriorating Saints defense that has given up 370 rushing yards in its last two games. It’s hard to believe, but Hubbard should be a fantasy auto-start this week.
Brandin Cooks is going to pose a lineup dilemma for a lot of fantasy managers this week. On one hand, Cooks is WR9 in fantasy scoring over the last four weeks, and he gets a scrumptious matchup against the Eagles, who have given up the most fantasy points to WRs. But Cooks has drawn more than four targets in only three of his 11 games this season. He’s been extremely efficient this season, averaging 9.6 yards per target and scoring a touchdown on 13.5% of his receptions. Maybe Cooks smashes again this week in a great matchup. I won’t talk you out of playing him, but I’m below consensus on Cooks simply because his usage doesn’t justify a top-25 ranking.
In the Ravens’ first game without TE Mark Andrews, who’s on injured reserve with an ankle injury, Isaiah Likely had 4-40-0 against the Chargers on six targets. A Week 13 bye gave Likely some extra time to do additional film work and settle into his new role as a starter. I’m optimistic enough to rank Likely as a low-end TE1 this week against the Rams, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points and sixth-most receiving yards to tight ends.