Although our experts based their NFL Week 14 Start and Sit advice on statistics and the latest gambling news, we remind our readers that decisions are league dependent. Also, some players only work on DFS.
For this article, we’ll focus on two games: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions and New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.
Start and Sit Advice for NFL Week 14
We think Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff should start the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions. Cousins has had a minor effective season of his career (6.5 YPA) since he became a full-time starter. It is happening in a bizarre Minnesota season in which the team is 10-2 despite only being ahead by 10 points. If every one-score game this season went the other way, the Vikings would have the worst record in the NFL at 1-11.
This season, Detroit has averaged the second-most points (31.9) at home, where Goff has thrown 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. According to the best bookie software, the Bills have a greater estimated team total than the Lions this week. Goff should start for fantasy owners this week against the Vikings since they allow the highest YPA and passing yards per game. And this week, DJ Chark is a player to watch.
For the game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills, we think you should start Garret Wilson and bench Devin Singletary. According to live in-game wagering experts, Wilson saw the third most air yards last week. Without Zach Wilson, Wilson is a top-five WR in terms of fantasy productivity, alongside Joe Flacco and Mike White, thanks to his 2.5 yards per route run. Wilson will have his hands full this week against a Buffalo offense that should produce scores but has given up the eleventh-most fantasy points to wideouts this season.
On the other hand, Singletary only played in 44% of the snaps last week, which was his season low. He also had five fewer chances than Buffalo’s rookie James Cook, who may have passed him on the depth chart. Even if the carries are split evenly, Cook is the better option to catch the ball. Also, the Bills play the Jets this week. The Jets have a tough defense that has only let one running back gained 90 yards in a game all season. Given their roles and the different ways they can make things explode, it looks like Cook will be the better fantasy start in the future.