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Week 14 Fantasy Football FAAB Guide

Welcome to the Week 14 Fantasy Football FAAB Guide. For most of you who have active commissioners, this should be your final tune-up before the fantasy playoffs. Some of you may have less organized leaders who kept Week 14 as the beginning of your playoffs. Regardless, I’m still doing the work for those of you who haven’t switched to DFS for the rest of the season. You will find obvious player opinions in this piece such as George Kittle is still a top-3 TE, but I will also give you useful, less-heralded takes like Gardner Minshew will score fewer fantasy points per game ROS than Jalen Hurts. If you need Waiver Wire adds only, check out my Fantrax pal Colin McTamany’s Waiver Wire Rankings here

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Week 14 Fantasy Football FAAB Guide

$1,000 is a common budget size for season-long leagues and that is the template for my FAAB bid percentages. The Week 14 Fantasy Football FAAB Guide attempts to cover all styles of fantasy scoring, but I write this article from a redraft and PPR point of view. All roster percentages for this week come from Fantrax and ESPN fantasy football leagues. 



Taysom Hill64%36%3-5%@NYJ
Mac Jones76%22%2-4%BYE
Gardner Minshew20%6%2-4%BYE
Taylor Heinicke57%30%2-4%DAL
Jimmy Garoppolo58%14%1-3%@CIN
Ben Roethlisberger63%16%1-3%@MIN
Zach Wilson52%4%1-3%NO
Teddy Bridgewater60%19%1-3%DET
Justin Fields71%15%1-3%@GB
Jared Goff46%4%1-3%@DEN

Reference Points

  • Mallet finger strikes again! How common is mallet use these days? Both Russell Wilson and now Taysom Hill are victims of this chaotic injury. Hill had a real bozo outing last Thursday in the loss to the Cowboys. He threw 4 picks while running for 101 yards. His rushing floor will always keep us intrigued but the Saints are fading and this injury isn’t going to get any better ROS. Consider spending elsewhere.

  • Mustachioed Philly signal-caller Gardner Minshew made good on his first start of 2021. The Eagles are on a bye this week, but the schedule starting in Week 15 with WAS is NFC East only the rest of the way. In real life Minshew may be the better choice, but the continuously underrated Jalen Hurts will be tough to top from a fantasy perspective. If you’re desperate for a playoff starter, go chase Mustache Minshew.
  • It may seem odd, but Jared Goff has actually been a viable fantasy play recently. My bozo Lions won their first game of the season in part due to Goff’s 3 TD passes against the Vikings. He had 2 the previous week versus the Bears. Detroit has appetizing match-ups with ATL and SEA in Week 16 and 17. You would likely be a desperate human being, but don’t dismiss adding Jared Goff to your squad entirely.


Sony Michel80%61%8-11%@ARI
D'Onta Foreman56%34%6-9%JAX
Dontrell Hilliard54%36%5-8%JAX
Rex Burkhead55%32%3-5%SEA
Tevin Coleman85%42%2-4%NO
Rashad Penny44%2%2-4%@HOU
Ronald Jones II73%22%1-3%BUF
Ameer Abdullah16%2%1-3%ATL
Kenneth Gainwell64%11%1-3%BYE

Reference Points

  • Injuries can create fantasy points available on the free agent wire that you need. Darrell Henderson’s thigh led to Sony Michel gaining 121 yards on 24 rushes in a shellacking of the Jaguars. After the game, Ram’s coach Sean McVay basically stated that Michel’s straight forward running style could be what the Rams offense needs to be more consistent. I believe him and Michel is worth a healthy FAAB bid this week.

  •  The Titans are back on the field this weekend hosting the moribund Jaguars. Both Dontrell Hilliard and D’Onta Foreman are worthy of solid FAAB bids for this match-up alone. Each RB has received a similar snap share since sharing the backfield without Adrian Peterson. The New England game may be an outlier in terms of rushing yards production for both players, but PPR value and goal-line scores may be achievable goals. With 3 of their next 4 games are at home, both RBs are worthwhile pickups for your playoff run.
  • Tevin Coleman has one more week to be the feature back for Gang Green before Michael Carter returns from IR. If you’re picking him up be wary of that limitation beyond this weekend. The Jets welcome in the Saints who are usually a stout run defense.
  • The Panthers return from their bye week to host the Falcons. Ameer Abdullah will have the chance to rack up some catches out of the backfield along with stealing some carries from Chuba Hubbard. The Panthers fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady the other day so their offensive attack may look a tad different from what we have seen so far. With anemic QB play, Abdullah could be a sneaky FAAB value.


Russell Gage75%25%7-10%@CAR
Marquez Valdes-Scantling50%9%3-5%MIN
Amon-Ra St. Brown56%7%3-5%@DEN
D'Wayne Eskridge24%1%2-4%@HOU
K.J. Osborn28%4%2-4%PIT
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine25%3%1-3%JAX
Jamison Crowder72%25%1-3%NO
DeSean Jackson39%8%1-3%@KC
Marquez Callaway66%34%1-3%@NYJ
Laquon Treadwell7%0%1-3%@TEN
Jakeem Grant4%0%1-3%@GB

Reference Points

  • Van Jefferson is no longer on this list. I just wanted to thank him for performing as I expected him to once given the opportunity. Way to go Van!
  • My bozo Lions stink even though they won a game last weekend. Amon-Ra St. Brown saw the most targets he has had in one game this season including the game-winner as the clock struck zero. Brown’s targets will be sporadic going forth, but he does have garbage time fantasy appeal as the Lions face DEN and ARI the next two weeks. Jared Goff’s improved play lately plays a role in his value too.

  • Seahawks rookie D’Wayne Eskridge scored his first NFL TD in the victory over the 49ers. He hauled in all three of his targets and looks to be creating an on-field relationship with Chef Wilson. The pair head to Houston this weekend and that’s the type of match-up you want to have in your lineup. FAAB bid accordingly as I expect him to finish strong to close out 2021.
  • The Jaguars were thoroughly dominated by the Rams last Sunday, but Laquon Treadwell has provided decent fantasy offerings since his playing time increased a couple of weeks ago. He has 4 catches in each of his last two games with TEN, HOU, and NYJ his next three challengers. Trevor Lawrence is lost so relying on any Jaguar WR is worrisome. Still, these next three games are useful match-ups.


Cole Kmet56%14%4-7%@GB
John Bates4%0%3-5%DAL
Jared Cook68%49%2-4%NYG
Gerald Everett55%7%2-4%@HOU
Ty Conklin53%34%1-3%PIT
James O'Shaughnessy13%0%2-4%@TEN
Nick Vannett2%0%2-4%@NYJ
Albert Okwuegbunam18%1%1-3%DET
Evan Engram77%28%1-3%@LAC
Brevin Jordan15%0%1-3%SEA

Reference Points

  • Washington lucked out with TE Logan Thomas after an MRI revealed no end-of-season damage. However, his status for Week 14 is suspect at best. Cue John Bates. Bates will be the main TE target for Taylor Heinicke this weekend versus the Cowboys who have given up 4 TDs to TEs this season.
  • The Vikings offense will likely be without WR Adam Thielen this Thursday when they host PIT. That’s a fantasy boost for Tyler Conklin who grabbed 7 balls for 56 yards in Detroit. The Steelers have given up the 9th fewest fantasy points to TE. Doesn’t matter though. Spend freely!
  • With 6 targets last Sunday, James O’Shaughnessy had chances to score fantasy points, but he was only able to haul in 2 of them for 13 yards. The opportunities for O’Shaughnessy will continue and sometimes that’s half the battle. I say drop some FAAB on him with confidence.

The Leftovers

  • Week 13 still leaves us with more questions to ponder. Who is more likely to hurt their team on Thursday, Kirk Cousins or Ben Roethlisberger? Which RB will score more fantasy points Sunday against the Jaguars, D’Onta Foreman or Dontrell Hilliard? Who will score more fantasy points in their head-to-head match-up Sunday, Josh Allen or Tom Brady?
  • The following players with uncertain roles are all worth mentioning, just in smaller doses. Baker Mayfield had a bye to rest his damaged body and the Ravens are coming to town thin at CB. With Taysom Hill at the controls, Tre’Quan Smith is going to become more obsolete in the Saints passing game. Gronk is god in Tampa Bay while Cameron Brate gets a few looks per game as he patiently waits for Gronk to get injured again. If you take out his 73-yard run on a fake punt Sunday, Travis Homer had 2 rushes for 7 yards. Tyrod Taylor left the loss to Indianapolis with a wrist issue and now rookie Davis Mills will probably start the remainder of the games this season. As of this article posting, Jake Fromm may very well lead the Giants into Los Angeles Sunday with Daniel Jones and Mike Glennon on the shelf.
DeAndre Carter18%2%1% or lessDAL
Baker Mayfield65%25%1% or lessBAL
Olamide Zaccheaus15%1%1% or less@CAR
Matt Breida47%21%1% or less@TB
Tre'Quan Smith56%14%1% or less@NYJ
Ryan Griffin4%0%1% or lessNO
Will Fuller63%31%1% or lessBYE
Adrian Peterson36%12%1% or less@HOU
Cameron Brate10%1%1% or lessBUF
Mike Boone6%6%1% or lessDET
Mike Glennon11%1%1% or less@LAC
Josh Reynolds46%3%1% or less@DEN
Travis Homer7%0%1% or less@HOU
Jalen Guyton9%0%1% or lessNYG
C.J. Uzomah43%12%1% or lessSF
Adam Humphries12%0%1% or lessDAL
Foster Moreau32%29%1% or less@KC
Davis Mills19%0%1% or lessSEA
Nico Collins40%1%1% or lessSEA
Jake Fromm2%0%1% or less@LAC
Trent Sherfield3%0%1% or less@CIN

Post Script

The Week 14 Fantasy Football FAAB Guide is here to serve you. If you have any questions related to your fantasy football FAAB selections, please DM me on Twitter @mjgovier any time. You can also read my ROS Rankings and listen to my Fantrax podcast The Fantasy Football POV which absolutely has the most information for your buck (it’s free). New episodes come out every Thursday morning. However you absorb your preferred fantasy football content, FantraxHQ has you covered. Thanks for stopping by. Now go splurge with those FAAB bucks!

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