Fantasy Football Races: Risers and Fallers Comes Week 14
By Dan Clashens & Bullet;
December 4, 2018September 30, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Taric Cohen (29) has been tackled in the second quarter by Tampa at Buckeen's defensive defense back to Yashiyah Johnson (39) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Queen Harris – USA today sport
We have attained week 14 of the fancy football season, and it's time to look at rankings changers. In most leagues, Week 14 means it's time to play! With the gap for error as thin as it was at any point of time, getting a jump on the competition could be the difference between winning and losing.
As every week goes by, we have new information that is presented to us and it needs careful consideration. Do not have much time to reflect before you have to turn this page back to the next week of action. The first step in that transition is to assess what players are on the rise and why they fall into the fancy rankings coming out of the weekend.
Here's a look at some of the players that are moving up and some that are moving down:
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
It was not the work he had recently made in the fancy Bonanza against the rams, but Mohammed had his fourth best performance of the year as he passed 295 yards and four tds and rushed for 53 yards vs. The Raiders. … Alen continues to show fancy promise under the center for buffalo. He has his best game for day in week 13 rushing for 135 yards on nine carriages while passing for 231 yards and two scores. The rookie has now finished as a top-eight fantasy KB in two straight weeks. … For the first time since Week 4, Carr has exceeded 280 passing yards and he hit the three-td mark for only the third time all season in the loss of the Chiefs.
Philip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
Taric Cohen, Chicago Bears
Spencer Who, Kansas City Chiefs
Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Stylers
Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals
Jeff Wilson, San Francisco 49ers
Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers
Rasha Penny, Seattle Seahawks
Lindsey has the best fantasy result of his young career as he exploded in Cincinnati for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 19 caretakers. Denver has won three straight games and Lindsey is a huge reason why he averages 7.9 yards per day and has scored five times in the car. … One of the most clutch performers of Week 13 is finally Khen, who has a little bit of everything the Bears lost to the Giants. Not only did he have a total of 186 yards of offense and catch 12 balls, Cohen also sent the game to transition with a 1-yard td across to Anthony Miller. … With the sudden release of Kareem Hunt, the chiefs turned to who in a pinch ws. The Raiders. He saw 14 caretakers in the contest and finished with 47 yards and a td. Who is the favorite to lead the team in carries the rest of the road and should offer RB2 worth. However, look for Kansas City to operate some other running bucks in the mix down the stretch.
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dante Petis, San Francisco 49ers
Antonio Colla, Cleveland Browns
Kenny steals, Miami dolphins
Be Jones, Buffalo Bills
We are reminded once again in Week 13 of how high a Ceiling Allen provides, especially in PPR leagues. He relied 14 of his time-best 19 targets for 148 yards and a touchdown in the coming-from-behind cucumber from the stylers. … with Dyson Jackson (thumb) inactive, both Godwin and Humphrey shine for the backs, as they knocked off the panthers. Each of them finished week 13 as Top-10 fantasy riders. … Once again, Petis came again with Maarkvice Goodwin and Pierre Garkon out of action. The rooky netted 21.5 yards per target and finished with 129 yards and a stellar 83.3% raise rate. Over the last two games he has registered nine receptions for 206 yards and three touchdowns on 13 targets. … Calaway posted a decent stat line (3/84/0), but the day could have been so much better. He has a 76-year TED raise call due to an offensive holding penalty. Two plays later fascinated on 71-yard reception as he went to the end zone again. More great plays come for the rookie.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts
Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals
With dog out of the picture and Sammy Watkins sidelines, Kelce was the center of attention in the chiefs, as he grabbed 12 of his team-high 12 targets for 168 yards and two scores. The tight end now has 22 recipes for 295 yards and three touchdowns over his last two years. … ebony saw a time-high 15 targets and captured 10 of them for 81 yards in Jacksonville. With Jack Doyle for the season, Ebron is expecting to set up top level production. … Hooper continues to be a starting point of fancy start-up by pulling at all five of his goals for 44 yards and a score. It marked the fiftieth time in 12 games he had achieved double-digit PPP points.
Kirk Cusins, Minnesota Vikings
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Josh McCown, New York Jets
Cousins was one of the best efforts of the season last week against Green Bay with a fancy stinker on week 13 in New England. He only averaged 4.6 yards per trial and sampled only 201 yards and a touchdown while being selected twice. … The ravens closed down Ryan on Sunday, leading to one of his worst performances of the time. He finished with only 131 yards on 16-of-26 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. … for the second time in three starts in relief from the injured Sam Darnold, MacCun failed to surpass 135 passing yards or throw a touchdown. He also had four interceptions at this pace. Darnold is willing to return to Week 14, which should put an end to McCoy's misery.
Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Austin Ekel, Los Angeles chariots
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jordan Wilkins, Indianapolis Colts
It was a brutal day all around the Falcons' hatred against the ravens, and Coleman was no exception. He only won eight yards on six carriages. The running back was in a row of late, averaging only 3.5 yards per lead over his latest four games. … Luis has continued to reduce his own on week 13 as he has only eight routes for 34 full yards vs. The jets. He saw his role in the last few weeks and the last week. The missions saw his fantasy take a double strike last week as the Patriots welcomed back Rex Burnaby (17 snaps / 7 caries / 2 targets) and called the fullback of the Doubleback's James Dewelin twice in the target line over the Vikings. … Ingram never talked for opportunities in the Saints of the Saints and attached a time-low 27 rushing yards in week 13. He is a boom-or-bust, TD-dependent RB 2 for the stretch flow. … With Leonard Premette set to return from his one-game suspension for Jacksonville, Hide can still be dropped for more appealing options.
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Mike Evans, Tampa at Buckinghamers
Stefan Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
John Brown, Baltimore Ravens
Tre Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints
For the second straight week, Tomoda failed to get 40 yards or score a touchdown. During this span, he received total of 78 yards and nine catches on 14 targets. He has only 5.57 yards per target over the stretch compared to its time market of 10.51 yards per target. … EVANS disappointed in week 13 after back-to-back outlets with 100-plus yards received. He is considered to be four arrests for 44 yards and for the fourth time over his final five contests. … It's pretty clear that diggs are playing at less than 100%. He repeatedly gave his knee tile up overnight Saturday leading up to Sunday's game in New England. Diggs was active and finished with a 5/49/0 Stat line while playing on 47 of the Vikings 61 offensive snaps. … After being inactive on Thanksgiving, Smith returned in December's loss in Dallas. Despite playing 44 Snaps Smith was only targeted one time and went without a catch. He offers great-play ability, but as the rookie has shown his floor is the bottom of the floor.
David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams
Matt Losos, Denver Broncos
Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers
The inconsistent game remained for Nokoku in Houston as he finished with only three catches for eight yards. He was now 18 or less yards in three of his last five contests, which makes him hard to trust in the fantasy playoffs. … Ever left the rise after his two-td performance against the Chiefs, but he was followed by a single-day day in Week 13 in Detroit. He's now got one or more in seven of 12 games this season. … The owners who turned to Laskose hoping he would go right where Jeff Heerman left off before his end-time end up disappointed. The Bronco was not drawn to his only goal against the Bengals after he scored 34 yards a week earlier.