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Week 14: You Can’t Go Wrong With Andy Dalton

The Former No. 1 Fantasy Football Player in the World Mark Deming provides his weekly legitimate sleepers list for the first week of the Fantasy postseason!

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Welcome to our handpicked sleepers for Week 14. The criteria for sleeper QBs is players priced $6,100 or under on DraftKings (DK) and the criteria for sleeper WR/RB/TEs are players priced $4,400 or under.

QB Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

The Red Rifle was the cheapest starting QB on DK in Week 12 and put up 25.2 DK points. I prefer playing Dalton in home games, but a matchup vs. Cleveland is worth it. The Browns have allowed a league-high 28 TD passes and Dalton went for 308 yards and two TDs in the earlier matchup against Cleveland. Dalton has won four straight vs. Cleveland.

QB Eli Manning, New York Giants

Why is Eli getting disrespected at $5,500 vs. the Cowboys on DK? Manning is a great Week 14 value as he's on fire with 2 or more TDs in five straight games and 14 of his 22 TDs have come in last five contests. Cowboys defense ranks 25th in total defense and has allowed 20 TDs to WRs. Giants have averaged 25.3 PPG vs. the Cowboys in the last four matchups. Look for Eli to take several shots downfield vs. the Dallas secondary.

RB Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz has confidence and trust in veterans Sproles and Ertz. A rookie QB’s best friend is the TE and the pass-catching RB. Sproles played 44 snaps in Week 13 and snagged all six of his pass targets. With injuries to Eagles skill position players, Sproles should continue to be involved. The Skins have allowed 65 receptions to RBs, tied for eighth-most in the league.

RB Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings

A player flashing extra pep in his step is McKinnon. The sudden departure of Norv Turner initially hurt the back’s Fantasy value. Now Minnesota has re-established a quick-hitting, short passing strategy. Thus, McKinnon's value is on the rise. At $3,600, McKinnon is a potential second RB or flex that can score 15 or more points.

WR Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

If you're looking to ride an underrated hot hand, then consider Garcon in Week 14. Garcon has scored double-digit Fantasy points in 8 of 13 games and had a season-high seven receptions in Week 13. Garcon is averaging 5.8 receptions over his last five games and is a lock for 13-15 Fantasy points with upside vs. the Eagles who allowed five TD passes over the last three games.

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WR Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina Panthers

While the rest of the Panthers offense is cold, Teddy Ginn is playing his best ball. Ginn has at least five receptions or a TD in seven straight games. Ginn has TDs in three consecutive games. At $4,000, there isn't a hotter WR and a home matchup vs. the 20th ranked defense that has allowed an average of 27.2 PPG in road games.

TE Ladarius Green, Pittsburgh Steelers

There was always buzz around Ladarius Green since his time in San Diego where he had to compete with Antonio Gates for playing time. When Pittsburgh signed Green in the offseason, there were big expectations and the Steelers are hoping for late season ROI with Green. Due to the injuries to at the WR position, Green will continue to get looks. Big Ben loves the TE late in the year. Green’s big Week 13 performance was not a one-hit wonder.

TE Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins

With signs pointing to Jordan Reed remaining out consider rolling with Davis as your Week 14 TE, Davis had a modest five receptions for 47 yards vs. a tough Cardinal defense. Cousins looks to his TE often so expect Davis targets to increase in Week 14 vs. the Eagles who have lost three in a row and five of six. At $3,500, consider Davis a frugal option.



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