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Week 14: Bench These Six Studs!

Every week, Former No. 1 Ranked Fantasy Football Owner Mark Deming reveals his season-long and DFS sit 'em plays. In Week 14, you may want to bench some of the studs that got you to the postseason!

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*** Criteria for Sit Em QBs is players $6,500 or higher on DraftKings (DK). Criteria for Start'em WR/RB/TEs are players $4,200 or higher on DK. Sit’em is fusion content designed to accommodate both DFS and season-long players.

QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

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Matty Ice has taken his lumps over the past three games, with only four TD passes and three INTs. He's also coming off a painful loss to the Chiefs where the infamous Pick 2 by Berry was a Falcon heart breaker.  Julio Jones dealing with turf toe and Sanu dealing with a groin injury decreases the value of Ryan in Week 14. Look for the Falcons to lean on the run game with Freeman and Coleman. There are seven QB ranked below Ryan’s $6,500 DK price that should outperform Ryan’s Week 14 numbers. The last three Rams home games combined for 74 points, a meager average of 24.7 PPG, no thanks.

RB Lamar Miller, Houston Texans

Miller enters the Week 14 matchup vs. the Colts dinged up and playing average football. Miller is battling multiple injuries and don't be surprised if the Bill O'Brien's allocates a RB committee strategy in Week 14. Miller is averaging 10.7 DK points over the last four games. Miller is averaging just 10.2 Fantasy points in road games, and the Colts have only allowed seven rushing TDs to RBs, tied for fifth-least in the NFL. At $5,100, other RBs will get more looks and opportunities that Miller in Week 14.

RB Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos

Booker has been average at best over the past month. I thought Booker would personally thrive as the leading RB in  Denver, but it hasn't happened for the rookie. Booker is averaging 8.4 DK points and averaging just 10.9 over the last three weeks even as the exclusive back. Add in the fact that the Broncos signed Forsett and Kubiak was the offensive coordinator during Forsett's breakout 2014 season. Paying $4,800 for shared reps and a RB that has only caught five passes in four games is risky.

WR Brandon Marshall, New York Jets

The Jets are a ticking time bomb, QB drama, in-fighting among the team and a head coach in jeopardy of losing his job. Add in center Nick Mangold trip the IR, and Bryce Petty showed very little moxie and accuracy and terrible body language on the field. BMarsh is an amazing WR but temper your expectations based on Petty’s talent and readiness.

WR Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers

There is a lack of chemistry between Benjamin and Newton of late. I believe it's a combination of Benjamin's frustration with the offense and Cam's overall poor performance after taking so many violent shots to start the season. It's hard to include KB on a Sit’em list in a pivotal Week 14, but KB needs to prove it. Benjamin has just one TD in his last eight games and Tedd Ginn Jr. is the hot hand in Carolina, not Benjamin.

TE Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots

It's been a dream with Gronk on IR and Bennett as the primary TE in Brady's offense. Bennett is battling multiple injuries and is coming off his least productive game of the year (two receptions for four yards). Bennett needs to show improved health before he can be trusted and consider other TE options in Week 14 vs. the Ravens who have only given up two TDs and allow an average of 9.4 PPG to TEs.


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