Mile High Huddle Fantasy: Studs & Duds, Week 14

Khalid Alshami returns to help you win your fantasy football matchups in Week 14 with his studs & duds.

QUARTERBACKS

Studs

Stud of the Week: Tyrod Taylor at Philadelphia Eagles

Over the past 3 games, the Eagles have allowed 29.8, 34.8 and 31.8 points, which bodes well for Taylor.

Jameis Winston vs. New Orleans Saints

Brandon Browner has a case of the Twitter fingers. Check out his Twitter if you’re curious what that means.

Matt Hasselbeck at Jacksonville Jaguars

I know he was here last week and stunk it up and made me look bad and now I hate him. He gets a Jaguars team that is giving up the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season.

Duds

Dud of the Week: Cam Newton vs. Atlanta Falcons

BOMBSHELL! Cam the man will look like a regular man against Atlanta in Carolina's first loss in more than a year.

Derek Carr at Denver Broncos

Need I say more?

Tom Brady at Houston Texans

Before facing the Bills, the Texans allowed an average of 8.7 ppg over a four game stretch. Brady will likely be without Gronk again on Sunday night.

RUNNING BACKS

Studs

Stud of the Week: Shaun Draughn at Cleveland Browns

The Browns are a mess, SURPRISE! The team is really bad all around but is especially bad defending the run. After giving up 19.9 points in each of the past two games to opposing runners. I expect that trend to continue.

Todd Gurley vs. Detroit Lions

Gurley, along with the rest of the St. Louis Rams, hasn’t been great as of late. I’m looking for Jeff Fisher to force-feed Gurley against the Lions in an attempt to get the team back on track.

David Johnson vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are giving up an average of 116 rushing yards the past 3 games and haven’t looked very good defensively over that stretch. Johnson is now the lead back in Arizona, due to injury and Bruce Arians has no choice but to feature him.

Duds

Dud of the Week: Javorius Allen vs. Seattle Seahawks

He was a Stud for me for his first two starts, but after watching the Seahawks dismantle Adrian Peterson, I can’t run with Allen again.

Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are very good against the run and struggle against the pass. Which do you think the Bengals will exploit?

Latavius Murray at Denver Broncos

On the road I feel the Raiders will fall behind early and abandon the run while playing catchup.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Studs

Stud of the Week: Sammy Watkins at Philadelphia Eagles

It’s the Eagles, and their secondary is a nightmare, and by that I mean a nightmare for their fans.

Doug Baldwin at Baltimore Ravens

I never understood why Baldwin was targeted so little by Russell Wilson, considering their chemistry and Baldwin being a very reliable target.

Torrey Smith at Cleveland Browns

It’s the Browns and they are bad.

Duds

Dud of the Week: Michael Crabtree at Denver Broncos

That’s a nice new contract you have there, Michael. It would be a shame if a childhood rival shut you down on Sunday.

Jeremy Maclin vs. San Diego Chargers

This season we have learned that it is possible for the Kansas City Chiefs to complete touchdown passes to their wide receivers. Unfortunately, Maclin will fail to reach the end zone against the Chargers.

Danny Amendola at Houston Texans

Amendola isn’t Sammy Watkins. He doesn’t pose that kind of a matchup problem for a Texans defense that looks very good this season.

TIGHT ENDS

Studs

Stud of the Week: Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. New Orleans Saints

This is getting old. It’s the Saints and they are the worst team in the NFL against opposing tight ends.

Vernon Davis vs. Oakland Raiders

If he is good to go Sunday, there isn’t a juicer matchup to have a breakout game than against the Raiders. If he does miss the game, I would be fine starting Owen Daniels in this spot.

Jordan Cameron vs. New York Giants

Cameron hasn’t had the season many on lookers envisioned, but with the offense under a new direction I’m ready for Cameron to make a difference.

Duds

Dud of the Week: Delanie Walker at New York Jets

First, Marcus Mariota has been very inconsistent as a rookie, following up great performances with awful ones. Couple that with a Jets team that has held opposing tight ends under 10 points in all but one game and have allowed only two touchdowns this season.

Gary Barnidge vs. San Francisco 49ers

Barnidge has earned himself a big contract in the offseason, but on Sunday faces a 49ers defense whose only strength is defending opposing tight ends.

Jordan Reed at Chicago Bears

Outside of facing the Broncos who used all three tight ends to attack the Bears, the team has only allowed one other double digit performance to opposing tight ends this season.

DEFENSE/ST

Studs

Stud of the Week: Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams

This is more an indictment of Nick Foles than an endorsement of the Lions.

San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns

Same situation as above. This time insert Johnny Football into the equation.

Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens

Matt Schaub has taken the Ravens starting job and reignited his whole “I want to throw an interception returned for a touchdown every game I start” strategy.

Dud of the Week: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers offense is scary good, DeAngelo Williams is a great replacement for LeVeon Bell, and they have three very talented receivers to go along with a very solid offensive line and Big Ben.

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have been friendly to opposing defenses lately, but I expect them to wake up on offense and hand the Panthers their first loss of the season.

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals offense is loaded and scary with Carson Palmer at QB. Coupled with a fierce Cardinals defense, the Vikings defense is in for a bad day.

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Khalid Alshami is an Analyst for MileHighHuddle.com. You can find him on Twitter @KhalidHAlshami.

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