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Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 14

Story posted December 7, 2022 in

As the fantasy regular season begins to wind down, it is more important than ever to make the correct decisions with your lineup.

When setting your lineup this week continue starting or sitting these players.

Start ‘Em

Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers

If you told anybody before the season that Geno Smith would be the seventh ranked quarterback in fantasy football come Week 14, people would have called you crazy, yet here we are.

Smith has thrown for multiple touchdowns in six straight games and over 275 yards in four straight games. While scoring over 19 fantasy points in every game since Week 8.

Start Smith with confidence against a weak Panthers secondary.

D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

Swift’s projected third-year breakout has been hampered by injuries but last week against the Jaguars he looked like the player managers thought they were selecting in the early round of drafts.

Swift had 14 carries for 62 yards and a score while also catching four of six targets for 49 yards. This gave Swift an impressive 21 fantasy points, his highest total since Week 1 against the Eagles.

The Vikings have struggled with running backs, allowing the second most points to them over the past month. So make sure Swift is in your lineups.

Garett Wilson, WR, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Since the Jets switched quarterbacks from Zach Wilson to Mike White nobody has benefited more than rookie wide receiver, Garett Wilson.

Over the past two weeks, Wilson has been targeted 23 times catching 13 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bills have allowed an average of 34.48 points to receivers this season and in a game where the Jets will have to throw a ton to keep up with the explosive Bills' offense, start Wilson.

Sit ‘Em

Deshaun Watson, QB, Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Watson made his return to the NFL last week against the Houston Texans and it was not exactly pretty.

Watson threw for 22 times for just 131 yards and an interception while rushing for seven times for just 21 yards.

The Bengals have allowed the sixth least amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Watson looked last week like a quarterback who had not played in meaningful football games for 700 days, keep him on your bench until he proves he can produce like he did in 2020.

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers

Mike Evans has been extremely consistent over his career, but he has been consistently mediocre these past few weeks.

Evans has scored more than 10.5 fantasy points twice since Week 6 and not once since Week 9. Last week against the Saints, he had just four targets, and Brady seemed to prefer to target Chris Goodwin over Evans.

Now is the time of the season to look for production rather than name value, so sit Evans.


Ben Palillo is a third-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, please email bgp5079@psu.edu.