Fantasy Football Breakdown: Week 14

Audio/Story posted December 9, 2020 in Sports, CommRadio by Logan Bourandas

Host Logan Bourandas and analysts Jordan Hession, Alex Rocco and Matt Rudisill look ahead to Week 14 of the football season and discuss players you should start and sit as well as waiver wire pickups.

Players to Start This Week:

Mitch Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears

Despite the Bears blowing a 10 point fourth quarter lead, Trubisky played pretty well in his start against the Lions throwing for 267 yards and a touchdown.

This week, Trubisky and the Bears face off against one of the worst teams in the NFL this season in the Houston Texans. The Texans have one of the worst defenses in the NFL as they allow the third most yards to opposing offenses and with Deshaun Watson bound to put points on the board for Houston, expect Trubisky to do the same.

Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets

It’s been hard to rely on Crowder so far this season due to injury, but when he’s been on the field he’s produced. Crowder has three 20 point games this season but also two games with seven or less points.

Fortunately, Crowder is coming off of a 21.7 point day in a heartbreaking loss to the Raiders as the Jets will face one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL in the Seattle Seahawks.

Players to Sit This Week:

Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills

Singletary has been hard to rely on all season as he hasn’t had a 20 point game yet but also has had three games with six or less fantasy points this season. Last week, Singletary saw the ball often as he tied his season high in carries with 18, but only turned that into 61 rushing yards and just over 11 fantasy points.

The Bills face off against the best team in the AFC this week in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not only are the Steelers great defensively, but the Bills are a below average defensive team meaning this may not be a good week for the Bills running back.

Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots

Newton is coming off one of his best games of the season last week as found the endzone three times and put up over 23 fantasy points. That however was against a Chargers team that allows the sixth most points in the NFL this season.

This week will be much more of a challenge for the Patriots as they play the other Los Angeles based team in the Rams. This L.A. team, unlike the last one, boasts the second best defense in the NFL in terms of yards allowed and have one of the best defensive lineman in football. Aaron Donald and the Rams will make it tough for Newton to run straight up the middle which is where a majority of his rushes come from.

Waiver Wire Pickup:

Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team

Thomas is coming off his best performance of the season as he caught nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown against one of the league's best defenses in the Steelers.

The former college quarterback has evolved into the eighth best tight end in fantasy this season and has become Alex Smith’s favorite target in the Washington offense. Somehow, Thomas is still available in a bit less than 65% of fantasy leagues so he may be a worthy pickup as we head into the playoffs.

 

Logan Bourandas is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email lxb5412@psu.edu.

About the Contributors

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Jordan Hession

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Jordan Hession is a junior from Annapolis, Maryland majoring in broadcast journalism. Jordan is the co-host of CommRadio’s longest running live radio show The Sin Bin with Kyle Cannillo. In the summer of 2020, Jordan interned at SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio as a sports programmer. When Jordan is not discussing sports, he is writing various articles for collegiate and professional sports leagues and teams. Jordan has a love for all sports but has a genuine passion to spread ice hockey and baseball globally. Away from broadcast journalism, Jordan enjoys lifting weights and cooking. Jordan’s role models in the broadcast journalism industry include Doc Emrick, Gary Thorne and Mike Lange. In the future, Jordan sees himself working as a producer or host in sports talk radio and potentially television. To contact Jordan, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Logan Bourandas

Third-Year / Broadcast Journalism

Logan Bourandas is a third-year broadcast journalism major from Long Island, NY. He is a the news director for CommRadio and the host of Ducks on the Pond, which is an all-baseball talk show on CommRadio. He is also a sports writer, broadcaster and podcaster for CommRadio. He got his start as the station manager for his high school radio station WPOB in his hometown of Plainview, NY, where he hosted numerous radio shows and was involved in sports broadcasts. You can contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Alex Rocco

Second-Year / Broadcast Journalism

Alex Rocco is a second-year student from Long Island, New York majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a sports writer, podcaster and editor for CommRadio. He also has a talk show on CommRadio called The Extra Point talking about all things NFL. He also is a Women’s Hockey Reporter for the Daily Collegian. He got his start as the president of his high school sports media department, where he wrote numerous articles and broadcasted many games. If you would like to contact him, his email is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Matt Rudisill

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Matt Rudisill is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism hailing from Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. He is a writer and content creator for the CommRadio sports department and has contributed multiple NFL articles and podcasts as well as some MLB-related content. Along with CommRadio, Matt also writes for Onward State’s sports department. You can contact him by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or through Twitter @mrudy26.