The fantasy football playoffs have finally arrived and hopefully, you are one of just a few teams in your league with a chance at winning a championship. Congratulations are in order for making the postseason, but the goal is to win the fantasy championship, not just make it to the playoffs. My Start-Sit predictions aim to do just that as we go through all the difficult lineup decisions for Week 14.
A few things to keep in mind before we breakdown this week’s fantasy football studs and duds. Do not overthink your lineup and place too much emphasis on matchups during the playoffs.
For example, you are not benching Aaron Rodgers for Duck Hodges just because the Steelers have a nice matchup against the Cardinals defense. Matchups are an important factor to consider when two players are virtually even but do not get too cute with your lineup with a fantasy title in sight.
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Here is a look at my fantasy football predictions for Week 14.
Start Vikings QB Kirk Cousins vs. Lions & Sit Saints QB Drew Brees vs. 49ers
GettyKirk Cousins is a fantasy start for Week 14.
For the most part, Kirk Cousins has rewarded fantasy owners with a solid season. Cousins is once again a start against a Lions defense allowing the third-most passing yards in the NFL at 280 per game. Detroit is already playing for next season and the Vikings offense should take full advantage of the matchup.
Drew Brees can normally be trusted at home, but he has not been the explosive quarterback we are used to seeing since he returned from his thumb injury. Brees faces the best defense in the NFL this week as the Niners are only allowing 134 yards per game. MVP candidate Lamar Jackson had just 105 passing yards against the 49ers in Week 13. Brees is not someone I would trust this week in your fantasy playoffs.
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