Funston’s Fantasy Football Rankings: 2017 Week 14

Fantasy football expert Brandon Funston provides his weekly insight and rankings of the best players to help you win big.

Quarterbacks

New England’s Tom Brady will be without trusty tight Rob Gronkowski (suspended) this week, but he’ll get WR Chris Hogan back from a shoulder injury. That should give Brady plenty of firepower to face a Miami defense that he lit up for four TD passes just a couple weeks ago (Week 12). Brady is the top fantasy quarterback play for Week 14.

Name Team Opp
Tom Brady NE @ MIA
Philip Rivers LAC vs WAS
Jared Goff LAR vs PHI
Matthew Stafford DET @ TB
Alex Smith KC vs OAK
Carson Wentz PHI @ LAR
Russell Wilson SEA @ JAC
Josh McCown NYJ @ DEN
Dak Prescott DAL @ NYG
Marcus Mariota TEN @ ARI
Drew Brees NO @ ATL
Cam Newton CAR vs MIN
Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs BAL
Matt Ryan ATL vs NO
DeShone Kizer CLE vs GB
Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ HOU
Kirk Cousins WAS @ LAC
Derek Carr OAK @ KC
Jameis Winston TB vs DET
Blaine Gabbert ARI vs TEN
Case Keenum MIN @ CAR
Eli Manning NYG vs DAL
Brett Hundley GB @ CLE
Andy Dalton CIN vs CHI
Trevor Siemian DEN vs NYJ
Blake Bortles JAC vs SEA
Jay Cutler MIA vs NE
Jacoby Brissett IND @ BUF
Tom Savage HOU vs SF
Joe Flacco BAL @ PIT
Nathan Peterman BUF vs IND
Mitch Trubisky CHI @ CIN

Running Backs

With 1,559 total yards, Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell leads the NFL in Yards from Scrimmage. And a big chunk of that total came against Baltimore back in Week 4 (186 YFS). Facing his division-rival Ravens once again on Sunday, Bell is positioned as the top fantasy RB play for Week 14.

Name Team Opp
Le’Veon Bell PIT vs BAL
Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
LeSean McCoy BUF vs IND
Lamar Miller HOU vs SF
Melvin Gordon LAC vs WAS
Todd Gurley LAR vs PHI
Leonard Fournette JAC vs SEA
Devonta Freeman ATL vs NO
Mark Ingram NO @ ATL
Marshawn Lynch OAK @ KC
Samaje Perine WAS @ LAC
Kenyan Drake MIA vs NE
Dion Lewis NE @ MIA
Alex Collins BAL @ PIT
Alfred Morris DAL @ NYG
Rex Burkhead NE @ MIA
Kareem Hunt KC vs OAK
Carlos Hyde SF @ HOU
Frank Gore IND @ BUF
Christian McCaffrey CAR vs MIN
Jordan Howard CHI @ CIN
Orleans Darkwa NYG vs DAL
Isaiah Crowell CLE vs GB
DeMarco Murray TEN @ ARI
Latavius Murray MIN @ CAR
Jay Ajayi PHI @ LAR
Jamaal Williams GB @ CLE
Giovani Bernard CIN vs CHI
Peyton Barber TB vs DET
Derrick Henry TEN @ ARI
C.J. Anderson DEN vs NYJ
Matt Forte NYJ @ DEN
Tevin Coleman ATL vs NO
Duke Johnson CLE vs GB
Kerwynn Williams ARI vs TEN
Ameer Abdullah DET @ TB
Mike Davis SEA @ JAC
Jerick McKinnon MIN @ CAR
Doug Martin TB vs DET
Austin Ekeler LAC vs WAS
Jonathan Stewart CAR vs MIN
Aaron Jones GB @ CLE
Theo Riddick DET @ TB
LeGarrette Blount PHI @ LAR
Rod Smith DAL @ NYG
Bilal Powell NYJ @ DEN
Danny Woodhead BAL @ PIT
James White NE @ MIA
Andre Ellington HOU vs SF
Byron Marshall WAS @ LAC
J.D. McKissic SEA @ JAC
Tarik Cohen CHI @ CIN
Devontae Booker DEN vs NYJ
Marlon Mack IND @ BUF
Corey Clement PHI @ LAR
T.J. Yeldon JAC vs SEA
DeAndre Washington OAK @ KC
Wayne Gallman NYG vs DAL
Elijah McGuire NYJ @ DEN
Matt Breida SF @ HOU

Wide Receivers

Los Angeles Chargers’ wideout Keenan Allen is on a historic hot streak, having caught at least 10 passes, with 100-plus yards and a TD in three consecutive games, the only player to accomplish this feat in NFL history. He looks to keep his streak alive this week against Washington, and he’ll do so as my top-rated fantasy receiver play for Week 14.

Name Team Opp
Keenan Allen LAC vs WAS
DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs SF
Antonio Brown PIT vs BAL
A.J. Green CIN vs CHI
Brandin Cooks NE @ MIA
Tyreek Hill KC vs OAK
Adam Thielen MIN @ CAR
Josh Gordon CLE vs GB
Michael Thomas NO @ ATL
Marvin Jones DET @ TB
Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs TEN
Jarvis Landry MIA vs NE
Mike Evans TB vs DET
Julio Jones ATL vs NO
Alshon Jeffery PHI @ LAR
Michael Crabtree OAK @ KC
Golden Tate DET @ TB
Davante Adams GB @ CLE
Robby Anderson NYJ @ DEN
Sterling Shepard NYG vs DAL
Cooper Kupp LAR vs PHI
Dez Bryant DAL @ NYG
Chris Hogan NE @ MIA
Amari Cooper OAK @ KC
Stefon Diggs MIN @ CAR
Sammy Watkins LAR vs PHI
Jamison Crowder WAS @ LAC
Doug Baldwin SEA @ JAC
Marquise Goodwin SF @ HOU
Demaryius Thomas DEN vs NYJ
T.Y. Hilton IND @ BUF
Kelvin Benjamin BUF vs IND
DeSean Jackson TB vs DET
Nelson Agholor PHI @ LAR
Kenny Stills MIA vs NE
Josh Doctson WAS @ LAC
Marqise Lee JAC vs SEA
Dede Westbrook JAC vs SEA
DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
Mohamed Sanu ATL vs NO
Martavis Bryant PIT vs BAL
Jermaine Kearse NYJ @ DEN
Devin Funchess CAR vs MIN
Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs NYJ
Corey Coleman CLE vs GB
Zay Jones BUF vs IND
Trent Taylor SF @ HOU
Ted Ginn NO @ ATL
Randall Cobb GB @ CLE
Jeremy Maclin BAL @ PIT
Corey Davis TEN @ ARI
Danny Amendola NE @ MIA
Jordy Nelson GB @ CLE
Paul Richardson SEA @ JAC
Rishard Matthews TEN @ ARI
Mike Wallace BAL @ PIT
Cordarrelle Patterson OAK @ KC
Kenny Golladay DET @ TB
Tyrell Williams LAC vs WAS
Josh Reynolds LAR vs PHI
Dontrelle Inman CHI @ CIN
Brandon LaFell CIN vs CHI
Tyler Lockett SEA @ JAC
Travis Benjamin LAC vs WAS

Tight Ends

Kansas City’s Travis Kelce is to top-scoring fantasy tight end through Week 13, narrowly ahead of Rob Gronkowski and Zach Ertz. This week, Gronk (suspension) and Ertz (concussion) are expected to be sidelined, which means Kelce has a much clearer path than usual to finish the week as the leading scorer at the tight end position. Facing an Oakland defense allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to the TE position, Kelce is, indeed, the top fantasy TE play this week.

Name Team Opp
Travis Kelce KC vs OAK
Hunter Henry LAC vs WAS
Evan Engram NYG vs DAL
Jimmy Graham SEA @ JAC
Delanie Walker TEN @ ARI
Cameron Brate TB vs DET
Greg Olsen CAR vs MIN
Kyle Rudolph MIN @ CAR
Jack Doyle IND @ BUF
Jason Witten DAL @ NYG
Stephen Anderson HOU vs SF
Trey Burton PHI @ LAR
Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ @ DEN
Julius Thomas MIA vs NE
Tyler Kroft CIN vs CHI
Vernon Davis WAS @ LAC
Austin Hooper ATL vs NO
Jared Cook OAK @ KC
Ricky Seals-Jones ARI vs TEN
O.J. Howard TB vs DET
Marcedes Lewis JAC vs SEA
David Njoku CLE vs GB
Garrett Celek SF @ HOU
Eric Ebron DET @ TB
Charles Clay BUF vs IND
Dwayne Allen NE @ MIA
Ben Watson BAL @ PIT
Gerald Everett LAR vs PHI
Jesse James PIT vs BAL
Adam Shaheen CHI @ CIN

Defense / Special Teams

When the Pittsburgh Steelers went to Baltimore back in Week 4, the Steel Curtain defense sacked QB Joe Flacco four times, intercepted him twice, forced a fumble and held the Ravens to just nine points. At home this week for a rematch with Baltimore, the Steelers top the list of fantasy defense plays.

Name Opp
Pittsburgh Steelers vs BAL
Cincinnati Bengals vs CHI
Kansas City Chiefs vs OAK
Denver Broncos vs NYJ
Minnesota Vikings @ CAR
Houston Texans vs SF
Green Bay Packers @ CLE
Jacksonville Jaguars vs SEA
Carolina Panthers vs MIN
Los Angeles Rams vs PHI
Los Angeles Chargers vs WAS
Buffalo Bills vs IND
Arizona Cardinals vs TEN
Seattle Seahawks @ JAC
Philadelphia Eagles @ LAR
New England Patriots @ MIA
New York Giants vs DAL
Baltimore Ravens @ PIT
Oakland Raiders @ KC
Detroit Lions @ TB
Atlanta Falcons vs NO
New York Jets @ DEN
Tennessee Titans @ ARI
Dallas Cowboys @ NYG
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs DET
Indianapolis Colts @ BUF
New Orleans Saints @ ATL
Chicago Bears @ CIN
San Francisco 49ers @ HOU
Cleveland Browns vs GB
Washington Redskins @ LAC
Miami Dolphins vs NE

Kickers

No kickers blurb… ever.

Name Team Opp
Dan Bailey DAL @ NYG
Stephen Gostkowski NE @ MIA
Greg Zuerlein LAR vs PHI
Harrison Butker KC vs OAK
Matt Bryant ATL vs NO
Josh Lambo JAC vs SEA
Chris Boswell PIT vs BAL
Justin Tucker BAL @ PIT
Mason Crosby GB @ CLE
Wil Lutz NO @ ATL
Ryan Succop TEN @ ARI
Jake Elliott PHI @ LAR
Steven Hauschka BUF vs IND
Blair Walsh SEA @ JAC
Cairo Santos CHI @ CIN
Adam Vinatieri IND @ BUF
Matt Prater DET @ TB
Brandon McManus DEN vs NYJ
Graham Gano CAR vs MIN
Phil Dawson ARI vs TEN
Chandler Catanzaro NYJ @ DEN
Kai Forbath MIN @ CAR
Robbie Gould SF @ HOU
Patrick Murray TB vs DET
Ka’imi Fairbairn HOU vs SF
Giorgio Tavecchio OAK @ KC
Nick Rose WAS @ LAC
Randy Bullock CIN vs CHI
Cody Parkey MIA vs NE
Travis Coons LAC vs WAS
Aldrick Rosas NYG vs DAL
Zane Gonzalez CLE vs GB
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