Fantasy Football Week 14: One Matchup to Target at Each Position

Dec 10th 2022

Sosa Kremenjas

Week 14 of the Fantasy Football season is here and it's time to dive into five matchups to target in this slate. Each position presents one player in fantasy leagues to consider starting or streaming if available for the week.

All stats and data are sourced from PFF and Sports Info Solutions. Rostered percentages are sourced from Yahoo Fantasy leagues.


Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence - 71% rostered

Lawrence is in a strong spot this week with a matchup against the Tennessee Titans on deck, though his status should be monitored as the quarterback is dealing with a toe injury and is currently listed as questionable heading into the game. He's expected to play and if he does, Lawrence could produce a QB1 week with the strength — or lack thereof — of his opponent. The Titans have allowed the second-most passing yards, fourth-most passing touchdowns, 11th-most yards per coverage snap, and third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

The Titans aren't getting much help on the defensive side of the ball this week, either. Denico Autry, Kristian Fulton, and David Long have all been ruled out.

Running Back:

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott - 98% rostered

Elliott is pretty much a must-start in all formats and has been with some of his recent performances. The veteran runner hasn't scored fewer than 15.6 fantasy points in his last five games while totaling seven rushing touchdowns over that span of time. Elliott doesn't really offer much as a receiver and hasn't lit the world on fire with his rushing work either, but he plays in an offense that scores a lot of points, has a lot of opportunities near the opposing goal line, and has been able to capitalize on those opportunities.

Elliott's matchup against the Houston Texans is a good one, too. They've allowed the most rushing yards and maybe more importantly the second-most rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs. Regardless of how much Tony Pollard plays in this game, Zeke is a must-start.

Wide Receiver:

Tennessee Titans WR Robert Woods - 39% rostered

It's no secret that the Titans' passing attack is typically not one worth targeting, at least not outside of rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks. Well, Burks has been ruled out with a concussion for this game. The next player on the list that could be in line for a decent game is Woods. The veteran has only scored double-digit fantasy points twice this season and once only since Week 4. There is no denying that his ceiling is wildly limited and his production won't land him in the WR1 or maybe even WR2 range. But, Woods could be an option for the FLEX spot or WR3 role in receiver-heavy leagues.

Woods hasn't had fewer than five targets in his past four games and gets a strong matchup against cornerback Montaric Brown of the Jaguars. Brown is projected to cover Woods 16 times in this matchup and he's given up the second-most fantasy points per route among all qualifying cornerbacks. He also ranks second-worst in yards per route covered.

Tight End:

Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich - 59% rostered

I feel like I've said it every week, but the tight end position continues to be wonky and the choices are not plentiful. Dulcich is one who is widely available and could be in a spot-start position. The Broncos are without Courtland Sutton and that may free up a few more targets for Dulcich and the rest of that passing attack. In fact, Dulcich is coming off a season-high 14.5 fantasy points with Sutton sustaining his injury in the most recent contest.

In this one, Dulcich not only has an opportunity for more targets but also has a highly favorable matchup against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr., who's allowed the most fantasy points per route to opposing tight ends this season. The Chiefs, as a whole, have actually been decent guarding the position this season but Dulcich is in line for a strong workload and will have a weak individual matchup throughout. This is a situation worth taking advantage of.

Defense/Special Teams:

Kansas City Chiefs D/ST - 88% rostered

Dulcich may be worth starting but the Broncos' offense is plain awful. Only one quarterback has been sacked more often than Russell Wilson and just four offenses are ranked worse in expected points added per play this season. Denver has scored more than 16 points just once in their past five games.