Playing for the first time since Week 9 due to a shoulder injury, Jameis Winston put together an excellent fantasy outing on the road against the Green Bay Packers. He posted 18.6 points in Fan Duel, passing for 270 yards and two touchdowns, and was surprisingly efficient in spreading the ball to 10 different receivers. He showed no rust or ill effects from the injury, and his only blemish was a continuation of his fumbling issues. Week 14 offers an appealing matchup against a Detroit Lions defense that has allowed 74 points over the past two games and now has the 6th worst passing defense in the league. If Winston can keep the turnovers in check (always a big if,) he should be able to capitalize on mismatches in the slot and with DeSean Jackson over the top.
Probably not a stack candidate with Jameis Winston, but Peyton Barber could make for an excellent value choice this week. Barber posted a breakout day against the Packers, totaling 143 yards on 27 touches. He looked significantly better than Doug Martin had at finding creases, and gave the Bucs some explosion out of the backfield. Obviously a lot of this pick depends on whether Doug Martin will be playing, but even if they are both in the backfield, there should be plenty of room to run against a weak Lions run defense. If Martin is out, Barber is a no brainer, but even if he plays, Barber could supply a number of points on the cheap.
After rotating ineffective running back after ineffective running back, the Seahawks may have found their man in Mike Davis. After showing some wiggle in week 11 against Atlanta, Davis took over the backfield in week 13 out touching the other Seattle backs 20 to 4 . His numbers weren't overwhelming, 64 rushing and 37 receiving yards, but Philadelphia has one of the best defenses in the league. So even though Davis is presented with another tough matchup in the Jacksonville Jaguars, the opponent shouldn't scare you away. Believe in last week's touch disparity and run with a volume back in a decent offense.
One of the most unpredictable players in fantasy, Agholor continues to embody the boom/bust experience that can make or break your day in Fan Duel. After six weeks of failing to exceed 55 yards, Agholor exploded for 141 yards and a touchdown against the vaunted but Sherman-less Seattle secondary. This week, your guess is as good as mine, but the ceiling is as high as any wide receiver in fantasy. I wouldn't put Agholor near my cash game, but he's definitely worth a tournament entry due to his upside in a matchup with the Rams that could easily turn into a shootout.
Dontrelle Inman made the most of a day where the Bears only threw the ball 15 times, scoring a touchdown on one of his two catches. The Bears are an anemic pass offense, but before last week they had thrown the ball over 30 times in each of the previous four games. Considering Inman is far and away their best option, and the Bears will likely be playing from behind, Dontrelle has an intriguing amount of upside for a sub $5,500 receiver. He's a speculative tournament play that could pay huge dividends.
Over the past two week Hunter Henry has emerged as the clear second option for Phillip Rivers, turning 14 targets into 12 catches, 157 yards and a touchdown. With Keenan Allen the main defensive focus, and Travis Benjamin providing a consistent deep threat, Henry has plenty of space to work the middle. He's also been solid as a blocker, meaning extra snaps and more opportunities. This week the Chargers draw the Redskins, a team surrendering the 5th most fantasy points to tight ends, meaning Rivers will be looking his way early often. The only thing to keep an eye on is Henry is nursing a sore knee. Anthony Lynn indicated he would be fine but do your homework before you plug him in.
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