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Week 14 PPR Rankings: WR

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

Our Week 14 fantasy PPR rankings feature a surprise at the top -- no Michael Thomas. Thomas has 24 more receptions than any other wide receiver, so perhaps he should get the No. 1 spot by default every week, but a matchup against the 49ers, who are tied for the second-fewest receptions allowed to WRs, has us worried enough to bump him all the way to No. 3 (and that might wind up being No. 2 if Julio Jones sits again). So, you know, not that big of a drop.

But that really doesn't matter -- Thomas is a sure starter no matter the matchup. The real intrigue comes a little further down, where John Brown and Cole Beasley (vs. Ravens) get bumps up despite what looks to be a tough matchup. In reality, though, the Ravens are allowing the fifth-most WR receptions, and both Brown and Beasley have been high-floor players all season, especially in PPR formats. The Panthers (second-most WR receptions allowed) and Rams (tied for seventh) are two more teams that haven't allowed a ton of WR touchdowns (or yards, in the Rams case), but they funnel receptions to wideouts. Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage will get to take advantage of that against Carolina this week, while Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf will face the Rams, who acquired Jalen Ramsey several weeks to help shore up their pass defense.

WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Overall, there aren't too many other surprises that cause our PPR rankings to differ greatly from our standard rankings. We've mentioned before how Marvin Jones is catching more passes than you might think this year (18th among WRs), and he gets a good matchup against the Vikings, albeit with a shakier QB. We're also sticking with Jamison Crowder (vs. Dolphins) relatively high in our rankings despite two straight down games. While the production has been miniscule, it was nice to see him at least get nine targets last week. The catches will come in bunches again soon. 

WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Tight end

Two of the biggest sleepers this week are Tennessee's A.J. Brown and Corey Davis (@ Raiders). Neither has caught more than six passes in a game this year. In fact, they rarely go over three. That said, this matchup is too good for both to flop, so you're really playing a guessing game as to which one will have the yards and TD(s). For what it's worth, both of Davis's good games this year have come in tough matchups (Bills, Chargers), while Brown has been the one to exploit mediocre pass defenses (Browns, Falcons, Bucs, Jags). 

WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:
DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPP

The Giants (@ Eagles) feature some interesting options depending on the health of Golden Tate (concussion). Even if he plays, either Sterling Shepard or Darius Slayton (or both) could rack up receptions. The same is true on the other side of that game with Nelson Agholor. Anthony Miller (vs. Cowboys) has a tough matchup but has seen a lot of targets lately, and Zach Pascal's up-and-down season is on the upswing ahead of a highly favorable matchup against the Bucs. All make for solid sleepers in PPR formats. 

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Week 14 PPR Rankings: WRs

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

RankPlayer
1Julio Jones, ATL vs. CAR
2Davante Adams, GB vs. WAS
3Michael Thomas, NO vs. SF
4D.J. Moore, CAR @ ATL
5Courtland Sutton, DEN @ HOU
6Julian Edelman, NE vs. KC
7Tyreek Hill, KC @ NE
8Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. DET
9DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. DEN
10Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. NYG
11Chris Godwin, TB vs. IND
12DeVante Parker, MIA @ NYJ
13Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CIN
14Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA
15Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR
16Mike Evans, TB vs. IND
17Kenny Golladay, DET @ MIN
18Keenan Allen, LAC @ JAX
19Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR
20John Brown, BUF vs. BAL
21Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ NO
22Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CIN
23Golden Tate, NYG @ PHI
24Robert Woods, LAR vs. SEA
25Amari Cooper, DAL @ CHI
26DJ Chark, JAX vs. LAC
27Deebo Samuel, SF @ NO
28Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DAL
29Tyler Boyd, CIN @ CLE
30Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA
31Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN
32James Washington, PIT @ ARZ
33Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ATL
34Cole Beasley, BUF vs. BAL
35Sterling Shepard, NYG @ PHI
36DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR
37Zach Pascal, IND @ TB
38A.J. Brown, TEN @ OAK
39Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. MIA
40Will Fuller V, HOU vs. DEN
41Mike Williams, LAC @ JAX
42Corey Davis, TEN @ OAK
43Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. SEA
44Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. TEN
45Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. PIT
46Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI
47Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR
48Terry McLaurin, WAS @ GB
49Marquise Brown, BAL @ BUF
50Michael Gallup, DAL @ CHI
51Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. NYG
52Parris Campbell, IND @ TB
53Anthony Miller, CHI vs. DAL
54Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. PIT
55John Ross III, CIN @ CLE
56Marcus Johnson, IND @ TB
57Tim Patrick, DEN @ HOU
58Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. LAC
59Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. KC
60Sammy Watkins, KC @ NE
61Allen Hurns, MIA @ NYJ
62Allen Lazard, GB vs. WAS
63Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN
64Randall Cobb, DAL @ CHI
65Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. KC
66Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. MIA
67Zay Jones, OAK vs. TEN
68Auden Tate, CIN @ CLE
69Geronimo Allison, GB vs. WAS
70Javon Wims, CHI vs. DAL
71Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NO
72Kelvin Harmon, WAS @ GB
73Diontae Johnson, PIT @ ARZ
74Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. DET
75Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. WAS
76Josh Gordon, SEA @ LAR
77Willie Snead, BAL @ BUF
78Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. SF
79Mecole Hardman, KC @ NE
80Chris Conley, JAX vs. LAC
81Tre'Quan Smith, NO vs. SF
82Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NE
83Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. SEA