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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 14

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Defenses

    1. 1
    2. New England Patriots
    3. PTS ALLOWED17
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT3
    6. TD0

    The Patriots have struggled against the run since losing Vince Wilfork, but the Browns don't present that sort of challenge. New England can be streamed with confidence this week.

    1. 2
    2. Arizona Cardinals
    3. PTS ALLOWED13
    4. SACKS5
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    The Cardinals did well, all things considered, in holding the Eagles to 24 points. They are a very strong play this week.

    1. 3
    2. Cincinnati Bengals
    3. PTS ALLOWED17
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    The Bengals forced three turnovers and limited the Chargers to 10 points in San Diego last week. They should be universally started on Sunday.

    1. 4
    2. Oakland Raiders
    3. PTS ALLOWED10
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    While the Raiders don't boast the world's greatest defense, the Jets might have the world's worst offense. Stream Oakland this week.

    1. 5
    2. Kansas City Chiefs
    3. PTS ALLOWED13
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    After playing two games against the Broncos and one against the Chargers the last three weeks, the Chiefs will undoubtedly welcome a game with Washington.

    1. 6
    2. Denver Broncos
    3. PTS ALLOWED17
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    One underrated reason why it's hard to trust the Denver defense in fantasy leagues is the potential for it to give up garbage-time points.

    1. 7
    2. San Diego Chargers
    3. PTS ALLOWED20
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    The Chargers are a fringe starting defense this week against the turnover-prone Giants.

    1. 8
    2. Miami Dolphins
    3. PTS ALLOWED20
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    The Dolphins had four sacks and forced three turnovers against the Jets last week. I see no reason not to start them on Sunday.

    1. 9
    2. Philadelphia Eagles
    3. PTS ALLOWED34
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    The Eagles have one of the worst pass defenses in the league, and that's bad news with Calvin Johnson coming to town.

    1. 10
    2. Pittsburgh Steelers
    3. PTS ALLOWED23
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Steelers had two sacks and nothing else against the Ravens last week. The Dolphins have allowed the most sacks this season, making the Steelers a decent play.

    1. 11
    2. Buffalo Bills
    3. PTS ALLOWED20
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Bills sacked Matt Ryan six times last week, but allowed the Falcons to score 31 points. They're a low-end starting option this week.

    1. 12
    2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    3. PTS ALLOWED19
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Bucs intercepted Cam Newton twice last week, but they should not be considered in fantasy leagues, period.

    1. 13
    2. Seattle Seahawks
    3. PTS ALLOWED24
    4. SACKS4
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    It may not have been a great fantasy day, but this defense turned in one of the most impressive performances of the season in holding the Saints to seven points.

    1. 14
    2. Atlanta Falcons
    3. PTS ALLOWED21
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    While the Packers have struggled without Aaron Rodgers, the Falcons have played far too poorly to trust them regardless of matchup.

    1. 15
    2. Houston Texans
    3. PTS ALLOWED24
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Texans D played just OK in its first meeting with the Jaguars two weeks ago, getting three sacks and no turnovers in a 13-6 loss. That doesn't exactly inspire huge confidence if you roll with them this week.

    1. 16
    2. Baltimore Ravens
    3. PTS ALLOWED13
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Ravens pulled a disappearing act last week, failing to register a sack or takeaway. That shouldn't stop you from starting them against the Vikings.

    1. 17
    2. Carolina Panthers
    3. PTS ALLOWED24
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    If there were ever a week to consider benching the Panthers, it would be this one.

    1. 18
    2. San Francisco 49ers
    3. PTS ALLOWED23
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Niners had a good, but not great, game against the Rams last week. They're a low-end starting option against Seattle.

    1. 19
    2. Chicago Bears
    3. PTS ALLOWED30
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    You can't trust a defense that allows 200-yard rushers with the greatest of ease.

    1. 20
    2. Jacksonville Jaguars
    3. PTS ALLOWED21
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Jags may have played their best defensive game of the season against the Texans two weeks ago, but that isn't enough to consider starting them this week.

    1. 21
    2. Indianapolis Colts
    3. PTS ALLOWED31
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Colts picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick three times and forced four turnovers in total last week, but they aren't a good play in Cincinnati.

    1. 22
    2. New Orleans Saints
    3. PTS ALLOWED20
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Saints were absolutley torched by Russell Wilson and the Seahawks last week. I would not trust them in this matchup.

    1. 23
    2. New York Jets
    3. PTS ALLOWED14
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    Even in a matchup with the Raiders, this defense is not to be trusted.

    1. 24
    2. Washington Redskins
    3. PTS ALLOWED31
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    There is no way I'd consider playing the Washington defense against Jamaal Charles and the red-hot Alex Smith this week.

    1. 25
    2. St. Louis Rams
    3. PTS ALLOWED30
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Cardinals offense is clicking of late, and that should be enough to convince fantasy owners to stay away from the Rams this week.

    1. 26
    2. New York Giants
    3. PTS ALLOWED31
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Giants continued their improved play on defense. The Chargers are a very tough draw at home.

    1. 27
    2. Dallas Cowboys
    3. PTS ALLOWED31
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT1
    6. TD0

    The Cowboys have possibly the league's worst pass defense, making the Bears a terrible matchup for Dallas.

    1. 28
    2. Detroit Lions
    3. PTS ALLOWED37
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT0
    6. TD0

    The Lions have struggled against the pass this year, making them a terrible start in this matchup against the Eagles.

    1. 29
    2. Green Bay Packers
    3. PTS ALLOWED23
    4. SACKS3
    5. INT0
    6. TD0

    Green Bay got rolled by Detroit on Thanksgiving and should not be considered for fantasy purposes.

    1. 30
    2. Cleveland Browns
    3. PTS ALLOWED41
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT0
    6. TD0

    The Browns allowed 30 points to the Jaguars last week, though three turnovers from the offense didn't help. You can't possibly play them against the Patriots.

    1. 31
    2. Minnesota Vikings
    3. PTS ALLOWED30
    4. SACKS2
    5. INT0
    6. TD0

    The Vikings gave up 7.4 points per play to the Bears last week.

    1. 32
    2. Tennessee Titans
    3. PTS ALLOWED41
    4. SACKS0
    5. INT0
    6. TD0

    No defense this side of the '85 Bears would be a good play against the 2013 Broncos.

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