Fantasy Football Sneaky Starts: Week 14


As injuries pile up, all but the luckiest fantasy owners will at some point need to find the proverbial diamond in the rough: a waiver wire or bench player who is capable of putting up some points in a pinch. This weekly feature is dedicated to that part of fantasy football. It's not pretty, but it's part of the game. 

Here's a look at the sneakiest QB, RB, WR and TE plays for Week 14...
Note: Matchups are important, and we use by-position Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed to evaluate those matchups. For an overview, click here.


Grossman is poised for a big week due to a terrific matchup with the Patriots, who have given up an average of 310 passing yards and 1.5 TDs to opposing QBs this season. Their Adjusted FP allowed to QBs (19.3) is the worst in the league, and since the Redskins are likely to trail throughout the game, Grossman should throw the ball quite a bit in this one. The loss of Fred Davis hurts, however.
Matt Moore, Dolphins (vs. PHI)
Over his past five games, Moore has tossed eight TDs and ran for another, while averaging 213 yards passing over that span. The Eagles are mediocre against QBs, so Moore could have a nice day.
After a pretty consistent start (14 TDs in his first nine games), Hasselbeck only has one TD in his last three games, but the Saints have given up the 7th-most Adjusted FP to QBs this year, and the Titans will have to throw to stay in the game. Also, in two games against New Orleans last year (when he was with the Seahawks), Hasselbeck threw for 638 yards and 5 TDs, so he's clearly comfortable against the Saints.

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