Week 14 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers

If you’re reading this, I hope you’re in your league’s playoffs and if not there is probably a strong reason why. This season was a mess with the abundance of injuries, moved games, and positive tests. No matter. We have just a few games left and everyone needs to finish the season out strong.

These last few games have had a ton of high scoring players and team. It has been mostly due to how some of the matchups have laid out. This week is no different as we have a few great matchups for our Week 14 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers. Titans (vs Jaguars), Colts (vs Raiders), Seahawks (vs Jets), Saints (vs Eagles), and Falcons (vs Chargers) are just some of teams who can have successful games.

Good luck to everyone this week and hope my sleepers can help advance you one round closer to the championship.

Wide Receivers

Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers

Even though I said above that the Falcons have a nice matchup against the Chargers, Los Angeles has a nice matchup against Atlanta. Mike Williams could have a solid game along with double-digit targets. As most know the Falcons have struggle against the pass throughout the whole season. They’ve allowed 90+ receiving yards to 12 different wideouts. Of those 12, nine have had 100 yard games as well. This week is as good a time as any to have Mike Williams in your lineup with WR2 upside.

Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills

Davis has been able to have some productive weeks due to the presence of both Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. In three of his last four games, he’s scored a touchdown and surpassed 68 receiving yards. He’s facing off against Pittsburgh and this could prove a very beneficial game. Nine wideouts have gone over 70 yards against the Steelers. Seven of the nine wideouts have also scored a touchdown. Pittsburgh will have their hands full with Josh Allen, Cole Beasley, and Stefon Diggs, Davis may be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.

Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos

If you put aside that one game with a Practice Squad receiver as the quarterback, Patrick has been a solid WR3. From Week Nine to 13, he’s finished as WR35, WR35, WR19, and WR9. Patrick is obviously a strong weekly option, but against Carolina this could be a big for him. Since Week Seven, there have been seven receivers to have more than 65 receiving yards. Carolina has also given up 12 passing touchdowns in that timeframe. Tim Patrick has WR1 upside this week and needs to be rostered and started in every lineup.

Running Backs

J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens

After an impressive Tuesday night game, the rookie could get some more playing time against the Cleveland Browns. He had the most carries of any Baltimore back with 11. He also had the only rushing touchdown of the game. With Mark Ingram not looking like himself and Gus Edwards as the short yardage and change of pace back, Dobbins has control of the Ravens’ backfield. In their first matchup, the Ohio State rookie scored two touchdowns and was RB13. It could be another strong performance for J.K. on Monday night.

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team

As a PPR monster and the potential of Antonio Gibson to miss this week’s game, McKissic could see increased touches. Since their Week Eight bye week, J.D has seen 10-plus targets in three of their five games. In those three games, he’s accumulated 39 targets and 26 catches. McKissic has tremendous PPR value with his catching ability, but you also have to factor in he does average five carries a game, too. A safe Flex option, but he does have serious upside if he can get his usual 15 touches and find the endzone on Sunday.

D’Andre Swift, Detroit Lions

This could be Swift’s biggest game of the season due to how poor Green Bay’s run defense is. From Weeks Six to 12, there were only two weeks where an opposing running back didn’t have more than 90 rushing yards. In that timeframe, Green Bay did give up 100 yard games to four different backs. Before being out, Swift was on a role. He had 246 total yards, averaged five yards per carry, and had 37 touches. If Swift is cleared, he is a high end RB2, but can finish as a top five back.

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