FANTASY FOOTBALL GEMS & SLEEPERS WEEK 14

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Quarterback

Fantasy Gem- Matthew Stafford @ Philadelphia Eagles. My fantasy gem at QB this week is Matthew Stafford. He has been on a tear in 2013 and in the past seven games, six of them have yielded 18 or more fantasy points per ESPN. You can always count on the Stafford to Megatron duo to come up big on a weekly basis, especially against a porous Eagles defense who have prone to giving up fantasy points to every fantasy position, QB included.

Fantasy Sleeper-Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Denver Broncos. I know this is going to look crazy when you read this as most of our readers are used to seeing Fitz with Buffalo twice a year; but Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a very solid fantasy QB since taking over for the injured Jake Locker. The Amish Rifle has some good weapons to throw to with Delanie Walker, Kendall Wright, and Nate Washington lining up along with him. If you are an Aaron Rodgers owner or need a quality backup Fitzpatrick is the way to go. Especially against a middle of the pack Broncos defense who even allowed Alex Smith to throw deep last week.

Running Back

Fantasy Gem-Eddie Lacy vs. Atlanta Falcons. Eddie Lacy has been awesome after coming back from his injury earlier this year. AS we saw when the Jets went to Atlanta and got a crucial win, if you have a serviceable running back, they will flourish against a soft Falcons front 7. With Aaron Rodgers out this week with an injury, the Packers will lean on Lacy this week and if he is your RB you have to roll with him.

Fantasy Sleeper- Steven Jackson @ Green Bay Packers Steven Jackson has been miserable this year at running back. If you drafted him early I apologize in advance and I hope you were able to compensate for him with another RB. Despite that, he has been putting up points the past few weeks and if you are in need look for him to put up some points this week and maybe even surprise you. Roddy White had a big game last week with him and Douglas opening up, it should provide some opportunities for some yards.

Wide Receiver

Fantasy Gem- Calvin Johnson @ Philadelphia Eagles. Lets be honest, Megatron is a fantasy stud every week. He should also be started every week as he was probably a mid first round pick. This is an awesome match up for Megatron.

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The Eagles cannot stop a nosebleed already, when you pair that with the physical tools and Matthew Stafford under center, this will be a game which Megatron puts up monster numbers. Hands down the fantasy gem at WR.

Fantasy Sleeper- Keenan Allen vs New York Giants Keenan Allen has had three 100 yard or greater receiving performances in the past five weeks after the San Diego bye week. He has shown he has the speed and hands necessary to become a top receiver in the coming years. The Giants defense has been playing better in the past few weeks. Regardless, Philip Rivers is having one of the best years of his career and Allen should be the beneficiary of this. If you need a good flex or WR2/3 Keenan Allen is a great option.

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