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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 14: RB Elijah McGuire

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 03: Elijah McGuire #25 of the New York Jets carries the ball as Frank Zombo #51 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends in the fourth quarter on December 03, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Jets defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 03: Elijah McGuire #25 of the New York Jets carries the ball as Frank Zombo #51 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends in the fourth quarter on December 03, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Jets defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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When it comes to running back Elijah McGuire of the New York Jets heading into Week 14 fantasy football action, he’s not worth starting against the defense of the Denver Broncos.

For rookie running back Elijah McGuire, his time will come but for the most part this season, he’s been relegated to third-string backup duties. The New York Jets know he has the talent to be a solid running back over the years but with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell ahead of him on the depth chart, it’s hard to incorporate him more on offense. What does his fantasy football value look like heading into Week 14 against the Denver Broncos?

Unfortunately, not good at all. McGuire barely gets any reps on offense and has gone eight straight weeks without scoring a touchdown either on the ground or as a receiving option. The truth of the matter is, he’s just not relevant in fantasy football at all, let alone this week.

In the grand scheme of things, sit McGuire this week since he more than likely will continue getting 10 or fewer reps to run the football or even be on the field on offense. The only way he’ll get more playing time is if Forte doesn’t play or plays in a limited role due to a lingering knee issue.

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Due to this, it’s not worth starting McGuire in any way, shape, or form. If anything, fantasy football owners would be wise to go in another direction if they’re looking for a filler at running back or in the FLEX position.

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Stay away from McGuire this week and don’t even think twice about it since he’s not going to make much of an impact against the Broncos. McGuire isn’t a sleeper pick by any stretch of the imagination and if he’s on your fantasy team, is a safe-sit this week.

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