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Fantasy Football Week 14: Keenan Allen, Antonio Brown and other must starts

By William Schneiderhan
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a first down reception in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a first down reception in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a first down reception in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a first down reception in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Here’s the Week 14 edition of top five wide receivers to lock into your fantasy football lineups.

Whether it’s the winner’s bracket or the consolation bracket, fantasy football playoffs are here. Regardless of where you are, you still want to come away with that win.

Thankfully, last week’s edition of top five wide receivers to start didn’t have too much of an effect on the playoffs. Why? One. Yes, one player named on last week’s list finished as a top 10 scorer in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues.

Davante Adams was the lone wideout to eclipse the top 10 with his 23.3 fantasy points. He caught eight passes for 93 yards and a score.

Hopefully, last week is in the rear-view mirror. So, let’s see who lands on this week’s list.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 02: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers makes a catch in front of Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game at Lambeau Field on December 02, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 02: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers makes a catch in front of Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game at Lambeau Field on December 02, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

5. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Yes, the lone top 10 scorer from last week cracks the list again. No, this isn’t a courtesy plug.

Rather, trying to get Davante Adams the recognition he deserves. He has been one of the league’s best this year, as he has punched his ticket to his first-ever 1,000+ receiving yards campaign.

Adams has also made it three straight seasons with 10+ touchdowns. He has had owners salivating this season with his great production.

While a lot has changed in Green Bay over the past week, Adams will still be as productive going forward. The Packers play one of the lower ranked secondaries in the NFL this week when they host the Atlanta Falcons.

Next: 4. Keenan Allen

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs upfield after a catch in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs upfield after a catch in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

4. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

If you tuned in to the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game last week, then you noticed the back of Keenan Allen‘s jersey a lot. He torched the Steelers defense.

Allen led all receivers in the NFL with 36.8 fantasy points during the Chargers big road win. He caught 14 balls for 148 yards and one score.

The Chargers are rolling and find themselves on the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs for first in their division. This week the Chargers look to keep that pressure on when they welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to town.

Of course, the Chargers went to the airway more against the Steelers due to being behind for a large chunk of the game. However, the Bengals are banged up and the Chargers are on a roll.

Next: 3. Michael Thomas

3. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

What in the world has happened to Michael Thomas the past two weeks? The star receiver looked like he was about to launch himself into that top-tier wide receiver category after a hot start to the year.

Well, Thomas is still in that conversation even after two down weeks. In Week 12 he racked up 7.8 points against the Falcons, and he only gathered nine points last week against the Dallas Cowboys.

What’s one way to get out of a slump as a receiver? Playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have surrendered the second-most receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers.

Yes, that will do if you’re Thomas. The Buccaneers also handed the Saints a Week 1 loss at home, which surely the Saints haven’t forgotten about.

Next: 2. Julio Jones

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 02: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 02: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

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Perhaps the biggest head-scratching performance in Week 13 came from Julio Jones. Thankfully the playoffs didn’t start last week, and if they did for some people, hopefully Jones wasn’t on your team.

Why? The superstar only came away with 3.8 points. He caught two passes for 18 yards during the Atlanta Falcons home loss against the upstart Baltimore Ravens.

Jones’ performance may have some owners holding their breath, and rightfully so after a game like that. However, worry no more.

The chances of Jones doing that in back-to-back weeks are low. This week the Falcons play the Packers, a team in the middle of a lot of change.

Next: 1. Antonio Brown

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs into the end zone for a 28 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs into the end zone for a 28 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

Early on in the season, Antonio Brown was a frequent flyer on this list. However, he was absent a lot during the middle to later weeks of the year.

Yes, Brown still had big days without being named on the list. But he seemed to go through stretches where he was almost a ghost on the field.

In Week 13 Brown broke out in a big way with a traditional, “AB” game. He finished behind Allen as the second-highest scoring receiver with 31.4 points.

Brown and Allen shared the same field in Week 13. He caught 10 passes for 154 yards and one score.

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The Steelers will hit the road and play the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. Expect Brown to build off his last game.

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