If you're in need of a QB streaming option for your fantasy playoffs in Week 14, you have to put the last 13 weeks behind you. IThat being said, Andy Dalton has been an underwhelming QB option this year. He doesn't have a single game with more than two passing touchdowns, and he's eclipsed the 300-yard mark just twice in his last 10 games. Despite a big effort last week against the Eagles, he's still without Gio Bernard and A.J. Green for this week.
So why is he listed here? He's playing the Browns! Cleveland's defense has allowed the most passing touchdowns (28) and the highest QB rating (103.6) while being last in sacks, as well. The Browns are 31st in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, per DraftKings, which should set Dalton up for a strong fantasy day. Pick on the Browns and trust Dalton to put up big numbers in what could be a sneaky shootout.
Jared Goff vs Atlanta
Our second QB streaming option for Week 14 is rookie QB Jared Goff, who is priced at the minimum $5,000 salary on Draft Kings. It's understandable if you can't get on board with playing a rookie QB, but you have to keep in mind that Goff is playing a Falcons defense that has surrendered more fantasy points to opposing QB's than any team in the league. Goff will also be at home facing a team that's traveling cross country, and we saw him have a nice game a few weeks ago (214 yards, 3 TD) in a blowout against the Saints.
Garbage time stats count all the same. The Falcons should get up big early, which will put Goff in a position to throw the ball a lot and rack up the yards. This is a very risky play, but if you're looking at the matchups, Goff has a strong one this week.
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Justin Forsett vs Titans
I know that the first rule of fantasy streaming should be, "don't play someone who was just signed" but this feels like a unique situation. Forsett is a veteran back who has bounced around the league this year, but he's familiar with Gary Kubiak and his playbook from their time together in Baltimore. Forsett is expected to step right into Kapri Bibbs's role now that he's out for the season, and that's a role that was expanding before Bibbs was hurt.
Devontae Booker has been too ineffective to completely ignore Forsett. It's tough to stream at RB, and chances are, you aren't in your postseason if you're relying on a backup running back at this point. Still, Forsett is worth a stash, as he should step into a role on a run-heavy team right from the jump.
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T.J. Yeldon vs Minnesota
No Allen Hurns or Julius Thomas against a Minnesota pass defense that's shut down opponents all year. What could go wrong, right?
While it's probably safe to just ignore the Jags offense altogether in this one, there may be an opportunity for Yeldon to shine. Chris Ivory is on the doubtful side for Sunday, and Denard Robinson has already been ruled out. That leaves Yeldon as the last-man standing, and in line for a ton of garbage time receptions out of the backfield with the Vikings locking down Blake Bortles' options on the outside.
Standard league players can safely move on, but PPR players shouldn't overlook what Yeldon can bring. The rushing stats and touchdowns probably won't be there, but it feels like Yeldon should have a 5+ reception game fairly easily.
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Cameron Meredith vs Detroit
This is another streaming scenario where there should be some value in Meredith just being an able body. The Bears receiving corps has been decimated, and with Eddie Royal already ruled out and Marquess Wilson seamingly unlikely to play, Meredith will be the last man standing for a team that should have to throw it quite a bit against Detroit.
For what it's worth, Meredith was one of the only receivers who enjoyed some success last week in the snow game against San Francisco, so perhaps Meredith is developing some chemistry with Matt Barkley. It's dangerous to trust this passing game, but if you're desperate, Meredith should see a nice amount of targets.
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Ladarius Green vs Buffalo
This one is fairly straightforward. Over his last two games, Green has 8 receptions, 177 yards and a score and is starting to earn more snaps. Jesse James will still be involved, and Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell clearly are ahead on the receiving totem pole, there's room for Green to break off some big plays over the middle and be a redzone target.
When you're looking to stream tight ends, you're really just hoping for a score. The Bills have been fairly stingy against tight ends this year, but Green's hot right now and is still available in some leagues. Get him going.
C.J. Fiedorowicz vs Indianapolis
The Texans tight end has been one of the best kept streaming secrets for a while now. Over the last nine games, Fiedorowicz has at least five targets. There's a decent floor here, and Brock Osweilier has been looking his way even more as of late.
More importantly, the Texans are playing the Colts this week, which should put game flow in Houston's favor. The Colts allow the 23rd most fantasy points to tight ends this year, so even if garbage time doesn't happen, C.J. could make his impact felt around the red zone. Once again, he's a strong streaming option this week.
Lions defense vs Chicago
The Bears seemingly have no receivers or tight ends healthy, and Matt Barkley isn't someone who strikes fear in your heart. The matchup here is certainly right, as the Lions should be able to force at least a few turnovers.
Detroit doesn't have the reputation of an elite defense, but they've been on fire the last six weeks of the season, not allowing over 20 points in a single matchup during that timeframe. The Lions have only allowed six rushing touchdowns on the ground all year, which should help them bottle up Jordan Howard. If you're in need of a defense to stream, the Lions are the top choice in Week 14.