Matthew Stafford

Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus I will explain my favorite match up for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

In Case of Overturned Suspensions:

  • Rob Gronkowski: TE1
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster: WR37
Breaking Football’s Week 14 Rankings
Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots at Dolphins
2 Matthew Stafford Lions at Buccaneers
3 Carson Wentz Eagles at Rams
4 Alex Smith Chiefs vs Raiders
5 Jameis Winston Buccaneers vs Lions
6 Matt Ryan Falcons vs Saints
7 Philip Rivers Chargers vs Redskins
8 Drew Brees Saints at Falcons
9 Jared Goff Rams vs Eagles
10 Jimmy Garoppolo 49ers at Texans
11 Cam Newton Panthers vs Vikings
12 Russell Wilson Seahawks at Jaguars
13 Derek Carr Raiders at Chiefs
14 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers vs Ravens
15 Josh McCown Jets at Broncos
16 Kirk Cousin Redskins at Chargers
17 Dak Prescott Cowboys at Giants
18 Eli Manning Giants vs Cowboys
19 DeShone Kizer Browns vs Packers
20 Marcus Mariota Titans at Cardinals

My Favorite Quarterback Matchup

Matthew Stafford at Buccaneers: The Lions are fighting for their playoff lives which means the team will lean even more on Stafford’s arm. Last week against the Ravens, Stafford struggled and scored just 11.9 fantasy points. Part of Stafford’s poor performance was due to a hand injury that knocked him out of the game. However, this week he faces the Buccaneers defense who give up the 21st most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, giving up an average of 17.1 per game.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell Steelers vs Ravens
2 Alvin Kamara Saints at Falcons
3 Todd Gurley II Rams vs Eagles
4 Mark Ingram Saints at Falcons
5 Melvin Gordon Chargers vs Redskins
6 LeSean McCoy Bills vs Colts
7 Christian McCaffrey Panthers vs Vikings
8 Joe Mixon Bengals vs Bears
9 Leonard Fournette Jaguars vs Seahawks
10 Rex Burkhead Patriots at Dolphins
11 Samaje Perine Redskins at Chargers
12 Devontae Freeman Falcons vs Saints
13 Lamar Miller Texans vs 49ers
14 Kenyan Drake Dolphins vs Patriots
15 Carlos Hyde 49ers at Texans
16 Jerick McKinnon Vikings at Panthers
17 Dion Lewis Patriots at Dolphins
18 Jordan Howard Bears at Bengals
19 Alex Collins Ravens at Steelers
20 Alfred Morris Cowboys at Giants
21 Aaron Jones Packers at Browns
22 Duke Johnson Jr. Browns vs Packers
23 Isaiah Crowell Browns vs Packers
24 Orleans Darkwa Giants vs Cowboys
25 Latavius Murray Vikings at Panthers
26 Kareem Hunt Chiefs vs Raiders
27 Doug Martin Buccaneers vs Lions
28 DeMarco Murray Titans at Cardinals
29 Derrick Henry Titans at Cardinals
30 Frank Gore Colts at Bills
31 Jamaal Williams Packers at Browns
32 Bilal Powell Jets at Broncos
33 Matt Forte Jets at Broncos
34 Adrian Peterson Cardinals vs Titans
35 Ameer Abdullah Lions at Buccaneers
36 Marshawn Lynch Raiders at Chiefs
37 C.J. Anderson Broncos vs Jets
38 Tevin Coleman Falcons vs Saints
39 Danny Woodhead Ravens at Steelers
40 James White Patriots at Dolphins

My Favorite Running Back Matchup

Rex Burkhead at Dolphins: Every year the Patriots backfield is a nightmare for fantasy owners, but this year it is pretty clear. Burkhead is at the head of the Patriots running back depth chart and has scored 15 or more fantasy points in four of the last five games. Furthermore, Burkhead has four touchdowns over his last two games. Meanwhile, the Dolphins rank 24th in the league against opposing running backs, giving up an average of 24.6 fantasy points per game. Over the last four games opposing running backs are averaging 30.1 fantasy points per game against the Dolphins.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 DeAndre Hopkins Texans vs 49ers
2 Antonio Brown Steelers vs Ravens
3 A.J. Green Bengals vs Bears
4 Adam Thielen Vikings at Panthers
5 Jarvis Landry Dolphins vs Patriots
6 Keenan Allen Chargers vs Redskins
7 Michael Thomas Saints at Falcons
8 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals vs Titans
9 Mike Evans Buccaneers vs Lions
10 Marvin Jones Jr. Lions at Buccaneers
11 Golden Tate Lions at Buccaneers
12 Julio Jones Falcons vs Saints
13 Brandin Cooks Patriots at Dolphins
14 Tyreek Hill Chiefs vs Raiders
15 Davante Adams Packers at Browns
16 Alshon Jeffery Eagles at Rams
17 Dez Bryant Cowboys at Giants
18 Michael Crabtree Raiders at Chiefs
19 Sterling Shepard Giants vs Cowboys
20 Josh Gordon Browns vs Packers
21 Chris Hogan Patriots at Dolphins
22 Cooper Kupp Rams vs Eagles
23 Marqise Lee Jaguars vs Seahawks
24 Robby Anderson Jets at Broncos
25 Amari Cooper Raiders at Chiefs
26 Devin Funchess Panthers vs Vikings
27 Stefon Diggs Vikings at Panthers
28 Doug Baldwin Seahawks at Jaguars
29 Demaryius Thomas Broncos vs Jets
30 Mohamed Sanu Falcons vs Saints
31 Jamison Crowder Redskins at Chargers
32 Marquise Goodwin 49ers at Texans
33 Josh Doctson Redskins at Chargers
34 Sammy Watkins Rams vs Eagles
35 Kenny Stills Dolphins vs Patriots
36 T.Y. Hilton Colts at Bills
37 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers vs Lions
38 Kelvin Benjamin Bills vs Colts
39 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos vs Jets
40 Jermaine Kearse Jets at Broncos
41 Nelson Agholor Eagles at Rams
42 Danny Amendola Patriots at Dolphins
43 Trent Taylor 49ers at Texans
44 Dede Westbrook Jaguars vs Seahawks
45 Dontrelle Inman Bears at Bengals
46 Jordy Nelson Packers at Browns
47 Rishard Matthews Titans at Cardinals
48 Mike Wallace Ravens at Steelers
49 Brandon LaFell Bengals vs Bears
50 Ted Ginn Jr. Saints at Falcons

My Favorite Wide Receiver Matchup

A.J. Green vs Bears: Over his last four games, Green is averaging 19 fantasy points per game. Last week against the Steelers, Green scored 26.7 fantasy points marking the fourth time this season he has scored 22.5 or more fantasy points. Meanwhile, the Bears rank 19th in the league against opposing wide receivers, giving up an average of 32.9 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, over the last four games opposing wide receivers are averaging 38.9 fantasy points per game against the Bears.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Travis Kelce Chiefs vs Raiders
2 Zach Ertz Eagles at Rams
3 Evan Engram Giants vs Cowboys
4 Hunter Henry Chargers vs Redskins
5 Greg Olsen Panthers vs Vikings
6 Jimmy Graham Seahawks at Jaguars
7 Cameron Brate Buccaneers vs Lions
8 Jack Doyle Colts at Bills
9 Delanie Walker Titans at Cardinals
10 Jason Witten Cowboys at Giants
11 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jets at Broncos
12 Julius Thomas Dolphins vs Patriots
13 Kyle Rudolph Vikings at Panthers
14 Vernon Davis Redskins at Chargers
15 Austin Hooper Falcons vs Saints
16 Charles Clay Bills vs Colts
17 Stephen Anderson Texans vs 49ers
18 David Njoku Browns vs Packers
19 Jared Cook Raiders at Chiefs
20 Tyler Kroft Bengals vs Bears

My Favorite Tight End Matchup

Hunter Henry vs Redskins: Coming off consecutive weeks with 15 or more fantasy points, Henry has submitted himself as the second option in the passing game behind only Keenan Allen. Over the last two weeks, Henry has 12 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown; scoring 33.7 fantasy points. Meanwhile, the Redskins rank 28th in the league against opposing tight ends, giving up an average of 15.5 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, the Redskins have allowed opposing to score 15 or more fantasy points seven times this season.

D/STs
Rank Team Opponent
1 Jaguars vs Seahawks
2 Steelers vs Ravens
3 Seahawks at Jaguars
4 Bengals vs Bears
5 Packers at Browns
6 Jets at Broncos
7 Patriots at Dolphins
8 49ers at Texans
9 Texans vs 49ers
10 Browns vs Packers
11 Vikings at Panthers
12 Broncos vs Jets
13 Bills vs Colts
14 Titans at Cardinals
15 Cowboys at Giants

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Matchup

Seahawks at Jaguars: Yes, this Seahawks defense isn’t the same it was at the beginning of the season, but the Seahawks as a team play better as the season winds down. Last week the Seahawks held the Eagles and their high-scoring offense to just 10 points. This week they take on the Jaguars with a banged up Leonard Fournette. Opposing D/STs have scored eight or more fantasy points against the Jaguars in three of their last four games.

Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Greg Zuerlein Rams vs Eagles
2 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots at Dolphins
3 Matt Prater Lions at Buccaneers
4 Chris Boswell Steelers vs Ravens
5 Jake Elliott Eagles at Rams
6 Wil Lutz Saints at Falcons
7 Matt Bryant Falcons vs Saints
8 Harrison Butker Chiefs vs Raiders
9 Robbie Gould 49ers at Texans
10 Ryan Succop Titans at Cardinals
11 Graham Gano Panthers vs Vikings
12 Stephen Hauschka Bills vs Colts

My Favorite Kicker Match Up

Greg Zuerlein vs Eagles: Every week it seems like Zuerlein is the top scorer among kickers, that’s because he has scored 17 fantasy points in five of his last six games. Furthermore, Zuerlein has scored 11 or more fantasy points in nine games this season and is averaging 17 fantasy points per game over his last three home games. This game against the Eagles is expected to be high scoring, giving Zuerlein many opportunities and on the season he has made 36 out of 38 field goal attempts this season.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. Now at 25 years old, he is happy to get back into sports writing for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his sports opinions out there.