Most fantasy football leagues are headed into the first round of the playoffs and it is that time of year where every decision can make or break your championship run. Fantasy matchups are more important now and it is necessary to pick players with the best matchups on a weekly basis. We have you covered with Salute Magazine’s Week 14 choose or lose wide receiver picks.
ALLEN ROBINSON VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Allen Hurns has burst onto the scene and Julius Thomas is also catching touchdown passes from Blake Bortles but Robinson has been the go-to guy in the Jaguars offense.
Last week he reeled in 3 TDs and more than 150 receiving yards against a solid Titans secondary. Robinson will look to feast this week against a Colts defense that is 30th against wide receivers. The chances of Robinson having an off week against the Colts are pretty slim.
MIKE EVANS VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
There have been a ton of injuries to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiving core but Mike Evans has carried the load for this team for most of the season. Vincent Jackson’s return has hurt Evans value slightly but that likely won’t be the case against the Saints porous defense.
New Orleans is 21st against receivers and they just let a team who doesn’t have any legit receivers (Panthers) score 4 TDs. Mike Evans should have some nice numbers.
SAMMY WATKINS VS. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Sammy Watkins has been absolutely unstoppable the last two weeks. His combined numbers for these last two games are 9 catches for 267 yards and 3 TDs.
It’s clear that the Bills are finding ways to get him the ball down the field and he has another great matchup to take advantage.
The Eagles are dead last in the league against wide outs, and they almost let the Patriots come back last week. Watkins should have another great day.
OAKLAND RECEIVERS VS. DENVER BRONCOS
The Denver Broncos are the best in the NFL against fantasy wide receivers. If you have Michael Crabtree or Amari Cooper, this could not be a worse matching going into week one of the fantasy playoffs.
The last time the Raiders played Denver, Crabtree had four catches for 54 yards and Cooper had four catches for 47 yards. Those are two statlines that fantasy owners just can’t afford to risk at this point in the season. Look for other, more promising options if you can.
ON THE BUBBLE
DANNY AMENDOLA VS. HOUSTON TEXANS
The Houston Texans have been solid against wide receivers this season, they’re currently 12th in the NFL. However, they just allowed Sammy Watkins to have a huge day and while Danny Amendola might not be the same type of player he’ll still get plenty of targets.
Anytime Tom Brady is throwing you the ball, you’re going to have some fantasy value. Amendola has been solid since Julian Edelman went down and he’ll be expected to do it again.