“Shore Thing Sleepers” isn’t your ordinary fantasy football Week 14 start/sit article. Instead, our analyst duo of Seth Woolcock and Eric Romoff highlight lower-valued players that can provide starting-caliber production for a specific week. These are usually players near the end of your bench or even on the waiver wire/free agency. You can catch an additional sleeper pick live at the end of our weekly in-season Friday podcast episode.
Rostership percentages are based on ESPN Points Per Reception (PPR) redraft fantasy football leagues.
Week 14 Start/Sit Consideration: Shore Thing Sleepers
Gabriel Davis (WR, Buffalo Bills) | 77.9% Rostered
Gabriel Davis enters Week 14 in a favorable spot as the Buffalo Bills face the Kansas City Chiefs in a game with a total of 49, the second-highest on the weekend. Chiefs safety Bryan Cook‘s absence could impact the secondary, potentially exposing them further. Kansas City has been a top-six matchup for wide receivers over the past two weeks and the 10th-best over the past month. Given the recent struggles of the Bills’ defense, a shootout could be in the cards.
Davis is a high-risk, high-reward play with four games over 21 PPR points and two donuts this season. Davis has shown inconsistency since the change at play-caller, receiving no targets in Week 11 against the Jets but bouncing back with 12 targets and 22.5 PPR points in Week 12. After the Buffalo Bye, Davis aims to continue his success, especially considering he has recorded 16+ PPR points in his last two encounters against the Chiefs. – Woolcock
Romeo Doubs (WR, Green Bay Packers) | 40.4% Rostered
With Christian Watson likely sidelined on Monday night against the New York Giants, Romeo Doubs becomes an intriguing option. Doubs has averaged 6.7 targets per game this season when Watson is inactive, delivering two WR2 finishes in three games. Having hit double-digits in eight of 12 games this season, Doubs is consistent in providing fantasy value.
The Packers, led by Jordan Love, are on a three-game winning streak against strong opponents like the Chargers, Vikings and Chiefs. In Week 14, they face the Giants, the best matchup for opposing wide receivers over the past month and the fourth-best on a season-long look. This is largely due to the struggles of Giants’ cornerbacks Adoree’ Jackson and Deonte Banks. With Watson out and favorable matchups, Doubs is a solid Week 14 start/sit consideration for fantasy managers. – Romoff
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