Any given Sunday in the NFL gives us a whole new set of fantasy football trends each week. We have organized some of the big trends here in order to help you answer some of the questions you may have about these trending fantasy football players for NFL Week 14.
Will the Titans be able to stop De’Von Achane? | Fantasy Football Trends
De’Von Achane’s fantasy success is well-documented, as he has consistently delivered outstanding performances, scoring over 23.5 PPR fantasy points in four of his last five games. The sole exception was a game where he suffered an early injury in the first quarter and didn’t return. These performances also include when Achane has recorded two rushing touchdowns in three different games this season.
Examining the Titans’ defensive performance, they rank 12th in allowing fantasy points to PPR running backs this season. While they managed to contain divisional opponents to under nine PPR fantasy points, such as Travis Etienne and Zack Moss, a different narrative unfolds in their recent non-divisional matchups. In the last three such games, the Titans surrendered over 76 scrimmage yards, allowed a rushing touchdown, and more importantly allowed running backs to score more than 15.6 PPR fantasy points.
Given the De’Von Achane fantasy football dominance this season and the Titans’ struggles against non-divisional opponents, I would confidently start Achane, who seems nearly unstoppable in his current form.
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What does Dawson Knox returning mean for Dalton Kincaid? | Fantasy Football Trends
The impending return of Dawson Knox from injured reserve prompts a decision on what to do with Dalton Kincaid, who excelled as TE4 from Weeks 8-12 in Knox’s absence. While you are thinking with Knox coming back that Kincaid may be droppable, a closer look at the averages from the six games both Knox and Kincaid played may surprise you.
In those six games, Dawson Knox was averaging two receptions on 3.5 targets, 14.1 receiving yards, 0.1 touchdowns, and a sub-par 4.4 PPR fantasy points. On the other hand, Dalton Kincaid was putting up better numbers with 4.1 receptions on 4.5 targets (he caught all but two passes), 32.1 receiving yards, and 7.3 PPR fantasy points. Although Kincaid hasn’t scored a touchdown when Knox plays, he has demonstrated the ability to produce fantasy points, even if it’s a dip from the 8.8+ PPR fantasy points he was achieving in Knox’s absence.
Considering Kincaid’s ability to provide a relatively safe floor, I would recommend Dalton Kincaid fantasy football owners holding onto him. It’s noteworthy that before Week 14 started, only Logan Thomas (8.6), Cade Otton (7.6), and Jonnu Smith (7.5) were averaging over 7.3 PPR fantasy points this season and are owned in less than 55% of leagues.
To see this week’s Dalton Kincaid fantasy ranking, check out our Week 14 fantasy football rankings!
Can we trust Breece Hall this week or the rest of the season? | Fantasy Football Trends
Breece Hall is currently experiencing a four-game slump with under 28 rushing yards, but due to his receiving stats, he manages to score 10.5+ PPR fantasy points. While this is a decent amount, Breece Hall fantasy owners are hoping for more.
Looking ahead at his next four matchups, there are ups and downs, or should I say it’s downs and ups. This week, he faces the Texans, who are on a three-game streak of not allowing a running back to have over 62 rushing yards and have held all running backs to under 12.6 PPR fantasy points in that span. In Week 15, the Dolphins present a tougher challenge, restricting all running backs to under 66 rushing yards and preventing a rushing touchdown since Week 6, with no running back scoring over 11.9 PPR fantasy points.
Following this challenging two-game stretch, there’s a glimmer of hope for his next two games, with it starting in Week 16 against the Commanders. Washington has allowed a running back to amass over 100 scrimmage yards since Week 9, and they have permitted a running back to score more than 13 PPR fantasy points since Week 6. In Week 17, the Browns, who have recently struggled against running backs, may offer a favorable matchup, having allowed a rushing touchdown and 13.6 PPR fantasy points to running backs in the last four games.
While the desire for more production from Breece Hall is understandable, he continues to provide a safe floor with double-digit PPR fantasy points. However, in the next two weeks, if you have strong running back depth, you may want to consider benching Hall. In Weeks 16-17, unless circumstances change, starting Breece Hall could guide you to championship success.