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NFL Rankings

Week 14 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: December 8, 2019, 2:23 pm ET

Week 14 Tight Ends

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

KC

@NE

2

George Kittle

SF

@NO

3

Zach Ertz

PHI

NYG

4

Hunter Henry

LAC

@JAC

5

Mark Andrews

BAL

@BUF

6

Austin Hooper

ATL

CAR

7

Darren Waller

OAK

TEN

8

Jack Doyle

IND

@TB

9

Jared Cook

NO

SF

10

Mike Gesicki

MIA

@NYJ

11

Dallas Goedert

PHI

NYG

12

Jacob Hollister

SEA

@LA

13

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

DET

14

Ryan Griffin

NYJ

MIA

15

Tyler Higbee

LA

SEA

16

Vance McDonald

PIT

@ARI

17

Noah Fant

DEN

@HOU

18

Darren Fells

HOU

DEN

19

Kaden Smith

NYG

@PHI

20

Jason Witten

DAL

@CHI

21

David Njoku

CLE

CIN

22

Ian Thomas

CAR

@ATL

23

Dawson Knox

BUF

BAL

24

Jimmy Graham

GB

WAS

25

O.J. Howard

TB

IND

26

Irv Smith

MIN

DET

27

Cameron Brate

TB

IND

 

TE Notes: Excluding the Chiefs’ bye week of Week 12, Travis Kelce has 39 more yards than any other tight end over the past three weeks the Chiefs have played. The toughest of tests, the Patriots limited Kelce to 8/84/1 across the teams’ two 2018 meetings. … Coming off by far his worst game of the season in rain-drenched Baltimore, George Kittle heads to domed New Orleans for a game with a surprisingly-low 44 over/under. The Saints’ linebacker group is so banged up they just re-signed Manti Te'o. … Fighting through a hamstring issue, Zach Ertz also has to contend with the healthy returns of Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor. He’s still a cinch top-four option as the Eagles’ No. 1 pass catcher. … Hunter Henry has a modest 109 yards over his past three games, though he's been held below six targets just once since Week 1. His upside remains immense. … Mark Andrews continues to provide big point totals on low target counts. He has four scores in his past four games. … Evan Engram has done better work with Eli Manning than Daniel Jones.  

Austin Hooper returns vs. a Panthers Defense allowing the eighth fewest TE fantasy points. … Darren Waller is coming off his best game in six weeks. Week 14 opponent Tennessee is surrendering the seventh most TE fantasy points, giving Waller the best matchup of the top-eight TEs. … With Eric Ebron on injured reserve and T.Y. Hilton (calf) nowhere in sight, Jack Doyle should be locked into 8-10 weekly targets. He received 11 in Week 13. Only the Cardinals are coughing up more TE fantasy points than Tampa Bay. … Jared Cook has reached 74 yards in 3-of-4 games. Although tight end tough on the year, the 49ers have permitted big games to Mark Andrews and Jacob Hollister in the past four weeks. Cook’s usage has stabilized to the point that he’s a safe mid-range TE1. … Seeing similar target counts the past 5-6 weeks, I will give Mike Gesicki the rankings edge over Dallas Goedert because he has demonstrated a higher ceiling, reaching 79 yards twice. Goedert’s season high is 69. He posted 66 last week, but Jeffery and Agholor’s aforementioned return makes a repeat unlikely. 

Greg Olsen (concussion) seems unlikely to suit up. If he does, the Falcons are returning to their natural, burnable, state on defense. … Jacob Hollister is a tough one to figure. Was his Week 13 re-emergence because Tyler Lockett was battling the flu? Either way, he’s reached six targets in 3-of-4 games, which is enough for TE1 value in this wretched year for the position. … What’s bad for Adam Thielen (hamstring) has been good for Kyle Rudolph, who is up to five scores in his past four games, and six in his past six. Even if Thielen returns for Week 14, the Lions’ defense is as soft as it gets, keeping Rudolph in the TE1 mix. … They aren’t the matchup Arizona is — no one is up the seam — but the Seahawks are another approachable seam foe for Tyler Higbee. Gerald Everett’s (knee) status is unclear. … If any team were going to will Vance McDonald to 50 yards or a touchdown, it would be the Cardinals.               

 

Week 14 Kickers

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Wil Lutz

NO

SF

2

Harrison Butker

KC

@NE

3

Justin Tucker

BAL

@BUF

4

Matt Gay

TB

IND

5

Greg Zuerlein

LA

SEA

6

Robbie Gould

SF

@NO

7

Michael Badgley

LAC

@JAC

8

Chris Boswell

PIT

@ARI

9

Zane Gonzalez

ARI

PIT

10

Jason Myers

SEA

@LA

11

Jake Elliott

PHI

NYG

12

Younghoe Koo

ATL

CAR

13

Ka'imi Fairbairn

HOU

DEN

14

Mason Crosby

GB

WAS

15

Dan Bailey

MIN

DET

16

Joey Slye

CAR

@ATL

17

Nick Folk

NE

KC

18

Stephen Hauschka

BUF

BAL

19

Ryan Succop

TEN

@OAK

20

Josh Lambo

JAC

LAC

21

Brett Maher

DAL

@CHI

22

Austin Seibert

CLE

CIN

23

Chase McLaughlin

IND

@TB

24

Aldrick Rosas

NYG

@PHI

25

Daniel Carlson

OAK

TEN

26

Sam Ficken

NYJ

MIA

27

Jason Sanders

MIA

@NYJ

28

Randy Bullock

CIN

@CLE

29

Brandon McManus

DEN

@HOU

30

Matt Prater

DET

@MIN

31

Eddy Pineiro

CHI

DAL

32

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

@GB

 

 

Week 14 Defense/Special Teams

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Minnesota Vikings

MIN

DET

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

PIT

@ARI

3

Philadelphia Eagles

PHI

NYG

4

Cleveland Browns

CLE

CIN

5

Los Angeles Chargers

LAC

@JAC

6

New York Jets

NYJ

MIA

7

Green Bay Packers

GB

WAS

8

New Orleans Saints

NO

SF

9

Baltimore Ravens

BAL

@BUF

10

New England Patriots

NE

KC

11

Houston Texans

HOU

DEN

12

Dallas Cowboys

DAL

@CHI

13

Carolina Panthers

CAR

@ATL

14

Jacksonville Jaguars

JAC

LAC

15

Indianapolis Colts

IND

@TB

16

Seattle Seahawks

SEA

@LA

17

Kansas City Chiefs

KC

@NE

18

Tennessee Titans

TEN

@OAK

19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TB

IND

20

Chicago Bears

CHI

DAL

21

Atlanta Falcons

ATL

CAR

22

Buffalo Bills

BUF

BAL

23

San Francisco 49ers

SF

@NO

24

Miami Dolphins

MIA

@NYJ

25

Los Angeles Rams

LA

SEA

26

Denver Broncos

DEN

@HOU

27

Arizona Cardinals

ARI

PIT

28

Cincinnati Bengals

CIN

@CLE

29

New York Giants

NYG

@PHI

30

Oakland Raiders

OAK

TEN

31

Detroit Lions

DET

@MIN

32

Washington Redskins

WAS

@GB

Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty is the Senior Fantasy Football content creator for NBC Sports EDGE. You can find him on Twitter @RotoPat.