Lamar Jackson was began in 76.4% of ESPN fantasy soccer leagues and people managers have been devastated as soon as he suffered a knee sprain towards the Broncos on Sunday and was pressured to go away the sport. Jackson’s damage is not a season-ending one, which is nice information for fantasy managers. The unhealthy information is that he’ll must bear extra checks on Monday. Head coach John Harbaugh mentioned they’ll know the way lengthy Jackson shall be sidelined by Wednesday on the newest.
Jackson was damage on the ultimate play of the primary quarter towards the Broncos and Tyler Huntley (rostered in 0.3% of ESPN leagues) got here in and performed nicely, ending with 15.5 fantasy factors. There’s a robust likelihood Huntley could possibly be the crew’s beginning quarterback towards the Steelers in Week 14.
The state of affairs the Ravens and fantasy managers discover themselves in is eerily just like final season when Jackson suffered an ankle damage in Week 14 and Huntley stepped in to common 17.2 fantasy factors per recreation. Whereas Huntley is a cellular quarterback, the Ravens prioritized the passing recreation with him below middle on Sunday, with 14 of their 18 offensive performs being designed passes. Jackson’s fantasy managers ought to prioritize Huntley on the waiver wire.
Listed here are another QB choices to contemplate if in case you have both Jackson in your roster or Jimmy Garoppolo (44.5% rostered), who broke his foot on Sunday and shall be out for the remainder of the season.
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (29.4%): Though Goff is not the fantasy quarterback whom managers are clamoring to begin, he does appear to ship respectable performances whenever you want him. He has a good matchup towards the Vikings in Week 14 after scoring 21.6 fantasy factors on Sunday towards the Jaguars. Minnesota’s protection is permitting 20.0 QB fantasy factors per recreation, so Goff will be considered as a high-end QB2 on this matchup.
Mike White, New York Jets (13.8%): Since Zach Wilson was benched, White has carried out extraordinarily nicely for the Jets and fantasy managers alike. During the last two video games, he has thrown for 684 passing yards, three touchdowns and simply two interceptions, scoring 17-plus fantasy factors in each. The Jets are prone to must cross usually towards a Payments crew that ranks second in complete yards per recreation (410.8) and third in factors per recreation (27.8). White is on the QB2 radar towards Buffalo. Fantasy managers waiting for the fantasy playoffs may need to word that the Jets have a really favorable schedule from Week 15-17 (Lions, Jaguars and Seahawks).
Fast hits: Fantasy managers in want of a quarterback in deeper codecs ought to contemplate Ryan Tannehill (8.8%), who’s going through a Jaguars protection that allowed Goff to attain 21.6 fantasy factors on Sunday. … Another choice to contemplate is Mac Jones (6.0%), who faces the Cardinals. Arizona’s protection has given up 19.4 QB fantasy factors per recreation. … Final however not least, do not overlook Kenny Pickett (9.9%), who has scored 12-plus fantasy factors in three of his final 4 video games. In Week 14, he faces a Ravens protection that permits the eighth-most passing yards per recreation.
Let’s check out our really helpful Week 14 ESPN Fantasy waiver wire provides on the different ability positions.
Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams (53.2%): The Rams backfield continues to be a irritating one for fantasy managers. In Week 12 towards the Chiefs, Kyren Williams had essentially the most snaps (38), routes run (21) and dashing makes an attempt (11) on the crew. Regardless of not beginning that recreation, Williams ended up with 9.0 fantasy factors, in comparison with simply 3.7 for Akers. Nevertheless, on Sunday, it was Akers who led the backfield in all these statistical areas, ending with a season-high 19 fantasy factors. Now, despite the fact that the Rams’ Week 14 matchup towards the Raiders is a good one, it is tough for fantasy managers to belief both Akers or Williams as something greater than a flex possibility.
Zonovan Knight, New York Jets (39.3%): Knight completed with 118 complete yards on 20 touches towards the Vikings, his second straight recreation with over 100 complete yards and 13-plus fantasy factors. Knight performed on extra snaps on Sunday and had extra touches than James Robinson and Ty Johnson. Sure, Michael Carter might return towards the Payments in Week 14, however head coach Robert Saleh was in search of a spark within the working recreation, and Knight has supplied it. There’s a robust likelihood the undrafted rookie out of North Carolina State will proceed to be actively concerned within the Jets backfield shifting ahead.
James Prepare dinner, Buffalo Payments (25.3%): Prepare dinner stockpiled 105 complete yards on 20 touches towards the Patriots final Thursday night time and ended up enjoying just one fewer snap than Devin Singletary. Prepare dinner might very simply exchange Singletary down the stretch, particularly since Singletary shall be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Payments might use what’s left of 2022 as an audition for Prepare dinner for the long run. In Week 14 towards the Jets, Prepare dinner will be considered as a flex possibility.
Travis Homer, Seattle Seahawks (0.6%): Following Kenneth Walker III‘s ankle damage towards the Rams on Sunday, DeeJay Dallas stuffed the void at first, solely to endure an ankle damage of his personal. The Seahawks have been already lacking Homer, who was inactive as a consequence of an sickness/knee damage combo. Head coach Pete Carroll’s optimistic outlook about accidents complicates the backfield state of affairs additional, however Walker’s standing must be recognized inside the subsequent few days. The Seahawks have a good matchup towards the Panthers subsequent week, so it is value beginning their beginning working again, whomever that seems to be. Homer could be the healthiest of the group.
Fast hits: Tyler Allgeier (41.0%) has surpassed 50 dashing yards in three consecutive video games. In two of these video games, he had not less than 10 touches. Atlanta has a Week 14 bye and a QB change is a chance. In deeper codecs, managers positioning themselves for the playoffs ought to stash Allgeier now. … J.Okay. Dobbins (55.9%) might play as quickly as Week 14 for the Ravens.
Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (44.1%): Gallup had a season-high 18.3 fantasy factors towards the Colts on Sunday night time. I do know Gallup’s two touchdowns did lots of the heavy lifting right here, however in three of his final 4 video games, he has had seven-plus targets. Odell Beckham Jr. will go to the Cowboys in the course of the early a part of the week, however even when he indicators, the influence on Gallup’s fantasy worth shifting ahead is unclear. Both method, not less than for Week 14, he has a good matchup towards the Texans.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns (44.0%): In seven of his final 9 video games, Peoples-Jones has scored double-digit fantasy factors. Contemplating that David Njoku is injured, Peoples-Jones ought to proceed to be a major a part of the Cleveland offense in upcoming matchups towards the Bengals, Ravens, Saints and Commanders.
Darius Slayton, New York Giants (33.4%): Slayton continues to be Daniel Jones‘ most dependable goal and towards the Commanders on Sunday, he led the Giants in targets (8), receptions (6), and receiving yards (90). Six of his final eight video games have seen him rating double-digit fantasy factors. Slayton’s matchup towards the Eagles in Week 14 is suboptimal, however his fantasy playoff schedule could be very favorable. From Weeks 15-17, the Giants face the Commanders, Vikings, and Colts.
Nico Collins, Houston Texans (21.1%): Collins has scored double-digit fantasy factors in 4 straight video games and had nine-plus targets in three of these contests. Houston has been mathematically eradicated from the playoffs, so there’s a robust likelihood that Collins continues to be featured as a kind of audition for the crew’s No. 1 receiver slot for subsequent season. Houston has a really favorable rest-of-season schedule for vast receivers.
Fast hits: DJ Chark (18.9%) is wholesome and, after being eased again into motion again in Week 11, has now scored not less than 9 fantasy factors in consecutive video games. Jameson Williams (30.3%) solely performed on eight snaps in his debut on Sunday towards the Jaguars. As a result of the Lions face the Panthers and Bears in Weeks 16-17, each gamers must be on the fantasy radar. … Van Jefferson (29.1%) will proceed to be Los Angeles’ high receiver with Allen Robinson II out. He has a good matchup towards the Raiders in Week 14. … Robert Woods (46%) has been irrelevant in fantasy for many of this season, however Treylon Burks might miss Week 14 as a result of as a consequence of a concussion. The Titans face the Jaguars, who hand over the ninth-most WR fantasy factors per recreation. … In Week 13 towards the Patriots, Isaiah McKenzie caught all 5 of his targets for 44 receiving yards. He is a part of one of the vital productive offenses within the NFL.
Greg Dulcich, Denver Broncos (38.6%): Dulcich led the Broncos in routes run, targets, receptions and receiving yards on Sunday towards the Ravens. He completed with a season-high 14.5 fantasy factors. In Week 14, Dulcich’s fantasy outlook must be favorable because the Broncos are prone to be trailing towards the Chiefs.
Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars (35%): Engram completed with 14 fantasy factors towards the Lions on Sunday. He ran almost as many routes as each Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. In Week 14, Engram faces a Titans protection that permits the second-most passing yards per recreation.
Hunter Henry, New England Patriots (26.1%): The Patriots offense likes to throw the ball, rating twentieth within the league with 214 passing yards per recreation. Henry has now had 5 targets in two consecutive video games and, in Week 14, he Patriots face the Cardinals — a protection which has allowed the second-most TE fantasy factors per recreation. For fantasy managers struggling on the TE place in deeper codecs, Henry is an effective possibility.