Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cardinals vs Giants

Larry Rupp
Wayne Gallman's fantasy outlook points to RB2 production in Week 14.
Wayne Gallman's fantasy outlook points to RB2 production in Week 14. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Two teams suddenly heading in opposite directions meet head-to-head in Week 14 as the New York Giants (5-7, 4-game winning streak) host the Arizona Cardinals (6-6, 3-game losing streak). The Giants will look to stay atop the NFC East division, but enter this one as 3-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 14 Cardinals-Giants showdown.

Kenyan Drake Fantasy

Start Kenyan Drake, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Kenyan Drake has put together a small hot streak recently and is becoming a player fantasy football managers can count on. Over the past three weeks, Drake has scored 4 touchdowns and posted at least 58 yards from scrimmage in every game over that span. He remains a part of the passing game as well seeing an average of 4.0 targets over his last four games. That asset of his game may come in handy this week as the Giants' defense has given up the most receiving yards to opposing running backs in the NFL this season (622). Start Drake this week and look for him to have another productive game.

Wayne Gallman Fantasy

Start Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants: Here we have another running back that seems to just keep getting better and better. Wayne Gallman has rushed for 229 yards on 40 carries over the last two games (5.7 yards per carry) as he continues to take on a workhorse running back load for the Giants. He was able to produce double-digit fantasy points last week despite backup Alfred Morris stealing goal line carries and scoring 2 touchdowns. Gallman draws a decent matchup this week as the Cardinals have allowed 123.0 rushing yards per game this season (No. 22 in the NFL). If your have Gallman on your roster, throw him in your FLEX spot this week and get ready for another clutch performance.

Kyler Murray Fantasy

Sit Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Yes, you are probably still going to want to start Kyler Murray this week if you have him on your roster, but this matchup will not be easy for him. Murray has started to struggle recently, throwing for fewer than 200 yards in each of his last two games. The real problem may be the fact that he is not making up for his passing difficulties with his rushing abilities anymore. He has just 15 rushing attempts for 61 yards over the last three weeks. The Giants' defense has been solid this season allowing just 16 passing touchdowns (T-No. 3 in the NFL) and 339.0 total yards per game (No. 10 in the NFL). If you have a reliable backup quarterback with a more favorable matchup this week, it wouldn't be a crazy move to keep Murray on your bench.

Evan Engram Fantasy

Sit Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants: Evan Engram played well in Week 12 (6 receptions, 129 yards), but came back down to earth in Week 13 catching 4 of 8 targets for just 32 yards. He has had an up-and-down season highlighted by dropped passes and a surprising lack of touchdowns. Engram leads all Giants' receivers with 14 red zone looks, but has just 2 touchdowns all season. It doesn't get much easier for Engram as the Cardinals have done a good job at containing tight ends all season. They have given up just 3 touchdowns to tight ends, which ties for the fifth-fewest in the NFL. It's best to avoid starting Engram this week.

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