Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Colts vs Raiders

Larry Rupp
TY Hilton's recent connection with Philip Rivers makes him a great start in Week 14.
TY Hilton's recent connection with Philip Rivers makes him a great start in Week 14. / Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Two teams fighting for an AFC playoff spot meet head-to-head in Week 14 as the Indianapolis Colts (8-4) go on the road to take on the Las Vegas Raiders (7-5). This game is full of game-changing players and will have an impact on both the NFL standings as well as fantasy football matchups in round 1 of the playoffs.

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

TY Hilton Fantasy

Start TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: TY Hilton may be the perfect definition of getting hot at the right time. He was a borderline droppable player all season, but has had back-to-back strong performances heading into the fantasy football playoffs. Over the last two weeks, Hilton has hauled in 12 of 16 targets for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns. He draws a great matchup in Week 14 as the Raiders' defense hasn't exactly been great at shutting down opposing wide receivers. They have given up 2,011 yards (No. 21 in the NFL) and 14 touchdowns (T-No. 22 in the NFL) to the position this season. If you've been patient and held onto Hilton all season, now is the time to start him.

Hunter Renfrow Fantasy

Start Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: This is a tough matchup for almost every Raiders' offensive player, but Hunter Renfrow has some upside this week. He has seen at least 6 targets in each of the past two games and has recently become the go-to target for quarterback Derek Carr on short and intermediate passing plays. This game is expected to be close throughout, which could benefit Renfrow as Carr may be careful not to test the Colts' daunting secondary with too many deep shots. Renfrow receives a boost in PPR leagues, but he should still see enough volume to be considered as a possible FLEX start this week.

Trey Burton Fantasy

Sit Trey Burton, TE, Indianapolis Colts: It looks like Trey Burton's touchdown performances back in Weeks 11-12 may have just been in a flash in the pan. He came back down to earth in Week 13 hauling in just 1 of 3 targets for 11 yards. Burton has played in an average of just 34% of the offensive snaps per game over the last three weeks, which is less than two other tight ends on the team in Mo Alie-Cox and Jack Doyle. The Raiders present a tough matchup for a touchdown-dependent player like Burton as they have only given up 4 touchdowns to opposing tight ends all season, which ties for the ninth-least amount in the NFL. It's best to avoid starting Burton this week and stream a tight end with a more favorable matchup.

Devontae Booker Fantasy

Sit Devontae Booker, RB, Las Vegas Raiders: Raiders' running back Josh Jacobs' status for Sunday's game remains up in the air and Devontae Booker could be thrown into the starting role once again. Booker wasn't impressive in his first start of the season last week rushing for 50 yards on 16 carries (3.1 yards per carry) and catching 1 pass for 1 yard. He played just one more snap than running back Jalen Richard and now faces a much tougher defense in the Colts. Indianapolis is only giving up 100.9 rushing yards per game this season (No. 7 in the NFL). Booker simply hasn't proven to be worthy of a start moving forward given his lack of production as the team's No. 1 running back.

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