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Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Washington

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team Week 14 matchup, including CeeDee Lamb, Terry McLaurin and Tony Pollard.
Fantasy football picks for the Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team Week 14 matchup, including CeeDee Lamb, Terry McLaurin and Tony Pollard. / Jonathan Bachman/GettyImages

The Dallas Cowboys will look to pad their lead atop the NFC East division when they take on the red-hot Washington Football Team in Week 14 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Cowboys slated as 4-point road favorites in a game that could easily be decided late in the fourth quarter.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 14 NFC East showdown.

CeeDee Lamb Fantasy

Start CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb returned from a concussion last week and picked up right where he left off, racking up 122 total yards on 8 touches. He remains quarterback Dak Prescott's go-to target in the passing attack and leads the team with 6 receiving touchdowns. Lamb has an opportunity to pick apart this Washington defense on Sunday given they are allowing the third-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. Overall, Washington has posted Football Outsiders' third-worst pass defense DVOA rating. Look for Dallas to work through the air in Week 14, which makes Lamb a must-start player.

Terry McLaurin Fantasy

Start Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team: This game has shootout written all over it with a point total set at 48, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That gives wide receiver Terry McLaurin a lot of upside in a favorable matchup. The Cowboys are allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game this season (261.4) as well as the eighth-most PPR fantasy point to opposing wideouts. While McLaurin has had some disappointing performances as of late, he remains the clear-cut No. 1 option for quarterback Taylor Heinicke. Cornerback Trevon Diggs will likely be covering 26-year-old and he has been known to give up some long plays down the field. McLaurin is a rock-solid WR2 on Sunday.

Tony Pollard Fantasy

Sit Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Fantasy managers have to be careful with recency bias when it comes to running back Tony Pollard. It's easy to look at last week's box score and see that Pollard racked up 74 total yards to go along with a touchdown. However, he did most of his damage on one singular run of 58 yards. The Cowboys' No. 2 back played in just 40% of the offensive snaps and has now seen double-digit carries twice in his last six games played. It's notable to point out that Washington has also posted the eighth-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL. Keep Pollard on the bench in Week 14.

Curtis Samuel Fantasy

Sit Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team: There were some high expectations for wide receiver Curtis Samuel heading into this fantasy football season. Fantasy managers still holding out hope for the first-year Washington pass-catcher would be smart to cut ties at this point. Samuel has played in just 27% of the offensive snaps since returning from a groin issue in Week 12. He is becoming a forgotten member of this offense and has racked up only 27 receiving yards across four games played. The Cowboys are not a tough matchup in any way, but the risk of Samuel putting up another dud is way too high to start him right now.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.