Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets

Jason Schandl
Sam Darnold throws a pass against the Bengals.
Sam Darnold throws a pass against the Bengals. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

With the arrival of the fantasy football playoffs, every single lineup decision you make can be the difference between victory and the end of your season. And since we're done with bye weeks for the year, there are also a huge number of plays to consider at every position. Some matchups carry more weight than others for fantasy production, and this one is no exception.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's Week 14 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

Who to Start in Fantasy Football

Start Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets: Sam Darnold has been a streaming QB extraordinaire over the last few weeks, topping 20 fantasy points in three of the last four. He now draws his softest matchup of the season, taking on a Miami defense that has allowed the NFL's third-most fantasy points to QBs while sitting dead-last in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings. Still available in over 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, he remains a great option if you need a starting QB for the first round of the fantasy playoffs.

Start DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins: Parker has blossomed into one of fantasy football most productive wideouts in recent weeks. He has seen double-digit targets in all four games since Preston Williams landed on IR, averaging 10.3 targets, 6.3 receptions, 113.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns (20.6 PPR points) per game in those four. That blend of volume and production means Parker is a must-start down the stretch.

Sit Myles Gaskin and Zach Zenner, RB, Miami Dolphins: With Kalen Ballage on IR, the Dolphins are really hurting for RB depth. This offense has not been good enough to support multiple fantasy-relevant RBs (and sometimes not even one), and Myles Gaskin and Zach Zenner don't carry much value this week. Patrick Laird is set to handle lead back duties after seeing an increasing snap share in each of the last four games, and while Gaskin and Zenner could offer some upside in future weeks if Laird fails to produce, they're not in play this week.

Sit Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets: Anderson has 100 yards or a TD in three straight games, but that consistency isn't something we should expect to continue. He saw 10 targets last week, but Darnold also threw 48 passes in that game. Anderson posted an average of just 3.8 targets, 2.0 receptions and 34.0 yards per game in the four contests between that one-sided loss. The Jets are 5.5-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook, suggesting they won't be forced into another pass-heavy game flow, and the potential for limited volume downgrades Anderson despite the fact that the Dolphins give up major efficiency in the passing game.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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.