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Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Jaguars

Larry Rupp
Corey Davis' increased role in the offense makes him a great start in Week 14.
Corey Davis' increased role in the offense makes him a great start in Week 14. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images
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The Tennessee Titans (8-4) look to stay atop the AFC South division when they go on the road to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-11) in Week 14 NFL action. The Jaguars are looking to snap an 11-game losing streak and head into this one as 7.5-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 Titans-Jaguars showdown.

Corey Davis Fantasy

Start Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis is coming off his best game of the season in Week 12 as he caught 11 of 12 targets for 182 yards and scored a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns. It was his second 100-plus yard game in the last three weeks and he has now seen at least 6 targets in seven of his 10 games played. He heads into Week 13 facing a Jaguars defense that has already given up 14 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season (T-No. 23 in the NFL). In fact, Davis scored one of those touchdowns against the Jaguars back in Week 2. He is a great FLEX/WR3 start this week.

Laviska Shenault Fantasy

Start Laviska Shenault, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Laviska Shenault has had an up-and-down rookie season, but he showed he has what it takes by posting 68 total yards on 5 touches in Week 12. He also scored a touchdown. If Shenault can continue seeing consistent targets as well as rushing attempts, he could have some underrated value heading into the fantasy football playoffs. He draws a favorable matchup in Week 13 as the Titans' defense has allowed the second most receptions by opposing wide receivers in the NFL (193) that have amounted to 2,255 receiving yards (No. 28 in the NFL). It may be risky, but throwing Shenault in your FLEX spot isn't a bad idea.

Jonnu Smith Fantasy

Sit Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans: Jonnu Smith missed his first game of the season last week dealing with a knee injury and his status remains up in the air for Week 14. If he is able to suit up, the top-10 fantasy tight end doesn't have a lot of upside this week. Despite seeing 12 targets over his last two games played, Smith has just 6 receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown. In fact, he hasn't had more than 40 receiving yards in a game since Week 3. He has become a touchdown-dependent tight end and that is a player too risky to start in round 1 of the fantasy football playoffs. There are other tight ends with much more favorable matchups.

DJ Chark Fantasy

Sit DJ Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Even though he is the team's No. 1 receiver, DJ Chark doesn't seem to have any chemistry brewing with starting quarterback Mike Glennon right now. Chark has seen 15 targets over the past two games, but only has 6 receptions for 82 yards during that span. He hasn't found the endzone since Week 9 and is becoming a player opposing defenses are doing a good job of shutting down. While the matchup does look good on paper, Chark hasn't shown any signs of positive production that should make fantasy football managers feel comfortable starting him this week. Keep him on your bench for 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.

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