Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Seahawks vs Texans
By Larry Rupp
The Seattle Seahawks will aim to earn their second consecutive victory when they go on the road to take on the Houston Texans in Week 14 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Seahawks slated as 7.5-point favorites in a game that features a number of big-time fantasy players.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 14 showdown.
Tyler Lockett Fantasy
Start Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Seattle head coach Pete Carroll has reiterated time and time again that his team is in win-now mode. While the Seahawks' playoff hopes remain slim, that isn't because of the efforts of wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Lockett has racked up 279 receiving yards and 1 touchdown on 14 receptions over the last three weeks. That ranks him as the No. 12 WR in PPR scoring leagues during that span. The Pro Bowler draws a great matchup in Week 14 given the Texans are allowing 13.5 yards per reception to opposing wideouts this season. Back Lockett to have another big game by starting him in Week 14.
Rex Burkhead Fantasy
Start Rex Burkhead, RB, Houston Texans: It's safe to say that fantasy managers cannot trust anyone on this Texans' offense right now. Running back Rex Burkhead may have enough upside to warrant FLEX consideration on Sunday, though. The first-year Texan has led the backfield with 38 carries over the last three weeks and is set to face a Seahawks' defense that is giving up the second-most PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs. Burkhead has also proven to be a capable dump-off option in the passing game, averaging 8.9 yards per reception this season. As long as this game doesn't turn into a blowout right away, Burkhead should see upwards of 15 touches.
Alex Collins Fantasy
Sit Alex Collins, RB, Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks have struggled to put together a consistent rushing attack ever since starter Chris Carson went down with an injury early on this season. Fifth-year pro Alex Collins has stepped in to carry most of the load, but he is averaging a disappointing 3.9 yards per carry this season. Collins has failed to surpass 50 total yards in any of his last five games and is likely going to lose red zone work to veteran Adrian Peterson moving forward. Seattle has turned into an air raid offense and that makes Collins someone to leave on the bench for now.
Brandin Cooks Fantasy
Sit Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans: Wide receiver Brandin Cooks has been a start candidate most weeks this fantasy season given he is truly the best player on the Texans' offense. However, that's not going to cut it anymore. Cooks has been held to under 4 catches and 50 yards in each of his last three games and is likely going to be thrown to by rookie Davis Mills in Week 14. He is stuck on an offense that is averaging a league-low 13.7 points per game and now has to face a Seattle defense that is giving up the ninth-fewest PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs. Cooks doesn't have enough upside to be started this week.
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