Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Texans vs Bears

Larry Rupp
David Montgomery's fantasy outlook points to RB1 upside in Week 14.
David Montgomery's fantasy outlook points to RB1 upside in Week 14. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears (5-7) will look to snap a 6-game losing streak when they host the Houston Texans (4-8) in Week 14 NFL action. This one is chalk full of fantasy football stars and the Texans head into this matchup as 1.5-point road favorites, 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 Texans-Bears showdown.

Keke Coutee Fantasy

Start Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans: Keke Coutee was expected to slide into a more fantasy relevant role given starting wide receiver Will Fuller will miss the rest of the season due to a suspension. Well, that is exactly what he did in Week 13 as he caught 8 of 9 targets for 149 yards. He played in 75% of the offensive snaps and proved he has what it takes to be a go-to option in the passing game. Quarterback Deshaun Watson targeted Coutee often in what was a closely contested game last week. This battle against the Bears is expected to be close as well so it wouldn't be surprising to see Coutee have another big day. Don't be afraid to start him in your FLEX this week.

David Montgomery Fantasy

Start David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears: David Montgomery has quickly become a must-start player in fantasy football given his recent uptick in production. Over the last two weeks, he has scored 3 touchdowns and totaled 175 rushing yards on 28 carries (6.25 yards per carry). He draws a great matchup in Week 14 as the Texans have struggled to stop the run all season. Houston is giving up the NFL's second-most rushing yards per game (150.9) as well as a robust 4.9 yards per carry (also second highest in the NFL). Slide Montgomery into one of your starting RB slots this week and don't think twice about it.

Chad Hansen Fantasy

Sit Chad Hansen, WR, Houston Texans: You may be thinking Chad Hansen is an obvious sit this week, but many fantasy football managers will be seeing his stat line from last week and begin to overthink things. Hansen was called up from the practice squad last week and ended up hauling in 5 receptions for 101 yards. That's an impressive performance for someone who hasn't played all season. However, that doesn't mean he can keep it up by any means. It's unknown whether or not he will even be active this week or be sent back to the practice squad. The fantasy football playoffs are where you simply start your studs. Don't try to be so strategic that you start Hansen this week. It's just not a smart move.

Darnell Mooney Fantasy

Sit Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears: Darnell Mooney has worked his way into becoming the No. 2 receiver in the Bears' offense, but he hasn't been able to produce any fantasy relevant performances lately. He has seen 7.0 targets per game over the last four weeks, but has a total of 14 receptions for just 123 yards during that span. He has scored only 2 touchdowns this season despite playing in 60% or more of the offensive snaps in every game since Week 1. Mooney is a fine player to have on your bench for depth reasons heading into the fantasy football playoffs, but he is not worth starting.

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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.