Week 14 Fantasy Sleepers: Jaylen Samuels, Justin Jackson among injury replacements to trust

first_imgWeek 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerThese sleepers could help you to advance out of the first round of the fantasy football playoffs and at the very least, they deserve consideration for your lineup in wake of the rash of injuries that knocked out key playmakers last week. Don’t go overboard with starting sleepers, but at the same time, don’t be afraid to trust some of the solid matchup-based plays as potential FLEX options. Click here for our Week 14 bust picks.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 fantasy sleepers: Running backsJaylen Samuels, Steelers @ Raiders (Jacob Camenker). With James Conner confirmed to be out in Week 14, the Steelers are going to have a new lead back. It seems likely that Samuels will take on the larger role for the team, as he was the primary back after Conner left last week. Stevan Ridley will also be involved, but Samuels could see close to 15 touches and will have a good chance to take advantage of a Raiders run defense that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to RBs this season.Theo Riddick, Lions @ Cardinals (Vinnie Iyer). Arizona has a bad run defense and has had trouble with satellite receiving backs, too, so Riddick should do plenty as a flex with 12 touches.Justin Jackson, Chargers (Matt Lutovsky). Obviously, if Melvin Gordon plays, this pick is moot, but with the Chargers facing a quick turnaround for an important Week 15 Thursday game against Kansas City, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they held Gordon back. If so, Jackson should see 10-plus touches against a Bengals defense that allows the most fantasy points to RBs. Both Jackson and Austin Ekeler could pay off as RB2s in this matchup.​WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWeek 14 fantasy football sleepers: QuarterbacksJameis Winston, Buccaneers vs. Saints (Camenker). In his past three games, Winston has totaled 760 passing yards, six TDs, one pick, and 88 rushing yards. He has started to avoid making mistakes and looks more comfortable in the pocket. Last time the Bucs met the Saints, Ryan Fitzpatrick dropped over 50 fantasy points on them. Winston isn’t likely to replicate that production, but if he can have even half that in a potential shootout with the Saints, he’s a worthwhile QB1. Dak Prescott, Cowboys vs. Eagles (Iyer). This begins a nice stretch of matchups for the fantasy playoffs, and he’s playing really well off Zeke at the moment.Baker Mayfield, Browns vs. Panthers (Lutovsky). Don’t let last week’s three-INT dud discourage you. Mayfield and the Browns offense is still in a much better place since the departures of Todd Haley and Hue Jackson, and a favorable home matchup against a reeling Panthers’ defense will help him get back on track.Full Week 14 QB rankingsMORE WEEK 14 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 14 fantasy football sleepers: Wide receiversJohn Ross, Bengals @ Chargers (Camenker). Before facing Denver last week, Ross had scored in three-straight games. All were when he was serving as the No. 2 receiver in the wake of A.J. Green’s absence. Well, Green is now out for the season, so Ross will continue to be a scoring threat for the Bengals, especially if they are trailing in this contest and he gets some garbage-time opportunities.Chris Godwin, Buccaneers vs. Saints (Iyer). He’ll be the dude to turn Eli Apple rotten this week.Courtland Sutton, Broncos @ 49ers (Lutovsky). Sutton finally got back into the end zone last week, and he’s demonstrated a fairly high floor with at least 78 yards in three of the past five games. The Niners allow the third-most fantasy points to WRs, so Sutton has a chance to continue his breakout this week. (UPDATE: Emmanuel Sanders suffered what may have been season-ending Achilles’ injury in practice on Wednesday, giving Sutton even more upside.)Full Week 14 WR rankingsWeek 14 fantasy football sleepers: Tight endsJonnu Smith, Titans vs. Jaguars (Camenker). Smith has scored in three of the last five games he has played in. The Jaguars give up the 11th-most points to the TE position and on a short week, they may be a step slower than normal. That should give Smith a chance to find the end-zone once again.Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Bengals (Iyer). The venerable one has a good chance for a short return to the end zone.Dan Arnold, Saints @ Bucs (Lutovsky). Arnold has only had one game with more than three targets this year, but he still seems to have stepped up as New Orleans’ primary pass-catching TE. Against the Bucs, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to the position, he has upside.Full Week 14 TE rankingsWeek 14 fantasy sleepers: DefensesNew York Giants @ Redskins (Camenker). Mark Sanchez will be starting at quarterback for the Redskins. Need I say more? The fantasy playoffs are here, and with that comes a lot of pressure on fantasy football owners. Key lineup decisions will get a lot more scrutiny in the coming weeks, and with injuries to guys like James Conner, A.J. Green, and Greg Olsen wiping out some depth across fantasy leagues, there are a lot of difficult start ’em, sit ’em decisions coming for owners in Week 14. Now is the time to try and figure out which sleeper you’re going to plug into your lineup, be it a rookie back like Justin Jackson or Jaylen Samuels or a veteran TE like Antonio Gates.For the first time in a while, our sleepers last week were merely decent. While Justin Jackson found success with limited opportunities, most of our pass-catchers were only mediocre. Thankfully, we made up for it a bit by picking three pretty solid defenses (New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis), so that did a lot to help our cause. Still, we’ll be looking to improve our sleeper advice in this week’s crucial Week 14 matchups. New Orleans Saints @ Buccaneers (Iyer). They had seven sacks against the Cowboys last week and should force a couple big mistakes from Winston while pressuring him well.Full Week 14 D/ST rankingsBuffalo Bills vs. Jets (Lutovsky). With a rusty Sam Darnold due back, Buffalo has even more upside than it did when it faced Josh McCown in New York in Week 10. The Bills limited the Jets to 10 points while registering three sacks and intercepting two passes that game.last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgcompetitionsDefending champions Jamalco are kings of Business House cricket once again,having beaten W.B. Foundation by six wickets in the recent Western Sports/Reggae Jammin 50-over final at the Red Stripe Oval to retain the trophy.Jamalco, with exciting young players such as Pete Salmon and Tino Osbourne in their line-up, dismissed W.B. Foundation for 100 in 36 overs. Errol Thomas took four wickets for 11 runs as JDF Senior Cup player Rasheed Ottar top-scored with 43.Jamalco replied with 103 for four as Thomas capped a fine all-round performance with 44.Earlier, Jamalco defeated NHT in the limited overs KO final at the Red Stripe Oval to retain the first of their two titles. The team is captained by all-rounder Kirk Gordon.Lamey’s hat-trick leads Scotia to Champion of Champions titleA hat-trick by former national striker Kevin Lamey piloted league champions Scotiabank to a resounding 6-0 win over KO champions NCB in the Western Sports/JNBS Norman Goodison Inter-Bank Champion of Champions final at Winchester Park, St George’s College, last Sunday.Lamey opened the scoring in the 19th minute, having latched on to a cross from Kenroy Howell and shot past goalkeeper Levor Williams.The former Waterhouse striker made it 2 – just two minutes later – and completed the hat-trick early in the second half, while the rout continued with Howell scoring in the 75th minute, Kemar Cummings in the 86th and Raymond Williamson joined the party a minute later. Lamey capped the Man of the Match Award.Spit Fyah, Classic finalRed-hot Spit Fyah go into the Jamaica Domino Council Association final full of confidence as they face arch-rivals Caribbean Classic at Portmore HEART College of Construction Services in Portmore tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m.Spit Fyah, captained by Javlin James, the former captain of multiple champions Caribbean Classic, have beaten Classic twice this season; once in League action and the other in the mid-season final. The Classic team is captained by Rupert Pryce.In semi-final action, last Sunday. Spit Fyah turned back Waterhouse United 300-253, while Caribbean Classic trampled Giants 300-196.Braeton outshoot Edgewater 4-3Braeton United outshot Edgewater 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller as action got under way in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Knock-out football competition last Sunday.In other games, Racing United eliminated Daytona 1-0, Cedar Grove had a similar 1-0 win over Waterford, while Cumberland booted out Southborough 7-6 on penalties after regulation and extra time couldn’t break the 2-2 deadlock.Portmore Division Two League returnsThe York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League returns with four matches between today and tomorrow.At Racing Field today, newcomers Portmore United’s Under-20 squad take on Racing United at 3 p.m. There is a scheduled double-header at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex. At 1 p.m. Braeton United oppose Daytona and at 3 p.m. Cedar Grove tackle Southborough.The league had been paused to facilitate the knockout competition.South East St Catherine Netball LeagueThe constituency of South East St Catherine (SES) is again buzzing after the launch of a netball league, which is a collaborative effort between the member of parliament for SES and the Social Development Commission.In recent games, Westchester humbled Pro-Santos A 27-6 and Pro-Santos B rolled over Express All-Stars 18-8. Games continue today and tomorrow.Lincoln ‘Happy’ Sutherland KOThe St Catherine FA Lincoln ‘Happy’ Sutherland Knockout football competition’s first round continues today with five matches. Dunbeholden host Watson Grove in an all-Portmore clash at Dunbeholden, Portsmouth welcome De La Vega City at Portsmouth Primary, Christian Pen entertain Hellshire United at Christian Pen; Royal Lakes await East Portmore Portals at Lime Tree Oval and McCooks Pen battle Bodles at McCooks Pen. All games begin at 3 p.m.Rivoli United are the defending champions for the competition, which was launched on Thursday night. The competition is named in honour of ‘Happy’ Sutherland, a former president of the St Catherine Football Association. Passagefort United wins fifth titlePassagefort United retained their title – their fifth overall – in the final of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, at Edgewater Community Centre, last Sunday. Passagefort defeated arch-rivals Ken’s Wildflower 250-233 in an exciting encounter.Passagefort, which led by 21 points (127-106) at half-time, survived a couple of mini runs by their opponents in second-half action before cruising to victory in the latter stages of the match. At the end of the match, Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine, Fagan, handed over the winners’ trophy and a cheque for $60,000.Second-place Ken’s Wildflower pocketed $30,000, third-place Waterford $15,000; while fourth-place Westchester Rising Stars collected $10,000.Fagan said the competition affords him a forum where he can speak one-on-one with some members of his constituency. He also said that persons from different social and political backgrounds are able to interact thus unearthing lasting friendshipsRed Stripe pooltourney on todayRed Stripe will this weekend sponsor the two-day Ultimate B & C class (Handicap) pool tournament at the Hot Shots Sports Bar and Grill, 120 Constant Spring Road, today and tomorrow, starting at 4:00 p.m. on both days.The tournament offers a first prize of $50,000 and trophy, second $16,000 and trophy, third $8,000 and trophy and fourth $4,000.Players finishing from fifth to eighth place will each receive $2,500 and from ninth to 16th place, $1,500.Registration and the draw close today at 3:00 p.m. Entry fee is $1,800 male, $1,200 for female players, and late entry for men $2,000. One re-entry will be allowed, conditions apply. Contact Leslie ‘Toothpick’ Puranda at 279-4543.Jamalco dominate BH cricketlast_img read more

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