This week, we'll discuss the following topics:
Let's keep this one simple. Who is your favorite "punt play" for Week 14?
Phil Alexander: Here's one for each position:
QB: Alex Smith ($5,100) - Smith is essentially a lock to reach a 3x salary multiplier. He's scored between 13 and 27 fantasy points in all games but one this year. You're better off using him in cash games, but the matchup with Baltimore (30th in pass defense DVOA) could enable Smith to reach his 20+ point ceiling for the sixth time this season.
RB: Tim Hightower ($3,900) - In terms of dollars per projected touch, Hightower is the most obvious running back value on the board. He's unlikely to see another 29 touches, but 20 is a likely outcome in what should be at least a neutral game script (New Orleans is at home and favored by three points). Detroit has allowed the second-highest opponent touchdown percentage (45%) and just got lit up by Todd Gurley in a road game.
WR: Malcom Floyd ($3,500) - Floyd received nine targets last week, and I'd expect him to remain San Diego's most heavily targeted wide receiver for as long as Steve Johnson is sidelined. He gets a dream matchup against a Miami pass defense that has allowed over 40% more fantasy points than the league average over the last five weeks. The Dolphins rank dead last in pass defense DVOA against opposing WR1s. Floyd may not fit the description of a WR1 perfectly, but he's as close as it gets for the Chargers.