Fantasy football fans, it's Week 14. That means that your fantasy playoffs are likely starting next week. This is not the time to mess around with sleepers; start your studs. Because of this, I am choosing to leave out the sleeper section. I do not want to take any unnecessary dart throws this late in the season. If you are thin at the IDL and Edge positions, then this article can help you win that last week and clinch a playoff spot. Here are the top IDL and Edge streaming matchups for Week 14.
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EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Houston Texans
Matchup: New York Jets - Ranked 32nd in Matt Bitonti's Offensive Line Rankings
We may have placed heavy expectations on Anderson this year leading up to the season. Though he has been solid, with 42 tackles and five sacks, he has not been the absolute pass-rushing beast we all expected. Do not let that sway your decision to play him in Week 14. He is coming off his best game as a pro, where he lit up the Broncos for five tackles, two for a loss, two sacks, and a pass defended.
To make things better, Anderson is playing the Jets in Week 14. The Jets offensive line has been one of the worst groups in the NFL this season. They have allowed the third most sacks in the NFL with 51 and have not been much better as a run-blocking unit. Last week could have been a spark to Anderson's potential, and this matchup should keep that flame burning.
EDGE Emmanuel Ogbah, Miami Dolphins
Matchup: Tennessee Titans - Ranked 31st in Matt Bitonti's Offensive Line Rankings
Ogbah still seems to have plenty left in the tank to make an impact. After taking a back seat on the team since Jaelan Phillips arrived, Ogbah always seems to perform when given the opportunity. Just two weeks ago, Phillips went down with a season-ending Achilles injury. Since then, Ogbah has produced four tackles, two-and-a-half sacks, and a forced fumble. His snap percentages are still low, just 26.5%, which normally would push me off of starting a player. But he has been fantastic in the time he is on the field.
Over the past two weeks, he has 5 pressures, the two-and-a-half sacks mentioned earlier, and has averaged a 77.3 pass-rush grade per PFF. The Titans have allowed the fifth most sacks in the league with 42, making this another matchup that I am willing to play Ogbah.
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