Fantasy Football: Week 14 Flex Plays at Wide Receiver

By Dom DeCarlo
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The fantasy football playoffs are here! With that being said, the flex play on every team is quite possibly one of the most important positions on any fantasy team, especially in the playoffs. Many people love to start a running back in this position, and I would have to agree, especially if you have the depth. However, many of us who are in 12-man leagues just do not have the luxury of starting three quality running backs on our team. For those of you that need some help on who will be clutch for you in Week 14, then I have three receivers for you that I feel will be great plays and will have the opportunity to put up some serious points this weekend.

Julian Edelman:
Talk about your resurgence during the season! Edelman has had a great last two weeks. He has looked more like Wes Welker than a seventh round pick from Kent State. Is it Tom Brady or is it the system the New England Patriots have in place? Who cares what it is! All I know is that Edelman is red hot and he needs to be started if you own him. If for some weird reason he is still on the waiver wire, pick him up immediately and start him in your flex position.

The Patriots will be taking on the Cleveland Browns and cornerback Joe Haden. I feel that Haden will be focusing more on shutting down Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola. That will leave Edelman wide open again for another big week. Look for Edelman to score a touchdown in this game and gain around 100 yards receiving.

Kendall Wright:
One of the players that have been on the rise in 2013 is Wright. He was drafted to be a No. 1 receiver for the Tennessee Titans, and is slowly molding into the player they wanted him to be. Wright is getting the majority of the targets from new starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Wright is taking advantage of it. Wright has 840 yards on the season and will more than likely have his first 1,000 yard season of his career. In Week 14, the Titans take on the top team in the AFC, the Denver Broncos. We all know the Broncos are going to put up points, which means that Wright will be leaned on heavily to gain yards and touchdowns to keep up with Peyton Manning‘s offense. Look for Wright to gain around 100 yards in this game.

Michael Crabtree:
In his first game back, Crabtree was only targeted four times against the St. Louis Rams. However, you can slowly see the comfort level of Colin Kaepernick rise. It is also helping fellow receiver Anquan Boldin get open and not see the coverage that  he has been seeing. In the San Francisco 49ers Week 14 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, the 49ers are going to have to have a well-balanced attack to throw the tough Seahawks’ defense off. With another week of good practice under his belt with Kaepernick, look for Crabtree to be a huge threat in this game and to score a touchdown in this huge NFC West game.

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