Taysom Hill and a pair of wide receivers on Bad Teams highlight the best fantasy football pickups for Week 14.
It all comes down to this for fantasy football owners. Week 14 (for most sane owners who don’t play in leagues that decide their championships in Week 18) is the last chance for teams on the verge of fantastic playoffs to get in on the dance. or improve their standings if they are fortunate enough to already have a locked-in playoff spot.
Each pickup this week could be the difference between potentially hoisting a trophy in a month or spending the rest of the vacation in the dreaded consolation bracket. Let’s break down this week’s top fantastic pickups with all of the listed percentages provided courtesy of Yahoo sports.
5. Best Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 14 – Green Bay Packers D / ST
Running defenses are often the key to success in the fantastic playoffs and the best team to grab the waiver thread this week is the Green Bay Packers. Well rested after a Week 13 recess, the Packers are home this week for a Sunday night clash against the struggling Chicago Bears.
Matt Nagy’s side were brutal offensively, whether Justin Fields or Andy Dalton were under center. Green Bay feasted on the Bears when they first met in Week 7, racking up four sacks and an interception for a fantastic seven points in the standard Yahoo leagues.
Things have only gotten worse for Chicago since then, making the Packers the perfect defense to broadcast in Week 14. Green Bay is only listed in 29% of Yahoo’s leagues, so it’s a unit to play. target if your regular starter has a bad game or you need to cover a week off.