Fantasy Football Sit/Start Advice Week 14: Which Bengals To Play

Jeff Gross

Which Bengals players help your fantasy team coast into the playoffs this week? Will the BenJarvus Green-Ellis' rushing streak continue? Can A.J. Green stay on your fantasy team for always? We have (most) of your answers for Week 14.

START

A.J. Green - He's pretty special, and so is your team for having him on your roster. You're the best. Oh, and yes please start him.

Andy Dalton - Philadelphia's quarterback Nick Foles had a decent outing against the Cowboys, and he was playing in Dallas. That said, Andy Dalton is a solid start against Cowboys in spite of their apparent ability to contain opposing quarterbacks in fantasy football (Dallas has given up the ninth fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks). I wouldn't go so far as to say that Dalton will end up being a top ten quarterback this Sunday, but he's not far from it.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Boy, was I wrong about Green-Ellis against the Chargers. A recommended "Sit" by yours truly unloaded 118 rushing yards when I assumed the Chargers defense would be too daunting for the Bengals ball carrier. BJGE is just too hot for you to bench right now. The Cowboys are average against the run. Philadelphia running back Bryce Brown stomped the Cowboys with 169 rushing yards last week. It's hard to envision Green-Ellis putting up less than RB2-caliber numbers at home.

Jermaine Gresham - He's the tenth best tight end in fantasy football so far this season, and I'd rank him around the same spot for Week Fourteen. Gresham is always a red zone threat, and he gets almost every snap on the field. As usual, Gresham is a low-end TE1.

Cincinnati Defense - The Bengals defense has been great for fantasy rosters over the past month. As I said in my Week Thirteen Recap, The Bengals D has scored double digit fantasy points over the past four weeks and is worth picking up if not for the Cowboys (who've given up the eighth most fantasy points this season to defenses) then certainly for the Philadelphia Eagles who are operating with a rookie quarterback. They're a decent start this week, but are a premium stash for your playoffs.

SIT

Andrew Hawkins - Hawkins is a decent flex start in PPR leagues. However, if you're looking for an explosive performance heading into the playoffs, you're better off not trying to catch lightning in a bottle and playing your consistent performers.

Mike Nugent Josh Brown - I normally don't address kickers anymore, but assuming Josh Brown is kicking field goals on Sunday, I wouldn't bother. Most fantasy leagues are entering playoffs right now, and this is no time to get experimental with kickers. Grab a consistent guy and move on.

As always: Discuss your Sit/Start questions in the comments below!

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