WEEK 14 PREPARATION
9 SLIGHTLY DEBATABLE THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING
Some people may disagree with these thoughts and that's fine. I like to follow stats, trends and matchups. These thoughts are based on those observations.
9. Fade Marcus Mariota - Marcus Mariota has been a productive surprise fantasy quarterback this year and he's probably a big reason why you have a playoff berth. However, he doesn't have a good matchup this week vs. Denver. Unless you don't have a better option, consider benching him. Denver is a much better team (especially their defense) at home, but the road version of Denver's defense is still darn impressive. Denver has allowed a total of 10 touchdown passes this year and have had five games where they didn't allow any touchdown passes. Mariota could save face with a strong rushing performance but the odds are against him to produce at the level you need to advance in the playoffs.