Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 14 Players to Watch
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 14 Players to Watch
December 5, 2013
Week 14 Players to Watch
Now that the fantasy trade deadlines have passed and the fantasy playoffs have started, its time for some fantasy owners to start looking toward next year. The best time to start preparing for next season is right now, and there are still four games left on the NFL schedule. This means there are four more games to scout potential fantasy sleepers for next year. Here are a few players that could earn more touches as the season closes.
Cordarrelle Patterson - Patterson was a first round draft pick this year, and the Vikings have recently decided that it is time to get him more touches on the football field. Patterson has made some nice plays this season, and the most recent was his athletic 33 yard touchdown run last week against the Bears. The Vikings are holding true to their statement of getting Patterson more involved and he is a player fantasy owners should monitor the rest of the season.
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Ladarius Green - Green has come onto the scene over the past three weeks, and he looks to be the guy who will replace Antonio Gates in the near future. Green was drafted in the fourth round last year, and he did not get much playing time as a rookie. He only had 4 targets as a rookie, but it appears he is finally getting comfortable with the NFL game as he has received 16 targets over the Chargers last three games. Green has emerged as a possible tight end sleeper for next season, especially since Gates will turn 34 next year.
Zach Ertz - Ertz has already become a factor in the Eagles offense this year as a rookie, and he had a breakout performance last week against Arizona. Ertz has now received three more targets than his fellow veteran tight end, Brent Celek. The Eagles made a big investment in Ertz by taking him in the 2nd round of the draft, and he should only get better as he gets more experience. Celek is under contract with the Eagles through 2016, but that does not mean Ertz won't emerge as the top tight end in Philidelphia.
Ace Sanders - Sanders has become a new weapon in the Jacksonville offense over the last three weeks. During those three games, Sanders has been targeted 26 times. Sanders emergence in the offense has been related to the suspension of Justin Blackmon as Sanders was also targeted 27 times in the Jaguars first 4 games. Sanders is not a lock to be a relevant fantasy option in the future, but he is fast and his future fantasy value will depend on how the Jaguars choose to utilize his speed.
Justin Hunter - Hunter was drafted by the Titans at the beginning of the 2nd round this year, and they have already started getting him involved in the offense. He has had one big game this year, but he has had several big plays this season. The Titans have been acquiring weapons to help Jack Locker develop into a franchise quarterback. The Titans are expecting big things from Hunter, especially since Kenny Britt is on his way. Nate Washington will be a free agent after next season, and that means the Titans will keep expanding Hunter's role in their offense. Hunter is a player to keep an eye on as he could become the Titans big play receiver as early as next year.
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