Week 14 Fantasy Football Recap!
Week 14 was great for me as I won my wild-card game in my fantasy football league, and I advanced to the semifinal game for the third consecutive season. Hollywood could not have written a better script. Thursday Night Football started with the Battle of Los Angeles between the Raiders and the Rams. The Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994 before relocating back to Oakland. The Carolina Panthers released quarterback Baker Mayfield on Monday was on a plane to Los Angeles on Tuesday and led the Rams on a 98-yard game-winning drive on Thursday. Baker threw the game-winning touchdown to Van Jefferson with 10 seconds left to secure a 17-16 victory.
The Eagles blow out the Giants to officially clinch a playoff spot, 48 to 22. The birds are 12 -1! Jalen Hurts had another great day, completing 21 of 31 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns, and another 77 yards rushing with a touchdown. Miles Sanders is 86 yards away from his first 1,000-yard rushing season with Philadelphia. He ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday.
The Lions keep on rolling and upset the Vikings, 34-23. The Lions are now 6-7 and officially in the playoff hunt. Detroit quarterback Jared Goff completed 27 and 39 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Justin Jefferson caught 11-15 targets for 223 yards in the Viking’s loss.
The 49ers look Purdy good, embarrassing the Bucs in a 35-7 blowout win. CMC Is dynamite. Christian McCaffrey had 119 yards rushing with a touchdown adding two receptions for 34 yards and an additional score for the 49ers. Even though quarterback Brock Purdy is just a rookie, he makes the 49ers look like a clear Super Bowl contender.
K.C. Chiefs Escape Denver after upsets scare 34-28. The Chiefs were up 27-0 before the Broncos scored 21 straight points. Russell Wilson was having a great day before getting a concussion and having to leave the game. He threw for 247 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception. Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon had 22 rushing yards, 112 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.
Baltimore holds on to win 16-14 with a third-string quarterback. Quarterback Anthony Brown came in for Baltimore after they lost Tyler Huntley, who sustained a concussion. The Raven’s defense had two quarterback sacks and three interceptions, and they knocked quarterback Kenny Pickett out of the game.
Brown’s quarterback DeShaun Watson looked better in his second start of the season, even though they lost to the Bengals 23-10. He threw for 276 yards, had a touchdown and one interception, and ran for 33 yards. Ja’Marr Chase caught 10 or 15 targets for 119 yards and a touchdown in the Bengal’s win against the Browns.
The Bills beat the Jets 20-12 and continue to hold the best record in the AFC East at 10- 3. The Buffalo defense held New York to 12 points, four sacks, and two fumble recoveries.
The Tennessee Titans have gotten blown out in their last two games. They gave up 35 points to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, and yesterday they gave up 36 points to the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, Trevor Lawrence had a great day for his fantasy owners. He threw for 368 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Jags’ 36-22 win over the Titans.
The Carolina Panthers might have pulled the upset of the day with their win over the Seattle Seahawks 30-24. However, Carolina came in shorthanded on players and were 6.5-point underdogs. Quarterback Geno Smith threw for 264 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions for Seattle.
Miami Dolphins struggle against Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football. Austin Ekeler had 45 rushing yards with a touchdown and 59 receiving yards in the Chargers’ 23-17 victory. Miami wide receiver Tyreek Hill recovered a fumble and ran it 57 yards for a touchdown, but Yahoo fantasy football did not count that in his points.
98-yard Drive saves Cowboys from upset, and they beat the Texans 27-23. Unfortunately, the Boys played their worst game of the season. They were 17-point favorites at home against the Houston Texans. Luckily Cowboys running back Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott had carried the load. Pollard had 42 rushing yards, one touchdown, and 20 receiving yards with a touchdown. Zeke had 62 rushing yards and scored the game-winning touchdown.
Kyler Murray injured his knee and got carted off the field. Despite losing their starting quarterback, the Cardinals had a 13-10 lead at halftime. However, the Patriots made some adjustments at halftime and scored 27 unanswered points. New England’s defense had a tremendous day as they recorded six sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and scored a touchdown.
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