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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 14

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Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas

Morris finally had a big game in the absence of Ezekiel Elliott. He dominated Washington in Week 13 in typical revenge game fashion. Morris ran for 127 yards and a score on 27 carries. He wasn’t involved in the passing game at all, but didn’t need to be with a workload like the one he got. He still has a few more weeks as the lead back for Dallas so he needs to be started in all formats and treated as a high-end RB2 with a plus matchup against the Giants.

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Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta

The reigning NFL MVP has had a down year for sure. Most of that is due to his new Offensive Coordinator, but some of the blame is still on Ryan. He hasn’t had a 20-point fantasy game all season and is coming off a season-low seven point game where he threw for 173 yards and no touchdowns. Ryan’s now got a date with the suddenly solid New Orleans defense and he’s on a short week as they play tonight. I’d stay away from him tonight.

Shark Sleepers

Mike Davis, RB, Seattle

It’s been a tough year for Seattle and their running back situation, but they may have found their guy for the remainder of the season. Out of nowhere, Davis received 20-touches last week against the Eagles. He didn’t find the end zone, but did put up 101 total yards. He’ll be the guy moving forward. Davis does have a very difficult matchup on the road against Jacksonville, but he should be started based on volume.

Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona

Seals-Jones has come onto the scene the last three weeks and has been quite the surprise. Though he only has nine receptions over that span, he does have three touchdowns so he is fantasy relevant. Seals-Jones still has Blaine Gabbert as his quarterback so that certainly limits his upside, but he could be a filler for Rob Gronkowski owners this week. He’s got a decent matchup at home against the Titans so he should be serviceable.

Lock of the Week

Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati

Joe Mixon suffered a concussion in the first half of the Bengals game last Monday night and in all likelihood will be doubtful for Week 14. Due to this news, Bernard’s fantasy value just skyrocketed. Once Mixon went down, Bernard received all the backfield work and had a very good game. He finished with 13 carries for 77 yards and two catches for another 19 yards. Expect at least 20 touches this weekend against the Bears. If he finds pay dirt, which I think he will, then Bernard could provide a huge boost for fantasy owners in the first round of their playoffs.

 

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Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.