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Week 14 means there are just four games remaining in the NFL regular season and that the fantasy playoffs are upon us. Congratulations to those whose teams are still in contention for your league championship. But now, here's where the rubber really meets the road, as it's win or go home from here out.
Last week was Thanksgiving and I know that those who have Eric Decker, Josh Gordon, Alshon Jeffery, Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson on their team were especially thankful. Those were the top five leading scorers in Week 13, led by a trio of wide receivers. Other top scorers at their respective positions included DeMarco Murray (RB), Rob Gronkowski (TE), Adam Vinatieri (K), and the Detroit Lions DST. Chances are if you had any of these players (and especially if you had more than one), you had a good holiday weekend.
Looking ahead, the Detroit-Philadelphia matchup on Sunday and the Dallas-Chicago Monday night affair should both feature plenty of offense, while Carolina-New Orleans and Seattle-San Francisco should be two of the more competitive games on the slate. At this time of year, the elements also could be a factor, especially in places like Denver (vs. Tennessee), Cincinnati (vs. Indianapolis), Pittsburgh (vs. Miami), and even Philadelphia.
Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.
2013 NFL Week 14 Fantasy Football Positional Rankings
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points
0 points allowed = 12 points
1-6 points allowed = 10 points
7-13 points allowed = 8 pts
14-20 points allowed = 6 points
21-27 points allowed = 2 pts
28+ points allowed = 0 points
Safeties = 2 points
Fumbles recovered = 2 points
Interceptions = 2 points
Sacks = 1 point
Defensive/Special Teams TDs = 6 points
PATs = 1 point
39 yards and under = 3 points
40-49 yards = 4 points
50-59 yards = 5 points
60+ yards = 6 points