“Week 14 is near. Playoff time is here. Let’s peruse our flex ranks and win some bank."* Cheesy I know, but Week 14 signals the start of the most stressful few weeks in fantasy football. Ultimately, things are out of your control, but making the right choices and lineup decisions can mean the difference between a win and loss, and maybe a championship.
Control what you can, and since you have made it this far rocking the boat rarely makes sense. However, if you have Melvin Gordon, Kareem Hunt, James Conner or A.J. Green on your roster, you could be grasping for straws or pinning your hopes on a dart throw this week.
If it ain't broke don’t fix it, which is why we have our usual suspects in the top 30 of the flex rankings, but there are some new additions thanks to injuries and other factors. Gus Edwards certainly appears to have the lead role in Baltimore now, and Jaylen Samuels should be a popular waiver addition this week with Conner set to miss Sunday's game.
Flex rankings and bench depth should have you covered by this point, but maybe you have two comparable players to plug in instead. These rankings can help break your tie.
Either way, best of luck and if anything maybe you'll be humming a merry tune this week as you go get that WIN!
*Sung to the tune of "Christmas Time is Here" from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.