I don't like doing it, but one of the biggest elevations I have in my Week 14 fantasy football running back rankings is Jonathan Taylor.
I know, even though he posted a season-high 135 yards from scrimmage last Sunday, it only came on 16 touches. Then again, that came on only 16 touches. He's now been the lead back in each of his past two starts. He's seen goal-line carries earlier this year and given what Taylor has been doing with his limited touches lately, I don't think he will cede those opportunities to Nyheim Hines for much longer.
Furthermore, Taylor has a spectacular matchup this week against the Raiders, who are giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs this season. And remember, the Raiders just played the mighty run game of the Jets. I like Taylor to notch close to 20 fantasy points this week.
Taylor is a top-10 RB option this week, plain and simple. Even if I don't like doing it.
NFL RB Rankings: Week 14
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.
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