Thursday Playbook: Your fantasy football guide for Raiders vs. Rams

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Welcome to the Week 14 Fantasy Football Playbook, kicking off Thursday night with the Raiders vs. Rams.

This will be your guide to the week’s slate of NFL games, featuring score projections, over/unders, win probabilities and, of course, easily digestible fantasy advice for season-long and DFS leagues. This guide should help you with all sorts of decision-making, including sit/start decisions, last-minute waiver adds and lineup choices.

The advice is centered on 12-team PPR leagues with relatively standard scoring and lineup settings (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 Flex, 1 K, 1 D/ST), although I’ll often mention “shallow” or “deep” leagues for some starters. The charts show all players who have been projected for at least 6.0 fantasy points this week, as well as all D/STs. “Matchup” is automatically determined using a proprietary metric that factors in raw and volume-adjusted fantasy points allowed to each position by the opposing defense this season.

(Editor’s note: Projections and rankings will align almost perfectly, but sometimes when a projection is close, a player might be ranked slightly higher or lower because of other factors, including upside or risk. This column is subject to possible updates during the weekend, although at the very minimum, rankings will be updated on the site and projections will always be updated inside the game leading up to kickoff.)


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Lineup locks: Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams

  • Cam Akers exploded for 60 yards and two scores on 18 touches in Week 13, outsnapping Kyren Williams 46-17 along the way. It’s a step in the right direction. That said, Akers’ usage has been all over the map in recent weeks, he’s barely been targeted (just seven times all season), and Sunday marked his first game over 10.1 fantasy points in 2022. He’s no more than a flex against a Raiders defense that has allowed 4.0 yards per carry (seventh lowest). Williams, on the other hand, belongs on benches following his four-touch showing.

Over/Under: 40.4 (ninth highest in Week 14)
Win Probability: Raiders 66% (seventh highest in Week 14)

Source: ESPN


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