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Published: Dec. 8, 2015 at 09:55 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 9, 2015 at 11:45 a.m.

Top 25 ranked fantasy players for Week 14

In need of some quick fantasy advice? Look no further! Below are the top 25 ranked fantasy players per our esteemed panel of experts. The higher the player, the safer the start according to our experts. Not many of these names will surprise you, but it's a great way to get a quick sense of how well our experts collectively think each player will perform each week. You can view the full rankings HERE to help get your starting lineup set in stone prior to the kickoff of this weekend's games.

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  • With Gronk likely out another week, that makes Olsen the near consensus No. 1 overall tight end, and a shoo-in for one of the top spots on this list. 25

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    Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

    With Gronk likely out another week, that makes Olsen the near consensus No. 1 overall tight end, and a shoo-in for one of the top spots on this list.

  • Martin has been playing out of his mind in recent weeks, and now he gets a matchup with a Saints defense allowing a league-worst 31.23 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. 24

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    Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Martin has been playing out of his mind in recent weeks, and now he gets a matchup with a Saints defense allowing a league-worst 31.23 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

  • Don't let the Falcons' season-long FPA for quarterbacks (13.8) scare you. Cam can and will put up a nice stat line against this defense, as the Falcons are on the precipice of entering a free fall to the bottom of the NFC. 23

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    Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

    Don't let the Falcons' season-long FPA for quarterbacks (13.8) scare you. Cam can and will put up a nice stat line against this defense, as the Falcons are on the precipice of entering a free fall to the bottom of the NFC.

  • Three touchdowns is all it took for Robinson to slide in as our top ranked wide receiver. A date with a Colts secondary that was just shredded by the Steelers doesn't hurt, either. 22

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    Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Three touchdowns is all it took for Robinson to slide in as our top ranked wide receiver. A date with a Colts secondary that was just shredded by the Steelers doesn't hurt, either.

  • Kelce remains one of the game's elite tight ends, even after a dud performance in Week 13. We like his odds of redeeming that disappointing outing with a big game against the Chargers as the Chiefs push for the playoffs. 21

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    Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

    Kelce remains one of the game's elite tight ends, even after a dud performance in Week 13. We like his odds of redeeming that disappointing outing with a big game against the Chargers as the Chiefs push for the playoffs.

  • Who's air is this? This is Russell Wilson's air. Sorry, I hate that commercial but had to reference it, as Wilson is on fire in fantasy. 12 total touchdowns and no turnovers in three games is a surefire way to land at the top of our rankings. 20

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    Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

    Who's air is this? This is Russell Wilson's air. Sorry, I hate that commercial but had to reference it, as Wilson is on fire in fantasy. 12 total touchdowns and no turnovers in three games is a surefire way to land at the top of our rankings.

  • REVENGE! McCoy has already called for the help of his teammates to lay the smackdown on his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Look for McCoy to put up big numbers in Week 14. 19

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    LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills

    REVENGE! McCoy has already called for the help of his teammates to lay the smackdown on his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Look for McCoy to put up big numbers in Week 14.

  • Even though he's had to endure the likes of Landry Jones and Michael Vick under center for parts of the season, Brown still ranks as the WR2 in fantasy points scored. 18

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    Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Even though he's had to endure the likes of Landry Jones and Michael Vick under center for parts of the season, Brown still ranks as the WR2 in fantasy points scored.

  • This isn't the greatest matchup on paper for Rawls, but with the way he's been running and the way the Seattle offense is humming it'd be foolish not to lock him in as an RB1. 17

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    Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks

    This isn't the greatest matchup on paper for Rawls, but with the way he's been running and the way the Seattle offense is humming it'd be foolish not to lock him in as an RB1.

  • OBJ is extremely good at football and faces a suspect Miami secondary. What more do you need to know? 16

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    Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants

    OBJ is extremely good at football and faces a suspect Miami secondary. What more do you need to know?

  • Regardless of if he's throwing passes to Rob Gronkowski or James White, Brady gets it done on the field and in fantasy. The Houston defense should have their hands full slowing him down. 15

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    Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

    Regardless of if he's throwing passes to Rob Gronkowski or James White, Brady gets it done on the field and in fantasy. The Houston defense should have their hands full slowing him down.

  • All it takes is one drive, or one play even, for Hopkins to make his owners happy they started him. Which they should be each and every week. 14

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    DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    All it takes is one drive, or one play even, for Hopkins to make his owners happy they started him. Which they should be each and every week.

  • Palmer pilots the league's highest scoring offense into a home matchup with a banged up Vikings defense that was just torched by Russell Wilson in Minnesota. Can you say mismatch? 13

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    Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

    Palmer pilots the league's highest scoring offense into a home matchup with a banged up Vikings defense that was just torched by Russell Wilson in Minnesota. Can you say mismatch?

  • Walker has rather unceremoniously worked his way into the TE5 spot on the season. He's one of Marcus Mariota's most trusted targets and is one of only four tight ends with 800-plus receiving yards. 12

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    Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans

    Walker has rather unceremoniously worked his way into the TE5 spot on the season. He's one of Marcus Mariota's most trusted targets and is one of only four tight ends with 800-plus receiving yards.

  • The last time Green faced the Steelers he went off with 118 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals offense is playing better now than it was then, which begs the question -- what will Green do for an encore? 11

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    A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    The last time Green faced the Steelers he went off with 118 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals offense is playing better now than it was then, which begs the question -- what will Green do for an encore?

  • The Barn Yard Dog will not be stopped. Even with Johnny Manziel under center, Barnidge should be able to produce against a 49ers defense that plays much worse on the road. 10

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    Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns

    The Barn Yard Dog will not be stopped. Even with Johnny Manziel under center, Barnidge should be able to produce against a 49ers defense that plays much worse on the road.

  • Peterson was bottled up by the Seahawks and had only eight carries. The Cardinals boast a stout defense and figure to get out to an early lead over the Vikings. Could Peterson be heading into another disappointing outing? 9

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    Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

    Peterson was bottled up by the Seahawks and had only eight carries. The Cardinals boast a stout defense and figure to get out to an early lead over the Vikings. Could Peterson be heading into another disappointing outing?

  • Dalton struggles playing "<a href="https://twitter.com/JoeGoodberry/status/624549361624682496" target="new">common opponents</a>," but with the way he and the Bengals offense are playing we're having a hard time doubting that trend continues in Week 14. 8

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    Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

    Dalton struggles playing "common opponents," but with the way he and the Bengals offense are playing we're having a hard time doubting that trend continues in Week 14.

  • Stewart has been a revelation for fantasy owners this season, and is starting to see more work in the passing game. If that continues, his week-to-week fantasy ceiling will be even higher. 7

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    Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers

    Stewart has been a revelation for fantasy owners this season, and is starting to see more work in the passing game. If that continues, his week-to-week fantasy ceiling will be even higher.

  • Reed disappointed in Week 13, but still saw eight targets so we know his volume in the passing attack is assured. He could be in store for a bounce-back against the Bears this week. 6

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    Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins

    Reed disappointed in Week 13, but still saw eight targets so we know his volume in the passing attack is assured. He could be in store for a bounce-back against the Bears this week.

  • It's crazy to see Rodgers this low (I feel like I write that every week), but with his pass-catchers still struggling to gain any separation there are more trustworthy options than the King of the North in Week 14. 5

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    Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

    It's crazy to see Rodgers this low (I feel like I write that every week), but with his pass-catchers still struggling to gain any separation there are more trustworthy options than the King of the North in Week 14.

  • Marshall has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in fantasy, with seven 100-plus yard games this season, and a touchdown in nine games (including six in his last five). 4

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    Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets

    Marshall has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in fantasy, with seven 100-plus yard games this season, and a touchdown in nine games (including six in his last five).

  • Whatever Williams found to turn back the clock, we want some of it. He's looked phenomenal this year, keeping Father Time at bay and helping countless fantasy owners as they push for the postseason. 3

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    DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Whatever Williams found to turn back the clock, we want some of it. He's looked phenomenal this year, keeping Father Time at bay and helping countless fantasy owners as they push for the postseason.

  • Jeffery was supposed to go absolutely crazy last week, but disappointed with just 85 yards. Perhaps he was waiting a week for the Washington secondary to come to town. Either way, he'll see a ton of targets as usual, giving him plenty of chances to score for his fantasy owners. 2

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    Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

    Jeffery was supposed to go absolutely crazy last week, but disappointed with just 85 yards. Perhaps he was waiting a week for the Washington secondary to come to town. Either way, he'll see a ton of targets as usual, giving him plenty of chances to score for his fantasy owners.

  • Frankly, I'm surprised Johnson isn't a bit higher on this list. Minnesota's run defense has been flailing recently, giving up three straight 100-yard rushing games to opposing No. 1 backs. Johnson is also a dynamo catching passes out of the backfield and could pose serious problems for Minnesota's injured secondary and linebacking corps. 1

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    David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

    Frankly, I'm surprised Johnson isn't a bit higher on this list. Minnesota's run defense has been flailing recently, giving up three straight 100-yard rushing games to opposing No. 1 backs. Johnson is also a dynamo catching passes out of the backfield and could pose serious problems for Minnesota's injured secondary and linebacking corps.