A few additional fantasy nuggets to help owners set their Week 14 lineups, including injuries, sit/start matchup, a tip of the week and the hottest waiver wire pickups.
VALUE METER: Week 14 fantasy rankings by position
-- WR Cecil Shorts, Jaguars (probable)
Shorts is a risky play Thursday but has produced well as of late. Just check his status 30 minutes prior to game time and adjust accordingly.
-- RB Le'Veon Bell, Steelers (questionable)
Bell was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Looks like he's all systems go, but it's still a situation to monitor. If you can make alternate arrangements you should do so.
-- WR Percy Harvin, Seahawks (questionable)
Hip "procedure" likely kills his fantasy value the rest of the way, especially since Seattle is cruising toward the playoffs.
INJURY REPORT: Latest on top players
STUDS AND DUDS: This week's sleepers, disappointments
-- RB Andre Ellington, Cardinals (questionable)
Missed last week with a knee injury. The Rams defense as a whole has been playing soundly, might not trust Mendenhall here either.
-- QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers (questionable)
Able to participate in drills now, but whether or not he is able to play impacts the value of all his receivers.
-- RB Rashad Jennings, Raiders (questionable)
Will get 10 days to recover from concussion, and unlike teammate Darren McFadden, he has participated in practice this week.
-- TE Julius Thomas, Broncos (questionable)
A game-time inactive last week with a knee injury, have another option ready if he doesn't get clearance.
-- QB Jay Cutler, Bears (questionable)
Great matchup, but fantasy owners can't wait until Monday night to see if he's starting -- unless they also own Josh McCown.
-- RB Ben Tate, Texans (questionable)
Tate will play and has a favorable matchup. He's a high upside RB2 especially after his three-TD performance last week.
-- Jordan Reed, Redskins (questionable)
Still not practicing since his Week 11 concussion, Reed can't be trusted in the fantasy playoffs. Logan Paulsen posted solid numbers last week but you can't trust him either.
-- Kurt Turner, FantasyKnuckleheads.com
START: QB Joe Flacco, Ravens
Quarterbacks usually have their way with the Minnesota Vikings secondary. They've given up a league high 26 touchdown passes this season. Flacco will be on top of his game in this matchup.
SIT: QB Colin Kaepernick, 49ers
Kaepernick has six touchdown passes in his last three games, but things won't be so easy against the Seattle Seahawks. They forced four turnovers in a Week 2 blowout victory over the Niners. Expect similar results.
— Marc Caviglia, BrunoBoys.net
Tip of the week
Red zone opportunities are key to putting up big fantasy numbers. Over the past three weeks, the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch leads the pack, but oft-maligned Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens is second. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson leads all running backs in red-zone receiving opportunities over the same span. Among wide receivers, the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald is tops.
-- Tony Holm, Fantasy Sharks.com
Waiver wire activity
Top 5 adds
1. +13% TE Ladarius Green, Chargers
2. + 8% RB Brandon Bolden, Patriots
3. + 8% WR Andre Holmes, Raiders
4. + 8% WR Julian Edelman, Patriots
5. + 6% WR Michael Crabtree, 49ers
Top 5 Drops
1. -8% RB Benny Cunningham, Rams
2. -6% WR Aaron Dobson, Patriots
3. -5% QB Case Keenum, Texans
4. -4% TE Delanie Walker, Titans
5. -4% WR Percy Harvin, Seahawks