BOSTON (CBS) – We heard from fantasy guru Dave Richard of CBS Sports on Thursday morning, who provided his expert fantasy advice for Week 14 of the NFL season.
Most leagues are in their first week of the playoffs, so the moves you make can either make or break your season. Richard provided some sleepers and who to stay away from.
After being benched last week against the Texans for fumbling, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley’s status for Sunday against the Cleveland Browns is an unknown.
Richard said to stay away from Ridley and try and pick up LeGarrette Blount, who will take over the majority of the carries as the Pats power back.
One running back to steer clear of is Frank Gore, who just so happens to be going up against a tough Seattle front.
Green Bay is fighting for its playoff lives, so Richard believes we haven’t seen the last of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers has missed the past four games after breaking his collarbone against the Bears on Monday Night Football, and since Matt Flynn played so poorly on Thanksgiving Richard thinks there’s a chance he plays this weekend.
As far as receivers go, Dave Richard really likes the emergence of Mike Wallace. After a slow start to the season, the speedy outside WR will look to exact revenge against his old team the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and have a huge game.
Toucher and Rich opened up the phone lines and took calls from some of the listeners, so for Dave Richard’s full Week 14 fantasy analysis listen below: