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Fantasy Football: 10 biggest reactions to NFL Week 14

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (27) runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Baltimore won 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

J.K. Dobbins returns with a 100-yard game: Dobbins put up his best performance in years, gaining 120 yards on 15 carries and scoring a touchdown in his first game in nearly two months.

Skyy Moore’s fantasy value is falling: Moore has caught one pass in the past two weeks, and his playing time is decreasing despite injuries at the position.

Chigoziem Okonkwo continues to see new opportunities in Tennessee: The Titans’ outstanding rookie saw a career high in snaps in 11 personnel, leading to six catches and a touchdown.

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These are my 10 biggest reactions to the games from the Week 14 Sunday slate. To get a more in-depth breakdown, check out my full Sunday recap.

J.K. Dobbins’ return

Dobbins played his first game since mid-October and went right back to the team’s starting lineup.

  • The Ravens used a ridiculous four-man rotation at running back, but Dobbins played half the snaps on early downs as well as half the snaps in short-yardage situations.
  • Gus Edwards didn’t start the game, but he still played significant snaps on early downs, getting double-digit carries and averaging over 5.0 yards per carry, which is something he’s done throughout his career.
  • Edwards can be picked up in fantasy leagues despite not starting, as the Ravens have the easiest schedule for running backs through the fantasy playoffs.
  • Ideally, the Ravens view Dobbins and Edwards as healthy enough to make this a two-man backfield.
  • Both Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill were reduced to playing in a four-man rotation on third downs. Drake can be dropped in fantasy leagues.


D’Andre Swift’s momentum comes to a halt

Swift’s role increased last week, leading to double-digit carries, more than 100 yards and a touchdown. This week, he was back to the same role he played for most of November.

  • Justin Jackson was the primary third-down back, taking snaps that would ordinarily go to Swift.
  • Swift made up for that with more snaps on early downs than in past weeks — but not as much as last week.
  • This led to only six carries for 21 yards and three receptions for 18 receiving yards.
  • The Lions ran the ball with running backs 26 times and passed the ball 39 times for 330 yards. The fact that Swift didn’t see more touches and yards given the Lions' offensive output is concerning.
  • Safety C.J. Moore led the Lions in rushing yards thanks to a 42-yard run on a fake punt.

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