Nat Coombs’ NFL Fantasy Tips: Go Big on Derrick Henry for Week 14

Ground & pound lads. Ground & pound.


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Aaron Rodgers (£8,400, 18.93 FPPG) and Devante Adams (£8,400, 13.8 FPPG) — WAS @ GB

The Green Bay Packers are within touching distance of making the playoffs for the first time since 2016 — something that Aaron Rodgers and his Green and Gold teammates will say with a sigh of relief. But, if they are to end their regular season in success, it is Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams who will be key in doing so.

The pair connected for six passes last time out against the New York Giants, resulting in 64 yards and two touchdowns. Yet it was simply a continuation of their good form, with Rodgers sporting an impressive 15.13 FPPG over the past four weeks, just a fraction ahead of Adams’ 15.02 FPPG.

At Lambeau on Sunday, the Packers will look to take one step further to reaching the offseason with a strong performance against the Washington Redskins, whose defence ranks 15th and often crumbles against good opponents. So feel comfortable in stacking Rodgers and Adams this week.

Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans

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Derrick Henry (£9,100, 17.87 FPPG) — TEN @OAK

Derrick Henry is acting like a monster right now, racking up some of the best numbers of his career in recent weeks for an average of 26.4 FPPG over his last four games.

It was the Indianapolis Colts’ turn to face the brunt of Henry’s ground and pound last week, allowing his 26 carries to amount to 149 yards and a touchdown.

The hefty price you’ll pay to include Henry in your team reflects his quality this season, shown no clearer than in his season stats where he ranks third in the league in rushing yards (1,140), rushing touchdowns (11) and total carries (232).

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James White (£6,000, 11.5 FPPG) — NE vs. KC

Tom Brady will again look to running back James White for help as the Patriots go down the stretch on their way to their 11th consecutive playoff season. Although last week’s 28-24 loss to the Texans will mean little in the way of the AFC East playoff picture, it did highlight White’s fantasy value as a solid bargain pick.
The 27-year-old back acted as a safety blanket for Brady in Houston, with the ageing Patriots quarterback relying on White to help move the sticks, upon which he amassed 177 yards from scrimmage, as well as two touchdowns.
There is little doubt that White is a big game player, and Brady will always look to him in tight situations — there should be plenty of those on Sunday against the playoff hopeful Chiefs.
At just £6,000, and with his hefty 34.7 fantasy points last time out still fresh in the memory, White looks to be a great budget pick in Week 14.

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Josh Allen (£7,800, 20.71 FPPG) — BAL @ BUF

The Ravens offence may be booming under the dynamic stewardship of Lamar Jackson, but their defence is putting up some great numbers too — Baltimore have not allowed more than 20 points since Week 5, ranking as the ninth best overall defence.

Josh Allen will be pressed to air the ball out against the Ravens, not least because of the need to catch them on the scoreboard, but also due to their strong run defence. Expectations for Allen this week are low given that he struggles when he is forced to throw the ball over 30 times in game.

The Bills quarterback doesn’t suit consideration in Week 14 with better options available elsewhere.

Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans

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Tennessee Titans (£4,400, 9.33 FPPG) — TEN @ OAK

This week’s fantasy tips are all about form heading down the final straight of the regular season, and it’s for that reason that the Titans defence looks so attractive.
They held the Colts to 17 points last week, sacking quarterback Jacoby Brissett three times and intercepting him twice, as well as racking up 20 fantasy points of their own.

Unsung veterans such as tackle Jurrell Casey, linebacker Wesley Woodyard and free safety Kevin Byard are keeping that defence ticking and should warrant your attention when they face Oakland on Sunday.

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