53 Deep - Week 14 fantasysharks.com 3 years ago

Here we are. After a season that has seen the IDP landscaperavaged by injuries and suspensions we've reached the fantasy playoffs.

If you've made it this far then a hearty congratulations isin order because the waters were hard to navigate this season.

It doesn't get any easier moving forward and that's the waywe like it. Anything worth winning isworth putting in the work.

Here at 53-Deep we have done the heavy lifting for IDPowners and come up with the following players heading into Week 14.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Akiem Hicks, DT, NEWORLEANS vs. Carolina (54): Hicks has not had the year that I expected andhas totaled only one sack through 12 games. So whom did that sack come againstyou ask? Yep. The Carolina Panthers in week nine. The Panthers have allowed 18½ sacks to the defensive line this season and Hicks is set up to get back onthe sack train this week.

Wallace Gilberry, DE,CINCINNATI vs. Pittsburgh (43): Gilberry is the epitome of a player that isdue to break out this week. He failed to register an assist or a solo tacklelast week against Tampa Bay. He was credited with two quarterback hurries and ahit last week according to Pro Football Focus and will look to cash in on thatpressure this week. The Steelers have allowed 11 sacks in their last four gamesand are a great matchup for Gilberry to shine against.

Mike Daniels, DE,GREEN BAY vs. Atlanta (53): The Falcons offensive line continues tostruggle especially away from home. In his last three road games Matt Ryan hasbeen sacked eight times and the Packers will be pinning their ears back thisweek. Daniels has racked up 1 ½ sacks in his last two outings and has played84% of the snaps in those games. He should have a solid game this week at home.

Malik Jackson, DE,DENVER vs. Buffalo (53): Jackson was held off the stat sheet last weekagainst the Chiefs but was credited with two hurries and one quarterback hit.This week he gets to face a Buffalo offense that has given up four sacks todefensive linemen in the last three games. Look for Jackson to be a thorn inKyle Orton's side all game long.

LINEBACKERS

Jameel McClain, MLB,NEW YORK GIANTS at Tennessee (46): McClain has racked up 28 total tacklesand a sack in his last three games while playing 193 of a possible 194 snaps.With Zach Mettenberger nursing a shoulder injury look for the Titans to run theball a bit more than they have in the past and for McClain to reap the benefitsof that game plan.

Perry Riley, ILB,WASHINGTON vs. St Louis (51)...