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Live Blog: Week 14

by Jeff Brubach
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The fantasy playoffs have finally arrived and it's time for months of hard work to pay off in the form of sweet, sweet playoff victories. The Rotoworld Week 14 Live Blog is your spot to follow along with the Sunday action, as you will find game updates, stat breakdowns, target totals, running back committee splits, and plenty more below.
 
 
 
 
 
* This marks the end of the Week 14 Rotoworld Live Blog. Hopefully your fantasy players survived the injury explosion today and helped your teams advance in the playoffs. Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of Week 14! * 
 
 
 
(7:11 PM): James Starks just broke loose with a 30-yard touchdown run, giving Green Bay a two score lead over Dallas. Green Bay has now run for 195 yards on the day and will force Dallas to lean on Matt Cassel to come back. Starks has 103 total yards on 15 touches, while Eddie Lacy has 110 total yards on 21 touches.
 
(7:06 PM): Oakland's Latavius Murray has been swallowed up by the Denver defense, running for just 30 yards on 13 carries today. Only 33 rushing yards on the day for the entire Oakland team.
 
(7:02 PM): In SNF news, New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is ACTIVE.
 
(6:58 PM): He lost a fumble today, but Demaryius Thomas has 10 catches on 12 targets for 95 yards to lead Denver. Brock Osweiler has not thrown a touchdown pass yet, but has fed DT throughout the game. Only two catches for Emmanuel Sanders.
 
(6:50 PM): Not much action for Green Bay in the second half so far as they lead Dallas 14-7. Randall Cobb leads the team with 70 yards on seven receptions while Eddie Lacy is at 95 total yards on 17 touches.
 
(6:41 PM): The Oakland Raiders have used a muffed punt and safety to take the lead over Denver, as Derek Carr just hit Mychal Rivera for a touchdown. Carr is just 11/26 for 114 yards but does have two touchdowns on the day.
 
(6:33 PM): One of the more disappointing performances today came earlier from the Tampa Bay passing game. The Bucs threw for just 182 yards against the pitiful New Orleans secondary. The matchup was fantastic for Mike Evans, who caught just three of four targets for 39 yards in a great matchup with fellow receiver Vincent Jackson out for most of the game. Hopefully Detroit has better luck against the Saints next week.
 
(6:27 PM): With C.J. Anderson out, Ronnie Hillman has 12 carries for 20 yards to lead the Denver rushing attack. Juwan Thompson has handled five attempts so far. Hillman has three catches and Thompson has two in the passing game.
 
(6:23 PM): Atlanta will be the only scoreless team of the week, as Dallas finally scores on a Robert Turbin run. Darren McFadden led the team down the field on a 45-yard run, and now has 95 of his 108 yards on two carries today. Turbin punched in the score, and has 35 yards on four carries while the Cowboys trail the Packers 14-7.
 
(6:16 PM): After a nice opening drive, Eddie Lacy has only 74 total yards on 12 touches. James Starks has eight touches himself on the day, as Green Bay leads Dallas 14-0. The performance is an improvement for Lacy, but he may never get a full workload as a lead back again this season.
 
(6:11 PM): Oakland's Amari Cooper currently has zero catches on the day while being targeted five times. Tough day for the Raiders offense.
 
(5:59 PM): While Oakland has struggled offensively today, Dallas has been awful as well. Matt Cassel is 7/13 for 52 yards and an interception at halftime as the Cowboys are scoreless. Darren McFadden's 50-yard run was the only bright spot of the half for Dallas, and only one Cowboys player (Jason Witten) has more than one reception.
 
(5:54 PM): Oakland is finally on the scoreboard, as Seth Roberts just caught a touchdown pass from Derek Carr to cut the Denver lead over Oakland to 12-7. Carr still sits at just 84 passing yards and a touchdown while the Raiders have run for a combined 13 yards on nine carries.
 
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(5:50 PM): The only NFL player with a double-digit reception total this week is none other than Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller, who caught all ten of his targets forday for 66 yards. Demaryius Thomas may soon join him, however.
 
(5:44 PM): The leader in running back targets this week is Detroit's Theo Riddick, who caught seven of 11 targets today for 44 yards. Riddick has caught at least five passes in four-straight games and has 67 receptions on the season, the most among NFL running backs.
 
(5:40 PM): Aaron Rodgers has thrown two first-half touchdowns today, with Week 13 hero Richard Rodgers catching the second score. Rodgers has 160 yards to go with the pair of scores and the 14-0 Green Bay lead looks awfully large with Matt Cassel 5/10 for 37 yards.
 
(5:30 PM): Demaryius Thomas with nine targets in the first half. Thomas has seven catches for 74 yards as Denver leads Oakland 12-0 thanks to four Brandon McManus field goals.
 
(5:19 PM): The Jets' Bilal Powell caught five passes for 46 yards and a score today, giving him 20 catches in four weeks since returning from an ankle injury in Week 11. Powell has been a nice PPR option for those in need of running back help.
 
(5:10 PM): The Panthers D/ST turned in a huge performance today, shutting out the slumping Falcons. Carolina stacked up four turnovers and five sacks along with the donut.
 
(5:05 PM): Denver kicker Brandon McManus has three field goals today so far as the Broncos lead the Raiders 9-0. Brock Osweiler is 17/20 for 143 yards as this game nears halftime.
 
(4:56 PM): Green Bay looked to have scored on a James Starks run, but it was called back after review and they were then stuffed by Dallas on fourth down at the one-yard line. Eddie Lacy is at 65 total yards on eight touches so far.
 
(4:53 PM): Oakland is off to a terrible start this afternoon, as Derek Carr is 1/5 for four yards. Oakland running backs have combined for six yards on four carries. Yikes.
 
(4:47 PM): Eddie Lacy looks to be back in Green Bay's good graces. Lacy has 38 yards on six carries early on. Randall Cobb with three catches already for the Packers.
 
(4:41 PM): Dallas RB Darren McFadden rumbled for 58 yards on the Cowboys' opening drive, but the drive ended with a Matt Cassel interception. Dallas will be in trouble if they fall behind Green Bay early with Cassel under center.


(4:38 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * In more injury news, Andy Dalton reportedly has a broken thumb and has been ruled out for at least Week 15. Tough blow for CIncinnati. A.J. McCarron will continue to start in his place.
 
(4:35 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Seattle running back Thomas Rawls is done for the season with a fractured ankle, according to coach Pete Carroll. DuJuan Harris handled 18 carries today after Rawls was injured, so he looks like the most immediate beneficiary from a fantasy standpoint.
 
(4:25 PM): Chris Boswell is the leading fantasy kicker of the week so far. Boswell nailed four field goals, with a long of 47, to go with three extra points.
 
(4:20 PM): The Jacksonville Jaguars scored 51 points on the Indianapolis Colts today, and Blake Bortles really turned his day around late in this game, highlighted by a last-minute touchdown on a QB sneak. Bortles threw for 250 yards with three touchdowns in addition to the rushing score. T.J. Yeldon was battling injuries throughout this game, so Denard Robinson led the Jaguars in rushing with 75 yards and a score on 14 carries.
 
(4:15 PM): With C.J. Anderson hurting, Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson are getting work for the Broncos so far. Hillman has two catches for 20 yards while Thompson has two yards on two carries.
 
(4:12 PM): Just two late games today, so we will look back at some early game performances during these two contests.
 
(4:08 PM): Delanie Walker is the Week 14 target leader so far with 13. Walker caught seven passes for 71 yards in Tennessee's loss to the New York Jets. Ben Watson, Theo Riddick, and Sammy Watkins are all tied for second with 11 targets.
 
(4:04 PM): Tim Hightower with a whopping 26 carries today, and he turned them into 81 yards and a score. The YPC average isn't impressive, but the workload could be valuable for fantasy teams in coming weeks as he fills in for Mark Ingram.
 
(3:57 PM): DeAngelo Williams just punched in his second score of the day and is quietly having a nice outing with 91 totla yards and the pair of touchdowns. Pittsburgh is leading the injury-riddled Bengals big, 33-13.
 
(3:50 PM): Ryan Mathews still leads the Eagles backfield with 11 carries, but Darren Sproles has been the most productive back with 41 yards and a score on seven carries. Nine attempts for DeMarco Murray for 30 yards. Two catches for each of these running backs as well.
 
(3:45 PM): LeSean McCoy has just 68 yards in his revenge game at Philadelphia, but the Buffalo back has chipped in with 35 receiving yards on four catches. Tyrod Taylor hasn't done much since an early touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins, as he has just 232 yards and the one score.
 
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(3:39 PM): The Russell Wilson show continues, with the Seattle quarterback throwing his fifth touchdown pass of the day to go with 292 yards. Doug Baldwin now has three touchdowns on the day, along with 82 yards. Wilson now has 16 touchdown passes in the last four weeks, and Baldwin has an absurd eight touchdowns in the last three weeks.
 
(3:29 PM): In a strange turn of events, Cleveland's Isaiah Crowell has 140 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Crowell's season-high for yardage before today was 72 yards way back in Week 2, as the Browns running back has largely been terrible this season.
 
(3:26 PM): Allen Robinson found the end zone for Jacksonville to save his fantasy day. Elsewhere, the Atlanta Falcons are still scoreless, and Julio Jones has five catches for 34 yards on seven targets as they trail Carolina 38-0.
 
(3:22 PM): Todd Gurley is rolling now, with two touchdowns on the day to go with 118 yards. This is Gurley's first 100+ yard performance since Week 8.
 
(3:18 PM): Russell Wilson's incredible run just keeps going, as he just hit Tyler Lockett for a long touchdown, giving him four touchdown passes on the day. Wilson now has 15 touchdown passes in the last four weeks. The rookie Lockett has five grabs for 95 yards and two scores today while the Seahawks are smashing Baltimore.
 
(3:13 PM): Tim Hightower just scored for New Orleans, giving him the touchdown and 55 yards on 19 carries. Just two carries for C.J. Spiller on the day as it appears Hightower is the back to own in New Orleans for the remainder of the season. The Saints are up 24-10 at Tampa Bay, which should open the door for Jameis Winston to finally take advantage of the soft New Orleans pass defense.
 
(3:11 PM): In the strangest score of the day so far, Antonio Andrews just hit Marcus Mariota with a 41-yard touchdown pass. Mariota now has a 41-yard touchdown catch and 87-yard touchdown run in consecutive weeks.
 
(3:09 PM): With both Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman out today for San Diego, it is Javontee Herndon leading the team in targets with six. Herndon has four catches for 41 yards. Antonio Gates has four grabs for 51 yards as they Chargers are struggling offensively.
 
(3:04 PM): Todd Gurley is breaking out of a slump with 73 yards and a touchdown for the Rams today. Gurley also has one catch for seven yards as St. Louis leads Detroit 14-7.
 
(3:00 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Jonathan Stewart is doubtful to return with a foot injury, but with Carolina leading the Falcons 28-0, the chances of him returning are likely slim.
 
(2:55 PM): Allen Robinson may not be doing anything today, but Allen Hurns just scored on an 80-yard bomb to give him 96 yards and and a score today. Blake Bortles is just 8/18 with the one score on the day.
 
(2:51 PM): Another score for Doug Baldwin, giving him two on the day to go with 66 yards on five catches. Russell Wilson continues his hot play with three touchdowns on the day along with 176 passing yards. Seattle is up 21-6 and should start to feed DuJuan Harris and Fred Jackson more as this game progresses.
 
(2:46 PM): No points yet today for Detroit, and Calvin Johnson is hanging out with Allen Robinson in the no catch club. Megatron has no receptions on just one target today.
 
(2:41 PM): Jacksonville's Allen Robinson with ZERO catches on three first half targets. Tough start to the day for the young receiver.
 
(2:33 PM): Sunday halftime target leaders:
 
Running Back:
 
Buck Allen (5): 3 rec, 19 yds
Frank Gore (4): 1 rec, -1 yds
Fred Jackson (4): 1 rec, 8 yds
LeSean McCoy (4): 2 rec, 16 yds
 
Wide Receiver:
 
Brandon Marshall (8): 4 rec, 100 yds, TD
Eric Decker (8): 5 rec, 59 yds, TD
Antonio Brown (8): 5 rec, 60 yds
Jeremy Maclin (7): 5 rec, 59 yds
Travis Benjamin (6): 4 rec, 41 yds
 
Tight End:
 
Heath Miller (8): 8 rec, 54 yds
Ben Watson (6): 6 rec, 86 yds
Delanie Walker (6): 2 rec, 16 yds
Jordan Reed (5): 5 rec, 69 yds
Antonio Gates (4): 4 rec, 51 yds
 
 
(2:25 PM): Russell Wilson connected with Doug Baldwin for yet another score, giving Wilson 10 touchdowns over the last two and a half games, with six of those caught by Baldwin. This duo is on fire.
 
(2:22 PM): Two stud fantasy receivers just scored touchdowns, with Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall each finding the end zone. Marshall's score came from 69 yards out as the Jets are throttling the Titans 27-0.
 
(2:19 PM): Philadelphia backfield update: Ryan Mathews leads the way with seven carries for 30 yards. Three carries each for Darren Sproles and DeMarco Murray although Sproles has a touchdown.
 
(2:15 PM): With Spencer Ware (ribs) questionable to return, Charcandrick West should get plenty of work in the Kansas City backfield.
 
(2:12 PM): Bilal Powell just scored for the Jets on a touchdown reception, continuing his nice run since returning from an ankle injury. Powell caught eight passes for 91 yards and a score in Week 13 and is having another nice day.
 
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(2:10 PM): T.J. Yeldon back on the field for Jacksonville.
 
(2:05 PM): A.J. McCarron just got the Bengals on the scoreboard, hitting A.J. Green for a long touchdown. Green has 89 yards and the score on three catches. Nice start for the Cincinnati backup.
 
(2:02 PM): Tampa Bay has a nice matchup with the awful New Orleans pass defense, but Doug Martin is off to a nice start today on the ground with six carries for 30 yards and a touchdown. Jameis Winston has just 35 yards so far today on four completions in this cushy matchup.
 
(2:00 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Vincent Jackson has a knee injury and is doubtful to return.
 
(1:58 PM): DuJuan Harris is getting work now with Thomas Rawls out for Seattle and just lost a fumble inside the Baltimore five yard line after a Luke Willson dropped pass in the end zone. Bad sequence for Seattle. Harris had received five carries to two for Fred Jackson prior to the fumble.
 
(1:56 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * T.J. Yeldon is now questionable to return with an ankle injury. The pain will not stop for fantasy owners today. More to come.
 
(1:53 PM): Just five carries so far for Kansas City, but Spencer Ware has three and Charcandrick West has two. In other timeshare news, Tim Hightower is leading the way for New Orleans with six carries for 27 yards. Just two attempts for C.J. Spiller.
 
(1:47 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * More bad news for Cincinnati and fantasy owners alike, as Tyler Eifert is heading to the locker room with what appears to be a head injury. Eifert's return is DOUBTFUL.
 
(1:44 PM): Tedd Ginn just caught another long score from Cam Newton, giving him 120 yards and two touchdowns on his only two receptions of the day. Cam is at 187 yards and two touchdowns as Carolina leads 21-0. Just one catch for three yards for Julio Jones today as he is covered by Josh Norman.
 
(1:40 PM): Finally a non-injury update, Kirk Cousins just ran a short touchdown in to put Washington up 14-0 over Chicago. Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery are going to need to heat up in a hurry.
 
(1:35 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Andy Dalton has been ruled OUT for the day with a thumb injury. Bad loss for the Bengals and fantasy owners of any Cincinnati players. A.J. McCarron will take over at quarterback.
 
(1:31 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Thomas Rawls is OUT for the day with an ankle injury, in a devastating development for fantasy owners. Fred Jackson will likely see the backfield work for Seattle for the rest of the day.
 
(1:31 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Andy Dalton has a thumb injury and is questionable to return. A.J. McCarron is the backup. Bad news for Cincinnati.
 
(1:30 PM): The fantasy playoffs are seeing some serious scoring so far today. Cam Newton just his Tedd Ginn for a 74-yard score and Sammy Watkins just hauled in a long score as well. Fantasy boxscores are on fire.
 
(1:26 PM): Russell Wilson hits rookie Tyler Lockett for a score to put Seattle up 7-0. Thomas Rawls walked off the field under his own power, but we don't have any news on a potential return quite yet.
 
(1:23 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Thomas Rawls is down on the field for Seattle after a great opening drive. More to come.
 
(1:20 PM): Plenty of talk this week about DeMarco Murray and the Eagles backfield split, and Darren Sproles just scored a short TD for Philadelphia. All three Eagles running backs received a carry on the opening drive. We will update this situation throughout the day.
 
(1:18 PM): Bad break for Jordan Reed owners, as Alfred Morris gets the score after Reed's touchdown was called back after review.
 
(1:15 PM): Eric Decker with his ninth touchdown of the season on the opening drive for the Jets. Short touchdown plunge for Jonathan Stewart as well as the scoring is heating up quickly.
 
(1:14 PM): Two quick scores with DeAngelo Williams and Jordan Reed scoring. Reed had three grabs for 36 yards on the Washington drive.
 
(1:12 PM): Tim Hightower handling the first couple Saints carries as expected.
 
(1:09 PM): Jacksonville starts the scoring today with a field goal. Four carries for 30 yards for T.J. Yeldon on the drive.


(1:06 PM): Big run by Jonathan Stewart to get the Panthers near the red zone. Good start for him today.


(1:00 PM): Ok, folks. Good luck today. Get those playoff wins!