Fantasy football rankings for Week 14: Chargers may have to lean even more on Austin Ekeler

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In most fantasy leagues, it's either the final week of the regular season or the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately for both groups, we still have one more set of byes to navigate -- not to mention the usual injury issues and players in quarantine. Good luck to all; you're going to need it to keep your championship hopes alive.

ON BYE: Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy football rankings for Week 14 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing TDs and one point for receptions.

Rankings are compiled by FantasySharks.com.

(*- Be sure to check injury/status before kickoff)

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With top wideout Keenan Allen likely to miss Sunday's game against the Giants, the Chargers will have to rely on the arm of QB Justin Herbert and the legs of RB Austin Ekeler.
With top wideout Keenan Allen likely to miss Sunday's game against the Giants, the Chargers will have to rely on the arm of QB Justin Herbert and the legs of RB Austin Ekeler.

QUARTERBACKS

1 Josh Allen Buf. at T.B.

2 Patrick Mahomes K.C. vs. L.V.

3 Aaron Rodgers G.B. vs. Chi.

4 Kyler Murray Ari. vs. L.A.-R

5 Justin Herbert L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

6 Dak Prescott Dal. at Was.

7 Lamar Jackson Bal. at Cle.

8 Taysom Hill N.O. at N.Y.-J

9 Tom Brady T.B. vs. Buf.

10 Kirk Cousins Min. vs. Pit.

11 Russell Wilson Sea. at Hou.

12 Matthew Stafford L.A.-R at Ari.

13 Ryan Tannehill Ten. vs. Jac.

14 Derek Carr L.V. at K.C.

15 Taylor Heinicke Was. vs. Dal.

16 Zach Wilson N.Y.-J vs. N.O.

17 Ben Roethlisberger Pit. at Min.

18 *Joe Burrow Cin. vs. S.F.

19 Teddy Bridgewater Den. vs. Det.

20 Jimmy Garoppolo S.F. at Cin.

21 Baker Mayfield Cle. vs. Bal.

22 Cam Newton Car. vs. Atl.

23 Matt Ryan Atl. at Car.

24 Trevor Lawrence Jac. at Ten.

25 Justin Fields Chi. at G.B.

26 Jared Goff Det. at Den.

27 *Davis Mills Hou. vs. Sea.

28 *Jake Fromm N.Y.-G at L.A.-C

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RUNNING BACKS

1 Austin Ekeler L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

2 Najee Harris Pit. at Min.

3 Dalvin Cook Min. vs. Pit.

4 Nick Chubb Cle. vs. Bal.

5 Alvin Kamara N.O. at N.Y.-J

6 Joe Mixon Cin. vs. S.F.

7 Leonard Fournette T.B. vs. Buf.

8 James Conner Ari. vs. L.A.-R

9 Chuba Hubbard Car. vs. Atl.

10 Antonio Gibson Was. vs. Dal.

11 Tony Pollard Dal. at Was.

12 Aaron Jones G.B. vs. Chi.

13 Ezekiel Elliott Dal. at Was.

14 Josh Jacobs L.V. at K.C.

15 Javonte Williams Den. vs. Det.

16 Clyde Edwards-Helaire K.C. vs. L.V.

17 Saquon Barkley N.Y.-G at L.A.-C

18 David Montgomery Chi. at G.B.

19 Sony Michel L.A.-R at Ari.

20 Kareem Hunt Cle. vs. Bal.

21 Melvin Gordon Den. vs. Det.

22 A.J. Dillon G.B. vs. Chi.

23 *James Robinson Jac. at Ten.

24 Devonta Freeman Bal. at Cle.

25 *Jamaal Williams Det. at Den.

26 Dontrell Hilliard Ten. vs. Jac.

27 Darrel Williams K.C. vs. L.V.

28 JaMycal Hasty S.F. at Cin.

29 Alex Collins Sea. at Hou.

30 *J.D. McKissic Was. vs. Dal.

31 *Jeff Wilson S.F. at Cin.

32 *David Johnson Hou. Sea.

33 Ty Johnson N.Y.-J vs. N.O.

34 D'Onta Foreman Ten. vs. Jac.

35 Devin Singletary Buf. at T.B.

36 Devontae Booker N.Y.-G at L.A.-C

37 Mike Davis Atl. at Car.

38 Alexander Mattison Min. vs. Pit.

39 Zack Moss Buf. at T.B.

40 Samaje Perine Cin. vs. S.F.

41 *Jeremy McNichols Ten. vs. Jac.

42 Ameer Abdullah Car. vs. Atl.

43 Latavius Murray Bal. at Cle.

44 Ronald Jones T.B. vs. Buf.

45 Rashaad Penny Sea. at Hou.

46 Peyton Barber L.V. at K.C.

47 Rex Burkhead Hou. Sea.

48 Giovani Bernard T.B. vs. Buf.

49 Khalil Herbert Chi. at G.B.

50 Carlos Hyde Jac. at Ten.

51 Jonathan Ward Ari. vs. L.A.-R

52 Justin Jackson L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

53 Ty'Son Williams Bal. at Cle.

54 Tony Jones Jr. N.O. at N.Y.-J

55 Wayne Gallman Atl. at Car.

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WIDE RECEIVERS

1 Davante Adams G.B. vs. Chi.

2 Justin Jefferson Min. vs. Pit.

3 Tyreek Hill K.C. vs. L.V.

4 Diontae Johnson Pit. at Min.

5 Cooper Kupp L.A.-R at Ari.

6 Chris Godwin T.B. vs. Buf.

7 Stefon Diggs Buf. at T.B.

8 Terry McLaurin Was. vs. Dal.

9 *Deebo Samuel S.F. at Cin.

10 CeeDee Lamb Dal. at Was.

11 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl. at Car.

12 Tyler Lockett Sea. at Hou.

13 DK Metcalf Sea. at Hou.

14 DeAndre Hopkins Ari. vs. L.A.-R

15 Ja'Marr Chase Cin. vs. S.F.

16 D.J. Moore Car. vs. Atl.

17 Marquise Brown Bal. at Cle.

18 Mike Evans T.B. vs. Buf.

19 *Julio Jones Ten. vs. Jac.

20 Russell Gage Atl. at Car.

21 Hunter Renfrow L.V. at K.C.

22 Brandin Cooks Hou. Sea.

23 Amari Cooper Dal. at Was.

24 Chase Claypool Pit. at Min.

25 Darnell Mooney Chi. at G.B.

26 Jamison Crowder N.Y.-J vs. N.O.

27 Brandon Aiyuk S.F. at Cin.

28 Tee Higgins Cin. vs. S.F.

29 Jarvis Landry Cle. vs. Bal.

30 *Allen Robinson Chi. at G.B.

31 Van Jefferson L.A.-R at Ari.

32 Marquez Valdes-Scantling G.B. vs. Chi.

33 Tre'Quan Smith N.O. at N.Y.-J

34 Marvin Jones Jac. at Ten.

35 Michael Gallup Dal. at Was.

36 Jerry Jeudy Den. vs. Det.

37 Mike Williams L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

38 *Sterling Shepard N.Y.-G at L.A.-C

39 Christian Kirk Ari. vs. L.A.-R

40 Courtland Sutton Den. vs. Det.

41 Cole Beasley Buf. at T.B.

42 Tyler Boyd Cin. vs. S.F.

43 Marquez Callaway N.O. at N.Y.-J

44 K.J. Osborn Min. vs. Pit.

45 Odell Beckham L.A.-R at Ari.

46 James Washington Pit. at Min.

47 Laviska Shenault Jac. at Ten.

48 Jalen Guyton L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

49 Tim Patrick Den. vs. Det.

50 Bryan Edwards L.V. at K.C.

51 Amon-Ra St. Brown Det. at Den.

52 Rashod Bateman Bal. at Cle.

53 Keelan Cole N.Y.-J vs. N.O.

54 A.J. Green Ari. vs. L.A.-R

55 Robby Anderson Car. vs. Atl.

TIGHT ENDS

1 Travis Kelce K.C. vs. L.V.

2 George Kittle S.F. at Cin.

3 Mark Andrews Bal. at Cle.

4 Rob Gronkowski T.B. vs. Buf.

5 Dalton Schultz Dal. at Was.

6 Zach Ertz Ari. vs. L.A.-R

7 Dawson Knox Buf. at T.B.

8 Kyle Pitts Atl. at Car.

9 Tyler Conklin Min. vs. Pit.

10 Evan Engram N.Y.-G at L.A.-C

11 Ricky Seals-Jones Was. vs. Dal.

12 Pat Freiermuth Pit. at Min.

13 Noah Fant Den. vs. Det.

14 Jared Cook L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

15 Nick Vannett N.O. at N.Y.-J

16 Hayden Hurst Atl. at Car.

17 Jordan Akins Hou. Sea.

18 Tyler Higbee L.A.-R at Ari.

19 Austin Hooper Cle. vs. Bal.

20 C.J. Uzomah Cin. vs. S.F.

21 *T.J. Hockenson Det. at Den.

22 Gerald Everett Sea. at Hou.

23 Foster Moreau L.V. at K.C.

24 James O'Shaughnessy Jac. at Ten.

25 Cole Kmet Chi. at G.B.

26 Jimmy Graham Chi. at G.B.

27 Josiah Deguara G.B. vs. Chi.

28 Cameron Brate T.B. vs. Buf.

29 Ryan Griffin N.Y.-J vs. N.O.

30 Marcedes Lewis G.B. vs. Chi.

KICKERS

1 Justin Tucker Bal. at Cle.

2 Matt Gay L.A.-R at Ari.

3 Matt Prater Ari. vs. L.A.-R

4 Greg Zuerlein Dal. at Was.

5 Zane Gonzalez Car. vs. Atl.

6 Ryan Succop T.B. vs. Buf.

7 Younghoe Koo Atl. at Car.

8 Daniel Carlson L.V. at K.C.

9 Robbie Gould S.F. at Cin.

10 Brandon McManus Den. vs. Det.

11 Chris Boswell Pit. at Min.

12 Mason Crosby G.B. vs. Chi.

13 Tyler Bass Buf. at T.B.

14 Harrison Butker K.C. vs. L.V.

15 Dustin Hopkins L.A.-C vs. N.Y.-G

16 Riley Patterson Det. at Den.

17 Randy Bullock Ten. vs. Jac.

18 Brian Johnson Was. vs. Dal.

19 Greg Joseph Min. vs. Pit.

20 Cairo Santos Chi. at G.B.

21 Eddy Pineiro N.Y.-J vs. N.O.

22 Graham Gano N.Y.-G at L.A.-C

23 Evan McPherson Cin. vs. S.F.

24 Chase McLaughlin Cle. vs. Bal.

25 Brett Maher N.O. at N.Y.-J

26 Jason Myers Sea. at Hou.

27 Matthew Wright Jac. at Ten.

28 Ka'imi Fairbairn Hou. Sea.

DEFENSES

1 Dallas Cowboys at Was.

2 Tennessee Titans vs. Jac.

3 Carolina Panthers vs. Atl.

4 Green Bay Packers vs. Chi.

5 Los Angeles Chargers vs. N.Y.-G

6 Seattle Seahawks at Hou.

7 Cleveland Browns vs. Bal.

8 New Orleans Saints at N.Y.-J

9 Denver Broncos vs. Det.

10 Buffalo Bills at T.B.

11 Atlanta Falcons at Car.

12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buf.

13 Houston Texans Sea.

14 Pittsburgh Steelers at Min.

15 Kansas City Chiefs vs. L.V.

16 Los Angeles Rams at Ari.

17 San Francisco 49ers at Cin.

18 Minnesota Vikings vs. Pit.

19 Detroit Lions at Den.

20 Jacksonville Jaguars at Ten.

21 Cincinnati Bengals vs. S.F.

22 Arizona Cardinals vs. L.A.-R

23 New York Giants at L.A.-C

24 Washington Football Team vs. Dal.

25 Las Vegas Raiders at K.C.

26 Baltimore Ravens at Cle.

27 New York Jets vs. N.O.

28 Chicago Bears at G.B.

18 Minnesota Vikings vs. Pit.

19 Detroit Lions at Den.

20 Jacksonville Jaguars at Ten.

21 Cincinnati Bengals vs. S.F.

22 Arizona Cardinals vs. L.A.-R

23 New York Giants at L.A.-C

24 Washington Football Team vs. Dal.

25 Las Vegas Raiders at K.C.

26 Baltimore Ravens at Cle.

27 New York Jets vs. N.O.

28 Chicago Bears at G.B.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fantasy football rankings for Week 14