Fantasy Football: One QB, RB, WR, and TE primed for huge Week 14 performances

Fantasy football managers are fighting for their playoff lives this week in a majority of leagues and these four players can single-handedly swing the pendulum.

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RB: Zack Moss, Indianapolis Colts

Zack Moss regained control of the Colts backfield last week with Jonathan Taylor being ruled out due to a thumb injury that required surgery. With Taylor out of the picture, no Colts running back other than Moss earned a carry last week, with Moss playing 94 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. While it didn’t result in the best fantasy performance, that is the type of usage fantasy managers dream of for their running backs.

Per Denny Carter of NBC Sports’ weekly column titled “The Regression Files,” Moss had the second-most expected fantasy points among running backs and played on every one of the team’s snaps inside the 20-yard line, two encouraging stats that bode well for his Week 14 outlook.

Moss has been a workhorse this season when Taylor doesn’t play. In Matthew Berry’s weekly “Love/Hate” column, he points out that Moss has averaged 23.6 touches per game in games in which he logs at least 70 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps. Berry added that Moss now faces a Bengals defense in Week 14 that has allowed a rushing touchdown to an opposing running back in four straight games and eight of their last nine games overall.

The Bengals rank 31st in the NFL in opponent yards per rush attempt (4.8) and 27th in opponent rushing yards per game (133.9). With Jonathan Taylor ruled out, Moss is set up for another large workload in an opportune matchup. He’s primed for a huge performance in Week 14.