Don’t be hasty to pick Stacy



Zac Stacy (30) of the St. Louis Rams is tackled by D.J. Swearinger (36) of the Houston Texans after a gain in the first half of their game on Sunday, October 13.

Curtis Calhoun Evergreen columnist

Sit – Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens

Flacco has been a road warrior all season, giving vastly different performances at home and on the road. Flacco hasn’t even eclipsed 15 fantasy points in his last three home starts, and facing a Vikings defense in Week 14 that has a formidable front seven attack, he’ll be pressured all day to make throws and he doesn’t normally make. Look for Flacco to continue his woes in Baltimore as he is a sure sit this week.

Start – Eli Manning, QB, Giants

Eli is far behind his brother in terms of fantasy this season. According to, he’s currently a free agent in most leagues. Manning faces a Chargers defense in Week 14 that has looked mediocre at best in the past few weeks and was even lit up by one of the worst passing offenses in Kansas City in Week 12. Manning and the Giants need to keep winning for a chance at the postseason, and due to an inconsistent running game, one can expect Manning to throw the ball aplenty against a weak Chargers passing defense.

Sit – Zac Stacy, RB, Rams

Stacy has been a huge fantasy football commodity late in the season and has taken over the feature-back role in St. Louis. Still bothered by a concussion he suffered in Week 12, Stacy lost a step or two with a lackluster performance against the 49ers last week. Back on the road against a Cardinals defense that, according to, is statistically the second best rushing defense in the NFL, Stacy will face plenty of problems against a physical Cardinals front seven that likes to blitz early and often. Sit the former Vanderbilt standout this week.

Start – Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots

Edelman has been a surprising commodity in fantasy leagues all season, especially early on, when Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski were both out with various injuries. Even with the two offensive weapons back, Edelman’s production has not faltered one bit. In the past two weeks, Edelman accrued a combined 18 receptions and 211 yards, recording nine receptions in each game, and plenty of targets from Tom Brady. Edelman will face a Cleveland Browns passing defense that has had plenty of problems stopping slot receivers all season. Due to the lack of depth in the secondary, one can expect Edelman to continue his surprising production late in the season.

Sit – Anquan Boldin, WR, 49ers

Boldin faces a matchup against the Seahawks in Week 14 that was less than kind to him in Week 2. In the first matchup, corner Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense held Boldin to just one reception for seven yards in Seattle in Week 2. Although the environment will be different, with the 49ers playing at home, Sherman will cause Boldin plenty of production problems in what will be a very low-scoring game. Sitting Boldin this week is the right move to make against the infamous Legion of Boom.