Week 14 Bounce Back Candidates – by Tyler Belawske

Great job on making the playoffs. Now you just need your guys to perform at their best and not throw up all over your playoff game. Unfortunately, there are players who still don’t live up to their projections each week. Some even give you fewer than 10 points.

Here are 3 players who underperformed last week but I’m confident will bounce back this week. 


Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

We all have bad weeks. Last week was Coleman’s worst game of the season, with 8 yards, 1 catch and 3 receiving yards against the Baltimore Ravens. Lucky for him and you, this week he plays against a Swiss cheese defense, the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are in a tailspin and can’t get out of their own way.

They fired their head coach, have injuries all over the place, and no hope for the playoffs. There is a good possibility that this game could be a shootout, meaning Coleman – who is great a catching the ball – could see a good volume share. Ignore last week’s failure and look at this week’s game to produce a decent fantasy floor. 


Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Don’t be scared of this week’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Last week against the New England Patriots, he had 5 catches for 49 yards after being a game time decision. Both teams are playoff hungry and will want to put it all on the line with this week. This could be a high scoring game even with those tough defenses. I expect Diggs to grab a 45+ yard touchdown this week. Start him and watch him bounce back from an off week last week. 

Photo Credit: Brad Rempel/USA Today Sports


Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears

It’s been a rocky ride this season for Burton owners, but, If you still have him on your team, keep him. He will bounce back. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel for some reason failed to get him the ball last week. The two weeks Daniel was the quarterback, Burton only had 4 catches and 28 yards.

Six out of the 10 games Burton and starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky have played together, Burton had 10 plus fantasy points. Great news: Trubisky will be back this week against the Los Angeles Rams. Start Burton for your first round playoff game. 

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears
Photo Credit: Quinn Harris/USA Today Sports

It can be frustrating when your guys don’t score more than 10 points a game. Stay strong, stay the course, and don’t worry – they will bounce back, and bounce you into that championship game. 

by Tyler Belawske– @TylerBelawske

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