These players saw their fantasy values increase or decrease most based on their performances in Week 14:
RB Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles: Running behind a patchwork offensive line against a very tough New Orleans defense, Sanders looked like a world-beating starting running back with his 136 total yards and two rushing touchdowns. With Arizona and Dallas up next, the best could be yet to come.
RB Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams: We have been waiting all season for the Rams to commit to one runner. It has been a frustrating process as one week it's Darrell Henderson, the next it is Malcolm Brown. Finally, after Akers gained over 200 yards from scrimmage against a reeling New England team, the Rams have found their starting running back. Right?
Colts running back Jonathan Taylor shredded the Raiders for a career-high 165 total yards and two touchdowns. (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)
RB Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts: Remember last month when Nyheim Hines was the hot pickup of the week because of Taylor's struggles? In each of the last three games, Taylor has totaled over 100 yards combined, the latest a whopping 165 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns. With the Houston Texans up next, he may put up a number even bigger than that.
WR Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills: Diggs isn't a sleeper in fantasy but he has cemented himself as a must-start fantasy star after a 10-catch, 130-yard performance against Pittsburgh. He has had 10 receptions in three out of his last four games.
QB Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears: There were several better-performing quarterbacks in Week 14 but none increased his fantasy value as much as Trubisky did with his three-TD performance against Houston. With Minnesota and Jacksonville up next and still a lot to prove, Trubisky is suddenly primed to help fantasy managers through their playoff runs.
WR Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team: It's probably more an indictment of Washington's musical quarterbacks this season than McLaurin, but he now has had back-to-back games with just two receptions. The most recent of his three touchdown receptions on the season came back in Week 9 against the Giants.
RB Benny Snell Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers: Snell looked like an every-down back after racking up 93 yards in Week 12 against Baltimore. With James Conner healthy, Snell went back to second-fiddle, carrying the ball just three times with no targets in the passing game.
RB Ty Johnson, New York Jets: Last week's waiver-wire darling didn't quite pan out once Frank Gore passed his concussion protocol checks. Johnson went right back to the bench with just 16 rushing yards and no receptions.
RB Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals: In what was a dream matchup against Dallas' 31st-ranked run defense, Bernard fumbled on the first carry of the game and was benched until the third quarter.
TE Evan Engram, New York Giants: Opposing defenses have learned to keep an extra eye on Engram. After his season-best performance three weeks ago (six receptions, 129 yards), Engram has totaled just 50 receiving yards the past two weeks.
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