Not only are the fantasy football playoffs coming, but so is Christmas. So, along with our typical week 14 rankings, sleepers and start/sit tips, we’ve got Christmas carols. In case you missed it last year, I put together a list of the 10 Best Christmas Songs, Best Christmas Cookies, Best Christmas TV Shows, and Best Christmas Movies, all of which you can find here (#CheckTheLink). Well, let’s be a little mischievous this year. Not as naughty or nice and make the top 20 Christmas songs of all time!
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AVAILABLE TO START: Jared Goff, DET — Goff is looking forward to two nice games that just so happened to be at home. Goff is better indoors, making 18 of 19 shots inside (nine games). Goff was 277-1-1 with 13.9 fantasy points the last time he faced the Vikings, and it was a road game. Goff is worth the risk at home in a nice matchup and when all of his receivers are healthy…although I feel like I’m running into this gambling bug again.
POSSIBLE STARTER: D’Onta Foreman, CAR — Foreman sounding ready to go after a flurry of 118, 118, 130 and 113 yards rushing in his four games with 15+ carries before the Panthers’ bye is reason to be excited. Seahawks can’t stop the run — remember Josh Jacobs in Week 12? — and just let Cam Akers put up a 17-60-2 rushing line. Foreman is not only a possible starter, but a must-start in Week 14. Chuba Hubbard is a very fly game if you need this matchup.
HAIL MARY BEGINNING: Raheem Mostert, MIA “Who knows what’s going on with Jeff Wilson and Mostert?” Yes, the Dolphins fell behind quickly last week, but that doesn’t justify Wilson being taken out of the game at all. Regardless, we have two reasons this week, but even more so Mostert. The Chargers are also very vulnerable against run defenders, but their offense is strong enough to keep pace with the Dolphins or even surprise them with an early lead. If Week 13 is any indication, that would mean more Mostert and a possible top-20 finish.
AVAILABLE TO START: Zay Jones, JAX — Jones had fantasy grades of 10.8 and 20.0 in the two weeks leading up to the Lions’ collapse. He still saw seven targets last week, and the game against the Titans could help Jones rebound. The Titans have given up the fourth-most touchdowns (170), second-most yards (2,308 yards) and most touchdowns (17) this year.
AVAILABLE TO START: Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy, DEN – If Sutton can play, he’s in for a solid game, and if not, Jeudy could move into the top 30. The Chiefs are in the top 10 in receptions and yards, but what’s even more appealing is that they’ve allowed the second-most completions, which helps receivers start the week even with average yards.
HILL MARY START: Van Jefferson, Larry – The Raiders face the Rams, and while there’s almost nothing to like about this team, Van Jefferson is a great desperation play. He has 19-11-136-2 in his last four games. Okay, yes, those yards are brutal. But here’s a hope (and a prayer…and a letter to Santa…) that would help Jefferson score 10 points and finish in the Top 30.
And with that GIF, be sure to check out Violent Night!
- Fun and inventive action
- The harbor is amazing
- Kind of a good feeling
- Totally funny
- Transfer moods
- A real action Christmas movie unlike Die Hard… See it! 8.5/10
HAIL MARY BEGINNING: Chigoziem Okonkwo, TEN — Bless you joke, but Okonkwo is 10-7-103 over the last two games, good enough for TE16 (#BanTEOnlySpots). Even allowing just four touchdowns on the year, the Jaguars still allow the 13th-highest FPPG in “hard hitting” and have the eighth-best APA in Week 14.
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The worst Christmas songs
As mentioned in the introduction (but in case you missed all of that)… and in case you missed last year… I’ve compiled the best Christmas songs, the best Christmas cookies, the best Christmas TV episodes, and the best Christmas movies. can be found here (#CheckTheLink). This year, continuing the bad versions that started at Thanksgiving, these are the worst Christmas songs of all time, ranked!
- All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth “Is that Toul from South Park?” The melody is almost as unbearable as the voice and chattering teeth.
- I want a hippopotamus for Christmas – The most annoying voice, melody and nonsensical lyrics.
- Do they know it’s Christmas? – You know why.
- Here We Go A-ramped – Somehow one minute and 12 seconds seem like hours.
- Donkey Dominykas “If that’s what you like, we can’t be friends… and there’s Italian in my family, so don’t go with it.”
- Christmas shoes — That’s what I want… depressing Christmas carols from a procrastinating dude.
- maria do you know – It feels like a church hymn. Also, we never hear from Mary.
- The grandmother was run over by a deer “Prove Santa is real by celebrating grandma getting trampled by animals?” Of course.
- What kind of child is this? – What Christmas song is this? It feels like a wannabe witcher ballad snooze fest.
- Baby, it’s cold outside — It’s more about tricking someone into staying, not about Christmas.
- Santa Claus – A weirdly sexualized Christmas song that also makes a woman sound like a gold digger? The 50s were strange.
- Merry Christmas, the war is over – So, it’s NOT Christmas. Sheesh. At the end, the children could feel the haunted atmosphere of the hall.
- This is Christmas for me – I don’t hate a cappella music, but this music is weird and doesn’t even feel like Christmas.
- Chipmunk song “Maybe once at Christmas is fine.” Maybe be. Anything more and it causes a headache.
- Feliz Navidad — More annoying than a child saying: “Hey, look, look, hey, hey, hey, look!”
- The Little Drummer — I don’t know what’s more annoying… endless versions of this song or “par-rum, pum-pum-pum”.
- Angels we heard on high – Glorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Ah. And why do we care about Ex Chelsea Day?
- The first Noel – Long, slow, repetitive. No need hatred hate it, but like the chipmunks, once I hear it, I’m good for a month.
- Hark the Herald Angels sing – It really annoys people. I’m not hatred the classics (A Christmas Carol is my all-time favorite) and Hark can do my List because I sang it every year, over and over, in school and acted it out as a kid…plus I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas about twice a year.
- It’s a wonderful Christmas time – Thanks again Ryan George for pointing out the hilarious absurdity.
Paul McCartney’s A Wonderful Christmas Time is about friends who practice witchcraft, but then someone walks in and they suddenly have to play it cool. pic.twitter.com/0FscqecVzW
— Ryan George (@theryangeorge) in 2019 December 11
And don’t forget about the quirks A winter wonderland and Frosty the Snowmanit’s fun though.
Feel free to add your most hated songs or your favorites for fun…Give me all the fun, fun!
Desmond Ridder News Sidebar:
With Ridder taking over in Atlanta, he has similar fantasy football potential to Tyler Huntley with a higher ceiling. If you don’t need Huntley, I’d take Ridder because Lamar Jackson should be back. Here’s what I said about Ridder before the NFL Draft.
+ Good eyes for manipulation and reading; good shots in the downfield and outside; great upside with strong pocket presence
– Hand speed/slower mechanics allow defenders to time and hit passes; the zipper for the small window is missing; questionable place – may be taken over
= Ridder has enough rushing potential to push him into high-end QB2 territory with lower ceiling passing potential (more in the 4K, mid-20 TD range) similar to Russell Wilson when he ran more.
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