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December 9, 2013

Week 14 Recap: We know nothing

— I enjoy being a fantasy football analyst after a week like this.

It's not as enjoyable as guessing correctly on every pick, but there were a lot of performances that laughed at the rankings, projections, matchups and every other tool we use to "predict" outcomes.

We're like weathermen. Bad weathermen. Go to www.fantasypros.com and check out their accuracy. The best of the best comes in at 65 percent.

We're not going to stop playing and we're not going to stop trying to predict the best players with the tools we have at our disposal.

Let's take a look at some of the highs and lows from this week:

1. Shady Unstoppable

Exhibit 1 in the ridiculousness referred to in the intro. The Lions hadn't allowed a rushing touchdown to a running back since Matt Forte in Week 4. They hadn't allowed more than 37 yards rushing to any running back since Eddie Lacy in Week 5. They haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher all season despite facing Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy and Matt Forte.

In a blizzard, LeSean McCoy popped a 40-yard TD and a 57-yard TD en route to a franchise record 217 yards on 29 carries.

Blech.

2. Patriots defense kicks an extra point

Well, they didn't actually kick an extra point, but their top matchup, low price in daily leagues and predicted top performance by virtually every fantasy expert on the planet earned us all the equivalent of an extra point.

Against Cleveland.

Blech.

3. Vote Josh Gordon for top-5 WR in 2014

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon followed up his record-breaking second consecutive 200-yard receiving performance in Week 13 with a 151-yard, 1-TD performance. He caught seven-of-10 passes thrown his way and broke an 80-yarder.

Gordon has 1,400 yards and eight touchdowns. 

And he was suspended for the first two games of the season.

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