The bye weeks are behind us, meaning all healthy quarterbacks are at our disposal as we head toward the home stretch of the 2020 fantasy season. Who are the best options for the coming week? Who is too risky to trust? Let’s take a look:
- Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – at New England
- Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Tampa Bay
- Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers – at Buffalo
- Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – at Detroit
- Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
- Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Philadelphia
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Chicago
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Las Vegas
- Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Kansas City
- Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders – at Atlanta
- Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints – at Denver
- Cam Newton – New England Patriots – vs. Arizona
- Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
- Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
- Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Tennessee
- Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins – at New York Jets
- Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – at Jacksonville
- Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Carolina
- Alex Smith – Washington Football – at Dallas
- Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – at Indianapolis
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Houston
- Daniel Jones – New York Giants – at Cincinnati
- Andy Dalton – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
- Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – vs. San Francisco
- While New England entered Week 11 as a solid defense against opposing QB, they were torched by Deshaun Watson and company to the tune of 344 yards and 2 TD. That comes a week after Lamar Jackson got yhrm for them for 249 yards and 2 TD in Week 10 and watching the Jets toss 3 TD against them in Week 9. In other words they no longer look like a scary matchup, slotting Kyler Murray as the top option once again.
- Speaking of Watson, he’s now rushed for 25+ yards for six straight weeks and has 11 TD vs. 0 INT over his past five games. Taking on a Detroit defense that allowed P.J. Walker to throw for 258 yards in Week 11, how could he not considered among the best options in the league?
- Did anyone expect Justin Herbert to emerge this far this quickly? He set a career high in passing yards against the Jets, tossing for 366 yards and 3 TD. He’s now thrown for 2+ TD in seven straight games, including five games with at least 3 TD. This week he takes on a Buffalo defense that entered Week 11 having allowed the fifth most points per week to opposing QB, so what’s there not to like?
- The Pittsburgh Steelers are among the elite defenses in the league in 2020, entering Week 11 as having allowed the fewest points per week to opposing QB (and they only improved on that, stifling Jacksonville and forcing 4 INT). That doesn’t make for a good outlook for Lamar Jackson, who hasn’t thrown for more than 2 TD in a game since Week 1 and has five games with 1 TD or fewer. His legs do save him, but Jackson is nothing more than a low-end QB1 at this point.
- Matt Ryan was abysmal in Week 11 (232 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT), but things should get significantly better when taking on the Raiders in Week 12. Don’t give up on him so quickly.
- Derek Carr showed off his potential against the Chiefs in Week 11 (275 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT) and now draws an Atlanta defense that has struggled mightily against opposing QB this season (Taysom Hill threw for 233 yards in Week 11). Carr isn’t someone that you’d generally fire up as a QB1, but for this week he should be on radars.
Sources – ESPN, NFL.com
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