It always seems that the football season passes in the blink of an eye, and while 2020 has been a season like no other that is one thing that’s been no different. For many Week 14 marks the start of the fantasy playoffs, only adding to the pressure on every decision. Who are the quarterbacks that should be trusted? Who is far too risky to buy into? Let’s take a look:
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Detroit
- Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Miami
- Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – at Chicago
- Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. New York Jets
- Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Atlanta
- Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – at New York Giants
- Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – at Jacksonville
- Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
- Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – vs. Pittsburgh
- Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Minnesota
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Buffalo
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Los Angeles Chargers
- Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – at Las Vegas
- Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – at Tampa Bay
- Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints – at Philadelphia
- Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers – vs. Denver
- Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – vs. Baltimore
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Green Bay
- Andy Dalton – Dallas Cowboys – at Cincinnati
- Cam Newton – New England Patriots – at Los Angeles Rams
- Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – vs. New England
- Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders – vs. Indianapolis
- Sam Darnold – New York Jets – at Seattle
- Mitchell Trubisky – Chicago Bears – vs. Houston
- Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins – vs. Kansas City
- Does anyone believe the Detroit Lions can slow down Aaron Rodgers and company? He’s thrown for multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season, and has nine games with at least 3 TD. His 36 TD lead the league and Detroit entered the week having allowed 23 TD to opposing QB (they only allowed the Bears to connect on 1 passing TD, this week though that doesn’t say much).
- The Chicago Bears have generally been a solid defense this season, but they’ve allowed 7 TD to opposing QB over the past two weeks. That matchup should yield more big results for Deshaun Watson, after he proved he can produce gaudy numbers even with a questionable receiving corps (341 yards in Week 13). Don’t make the mistake of downgrading him.
- While we will have a hard time sitting Josh Allen (vs. Pittsburgh) and Kyler Murray (at New York Giants), the matchups obviously prove difficult. While it’s hard to envision the Giants stopping Murray, after they contained Russell Wilson in Week 13 it’s fair to be skeptical.
- It’s easy to buy into the hot rookie, but we have to remember that there will be bumps along the way. We saw that for Justin Herbert in Week 13, as the Patriots held him to 26-53 with 209 yards, 0 TD and 2 INT. It was a highly disappointing performance, but it’s fair to expect a rebound against the Falcons who entered Week 13 having allowed the most points per week to opposing QB (before allowing a pair of TD passes to Taysum Hill and the Saints).
- The Las Vegas Raiders allowed Sam Darnold to throw for 2 TD in Week 13. What does that mean for the prospects of Phillip Rivers? He may not be a must start, but he needs to be on QB1 radars.
Sources – NFL.com, ESPN
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