December 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM #64968Ray MonohanKeymaster
Week 14 DFS Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings – Fan Duel
The NFL Regular Season is officially in its stretch drive – there are a ton of teams with a whole lot to play for the final four weeks of the year! There is a lot going on in the world of Fantasy Football as well. All of us are officially in playoff-mode – there is zero room for error from here on.
Having an elite Fantasy QB is a serious luxury going forward – the Cam Newtons and Tom Bradys of the world bring us a huge sense of confidence while the Peyton Mannings and Matt Ryans bring us gastro-intestinal pain. Meanwhile the Jameis Winstons and the Marcus Mariotas provide interesting conundrums for their owners as we head into Week 14.
So which Quarterbacks can we trust this week? Let’s take a look at the top 5 Fantasy QB plays for Week 14.
1. Cam Newton, Panthers
The captain of the only undefeated team in the NFL gets a delicious matchup this week at home against the free-falling Atlanta Falcons. Newton is absolutely on FIRE – he has five TD passes in his last two games and has rushed for a score in both games over that span. Newton has been a lock for 240 or so yards per game and 2TDs to go along with around 50 yards rushing and a TD as well. There is absolutely nothing to suggest a dropoff from those numbers is imminent this week. In fact he should realistically eclipse those numbers in what should be a cakewalk for his club. Newton is as reliable as they come right now – my bet is that he is a top 5 QB producer this week.
2. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
Speaking of players on FIRE – how about Russell Wilson who gets the pleasure of taking on one of the worst defenses in the game – Baltimore. Wilson has tossed an incredible 11 TDs in his last three games and has scored on the ground over that span as well. Everything is clicking right now. After 274 yards and 3 TDs against a good Minnesota team, this week will seem like a picnic for Wilson who should hit 250-270 yards passing with another 3 scores. I also like him to add around 50 yards rushing and another possible TD on the ground. For those of you who waited on Russell this year – it is finally starting to pay off at the perfect time.
3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
I know that it is pretty hard to trust Rodgers to be that elite guy right now but don’t panic. He should be fired up this week after single-handedly taking his team to victory last week. He threw for 273 yards and a couple of TDs and looked somewhat out of sync the whole game. But this is Aaron Rodgers we are talking about. I expect his receivers to be better this week and for his running game to at least help Rodgers out at times. I like Aaron to approach 300 yards this week with 2-3 TDs. He should also be good for 15-25 yards rushing in what should be an easy win for Green Bay.
4. Carson Palmer, Cardinals
Palmer and the Cardinals get the Minnesota Vikings at the perfect time – the Vikes are battered on defense and licking their wounds after getting exposed by Seattle last week. How good has Palmer been? He has eight 300+ yard games this year and hasn’t been below 275 yards in any home game this season. Simply out the Cards WILL throw the ball and they WILL be effective with all of their pass-catching weapons. Anything less than 300 yards would be a disappointment. I am also expecting 3 TDs in a Cardinals victory.
5. Tom Brady, Patriots
Tom Brady at #5? It’s true. His offensive line hasn’t been great and now he faces the task of taking on JJ Watt and the Houston Texans with a still-banged up receiving corp. Still this is Tom Brady we are talking about! He has thrown at least 2 TDs in every game but one this year and is coming off a ho-hum 312 yard effort in a loss against the Eagles – he ran for a score in that game as well. A pissed off Brady is a dangerous one – I expect him to take out his frustrations this week. He may not be an absolute monster this week but 300 yards and 2-3 scores certainly isn’t out of the question.
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