Week 14 Quarterbacks on the Slide in 2-QB Leagues:
A quarterback a number of 2-QB owners might have QB2-streamed their way to the playoffs with was Mike Glennon, and for that, many thank you cards should be sent to Glennon.
However, the good times, as they say, can’t always roll, and Glennon’s 3.5 standard fantasy points in Week 13 might be a sign of things to come for Glennon’s rest of the season.
The next three games for Glennon during the fantasy playoffs see him square off against the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and St. Louis Rams.
Glennon was playing fairy well this fantasy season, scoring at least 15 fantasy points in each of his games, minus two, and for somebody that was plucked off the waiver wire in many 2-QB leagues, you couldn’t be disappointed in his overall performance.
Sadly, it’ll be hard to insert Glennon into your 2-QB lineup during the playoffs, and for the owners who thought he would be nothing but a bench QB3 stash, you got everything you could out of the third round rookie draft pick.
The days of #FreeMikeGlennon are over, and if you made the playoffs because of him, be thankful for how far Glennon took you.
There’s not much that can really be said about Geno Smith’s play of late, but the Jets rookie quarterback should be thankful there’s not a more capable back-up quarterback on the Jets’ depth chart or else he’d permanently be on the bench.
Just look at some of the more recent stats associated with Smith’s name:
-Zero passing touchdowns in his last five games.
-Eight interceptions in his last five games.
-10.1 quarterback passer rating in Week 11 was the lowest since the game Mark Sanchez threw five touchdowns against the Bills back in 2009.
-Has completed a grand total of 29 passes in his last four games. Tom Brady completed that many passes in Week 13 alone.
-In two of his past three games he has scored negative fantasy points.
The Jets know what they have in Smith right now, and that’s a rookie quarterback with no weapons. They also know their back-up quarterback, Matt Simms, is worse than Smith, and their third string quarterback is a 35-year-old David Garrard, who hasn’t thrown a meaningful pass since 2010.
Smith might have been a QB2 streaming consideration for a few weeks early in the season, but it’s hard to trust him during the playoffs, even with a decent match-up versus the Raiders this week.
After posting back-to-back games of three passing touchdown performances and zero interceptions, Luck has thrown a combined two touchdowns and five interceptions in his last four games.
If it wasn’t for a rushing touchdown in Week 11 versus the Titans, Luck would have also scored under 14 fantasy points in each of those four weeks.
Luck faces the Bengals this week, and while their defense has been battling injures this season, they have still been able to hold fantasy quarterbacks in check this year. In their past five games, the highest scoring fantasy quarterback point total against the Bengals came from Ryan Tannehill.
In Week 9, Tannehill was able to score over 14 fantasy points against the Bengals, but that total was helped by a rushing touchdown. Other than back-to-back 20+ fantasy days from Thaddeus Lewis and Matthew Stafford, the Bengals have held every other quarterback they have faced this year to under 20 fantasy points.
I wouldn’t feel good having to start Luck this week, and if you were unable to land one of the top waiver wire quarterbacks such as Josh McCown or Ryan Fitzpatrick, and are forced to start Luck this week, hope that Pep Hamilton is able to come up with a game plan to stop the defense orchestrated by Rich Hribar’s fantasy man crush, Mike Zimmer.
*Stats used in this article from FantasyData.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, 4for4, and Yahoo! Fantasy Sports
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