If you were lucky enough to snag Ryan Fitzpatrick off the waiver wire of your 2-QB league last week and confident enough to start him you only wound up with the highest scoring fantasy quarterback of Week 13. No big deal.
If you were unlucky enough to grab and start Geno Smith instead, you ended up with the fantasy QB33 of Week 13. Yikes.
As you can see, there’s no guarantee what can happen in the world of fantasy football, as anything can happen.
This week’s waiver focus should be on only one man: Johnny Manziel.
However, I’m afraid he might already be snatched up in a majority of 2-QB leagues. Manziel was at the top of the quarterback handcuff list early in the offseason, as a hyped up rookie. The thought of RG3 redux and playing with Josh Gordon was too salivating to pass up.
If you drafted Manziel in your 2-QB league and held out this long you might finally be rewarded in Week 14, if he’s named the starter. That still hasn’t happened yet though. But we might be close.
Brian Hoyer was benched late in Week 13’s contest, but was outscored by Manziel 9.82 to 3.68. In fact, Manziel put up more fantasy points in Week 13 than Ryan Tannehill, Kyle Orton, Josh McCown, Tony Romo, Hoyer, Derek Carr, Colin Kaepernick, and Geno Smith. He was .07 fantasy points away from being QB24.
Manziel, if still hanging out on the waiver wire, should be the first quarterback you target this week. Spend all your FAAB money if you have to. There’s no reason to save it at this point.
Other quarterbacks to target this week:
Many will look at the final boxscore, see Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six passing touchdowns, and automatically deem the Texans quarterbacks worth rostering.
There should be more to that thinking though, and the major reason why you should consider Fitzpatrick is his rest of season schedule. In the next three weeks, FitzMagic takes on the Jaguars, Colts, and Ravens.
In their past four games, those three teams have combined to allow 27 passing touchdowns and have forced only eight interceptions.
The Jaguars might be a tricky matchup though, as only four quarterbacks have scored 15 or more fantasy points against them since Week 5, and they also held Andrew Luck to his lowest fantasy output of the season in Week 12.
*You might also want to consider two quarterbacks facing off against each other this week in Shaun Hill and Colt McCoy. Both quarterbacks ended the week as fantasy QB1s and have favorable schedules the rest of the season. Hill faces WAS, ARI, and NYG the next three weeks, while McCoy will take on the Rams, Giants, and Eagles. There’s a strong possibility you might be starting one or even both in your 2-QB league playoffs.