Before we get into this week’s QB2 streaming recommendations, let’s go over what transpired in the world of fake football last week. Our streaming options during Turkey Week were Mark Sanchez, Shaun Hill, and Ryan Tannehill.
Here’s how they performed:
Sanchez and Hill both finishing as QB1s was a welcome sight, but Tannehill ending the week as a QB3 was not. Who would have thought Hill would have been the better option out of he and Tannehill?
Let’s get on with the rest of the show…
Week 14 QB2 Circle of Trust
Johnny Manziel vs. IND
If Johnny Manziel starts at quarterback this week vs. the Indianapolis Colts I would put him at the top of my streaming list. Rushing quarterbacks tend to have a higher floor and ceiling thanks to how easy it is to grab cheap fantasy points through the ground.
And the Colts team is known to give up some rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks, as six quarterbacks have rushed for at least 10 yards in a game against them this year. Charlie Whitehurst‘s 40 rushing yards was the most in Week 4, and I think it’s safe to say Manziel is a better runner than Whitehurst.
Also in Manziel’s favor is that he might go up against a Colts team without its best defensive player in CB Vontae Davis, who is going through the concussion protocol this week.
Manziel’s rushing ability (he scored a rushing touchdown in Week 13) + Josh Gordon vs. a possibly Vontae Davis-less Colts defense could lead to a very productive fantasy day for the rookie signal caller, if he’s unleashed.
One other thing to keep in mind is game script. The Colts are usually favored to score plenty of points every week, forcing other teams to catch up in the passing game or go throw-for-throw vs. Andrew Luck.
On the year, the Colts are allowing the most passing attempts/game (41.2) and are seeing an average of 32.7 pass attempts thrown against them/game their last three games. That’s just one more factor that could bode well for Manziel’s Week 14 fantasy prospects.
Teddy Bridgewater vs. New York Jets
It’s become routine to list whichever quarterback is facing the New York Jets in this space most weeks. Sometimes it works (almost every week) and sometimes it doesn’t (last week – Ryan Tannehill).
Bridgewater has strung together a couple of respectable fantasy weeks in a row, and it could be three straight vs. the Jets this week.
Ryan Tannehill‘s zero-touchdown day was the first time that happened this year vs. the Jets, and it was also the first time an opposing quarterback scored single-digit fantasy points.
Bridgewater is averaging slightly over 17 fantasy points/game his last two outings, and his rushing capabilities boosts his floor. He’s also facing a Jets defense that, despite allowing zero passing touchdowns last week, is tied for first in the league for the most passing touchdowns allowed this year, with 27. The Jets are also tied for forcing the fewest interceptions on the year, with four.
Shaun Hill @ WAS
The fewest fantasy points an opposing quarterback has scored vs. Washington in the last four weeks was 14.64 by Colin Kaepernick in Week 12. During that span, every signal caller to face Washington has thrown for at least 250 passing yards and one touchdown.
The Washington defense is sporting a 26:5 passing touchdown to interception ratio on the season, with that number sitting at 9:2 their past four outings.
Hill is coming off his best game of the year, scoring three total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing) and put up 21.42 fantasy points vs. Oakland. Chasing the points with Hill could lead to another week of fantasy goodness.
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