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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 14

We made it to the first week of the fantasy playoffs, folks! If you’re reading this, I’m assuming that you made it in, so congratulations! You never know what COVID will bring the NFL this week, so you’ll need to pay close attention to the news leading all the way up to game day. For you folks who are new here, I like to inform you all about the QB2 and TE2 players who can exploit a good matchup (and those who may let you down in a bad matchup, as well). Let’s go ahead and jump into some quarterbacks and tight ends who have good and bad matchups for Week 14.

Quarterbacks

Good Matchups

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee (at Jacksonville)

Tannehill has been a quality streamer for many this year, and he will be yet again this week. He will be facing Jacksonville, the second-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. It looked as if Tannehill was going to be a dud in Week 13 against Cleveland, but he almost rallied Tennessee back to a victory on his way to three passing touchdowns. Kirk Cousins just threw for three touchdowns against Jacksonville in Week 13, and its offense has been better with Mike Glennon at the helm (just look below). Tannehill is a fantastic option for the first week of the playoffs.

Mike Glennon, Jacksonville (vs. Tennessee)

As mentioned above, Glennon has been much better than expected as Jacksonville’s starter. This play is meant for deeper leagues, but you may find yourself desperate this week and Glennon could be of service to you. Tennessee is the fifth-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks, and Baker Mayfield just torched this secondary for four touchdowns (and no interceptions). This game has shootout written all over it, so Glennon could be a nice desperation play in Week 14.

Bad Matchup

Cam Newton, New England (at Los Angeles Rams)

Newton has been a quality starter for many fantasy squads out there, but that will not be the case this week. The Rams are the second-worst matchup for opposing quarterbacks, and they have stifled just about anyone that opposes them (most recently Kyler Murray). You may think it’s going to be OK due to Newton’s rushing prowess, but don’t get cute. You should find an alternative option at quarterback for the first week of the playoffs if your plan as of now is to start Newton.

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Ryan is a fantasy football enthusiast who specializes in redraft and dynasty leagues. He lives in Yorktown, VA with his beautiful wife and three kids. Feel free to ask him any and everything regarding fantasy football on twitter. It's all about winning that fantasy football championship, Sharks!