Welcome to Week 14! Hopefully you’ve already locked up a playoff berth, if not, best of luck to you this week. We’ve got some movement on and off of the ‘Studs’ list this week, so come inside and let’s take a look.
Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia: Freeman, who has thrown multiple touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games gets a dream matchup versus an Eagles defense that has allowed multiple touchdown passes in six straight games. The Philadelphia defense has been relatively stout versus the run having allowed only one rushing touchdown in the last four weeks while only allowing three total rushing touchdowns on the season. This should force the Bucs in to more of a passing mode.
Brandon Weeden, Cleveland vs. Kansas City: Coming off of a very emotional win in Week 13 the Chiefs will travel to Cleveland to face a Browns team that has been very inconsistent on offense. But after shredding the Oakland defense for 364 yards passing on the road last week look for Weeden to pass for 225-plus yards and at least two touchdowns as he’ll be facing the third worst defense in fantasy versus the pass.
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Tennessee: Coming off a Week 13 game in which he was just magical down the stretch in leading the Colts to a come from behind victory, Luck will get a tasty matchup versus a Titans defense that has allowed multiple touchdown passes in nine out of 12 games this year. Although Luck has a 17:16 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the season, he has a 13:6 ratio at home.
Philip Rivers, San Diego at Pittsburgh: Rivers, who has thrown only one touchdown pass in his last two games, will be facing a Steelers defense that has only allowed two touchdown passes in its last five games and only five in its last eight. The Steelers are the No. 1 defense in fantasy versus quarterbacks. I think I’ve made my point.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo vs. St. Louis: Fitzpatrick, who has thrown zero touchdown passes in four games this year, will be going up against a Cardinals defense that hasn’t allowed a touchdown pass in its last two games and has only allowed two touchdown passes in its last four games.
Any Cardinals Quarterback at Seattle: Seattle is the fourth best defense in fantasy versus quarterbacks and prior to last week had only allowed one touchdown pass in its previous three games. Be it Kolb or Lindley, neither should be in your starting lineup.