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Editor’s note: Welcome to Week 14! We’re handling Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em column a bit differently this season. You’re still getting the same in-depth analysis as always, we’re just presenting a bit differently, in an effort to get it out to you earlier in the day. This column takes a long time to write, and in the past, we’ve usually gotten it out to you in the evening. This year, we’re going to publish it position-by-position, to get it into your hands quicker. Here’s Jamey’s take on quarterbacks for this week.
Don’t worry: If you want the classic Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em, we’ll still be publishing that at the end of the day with every position included. For now, here’s quarterback.
Projections are provided by SportsLine.com. Projected points are for PPR leagues.
- Dak Prescott (vs. PHI): Prescott scored 22 Fantasy points at Philadelphia in Week 10, and four of the past six opposing quarterbacks against the Eagles have scored at least 21 points. He’s now scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four of his past seven games, and he’s worth using in two-quarterback leagues in Week 14.
- Ryan Tannehill (vs. NE): In two games since returning from a five-game absence with a shoulder injury, Tannehill has been good with 21 Fantasy points in both games against the Colts and Bills. He has five passing touchdowns over that span, and he’s worth using in two-quarterback leagues in Week 14 against the Patriots. Now, Tannehill was miserable in Week 4 at New England with no Fantasy points, but he’s averaging 23 Fantasy points in three home games this season. And five of the past eight opposing quarterbacks against the Patriots have scored at least 22 Fantasy points.
- Nick Mullens (vs. DEN): Mullens is only worth using as a deep sleeper in two-quarterback leagues, but he just had 26 Fantasy points at Seattle in Week 13. And this week he gets a Denver defense down standout cornerback Chris Harris (broken leg), which is a huge void in this secondary. Four of the past five opposing quarterbacks against the Broncos have scored at least 21 Fantasy points, and Mullens could get to about 18 points with a similar showing to what he produced in Seattle.
We’re going to stick with the same theme in this spot that we’ve had for the past two weeks with Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, and that’s be wary of quarterbacks against the Vikings. A big reason why is Minnesota pass rusher Everson Griffen. In the seven games he’s played this season, the Vikings have been dominant against opposing quarterbacks, including Jimmy Garoppolo, Rodgers twice, Brees, Matthew Stafford, Mitchell Trubisky and Brady. Those quarterbacks have averaged just 12.4 Fantasy points against Minnesota, with none scoring more than 17 points. Now, Wilson has been amazing all season and has scored at least 23 Fantasy points in eight games in a row, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he scores fewer than 20 points this week given the matchup. I have Wilson ranked as a low-end Fantasy starter in Week 14.
So who should you sit and start? And what shocking quarterback could win you Week 14? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy football rankings for every single position, and see which shocking QB finishes in the top 10 this week, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season.