With your playoff run on the line, make sure you have double-checked your lineups for this Sunday as the NFL continues week 12 which started with the Saints and Falcons on Thursday Night. If you find yourself scrambling at the QB position this week due to injury or you’re just looking for a better option, here are 5 options that normally aren’t locked in as starters but make good plays this week.
They are in the general that I would play them this week although it definitely depends on who is available in your league. If you have roster specific questions for this week, find me on twitter @ZT_Sports
Here are five who are typically non-starters in fantasy football who can help you today:
Mike Glennon-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Lions got shredded last week by Big Ben who threw the ball all over the field and mostly into the end zone leading the big Pittsburgh comeback. This week, Glennon gets that same secondary as he continues to grow into an NFL starter. Last week he threw for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Falcons, so he’s in good form coming into this favorable matchup which him a decent option if you’re looking for a QB typically outside the top ten.
Carson Palmer-Arizona Cardinals
Palmer has been playing much better lately including a franchise record day last week against Jacksonville. This week, he and Arizona host the Colts who have struggled against QB’s this season allowing at least one passing touchdown in their last six games and 12 overall during that time span. At home, against a beatable defense, and playing in good form are great reasons for you to look for Palmer if you need QB help this week.
Case Keenum-Houston Texans
Keenum was benched by Gary Kubiak last week, but will get the start this week against the struggling Jaguars who allowed Palmer’s big game last week. Keenum has nice weapons at WR and should be able to exploit the Jags D making him a solid one-week play as well.
Josh McCown-Chicago Bears
McCown and the Bears travel to St. Louis and McCown will get the start again in place of Jay Cutler. McCown has been inconsistent but hasn’t thrown an interception, and on the fast track of the Jones Dome he should be able to connect on some long plays and end up with a solid final line.
Matthew McGloin-Oakland Raiders
McGloin has the track record of just one game and now faces the tough Tennessee defense. He was a huge surprise last week throwing for 197 yards and three scores. He’s probably due for a bit of regression, but he will be starting at home which makes him a “Hail Mary” play at QB in dual-QB leagues. He most likely won’t come up empty, but may not finish with numbers as good as last week’s.
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