Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 14 QB's to Start


Nov 24, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) looks to pass the ball against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback is where you’ll find some of the biggest stars of this year’s fantasy football season, but you may still be looking for a starter if you’ve manage to get into the playoffs without an elite option or are playing in a consolation bracket of some kind. Here are five QBs in good matchups who should exceed expectations this week:

Josh McCown-Chicago Bears

McCown gets another start as Jay Cutler continues his recovery and will be in a great matchup on Monday Night Football as he takes on the Cowboys. Dallas has allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing QB’s on the season, and McCown comes in fresh off a couple of great weeks. He threw for over 350 yards in each of the last two games with a pair of touchdowns each week.

Joe Flacco-Baltimore Ravens

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) reaches for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at M

Flacco hasn’t been near McCown’s production, but he has been trending the right direction. He’s been over 250 yards the last two weeks and has an extremely favorable matchup against Minnesota. The Vikings have allowed more points to opposing QB’s than any other team in the NFL and have been especially miserable lately.

Carson Palmer-Arizona Cardinals

Palmer and the Cards face the Rams for the second time this season. Back in week 1, he threw for 327 yards and two touchdowns against St. Louis. He comes in riding a hot streak as well with 300+ yards in three straight games and multiple touchdowns in five in a row. As hot as he’s been, the Rams defense has been horrible. St. Louis has allowed 4 passing TDs in the last three games and 275 yards or more in each of those games.

Ryan Fitzpatrick-Tennessee Titans

Fitzpatrick has thrown for six TDs and run for two more in the last four games since taking over for Jake Locker. Last week he threw three picks against the Colts, but he had been able to avoid them to that point. This week, he and the Titans head to the Rockies to take on Denver who has given up the 6th-most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. Denver’s allowed multiple passing TDs in three straight games and has been beatable late when they’re way ahead and in their prevent defense.

Matt McGloin-Oakland Raiders

McGloin threw for 255 yards on Thanksgiving although he didn’t throw a TD. He’s still been pretty effective since taking over for Oakland as starting QB. The Raiders are taking on the Jets this week whose defense has been erratic but has proven beatable through the air allowing 12 passing TDs in their last five games  and 245 yards or more in each of those games.

 

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