Quarterbacks: Week 14
- Matthew Strafford (DET): Stafford’s facing an awful Vikings defense that’s ranked 29th in the league against the pass. Expect him to shake off his recent struggles.
Josh Freeman(TB): The Jags defense only looks good against lower tier QB’s. They struggled against Philip Rivers on Monday night and if Freeman starts, he’ll have a solid game too.
Rex Grossman(WAS): Grossman is always capable of making a few mistakes, but he’ll make up for it with enough big plays against a poor Patriots secondary.
Cam Newton(CAR): Atlanta’s defense is better against the run than the pass. Newton can do both well. Advantage Newton.
Carson Palmer(OAK): The Packers score so often and so quickly, opponents get a lot of time on offense. They also take such big leads, opponents have to pass to catch up. That’s good news for Palmer owners.
- Colt McCoy (CLE): The Steelers have the 3rd ranked pass defense, so don’t start McCoy, even if you’re desperate.
- Sam Bradford (STL): There’s no dome in Seattle anymore and it’s December. Look for Bradford to struggle against a defense that held him to only 188 yards passing three weeks ago.
- Joe Flacco (BAL): We normally tell you to start anyone who is playing the Colts, but not Flacco. He’s failed to reach 200 yards passing the last 2 weeks and only threw 1 touchdown.
- Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): The Browns have the best pass defense in football and the Steelers know it. That’s why they’ll run Rashard Mendenhall more than usual.
- Andy Dalton (CIN): The rookie will have a tough time against one of the best all-around defenses in football. The Texans are ranked 2nd in points allowed and 4th overall against the pass.