Fantasy Football Week 14 QB Sleepers
If you are rolling with QB sleepers in the first round of the fantasy football playoffs, then hats off to you. That’s a ballsy commitment to the craft of ensuring that you do not have a weekly quality QB on your roster. As always, these QB sleepers are available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with one guy available in at least 90%. The ownership percentages for these QB sleepers are as of Wednesday morning when waivers ran. So if they’re not correct, don’t fact check me.
Lamar Jackson at Kansas City (40% owned)
Lamar Jackson keeps figuring out new and different ways to be a not-so-great NFL quarterback who ends the week as a quality fantasy football sleeper option. This week he continues his run as one of my QB sleepers, as he is yet to finish outside the top-fourteen at the position. Last week, he managed to be a bad real-life QB (12/21, 125 passing yards), but his running (75 yards and a touchdown) made him a quality option. This week, he gets a Kansas City defense that allows the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, including an inexplicable 285 yards and three passing TDs to Derek Carr last weekend. It feels like you start with 10 fantasy points from Jackson’s legs, and go from there, but that might be true this weekend. The Chiefs, who have allowed seven passing touchdowns to quarterbacks over the last couple of weeks might finally fall victim to Jackson scoring multiple touchdown passes.
Case Keenum at San Francisco (20% owned)
Okay, so I know Case Keenum keeps ending up on the QB Sleepers list and I know Case Keenum keeps stinking up the joint. Speaking of stinking up the joint, the Niners somehow allowed four passing touchdowns on seventeen passes last weekend. They’ve essentially quit on defense, and they were mostly garbage to begin with. Richard Sherman will shut down a third of the field, but unfortunately for the 49ers defense, they forget to put players in the other 66% of the playing surface, allowing opposing QBs to impose their will on them. The Broncos lost Emmanuel Sanders this week, but it’s unlikely that makes a huge difference this weekend, as Courtland Sutton has looked ready to emerge as a #1. This week will be Keenum’s week, I can feel it. I mean, the Niners have allowed over 19 fantasy points to the last four QBs who didn’t face them on Thursday Night Football (lookin’ at you, Derek Carr).
Josh Allen versus New York Jets (10% owned)
Take everything I said about Lamar Jackson, and add an absolute cannon, and you have Josh Allen. He’s not a great QB, but he runs a ton and can hook up with Ramon Foster or Zay Jones for a 70-yard touchdown on any given play. The Bills trimmed the proverbial, and literal, fat this week by ditching disappointing WR Kelvin Benjamin. The Jets are a middling pass defense on paper, but they’ve allowed multiple touchdowns to QBs in eight of their last nine contests. They’ve also shown a weakness to QB rushing, with Mitchell Trubisky and Marcus Mariota both going for 40+ against them. He’s a great deep QB sleepers list play, but if you have the testicular fortitude to actually play him in the first round of your playoffs… you’re braver than me.