Joe Flacco: Flacco has been mediocre at best this season (averaging 12.6 points a game) while totaling more interceptions (eight) than he has touchdowns (five). So you might be wondering why I’m telling you to start him. Well in the confines of Baltimore, against a Green Bay secondary that has surrendered nine passing touchdowns already this season, it just seems like the perfect ingredients for a big game from Flacco.
Andrew Luck: Luck’s number might not be on par with Manning or Brees, still they have been solid all year with him averaging 19.52 points a game. Now he goes up against a Chargers secondary that has given up 10 passing touchdowns, while letting opposing quarterbacks average a 112.4 QB rating. With that being said expect a big game from the ever improving second year man Andrew Luck.
Tony Romo: He might have lost in reality, but in fantasy football (40.94 points) he won big time. Romo’s fourth quarter blunder was only his second interception this season, which has helped make him a solid reliable starter so far this season. Against Washington and their league worst defense Romo will continue his streak of fantasy greatness.
Robert Griffin III: Before the bye last week RG3 had two straight games with less than 15 fantasy points, and now he’s looking to bounce back this week in prime time over the rival Cowboys. RG3 might have problems when he tries to take off against the Cowboys defense as they are tough against the run. Still with Dallas also having the worst secondary in the league, I see Griffin getting his yards in the air as he may have shootout brewing with Romo.
Carson Palmer: For whomever out there believed flat footed Carson Palmer would thrive in head coach Bruce Arians’ offense (that works better with a mobile quarterback), it’s time to give up. Palmer has giving up more interceptions (five) than touchdowns (two) the last two weeks totaling only 4.70 point last week. It’s not going to get any better going to the Bay area to play the 49ers top five defense. So please if you haven’t given up on Palmer, someone on the waiver wire has to be doing better.
Russell Wilson: Wilson just had his highest point total (22.60) last week against the Colts, however in fantasy football overall his numbers have been up and down (10.62 lowest point total). This week Wilson goes toe to toe with a Titans defense that has kept quarterbacks from blasting them by only allowing opposing quarterbacks an average of 11.6 points a game. So it would be wise to use another option that is if you have one that’s going against a weaker defense.
Geno Smith: Smith went off for a surprising 22.06 points against a Falcons defense that has more holes than swiss cheese. Let’s hope you didn’t run to the waiver wire to pick up Smith because a pretty tough schedule defensively the next couple weeks (Patriots, Bengals, Saints). Still it’s a slate of games that starts with a match up against a Steelers defense that is starting to look its age. Even though the Steelers defense is looking old I don’t like the Geno’s chance for a big game this week as he is still learning the ropes. Also, going up against Troy Polamalu should give the rookie some trouble leading to a low point total this week.
Colin Kaepernick: Ever since Kaepernick went off on in week one against Green Bay for 30.68 points he has yet to reach even total 15 points since then. He now faces a Cardinal defense that has kept quarterbacks down to an average of 6.22 points the last two games. This does not forecast as a good fantasy day for Mr. Kaepernick.
Matt Schaub: it can’t get any worse for Matt Schaub (besides being benched) after tossing three picks and totaling less than a point against the 49ers last Sunday. With him having thrown pick six’s in four straight games, fans have been outraged to the point of showing up at the man’s house. Nevertheless, the Rams secondary has allowed 11 touchdowns and might be just what Schaub needs to bounce back and quiet the haters for now.
Mike Glennon: Hear me out before you call me crazy. This is only if you are desperately needing a fill in quarterback for one week. Now Glennon did go up against a stingy Cardinals defense in week one that saw him start strong with a touchdown and then fell flat finishing with 5.62 points. With a bye week to get better accustomed to the offense and facing an Eagles defense that has ceded 11 touchdowns and 326 passing yards a game he might be worth the gamble. This of course is only if you’re a Matt Ryan owner and really needing a quarterback this week.
Tom Brady: It’s still up in the air if his buddy Gronk will play, and after last week’s beat down at the hands of the Bengals the offense still clearly has issues when facing tough defenses. Brady might be amped up and in store for a big game after last week’s horrible performance, where he finished with only 5.88 points. However, with Rob Ryan’s knack for blitzing Brady will not have much time to find his open receivers against this improved Saints secondary, which makes me leery about how he performs this week.