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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 15 Quarterbacks

By Colby Cavaliere | 12/17/20 |
Bye Weeks: N/A
QBs | RBs | WRs

Jared Goff

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Jared Goff vs NYJ

Over the last 5 weeks of the season no one has gotten torched as badly by quarterbacks as the Jets have (12 touchdowns). They’ve lost on last second shenanigans and wall-to-wall blowouts, and remain overmatched at every level. With the running game clicking I don’t expect big volume or yardage numbers from Goff, but with plenty of trips to the redzone, look for Goff to find paydirt multiple times and extend the Jets freefall.

Tom Brady @ ATL

Playing a division foe on the road is always tough, even if Atlanta is struggling. “Tompa” Bay really needs this one, and while he’s coming off a season low 23 attempts last week against Minnesota, that had more to do with lopsided time of possession than anything. Atlanta can score, and the Bucs might be without leading rusher Ronald Jones who had surgery for a broken finger and finds himself on the COVID-19 list this week. 300 yards and a few scores put him in top-5 territory.

Philip Rivers vs HOU

Rivers and the Colts offense have been clicking as of late, as the old man has cut down on his turnovers, and enjoyed the resurgence of T.Y. Hilton (who I’d be stacking this week if I could!). The passing game has allowed Jonathan Taylor to come alive, and the stars seem to be aligning for this team as the regular season winds down. Rivers has a dream matchup this week against a Houston defense that’s barely participating. He went for 285 and 2 scores against this team a few short weeks ago, and that’s a nice floor to have in the fantasy semifinals.

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Russell Wilson @ WAS

With a career high 12 interceptions, and no 300-yard games since Week 9, it seems like the “Let Russ Cook” experiment has been sent back to the kitchen. With a healthy backfield, and an improving defense, Seattle has returned to the offense of yore, and the Jets won’t be coming to town on Sunday. Instead, Wilson gets to face the ferocious front of the Washington Football Team, who have single handedly propelled the team to the top of the NFC East. The rangy, athletic fronts of the Giants, Rams, and Cardinals have forced Wilson into a majority of his turnovers this season and lower his ceiling in a pivotal fantasy round.

Tua Tagovailoa vs NE

Don’t get me wrong, I like Tagovailoa, and I think he’s mostly validated his insertion into the lineup as the starting quarterback. He’s making do with Parker and Gesecki as the only skill position players that the defense has to even consider, and that my friends, is the issue this week. Both receiving threats left the game last week with injuries, and in the best case scenario, both figure to be playing at less than 100% against their division rivals. New England, for all their shortcomings, have yielded the 6th fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Belichick has a strong history of making the lives of rookie quarterbacks a living nightmare, so I’m avoiding Tua this week.

Josh Allen @ DEN

Raise up if you had the Men of the Mountains giving up the 2nd fewest (16) touchdown passes this season. Surprised to me too. Even without their stud pass rushers and a shaky offense, the Denver defense has been solid for Coach Fangio. In the last three weeks they’ve held Hill, Mahomes, and Bridgewater to pedestrian passing days and the Bills are ripe for a letdown on the road in a tough place to play in December. Allen remains a must start, but I think he underperforms expectations this week.

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