Quarterbacks Facing the Broncos, Patriots & Ravens


Quarterbacks Facing the Eagles, Jaguars & Saints


After a tough matchup this weekend with the New England Patriots, Brian Hoyer will get to play an Indianapolis Colts defense that has allowed eight passing touchdowns to Matt Ryan, Jameis Winston and Ben Roethlisberger over the last three weeks.  That defense will be followed by a Tennessee Titans defense, Championship Weekend, that has surrendered nine touchdowns to Blake Bortles (6 in two games) and Derek Carr in its last three games.  If you are "lucky enough" to play through Week 17, the Texans match up with the Jaguars who saw Philip Rivers and Marcus Mariota throw seven touchdowns on them with Mariota add a rushing TD in both games over the last three weeks.

Andy Dalton has the complete opposite playoffs schedule than Hoyer.  It starts off with a nice matchup against the Steelers, followed by a 49ers defense that has gotten better as the season progressed.  Matt Ryan is the only QB to throw for 300 yards on the Niners since Week 6.  Carson Palmer (rush TD) and Jay Cutler were shutout through the air the last two weeks. Dalton will then have to beat the Denver Broncos Championship Weekend.  They have not allowed a 300 yard passer all season and Tom Brady is the only QB to throw for three scores.  If you're also in a league that plays Week 17, well the Baltimore Ravens have done a great job limiting opposing QBs since their Week 8 BYE, albeit against the likes of Case Keenum and Ryan Tannehill .

If Alex Smith managed to lead your team to the fantasy football playoffs, you might want to consider other options.  San Diego limited Smith to just 253 passing yards (20 completions) and no touchdowns just three weeks ago.  After them, he will have to put up stats against the Ravens.

Matt Ryan will face the Carolina Panthers twice in the next three weeks, which means Cam Newton will face a tough Falcons defense twice as well!


Ben Roethlisberger is one of those guys where matchups don't matter, but he will face the Bengals, Broncos and Ravens!

Ryan Fitzpatrick could post big numbers this week against the Tennessee Titans, so I hope you did not earn a BYE week and miss it.  The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots follow.

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