There really weren’t any QB’s that went off last week, so it wasn’t the quarterback position that was going to win you a tournament in week 14. That said, my QB stacks didn’t exactly go off either. The Dalton + Boyd stack was alright, but Palmer + Johnson turned out to be a very bad play with both guys playing very poorly. This week hopefully there is a QB that goes off and I have him listed below.
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Philip Rivers ($6200) + Tyrell Williams ($5800)
In a week that is primed to have quite a bit of poor weather conditions this game is being played down in sunny San Diego. I expect the Raiders offense to bounce back this week and put up points, which should result in Rivers throwing the ball quite a bit in this one. Rivers always has a high ceiling and in this game I also think he has a fairly high floor.
I will be pairing Rivers with Tyrell Williams. The two were a little bit out of sync last week, but I still think Williams has the highest upside of the Chargers pass catchers. He’s always a deep ball threat and Rivers also likes to look towards him in the red zone.
Colin Kaepernick ($5800)
I’m going right back to Kaepernick this week. He was sub par in both the past couple games against weak opposition. This week he plays on the road against a Falcons team that should get off to an early lead. This will allow Kaep to get after the game using both his legs and arm. The offense will allow Kaepernick to be himself if they are behind, which is something they did not allow in the second half last week against the Jets or in the snow against the Bears two weeks ago.
Add in the fact that this game will be played indoors and Atlanta has given up the most points to opposing QB’s this year and I think Kaepernick is a very solid play.
Once again I won’t be stacking Kaepernick with anyone, instead hoping that he does a lot of damage on the ground.
Blake Bortles ($5000) + Allen Robinson ($4400)
If you want to punt on a low priced duo look no further than the Jaguars tandem of Bortles and Robinson. Both guys have had brutal seasons, but they’ve shown in the past the ability to have monster games. Bortles is still throwing a lot this year and definitely still has the upside even though he hasn’t reached it yet. His 19.3 DK point average is really not even that bad and he’s coming off of two games against arguably the best two defenses in the league in the Vikings and Broncos. I actually really like paying down for Bortles here because even when he has a bad game he still racks up points in the mid-teens and he definitely has the ability for 30+ in good conditions like he has this week.
Robinson is the obvious pairing. His price is a rock bottom $4400 after being priced at $7200 just three weeks ago. Robinson has had 3 sub 10 DK point games in a row, but he lit up the Texans for 30.7 DK points back in week 10 and I do see this as a great matchup for him.
If Robinson does nothing again this week, then it may be time to fade him fully moving forward.
This is probably my favourite stack of the week.