Fantasy NFL
Quarterback Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Michael Vick, QB, NYJ11/25/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan has not decided who will start at quarterback for Week 13.
Insight: Vick was absymal on Monday, but Ryan seems to be leaning towards sticking with him. We think Vick will get the nod, but cannot guarantee anything.
Tom Savage, QB, HOU11/25/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Texas rookie quarterback Tom Savage is not expected to replace Ryan Mallett.
Insight: Savage doesn't figure to start unless Ryan Fitzpatrick is injured or the team is eliminated from the postseason.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, HOU11/25/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, benched in favor of Ryan Mallett, should re-assume the starting role after Mallett's season-ending injury.
Insight: Fitzpatrick wasn't playing terribly, but was not impressive either. Rookie Tom Savage would only get a look if an injury or the Texans are eliminated from playoff contention.
Drew Brees, QB, NOSHot11/25/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't get his team a win, but his fantasy owners loved his totals - 35-of-45 for 420 yards. three touchdowns and one interception.
Insight: The interception was a Will Hill "pick-six." It was his best fantasy totals since Week 8 against Green Bay and earned his first 300-yard passing bonus in a month.
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL11/25/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw just one touchdown in the Week 12 victory over the New Orleans.
Insight: Flacco went 18-of-24 for 243 yards, but the heavy lifting was done by running back Justin Forestt.
Kyle Orton, QB, BUF11/24/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: It was Bills quarterback Kyle Orton played very well during Monday's win against the Jets.
Insight: He threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Orton spreaded the ball around nicely, as eight different players had a reception.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ11/24/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith came in during the second half and through for 89 yards.
Insight: He was 10-of-12, and should remain the starter for the rest of the season.
Michael Vick, QB, NYJ11/24/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick was benched during the third quarter of Monday's game.
Insight: He was pulled after throwing an interception in the third quarter, and threw for only 76 yards before that. Geno Smith took over, and should remain the starter moving forward.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WASCold11/24/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was not pretty Sunday against San Francisco, but coach Jay Gruden has declared he'll be the starter in Week 13.
Insight: RGIII got off just 19 passes, completing 11, for an ugly 106 yards and was sacked five times and lost a fumble. That's not fantasy worthy and he hasn't been in the four full games he's played this season.
Ryan Mallett, QB, HOU11/24/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who is usually right on top of things, Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett suffered a pectoral injury that will end his season.
Insight: Mallett was in his second start for Houston after taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick or possibly fourth-round selection Tom Savage will have to take over the controls in Week 13.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA11/24/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had just 211 passing yards, but added 73 rushing yards against the Cardinals.
Insight: It's a typical Wilson-type game that relies on his running to make him a QB1.
Drew Stanton, QB, ARICold11/24/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton was ugly against the defending Super Bowl champions, throwing for just 149 yards and getting picked off once.
Insight: Stanton's Cardinals couldn't get a ground attack going and he was forced into throwing in bad situations. It didn't help that Larry Fitzgerald was inactive.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN11/24/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Just another day at the office for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Insight: Manning threw for just 257 yards, but did toss four touchdown passes. The Broncos tried to show more balance this weekend, but we doubt that will continue as their best advantage over opposing teams is their passing game.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA11/24/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn't throw for a lot of yards, but fantasy owners can't complain with his output against Denver.
Insight: Tannehill went 26-of-36 for 228 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran one in accounting for a fourth score.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFX11/24/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn't get his, or the team's, running game going, but threw for 256 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin (9-137-1) are becomes a solid combination.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS11/24/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was not pretty Sunday against San Francisco.
Insight: RGIII got off just 19 passes, completing 11, for an ugly 106 yards and was sacked five times and lost a fumble. That's not fantasy worthy and he hasn't been in the four full games he's played this season.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG11/24/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning cut down his interception total from five to one, but it was still a costly one.
Insight: Manning had a solid game otherwise, going 29-of-40 for 338 yards and three scores, but the INT allowed the Cowboys a second life and ultimately the game.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL11/24/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo appeared completely healthy and threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns.
Insight: The bye weekend came at the best time for Romo, who comtinues to dominate in November. Now if he can just do the same in December with the fantasy playoffs on the line.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHI11/23/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for 307 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.
Insight: He had one touchdown and two interceptions, but seems to fit in well in Chip Kelly's offense. Sanchez is a borderline QB1 as long as he remains the starter.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN11/23/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger had strong fantasy-day on Sunday.
Insight: He threw for 349 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Mettenberger should continue to hold QB2 value.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI11/23/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler did not do much in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers.
Insight: He threw for 130 yards, along with one touchdown, but also lost a fumble. Cutler is inconsistent, making him a borderline QB1.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM11/23/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown threw for 341 yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: He also had one touchdown, two interceptions, and one lost fumble. McCown is a QB2 for Week 13.
Ryan Mallett, QB, HOU11/23/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett was terrible in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Insight: He was 21-of-45 for 189 yards and an interception. Mallett is no more than a borderline QB2.
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN11/23/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a decent afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He was 24-of-35 for 233 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Owners would like to see one more score or two.
Andrew Luck, QB, IND11/23/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Colts QB Andrew Luck had a decent afternoon Sunday against the Jaguars.
Insight: He threw for 253 yards and a score, and also rushed for 49 yards, but did lose two fumbles. Luck is still one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy football.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC11/23/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had a poor outing during Week 12's loss to the Colts.
Insight: He threw or 146 yards and an interception. Bortles should be in anybody's starting lineup for the remainder of the season.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN11/23/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for two touchdowns for the first time in his career.
Insight: Bridgewater had 210 passing yards and 32 rushing yards, along with one interception. He is no more than a QB2 for the rest of the season.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBP11/23/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: Owners probably expected more, but it was still a solid day. Rodgers is locked in as a QB1.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP11/23/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continued his strong play.
Insight: He was 38-of-53 for 349 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Brady has silenced all of his critics and is once again one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET11/23/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was dreadful Sunday against the Patriots.
Insight: He was 18-of-46 for 264 yards, one interception, and no touchdowns. Stafford has not played up to owners' standards this season, and is only a borderline QB1 for now.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL11/23/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had an up-and-down afternoon against the Browns.
Insight: While he threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns, Ryan also had one interception and one lost fumble. He is still a QB1 for Week 13.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT11/23/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw for 322 yards, but did not have a great day for fantasy owners on Sunday.
Insight: He threw three interceptions and no touchdowns, which will not make for many fantasy points on the day.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN11/21/2014 9:02:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was a decent fantasy options against Oakland, throwing for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Insight: It's hard for Smith to be much better than that given the absence of quality receivers on this KC team.
Derek Carr, QB, OAKCold11/20/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Thursday against the Chiefs.
Insight: Hopefully, fantasy owners aren't relying on Carr as he has struggled in his rookie season. But if there are owners who are, at least he is playing.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL11/20/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice Thursday after taking Wednesday off.
Insight: The week off was at the perfect time for Romo and his sore back and he will be a QB1 in Giants Stadium.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN11/18/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw for 263 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Insight: An 80-yard strike to Nate Washington certainly padded his total. It was a solid effort after throwing a pick-six to start the game.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT11/18/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a back seat to the running game Monday night, throwing just 32 times for 207 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Insight: The game plan was obviously to run the ball first and pass second, so six touchdown passes wasn't a possibility.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC11/17/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was just 22-of-34 for 193 yards and one touchdown against Oakland.
Insight: Rivers had his leg rolled up on a couple of times and was walking with a noticable limp, but continued to play through it. Hopefully, it won't swell up during the week.
Derek Carr, QB, OAKCold11/17/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr seemed overmatched against the Chargers defense.
Insight: Carr was 16-of-34 for 172 yards and couldn't mount a single touchdown drive. If you are going to use a rookie quarterback, you have to expect games like this. In truth, no Oakland Raiders players should be started in any fantasy league.
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI11/17/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton put together a solid afternoon against a tough Detroit Lions defense.
Insight: Stanton threw for 306 yards and two scores, though he was also intercepted twice. He continues to look for No. 3 receiver John Brown, but Sunday he also got Michael Floyd involved.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DETCold11/17/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was completely dominated by the Cardinals defense and posted his worst numbers of the season.
Insight: Stafford went 18-of-30 for just 180 yards and an interception. A quarterback with receivers like Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate should be able to produce better than that.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHI11/17/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez missed a lot of open receivers Sunday against Green Bay, but in the Chip Kelly up tempo offense he still managed to post solid fantasy numbers.
Insight: Sanchez went 26-of-44 for 346 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, but he was no match for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Andrew Luck, QB, INDHot11/17/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Colts QB Andrew Luck threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns but the Colts couldn't stop the Patriots offense and lost badly, 42-20.
Insight: Luck just couldn't finish off enough drives as the Pats took T.Y. Hilton out of the game with a double team and Dwayne Allen sat due to an injury.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP11/17/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady let his running back, Jonas Gray, do the "heavy lifting" against the Colts.
Insight: He was 19-of-30 for 257 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Considering how he had played over the last five games, fantasy owners were probably disappointed with this output.
Shaun Hill, QB, STL11/16/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill completed 20-of-29 passes for 220 yards and one touchdowns against the Broncos.
Insight: Hill found Kenny Britt for a 63-yard score at the end of the first quarter to give St. Louis a, 10-0 lead. Hill might not be a big fantasy producer, but he took care of the ball, which Austin Davis proved he cannot, so Hill will remain the starter.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN11/16/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had his worst fantasy day of the season.
Insight: Manning was able to throw for 389 yards, but he had just one touchdown and two interceptions. Losing Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders certainly didn't help Manning's cause.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS11/16/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Washington coach Jay Gruden may go back to Colt McCoy.
Insight: We kid, but Robert Griffin III threw for two interceptions and was sacked six times. He completed 23-for-32 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown as well. We hope fantasy owners championship aspirations are not counting on RGIII.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM11/16/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown completed 15-of-23 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to their second victory of the season.
Insight: McCown was obviously emotional after the loss last week, so it isn't a huge surprise to see him come out and lead his team to a victory against another well below average team. McCown is a risky QB2 moving forward.
Drew Brees, QB, NOS11/16/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees was disappointing against the Bengals on Sunday.
Insight: Brees didn't turn the ball over in Week 11, but he threw for just 255 yards and a touchdown. Brees has been disappointing for his average draft selection before this season, but at this point, fantasy owners have to roll with him.
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN11/16/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a big bounceback game on Sunday.
Insight: Dalton was 16-for-22 with 220 yards and three touchdown passes as Cincinnati defeat New Orleans, 27-10, in the Super Dome. Dalton remains a decent QB1 as long as he isn't playing in primetime.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFX11/16/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for just 193 yards and a touchdown to beat the Giants, 16-10, on Sunday.
Insight: Kaepernick has been better the last couple weeks, but in his attempt to take care of the ball, the 49ers haven't had as many big plays. The quarterback also had 24 yards on eight rushes.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG11/16/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw five interceptions, tying a career-high.
Insight: To his credit, Manning kept chucking passes to try and win despite the terrible stat day. Fantasy owners don't care though because the five picks is negative 10 points. Manning also had 280 yards and a touchdown.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT11/16/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer attempted 50 passes and completed just 20 of them versus the Texans.
Insight: That's good for a 40 percent completion percentage. Hoyer did have 330 yards and a touchdown, but also threw a pick. There are better options at quarterback for fantasy purposes.
Ryan Mallett, QB, HOU11/16/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett played very well in his first NFL start.
Insight: Mallett was not afraid to throw the ball downfield, which was likely why coach Bill O'Brien made a change under center because Ryan Fitzpatrick did not or was not able to take deep shots. Mallett was 20-for-30 with 211 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC11/16/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has his left leg rolled up on in the third quarter and was limping noticable.
Insight: Rivers continued to play, but it could be a concern later in the game and for next weekend.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL11/16/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 268 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers.
Insight: He is a borderline QB1 moving forward. Even with all his weapons healthy, Ryan has lost his big-play potential because of all the holes on his offensive line.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR11/16/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a great fourth quarter to salvage a decent fantasy day.
Insight: Newton threw for 292 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, with both scores coming in the final stanza. Newton also rushed for 30 yards. He is too unreliable to be counted on in 10 or 12-team leagues.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA11/16/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had just 178 passing yards and added 71 rushing yards against the Chiefs.
Insight: Wilson did throw for two touchdowns to turn in a decent fantasy day. With his running ability, he remains a low-end QB1.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN11/16/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw just 16 times in the victory against the Seahawks.
Insight: Smith completed 11 of those 16 passes for 108 yards. He did not throw for a touchdown or an interception. He was the typical "game-manager" Alex Smith.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI11/16/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 330 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on Sunday against the Vikings.
Insight: Despite the two picks, the good Cutler showed up in Week 11. He put the ball in spots where his big receivers could make big plays. Cutler is a low-end QB1 in 12-team leagues going forward.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN11/16/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 158 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Week 11 against the Bears.
Insight: It did not help Bridgewater that he lost Jarius Wright and Greg Jennings during the game due to injury. He was also hurt by the fact the Vikings offense only ran 46 total plays, 30 of them being pass attempts.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM11/16/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown has been dealing with a back issue, but is active for Week 11.
Insight: He threw for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and probably did enough to keep fantasy owners happy. He'll face a Washington defense that is vulernable.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS11/16/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was on the injury list as probable, but there was no doubt he would play in Week 11 and he is active.
Insight: Griffin was 18-for-28 with 251 yards, a touchdown and one interception in Week 9 and has had two weeks to prepare for this one.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA11/14/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill used the short pass all evening to try to negate the Bills pass rush and it worked.
Insight: Tannehill went 26-of-34 for 240 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in leading Miami to a 22-9 victory. He also rushed for 16 yards, though had opportunities to rush for more and didn't take them.
Kyle Orton, QB, BUFCold11/14/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: It was Bills quarterback Kyle Orton's worst production of the season after five solid games of work.
Insight: Orton was just 22-of-39 for 193 yards and couldn't get the Bills into the end zone. The Dolphins defense is playing as well as anyine, so we think Orton will return to low-end status next game.
Austin Davis, QB, STL11/12/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Rams coach Jeff Fisher has benched quarterback Austin Davis.
Insight: How quickly things change in this league. Just a few weeks ago, respectable NFL analysts compared Davis to Kurt Warner, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Brett Favre. After a rough fourth quarter in Week 10 that saw Davis turn the ball over three times on three straight possessions, Fisher has determined Shaun Hill gives the Rams a better chance of winning than Davis. Neither quarterback is fantasy relevant.
Shaun Hill, QB, STL11/12/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill will start against the Broncos in Week 11 according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Coach Jeff Fisher originally said Austin Davis would remain the starter, but he apparently changed his mind. Davis threw an interception, another interception returned for a touchdown, and lost a fumble also returned for a score on three straight possessions in the fourth quarter. Hill has not started since Week 1 when he went 8-for-13 with 81 yards and one interception. Hopefully, fantasy owners are not counting on a Rams quarterback this week.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA11/12/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will start against the Bills on Thursday night according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Tannehill injured his shoulder trying to make a tackle on an interception return against the Lions. Tannehill also took a couple shots in the pocket. Despite that, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported there is "no doubt" he will play. Tannehill is a QB2 this week versus the Bills.
Ryan Lindley, QB, ARI11/11/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: The Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback QB Ryan Lindley off the San Diego Chargers practice squad.
Insight: He'll take the spot of Carson Palmer (injured reserve) on the roster, but he's proven he can't run an NFL offense except in extreme emergencies. He'll be behind Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas on the depth chart and has no fantasy value.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR11/11/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was ugly again in Week 10, though his numbers were greatly helped by garbage-time production.
Insight: Most of the problem lies in the offensive line which yielded nine sacks to Philadelphia Monday night. It's hard to throw while running for your life. Newton finished the game with two late touchdown throws to Kelvin Benjamin and ended the night with 306 yards, two TD passes and three interceptions.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHIHot11/11/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Backup quarterback turned starter Mark Sanchez was everything Eagles fans and fantasy owners could have wanted.
Insight: Sanchez went 20-of-37 for 332 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. To be sure, he still threw a few poor passes that could have been intercepted, but he looked very comfortable in the Chip Kelly offense.