Welcome to Week 14 of the 2023 season, and our Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series. This is where all the hard work is done as we prepare for another week of hard-hitting action and paper championships.
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Dak Prescott, Cowboys v PHI (1)
Prescott has been an absolute stud this season. He currently ranks as QB3 on the year and has been QB3 or higher in five or the last six weeks. This week he goes up against the Philadelphia Eagles who are the easiest matchup for quarterbacks. The Eagles are allowing 22.6 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and will be yet another elite scenario for fantasy production.
Justin Fields, Bears v DET (4)
Fields has battled injury for much of the season and as a result currently sits as QB22 on the year. He has finished as QB8 or higher in three of his last five starts and should make for another solid start this week against the Detroit Lions who rank as the 4th easiest matchup for quarterbacks. The Lions are allowing 18.8 fantasy points per game and have been known to hemorrhage fantasy points, particularly to rushing quarterbacks.
Russell Wilson, Broncos v LAC (3)
Wilson is not the player he used to be but has become about as consistent as they come. You can pencil him into your superflex lineup every week as a high-end QB2, nothing more and nothing less. In week 14 he goes up against the Los Angeles Chargers whoa re terrible at stopping the pass and rank as the 3rd best matchup for quarterbacks. Los Angeles is allowing 19.3 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and will allow Wilson to once again be a borderline QB1/2.
Matthew Stafford, Rams v BAL (32)
Stafford is another quarterback who has been consistent in his mediocrity. He is a weekly QB2 albeit with slightly lower finishes than Wilson, more of a mid-range QB2. This week he faces the Baltimore Ravens who are the most difficult matchup for quarterbacks. Baltimore is allowing 11.8 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and will make it tough for Stafford to finish inside the top-15 at the position.
Jameis Winston/Derek Carr, Saints v CAR (31)
Winston is likely to get the start this week over the injured Carr but for fantasy production purposes they are both risky starts regardless of who starts this week. Carr is a model of QB2 production while Winston starting offers a much higher ceiling, but far lower floor. Regardless, they will be facing the Carolina Panthers this week who rank as the 2nd toughest matchup for quarterbacks. The Panthers are allowing 13.1 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and play a low scoring grinding style of game that is not conducive to high fantasy performances.
Geno Smith, Seahawks v SF (28)
Smith closes out a trio of QB2 sits this week and is easily the most volatile of the three. He has by far the most upside as we seen last week with a QB1 overall finish, but he has the most downside as well as he has finished lower than QB25 on four separate occasions. In Week 14 he faces off with the San Francisco 49ers who rank as the 4th worst matchup for quarterbacks and are a must-avoid. The 49ers are allowing 14.0 fantasy points per game to the position and are not a spot I’m willing to trust Geno.
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Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em 2022 Week 14
Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em 2022 Week 14