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Once again, we posted the “So-Called Fantasy” Staff’s Week 14 Rankings a day ago, and now we’re looking down the barrel of the 2015 Fantasy Football playoffs.

There’s no room for making a mistake here!

You roll the dice on a sleeper over a quarterback with more promise, then you could be watching the scoreboard as a spectator next week, rather than a participant.

When you get into one-and-done games like the Fantasy playoffs, you have to treat each game separately, and not get too cute with your Fantasy roster.

I made mention of some ways the waiver wire is much different during the Fantasy postseason, but in the end, no matter what, you have to make sure you fill out the best lineup for the upcoming weekend.

Our goal, of course, is to give you the best direction possible, so you have the best chance of winning and moving on. By using our “So-Called Fantasy Experts” staff rankings, you’ll get the points of view from five different writers, and you’ll get a consensus view.

This article is meant to explain my viewpoint on a couple quarterbacks I like more than the consensus, and a couple I like less.

We also want to remind you to use the “My Playbook” application that connects with all of your Fantasy teams, giving you instant analysis no matter where your league is hosted. This analysis includes, start/sit advice, the best waiver wire pickups and more. It really is a fantastic app!

Quarterback Week 14 Rankings Reaction

This is where I look at some of the interesting spots some players ended up getting ranked, with an explanation as to why I like or dislike that player compared to my ranking ranking.

Who I Like More

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis

The sophomore QB has played really well of late, throwing for 300 or more yards in five of his past eight games, and he’s coming off a five-touchdown game at Tennessee. The Colts are bad against the pass, giving up three or more touchdown passes in two of their past three games.


Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets vs. Tennessee

Remember the Titan? They’re the ones that allowed the Jaguars to score five touchdowns in the passing game last week. Only two teams have allowed more Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season than the Titans.

Who I Like Less

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans

The rookie has done a great job this season, both in Fantasy and for the Buccaneers, but this game looks like a trap! While it’s true that Cam Newton threw five touchdown passes against the Saints last week, this game is set up much differently.

It’s no secret that the Bucs would prefer to run the ball with Doug Martin, and this is setting up to be a huge game for him. Winston has thrown just two touchdown passes in his past four home games, as the Buccaneers have tried to lean on their defense and running game at Raymond James Stadium.

Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo at Philadelphia

This one is tricky because I do like Taylor for Week 14, just not as much as my cohorts. While the Eagles defense ranks among the worst at stopping Fantasy quarterbacks, they did surprise the Patriots last week, forcing Tom Brady to throw the ball a season-high 56 times.

Taylor has three touchdown passes in each of the past two games, but we can’t expect him to throw three TDs in 21 passes again, like he did last week against Houston. While I would certainly play him over Manning, Derek Carr and even Drew Brees, I’d think twice before using him over Bortles and Fitzpatrick.


Don’t forget to check out our other position rankings reactions when they’re published!

Hopefully, our Week 14 Quarterback Rankings Reaction article helped you make some good decisions for your lineups!

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