Even though the Bucs secondary contains one of the best cornerbacks in the leagues in Darrelle Revis, quarterbacks are averaging 22.2 Fantasy points per week against Tampa Bay, which is the fourth-highest average.
The Bucs have also allowed a quarterback to pass for at least two touchdowns in eight straight games. Only two starting quarterbacks in the last eight games have finished with less than 20 Fantasy points, but they had at least 18 Fantasy points.
If you are in dire need of a quarterback Week 14, Manuel certainly has enough sleeper potential to be considered a one-week option since he's been playing well and the Bucs present a favorable matchup.
Manuel had an average day through the air, completed 18 of 32 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. While he wasn’t much of a threat on the ground, Manuel did pick up his first rushing touchdown of the year. Manuel made sure his running backs were kept busy. The team ran 27 times, but Manuel also targeted his backs on passes eight times.
Manuel will look for more Week 14 against the Buccaneers.
"It was like, 'Look, man, throw it. Just throw it as hard as you can and don't think about anything else and believe in what you see,'" said Hackett via ESPN. "You got exactly what you wanted. Just go."
Manuel responded with his best game of the season in Week 11 against the Jets. He completed 20 of 28 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 37-14 victory.
Atlanta has done a poor job defending the pass, allowing 22.64 Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Through 11 games, the team has allowed 23 passing touchdowns. They haven't done a good job forcing turnovers, coming up with just six interceptions. Since their bye, the team has allowed 11 passing touchdowns in six games.
Manuel hasn't been a strong Fantasy asset this season, but he's been the best quarterback on the Bills. Through seven games, he's thrown eight passing touchdowns. He's yet to play a defense as bad as the Falcons, so there is some chance for a breakout. At the same time, bye weeks are over, meaning there are much better quarterback options out there. Manuel is nothing more than a desperate play against Atlanta.
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