A matchup against a team with a prolific offense generally favors the opposing quarterback in Fantasy football. One might think that
The numbers, however, dispute that contention. The Saints have been lights-out against the pass. They rank third in yards allowed through the air (2,591) and fifth in passing touchdowns surrendered (15). Opposing teams have generally opted to take advantage of their mediocre run defense and keep Brees off the field.
Clemens doesn't rate as a serviceable Fantasy quarterback in a favorable matchup, let alone the one that awaits him in Week 15. The Rams once again don't boast the receiving weapons to make any quarterback look good. And in six starts this season, he has yet to throw for more than 247 yards and has passed for two touchdowns just once. Clemens is averaging a mere 22 passes a game with five scores and five picks.
Bottom line? Don't even dream of sticking this guy in your Fantasy lineups. It is, after all, the playoffs.
Clemens couldn't get anything going through the air, passing for just 181 yards. He completed 16 of 27 passes, and threw two interceptions. Clemens' main target was tight end Jared Cook, who caught three passes for 49 yards. The Cardinals had given up 12 touchdowns to tight ends coming into the game, so Clemens had the right idea. Arizona put the pressure on Clemens, though, sacking him four times.
Clemens will look to bounce back Week 15 against the Saints.
Arizona's defense has been fairly strong overall, but quarterbacks have had some success against them. The team has allowed 22 passing touchdowns in 12 games. Opposing quarterbacks have scored 19.17 Fantasy points per week against the Cardinals defense. The team has been susceptible to letting quarterbacks post strong games. Four quarterbacks have thrown for three touchdowns in a game against the Cardinals this season.
Clemens hasn't really shown that big play ability this season. In the five games he's started, Clemens has only thrown multiple touchdown passes once. He could be saved if he focuses more on Jared Cook. The Cardinals have been the worst team against the tight end this season, so Clemens will need to look his way often. That being the case, it's tough to trust Clemens as a Fantasy starter.
Clemens hooked up with Brian Quick for a 3-yard touchdown strike late in the fourth quarter. He was also picked off by Carlos Rogers earlier in the final quarter. He completed 19 of 37 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a 23-13 defeat.
Clemens has passed for 385 yards with two touchdowns and one interception over his last two games. He'll look to get back on track in Week 14 at Arizona.
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|2006||New York Jets||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0.00||0||0||0||4/27||0||0||39.6|
|2007||New York Jets||10||8||250||130||52.0||1529||6.12||56||5||10||27/138||18||4||60.9|
|2008||New York Jets||2||0||5||3||60.0||26||5.20||11||0||1||0/0||0||0||34.2|
|2009||New York Jets||10||1||26||13||50.0||125||4.81||26||0||0||4/21||2||0||63.8|
|2010||New York Jets||1||0||2||1||50.0||6||3.00||6||0||0||0/0||0||0||56.3|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||3||3||91||48||52.7||546||6.00||36||2||1||9/68||7||0||73.8|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||2||0||3||1||33.3||39||13.00||39||0||1||0/0||1||0||42.4|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||6||172||91||52.9||1200||6.98||81||5||5||18/116||16||2||72.8|
|2006||New York Jets||2||0||2||10||5.0||8||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Jets||10||8||27||111||4.1||18||1||0||10|
|2008||New York Jets||2||0||3||-3||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||10||1||12||1||0.1||6||0||0||1|
|2010||New York Jets||1||0||2||9||4.5||10||1||0||1|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||3||3||6||37||6.2||18||1||0||1|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||2||0||2||5||2.5||5||0||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||6||14||57||4.1||16||0||0||3|
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|2006||New York Jets||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||New York Jets||10||4||1||0||1||0||-1||1||0|
|2008||New York Jets||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||10||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||New York Jets||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||St. Louis Rams||3||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||7||6||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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