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Taysom Hill and Cam Newton did not show very well as passers in their last outings. But that doesn't mean we don't want to start them in Fantasy Football

Hill threw the ball miserably in his first start, at least partially due to the finger injury he suffered during the game. He threw four interceptions and completed less than half his passes in a loss, but he ran for more than 100 yards and had a garbage-time touchdown to score 24 Fantasy points. Bad quarterback day, very good Fantasy day.

In Week 14, Hill gets the Jets, and you should see him ranked as a consensus top-10 quarterback, even in leagues that reward six points per touchdown pass. That's partially because of his rushing floor, but also because of a great matchup against the Jets. 

Speaking of bad quarterback play, Newton is a borderline top-12 option this week despite the fact that he completed 23% of his passes and got benched the last time we saw him. This is partially due to his matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, but also because we'd expect, like Hill, that Newton will do a lot with his legs. 

Let's get to the rest of the Week 14 preview:

Week 14 QB Preview
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Numbers to know
  • 23.4 -- Taysom Hill has averaged 23.4 Fantasy points per game in his five career starts at quarterback.
  • 46.2 -- Patrick Mahomes scored 46.2 Fantasy points in Week 10 against this Raiders defense.
  • 1.5% -- Lamar Jackson has scored on 1.5% of his rush attempts this year. Prior to 2021 he had a 3.9% rush touchdown rate.
  • 26.2% -- More than a quarter of Justin Herbert's throws this season have gone to Keenan Allen, who is currently on COVID IR.
  • 247 -- Russell Wilson has not thrown for more than 247 yards since Week 3. 
  • 20.2 -- Ben Roethlisberger has scored at least 20.2 Fantasy points in three of his last four games.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that Matter
Projections powered by Sportsline
NO New Orleans • #7
Age: 31 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ NO -5.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
21.9
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
320
RUYDS
205
TD
5
INT
5
FPTS/G
7.8
CAR Carolina • #1
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL CAR -3 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
31st
PROJ PTS
21.5
QB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
289
RUYDS
65
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.6
LAR L.A. Rams • #9
Age: 33 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -3 O/U 52
OPP VS QB
3rd
PROJ PTS
18.7
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3611
RUYDS
39
TD
30
INT
9
FPTS/G
26.1
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Waiver Wire Targets
Waiver Wire/Streamers
NO New Orleans • #7
Age: 31 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ NO -5.5 O/U 43
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
9th
ROSTERED
67%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
320
RUYDS
205
TD
5
INT
5
FPTS/G
7.8
Hill could legitimately be a top-five quarterback rest of season if his finger doesn't impact his passing too much.
CAR Carolina • #1
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL CAR -2.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
31st
QB RNK
13th
ROSTERED
56%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
289
RUYDS
65
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.6
We've seen both Newton's upside and his downside in his two starts this year. Against a mediocre Falcons defense, I would expect he's closer to his upside.
One To Stash
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
60%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1945
RUYDS
69
TD
15
INT
6
FPTS/G
18.3
Tua is going to be dropped in some leagues because he's on a bye. I would try hard to hold him because of his Week 15 matchup against the Jets.
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DFS Plays
Top Play
Projections powered by Sportsline
NO New Orleans • #7
Age: 31 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ NO -5.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
21.9
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
320
RUYDS
205
TD
5
INT
5
FPTS/G
7.8
The fact that the major DFS sites are not six points per pass touchdown really helps out running quarterbacks like Hill. In that format he projects as my No. 3 quarterback this week.

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