Quarterback Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ12/21/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith was decent during Sunday's loss against the Patriots.
Insight: He went 17-of-27 for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. It will be interesting to see if Smith is back in New York next season.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP12/21/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was just okay on Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: He went 23-of-35 for 182 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Owners would have liked to have seen a lot more.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT12/21/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisbergerthrew for 220 yards during Week 16's win over the Chiefs.
Insight: He was 18-of-25 and had a touchdown as well. Roethlisberger now has 30 touchdowns and just eight interceptions on the season.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN12/21/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 311 yards during Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Insight: However, he did not throw for a touchdown which obviously hurt owners. Smith is really more of a QB2, as he continues to be a game-manager.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM12/21/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown was not good in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Insight: He went 12-of-26 for 147 yards and one interception. Tampa Bay needs to find a franchise quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBP12/21/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was efficient on Sunday, but passed for only one touchdown.
Insight: He was 31-of-40 for 318 yards and a 108.1 passer rating. Owners however, expected more than one touchdown.
Drew Brees, QB, NOS12/21/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a subpar afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He went 30-of-47 for 313 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Brees also lost a fumble and was sacked a total of five times.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL12/21/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid day during Sunday's win over the Saints.
Insight: He went 30-of-40 for 322 yards and one score. Ryan has played well down the stretch and will now try and help Atlanta earn a playoff berth in Week 17.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/21/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looked healthy during Week 16's win over the Browns.
Insight: He was very mobile, rushing 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Newton also threw for 201 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT12/21/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer came in relief of the injured Johnny Manziel, and threw for 134 yards.
Insight: 81 of those yards came on a touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron. Hoyer also tossed an interception in limited action.
Jimmy Clausen, QB, CHI12/21/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen threw two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Insight: Clausen threw for 181 yards and an interception as well, and actually did a decent job. He will likely start Week 17.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET12/21/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was quiet yet again in Week 16.
Insight: He did not find the end zone, and totaled 243 yards and two interceptions. Pretty disappointing for a QB1 in the championship round.
Case Keenum, QB, HOU12/21/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Case Keenum managed the team to a victory.
Insight: He went 20-of-42 for 185 yards and one interception, along with recording 19 rushing yards. Keenum will not be a recommended option for Week 17.
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL12/21/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a terrible performance on Sunday.
Insight: He went 21-of-50 for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Flacco threw for only 27 yards in the first half and finished with a 41.7 passer rating.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA12/21/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a monster game on Sunday.
Insight: He was 35-of-47 for 396 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Tannehill will be a borderline QB1 for Week 17, in leagues that are still going on.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN12/21/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 259 yards and two scores during Week 16's loss to the Dolphins.
Insight: He was 19-of-26 and also rushed for 13 yards. Bridgewater will be an interesting option for the 2015 season.
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE12/21/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game during the second quarter.
Insight: He will not return, and he threw for just 32 yards before exiting. Brian Hoyer will be the signal-caller with Manziel out.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT12/21/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has some sort of right knee injury, but is expected to return..
Insight: Roethlisberger is the glue that makes the Steelers engine run and without him they would be lost.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBP12/21/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a left leg injury and apparently was ill Saturday and into today.
Insight: We expect he'll tough it out with so much on the line.
Case Keenum, QB, HOU12/21/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: The Texans still have yet to announce their starting quarterback for Week 16.
Insight: Case Keenum is expected to get the nod, however, head coach Bill O'Brien has yet to confirm the reports. Whomever starts, Thad Lewis or Keenum, will be no more than a QB2.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/21/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (back) is officially active for Week 16 against the Browns.
Insight: We expect Newton to be limited in regards to his running game, but he will have an opporunity to produce with Joe Haden out. He is a borderline QB1.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFX12/21/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did some damage on the ground during Week 16's loss to the Chargers.
Insight: He had seven carries for 151 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown run. Kaepernick also threw for 114 yards and another score to Bruce Ellington.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC12/21/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers led an impressive comeback in Week 16 against the 49ers.
Insight: He threw for 356 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. Rivers did most of his damage in the second half, throwing for three of those scores. He has 31 touchdowns and 16 interceptions overall.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS12/20/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III did enough to help the Redskins win during Week 16 against Philadelphia.
Insight: He threw for 220 yards and one interception, while scrambling for 11 more yards. Griffin will be a QB2 for the final week of the season.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHI12/20/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez played very well during Week 16's loss to the Redskins.
Insight: He was 37-of-50 for 374 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Sanchez also lost a fumble, but it was a nice fantasy day nevertheless.
Case Keenum, QB, STL12/19/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Case Keenum is the favorite to start in Week 16, according to Kevin Patra of nfl.com.
Insight: It's Keenum or Thad Lewis, who doesn't know the offense as well as Keenum.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/19/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (back) put in another practice and is probable for Week 16.
Insight: While we expect Newton to give it a go Sunday against the Browns, owners shouldn't expect to get the running Newton, only the passer and that limits his fantasy value.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC12/19/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles wasn't pretty, but led his team to a 21-13 Thursday night victory.
Insight: Bortles was 23-of-26 for 115 yards and a touchdown and rushed five times for 50 yards. The Jaguars running game was the key to this victory, not Bortles arm. Bortles has shown flashes this season, but will need much better protection in front of him if he's to become fantasy worthy in 2015.
Charlie Whitehurst, QB, TEN12/19/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was 24-of-35 for 287 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions against Jacksonville.
Insight: Whitehurst still can't throw the deep ball, but played well. Of course, "Charlie Checkdown's" leading receiver was running back Leon Washington with seven catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN12/18/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not practice Thursday.
Insight: Manning is coming off an illness and a thigh bruise and was given the day off to rest. He should be good to go in Week 16.
Jimmy Clausen, QB, CHI12/17/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will start in Week 16.
Insight: That's how bad it is in Chicago. The Bears $127 million quarterback is headed to the bench in favor of Clausen. It seems highly unlikely Cutler is going anywhere with his massive guaranteed contract for the next two years, so this start isn't a try out for Clausen.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI12/17/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been benched according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Hard to believe Cutler is being benched considering he is in his first year of a, seven-year, $127 million contract extension. Cutler has obviously regressed in the second year of Marc Trestman's offense, but with his contract guaranteed for the next two seasons, the Bears are stuck with him, and it seems silly to bench him for journeyman Jimmy Clausen. Regardless, any owners hoping to use Cutler this week are out of luck.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC12/17/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will be active for Thursday night's game against the Titans.
Insight: That's good considering Bortles is about the only thing that viewers might be tuning in to watch. Bortles has still be flat out bad at times, with just multiple touchdowns in two of 12 appearances. He has also taken 46 sacks, but if owners are desperate, Bortles will be available.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/17/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (back) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: It was a limited session, but progress nonetheless. While we expect Newton to give it a go Sunday against the Browns, owners should monitor his progress throughout the week
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, HOU12/16/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been placed on injured reserve with a broken leg.
Insight: Tom Savage is also sidelined, leaving Houston to turn to either Case Keenum or Thad Lewis.
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS12/16/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy re-injured his neck and is apparently going to be placed on injured reserve ending his season.
Insight: Robert Griffin III is the next man up. He filled in for McCoy after the injury and threw for 236 yards and a touchdown.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI12/16/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: The "bad" Jay Cutler was on display Monday night against New Orleans.
Insight: Cutler had 194 yards passing on 31 attempts with a pair of touchdown passes and three interceptions. It's always a guessing game which Cutler will show up each week and that's a problem in a one-and-done fantasy playoff system.
Drew Brees, QB, NOS12/16/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees was on target for most of the evening and posted 375 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.
Insight: Brees hasn't been the consistent 300-yard thrower we've seen in past seasons, but he came up with a big one when it counted in the fantasy playoffs.
Jake Locker, QB, TEN12/15/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker (dislocated shoulder) was placed on injured reserve.
Insight: His season is over, and Locker will be a free agent during the offseason. He will likely sign a deal to compete for a backup job. If Zach Mettenberger is healthy, he will likely start. If not, Charlie Whitehurst will get the nod. Jordan Palmer was signed to take Locker's roster spot.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS12/15/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely start Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Colt McCoy is dealing with a neck injury, paving way for Griffin to get another look. He will be a decent option against Philadelphia's suspect defense.
Ryan Lindley, QB, ARI12/15/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley will start Week 16 versus Seattle.
Insight: No surprise here, but Lindley will not be a recommended option against Seattle's top-notch defense.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC12/15/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles suffered a mid-foot sprain, according to beat writer John Oehser.
Insight: Bortles took eight more sacks in Week 15, which brings his total to 46 on the season and this is part of the consequences of not protecting your quarterback. He should be considered unlikely to play Thursday on a short work week.
Nick Foles, QB, PHI12/15/2014 1:39:00 PM
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' collarbone is healing normally, but he has not been cleared and will not play in Week 16, according to coach Chip Kelly.
Insight: Mark Sanchez is showing why he's a backup quarterback and not a starter, but he'll have to turn things around in Week 16 if the Eagles are to have any chance to reach the playoffs.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC12/15/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw 41 times, but produced just 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Insight: Rivers couldn't get anything going for a second straight weekend as the Chargers scored just 10 points. The early season MVP talk has long since disappeared.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN12/15/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had his fantasy owners in a panic when he headed to the locker room two minutes before the end of the first half and backup Brock Osweiler ran the final series.
Insight: Manning did return for the first series of the second half and played the remainder of the game. He was dealing with a thigh issue and flu-like symptoms. He should be good to go in Week 16. Manning threw for 233 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers, not up to his high standards, but better than Week 14.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ12/15/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith led the team to a 16-11 victory.
Insight: Smith passed for 179 yards and a touchdown to John Conner. It was a win, but it certainly wasn't fantasy worthy.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DETCold12/15/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was very quiet in a 16-14 win over Minnesota.
Insight: He was 17-of-28 for 153 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings dominated time of possession and Stafford and the offense couldn't get much going. he should be much better in Week 16 against a very giving Bears defense.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN12/15/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 315 yards and a touchdown, but was hurt by two interceptions.
Insight: He also rushed for 30 yards. Bridgewater has dramatically improved since the start of the season, but still has to cut down on the errors.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA12/15/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was quiet in Week 15 with 168 yards and a touchdown passing and 27 yards on the ground.
Insight: Games like this one are why Wilson's fantasy value is limited. He's not a prolific passer, doesn't have great receivers and the team can win even when they are ultra conservative on offense because of their great defense.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFXCold12/15/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn't get his, or the team's offense going ... again.
Insight: Kaepernick threw for just 141 yards and ran for 46 yards. He still hasn't run for a touchdown all season and his team produced just seven points against the Seahawks. Not surprising results and fantasy owners shouldn't have started him.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHICold12/15/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez proved once again why he's a backup quarterback.
Insight: Sanchez threw for 252 yards, but didn't throw a touchdown pass and was picked off two times. He's yet to come up with a good effort in a big game and come next season should be back in a reserve role.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL12/15/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo featured Dez Bryant and Jason Witten and he posted solid numbers against the Eagles.
Insight: Witten made the first downs and Bryant scored three times as Romo racked up 265 yards and three touchdowns. He looked much healthier than he did the last times these two teams met on Thanksgiving Day.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS12/14/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III came off the bench for the injured Colt McCoy and played pretty well.
Insight: Griffin was 18-for-27 with 236 yards and a touchdown, though, many Washington fans likely believe Griffin scored a rushing touchdown at the end of the first half too. Griffin dove for the pilon but fumbled out of bounds just before scoring. With the time expired, Washington did not have another opportunity to score. Although those previous numbers are alright, Griffin did also fumble three times, losing one, and take seven sacks.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG12/14/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a very good fanasy day versus Washington.
Insight: Manning threw for three touchdowns and avoided a turnover. Manning was 23-of-34 with 250 passing yards in the, 24-13, victory.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA12/14/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was 29-of-47 with 346 yards but those numbers are a bit misleading.
Insight: Tannehill struggled in New England like he always does, throwing two interceptions and taking four sacks. Tannehill is better served as a QB2.
Tom Brady, QB, NEPHot12/14/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for a pair of touchdowns again in Week 15.
Insight: Brady has at least two touchdown passes in 10 straight weeks, which is every game since the debacle at Kansas City. Brady was 21-of-35 with 287 yards and his only blemish was the one interception.
Derek Carr, QB, OAK12/14/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr was not good against the Chiefs in Week 15.
Insight: Carr did not throw an interception, but he did lose a fumble and average just 4.0 yards per attempt. Carr attempted 56 passes, so he did manage to gain 222 yards through the air. He also had a touchdown.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN12/14/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for two scores as Kansas City avenged its loss from a few weeks ago against the Raiders, 31-13.
Insight: Smith was 18-of-30 for 297 yards in addition to the scores. Despite having virtually no receivers to throw to, Smith is still a low-end QB1.
Tom Savage, QB, HOU12/14/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Texas rookie quarterback Tom Savage was 10-of-19 with his interception after he replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday.
Insight: Savage handed the ball off a lot, which was also an issue and one handoff led to a fumble. Savage isn't exactly fantasy relevant, and he is also undergoing an MRI on his knee. It was a tough day at the office for Texans quarterbacks.
Andrew Luck, QB, IND12/14/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had another slow start and didn't really recover in Week 15.
Insight: Luck threw a pick-six in the first quarter and did respond with two touchdown passes in the second quarter, but that's about it. Luck was 18-of-37 for 187 yards with the two scores and the interception. The Texans also sacked Luck twice.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC12/14/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles still hasn't learned when to get rid of the football.
Insight: Bortles took eight more sacks in Week 15, which brings his total to 46 on the season. As a team, Jacksonville has allowed 62 sacks this season, so it probably isn't all Bortles' shortcomings. Bortles has shown promise this season, but he isn't fantasy relevant.
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL12/14/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did enough to beat the lowly Jaguars on Sunday.
Insight: Flacco was 20-for-30 with 221 yards and a touchdown. The Baltimore offense unexpectedly had difficulty running the ball versus Jacksonville so overall, the offense struggled. Flacco is a low-end QB1 in deep leagues.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM12/14/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown was 13-of-28 with a touchdown and interception in Week 15.
Insight: McCown did throw one interception and turnovers have plagued him this season. He is at best a QB2 in deeper leagues.
Derek Anderson, QB, ARI12/14/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson won his second start of 2014 on Sunday.
Insight: Anderson's 2-0 record would be more impressive if both starters weren't against the Buccaneers. Anderson was 25-of-40 with 277 yards and one touchdown.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN12/14/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning left the field with 1:53 remaining on the clock in the second quarter due to a thigh injury and is apparently also dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Manning did warm up after half-time and is out there for the opening drive of the second half.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBP12/14/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers picked a horrible time to have his worst game of the season.
Insight: With the fantasy playoffs on the line, Rodgers did not throw a touchdown and threw two interceptions for the first time since Oct. 26. Rodgers completed just 17-of-42 passes for 185 yards. If owners with Rodgers survive this week, he is still a must-start next week.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN12/14/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning left the field with 1:53 remaining on the clock in the second quarter due to a thigh injury and is apparently also dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Manning did warm up after half-time and might return if they fall behind on the scoreboard, but Brock Osweiler will start the second half.
Kyle Orton, QB, BUF12/14/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Bills quarterback Kyle Orton did just enough for Buffalo to beat Green Bay, 21-13, in Week 15.
Insight: Orton was 14-of-27 with 158 yards and an interception. Buffalo won mostly behind great defense and a punt return for a touchdown.
Jake Locker, QB, TEN12/14/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker has gone to the locker room with what appears to be a left shoulder injury.
Insight: His return is questionable. That puts Charlie White hurst in the game and that's a problem for all Titans receivers.
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN12/14/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton did not have a great statistical game, but Cincinnati still won, 30-0.
Insight: Dalton was 14-of-24 for 117 yards and threw a pick. Cincinnati was dominate in the running game as they rushed for 224 yards as a team. This looks to be the Bengals philosophy moving forward, so Dalton's fantasy value is limited.
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE12/14/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: To say Johnny Manziel's first start as a pro was a disappointment is an understatement.
Insight: Manziel was awful, going 10-of-18 for 80 yards and throwing two interceptions. The Bengals also sacked three times. With the Browns basically eliminated from playoff contention, we expect Cleveland to go ahead and stay with Manziel despite this terrible performance.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN12/14/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning left the field with 1:53 remaining on the clock in the second quarter with an unknown ailment.
Insight: He was trying to block on a play and may have taken a shot to the thigh. Brock Osweiler played one three-and-out series.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL12/14/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for two touchdowns and one interception against the Steelers in Week 15.
Insight: The interception was the difference in the game as William Gay returned it for a touchdown and Atlanta lost, 27-20, but for fantasy owners Ryan had a good day. He was 26-of-37 for 310 yards with the two touchdowns and one turnover. He is a good option next week in New Orleans for fantasy championship week.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT12/14/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was very efficient but failed to score in Week 15.
Insight: Roethlisberger was 27-of-35 and threw for 360 yards. That's good enough for a 10.3 yards per attempt average. Not finding the end zone, however, likely hurt his chances of taking many teams to the championship round.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, HOU12/14/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had been carted off the field and is not expected to return (left leg).
Insight: It's never a good sign when an air cast is involved. Young Tom Savage will take over controls of the offense. Expect to see even more of Arian Foster.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS12/14/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is in the game after Colt McCoy re-injured his neck.
Insight: Colt McCoy got the start on Sunday, but RGIII is in there now. It's anyone's guess how he will play?
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS12/14/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy has re-injured his neck and is questionable to return.
Insight: Robert Griffin III is warming up. If you started McCoy, this was a risky choice and it's blowing up in your face.
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS12/14/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy has been cleared for Week 15, is active and will start.
Insight: He had handled the first-team reps in practice over the past two days, so no surprise here. He will be a QB2 against the Giants.
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS12/12/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy has been cleared for Week 15 and will start, according to Espn Redskins' reporter John Keim.
Insight: He has handled the first-team reps in practice over the past two days, so no surprise here. He will be a QB2 against the Giants.
Shaun Hill, QB, STL12/12/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill threw for 229 yards, but couldn't get his team into the end zone in a 12-6 loss to Arizona.
Insight: Hill's lack of arm strength was a factor in this one. He's not a fantasy-worthy quarterback. Sam Bradford anyone?
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI12/12/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton left Thursday's game with a knee injury and will get an MRI Friday.
Insight: Ryan Lindley took over Thursday, but rookie Logan Thomas is also an option for Week 16 if Stanton's injury is serious. None of the options are fantasy worthy in Week 16 as they will face the defensing Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI12/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton left Thursday's game with a knee injury and will not return.
Insight: Ryan Lindley took over, even though Logan Thomas was next in line on the depth chart. Stanton was visibly upset, as the injury could be very serious. Stay tuned.
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS12/11/2014 1:41:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy was taking his reps with the first team Thursday, according to Washington beat reporter Mike Jones.
Insight: McCoy is dealing with a neck issue, but appears to be on schedule to start in Week 15. That doesn't mean he's a viable fantasy option.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/10/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: The Panthers announced Derek Anderson will start at quarterback in Week 15.
Insight: Regular starter Cam Newton suffered two fractured transverse process in his back in a car accident on Tuesday. Newton is day-to-day and will apparently try to play in Week 16, but that won't do much good for fantasy owners who do not advance out of Week 15.
Derek Anderson, QB, ARI12/10/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Derek Anderson will be the Panthers' starting quarterback Week 15 against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Anderson's only other start this season was Week 1 versus the Buccaners. He passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns to lead Carolina to a, 20-14, victory.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/9/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not expected to play in Week 15 after suffering two transverse process fractures in a car accident on Tuesday according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: The injury is not considered too serious. It's actually the same injury that cost Tony Romo a game this season. Although it isn't a long-term issue, the Charlotte Observer is assuming the Panthers won't rush Newton back onto the field. And why would they? At 4-8-1, Newton's 2014 season might be over.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/9/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Updating Panthers quarterback Cam Newton who was involved in a car accident Tuesday, he suffered two transverse process factures of the lower back.
Insight: Newton played his best game of the season in Week 14, throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 83 yards and another score. Pictures being tweeted show him smiling after the incident, but we await further word on his status for Week 15.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/9/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been involved in a car accident Tuesday, but doesn't appear to have suffered any injuries, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Newton played his best game of the season in Week 14, throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 83 yards and another score. Pictures being tweeted show him smiling after the incident, so Newton owners can relax.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PITCold12/9/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was horrible again in Week 14 and Cleveland will start Johnny Manziel against Cincinnati next week, according to Jay Glazer.
Insight: He was 14-of-31 for 140 yards and two interceptions against the Colts and has zero touchdowns and seven interceptions the past three games.
Johnny Manziel, QB, CLE12/9/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Jay Glazer is reporting that the Browns will start Johnny Manziel.
Insight: Considering how poorly Brian Hoyer has been playing (zero touchdowns, seven interceptions the past three games), it wasn't a hard choice.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBPHot12/9/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to play perfect football in front of the home crowd.
Insight: Rodgers is locked in as one of the top choices for NFL MVP. He owns a 132.6 QB rating at home averaging 301 ypg with 23 touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATLHot12/9/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was 24-of-39 for 375 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.
Insight: Ryan has always been a much better home quarterback than on the road, but this time he got the ball to Julio Jones and the talented wideout did the rest. It's his second consecutive game with at least 360 yards passing and he faces a vulnerable Steelers secondary, at home, in Week 15.
Jake Locker, QB, TEN12/8/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker is expected to take over control of the Tenessee offense for the final three games with Zach Mettenberger done for the season.
Insight: It will give Locker a trio of games in which to impress other NFL general managers for his impending free agency.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN12/8/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger is likely done for the season after suffering a separated AC joint.
Insight: Jake Locker will be the de facto starter for the final three games and a trip into the world of free agency after the season. The Titans will need to draft a quarterback very early next spring.
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI12/8/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton threw for 239 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals sqeaked out a 17-14 victory over Kansas City
Insight: Stanton wasn't spectacular, but got the job done for the Cardinals. He's still not a very good fantasy option.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN12/8/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was a decent fantasy options against Arizona, throwing for 293 yards and one touchdown.
Insight: It's hard for Smith to be much better than that given the absence of quality receivers on this KC team. His best bet is to keep feeding Jamaal Charles with a little Travis Kelce mixed in.
Peyton Manning, QB, DENCold12/8/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was just a "game manager" again this weekend.
Insight: That's three games in a row that he hasn't attempted more than 35 passes or thrown for more than 257 yards. We don't like where this is headed for fantasy owners. The team has become infatuated with the running game behind C.J. Anderson.
Kyle Orton, QB, BUF12/8/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: In a game against Peyton manning who would have thought that Bills quarterback Kyle Orton would be the only quarterback to throw for 300 yards?
Insight: Orton was 38-of-57 for 355 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions in a 24-17 loss. Orton has been better than expected when he took over as the starter.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFXCold12/8/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn't get his, or the team's offense going ... again.
Insight: Simply ugly. Kaepernick threw for just 174 yards and was picked off twice and he only ran for 26 yards. He hasn't run for a touchdown all season.
Derek Carr, QB, OAK12/8/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr was solid in a win over the 49ers, throwing 22-of-28 for 254 yards and three touchdowns.
Insight: Even more important - no turnovers. The question is whether he was good enough to attract likely-soon-to-be-available 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to Oakland for 2015.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHICold12/8/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez was extremely ugly in this one, getting nothing going on the offensive side of the ball.
Insight: Sanchez threw for just 96 yards and the offense managed a season-low 139 yards. The Seahawks offense is good, but not that good. Sanchez missed a number of passes.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA12/8/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was "on" both with his arm and legs against the Eagles.
Insight: Wilson threw for 263 yards and two scores and rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown. This is the upper limit of what Wilson usually produces.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDCCold12/8/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was held in check by Aqib Talib and the Patriots secondary.
Insight: Rivers' favorite target, Keenan Allen, was completely nullified by Talib and it left the Chargers quarterback searching for a backup plan which he never found. Rivers threw for just 189 yards with one touchdown and one interception. It won't get much easier next weekend when he is facing the pass-rushing Broncos.
Tom Brady, QB, NEPHot12/8/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady racked up 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday night against San Diego.
Insight: Brady had a bit of trouble getting his team into the end zone for most of the first half, but they did move the ball well and accumulated nice yardage statistics. Brady has silenced all of his critics and is once again one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC12/7/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 205 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Insight: He threw one touchdown and one interception, and continue to be nothing more than a QB2.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, HOU12/7/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick could not follow up on his six-touchdown performance.
Insight: He threw for only 135 yards and zero touchdowns, but did rush for a touchdown. Fitzpatrick is no more than a QB2.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET12/7/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had anther solid performance during Week 14.
Insight: He was 26-of-34 for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Stafford has thrown for 701 yards and five scores over the past two games.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM12/7/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown threw two touchdowns during Week 14's loss to the Lions.
Insight: McCown had 250 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, and one lost fumble. Turnovers continue to haunt him, as he now has nine of them this season.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT12/7/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was horrible during Week 14's loss to the Colts.
Insight: He was 14-of-31 for 140 yards and two interceptions. There is a good chance Johnny Manziel will start Week 15.
Andrew Luck, QB, IND12/7/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an up-and-down afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He was 24-of-53 for 294 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, and one lost fumble. Luck also had 37 rushing yards and another score.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA12/7/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 227 yards on Sunday.
Insight: He also had a touchdown, but that was the extent of his day. Tannehill is more of a QB2.
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL12/7/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco played well in Saunday's win against the Dolphins.
Insight: He threw for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, along with rushing for 16 yards and another score. Flacco is a borderline QB1.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN12/7/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for two touchdowns in Sunday's overtime win against the Jets.
Insight: He had 309 yards, including the game-winning 87-yarder to Jarius Wright. Bridgewater did have an interception, but has drastically improved since the start of the season.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ12/7/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith was better in Week 14.
Insight: he went 18-of-29 for 254 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Smith will continue to play for his job.
Drew Brees, QB, NOS12/7/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a day to forget during Week 14.
Insight: He was 29-of-49 for 235 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Owners were expecting much more after Brees threw for five scores during Week 13.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR12/7/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton played his best game of the season in Week 14.
Insight: He threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 83 yards and another score. This is what owners had hoped for out of Newton all season long.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN12/7/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger passed for 125 yards during Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Insight: He also had an interception, and was replaced by Jake Locker, who went 9-of-11 for 81 yards and an interception. It will interesting to see who starts Week 15.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG12/7/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a decent day on Sunday.
Insight: He was 26-of-42 for 260 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Manning is a QB2.
Colt McCoy, QB, WAS12/7/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy may have lost the starting quarterback spot on Sunday.
Insight: He threw for 199 yards and two interceptions, and Robert Griffin III came in relief, in the fourth quarter. Stay tuned.
Shaun Hill, QB, STL12/7/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill threw for two touchdowns and 213 yards versus the Redskins.
Insight: He was efficient going 16-of-22. Hill is a fine QB2.
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN12/7/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a nice day in Week 14's loss to the Steelers.
Insight: He was 21-of-29 for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton also had four carries for 22 yards and another score.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT12/7/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a big afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns, and continues to be a solid QB1.