Lamar Jackson, BAL QB (at KC)
46% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 51.5% owned in ESPN Leagues
We’re gonna keep talking about him until his ownership clears 50% in both Yahoo! and ESPN leagues. It’s criminal that he’s such a low-owned commodity at this point but hopefully things change this week as Jackson squares off with Kansas City. This is a dream matchup—Jackson is going to be called upon all day long to keep up with KC’s high-flying offense. His rushing floor keeps him in the QB1 discussion regardless of opponent, but given that it’s KC…he’s a locked-in QB1.
Josh Allen, BUF QB (vs. NYJ)
5% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 3.7% owned in ESPN Leagues
Fresh off back-to-back Top 5 QB finishes, Josh Allen’s stock is flying through the roof. The rookie signal-caller totaled 234 rushing yards over the last two games, besting fellow rookie phenom Lamar Jackson’s 146 over the same time frame. Allen nearly pulled off some last second wizardry last week, keeping his eyes downfield as he scrambled for his life against an unblocked Miami pass rush, Allen uncorked a deep shot to a wide-open Charles Clay in the end zone, only to have the ball brick off of Clay’s hands as time expired. Even with the lost touchdown, Allen finished as the QB2 for Week 13.
Josh Allen is certainly not a traditional passing quarterback, but for fantasy purposes he is an intriguing (if risky) play in Week 14. The Jets have some playmakers on defense but this is not a matchup we should shy away from. His upside is as high as anyone’s.
Nick Mullens, SF QB (vs. DEN)
7% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 6.5% owned in ESPN Leagues
Mullens has looked anywhere from solid to awful, depending on when you’ve watched him. He got it done last week in the box score though, clearing 400+ passing yards on 30 completions. He notched two TDs and a pick to boot. This week, he faces a reeling Broncos secondary that just lost stud slot CB Chris Harris Jr. to a broken fibula. Denver’s outside corners were already a liability—now this defense will struggle to cover the interior as well. The vaunted pass rush is something to note, but Denver’s weakness in the back end is too great to ignore. Mullens should toe the high-end QB2 line this week in a relatively safe matchup.