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Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2019: Week 14

Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2019: Week 14

Week 13 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top quarterbacks for Week 14.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14


TIER 1: Elite Starters

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Redskins
2019 Stats: 3065 Passing YDS, 22 Passing TD, 2 INT, 146 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 225.2 PTS, 2019 QB7
Previous Ranking: 7

2. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens   
Opponent: at Ravens
2019 Stats: 2532 Passing YDS, 25 Passing TD, 5 INT, 977 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 329 PTS, 2019 QB1
Previous Ranking: 2

3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 3177 Passing YDS, 26 Passing TD, 4 INT, 284 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 267.5 PTS, 2019 QB2
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: at Patriots
2019 Stats: 2983 Passing YDS, 20 Passing TD, 2 INT, 166 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 213.9 PTS, 2019 QB8
Previous Ranking: 1

5. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Opponent: vs. Broncos 
2019 Stats: 3133 Passing YDS, 23 Passing TD, 7 INT, 300 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 1 Receiving TD, 266.9 PTS, 2019 QB3
Previous Ranking: 12

TIER 2: Near Elite

6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. 49ers
2019 Stats: 1791 Passing YDS, 12 Passing TD, 4 INT, 111.5 PTS, 2019 QB29
Previous Ranking: 4

7. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponent: vs. Colts
2019 Stats: 3659 Passing YDS, 22 Passing TD, 20 INT, 220 Rushing YDS, 212.4 PTS, 2019 QB9
Previous Ranking: 5

8. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: vs. Panthers
2019 Stats: 3246 Passing YDS, 20 Passing TD, 12 INT, 106 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 196.4 PTS, 2019 QB13
Previous Ranking: 8

TIER 3: Almost matchup-proof

9. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills  
Opponent: vs. Ravens
2019 Stats: 2591 Passing YDS, 16 Passing TD, 8 INT, 430 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 240.6 PTS, 2019 QB5
Previous Ranking: 11

10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Opponent: vs. Chiefs 
2019 Stats: 3268 Passing YDS, 18 Passing TD, 6 INT, 12 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 207.9 PTS, 2019 QB11
Previous Ranking: 10

11. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Opponent: vs. Steelers
2019 Stats: 2866 Passing YDS, 14 Passing TD, 6 INT, 446 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 233.2 PTS, 2019 QB6
Previous Ranking: 6

TIER 4: Potential is there

12. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans    
Opponent: at Raiders
2019 Stats: 1602 Passing YDS, 12 Passing TD, 4 INT, 128 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 130.9 PTS, 2019 QB28
Previous Ranking: 13

13. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings 
Opponent: vs. Lions
2019 Stats: 3032 Passing YDS, 23 Passing TD, 4 INT, 50 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 212.3 PTS, 2019 QB10
Previous Ranking: 14

TIER 5: Backup Options

14. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Giants
2019 Stats: 2840 Passing YDS, 20 Passing TD, 7 INT, 188 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 198.4 PTS, 2019 QB12
Previous Ranking: 15

15. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Bengals
2019 Stats: 2917 Passing YDS, 15 Passing TD, 14 INT, 84 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 167.1 PTS, 2019 QB18
Previous Ranking: 15

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14

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Clinton Portis among group of NFL players charged by Justice Department with defrauding NFL health care program

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Clinton Portis among group of NFL players charged by Justice Department with defrauding NFL health care program

The Justice Department charged Clinton Portis and nine other former NFL players with defrauding a health care program for retired players.

The news broke Thursday morning when the Eastern District of Kentucky alleged that the retired players submitted fraudulent claims for medical equipment costing between $40,000-50,000 to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan. 

Former Redskins cornerback and first-round pick Carlos Rogers is also charged along with Robert McCune, John Eubanks, Tamarick Vanover, Ceandris Brown, James Butler, Frederick Bennett, Correll Buckhalter and Etric Pruitt. Joe Horn and Reche Caldwell are also expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Portis' attorney Mark Dycio said of the charges (via The Washington Post): "Clinton Portis had no knowledge that his participation in what he believed to be an NFL sanctioned medical reimbursement program was illegal. He is completely taken aback by this indictment and will move forward with the process of clearing his good name and those of his fellow NFL alumni."

According to the indictment, the claims filed between June 2017 and December 2018 totaled $3.9 million and the health care plan paid out more than $3.4 million.

Portis played seven years for the Redskins from 2004 to 2010, rushing for nearly 7,000 yards and 46 touchdowns. He remains a fan favorite and currently works for the Redskins Broadcast Network. 

A Redskins spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. 

Stay tuned as this is a developing story. 

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The Redskins' offense has been bad all year, but they're atrocious on opening drives

The Redskins' offense has been bad all year, but they're atrocious on opening drives

No matter how you break it down — by quarter, by month, by time of day, by location, by whether the opponent has an animal mascot or a human mascot — the numbers show that the Redskins have a really ineffective offense. Currently, they're last in the NFL in points per game and yards per game.

They're bad all the time, honestly.

However, they're downright atrocious when it comes to their opening drives.

In Week 1 against the Eagles, the Redskins scored a touchdown on their opening possession. It was fun. The players had fun. The fans had fun. Everybody had fun.

But since then, they haven't notched a single TD on a first drive. In fact, they haven't converted a field goal, either.

Overall, in their 13 game-opening possessions on the year, Washington has that single end zone trip to go along with a missed kick, seven punts, two fumbles and two interceptions (one of which was taken back for a score).

What's the opposite of coming out hot? The 2019 Redskins' offense.

"I'm tired of the slow starts, our guys are, too," Bill Callahan said Wednesday. "That's the goal of the first drive of the game — try to jump ahead, get ahead, find a way to get on the board early. We haven't succeeded at that." 

The issue is registering with Dwayne Haskins, too. So, what can they possibly do to try to improve?

"Just trying to figure out a way we can move the ball early, not getting behind the chains, finding lanes and getting the ball out fast," the quarterback said. "It helps our defense when we come off fast and move the ball down the field and not put them in a tough scenario with having a short field."

Many have complained about the offense's run-first approach being too predictable under Callahan, and that's something that could be plaguing them at the beginning of their contests. Since he took over as interim coach, for example, the offense has run the ball on their first snap in six-of-eight matchups, including four-out-of-five with Haskins under center.

Of course, this is an area where Jay Gruden struggled as well, but his tendencies weren't as obvious. Plus, and yes, this is minutiae now, he did call two play-action shots in Weeks 2 and 4 that schemed up wide-open receivers that Case Keenum simply missed. He was also in charge for that lone touchdown in Philly.

The most obvious explanation for the problem, however, is one that can explain a lot of things this season: an overall lack of talent. As mentioned at the start of the story, it's not like the offense gets into a rhythm at any point, so their numbers will be underwhelming in any situation or sample.

That said, even with an inexperienced and undermanned group, there should be more production than one TD in 13 chances. Callahan told the media that "we put a lot of thought, focus and concentration" into the early-game plan. Clearly, it's not paying off.

In many ways, the Redskins have fallen behind the rest of the NFL over the past few months. The stats above show that, at least in one way, that's literally very true.  

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