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2 QBs to start and 2 QBs to fade in Week 14 fantasy football

We go over who you should start and who you should sit at quarterback for Week 14.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

We have officially made it to Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season, which means that the fantasy football playoffs are underway. At this point, most fantasy football managers have their QB1 and QB2 locked in and will be making the tough decision on who to start. However, there are a few managers that might’ve been rolling with one quarterback on their roster with another as a streaming option on a bye week.

That being said, we are going to discuss a couple of quarterbacks that you should start and fade this week.

Before we begin, let’s just get this out the way and say by no means do not start Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts against the New Orleans Saints. There’s no reason to go that route unless there is another COVID-19 outbreak like we saw in Week 12 with the Denver Broncos.

Quarterback Starts

Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Lions

This was probably one of the easiest choices as the bad man himself, Aaron Rodgers gets ready to face the Detroit Lions. Rodgers had another easy day at the office, completing 25-of-34 passes for 295 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. It was the third-straight week that the potential MVP candidates threw at least three touchdowns.

On Sunday, Rodgers, who has been playing like a top-5 QB in fantasy football, will be going against a Lions’ defense that is allowing 19.3 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Jets

Over the last few weeks, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense has struggled. Last week against the New York Giants, Wilson completed 27-of-43 for 263 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also scored 15.02 fantasy points, which was the second consecutive week where Wilson did not score at least 20 points.

#LetRussCook has not able to flourish for a few weeks away, but luckily for him and the Seahawks, they are facing the Jets on Sunday. Wilson should be able to get his groove back against a New York defense that is allowing 22.3 fantasy points per game, 24 passing touchdowns, and five rushing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Quarterback Sits

Daniel Jones, Giants vs. Cardinals

The second-year quarterback should be making his return to starting lineup after missing last week’s game at Seattle with a hamstring injury. If you play in a deeper league, there’s probably a chance that Jones is your QB1 or QB2. But if you need a potential streamer candidate because you are not feeling the matchup for your QB1, stay away from Daniel Jones.

This week, he’s going up against a Arizona Cardinals’ defense that is only allowing opposing quarterbacks to score 18.9 fantasy points per game. Additionally, the Cards have forced quarterbacks into 10 interceptions, which is a recipe for disaster for Jones.

Kirk Cousins, Vikings vs. Buccaneers

The Minnesota have gone 5-1 in their last six games, thanks in large part to the play of quarterback Kirk Cousins. The veteran quarterback completed a sizzling 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,598 yards, 15 touchdowns, and two interceptions over that time.

He’ll be looking to add to those numbers on Sunday against a Buccaneers’ team fresh off its bye week. However, just because Cousins has receivers Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson at his disposal, this Tampa defense is going to want to redeem themselves after their performance vs. Kansas City in Week 12.

Through 13 weeks, the Bucs’ defense has forced opposing quarterbacks into 14 interceptions (second-best behind Pittsburgh) and only allowing them to score 18.2 fantasy points per game.