After taking major heat in their loss to the Jags, Prescott rebounded
last week with likely his best game of the season in a win over
the Eagles. With the defense slumping, Prescott and the offense
have averaged well over 30 points in the last month and have scored
the 3rd most points in the NFL. The fading Titans are beset by
injuries on both sides of the ball, and are on life support. A
wounded animal is always dangerous, but theyíve also yielded
the 2nd most passing yards in the league at nearly 280 a game.
A little December magic (and a lull in the schedule) have given
life to the old man and his band of Packers. After the struggles
heís had this season (no 300-yard games and the 11 interceptions
the 2nd most in his career) itís crazy to think heíd
be worth a start in the Fantasy finals, but here we are! If youíve
come this far it's likely a top QB got you there, but if not,
the matchup vs the maligned Viking defense should give you some
Itís no secret this offense doesnít ask the quarterback
to do much, and that generally works in the regular season, but
it is quite shocking that Purdy has been able to be so effective
when heís probably had only 40% or so of the practice reps
before he became the starter. Heís completing 67% of his
passes, and has scored 9 total touchdowns in his four starts.
If you are forced to turn to the 7th round rookie in your Super
Bowl itís not crazy to say that you could do worse!
With Tua down with another head injury, Bridgewater steps back
into the starting role. Statistically he fared well in that game
against the Vikings, throwing for 329 yards and two scores, but
thatís also the last time he saw the field as injuries of his
own have kept him out of action. Rust, Foxboro in January and
a Patriots defense that has generally had success against quick,
timing passing games, leaves me shying away from Teddy this week.
Watsonís off the field stench has followed him on it, as
heís been at the helm of an offense thatís struggled
to reach double digits. Heís been under 200 yards passing
in three of his four starts (something Brissett did only once
in his 11 starts) and has accounted for only three total scores.
Even the Cleveland run game has tanked after being one of the
best in the league.
Willis is the type of quarterback that needs a team’s full
commitment to build around, especially at this stage of his neophyte
career. While the Ravens did that with Lamar Jackson, understandably
the Titans have not done that with a rookie backup. Trying to
retool the offense, while dealing with a depleted roster, AND
fighting for playoff survival puts Willis in a really bad place
to help his team or yours.