The Dolphins quarterback will keep putting up nice stats again
Quarterbacks are falling left and right, some are struggling and some have tough matchups in Week 13. This is not what you want to see when your fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner.
If you find yourself in a QB quandary this week, maybe Miami Dolphins signal caller Matt Moore could help you out.
Moore and the Dolphins welcome the Oakland Raiders in Week 13 after about as long a road trip you can make in the NFL. And Miami will get a Raiders team that is 29th best against fantasy quarterbacks this season, 31st the last five weeks and 27th the last three weeks.
Caleb Hanie made his 2011 starting debut for the Bears in Oakland last week and threw for 254 yards, two scores and three picks. A week earlier, Minnesota rookie QB threw for 211 yards, two scores and three picks. The Raiders have picked off seven passes in the last four games but have also given up two TDs a game in the same time. All told, the four QBs have all scored above 20 fantasy points.
The Dolphins defense has certainly improved and present a tough matchup for Raiders QB Carson Palmer and his injured receiving corps and RB Michael Bush as the lead back.
Moore is coming off his fourth double-digit fantasy day in the last five games after scoring 13.82 points against Dallas on Thanksgiving. Prior to the Dallas game, he scored 18.6 against Buffalo, 6.8 against Washington, 22.1 against Kansas City and 13.6 against the Giants. His No. 1 receiver, Brandon Marshall, has been up and down, but in three of the last four games he has at least 98 yards receiving and two touchdowns after going above 98 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the first eight games.
The consistency is not there for Moore but given the current QB situation around the NFL, I will take my chance with Moore against a team that has been ridiculously friendly to opposing quarterbacks over the last month both at home and on the road.
Ten days rest and the Oakland Raiders makes for a good recipe today.
By Corby A. Yarbrough @Corby_Yarbrough on Twitter