I'm sorry about last week. I didn't know that Jalen Reagor was going to drop two passes from Jalen Hurts that would have been touchdowns, thereby killing much of the potential value that Hurts might have had last week. Hopefully, my Week 13 fantasy quarterback rankings will be better.
I do feel pretty confident about two quarterbacks I have much higher than the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings) this week: Matthew Stafford and Jimmy Garoppolo. Maybe it's because I've often been underestimated. Because I feel a bit of a kinship to those two players who are often belittled in the media.
Whatever it is, I think both signal-callers are underrated this week and I am expecting big games from each. Both are very attractive given their matchups this week.
We start with Stafford's opponent, Jacksonville, who is in the bottom half of passing yards allowed. Only two other teams have fewer interceptions than the Jaguars. And they are allowing a 71 percent completion rate to opposing signal-callers. That's the second highest in the league. Stafford's MVP candidacy has taken a bit of a hit the last couple of weeks, but I like him to right the ship this week.
Garoppolo on the other hand has no chance to win the MVP, but the 49ers are the team that no one wants to play right now. And depending on what metric you use, the Seahawks, the 49ers' opponent this week, are even worse than Jacksonville. They have the same paltry number of INTs. However, they also are allowing the fourth-most passing yards in the league this year. I've got Jimmy G just outside the top 12 this week, making him a sneaky play in DFS and a must-play in Superflex (and 2-QB) leagues.
NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13
Teams on bye: Carolina, Cleveland, Green Bay, Tennessee
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.