We have completed 13 weeks of fantasy football and most leagues have one more week of the regular season before the playoffs get started. If your playoffs have already started or if they start after Week 14, the information here will still apply.
Fantasy football teams have been rocked this season by injuries to the quarterback position and never was that more evident than when we watched on Monday Night Football as one of the more exciting games of this season was decided in overtime between Jake Browning and C.J. Beathard.
Trevor Lawrence went down in the game on Monday night with what is being reported as a high ankle sprain. Though the amount of time he could miss has not been stated, it seems unlikely that he will play in Week 14, at the least.
That injury adds to a list of starting quarterbacks that have been hurt this season. That list includes:
All of those players are going to miss the rest of this season or in the case of Pickett, several weeks. The benching of starters Ryan Tannehill and Jimmy Garoppolo have to be factored in as well, meaning that teams in your fantasy playoffs could easily be starting their No. 2 or in some cases, their No. 3 quarterback.
If you happen to qualify for your fantasy playoffs and you are in need of a QB due to one of these injuries, these four quarterbacks, who could be available on the waiver wire or could be streaming options, could help you bring home that trophy.
Jake Browning, Cincinnati Bengals
It could still be tough to insert Jake Browning as your starter and hitting the submit button in a crucial playoff game, but after the way he played on Monday night on the road against Jacksonville, some fears should be eased.
He completed 32-of-37 passes for 354 yards and a touchdown pass. Joe Burrow might not have even posted numbers that good. Browning also got Ja'Marr Chase involved and helped him have a massive game, something that should make his owners smile as well.
Browning is going to play the rest of the way for the Bengals and he is starting to look like the guy who played at Washington that at one time, seemed to have a very bright professional future before eventually going undrafted.
He appears to have a firm grip on the Bengals' offense and head coach Zac Taylor is setting him up to succeed with the game plans he is putting together. I would be confident in rolling with Browning after what he did on Monday night.