There should be a number of changes at the quarterback position that could impact fantasy football championships. The Commanders announced that Sam Howell would be going to the bench this week with Jacoby Brissett getting the start against the 49ers. The Giants also announced Tyrod Taylor would start over Tommy DeVito, however Devito was probably not in many fantasy football lineups.
The big news though was the Denver Broncos benching Russell Wilson and going with Jarrett Stidham this week against the Chargers. Wilson has been pretty good over the second half of the season and probably was in some lineups that will force managers to look for alternates.
When looking ahead to the week's games, these are three quarterbacks that could be considered sleepers but have enough upside to warrant consideration being in lineups.
Tyrod Taylor (vs. Los Angeles Rams)
While Tommy DeVito wasn't scoring enough to be a viable starter in fantasy football, there is a good case to be made for Tyrod Taylor. The backup quarterback would replace DeVito in Week 16 and in just 31 snaps, would throw for 133 yards, with 21 rushing yards and throw one touchdown and one interception.
This week, the Giants are playing a Rams' defense that has given up some big games to quarterbacks recently. Last week against the Saints, Derek Carr had 319 passing yards and three touchdowns and the week before that, Jacoby Brissett and Sam Howell combined for three passing touchdowns.
Bryce Young (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)
Bryce Young finally put together a good game in the NFL with over 300 passing yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. It was his first game with over 300 passing yards and his first game with more than one touchdown since Week 5.
This week, the Panthers are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars and they will try to turn their season around and remain atop the AFC South. One of the reasons for their struggles has been their pass defense which has allowed the sixth most passing touchdowns this season at 25.
Derek Carr (vs. Tampa Bay Bucs)
The New Orleans Saints have not been very good this season and have often fallen behind in games. While it is not good for the team, Derek Carr has been able to benefit from it with the need to throw alot late in games with seven touchdowns and only one interception in the fourth quarter.
This week could be more of the same as the Bucs are playing pretty good and have been able to score points. If the Saints fall behind, then Derek Carr once again will have to throw it alot and could find his way into the Top 12 again this week at quarterback.