QB rankings and streaming advice for Week 13 of the 2020 fantasy football season.
In what is now the longest NFL “week” in history, COVID-19 gave a hail mary attempt at forcing the NFL to cancel a regular season game, but instead, the list of Week 13 starting quarterbacks included:
- Brandon Allen
- Ryan Fitzpatrick
- Mike Glennon – who suited up for the Jags for his first start in 3 years
- Robert Griffin III – after Lamar Jackson and a total of 19 other Ravens players (and counting?) were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, causing the game to be postponed a total of 4 times and finally played on our first Wednesday Night Football
- Taysom Hill
- Kendall Hinton – a wide receiver who had previously played QB as a freshman at Wake Forest and was forced into the starting role less than 24-hours before kick off due to every Denver quarterback being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The last time a non-QB started for an NFL team was in 1965.
- Mitchell Trubisky
- Alex Smith
Jacoby Brissett even saw some action and scored 2 rushing touchdowns.
The NFL has given an all-new meaning to “the show must go on.”
I think it’s best for everyone if we pretend week 12 didn’t happen. My picks just simply did not do any of my readers any favors. Derek Carr allowed himself to be decimated by Atlanta with 215 total scoreless passing yards and four turnovers, while Tua Tagovailoa did not even see the field after a late-week “doubtful” designation popped up due to a lingering thumb injury, allowing Fitzpatrick to get the start. If anyone asked, I would’ve advised you to start Fitz. And my bad luck didn’t stop there: Daniel Jones saw a productive first half only to exit the game against the Bengals early in the third quarter with a hamstring strain. Colt McCoy played the remainder of the game and is expected to be the starter for Week 13.