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The most recent win put Washington in control of their own destiny, giving them the top spot in the NFC East and slotting them into the No. The Denver Broncos (4-8) will go on the road to face the Carolina Panthers (4-8) in Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11… Payton tells @DiannaESPN: “ (Taysom) has had a really good week of … Sean Payton: I won't project Week 11 starting QB New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton addresses the media about their Week 11 starting quarterback. Parr: Aside from flinging a very rare INT, Aaron Rodgers is doing the kinds of wondrous things this season that would make him a lock for the MVP award (and the top spot in the QB Index) in normal times. Filice: The bottom quadrant of this starting quarterback ranking is full of backups. You'll now receive the top Washington Wire stories each day directly in your inbox. The Haircut will hopefully fade into NFL history as a semi-forgotten footnote, along with the first real dud game of Justin Herbert's career, which, to be honest, was probably a good thing for him to go through. (The game, not the viral moment from school-picture-day hell.) There's a new No. After averaging 357.5 passing yards on 43.5 attempts per game from Week … And in a metaphor for the Texans' season, the wind took over Houston's game in Cleveland last week, but Deshaun Watson did thread the needle nicely on his one touchdown pass. Not exactly anonymous backups -- one was drafted No. Ben Roethlisberger at Jaguars (1 p.m. In this edition of Chris Wesseling's quarterback rankings, there's a new No. 250 pass attempts). Do you know what to expect? This is particularly distressing for Denver, with Lock being the only season-opening starter in this blurb. In this installment of Chris Wesseling's weekly quarterback rankings, Arizona's Kyler Murray and two others jump into the top 10. Seven of the eight guys in this ragtag group opened the season on the bench. He'll need to course correct over his next four, as he's set to face teams allowing the eighth- (Bucs), 10th- (49ers), ninth- (Cardinals) and 11th-fewest points (Patriots) in the NFL -- without his starting left tackle. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. Andy Dalton is back in the Cowboy saddle, having overcome a concussion-COVID double whammy. If Lock isn’t deemed healthy enough to play, Brett Rypien will start in his place. If the team believes Lock can play through the pain, he will start in Week 11. That is, as long as Kyle Allen is healthy. Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 18 | Blair: 19 | Filice: 18 | Parr: 15, 2020 stats: 10 games | 72.1 pct | 2,552 pass yds | 7.7 ypa | 13 pass TD | 7 INT | 196 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, (UPDATE: Bridgewater is inactive (knee) for the Panthers' Week 11 game against the Lions. Jameis Winston will not be part of any offensive packages Sunday vs. the Falcons, per @diannaESPN. 1 spot and Tom Brady cracks the top 10. In this installment of Chris Wesseling's weekly quarterback rankings, rookie Justin Herbert hits the top 10, while reigning MVP Lamar Jackson slides. Bhanpuri: Encouraging to hear Teddy Bridgewater is viewed as day-to-day after spraining his MCL last Sunday. “Alex is a vet guy. Maybe that's how Russell Wilson felt after turning the ball over a league-high 10 times from Weeks 7-10. So, he's risking it. They’ll know and will have trust in what Alex can do for us.”. QB: Sit ‘Em. Arizona's QB1 did come out worse for the wear against Seattle, which will be something to monitor. Check out the full pecking order, 1-32. Saints’ QB Taysom Hill will start Sunday vs. the Falcons, per source. Sean Payton officially announces Taysom Hill as his starting QB for Week 11. In Weeks 1-4, he went 11 of 22 (50%) on passes of 20 or more air yards with 18.7 yards per attempt and a 111.0 passer rating, per Next Gen Stats. This man deserves the kind of good fortune Minnesota's young secondary could provide Sunday. “I promise you if you go back and you look at teams that win consistently, steady winners, you’re going to see QBs that throw for 150 to 225 yards,” Rivera said Monday, via NBC Sports Washington. Now, 11 weeks into the season, it’s been made clear that veteran QB Alex Smith is capable of leading this team, and a new report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shows that he’s played well enough to convince the team that they want him back as their starting QB in 2021 as well. The Saints were dealt a cruel blow in Week 10, despite the team’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers, when Drew Brees was forced to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines following a hit from Kentavius Street. As readers and listeners of the Around The NFL Podcast know, Chris has been shepherding this ranking while also battling cancer, performing his QB Index duties with aplomb through it all. The seventh-year pro has been a consistent bright spot for a frisky Carolina team that, aside from the Tampa debacle, has been far more competitive than its record suggests. Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 11: Austin Hooper and Other QB/TE/DST Fantasy Advice By Sarah Lewis , 11/19/20, 9:00 AM EST Despite a rough game in windy conditions in Week 10, … One of the biggest questions throughout the 2020 season in Washington has had to do with the quarterback position, specifically who the current QB should be, and what the team plans to do at that pivotal spot in the future. ET, CBS): Practice? Fantasy Football Week 11 Start 'Em & Sit 'Em Quarterbacks: Trust Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan Make the right call at QB for Week 11. Week 11 QB Power Rankings: Kyler Murray leapfrogs Russell Wilson as Tom Brady, Tua Tagovailoa also move up Ranking every starting quarterback 1 … He was better two weeks ago against the Patriots, but the start was largely ruined by … No passers should expect any sympathy from Ryan Tannehill, who has been plagued by dropped passes from his star receiver and a depleted O-line that is getting him crushed by defenders way too often. Week 11 Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks. The Broncos made several roster moves on Saturday. DJ Bean ranks all 32 starting quarterbacks in advance of Week 11 in the National Football League. Now that we’re all caught up on what’s transpired over the past 11 weeks, we can get to our larger point as to where the team goes from here; I’m ready to believe that Alex Smith will be the starting quarterback for Washington beyond this year, and it will be his job for as long as he can keep it going forward. Adam Rank breaks down which quarterbacks you should start and which ones you should sit for Week 11 of the 2020 NFL fantasy football season. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. NFL.com editors assess the QB hierarchy entering the final quarter of the 2020 NFL season. He might be easy to overlook, but QBs of his pedigree are exceedingly difficult to find. After posting a 100-plus passer rating (and 3-1 record) in four straight games from Weeks 2 to 5, the Rams' QB1 yo-yoed in the four games (2-2) leading into L.A.'s Week 10 bye: 72.0, 108.1, 65.9, 96.9. Are they busts? (Take a guess at which two the Rams lost.) In this installment of Chris Wesseling's quarterback rankings, Carson Wentz nearly hits rock bottom. Remember, we're operating in a through Week 10 world here, people! Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 24 | Blair: 28 | Filice: 25 | Parr: 24, 2020 stats: 3 games | 68.3 pct | 752 pass yds | 7.2 ypa | 1 pass TD | 3 INT | 5 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 28 | Blair: 27 | Filice: 26 | Parr: 26, 2020 stats: 4 games | 61.2 pct | 452 pass yds | 5.3 ypa | 1 pass TD | 3 INT | 20 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 27 | Blair: 26 | Filice: 27 | Parr: 27, 2020 stats: 6 games | 67.3 pct | 1,390 pass yds | 8.1 ypa | 6 pass TD | 6 INT | 1 rush yd | 0 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 26 | Blair: 25 | Filice: 29 | Parr: 29, 2020 stats: 6 games | 55.0 pct | 1,497 pass yds | 6.3 ypa | 7 pass TD | 10 INT | 65 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 29 | Blair: 30 | Filice: 28 | Parr: 30, 2020 stats: 4 games | 56.7 pct | 659 pass yds | 6.3 ypa | 4 pass TD | 2 INT | 20 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 30 | Blair: 29 | Filice: 30 | Parr: 28, 2020 stats: 8 games | 65.0 pct | 1,852 pass yds | 6.0 ypa | 10 pass TD | 8 INT | 3 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 32 | Blair: 31 | Filice: 31 | Parr: 32, 2020 stats: 9 games | 80.0 pct | 86 pass yds | 17.2 ypa | 0 pass TD | 0 INT | 186 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 31 | Blair: 32 | Filice: 32 | Parr: 31, 2020 stats: 2 games | 60.3 pct | 473 pass yds | 6.5 ypa | 2 pass TD | 2 INT | 13 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost. Joe Flacco and Nick Foles are the aforementioned Super Bowl MVPs. Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 9 | Blair: 9 | Filice: 9 | Parr: 9, 2020 stats: 9 games | 67.2 pct | 2,746 pass yds | 7.8 ypa | 15 pass TD | 5 INT | 68 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 11 | Blair: 12 | Filice: 11 | Parr: 10, 2020 stats: 9 games | 69.3 pct | 2,156 pass yds | 7.6 ypa | 16 pass TD | 2 INT | 118 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 5 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 13 | Blair: 10 | Filice: 12 | Parr: 11, 2020 stats: 8 games | 66.8 pct | 2,333 pass yds | 7.8 ypa | 19 pass TD | 6 INT | 176 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 10 | Blair: 11 | Filice: 13 | Parr: 12, 2020 stats: 9 games | 66.8 pct | 2,267 pass yds | 6.8 ypa | 22 pass TD | 4 INT | 14 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 12 | Blair: 13 | Filice: 10 | Parr: 13, 2020 stats: 9 games | 64.0 pct | 1,762 pass yds | 7.1 ypa | 14 pass TD | 5 INT | 524 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 14 | Blair: 14 | Filice: 16 | Parr: 14, 2020 stats: 9 games | 63.7 pct | 2,403 pass yds | 7.7 ypa | 17 pass TD | 7 INT | 77 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 15 | Blair: 16 | Filice: 14 | Parr: 17, 2020 stats: 9 games | 65.4 pct | 2,485 pass yds | 6.7 ypa | 12 pass TD | 5 INT | 130 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 16 | Blair: 18 | Filice: 20 | Parr: 16, 2020 stats: 9 games | 68.7 pct | 2,395 pass yds | 7.7 ypa | 11 pass TD | 7 INT | -2 rush yds | 0 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost. Link icon Copied! The Vikings worked their way to 18th in quarterback … Taysom Hill is now the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and an interesting fantasy football option. 11/30/2020 30 Slides; ... so the idea of starting a "sleeper" quarterback this week probably isn't too appealing. Should Washington wait and take a flyer on someone like Zach Wilson, out of BYU, or Kyle Trask, out of Florida, there is a good chance that they’d be able to spend a year learning under Smith, and the team would be the better for it in the end. And what we’ve seen since has been spectacular: the Dolphins haven’t lost since that Week 4 contest against Seattle. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2020. Casualties of a sport that has decreasing patience for regression (or stagnation) at its most important position? The Washington Football Team has played eight games in 2020. Callahan said the decision to start Haskins, the 15th selection in April’s draft, was made last week, but he didn’t want to announce it before speaking to the veteran quarterbacks. Just ask owners of Derek Carr stock. P.J. For the first several weeks of the season, Dwayne Haskins was the guy, and it was understood that the team would take its lumps this season while the second-year QB got some experience under his belt and laid the groundwork for a successful career. Putting a plan like this into action, now that we know how valuable of a player and mentor Smith can be is something that would likely go over well with both the players and the fanbase. Seventeen surgeries later, he returned to the starting lineup last week and remarkably posted a career-high 390 passing yards with a receiving corps of Terry McLaurin and the Sims. Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 1 | Blair: 1 | Filice: 1 | Parr: 1, 2020 stats: 9 games | 66.9 pct | 2,687 pass yds | 8.2 ypa | 25 pass TD | 1 INT | 171 rush yds | 2 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 2 | Blair: 2 | Filice: 2 | Parr: 2, 2020 stats: 9 games | 67.8 pct | 2,578 pass yds | 8.2 ypa | 26 pass TD | 3 INT | 65 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 3 | Blair: 3 | Filice: 3 | Parr: 3, 2020 stats: 9 games | 69.8 pct | 2,789 pass yds | 8.4 ypa | 28 pass TD | 10 INT | 325 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 3 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 5 | Blair: 6 | Filice: 5 | Parr: 3, 2020 stats: 10 games | 68.4 pct | 2,871 pass yds | 7.9 ypa | 21 pass TD | 7 INT | 279 rush yds | 5 rush TD | 4 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 7 | Blair: 4 | Filice: 4 | Parr: 7, 2020 stats: 9 games | 68.2 pct | 2,375 pass yds | 7.6 ypa | 17 pass TD | 8 INT | 604 rush yds | 10 rush TD | 2 fumbles lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 4 | Blair: 8 | Filice: 8 | Parr: 4, 2020 stats: 10 games | 66.0 pct | 2,739 pass yds | 7.1 ypa | 23 pass TD | 7 INT | 8 rush yds | 3 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 8 | Blair: 5 | Filice: 7 | Parr: 6, 2020 stats: 9 games | 64.8 pct | 2,128 pass yds | 7.6 ypa | 20 pass TD | 3 INT | 114 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 1 fumble lost, Individual Rank: Bhanpuri: 6 | Blair: 7 | Filice: 6 | Parr: 8, 2020 stats: 9 games | 68.1 pct | 2,539 pass yds | 8.4 ypa | 18 pass TD | 5 INT | 233 rush yds | 1 rush TD | 0 fumbles lost. 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