Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
Mayfield did not get much done through the air against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday (192 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions), but a rushing touchdown saved his fantasy day. After a good run, he has now posted less than 12 fantasy points in back-to-back games. But Week 15 provides an optimal get-right opportunity.
The Arizona Cardinals entered Week 14 allowing the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, with at least 358 passing yards allowed in four of their last five games. Eight of those first 12 quarterbacks posted more than 24 fantasy points against Arizona (Yahoo! scoring), and nine have posted over 20. Devlin Hodges’ showing on Sunday (152 passing yards, one touchdown, 34 rushing yards) does nothing to diminish how good a matchup the Cardinals are for quarterbacks.
Mayfield has had a disappointing season overall. But for a crucial fantasy playoff week, he’s lined up to deliver fail-safe QB1 numbers in a fantastic matchup.
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