If you’re actually reading this week’s Week 14 Waiver Wire Quarterbacks article, then it means you are either bored or you made your playoffs. If the latter, congrats!! Just like the Thanksgiving turkey, there are only bones and scraps to choose from this week. I highly doubt any of these guys would be worth your time, but it’s always good to see what we have to look at regardless.
I was originally going to list Weeden after his 370 yard/3 touchdown game against the Jaguars. But having been dealt a concussion, Weeden might not even be able to play in Week 14. This could lead the team to go back to Campbell, who has been dealing with a concussion of his own. The Browns quarterback spot is a mess, but one seems to put up a big game here and there simply because of garbage time. If Josh Gordon wasn’t around, this entire group would be worthless. Since teams have been going to no names like Case Keenum, with some success, perhaps Alex Tanney will get the start against the Patriots. Regardless of who starts, none of these guys are worth your time.
Alex Smith – Chiefs
I started Smith in one league this week simply because I knew he’d have to throw a lot just to keep up with Manning and the Broncos. That he did after passing for 293 yards, 2 scores and a pick in the loss. Smith is a game manager, plain and simple. Why Andy Reid forked over so many high picks to land him is beyond me, since he could have gotten him for much cheaper. Smith is a QB2 only. In fact, I predict his limitations will get the Chiefs bounced out of the playoffs if they have to play a team like the Broncos or Patriots in the playoffs.
Since all of these guys shouldn’t be started outside of 14-16 team leagues, or leagues that allow owners to put the quarterback in the flex, I’ll rattle off a few more names who could be worth a look, but not worth starting.
E.J. Manuel – Bills
Chad Henne – Dolphins
Kellen Clemens – Rams
Scott Tolzien, Packers – If you started Matt Flynn this week against the Lions, I think you should probably consider another hobby like knitting.