1. Josh Allen BUF vs. ATL
2. Patrick Mahomes KC at CIN
3. Matthew Stafford LAR at BAL
4. Jalen Hurts PHI at WAS
5. Tom Brady TB at NYJ
6. Aaron Rodgers GB vs. MIN
7. Kirk Cousins MIN at GB
8. Joe Burrow CIN vs. KC
9. Justin Herbert LAC vs. DEN
10. Dak Prescott DAL vs. ARI
11. Kyler Murray ARI at DAL
12. Lamar Jackson BAL vs. LAR
13. Derek Carr LV at IND
14. Russell Wilson SEA vs. DET
15. Mac Jones NE vs. JAX
16. Trey Lance SF vs. HOU
17. Davis Mills HOU at SF
18. Taysom Hill NO vs. CAR
19. Jared Goff DET at SEA
20. Baker Mayfield CLE at PIT
21. Tua Tagovailoa MIA at TEN
22. Justin Fields CHI vs. NYG
23. Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. CLE
24. Taylor Heinicke WAS vs. PHI
25. Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. MIA
26. Matt Ryan ATL at BUF
27. Sam Ehlinger IND vs. LV
28. Trevor Lawrence JAX at NE
29. Zach Wilson NYJ vs. TB


Josh Allen is back on top after drawing the 29th ranked passing defense of the Atlanta Falcons. Allen gets to play at home and take advantage of a Falcons defense that struggles to defend the pass against every part of the field. 

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have gotten more friendly with the run recently, but the loss of Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the Bengals becoming somewhat of a pass-funnel defense (7th vs. Run, 22nd vs. Pass), we should see more Mahomes passing in Week 17. 

Joe Burrow just boat-raced the Ravens for over 500 yards and the Bengals are the 22nd ranked pass offense in the league this year.  Now here comes Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams offense, who is fifth ranked and ready to roll. The Ravens are 30th ranked against the pass now, slipping further every week as they deal with injuries and unavailability versus 6th ranked against the run, giving Stafford even more reason to score through the air. 

Davis Mills may look very surprising as a QB2 this week, but the game flow and matchup favor a pass-happy week from Houston. The San Francisco 49ers are second best against the run, but only 20th against the pass. Mills has shown he can have some relevant passing games this season, having four games over 300 yards. Given the double digit point spread against the Texans this week, they will likely be playing from behind most of the game. 

Jared Goff is another surprising potential streamer or QB2 this week. Goff heads up against a Seattle Seahawks defense that is ninth against the run but an incredible vulnerable 28th against the pass. The Lions are a seven point underdog in Seattle, so there should be enough reason to force the Lions into a pass heavy mode in the second half. 

Mac Jones could be sneaky this week, as his New England Patriots host the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars. However, as bad as the Jags have been, they’ve been alright against the run this season, ranking 16th in the league. Their pass defense, however, has been brutal, ranking 31st overall. Given the Patriots' tendency to exploit the advantages, Mac could have some scoring throws this week versus leaning on the run game to grind things out. 


Jason Walker