Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Burrow is another quarterback who I’d be careful riding too much confidence in Week 17. He had possibly the biggest performance by a quarterback this year in Week 16 against the Ravens but don’t chase those points, in fact, slow the roll for his parade.
The Chiefs have not allowed an opposing QB to throw over 300 yards since Week 5, which is also the last time any signal caller scored more than two passing touchdowns against them. Also, let’s not forget, Burrow has been anything but consistent since Week 9. He’ll come in highly ranked, but the Chiefs have a deceptively tough defense against the pass.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
Wilson used to thrive in tough games but lately it’s been dicey. He’s been able to throw two touchdowns in four of his last five games, but he’s only averaging 219.9 yards per game. Of the 12 games he’s played this year, Wilson has scored over 20.0 points four times and the Lions, despite their record, have allowed just five quarterbacks all season to reach that plateau, and just one since Week 8. You could start him as your QB1, but he’s more likely turn in a performance that’s worth QB2 numbers.