6. Taylor Heinicke, QB, Washington Commanders at New York Giants
Heinicke’s effect on his teammates is well-documented and the 6-1 record is hard to knock, but he’s not doing it all himself. The ascension of rookie Brian Robinson has a lot to do with their wins, and the defense is playing lights out. Heinicke on the other hand, is game managing and that doesn’t make for great fantasy stats.
Heinicke has three games with two touchdown passes, but he’s scored around 15.0 fantasy points or less in all but one of his games. The one where he didn’t, was in Week 8 against the Colts where he threw just one touchdown and then rushed for a touchdown too, en route to a 23.0 fantasy point game.
The Giants are also notoriously good at limiting signal callers to under 20.0 fantasy points. Four quarterbacks have throwing two touchdown passes against the Giants and those four would score the most against this defense. Unless Heinicke starts to scramble a lot, there’s no chance he’s cracking the 15.0 point barrier.