SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 02:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers speaks with Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints after a 35-34 come from behind Saints win at Qualcomm Stadium on October 2, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Top 5 Quarterback Matchups to Exploit for the Fantasy Football Playoffs in Week 14

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Week 14 of the NFL season means only one thing -- the fantasy playoffs have arrived. A good quarterback performance can put you in a fantastic position to win your matchup and there are more than a few guys that are in great spots this week. 


Let's take a look at the five quarterbacks with can't-miss matchups in Week 14.

5. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

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Jameis Winston has the fourth-highest passer rating (119.1) in the NFL over the last three weeks, and that's a major improvement from where he was earlier this season. He'll be taking on a much-improved New Orleans defense this week, but the back-and-forth offensive extravaganza that's expected to take place between these two teams should have Winston and the Bucs trying to match the Saints' high-powered offense all day. Expect lots of points from a player you can snag off the waiver wire.

4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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On the other sideline in Tampa this weekend will be future Hall of Famer Drew Brees. While the Bucs defense has looked great over the past two games, Brees is a quarterback you'll never be fully prepared for. And speaking of preparation, the Saints had an extra three days this week to figure out why they only put 10 points on the board against the Cowboys in their Week 13 contest. Look for Brees and the Saints to take their frustrations out in a big way on the Bucs on Sunday and for Brees to have a big fantasy day.

3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Aaron Rodgers should be in a position to succeed this Sunday without Mike McCarthy on the sidelines for the Packers. Facing a Falcons defense that gives up the second most fantasy points to the quarterback position in Green Bay, Rodgers could be the No. 1 QB this week. Look for him to play inspired football and have a huge fantasy day because of it.

2. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders

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With running back James Conner out for this game, look for Ben Roethlisberger to throw more than he has all season. Facing a Raiders defense that gives up the sixth most fantasy points to the QB position, 400 yards through the air isn't an outlandish expectation. Nothing but good things will come from Big Ben this weekend, considering Oakland has allowed an NFL-high 28 touchdown passes this season.

1. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati is allowing the most FanDuel fantasy points (23.4) and second-most passing yards per game (279.8) this season. Philip Rivers is in full command of this Chargers' offense with multiple touchdown passes in every game this season. With Melvin Gordon likely to miss this game, it's another great chance for Rivers to pad his stats and make a late-season push for the MVP award.

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