Fantasy Football Week 14: Josh Freeman and QBs Who Are Going to Struggle

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIDecember 10, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 27:  Jason Jones #91 of the Tennessee Titans pressures quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at LP Field on November 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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We are heading into the final weeks of both the NFL regular season and the regular season in fantasy leagues across the country.

Teams, both in real life and the fantasy world, are trying desperately to make a final surge into the playoffs before time runs out.

Actual teams are stuck with their rosters, but as a fantasy owner you still have time to make necessary changes to make the push.

Here are three fantasy quarterbacks who will struggle this weekend. If they are on your roster you may want to look for a single-week replacement.

Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

When you think about a matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, it may seem like a no-brainer who will walk away with the win.

It may not be as sure as you think.

The Jaguars defense is no joke. They are allowing just 19.8 points per game. This is partially because they have the fourth-ranked passing defense in the league.

Josh Freeman is coming off an injury, and really has been struggling after his hot performance a season ago.

The Jaguars will shut down Freeman and keep the Jaguars in this game.

Whether or not they can pull off the upset will remain to be seen, but either way Freeman should take a seat on the bench this week.

Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals)

There are grumblings around the league that Andy Dalton could be right on Cam Newton's tail in the race for rookie of the year.

Dalton has the Bengals sitting at a 7-5 record just outside the race in the AFC North.

However, this weekend is not an ideal one to have Dalton on your fantasy roster. He is going up against possibly the best defense in the NFL.

Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips has really turned around the Houston Texans.

The Texans defense is currently allowing the least amount of yards per game. They are also ranked third in pass defense and fourth in rushing defense.

This should be a low scoring affair.

Mark Sanchez (New York Jets)

The Kansas City Chiefs may have the most underrated passing defense in the NFL.

After an absolutely horrible start to the season, they have really turned it around and looked like an elite defense in recent weeks.

In the last four weeks they have allowed only one quarterback to throw for over 200 yards, and that was Tom Brady.

They have ball hawks in the secondary. The team has a total of 17 interceptions this season, which is tied with the Houston Texans as the second best in the league.

Mark Sanchez has been the definition of inconsistency over the course of his career.

He may find the end zone once or twice, but you can bet he will complete a lower percentage of passes and throw a few interceptions as well.