QB - FA
This Week Outlook
Clausen completed 26 passes on 45 attempts for 281 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. His otherwise positive fantasy stats were offset by two interceptions.
Clausen was abused throughout the night, taking two sacks and five hits and ultimately being forced into two interceptions, but the backup quarterback was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise ugly loss. The Ravens have another difficult matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers next week and Jimmy Clausen will likely continue to battle Matt Schaub for the starting job this week. In spite of his efforts, Clausen should remain off the radar in standard fantasy leagues and be considered a desperation play in deep two-QB leagues.
Clausen, who stepped in for injured QB Matt Schaub this week, completed 27 of 40 passing attempts for 274 yards and one interception against the Seattle Seahawks.
Although the Seattle defense only sacked Clausen once, they hit him 11 times and prevented the backup QB from manufacturing any meaningful offense through the air. If Jimmy Clausen starts again next week against the Kansas City Chiefs, owners forced to start him should expect more of the same, as they've nabbed 18 interceptions on the season and have managed multiple sacks 10 out of 13 games this year.
Jimmy Clausen is expected to be the Ravens' starting QB for their Week 14 matchup against the Seahawks, according to Adam Schefter. Clausen will get the start due to Matt Schaub's injury. It's unclear if Schaub will be available to suit up as the team's No. 2 QB.
When it looked like Schaub would suit up, the Seahawks were the clear chalk play at D/ST. Considering Clausen now appears likely to start, this is certainly the case. You can safely avoid Clausen and all Ravens' players not named Javorius Allen. Expectations should be tempered for Allen, but he could be leaned on in the passing game considering his 12 targets received last week, making him a viable option in leagues that award points for receptions.
Jimmy Clausen preparing to start
With starter Matt Schaub not practicing all week, Clausen would be next man up. While he would be in a unique position by starting against Seattle for a second time with two different teams, Clausen is not recommended in any format.
The Bears made a small roster move on Monday by waiving backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen and promoting David Fales. The move was prompted by another team having interest in Fales. Rumors are pointing that the team may have been the Ravens after losing Joe Flacco to a season-ending knee injury. The connection being that Fales is familiar with OC Marc Trestman's offense.
Unless you are in the habit of handcuffing your quarterbacks, this has zero fantasy impact. It does show that the Bears' front office likes what they have seen from Fales.