News: 2 days agoBrissett recorded no statistics while playing three of the Commanders' 55 snaps on offense in Sunday's 45-15 loss to the Dolphins.
Spin: Brissett had been active for each of Washington's first 12 games, but with starting quarterback Sam Howell playing 100 percent of the snaps in those contests, the former didn't get the chance to make his team debut. With Sunday's game devolving into a blowout by the second half, however, Brissett finally took the field for the Commanders' final possession. Though turnovers (14 interceptions, two lost fumbles) and taking sacks (58) have been an issue for Howell through his first 13 starts, head coach Ron Rivera has made no indication that the Commanders plan to make a quarterback change coming out of their Week 14 bye. As a result, Brissett looks poised to remain in a backup role as the season winds down, barring an injury to Howell.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Brissett signed with the Commanders after an efficient showing in 11 starts for the Browns last season. The veteran QB finished eighth in QBR (60.0), though he was limited to 14 total TDs and one weekly fantasy finish better than 10th. Brissett didn't move the needle a ton through the air, but he put together a solid 49-243-2 rushing line. He has been around since 2016 but has yet to finish a season better than 20th in fantasy points. Washington has a good group of receivers, led by Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson, but even if Brissett overtakes Sam Howell for the starting gig, his passing limitations make it unlikely that he'll find his way onto the fantasy radar.