Fantasy owners are scrambling a bit this week, with Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan among the quarterbacks out on bye. Couple that with all of the injuries, as well as the significant fall-off of Lamar Jackson, and suddenly we get some intriguing names among the Top 10 on the list. Who are the names we should be considering? Who is too risky to trust? Let’s take a look:
- Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Buffalo
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Jacksonville
- Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – at Arizona
- Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – at Cleveland
- Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Los Angeles Rams
- Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers – at Miami
- Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Seattle
- Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cincinnati
- Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
- Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – at New England
- Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. San Francisco
- Drew Lock – Denver Broncos – at Las Vegas
- Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Carolina
- Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders – vs. Denver
- Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
- Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – vs. Houston
- Ryan Tannehill – Tennessee Titans – vs. Indianapolis
- Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
- Cam Newton – New England Patriots – vs. Baltimore
- Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
- Daniel Jones – New York Giants – vs. Philadelphia
- Philip Rivers – Indianapolis Colts – at Tennessee
- Alex Smith – Washington Football – at Detroit
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Washington
- Nick Foles – Chicago Bears – vs. Minnesota
- Kyler Murray has rushed for a TD in all but one game, totaling 8 rushing TD over 8 games. He’s also had 67+ yards in six of the eight games, including 106 yards in Week 9. Now couple that with 646 passing yards, 6 TD and 1 INT over his past two games and what’s not to like? Considering Buffalo isn’t an elite defense, including allowing 390 yards to Russell Wilson this past week, it’s easy to decide who the top option is.
- How long are we going to view Lamar Jackson as one of the elite? He once again salvaged what was a miserable day with a rushing TD, as he failed to throw a TD in Week 9. Overall he hasn’t topped 210 passing yards since Week 1 and has thrown for 1 TD or less in four of the eight games. With a matchup against New England, who has been one of the better defenses against opposing QB, he’s more of a low-end QB1 as opposed to a trusted option.
- Is Justin Herbert currently the Offensive Rookie of the Year? He threw for multiple touchdowns for the fifth straight game in Week 9, throwing for 326 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT. He’s also thrown for at least 264 yards in all six of his starts, and in his last four games he has 12 TD vs. 2 INT. Taking on a Miami defense that was just torched by Murray, Herbert should be viewed once again as one of the better options.
- Speaking about impressive young quarterbacks, it would appear that Drew Lock has started to find his footing. In Week 9 he showed an ability to throw the football (313 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT) and run it (7 carries for 47 yards and 1 TD), thrusting his name onto maps. After throwing 0 TD and 4 INT in his first two games in October, he’s thrown for 561 yards, 5 TD and 2 INT in the past two. Taking on a Raiders’ defense that was just torched by Herbert, Lock needs to be considered a potential QB1.
- Tua Tagovailoa looked good in his second start, completing 20 of 28 passes for 2 TD and 0 INT (he added 35 rushing yards). Now he gets a Chargers defense that’s been among the most porous against opposing QB, and he is a high-level QB2 and a solid bye week/injury replacement.
Sources – NFL.com, ESPN
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