It could be a family gathering this week if you play in leagues that let you start 2 QB’s. Peyton and Eli have great matchups this week and I’ve got them in my top shelf this week. I honestly don’t think you want to go cheap on QB this week (unless it’s Eli) … so anything in our mid-grade or house blend selections should only be risked if you have a lock on your other positions.
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QB – Peyton Manning
There’s not much to say. Dallas has given up the 5th most yards to QBs and tied for giving up the most TDs at 10. You should play Manning if you have other cheaper players you like this week.
QB – Drew Brees
Da Bears have given up the 9th most yards to QB’s this year with 6 TDs and 6 INTs. Brees is another solid play this week. As long as the weather is good in Chicago this weekend.
QB – Michael Vick
The Giants are tied for a league high 10 TDs allowed to QB’s this season. Green light if you want the dog fighter in your lineup this week.
QB – Eli Manning
Vegas has the Giants as a (tiny) favorite and a huge O/U for NFL games. The Eagles have given up the 2nd most yards to QBs and the 2nd most TDs. I don’t LOVE Eli like his brother, but he’s got a great matchup this week. (And maybe big brother told him everything he needs to know after crushing them himself last week).
QB – Tom Brady
The Bengals are pretty solid against the pass, but they have injuries … and this is Tom Brady. I expect him to have at least 2 TD’s in this game, and it could be more. Almost every QB has looked good (except Big Ben) against the Bengals this year.
QB – Aaron Rodgers
The Lions have given up the 11th most yards to QB’s this year with only 4 TDs. They really aren’t a bad defensive team, considering teams are throwing on them most of the game since their offense can keep up. ARod is a solid play, but he may not be across all your lineups this week given this matchup has the potential to hold him down.
QB – Tony Romo
The Broncos pass D has given up the 3rd most yards to QBs this year. Tony is a solid play this week since they should be throwing all game.
QB – Cam Newton
Arizona has given up the 12th most yards to QB’s with 8 TDs through 4 games. Cam might be firing on all cylinders after a week off.
QB – Matt Ryan
Matty Ice … The Jets haven’t given up that much yardage to QBs this year, but 7 TDs with only 1 INT is near the bottom of the barrel. Solid matchup.
QB – Philip Rivers
Was BUTTER last week. Pure butter. This week he’s a higher priced option and before Peyton came in and ripped up the Raiders, they weren’t that bad against the pass. But, the Chargers are a pretty high-powered offense, so I don’t mind if you slip him in your lineups this week – just don’t expect him to repeat what he did last week.
QB – Brian Hoyer
Not a horrible last 2 weeks for this guy. He’s turning Jordan Cameron into a STUD TE play. The Bills have given up the 10th most yards to QB’s this year – with 8 TD’s and 8 INT’s – Cam Newton, Joe Flacco, Tom Brady and Geno Smith are responsible for those stats. I’m ranking Hoyer again near the bottom of the QB’s this week, but only because there are still more options you can go with.
QB – Sam Bradford
The Jaguars actually haven’t given up that many yards to QB’s through 4 weeks, but they have given up 9 TDs with only 1 INT. I wouldn’t roll with Bradford in ALL your daily fantasy lineups this weekend … but if you slip him in ONE of them, I won’t blame you.
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