Welcome to the FC Insights Quarterback Targets Article. In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays at the QB position for each DFS week of the 2019-2020 NFL DFS season.
In this article, I am going to give you the top five quarterbacks in my personal model which uses a number of factors like Vegas total, match-up, salary, etc. Please note that just because a player is not in this article doesn’t mean that I don’t like them or that they are not in my player pool.
Baker Mayfield ($7,600 FD, $6,300 DK)
Mayfield sucked last week against an elite Steelers defense but prior to that game had been playing really well. Mayfield had at least two touchdown passes in each of his three games prior to last week and had produced at least 17 fantasy points in five of his previous six games. This week I am expecting Mayfield to go back to that level of production as he takes on the Bengals. This season the Bengals are allowing the 12th most passing yards per game and have allowed at least 16 fantasy points to all but two quarterbacks they have faced this season with those two quarterbacks being Devlin Hodges who didn’t play the entire game and Sam Darnold who has taken a major step backward in his second season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick ($7,400 FD, $6,000 DK)
Fitzmagic is always one of my favorite players to target for fantasy purposes as he can put up huge games each week as he is a gunslinger. Fitzpatrick has shown his tremendous upside in each of his past two games. In those two games, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 579 yards and five touchdowns while also adding in 47 yards rushing and a score. Fitzpatrick has at least 25 fantasy points in each of those games. This week I am expecting more of the same from him even in an average at best match-up against the Jets.
Ryan Tannehill ($7,300 FD, $5,800 DK)
I will admit that Tannehill is a bit of a risk this week as he the Titans are not throwing the ball a lot right now. Tannehill has not attempted more than 22 passes in three straight games. With that being said I am willing to take the risk on Tannehill this week for a couple of reasons. The first reason is despite the lack of attempts Tannehill is still getting the job done. Tannehill has at least two touchdown passes in five of his six starts and has at least 19 fantasy points in five of his six starts as well. The second reason I am willing to risk it with Tannehill this week is the match-up against the Raiders. The Raiders have allowed the ninth-most passing yards per game, third-most passing touchdowns, and sixth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season.
Jacoby Brissett ($7,400 FD, $6,100 DK)
I don’t love Brissett as prior to last week he had been struggling majorly. In his three previous games, Brissett had thrown for a total of 336 yards with one touchdown while scoring just 32.04 fantasy points. With that being said my model really likes Brissett this week due to his elite match-up against the Bucs. The Bucs have allowed the second-most passing yards per game, third-most passing touchdowns, and second-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Brissett is also expected to get T.Y. Hilton back this week who when healthy is one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.
Devlin Hodges ($7,000 FD, $5,900 DK)
I don’t want to play Hodges this week as I don’t think he is a good quarterback but I have a feeling I end up with a lot of him this week as there is no better match-up for quarterbacks than the Cardinals. The Cardinals are allowing the most passing yards per game and have allowed the most passing touchdowns this season. All but two quarterbacks the Cardinals have faced this season have produced below 18 fantasy points and the Cardinals are allowing 27.7 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks which is 3.7 fantasy points higher than the team giving up the second-most fantasy points per game to the position this season.