Quarterback is so important this year. The best have been great (except for Lamar Jackson) and there have been some breakouts! Chances are that if you drafted or scooped up a rookie QB off of the waiver wire, you’re pretty happy right now. It’s kind of rare that the top 3 quarterbacks taken in an NFL draft are so fantasy relevant in their rookie season. It’s even more surprising because just one rookie quarterback began the year as the starter under center.

But it’s not just rookies that are shining. Kyler Murray had a good rookie year and has made his second year campaign an even bigger deal. Many of us expected this with the addition of DeAndre Hopkins, but there was clearly still value in his draft price. Josh Allen hadn’t had a 300 yard passing game in his first two seasons coming into this year, but yesterday, he threw for over 300 yards in the first half against Seattle. I have four names to get to this week. Let’s get started.

Stealin’

Tua Tagovailoa

Tua played second fiddle to Joe Burrow when it came to the NFL draft process and I don’t think many people would have expected that coming into the 2019 college season. Just because Joe Burrow is great, doesn’t mean Tua can’t be as well. After all, Joe Burrow had the greatest college quarterback season of all time in 2019. Miami was the perfect landing spot for Tua. Brian Flores is the real deal. And I don’t buy that crap about the rest of this season being a test run for Tua to see if they should draft another QB in the 2021 draft outside of trying to motivate Tagovailoa. 

Tagovailoa’s first start against the Rams was shaky at best, and Sunday was much better. Tua was even able to rush for 35 yards this time around on top of throwing two touchdown passes. Preston Williams was carted off, but to this point, tests have come back negative so this is great news. The Dolphins have a soft schedule against pass defenders the rest of the way. There will be struggles in between, but you’re grabbing Tua for the playoff run, which includes the Pats, Chiefs, and Raiders. By the time this part of the competitive Dolphins’ schedule comes around, Tagovailoa should be running and passing on all cylinders. 

Drew Lock

Drew Lock might be entering his final audition to be the long term quarterback. As dire of a proposition as that seems, he’s been pretty damn good for fantasy the last couple of weeks. Last week Lock led a 4th quarter comeback for the ages against the unluckiest team in the history of the NFL, the Chargers. On Sunday, Lock came up short against Atlanta, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. Lock had 3 total touchdowns for the 2nd week in a row and one was on the ground. He even added in 47 yards on the ground. I don’t hate this Denver offense! Jerry Jeudy seems to be coming into his own, a personal favorite KJ Hamler is seeing the field more, and I like Noah Fant when he is healthy. Denver won’t be a playoff team, but they definitely won’t quit trying to put up points as the season pushes on. The Broncos have the Panthers, Bills, and Chargers on the fantasy playoff schedule.

Dealin’

Josh Allen

Josh Allen’s stock will never be higher. He’s coming off of the game of his career in unseasonably warm Buffalo temperatures against a team traveling across the country. It’s only going to get colder in Buffalo and before last week, Allen was regressing quite a bit. Down the stretch in make-it-break-it weeks 13 and 14, Buffalo travels across the country to San Francisco and then back home to host the Steelers. Getting a couple of nice pieces for Allen could be very beneficial down the stretch.

Ben Roethlisberger

Thankfully, Ben had a good final stat line on Sunday because I had him in the start column for week 9. But his arm looks absolutely cooked. This isn’t a good thing heading into the cold winter Sundays of the Northeast. Ravens and WFT are on the schedule late in the season and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Steelers take the ball out of Big Ben’s hands as often as possible down the stretch to feed Conner if they grow their lead for the 1 seed. 

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Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Thank for all the help. I’m definitely making the playoffs this year in my 8 team PPR league and was wondering if you saw any players that you think have really hard playoff schedules where I might should look for substitute. Our playoffs are weeks 15 and 16. My roster is:

QB: Kyler Murray
RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB 2: Aaron Jones
WR1: Davante Adams
WR2: Stefon Diggs
TE: Austin Hooper
FLEX: Tyler Lockett
Defense: STREAM
K: STREAM

Bench: Phillip Rivers, Giovanni Bernard, Chase Edmonds, Alexander Mattison, Jaelon Reagor, and Jimmy Graham

I know most of my position players are set and forget, but are there any concerns you have with that bunch or any defenses or tight ends (or other positions) you would recommend picking up in anticipation of the playoffs?

Thanks so much!

Chiefs325
Chiefs325
1 year ago

You trade James Robinson and Kupp for Hopkins and David Johnson? PPR.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Here are my WRs in .5 PPR – Kupp, Godwin, AB, Tee Higgins, Michael Thomas. Do you think Jakobi Meyers or Jalen Reagor worth an add for me or is my depth good enough? I could drop Hayden Hurst since I have Goedert, but I kind of want to hang on to him since Goedert until he proves himself in a game after such a long layoff. Another potential drop for one of those guys would be Dobbins or David Montgomery.

hamtime
hamtime
1 year ago

14m deep league. 1Qb spot:

Have stafford but no idea if he plays this week. Have the number 2 waiver. Do I burn it on lock or someone like jakobi and hope dalton, lutton clear waivers. All 2Qbs are taken

Pls rank:, jakobi, perriman, mvs, Richie, Ford – burn a #2 waiver on any or hold Sony

Water boy
Water boy
1 year ago

Howdy MB! Full ppr/ 10 tm
I’m in a pickle, do I activate Mark Ingram from IR & drop Gus Edwards?

Or do I drop Ingram & hold or dump Gus?

If I dump Gus here are available RBs: burkhead, Malcom brown, Brian hill, Jordan Howard

My RBs are Dalvin Cook, CEH, Chubb, mattison, Dobbins, Chase Edmonds,, Zack Moss Mark Ingram , Gus Edwards

My WRs (we start 3, can be 4 w/ flex) Hopkins, Ridley (bye), tyreek hill (bye), mclaurin, Travis Fulgham, ayiuk, Cooper Kupp

My TE’s are jonnou smith & Goedart on bench

QB Brady, added brees last week for Brady bye week 13 brees gets ATL that week

Next hold or dump jonnou smith? I’d be looking at Austin hooper & play the matchups between hooper & Goedart.

Lastly for D I’m dumping chiefs D I’m looking into one of Packers , Vikings D or titans D

Packers D
week 10 vs jags
Week 11 @ Indy
Week 12 vs bears
Week 13 vs Eagles

Vikings D
Week 10 @ Chicago
Week 11 vs Cowboys
Week 12 vs panthers
Week 13 vs jags

Titans D
Week 10 vs colts
Week 11 @ Baltimore
Week 12 @ Indy
Week 13 vs browns

Thanks man!

JC
JC
1 year ago

Would you trade Crowder for Fulgham? Crowder has a bye but this is more about the playoffs in a few week as I am 7-2 and in a good spot . I have Boyd, Julio, Golladay and Crowder which seems like too many but Golladay has been MIA.

otisP
otisP
1 year ago

I have Josh Allen so planning for his week 11 bye. Would you prefer Tua against Denver or Kirk Cousins against Dallas? Thanks!