Ryan Heath’s QB Rankings
- With marginal fantasy quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, and Marcus Mariota in unfavorable game environments this week, we are down to just two truly viable streamers rostered in under 50% of Yahoo leagues before waivers run on Tuesday night. As always, Mariota is widely available and a fine enough play for those desperate. However, be aware that Arthur Smith has never seen a negative game script he didn’t like to call only 13 passes in.
- Daniel Jones is the QB9 on the year in fantasy points per game (but take these stats with a grain of salt – the QB7 and the QB15 are separated by just 1.5 points per game this year). More descriptively, Jones ranks 4th among quarterbacks in rushing attempts per game, and finally has a receiver consistently winning on routes in Wan’Dale Robinson. Jones gets a Seattle defense that has allowed the 7th-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in the last 4 weeks in a game with a 45-point over/under (tied 6th-highest this week).
- Justin Fields is back, folks. Jalen Hurts is the only quarterback who has more rushing attempts than Fields this year. Are you noticing a trend? Chicago has averaged a middling 62 plays in their last three games, a marked improvement from their 54.8 plays per game (31st) through the first four. Dallas and their pass rush (ranked 1st in pressure rate) will be a challenge, but a pressured Fields could mean a scrambling Fields, which is a productive Fields in terms of fantasy points.
- Desperate? Whether it’s Andy Dalton or Jameis Winston starting, the Saints are implied 24 points (tied-8th) against a Raiders defense that has been the best matchup for opposing quarterbacks all season. The Raiders have surrendered over 25 points per game to the position in the last month, creating at least some streaming appeal for whoever is throwing the ball to Chris Olave.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options