It hasn’t been pretty for Andrew Luck ($7,800) to start the season. He’s ranked 20th amongst all QBs in DraftKings scoring. You can look at that a few different ways. You can say that he’s ranked 20th and avoid him or be optimistic that he’s still ranked 20th despite playing very poorly and throwing a ridiculous 7 INTs. I certainly think there’s better days ahead for Luck and if he’s going to get right in a big way, you’d think it would be think week against the Jaguars. Jacksonville is surrendering 22.09 DraftKings points per game to opposing QBs this season.
My main-man Cam! Cam Newton ($7,000) is looking like everything we’ve ever wanted from a Fantasy QB. He’s throwing the ball a ton and running it in a big way! He’s averaging 33 pass attempts a game, which spread out over 16 games would be the most he’s ever thrown in a season, by a significant amount. He’s also on pace to rush the ball 165 times which would shatter his most in a season (127 in 2012). The entire Panthers offense runs through Newton and he’s providing the Fantasy points to match. His versatilty is starting to make him look matchup-proof and I will be rostering him liberally again in Week 4 @ TB.
The Red Rocket, Andy Dalton ($5,900), is really catching my attention this week. He’s improved every single game this season and is now the third best DraftKings quarterback this season after a massive 35.32 point performance in Week 3. You should know that Dalton is a much better QB at home and his three best DraftKings performances last year all came in Cincy. I expect him to keep the good times rolling versus the Chiefs who have been beat up by the Broncos and the Packers in their last two.
The 5th ranked DraftKings QB is getting no love from the pricing algorithm. I am talking about Tyrod Taylor ($5,800) who is averaging 23.1 DraftKings points per game. He’s been spectacular this season and continues to impress week-in and week-out. Taylor has completed no less than 72% of his passes in any game this season and has tacked on 96 yards and a TD on the ground. It’s logical to think that he hasn’t seen his best matchup yet, but that will change on Sunday. The Bills will take on the pourous Giants defense that is surrendering the 4th most DraftKings points to opposing QBs.
Derek Carr ($5,300) is absolutely a legit fantasy QB. He’s gone over 300 yards in the last two games and remember that he left the game in Week 1 due to injury, so that skews his averages. He’s scored 30 and 23 DraftKings points in the L2. He clearly has upgraded weapons in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree to catch the ball and Latavius Murray can open up the whole playbook with his ability to run it down the opponent’s throat. Carr has a date with Chicago, who might own the league’s worst pass defense.
The Quarterback breakdown is based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.