The bye week carnage hits hard this week with several of the top
quarterbacks out. With more than a few teams going to the free agent
well, Ryan makes for a decent fill-in. The 37-year-old has certainly
played like his age a few times this season, but does have three
350+ yard games so far, including a Week 4 tilt against these same
Titans. With Alec Pierce emerging, and Taylor still gimpy, give
the old man a go.
Currently 13th in FPts/G scoring for quarterbacks, Carr hasnít
been great, but heís been pretty consistent. With 240+ yards,
and 2 scores in four out of five games, the floor is high enough
for the Vegas signal caller to not kill you this week. Houston
has held their own defensively, but have yielded big yardage games
to Ryan, Herbert, and Lawrence.
This isnít your dadís Pittsburgh defense even if
they showed life against a fading Bucs team last week. Tua looks
to be back to full health after his concussion scare, and this
pass offense has proved to be a fantasy bonanza, as Miami is 2nd
in NFL in passing yardage.
1st in plays-per-game, and last in yards-per-play, this Cardinal
offense is an utter mess. Kyler Murray is constantly under siege
and the line got worse with the injury to starting tackle Justin
Pugh. The return of suspended DeAndre Hopkins barely offsets the
loss of Hollywood Brown, and a short week means newly acquired
Robbie Anderson canít be counted on for much.
Lawrence and the Jags have taken a step back with three straight
losses, and Lawrenceís inability to push the ball downfield
is a reason why. Over the last three weeks Jacksonville is 21st
in the NFL in yards-per-attempt, and a frisky, swarming Giants
defense comes to town looking to leave 6-1. While they donít
get to the QB often, the G-men are 5th best in NFL, allowing opposing
quarterbacks to complete only 58% of their passes.
With little chance the injury ravaged Niner defense will be able
to slow the Chiefs, the Niners are going to be forced to throw
to keep pace with Mahomes. The prototypical game manager, last
week’s sad 14-point loss to the Falcons was the exact reason
this team wanted to move on from Jimmy G. He’s not good
enough to make off-schedule plays or make the players around him