The Chiefs have been very generous, allowing the second-most
fantasy points in the league (31.8 FPts/G). Meanwhile, Heinicke
comes off a tough game against New Orleans, but still averages
more per game than Aaron Rodgers. This should be a high-scoring
games (O/U 55), so the WFT quarterback is going to need to put
up lots of points.
Mills is no Lamar Jackson, who toasted the Colts for 442 passing
yards and four TDs, but he is coming off a big game of his own
(27.8 fantasy points against New England). The Colts have been
pretty loose in the secondary, ranking 29th, against opposing
quarterbacks. If you have a quarterback on a bye or struggling
you could do worse than a hot QB versus a porous secondary.
The rookie No. 1 overall selection, Lawrence has been up and
down this season, but he’s been using his legs more in the
last two games and that’s helped his fantasy value. The
Dolphins’ pass defense was manhandled by Tom Brady last
week and might not be ready to take advantage of the rookie’s
weakness. The Dolphins are a top blitzing team (32.5% of the time)
yet have managed just nine sacks and Lawrence should be able to
move outside the pocket and make plays.
The Bills are No. 1 against opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers.
Meanwhile, the Titansí passing offense has been disappointing
despite the addition of Julio Jones. Tannehill ranks 21st among
fantasy quarterbacks and this week isnít the spot for him
to get healthy.
Carrís numbers have been inflated by overtime games in
the first couple of weeks, but over the past two games heís
come back down to earth. Heís averaged just 201 passing
yards against the Chargers and Bears and faces a third straight
tough assignment in the Broncos, who rank second to the Bills
yielding just 17.9 FPts/G. Denver has allowed just seven points
in two games in the Mile High City.
Darnold still ranks ninth among quarterbacks (thanks to five rushing
touchdowns), but reality struck last week against Philadelphia
when he managed just 13.9 fantasy points and threw three interceptions.
With his confidence shaken he faces a Vikings team ranked eighth
against opposing quarterbacks. They do it with a strong pass rush,
ranking second in sacks (17) despite blitzing only 20.4% of the
time and have yielded just six touchdown passes. It’s best
to avoid him if you can.