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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 8 Quarterbacks

By Steve Schwarz | 10/27/22
Bye Weeks: Kansas City, LA Chargers
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Andy Dalton

1) Andy Dalton vs. Las Vegas

The “cure” for any quarterback is the 32nd-ranked Las Vegas pass defense. Opposing QBs have thrown for 13 touchdowns and run for three more. While I would be surprised if Dalton ran for a score, he did throw for 361 yards and four scores at Arizona last week. The Raiders can score too, so this should be a shootout (O/U 49.5).

2) Sam Ehlinger vs. Washington

Ehlinger has the ability to run where defenses knew exactly where Ryan would be… planted in the back of the pocket. In preseason, the 2021 sixth-round pick was 24-of-29 for 289 yards and four touchdowns. Ehlinger also ran for 71 yards and another score. He should have a healthier Jonathan Taylor behind him and the Commanders have yielded 14 touchdown passes in seven games (second-most).

3) Tom Brady vs. Baltimore

The Ravens’ 29th-ranked pass defense has been better the past two weeks (Daniel Jones and Jacoby Brissett), but after Brady’s last few performances, I’m expecting a top effort from the future Hall of Famer. In particular, he’ll find Mike Evans for at least one touchdown. Chris Godwin is healthy and the Bucs’ running game has been practically invisible since Week 1. If TB12 doesn’t bounce back here, he should probably call Giselle and ask her if he can come home for good.

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1) Trevor Lawrence vs. Denver (London)

The Broncos pass defense is ranked No.1 against opposing quarterbacks allowing just 13 FPts/G. At Empower Field at Mile High, that number drops to 11.2 points for the opposing starter. Running QBs, (Lawrence has three rushing touchdowns this season), have yet to run any in against the Denver defense. Also, his No.1 receiver will likely rarely be open (see Christian Kirk… grab some pine).

2) Jacoby Brissett vs. Cincinnati

While, the mainstream media is fixated on the talented Bengals’ offense (for good reason), the Cincinnati defense has quietly done a great job on their side of the ball. The pass defense is ranked No.3 against opposing fantasy quarterbacks yielding just 15.6 points a game. Brissett has been below average in holding the seat warm until Deshaun Watson is available to return and he isn’t a viable fantasy fill-in for byes or injuries in Week 8.

3) Justin Fields @ Dallas

The Cowboys are stingy to opposing pass offenses, allowing just 210 passing yards per game and intercepting more balls than allowing touchdown passes (7 vs. 6). Fields, off a short work week will likely be running for his life.

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