The Sunday kickoffs for Week 12 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 12 DFS lineups. In Week 11, a lot of the usual suspects dominated, but we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.
If you splurge elsewhere in your DFS lineup, you might need to scrap the bottom of the barrel to fill out the rest of your lineup. If you’re able to save a little more money on a player, who not make it the quarterback position?
So here are three best quarterback plays under $6,000 that could provide the best value for Week 12. Values from DraftKings.
Baker Mayfield (CLE) - $5,900
After a rocky start to 2019, Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns might have finally turned things around. Maybe his inconsistent numbers in 2019 was due to solely his own poor performance, or maybe it was due to a string of tough matchups for opposing quarterbacks. Now the Browns are set to take on a string of defenses which struggle against the pass, starting now with the 26th-ranked Miami Dolphins. If Baker puts up another solid game against the Dolphins, don’t be surprised to see his DFS price tag not creep below $6,000 again in 2019.
Mason Rudolph (PIT) - $5,500
Now that James Conner has officially been ruled out for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the Steelers will likely need to lean that much more on Mason Rudolph against the struggling Cincinnati Bengals. Without Conner, the Pittsburgh rushing attack is essentially the quick-passing game to Jaylen Samuels, so that means quick, easy completions for Rudolph. If Samuels is able to provide solid yards-after-the-catch against the Bengals, Rudolph could benefit from easy check down reads.
Nick Foles (JAC) - $5,400
Nick Foles was solid if unspectacular in his return to the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week, the Jaguars face off against the 4th-worst defense against opposing quarterbacks in the Tennessee Titans. As DJ Chark is emerging as a bright, up-and-coming wide receiver in the NFL, and Foles continues to shake off the early rust, the duo could become one of the NFL’s best young pairings in the NFL.
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