If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.
If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.
So here are the quarterbacks that will likely provide some of the best and worst value for Week 10. (Values from DraftKings).
BEST: Drew Brees (NO) - $6,700
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are playing home in the Super Dome, so what more do you need to know this week? Brees didn’t show any signs of rust in his return last week, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. Against the rival Atlanta Falcons and the 5th-worst passing defense, he could put up even bigger numbers against his division rival.
WORST: Kyle Allen (CAR) - $5,100
Sticking with the NFC South, Kyle Allen and the Carolina Panthers are traveling to an angry Green Bay Packers team that just got embarrassed by the Los Angeles Chargers last week. The Packers will be playing with a chip on their shoulder after a disappointing loss, so expect that defense to be flying around all game. Allen has the benefit of MVP-contender Christian McCaffrey, but Run CMC can only do so much if Allen is constantly getting pressured.
BEST: Brian Hoyer (IND) - $5,900
The Indianapolis Colts are down to their third quarterback from who they thought was going to be their quarterback to start 2019 after Jacoby Brissett became the starter when Andrew Luck retired. Brian Hoyer might not be Teddy Bridgewater, but he’s still a serviceable backup quarterback in the NFL. Hoyer came in to throw three touchdowns last week, despite that, he’s still $1,400 cheaper than the most expensive quarterback in daily fantasy this week. He’s an incredible daily fantasy option considering the value, and against the lowly Miami Dolphins, he could have himself a solid day.
WORST: Lamar Jackson (BAL) - $7,300
Lamar Jackson might be one of the top two names in the MVP discussion right now with Russell Wilson, but he might not end up looking like on this week. Why? Because his opponent the Cincinnati Bengals are that terrifying? No, the opposite. The Bengals are likely so bad that the Ravens get an early lead and then just run out the clock with Mark Ingram and Lamar is never asked to put the game on his shoulders to win. As the most expensive quarterback in daily fantasy this week, you’re probably better off staying away.
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