Dual-threat quarterbacks have dominated 2020 and are elite fantasy football options. Less athletic quarterbacks are perfectly capable of putting up big numbers too, and we’ve identified a couple with ideal Week 8 matchups alongside a pair of likely bust candidates.
Mayfield torched the Cincinnati Bengals with five passing touchdowns and is up against another bad pass defense in Week 8. While some might be low on him because of Odell Beckham Jr.’s season-ending knee injury, Mayfield showed that he can produce at a high level by using other resources.
Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Bridgewater had his second-best fantasy performance of the year against Atlanta in Week 5 and this time he’ll face the Falcons in Bank of America Stadium. Christian McCaffrey might still be out, but D.J. Moore has emerged as an elite wideout alongside Robby Anderson. The Panthers’ dynamic receiving corps combined with Mike Davis give Carolina tons of firepower.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears
Brees has been doing alright without Michael Thomas in the fold but I don’t expect Marquez Callaway to save him from the Bears’ defense. Chicago has a top 5 defense against quarterbacks and wide receivers on DraftKings and should apply plenty of pressure. The Bears are a tough team to perform well against on their home turf.
Nick Foles, Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints
New Orleans has been torn up by opposing quarterbacks this year but Foles is far from fantasy friendly. Chicago’s signal-caller cracked 250 passing yards for the first time this year in Week 7 but didn’t throw for a score and tossed two picks. The Saints’ defensive line should stifle the ground game and lead to more Foles passes, but there are a ton of better options available at quarterback.