Dak Prescott v. Miami Dolphins
His offensive performance so far this season has been incredible, and add the matchup with the Miami Dolphins defense into the mix and you have a recipe for massive fantasy point production for Dak Prescott. The injury to Michael Gallup will affect his options in the passing game, but hold no fear when starting him this week. There were already many questions surrounding the Miami Dolphins defense, and now with the trade of Minkah Fitzpatrick, they appear to be in shambles.
Tom Brady v. New York Jets
Being one of the greatest football players of all time, Tom Brady would still struggle at times when it came to producing fantasy points. This is a situation where he will be scoring a ton of points with the hot offense of the Patriots, and the Jets defense situation. The Jets are plagued by injuries currently, and Tom Brady will be able to take advantage of this with matchups to get his receivers open. Even with the release of Antonio Brown, he is still a start this week.
Josh Allen v. Cincinnati Bengals
In this home matchup against a fellow AFC team, Josh Allen has the potential to score a large amount of points for the fantasy football GM. His rushing abilities add that element to his point production possibilities. The Cincinnati Bengals’ defense has struggled so far this season, giving up 41 points to the San Francisco 49ers offense last week. These two aspects, in addition to his arm will let Josh Allen possibly be one of the highest scoring fantasy quarterbacks this week.
Derek Carr @ Minnesota Vikings
The defense of the Minnesota Vikings is highly reputed, and should overwhelm Derek Carr. His lack of offensive weapons will further this ideal, and should keep his fantasy point production relatively low. Carr should be on your bench this week, being that there should be better streaming options available.
Baker Mayfield v. Los Angeles Rams
So far through the beginning of the season, Baker Mayfield has not lived up to the expectations held by fantasy football GM’s that drafted him. The thought was that with all his new weapons on offense, he would be able to replicate the production that he produced last season as a rookie. The loss of one of his most valued weapons in David Njoku Will be filled both in the passing, as well as the pass blocking aspect of the offense.The Los Angeles Rams hold a very intimidating defense, and it may be too much for Baker Mayfield to handle.
Waiver Wire Target
With the season ending elbow injury to their star starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the next man up for the Pittsburgh Steelers is Mason Rudolph. He has been inactive for all 16 games in the 2018 season, but it is now time for him to take the reins of the team. He was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft, so the team has invested significant draft capital in him. For a fantasy football GM that is in need of a quarterback, this might be your answer for the rest of the season, because there is no competition behind him after trading Josh Dobbs.