Take a look at our NFL Lineup Tips for Sunday October 21, 2018:
The NFL adding flex scheduling has really limited our QB options lately, missing out on guys like Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes more than we would probably like. This leads us to cheaper QB options to consider on a week to week basis. There are 4 QBs that I am playing this week.
Jared Goff: Goff is in a fantastic offense vs a bad defense. If he came out and threw for 350 and 4 TDs I wouldn’t be shocked at all. He is probably the most likely to reach this kind of upside, so he will be in my player pool this week.
Jameis Winston: Browns have allowed a lot of points in 2 of the last 3 weeks and the Bucs offense has been good and aggressive so far. I think I will be avoiding Winston for the most part because of his popularity and the situation. The Browns defense has been hurt by turnovers and isn’t as bad as it has been. Winston will be someone I play a little of just in case he goes off and the field has a lot.
Baker Mayfield: He gets the worse secondary in the league in my opinion. This simply comes down to if these guys can catch. Antonio Callaway would be a top 20 WR this year in yards if he had solid hands. This has really hurt Baker and the Cleveland offense and I think that is really what this will come down to. The Bucs are also without 2 of their 3 best pass rushers.
Drew Brees: This is Drew Brees on the road vs. one of the best defenses in football. I like Brees here because the Ravens defense has not been tested at all. The best offenses they have played was the Bengals or Steelers. The Steelers struggled to move the ball as they seem to against the Ravens and the Bengals imposed their will against this defense. This Saints offense is the best they have played and I would walk away less shocked than most if the Saints posted a big number this week.
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Todd Gurley: He’s in the best situation basically ever in this offense as a lead back who gets 25-30 touches and tons of TD opportunities. Gurley is probably an overrated back, but situation is way more important than talent at the RB position.
Ezekiel Elliott: Redskins rush defense is one of the worst in the league. Dak rushing last week opens up space for Zeke. Redskins also allow RB catches at a high rate.
Latavius Murray: saw 24 touches and 3 targets as a lead back. Should see similar work this week. Has high floor for touches and TD upside.
Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson: Both too cheap for their expected workload in a high total game. Should both see double-digit touches.
Jarvis Landry: facing a horrible secondary and seeing a lot of targets. Hasn’t produced yet, so shouldn’t be too high owned.
Robert Woods: Should see more snaps in the slot with Cooper Kupp out. Slot generally gets more mismatches than outside receiver, which Woods has already excelled in massively.
Josh Gordon: Seeing consistently increasing target and snap shares. Close to having a breakout game and the Pats seem to really want to get him involved in the offense as quickly as they can.
Marquis Goodwin: Incredibly fast player who should see 5+ targets in a game they should be trailing early. Has slate breaking ability at a super cheap price.
Kelvin Benjamin: This is a stretch, but he had good rapport with Anderson when they were both with Carolina. You could make an argument that Anderson is the best QB Benjamin has had all year.
Enjoy the games!