BJ VanderWoude: Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Josh McCown all have favorable matchups against defenses that are ranked 26th or worse in passing yards allowed. Which of these quarterbacks will you have significant exposure to in week 10, and which player do you think is the best Point Per Dollar (PP$) play for GPPs and cash games?
James Brimacombe: I don’t think I will go chasing Jared Goff this week, as I could see the Rams feed the ball to Todd Gurley 25+ times and grind out a win this week. Goff should see plenty of production early in the game but there is some real potential this game gets out of hand early, with the Rams defense against Tom Savage. I like Ben Roethlisberger this week in Indianapolis but can we really trust him on the road and overall this year you just don’t see the same flare out of him that you have in years past. Out of this list of quarterbacks, my favorite has to be Matthew Stafford who will be at home indoors against a Cleveland defense that likes to give up points to opposing quarterbacks. The list of quarterbacks that have went for multi touchdown games against the Browns are as follows: Case Keenum 2, Deshaun Watson 3, Josh McCown 2, Andy Dalton 4, Jacoby Brissett 3, Joe Flacco 2, and Ben Roethlisberger 2. Seeing that list and the matchup in front of him along with no running game to speak of in Detroit, you have to like Stafford for a 3-touchdown potential game in this spot.
Justin Bonnema: Ben Roethlisberger jumps off the page, at least on FanDuel where he’s priced as QB10. No team has allowed more passing yards than the Colts, who have permitted five quarterbacks to log at least 300 yards, including Blake Bortles, Marcus Mariota, Brian Hoyer, and Carson Palmer. The only player to not score at least 15 FanDuel points against them this season was Tom Savage last week, which is understandable considering that he got thrown into the starting lineup late in the week. I’ll let others get scared off by Roethlisberger’s ugly home/road splits and load up on a heavy Steelers’ stack at potentially low ownership.
Stafford's only game with less than 14 fantasy points this year came on the road in Week 4, against a tough Minnesota defense. He's eclipsed 21 fantasy points in each of his last three games and gets a bump this week thanks to a date with Cleveland at home. The Browns have allowed the tenth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, a feat which seems impossible when you look at a list of their opponents -- Ben Roethlisberger (on the road), Joe Flacco, Jacoby Brissett, Andy Dalton, Josh McCown, Deshaun Watson (forgivable), Marcus Mariota (the immobile version), and Case Keenum.
Detroit averages the third-fewest yards per rush attempt (3.2) and the Browns allow the fewest (2.9). The path of least resistance for the Lions is clearly through the air, which syncs perfectly with what they do best. Stack Stafford with Marvin Jones, who has emerged as a fantasy WR1 over the last three games but still costs $600 less than Golden Tate.
In GPPs, I'll have to get a better sense of projected ownerships before committing fully, but I like Roethlisberger quite a bit because he's struggled enough this year to limit his ownership. I'll have exposure to McCown in both cash and GPPs. I'm particularly fond of a McCown/Anderson/Sefarian-Jenkins super-stack in tournaments.