The notable Week 8 matchups for quarterbacks include plenty of low-cost options and chalk. Which quarterbacks do you prefer from each bucket?
Quality Matchups - The Chalk
- Deshaun Watson (vs. Oakland)
- Russell Wilson (at Atlanta)
- Jared Goff (vs. Cincinnati)
- Tom Brady (vs. Cleveland)
- Ryan Tannehill (vs. Tampa Bay)
- Daniel Jones (at Detroit)
- Derek Carr (at Houston)
- Josh Allen (vs. Philadelphia)
Deshaun Watson -- The Raiders only have 10 sacks on the year, which bodes well for a Texans offense that flourishes when Deshaun Watson avoids pressure. The problem is Watson is near the top of the salary table this week, so you'll have to be judicious with your builds to use him. I think there are savings at other positions that make him a viable -- if not top tier -- option in cash games.
Russell Wilson -- Wilson is the most expensive quarterback on the slate, and faces a Falcons team in disarray. It's an interesting trade-off and chances are he returns value. However, there's also the chance the Seahawks can win with a conservative, ball-control offense where Chris Carson stars. Wilson isn't out of consideration, but he's my least favorite of the chalk plays at his price.
Josh Allen -- Allen isn't a dynamic passer, but he's more than capable of hitting deep vertical routes when they're available. The Eagles secondary is historically bad, with no solve in sight, and the way to beat them is throwing downfield. Meanwhile, the Bills defense is stout enough to keep the Eagles offense on its heels. It's a game script that bodes well for Allen.
Daniel Jones -- The Lions have a losing record but they've been the hard-luck franchise of the early season; they could easily have one of the NFC's top records. The Giants are a broken team struggling to field receivers with Sterling Shepard concussed and out indefinitely. Jones doesn't project as a top-8 value at the position this week.
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