DraftKings Consensus Rankings Week 12

An overview of collaborative rankings that lists the top value-based picks of the week selected by various staff members

Ten members of the Footballguys DraftKings staff compiled value-based rankings for Week 12 of the NFL season. Those results are shown below with the highest ranking at the top. Each position is ranked as follows: (A dash indicates that player was not ranked). 

Quarterback - Top 8
Running Back - Top 12
Wide Receiver - Top 12
Tight End - Top 8
Defense - Top 5 

To determine the average ranking, any player not ranked received a value of the lowest rank for that position, plus 1 (LR+1). For example, the Top 8 quarterbacks are ranked by each staff member. If one staff member did not rank a particular quarterback, but others did, the ranking for that quarterback is 8+1 or 9. Instead of displaying a 9 in the table, a dash is used to show that player was not ranked, after average rank was obtained. 

The value-based, collaborative results provide a window into which players are the best options for this week's slate of games. I'll explain why certain players are ranked as they are and also provide additional commentary volunteered by various staff members.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: QUARTERBACK

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Russell Wilson SEA at TB 6700 5 1 1 2 3 8 - 4 1 4 3.8
Carson Palmer ARI at ATL 5300 1 - - 3 6 2 2 3 - 1 4.5
Drew Brees NO LA 7100 - 3 5 4 8 - - 2 5 6 6.0
Cam Newton CAR at OAK 6800 - 8 2 5 2 - - - 3 5 6.1
Derek Carr OAK CAR 6100 8 - 4 1 - 7 - - 4 2 6.2
Aaron Rodgers GB at PHI 7000 3 - - - 1 - - 1 - - 6.8
Joe Flacco BAL CIN 5300 6 - - - - 3 - - - 3 7.5
Eli Manning NYG at CLE 6500 - 5 8 6 4 - - - - 7 7.5
Carson Wentz PHI GB 5400 2 - - - - - 5 6 - - 7.6
Dak Prescott DAL WAS 6300 4 - - - - 5 6 - - - 7.8
Kirk Cousins WAS at DAL 5900 7 - - - - 1 8 - - - 7.9
Colin Kaepernick SF at MIA 5700 - - - 7 - - 7 - 2 - 7.9
Ben Roethlisberger PIT at IND 7300 - 4 - - - 4 - - - - 8.0
Scott Tolzien IND PIT 5000 - 7 - - - - 1 - - - 8.0
Tyrod Taylor BUF JAC 5900 - 2 7 8 - - - - - - 8.0
Tom Brady NE at NYJ 7800 - 6 - - 7 - - 5 8 - 8.0
Marcus Mariota TEN at CHI 7200 - - 6 - - 6 - - 7 - 8.2
Matt Ryan ATL ARI 6900 - - - - 5 - - - 6 8 8.2
Andy Dalton CIN at BAL 5400 - - 3 - - - - - - - 8.4
Sam Bradford MIN at DET 5100 - - - - - - 3 - - - 8.4
Ryan Tannehill MIA SF 5500 - - - - - - 4 8 - - 8.4
Jameis Winston TB SEA 5400 - - - - - - - 7 - - 8.8

The top value quarterback this week is Russell Wilson ($6,700) at Tampa Bay. The last few games we have seen Wilson return to form after dealing with lingering knee and ankle issues for most of the season. He has six touchdown passes in the last three games with zero interceptions. Wilson had a strong second half of the season in 2015 and it's looking like we may see a similar finish this year. Seattle has a favorable schedule from here on out, including this week's matchup at Tampa Bay. The Bucs have allowed the second most DK points per game to quarterbacks since Week 8. It's no wonder why the consensus is high on him, especially with a decent price of $6,700. 

Others to target include Carson Palmer ($5,300) at Atlanta, Drew Brees ($7,100) vs Los Angeles and then Derek Carr ($6,100) & Cam Newton ($6,800) who will face each other in Oakland. 

Carson Palmer is an intriguing possibility this week. At only $5,300 he is a cheaper alternative with a favorable matchup. Prior to last week at Minnesota, Palmer had three straight 300+ yard passing games. The Falcons have allowed 24, 28, 32, 33 and 26 points in the last five games. Atlanta has a way of keeping their opponent in the game, especially in the second half. If the game script plays out to a back and forth point battle, this favors Palmer and makes him an excellent play for over $2,000 less than the top quarterbacks. 

Drew Brees at home is always an option. 3, 1, 4, 3, 4 - is the number of touchdown passes thrown at home this year for Brees. That's an average of 3 per game. The Rams give up a multiple touchdown pass game 40% of the time. Those aren't super odds, but I lean in favor of Brees in this one. 

Derek Carr vs. Cam Newton.  Carolina has gotten off to a good start in nearly all of their games, but the second half is nearly always a complete meltdown on defense. Derek Carr has two ways to hit big - start off strong and coast to a victory or struggle, while coming back in the second half. Both scenarios are positive outcomes. Newton has struggled to reach the level he was at last year. He's not running as much as he has in the past and the zone read isn't doing well because the Carolina offensive line has struggled. It all points to a down year fantasy wise. I'd lean Carr in this battle, plus he's the cheaper option. Carr has 20 touchdown passes this year, while Newton has 11. If Newton isn't running and scoring on runs, his value drops off considerably. 

Grant

Kirk Cousins - This game is going to be a shoot-out and Cousins is going to have a good game against the Cowboys on Thursday

Ben Roethlisberger - With Luck out, this could be a big game for Big Ben on Thursday night

Marcus Mariota - Chicago defense is going to be on the field a lot in this game and without some of their key players

Russell Wilson - Tampa Bay has been playing tough, but Wilson is going to eat them up this week

Wood

Russell Wilson - Wilson has found his groove after a rocky start for the second straight season

Eli Manning - Ben McAdoo's offense hasn't replicated last year's success, but the Browns matchup will help

Scott Tolzien - A true punt play, but Tolzien has a cadre of weapons to help return value

Knotts

Aaron Rodgers - This is essentially a must win game for Rodgers and company. They have all but abandoned the running game, and will come out throwing. The Eagles have been a good defense, but Rodgers will have to throw the ball 50 times this game

Eli ManningEli Manning gets the Browns who have been one of the worst defenses in the NFL, he is simply too cheap and has 3+ TD upside

Carson PalmerCarson Palmer's price seems like a mistake at just $5,300

Mamula

Russell Wilson - Seahawks offense is heating up. Wilson is underpriced.

Kaepernick has a high floor due to his rushing yardage.

Expect the Carolina/Oakland game to be a shootout

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: running back

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Jay Ajayi MIA SF 7600 4 1 5 4 5 2 - 6 3 4 4.7
Melvin Gordon III SD at HOU 7000 10 5 11 3 4 11 7 1 2 3 5.7
David Johnson ARI at ATL 8900 6 2 7 2 3 12 - 2 6 6 5.9
Rashad Jennings NYG at CLE 5600 1 - - 1 2 1 - 12 8 1 6.5
Jeremy Hill CIN at BAL 3900 12 - 1 10 - 9 2 7 5 2 7.4
Thomas Rawls SEA at TB 5700 - - 12 5 7 10 4 8 4 5 8.1
DeMarco Murray TEN at CHI 7700 8 6 - 6 8 7 - - 1 7 8.2
Carlos Hyde SF at MIA 4800 7 - 8 7 1 8 - - - 12 9.5
Frank Gore IND PIT 5200 2 8 - - - 6 5 - - - 9.9
Lamar Miller HOU SD 5800 - 7 4 12 6 - - - 7 - 10.1
LeVeon Bell PIT at IND 9000 5 4 - - - 5 10 - - - 10.2
Ezekiel Elliott DAL WAS 8500 9 3 - - - 3 - - - - 10.6
Wendell Smallwood PHI GB 4300 - - - - - - 1 4 10 - 10.6
Rob Kelley WAS at DAL 4300 3 9 - - - 4 - - - - 10.7
Isaiah Crowell CLE NYG 3900 - - 2 - - - 6 - - 10 10.9
Chris Ivory JAC at BUF 4200 - - - 9 - - 3 - - 11 11.4
Jordan Howard CHI TEN 5300 11 - 10 - 12 - - 3 - - 11.4
Theo Riddick DET MIN 5400 - - 3 - - - 8 - - - 11.5
Doug Martin TB SEA 4900 - - - 8 - - 9 - - 9 11.7
Latavius Murray OAK CAR 5500 - - - - - - - 5 9 - 11.8
Todd Gurley LA at NO 5700 - - 6 11 10 - - - - - 11.8
Spencer Ware KC at DEN 6100 - - - - 9 - - - - 8 12.1
Matt Forte NYJ NE 5500 - - 9 - - - - 9 - - 12.2
LeGarrette Blount NE at NYJ 5900 - 11 - - - - - 11 12 - 12.5
Jonathan Stewart CAR at OAK 5000 - - - - 11 - - - 11 - 12.6
LeSean McCoy BUF JAC 7300 - 10 - - - - - - - - 12.7
Devontae Booker DEN KC 5600 - - - - - - - 10 - - 12.7
Jerick McKinnon MIN at DET 3200 - - - - - - 11 - - - 12.8
Devonta Freeman ATL ARI 6400 - 12 - - - - - - - - 12.9
Tim Hightower NO LA 5400 - - - - - - 12 - - - 12.9

The #1 running back this week is Jay Ajayi who received nine Top 12 votes, eight of which were Top 5. At $7,600, Ajayi is no longer someone you can get at a discount, but he has proven his worth and has a favorable matchup this week vs San Francisco. Ajayi has rushing games of 111-1, 214-1 and 204-2 in his last three home games. The 49ers have allowed a 100-yard rusher in eight of the last nine games. Ajayi should reach paydirt once again. Expect high ownership for any back against the 49ers, but because this is Ajayi, consider him the top running back option of the week. 

Melvin Gordon III ($7,000), David Johnson ($8,900) and DeMarco Murray ($7,700) are other higher priced options near the top of the rankings. Throw Ezekiel Elliott ($8,500) into the mix as well. All are backs who have produced consistently that are going to be heavily targeted in cash games. 

Lesser priced considerations: Jeremy Hill ($3,900) is a super price, especially with Giovani Bernard (ACL) now out of the picture in the Bengals offense. A.J. Green is also no longer in the game plan which should yield more opportunities for Hill. If only Cincinnati was facing another opponent other than Baltimore, he'd be one of the top options. He's still projected to see a lot of action, even if it is against one of the best run defenses in the league. 

Thomas Rawls ($5,700) has a good matchup on paper against Tampa Bay. He's the primary back for Seattle with Christine Michael out of the picture and C.J. Prosise out with a shoulder injury. Rawls is now the default rushing option and he should see upwards of 20-25 touches in this game and games going forward. Looking at the matchup, Tampa Bay has allowed one 100-yard rusher all season and no rushing touchdowns from running backs since Week 7. Buyer beware. 

Grant

Rashad Jennings - Start your running backs against Cleveland

Jay Ajayi - Start your running backs against San Francisco

Rob Kelley - He won't have another 3 TDS, but he's going to do well against Dallas this week.

David Johnson - Expensive but he will produce

Wood

Ezekiel Elliott - Elliott is pricey but he's also the best RB in football in a prime time game vs a division foe

Lamar Miller - Miller is too low among the consensus, he's fully healthy and is set for a monster stretch run

Hindery

Rashad Jennings - Over the past five weeks, the Browns have allowed an average of 36.2 DraftKings points per game to opposing running backs.

Melvin Gordon III - The Texans were torched through the air by Raiders running backs who combined for 11 catches, 199 yards and two touchdowns. Gordon should put up good numbers as a receiver in addition to whatever damage he can do on his 20+ carries.

Jay Ajayi - The 49ers have allowed eight 100-yard rushers already this season.

Knotts 

Carlos Hyde - Miami is averaging allowing 126.1 yards per game rushing. To get a running back who is under 5k in this matchup is something I will sign up for.

Mamula

The Titans offense revolves around Murray.

Melvin Gordon continues to produce with a large amount of touches.

Jay Ajayi - Continue to target RBs playing the 49ers

Thomas Rawls - With the injury to C.J. Prosise, Rawls will see signifigant volume.

Jeremy Hill - Tough matchup but will see all the RB touches for the Bengals without Gio Bernard.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: wide receiver

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Larry Fitzgerald ARI at ATL 7000 5 3 4 7 7 2 12 5 5 3 5.3
Julian Edelman NE at NYJ 6800 4 - 11 1 2 - - 1 1 4 6.3
Doug Baldwin SEA at TB 6400 9 1 - 2 4 9 - 10 2 1 6.4
DeVante Parker MIA SF 4700 3 - 1 6 3 - 4 3 - 5 6.4
Tyler Boyd CIN at BAL 4000 2 - - 4 6 4 2 - 12 2 7.1
Jordan Matthews PHI GB 5000 1 9 - - 1 10 3 2 - - 7.8
Amari Cooper OAK CAR 7700 - 5 - 5 10 6 - 7 6 6 8.4
Pierre Garcon WAS at DAL 3900 8 - - - - 1 5 - - - 10.5
Rishard Matthews TEN at CHI 5800 7 - - - 5 11 - - 10 7 10.5
Antonio Brown PIT at IND 9200 6 2 - - - 8 - - - - 10.7
Mike Evans TB SEA 7500 - 11 10 - 9 - - 4 - 10 10.9
Julio Jones ATL ARI 8500 - - - 11 8 - - 9 8 8 10.9
Stefon Diggs MIN at DET 6900 10 4 - - - 5 - - - - 11.0
Odell Beckham NYG at CLE 8800 11 8 7 12 - - - 12 11 - 11.3
Kenny Britt LA at NO 5400 12 - - - - 3 - - 9 - 11.5
Steve Smith BAL CIN 6000 - - - 3 - - - - - 9 11.6
Michael Crabtree OAK CAR 6500 - - - 10 11 - - - 4 - 11.6
Tyler Lockett SEA at TB 3600 - - 3 - - - 11 - - - 11.8
Malcolm Mitchell NE at NYJ 3000 - - - - - - 1 - - - 11.8
Jarvis Landry MIA SF 5900 - - 6 8 - - - - - - 11.8
Kelvin Benjamin CAR at OAK 6700 - - 2 - - - - - - - 11.9
Sterling Shepard NYG at CLE 5500 - - - - - - - - 3 - 12.0
Terrelle Pryor CLE NYG 5600 - - 5 - - - - - - 11 12.0
Jordy Nelson GB at PHI 7400 - 10 - - 12 7 - - - - 12.0
Brandin Cooks NO LA 6800 - 12 12 - - - - - 7 - 12.2
Quinton Patton SF at MIA 3300 - - - - - - 6 - - - 12.3
Allen Robinson JAC at BUF 7200 - 6 - - - - - - - - 12.3
Tyreek Hill KC at DEN 4800 - - - - - - - 6 - - 12.3
Golden Tate DET MIN 5600 - 7 - - - - - - - - 12.4
Adam Thielen MIN at DET 4000 - - - - - - 7 - - - 12.4
Marqise Lee JAC at BUF 4000 - - - - - - 8 - - 12 12.4
DeAndre Hopkins HOU SD 6300 - - 8 - - - - - - - 12.5
Davante Adams GB at PHI 6600 - - - - - - - 8 - - 12.5
Corey Coleman CLE NYG 4200 - - - 9 - - - - - - 12.6
Will Fuller HOU SD 5100 - - 9 - - - - - - - 12.6
Quincy Enunwa NYJ NE 4100 - - - - - - 9 - - - 12.6
Mohamed Sanu ATL ARI 4300 - - - - - - 10 - - - 12.7
Brandon Marshall NYJ NE 6100 - - - - - - - 11 - - 12.8
Jamison Crowder WAS at DAL 5800 - - - - - 12 - - - - 12.9

The Top 4 value wide receivers this week are Larry Fitzgerald ($7,000) at Atlanta, Julian Edelman ($6,800) at NY Jets, Doug Baldwin ($6,400) at Tampa Bay and DeVante Parker ($4,700) vs San Francisco. 

Larry Fitzgerald has reached six receptions in eight of his ten games this season, but his yards per catch has fallen to 10.1 this year after averaging 12.9 for his career. The yardage totals may not be there, but he has been consistent catching passes week to week. He has scored five touchdowns this season, but they have come in only three games, which means seven of his ten games, he did not score. The matchup against Atlanta is a favorable one. The Falcons have allowed the third most DK points per game to wide receivers over the last three games, including 7 touchdowns to wide receivers in that span. Fitzgerald might get his cake and eat it too this week. A high reception game and a score.

Julian Edelman has come on strong lately with games of 9-60, 4-37-1, 7-99 and 8-77-1 in his last four. With Rob Gronkowski (chest) likely out again this week, Edelman becomes a heavily targeted option for Tom Brady (He had 17 targets last week). The Jets have allowed a 100 yard receiver in four of the last six games. The chances of Edelman reaching paydirt this week looks promising. 

Doug Baldwin has either six receptions or 100+ yards receiving in four of the last five games. He's starting to mesh with Russell Wilson again as the Seattle passing game drifts further downfield. There's a correlation of success for Baldwin when Wilson is on his A-game. Baldwin goes as Wilson goes and right now Wilson is cresting in an upward trend. This week's opponent, Tampa Bay has allowed at least one touchdown to a wide receiver in four straight games. This bodes well for Baldwin to thrive in Week 12. At $6,400 ,he's a mid-ranged price with elite potential. 

DeVante Parker has turned the corner in the last two games, reaching 5-103 and 8-79-1 in that span. He has outperformed teammate Jarvis Landry and Ryan Tannehill has targeted him more than any other player since Week 7. At $4,700 Parker is a bargain, and he's a rising threat with a good matchup, which makes the bargain all the more worthwhile. It's well documented that San Francisco has struggled against the run, but their pass defense has also been among the league's worst. Since Week 7 the 49ers have allowed the most DK points per game to opposing wide receivers, giving up 16 catches for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns on average. 3, 0, 2, 3, 2, 2, 2 equals the number of touchdowns to wide receivers San Francisco has allowed in the last 7 games. If Parker really is turning the corner, he should be able to cash in with a great opportunity this week.

Other cheaper alternatives include Tyler Boyd ($4,000) at Baltimore, Pierre Garcon ($3,900) at Dallas, Jordan Matthews ($5,000) vs Green Bay. 

Of these three, Matthews is the most intriguing. The Packers have suffered a myriad of injuries on defense this year, particularly the secondary. Teams have feasted on them recently and Philadelphia is next in line for their chance to exploit them. The last two games, the Packers have allowed three 100-yard receivers giving up 8 receiving touchdowns in that small window. Jordan Matthews definitely looks promising this week, and don't rule out Dorial Green-Beckham ($3,000) who has the minimum price, coming off a 5-54-1 game against Seattle. 

Grant

Kenny Britt - I can't belive I have him listed but he IS facing the Saints this week

Tyler Boyd - Without Green, Boyd is a big value

Antonio Brown - Expect big stats against Indy this week

Jamison Crowder - He'll get into the end zone this week

Knotts

Julian Edelman - Even if Gronkowski plays, Edelman saw 17 targets last week. In a PPR site, Edelman has a very high floor.

Mamula

Julian Edelman saw a whopping 17 targets without Rob Gronkowski and Chris Hogan last week

Seattle offense is heating up and Doug Baldwin is the main target.

Sterling Shepard saw 11 targets last week and has a TD in 3 consecutive games.

Michael Crabtree - Expect a shootout in Carolina/Oakland game

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: tight end

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Delanie Walker TEN at CHI 4900 1 4 5 3 1 2 - 2 1 1 2.9
Jimmy Graham SEA at TB 5300 4 2 3 6 - 3 - - 2 4 5.1
Tyler Eifert CIN at BAL 5600 - 5 1 7 8 5 - 3 3 5 5.5
Greg Olsen CAR at OAK 5800 - 3 2 2 2 - - 8 7 7 5.8
Jason Witten DAL WAS 3200 2 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 5.9
C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU SD 3300 5 7 - 4 5 6 2 5 - 8 6.0
Travis Kelce KC at DEN 4000 6 - - 1 4 - - 4 - 2 6.2
Zach Ertz PHI GB 3700 3 6 - - - 7 5 1 - - 6.7
Jared Cook GB at PHI 2500 - - - - 6 - 3 6 - - 7.8
Antonio Gates SD at HOU 4200 - - - - - - - - 4 3 7.9
Martellus Bennett NE at NYJ 4500 - - 4 - 3 - - - - - 7.9
Kyle Rudolph MIN at DET 3700 - - - - - 4 4 - - - 8.0
Austin Hooper ATL ARI 2800 7 - - 8 - - - - - 6 8.4
Cameron Brate TB SEA 3100 - - - - - - - 7 5 - 8.4
Vance McDonald SF at MIA 3000 - 8 - 5 - - - - - - 8.5
Will Tye NYG at CLE 3000 - - - - 7 - 7 - - - 8.6
Charles Clay BUF JAC 2700 - - - - - - 6 - - - 8.7
Lance Kendricks LA at NO 3000 - - - - - - - - 6 - 8.7
Dennis Pitta BAL CIN 3200 - - 6 - - - - - - - 8.7
Eric Ebron DET MIN 4000 - - - - - 8 8 - - - 8.8
Clive Walford OAK CAR 2500 - - 7 - - - - - - - 8.8
Gary Barnidge CLE NYG 3600 - - - - - - - - 8 - 8.9
Julius Thomas JAC at BUF 3000 - - 8 - - - - - - - 8.9
Jordan Reed WAS at DAL 6200 8 - - - - - - - - - 8.9

This week's Top 4 tight end options include Delanie Walker ($4,900) at Chicago, Jimmy Graham ($5,300) at Tampa Bay, Tyler Eifert ($5,600) at Baltimore and Greg Olsen ($5,800) at Oakland. 

It's difficult to sway from Delanie Walker against Chicago, esepcially with Marcus Mariota playing as well as he is this season. Walker was ranked in the Top 5 by nine of ten rankers that includes four #1 rankings. 

Jimmy Graham is another option to consider at Tampa Bay. The Seattle offense is becoming more pass oriented with Wilson returning to form and health. Graham has benefited with three touchdowns in the last three games with one 100-yard effort. 

Tyler Eifert will see more targets come his way with A.J. Green (hamstring) sidelined, but this week's matchup at Baltimore is a tough one. The Ravens have allowed only one touchdown to a tight end tihs year and the highest yardage total for a tight end against them is a mere 53 yards by Jordan Reed in Week 5. 

Greg Olsen has struggled lately with 1-11, 5-52-1, 5-39 and 4-33.  That's not exactly a good line over the last four games. I don't expect Olsen to be in a slump long, but until he does, he may not be the best option to use for a cash game lineup. 

Grant

Tyler Eifert - No Green means more Eifert

Knotts

Delanie Walker under 5k to a Bears team that allowed 101 yards and a touchdown to Tampa Bay tight ends two weeks ago. The overall Bears stats against tight ends are good, but they have not faced very many tight end focused offenses.

DRAFTKINGS CONSENSUS RANKINGS: defense

Player Matchup Opp Price Haseley Wood Brimacombe Hindery Knotts Grant Alexander Howe Mamula Feery Avg
Tennessee TEN at CHI 2800 1 5 1 3 1 1 - - 1 3 2.8
NY Giants NYG at CLE 3600 3 1 - 2 2 4 3 1 4 1 3.1
Buffalo BUF JAC 3800 2 3 - - 4 - 1 - - 2 4.2
New Orleans NO LA 2800 - 2 - 1 3 3 - 5 - 4 4.2
Miami MIA SF 3300 5 - 4 - - 2 - 2 5 - 4.8
Baltimore BAL CIN 3100 - - - 4 - 5 - - 2 5 5.2
Denver DEN KC 3700 - - 2 - - - - - 3 - 5.3
Kansas City KC at DEN 3200 - - - 5 - - 2 - - - 5.5
Pittsburgh PIT at IND 2800 4 - - - - - 4 - - - 5.6
New England NE at NYJ 3400 - 4 5 - - - - - - - 5.7
Philadelphia PHI GB 3000 - - 3 - - - - - - - 5.7
Seattle SEA at TB 3500 - - - - - - - 3 - - 5.7
Atlanta ATL ARI 2900 - - - - - - - 4 - - 5.8
Minnesota MIN at DET 3400 - - - - - - 5 - - - 5.9
San Diego SD at HOU 2700 - - - - 5 - - - - - 5.9

The consensus has leaned in favor of defenses playing against a backup quarterback, particularly against two quarterbacks making their first start of the season this week. Tennessee ($2,800) plays at Chicago (Matt Barkley) and Pittsburgh ($2,800) plays at Indianapolis (Scott Tolzien). Miami ($3,300) tees off on San Francisco and Colin Kaepernick and New England ($3,400) will play the Jets who will have Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the fold. Fitzpatrick has been benched twice before getting the nod once again this week. The is also some love for the Giants ($3,600) at Cleveland, which any team against the Browns has produced solid numbers lately. New Orleans ($2,800) at home against Jared Goff and the Rams is another option if you're looking to spend elsewhere. 

Mamula

Tennesse - The Bears offense is all backups.

Baltimore - A.J. Green and Gio Bernard accounted for 45% of Bengals passing targets

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome to haseley@footballguys.com


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