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At the beginning of the week, the clear top two streaming options were Geno Smith and Carson Wentz. Smith, who has played like a must-start quarterback, saw his roster rate rise to 91% so he's clearly off the board. And Wentz is rostered in 57% of leagues as well, so you may be looking for a third option. Surprisingly, that option is Daniel Jones.

Jones hasn't exactly been Fantasy-relevant this season. His 16.2 points per game ranks 23rd among quarterbacks. His 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 2.3% touchdown rate are career lows. In other words, while you might sit Russell Wilson or Matthew Stafford for Smith or Wentz, Jones is more of a desperation play. But that doesn't mean there isn't any reason for optimism. 

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For one thing, Jones is coming off one of his best days as a passer in Week 5 against the Packers. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 217 yards, didn't turn the ball over, and was only sacked once. He showed a strong connection with Darius Slayton, who may be emerging as a more legitimate No. 1 receiver than Jones has had for most of the year. In the Giants only loss this year Jones threw 37 passes against the Cowboys. If he could approach this type of efficiency against a bad Ravens pass defense, with more pass volume, a 300-yard game is possible.

But Jones doesn't need 300 yards passing to deliver as a top-12 quarterback because of what he's capable of with his legs. He ranks fourth among all quarterbacks with 41 rush attempts and third with 230 rush yards. The potential of a 50-yard rushing game with a score lowers the floor of what Jones must do as a passer to be Fantasy-relevant.

Let's get to the rest of the preview:

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Numbers to know
  • 23.2 -- Fantasy points per game in 2022 for Geno Smith, fifth-best in the league.
  • 58.4 - Passer rating for Skylar Thompson in relief for the Dolphins. It's hard to confidently start your Dolphins if Thompson gets the start versus the Vikings
  • 33.8 - Fantasy points per game surrendered to quarterbacks by the Dolphins in the past three weeks. 
  • 23.7% -- Marcus Mariota's bad throw percentage, according to Pro Football Reference, the highest mark in the league.
  • 8.6% -- Broncos pass catchers have dropped 8.6% of Russell Wilson's throws, only Jimmy Garoppolo has had a higher percentage dropped.
  • 26.6 -- Kyler Murray is averaging a career-low 26.6 rushing yards per game.
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Matchups that matter
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SEA Seattle • #7
Age: 33 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -3 O/U 51
OPP VS QB
24th
PROJ PTS
21.3
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1305
RUYDS
77
TD
10
INT
2
FPTS/G
23.2
ARI Arizona • #1
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA ARI -3 O/U 51
OPP VS QB
23rd
PROJ PTS
26.3
QB RNK
6th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1241
RUYDS
133
TD
8
INT
3
FPTS/G
22.1
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #8
Age: 40 • Experience: 20 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ GB -7 O/U 46
OPP VS QB
14th
PROJ PTS
24.6
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1157
RUYDS
9
TD
8
INT
3
FPTS/G
17
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL BAL -5.5 O/U 45
OPP VS QB
27th
PROJ PTS
18.2
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
848
RUYDS
230
TD
5
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.5
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KC Kansas City • #11
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI WAS -1 O/U 38
OPP VS QB
16th
QB RNK
12th
ROSTERED
57%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1390
RUYDS
77
TD
10
INT
6
FPTS/G
22.6
Wentz has thrown at least 38 passes in every game this season. His Fantasy production has been up and down, but so far it's been predictable. Against good defenses he's been awful and against everyone else he's been a starter. The Bears do not have a good defense.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL BAL -5.5 O/U 45
OPP VS QB
27th
QB RNK
17th
ROSTERED
32%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
848
RUYDS
230
TD
5
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.5
The Ravens have allowed the third-most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Joe Flacco and Mac Jones are the only QBs who haven't scored at least 19 Fantasy points against Baltimore.
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PHI Philadelphia • #7
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TB TB -8 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
11th
QB RNK
24th
ROSTERED
34%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
447
RUYDS
25
TD
2
INT
4
FPTS/G
12.2
Don't hold Pickett's Week 5 performance against him. The Bills have arguably the best defense in football. Pickett's schedule is better in the second half of the season, so hold onto him if your quarterback has a late bye.
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BUF Buffalo • #17
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC BUF -2.5 O/U 54
OPP VS QB
30th
PROJ PTS
27.8
QB RNK
1st
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1651
RUYDS
225
TD
16
INT
4
FPTS/G
34.9
When Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes step foot on the same field, fireworks happen. The last time we saw them they combined for 844 yards of total offense and eight touchdowns. Either one is a great DFS play this week, but Allen has the slightly better matchup. Allen is my top value on FanDuel and my No. 2 value on DraftKings, behind only Geno Smith.
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Jones is a better play on DraftKings, where the pricing makes cheap QBs more affordable. But the combination of him potentially chasing the score as an underdog, the porous Ravens secondary, and his rushing upside gives Jones sneaky tournament upside. Just don't play him in any contest where you care about floor, it's not existent.
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