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Matthew Stafford is off the Covid IR list and cleared to face the Vikings in a good matchup. Stafford will be ranked in out top 12.

If you find yourself needing a fill-in, my two favorites are Drew Lock and Jake Luton. Lock is coming off one of his best games of the season and faces a Falcons defense that has given up more points to quarterbacks than any other team. While they have been better lately, I believe that's a mirage. Stafford threw for 340 yards against them and Teddy Bridgewater had to play in the remnants of a hurricane. 

Luton is a wild card. As a fifth-year senior at Oregon State he threw 28 touchdown passes and just three interceptions. He's not a particularly great athlete and he fell to the sixth round for a reason. But Minshew was no great prospect himself. This is still a terrible team with good offensive weapons and a lot of pass volume. That means as long as Luton isn't awful, he'll be a borderline streamer. Against the Texans in Week 9, that's exactly what we're expecting.

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Numbers to know
  • 9.5 -- Drew Lock leads all passers in air yards per attempt.
  • 39 -- The Falcons have allowed a league-worst 39 pass plays of 20 or more yards.
  • 879 -- Jimmy Garoppolo's 879 air yards were by far the fewest for a quarterback with at least six starts. The 49ers offense is all about YAC.
  • 7.6% -- Aaron Rodgers has had a higher percentage of his passes dropped than any other quarterback in the NFL. That should improve when Allen Lazard returns.
  • 62.4 -- Kyler Murray leads quarterbacks with 62.4 rushing yards per game. That makes him much better in leagues that reward four points per pass touchdown.
  • 114.5 -- The Texans have allowed a passer rating of 114.5 to opposing quarterbacks.
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Matchups that matter
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DEN Denver • #3
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -4 O/U 50
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
17.8
QB RNK
17th
BUF Buffalo • #17
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA SEA -2.5 O/U 54
OPP VS QB
31st
PROJ PTS
23.8
QB RNK
5th
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI TEN -5.5 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
19
QB RNK
13th
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Waiver Wire Targets
Waiver Wire/Streamers
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -4 O/U 50
OPP VS QB
32nd
QB RNK
17th
ROSTERED
30%
Admittedly, it is not a great week for streamers. But Lock should get Tim Patrick back and he does have an outstanding matchup, which is a nice change because he's faced a brutal schedule this year.
JAC Jacksonville • #6
Age: 25 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU HOU -6.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
18th
ROSTERED
6%
Like I said, it's not a great week for streamers. Jacksonville has had two weeks to prepare for one of the worst pass defenses in the league. There are few setups that could be better than this for an NFL debut. if nothing else, Luton should have plenty of garbage time.
One To Stash
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Tagovailoa's debut was not impressive, but his pedigree still makes him a top stash candidate.
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ARI Arizona • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA ARI -4.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
4th
PROJ PTS
29.4
QB RNK
4th
FANDUEL
$8,600
DRAFTKINGS
$7,800
It would be hard to overestimate how much Murray is helped by the scoring format, especially on FanDuel. No quarterback has scored more FanDuel points per game than Murray.
Top Contrarian Play
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DEN Denver • #3
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Lock should be chasing the score against a bad defense. Stacks with him, Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy can be surrounded by chalk because you've got all the contrarian you need. Don't forget to bring it back with Julio Jones.
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