Whether you’re still clinging onto your Fantasy championship hopes in the final few weeks of the NFL regular season or you are ready to get more serious about Daily Fantasy Football, our Week 15 value plays at quarterback on FanDuel are meant to give your lineup a boost.
First, let’s look at the past three weeks to see which quarterbacks are rocking it and which ones are stinking up the joint.
Russell Wilson has scored about 25 percent more FanDuel points (101.54) than the second-best quarterback since Week 12 (Blake Bortles, 81.94). Marcus Mariota, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Cam Newton follow close behind.
But look at this list of three quarterbacks that have scored outside the top 15 at the position over the past three weeks. Derek Carr, Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Ryan Tannehill, Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler have all averaged fewer than 19 FanDuel points per game in that span. Over the next three weeks, not one of these quarterbacks has a top-10 schedule for quarterbacks – and Winston actually has the toughest of all NFL QBs.
One other interesting note to consider: Derek Carr, who has struggled recently, has the best schedule and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, who has been a huge disappointment this season, has the second-best strength of schedule for the final three weeks of the NFL regular season!
3 Value Plays at Quarterback on FanDuel
We picked these three quarterbacks for your FanDuel cash games lineups! These three QBs are good plays considering their prices and their matchups in Week 15.
Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota vs. Chicago ($6,000): Sure, he hasn’t had the best second-half this season, but he’s coming off one of his best games in a while (in spite of his late miscue that cost the Vikings the game). And while he’s facing a Bears defense that has improved lately, I still like the price for a QB that could post over 18 FanDuel points.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets at Dallas ($7,800): The Jets’ QB is projected by FantasyKnuckleheads.com to post one of the best values of the week, against a Cowboys defense that has just one interception in their past four games.
Ryan Fitzpatrick in the last 3 games? Spectacular. pic.twitter.com/7qYd0OpS6V
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 13, 2015
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Atlanta ($7,900): Not only is he one of the hottest quarterbacks in Fantasy, but he has a great matchup against the Falcons, and with T.J. Yeldon out, they might have to rely on the pass more than usual.
3 Quarterbacks to Avoid on FanDuel
This trio of quarterbacks are players you should stay away from for the upcoming weekend of NFL action. Some of these players might be worth a contrarian play in a GPP tournament, but for the most part, they’re players to avoid. I discuss how to pick contrarian players for tournaments here on FanDuel Insider.
Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Miami ($7,400): His price tag ranks 13th among all quarterbacks on FanDuel, but it’s tough to expect a lot from Rivers with the surrounding cast he’s working with. He has just ONE game with more than 10.0 FanDuel points over his past three weeks. Also, this could be Rivers’ final game in San Diego, which could make him emotional — and that sounds like a better GPP play than cash games.
Philip Rivers' Christmas Card this year pic.twitter.com/GgQKtFu0lV
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) December 13, 2015
Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Carolina ($7,200): It’s such an enticing price, but going against this Panthers defense is a tough order. Over Carolina’s past five games, they have only given up five touchdown passes, allowing none of those QBs to throw for over 300 yards.
Jay Cutler, Chicago at Minnesota ($6,700): The price looks good and the Vikings have been susceptible to the pass recently, against both Carson Palmer and Russell Wilson, but the Bears have actually struggled to move the ball through the air. Cutler has posted over 15.0 FanDuel points just once over the past four weeks.
Hopefully, these Week 15 Value Plays at quarterbacks will help you in both your 50/50 games and your GPP tournaments on FanDuel, or whichever Daily Fantasy Football site you play on!
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