The quarterback position was stacked in Week 9 with a number of big-time performances. When all was said and done, we had five different players score over 25 DKFP, headlined by Russell Wilson with 42.22. Let’s take a look at what this position will bring in Week 10 on the 10-game main slate. All salaries via DraftKings.
Lamar Jackson ($7,300) vs. Cincinnati Bengals
In what was his toughest task of the season up to this point, Jackson handed the Patriots their first loss in convincing fashion. With a score of 37-20 in favor of the Ravens, Jackson would come away with 28.62 DKFP, completing 17-of-23 pass attempts for 163 yards and a touchdown and then gaining 61 yards on 16 attempts on the ground with two rushing touchdowns. While the Pats were able to contain him for one of his lowest rushing totals of the year, they simply could not stop the man himself, who has now scored at least 26 DKFP over his last four games.
Week 10 brings a much, much softer matchup against the winless Bengals in Cincinnati. This is a team that has allowed the most rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks by a wide margin at 352. For reference, the Seahawks are second in the league with 211. To be fair, 43% of those rushing yards came from Jackson, who faced this team in Week 6. Do you think that matters though? If Jackson was able to do it once, what makes you think he can’t do it again? In non-Jackson games, the Bengals have allowed 46 rushing yards to Josh Allen, 93 to Kyler Murray and 48 to Gardner Minshew, who doesn’t get the love he should for being as mobile as he is. I don’t care that Jackson is the most expensive quarterback on the slate, I’m paying up.
Mitch Trubisky ($5,100) vs. Detroit Lions
If there was ever a get right spot for Trubisky and the Bears, it was in Week 9 against the Eagles. This is a team that by far has one of the worst secondaries in the league and prior to facing the Bears, was allowing an average of 45.1 DKFP per game. If anything, this was a get right spot for the EAGLES secondary, who allowed just 13 DKFP against the Bears. It’s truly remarkable just how bad Trubisky is, who managed only 6.5 DKFP in the loss. Throwing the ball 21 times, he completed 10 of those for 125 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He’s only thrown five on the season which has come in two games, leaving him five without connecting on at least one. This ladies and gentlemen is what a starting quarterback who is averaging 10.2 DKFP on the season looks like.
It almost doesn’t matter who Trubisky is facing anymore because you can’t start him. For someone who can do some damage with his legs, Trubisky hasn’t rushed the ball more than four times in a game and has a whopping 46 yards total on the season. In his upcoming matchup against the Lions, I would think, “yes, X quarterback is in a viable spot” because this is a team that is allowing an average of 23 DKFP, 300 passing yards and 16 total touchdowns thrown against them. Nope, not ol’ Mitchy, though. Don’t bother and look elsewhere, he’s made his way on the forever “Never again” list for me.