Not everyone can be Lamar Jackson, but there are still plenty of other quality signal callers to choose from in DraftKings’ main 11-game slate for Week 16. Here we’ll identify where you could get the best bang for your buck as well as advise you on what choices you should avoid.
BEST: Russell Wilson (SEA) — $7,000
This one’s a no brainer. While $7,000 isn’t necessarily a bargain, this pick will pit an MVP-caliber quarterback in Russell Wilson against worst passing defense in the NFL. Although Wilson only tallied 14.3 fantasy points against the Cardinals in Week 4, round two will take place at CenturyLink Field. Wilson is due for a big game, and Arizona is the perfect candidate for him to expose in the air and on the ground.
WORST: Baker Mayfield (CLE) — $5,400
Baker Mayfield and the Browns have dropped three straight and he has posted below-average numbers in two of those losses. Although he managed to top the Ravens in Week 4, they’re currently the hottest team in football and have revamped their secondary with the addition of Marcus Peters. Baker will likely have a tough time, even at home.
BEST: Jacoby Brissett (IND) — $5,900
Indianapolis’ Jacoby Brissett threw for 570 yards in Weeks 13 and 14 combined before tallying an underwhelming 7.3 fantasy points on against New Orleans on Monday. But in Week 16 he’ll face a Panthers team that has dropped four games straight, giving up an average of 33.5 points and nearly 260 passing yards per contest over the last four weeks. Carolina’s defense isn’t showing much fight and the Colts should take full advantage of that, despite their latest poor showing.
WORST: Whoever the Steelers start (Devlin Hodges, Mason Rudolph) — $5,100
Devlin Hodges rattled off three straight wins before Pittsburgh fell to the Bills in Week 15 and hasn’t yet received the go-ahead to start in Week 16. He only totaled 8.5 fantasy points against Buffalo. Mason Rudolph, who hasn’t played since Week 12, notched 2.8 fantasy points in his last appearance. The Steelers will remain competitive to close out the season, but it doesn’t seem like their quarterbacks will be game changers moving forward.