Picking the right quarterback for your daily fantasy lineup can often be the difference between building a winning lineup and one that crashes and burns. Picking a bad QB can instantly sink your squad even if you nail the rest of your picks. Remember when Philip Rivers had a negative fantasy score a couple years ago? Yea, that is the last thing you want in your DFS lineup.
When crafting your teams this weekend, here are the worst three quarterbacks you can add to your team. These guys will not live up to their price tag and your budget can be much better spent on other signal callers this week.
Draft carefully. (Salary via DraftKings.)
Tom Brady (@ Bills) - $6,600
Despite the fact that the Bills are one of the best pass defenses in the NFL to start the season—they’re allowing the fifth least points to opposing QBs—Brady still clocks in as the third most expensive quarterback behind the two fantasy Gods Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. I’m not taking the bait. That’s way too much to spend on a guy who’s likely to have an average game at best. I would be shocked if Brady threw for more than one touchdown Sunday and he’s a lock to throw at least one interception. With guys like Dak Prescott and Philip Rivers right below him, comfortably pass on Brady this week.
Baker Mayfield (@ Ravens) - $5,800
Maybe this will finally be the game the Browns offense looks good but I’m not willing to take the risk. I’m firmly staying away from Mayfield until I see with my own two eyes the Browns offense sniff the kind of production we were expecting from them this year. Plus, I would be surprised if this is the week Cleveland gets back on track given that they’re playing the Ravens in Baltimore which is never an easy task. I would expect the Ravens to constantly bring pressure on Mayfield, which has been his kryptonite to start the season. Don’t waste your budget on him.
Jameis Winston (@ Rams) - $5,700
I know Winston looked tantalizingly good last week against the Giants but don’t expect that performance to continue into the week. The Rams are the only other defense along with the Patriots to have still not allowed a passing touchdown and I don’t think that streak is going to break this week. Don’t expect Winston to build upon his Week 3 showing, instead I’d expect him to shrink back into the mistake prone quarterback we’ve seen him to be since he entered the league.
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