As we get deeper into the 2020 NFL season, it is becoming clear each week who is and who isn’t a top-10 quarterback play in NFL DFS. For example, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is a guaranteed weekly must start, except when he is on a bye.
And then you have rookies such as Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow, who have become must-watch TV and are putting yards. That being said, should you grab either of these two rookies in DFS week? Here are some top quarterback plays over and under $6,000 on DraftKings in Week 10.
Quarterbacks over $6,000
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars ($7,900)
Just like I said a couple of weeks ago, you have to start off this list with the bad man himself. The Packers veteran quarterback has been on fire since his two-interception performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.
Last week against the San Francisco 49ers, Rodgers completed 80.6 percent of his passes for 305 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. It was the third time this season that Rodgers has thrown at least four touchdowns with no interceptions. Over his last three games, Rodgers has 11 touchdown passes, which is just incredible.
On Sunday, Rodgers gets a favorable matchup in the Jaguars’ defense, who struggled to contain Texans QB Deshaun Watson last week. This season, Jacksonville is giving up 284.5 passing yards per game, which is good for 27th in the league. They also rank 26th against opposing fantasy quarterbacks (OPRK).
This is an easy decision, even though he is the second-highest priced quarterback behind Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray at $8,000.
Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins
This was a hard choice because I could’ve gone with Watson, who is facing a Cleveland Browns’ defense that gives up a lot of passing yards and big plays through the air. However, Justin Herbert is the choice for the second-best QB play this.
Herbert is $300 cheaper than Watson ($6900) but is also having a phenomenal rookie season. Last week, the former Oregon Duck had another 20-point performance against the Las Vegas Raiders, scoring 26.4 DraftKings points. Since he became the starter in Week 2, Herbert has had five games where he’s produced at 20 DraftKings points.
This week, Herbert faces an improving Miami Dolphins’ defense that is still vulnerable to the pass and allows a considerable number of points. This season, Miami’s defense is giving up 275 passing yards per game and ranks 25th against opposing QBs (OPRK).
Also, here’s something else to keep in mind: the Chargers are likely going to be without starting running back Justin Jackson on Sunday. This means more passing opportunities for Herbert.
Quarterbacks at or under $6,000
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants ($5900)
Unlike Rodgers and Herbert, who are sure-fire picks in NFL DFS this weekend, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is the ultimate boom or bust selection.
The last time we saw Wentz under center, he tossed two touchdowns but had four turnovers against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8. That kind of performance won’t get it done on the football field or in fantasy football.
Luckily for him and the Eagles, they had a bye week, where they could reset things and getting healthier on offense. Wentz should have second-year running back Miles Sanders in the backfield with on Sunday and possibly veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. When Wentz played this same Giants team in Week 7, he had 359 passing yards, two touchdowns, an interception, and a rushing touchdown. That type of performance garnered Wentz his second 30-point performance in consecutive weeks.
Drew Lock, Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders ($5500)
As we wrap-up our best quarterback plays in Week 10, Drew Lock of the Denver Broncos slots in as a guy who could provide tremendous value at his price. Last week in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the second-year quarterback scored a season-high 33.2 DraftKings points (313 passing yards, two touchdowns, an interception, and a rushing touchdown).
Now granted, it was against the Falcons’ defense, which has been less than stellar this season. It was good to see Lock continue to improve fantasy-wise, outscoring his Week 8 total (20.8 fantasy points). On Sunday, he’ll get another chance to show if his improvement is real against an average Raiders’ pass defense.
This season, the Raiders’ pass defense is allowing 273.5 passing yards per, which is going for 23rd in the league. They also rank 23rd in the NFL against quarterbacks (OPRK).