Oct 25, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback
(10) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Eli Manning ($7300) Giants @ Saints – Manning is coming off two back to back horrible performances that typically accomplish two things. First of all, his price tag has dropped considerably making him drop below 13 other quarterbacks this week. Second, recency bias will have him off the radar of many owners that got burned by his poor performances despite him having an excellent match up. The Saints find themselves allowing the 2nd most points to the quarterback position this season and many times will play in shootouts on their home turf. No doubt that Manning has struggled the past two games, but threw for 441 yards the week prior to that and has a number of talented weapons as his disposal. The Giants have no running game and will air it out to keep pace with the Saints in what is one of the highest over/unders of the weekend. Manning provides great value at his price and should bounce back Sunday.
Phillip Rivers ($8500) Chargers @ Ravens – Rivers price tag is not really sitting in a favorable spot as he is in the same price range as Luck and Rodgers. However, the Ravens are the absolute worst team in the NFL against the quarterback this season and continue to get blown up week in and week out. Quietly Rivers is having a historic season for passing yards and continues to be the only reason that the Chargers are able to move the ball offensively. He is averaging over 350 yards a game through 7 weeks and has a great chance to hit that number this weekend. With his price tag sitting up near the top, many owners will quickly dismiss him and move on down to the better value plays. Fire up Rivers this week and reap the benefits as he has broke 25 Fanduel points in 3 of his last 4 games.
Matt Ryan ($8,000) Buccaneers @ Falcons – The Buccaneers defense just got absolutely lit up by Kirk Cousins making him look like Joe Montana in the process. They currently are 3rd worst in the league against the quarterback and will continue the theme of me picking on defenses that just haven’t made life difficult through the air. Ryan really has had a disappointing season as the emergence of DeVonta Freeman has put less pressure on him in the red zone and hurt his touchdown numbers in the process. Fantasy owners have started to write this guy off which makes for a perfect opportunity to get back on board. Ryan’s passing yardage numbers have been decent, he just needs to capitalize in the red zone. I like him to do just that Sunday and provide a sneaky option at signal caller.
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