Nov 26, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback
(6) drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second half for a NFL game on Thanksgiving at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Jay Cutler ($7000) Bears vs. Niners – Cutler is the guy that everyone loves to hate, even most Bears fans. His body language and the way he carries himself is less than appealing to the average football fan. Despite the fact that Jay looks like he would be literally ANYWHERE else but on the football field, he is a talented and capable NFL starting quarterback. He is coming off three consecutive weeks playing against solid pass defense teams in St. Louis, Denver, and Green Bay. This week he will see quite the different look as the 49ers defense has been nothing short of terrible this season. They are allowing the 3rd most points to the quarterback position and have been unable to slow down any wide receivers. Cutler’s price has continued to drop the past few games and he finally has a fully healthy roster as his disposal. Cutler is set for a nice effort here as the Bears continue to push for a playoff spot.
Cam Newton ($9000) Panthers @ Saints – This should come as no surprise as Newton is a pretty obvious play this week facing one of the worst passes defenses in the NFL. The question that you have to ask is if the Saints can keep this game close facing a tough Carolina defense. Since the Saints are a different team at home offensively, I think they can keep this one fairly close and it could end up being a bit of a shoot out. Newton’s price is up there(he is cheaper than only Brady), but I don’t think it really matters in this game. Newton should be able to threaten for 30 fantasy points which would still make his 9K salary a value. Play Newton with confidence this week even though this is not a sneaky pick by any means.
Ryan Fitzpatrick ($7500) Jets @ Giants – The Giants have been pathetic against the pass and currently sit #1 in fantasy points allowed to the quarterback position. Fitzpatrick has actually been good this year (yes that is a compliment) and is coming off his best performance of the season. His price still sits around the middle of the pack for quarterbacks even though he has been consistently reaching 15+ points on a weekly basis. His rapport with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker continues to grow every single week and I think he is a nice value option that will be low owned this week.
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