QB is a fun position to plan for in DFS especially in a GPP. We all know the high priced guys are in play every week but I want to look at who we can pay down for and still get premium production out of. All prices and suggestions are based on Draftkings as it is the only place I play.
- Jimmy Garoppolo – $5,800 vs the Cardinals – Two of three of Jimmy G’s biggest games last season were against the Cardinals and I don’t see why we can’t start off with a bang here. The Cardinals did add some defensive pieces this off-season but I don’t see them slowing down George Kittle. The Cardinals ranked dead last against the TE last season and there is no one on Kittle’s level not named Travis Kelce. In game one last season against the Cards, Jimmy G threw for 317 yards and 4 TDs, in game two he was even better blasting this defense for 424 yards and 4 more TDs. I do think the injuries to the WR corp will keep ownership down a bit on Garoppolo but they will have to throw a bit as Arizonas offense will be better than it was last season. Jimmy is my #1 choice for Week 1. The Cardinals also gave up the 2nd most passing yards per game last season at over 281 yards per game.
- Josh Allen – $6,500 vs the Jets – This may sound crazy as the Jets were a middle of the pack passing defense last season giving up 236 yards through the air last season, but this isn’t the same defense from last year. This offseason they have traded away Jamal Adams and C.J. Mosley opted out. So with a receiving corp that Josh Allen now has I can see the Bills blowing out the Jets and Allen getting his first ever 300 yard bonus on DK. I think Allen and Diggs will pick apart this secondary and John Brown can get deep hauling in deep passes with no issue. Allen has said he wants to run less this season and do more to get the ball in his playmakers hands but he does still have that skill and possible goal line work in his arsenal making him a top choice. The Bills have given Allen all the tools to succeed this season and I believe we see it from the get go against the hapless Jets D.
- Derek Carr – $5,900 vs the Panthers – Not sure any team has added as many weapons as Vegas has this off-season. Drafting 2 WRs, adding Hall of Famer Jason Witten, and signing multiple RBs. Carolina is not going to be good on defense this season and will probably thrown on a lot. I would expect the Raiders want to work on getting their WRs involved early and often as Darren Waller was there leading receiver last season and it wasn’t very close. The addition of Ruggs and Edwards should help Carr tremendously as he will be able to spread the ball around more. I think the 300 yard bonus is definitely in the cards for Carr and multiple TD passes.