1. Kyler Murray ARI at DET
2. Aaron Rodgers GB at BAL
3. Patrick Mahomes KC at LAC
4. Tom Brady TB vs. NO
5. Jalen Hurts PHI vs. WAS
6. Josh Allen BUF vs. CAR
7. Kirk Cousins MIN at CHI
8. Justin Herbert LAC vs. KC
9. Matthew Stafford LAR vs. SEA
10. Lamar Jackson BAL at CLE
11. Joe Burrow CIN at DEN
12. Dak Prescott DAL at NYG
13. Cam Newton CAR vs. ATL
14. Derek Carr LV at CLE
15. Tua Tagovailoa MIA vs. NYJ
16. Taysom Hill NO at TB
17. Mac Jones NE at IND
18. Jimmy Garoppolo SF vs. ATL
19. Russell Wilson SEA at LAR
20. Teddy Bridgewater DEN vs. CIN
21. Taylor Heinicke WAS at PHI
22. Baker Mayfield CLE vs. LV
23. Matt Ryan ATL at SF
24. Carson Wentz IND vs. NE
25. Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. TEN
26. Davis Mills HOU at JAX
27. Ryan Tannehill TEN at PIT
28. Justin Fields CHI vs. MIN
29. Trevor Lawrence JAX vs. HOU


Kyler Murray leading the fast-paced Cardinals, on the road, against the third worst defense in the league, the Detroit Lions. All things run through Murray, and though James Connor has been the hammer, you have to account for Murray leading the way. 

Aaron Rodgers on the road hasn’t been as good as Aaron Rodgers at home, but he does get a pass-funnel defense in Baltimore that wll dare Rodgers to beat them with the pass, which he most certainly can oblige. 

Matthew Stafford showed he was back on Monday night, with some great throws and scores. Now he gets a considerably easier matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, gets to play at home, and the Seahawks are another pass-funnel defense, ranking 28th against the pass vs. 9th against the run. 

The winner of “who gets to play the Jets” this week is Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa, who has had a strange breakout season for the Dolphins. The Jets are bad against both the run and pass, but Miami has not been able to generate much in the run game, ranking 30th in the run game and 31st in adjusted line yards. The better weapons are in the pass game (Jaylen Waddle, Mike Gesicki), so Tua is a good QB2 this week. 

Davis Mills was called out last week as a hold-your-nose streaming candidate against that Seattle defense we just called out above. Mills scored 18+ points there and now has an even better matchup against the Jaguars, who are decent against the run, which the Texans can’t do anyway, and the Texans weapons are in the passing game. The Jaguars are 31st against the pass and 13th against the run. 

It is hard to put Lamar Jackson on the cusp of not being a QB1 in 10-team leagues, but his health overall has not been good this season. He has a softer matchup this week against the 20th ranked pass defense of the Cleveland Browns, but keep an eye on his status. If he is limited at all, find someone ranked above him or near him to play instead. 


Jason Walker