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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 5 Quarterbacks

By Colby Cavaliere | 10/8/20 |
Bye Weeks: Detroit, Green Bay
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Teddy Bridgewater

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Teddy Bridgewater @ ATL:

Itís a given that the Atlanta defense is a unit to target for any and all fantasy players, especially quarterbacks. The Falcons have given up a league leading 13 touchdown passes, and a mind warping 37.5 fantasy points per game to the position. Teddy B looked spry last week as he enjoyed his best game as a Panther, throwing for two scores and adding another on the ground. The Panthers seem to be getting into a groove after trying to adjust to a new coaching staff and several new offensive parts. With Anderson and Moore out wide, Bridgewater has the weapons to strike early and often, fire him up!

Kirk Cousins @ SEA:

A few years ago this game would have been a defensive slugfest, in 2020 it currently sports the highest over/under of Week 5 at 57.5 points. After a drubbing against Indy, the offense has found a bit of a groove, scoring 61 points over the last two games. Both teams are going to have to pass early and often to make up for a lack of defense. The Seahawks have given up the most passing yards in the league (1,604), and are dead last in total defense. The Vikings should be able to move the ball, and should have multiple chances in the red zone. Cousins hasnít had a 300-yard passing game since Week 11 of last season, but that streak has a great chance of stopping this week. Cousins is a solid bye week fill in, or DFS bargain.

Kyler Murray @ NYJ:

From a fantasy perspective Murray has been a gem this season, but itís more about what heís offering as a runner rather than a passer. Murray passed for a paltry 133 yards last week, and has a 7-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the season. Heís a sorry 27th in the NFL in yards per attempt, and the offense as a whole is struggling to gain chunk plays. Fortunately the Jets defensive unit is aggressive, but undisciplined. They lack the talent to make up for missed assignments, and wonít be able to put consistent pressure on Murray. This offense desperately needs to establish a passing game threat other than Hopkins. Look for Murray to hit a few big throws, and find the endzone a few times.

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Joe Burrow @ BAL:

The #1 overall pick has been as advertised, becoming the first player in NFL history to throw for three-straight 300-yard games to start a career. Volume has been Burrowís friend, as heís 2nd in the NFL in attempts with 177. In a game the Bengals are double-digit underdogs, look for more high flying antics from this offense. Unfortunately the quality of those attempts are going to be in question, as the Ravens are easily the toughest defensive unit heís faced in his young career.

Nick Foles vs TB (THU):

Saying Foles is an upgrade over Trubisky isnít exactly a ringing endorsement, itís more like ďno duh!Ē Iíve never been a believer in Foles, and the fact heís bounced around the league constantly is all that needs to be said. Heís had a few hot streaks in his career in the right systems surrounded by talent. He simply doesnít have the ability to elevate this Chicago offense much at all. With Robinson the only viable passing game threat, and an inconsistent running game, relying on Foles to win you games is a losing strategy. Tampa blew a few coverages last week against Herbert, but I donít expect that to happen again this week.

Baker Mayfield vs IND:

The reeling Cleveland ship has seemingly been righted, but the league’s #1 defense comes to town and should be able to lock up a Browns’ offense missing one of its most important pieces, Nick Chubb. Cleveland has been successful when it can grind opponents to a pulp with a 1-2 punch of Chubb and Hunt, but Chubb’s knee injury puts a wrench in those plans. Indy is giving up a measly 236 yards a game and Mayfield is going to have to show a level of poise and confidence he’s yet to display in 2020. He’s been under 200 yards passing in 3 out of 4 this season and it’s clear this offense is going to stay conservative as it gives the team the best chance to win.

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