The “cure” for any quarterback is the 32nd-ranked
Las Vegas pass defense. Opposing QBs have thrown for 13 touchdowns
and run for three more. While I would be surprised if Dalton ran
for a score, he did throw for 361 yards and four scores at Arizona
last week. The Raiders can score too, so this should be a shootout
Ehlinger has the ability to run where defenses knew exactly where
Ryan would be… planted in the back of the pocket. In preseason,
the 2021 sixth-round pick was 24-of-29 for 289 yards and four
touchdowns. Ehlinger also ran for 71 yards and another score.
He should have a healthier Jonathan Taylor behind him and the
Commanders have yielded 14 touchdown passes in seven games (second-most).
The Ravens’ 29th-ranked pass defense has been better the past
two weeks (Daniel Jones and Jacoby Brissett), but after Brady’s
last few performances, I’m expecting a top effort from the future
Hall of Famer. In particular, he’ll find Mike Evans for at least
one touchdown. Chris Godwin is healthy and the Bucs’ running game
has been practically invisible since Week 1. If TB12 doesn’t bounce
back here, he should probably call Giselle and ask her if he can
come home for good.
The Broncos pass defense is ranked No.1 against opposing quarterbacks
allowing just 13 FPts/G. At Empower Field at Mile High, that number
drops to 11.2 points for the opposing starter. Running QBs, (Lawrence
has three rushing touchdowns this season), have yet to run any
in against the Denver defense. Also, his No.1 receiver will likely
rarely be open (see Christian Kirk… grab some pine).
While, the mainstream media is fixated on the talented Bengals’
offense (for good reason), the Cincinnati defense has quietly
done a great job on their side of the ball. The pass defense is
ranked No.3 against opposing fantasy quarterbacks yielding just
15.6 points a game. Brissett has been below average in holding
the seat warm until Deshaun Watson is available to return and
he isn’t a viable fantasy fill-in for byes or injuries in Week
The Cowboys are stingy to opposing pass offenses, allowing just
210 passing yards per game and intercepting more balls than allowing
touchdown passes (7 vs. 6). Fields, off a short work week will
likely be running for his life.