“Jimmy G” is coming off his first 300-yard passing day since
Week 7 of 2022, but at some point in the game took a blow to the
head and is in concussion protocol. If allowed out to play by
Sunday at 4:05 pm, he faces the horrible pass defense, the Chargers,
who allow a league-worst 30.2 FPts/G to opposing quarterbacks,
which included making Ryan Tannehill look good in Week 2. With
Jakobi Meyers back alongside the unstoppable Davante Adams, Garoppolo
should post a second-consecutive 300-yard day.
Stafford is fourth in the league in passing yards despite playing
against two tough defenses in San Francisco and Cincinnati. In
Week 4, he gets a shot against an “inferior” pass
defense which has allowed the third-most fantasy points (27.2).
He’s got three solid targets - Puka Nacua, Tutu Atwell and
Tyler Higbee. He’s a very good fantasy-worthy option.
The veteran Dalton and the Panthers got in a shootout last weekend
and he threw the ball 58 times. If rookie Bryce Young sits out
a second game, Dalton could be in for an encore against a generous
Vikings’ pass defense which is allowing 26.8 FPts/G. The
Minnesota offense will score, so the Panthers’ offense will
have to keep pace or get blown out. Dalton keeps them close.
Fourth choice if Jimmy G is declared inactive or Dalton sits...
Wilson currently ranks ninth among starters with at least two
starts, which is well ahead of last season when he ranked 20th
among those with more than one start. His production is up four
points, from 19.1 FPts/G to 23.1 points, and he’s thrown
for 300 yards or more in two of the three games. The Bears have
allowed the fifth-most points (25.6).
Lamar might be a top-10 quarterback, but not when he plays the
tough Browns defense. He’s posted just 11.9 and 19.1 fantasy points
in the two full games he’s played against them since 2021 (15.5
FPts/G). The Browns are No. 1 against opposing quarterbacks through
three games this season allowing just 7.9 FPts/G to Joe Burrow,
Kenny Pickett and Ryan Tannehill. They step up in class here to
face Jackson, but history, and a Browns’ defense which has limited
his running to 127 yards and no scores on 27 rushing attempts
in two games means sitting Lamar if you have a solid backup.
The Rams have yielded just one passing touchdown in three games
this season against decent competition (Geno Smith, Brock Purdy
and Burrow). They have also allowed just 577 passing yards (192.3
ypg). Richardson’s passing game isn’t ready to beat this quality
of defense and coming off a concussion the Colts shouldn’t allow
him to run much. Minshew is a nice backup, but isn’t going to
blow up here either. Look elsewhere.
Prescott ranks 27th among all quarterbacks averaging just 16.3
FPts/G. Some of that can be attributed to big leads against both
New York teams, but his accuracy and effort in the Arizona desert
show he’s not on his game. The Patriots’ defense and
Bill Belichick are always on their game and will likely take away
CeeDee Lamb. If you can avoid this game, do it.