Just a reminder: this lineup only considers players playing on Sunday, which is FanDuel's weekly main slate. In addition to the highlighted plays listed below, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick are in the conversation as well. Rodgers is actually significantly cheaper than Drew Brees, holding a similar projection in our lineup optimizer. Tom Brady could carve up a Rams secondary that was just destroyed in New Orleans. I would consider him a GPP Play along with Russell Wilson (chance he gets it right at home, lower ownership rate after last week's disappointment) and Colin Kaepernick (on fire as of late, facing mediocre defense) ... Enough about guys not listed in the "meat and potatoes" of the article. Below we are taking a look at two cash game quarterbacks, two GPP quarterbacks, and a value. Opposing defenses, game theory, prices, and individual quarterback numbers are taken into account.
Cash Game Quarterbacks
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
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Brees is nearly $1000 more expensive than any other quarterback on FanDuel. Despite that, he has one of the best "cafe value projections" of the week. That is pretty indicative of his expectations. Brees has been on fire with 21+ fantasy points in five of the past six weeks, including a pair of 32+ FP performances. We all know he's a beast at home, and the matchup corresponds against a Detroit pass defense that ranks 28th overall. Pairing him with Michael Thomas, Coby Fleener, and/or Brandin Cooks (I'm believing in this bounce-back spot) seems like a good strategy for all formats. Even though Brees is pricey, I'm locking him into my cash games then looking for value at other positions.