Remember, the following list accounts for Sunday only plays, which is considered the main slate on FanDuel. We have Thursday, Saturday, and Monday night games this week, and Cam Newton enters that conversation as a viable pick within that. Otherwise, weather needs to be taken into consideration this week. The games in Chicago and Kansas City will have temperatures in the single digits, undoubtedly limiting the passing game. That has me less enthusiastic about Marcus Mariota and Aaron Rodgers despite relatively good matchups on paper ... Below we are taking a look at two cash game quarterbacks, and three GPP quarterbacks for your lineups. Opposing defenses, game theory, prices, and individual quarterback numbers are taken into account.
Cash Game Quarterbacks
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
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Carr is coming off his worst game of the season, but this is a beautiful bounce-back situation against a Chargers team he posted 23 fantasy points on earlier this year. His recent dud was likely a combination of a short week, on the road, cold temperatures, and a strange failed incompletion on a should-have-been touchdown to Amari Cooper. Okay, enough lamenting from last week. The matchup at hand is a good one against this Chargers' pass defense that ranks 25th in the league. The Raiders have one of the highest implied totals of the week. Also, the weather should be very good, which is an added bonus considering what other QBs are dealing with around the country.