The format is a little different this week, broken up for the holiday. FanDuel's main slate starts on Saturday at 1:00 ET featuring 12 games on that day. We also have a Thursday night game, two Sunday contests, and Detroit-Dallas on Monday night. In addition to the quarterbacks listed below, Matt Ryan stands as a next-in-line option behind Tom Brady and Drew Brees. However, playing on the road with a less clear matchup has me ranking him firmly below those two elite arms. Derek Carr is in the similar conversation as Ryan, as Oakland has the second-highest team total of this slate ... 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
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
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The Jets made Matt Moore look like Tom Brady last week, so imagine what Mr. Brady himself is capable of against a team that has apparently given up on the season. The Jets rank 21st against the pass, and that's probably not low enough considering their performance over recent weeks. Wide receivers are running wide open, and the Jets' offense isn't capable of sustaining long drives to spell their defense. Brady and the Patriots will be able to do whatever they want in this game. There's some concern that New England will feature a run-heavy approach, but Brady should still get his numbers in a well-aligned draw.