Through meticulous research for this article, I stumbled upon a plethora of quarterbacks I like. There are literally eight players I could easily rationalize in cash games, and none of them really stand out above the rest. A lot of it will come down to lineup configuration at respective price points, blending the QB position alongside high priority picks at other positions. Along with the featured write-ups below, I have an interest in Tyrod Taylor ($7700), Andy Dalton ($8100), and Blake Bortles ($7400) ... 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
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
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Brady is the premium option of this slate. If you have enough salary to make it work, I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. The superstar veteran has cemented himself as an elite fantasy commodity through his first two games of the season, posting 30 and 27 FanDuel points respectively. The jury is still out on this Pittsburgh defense. They have looked very solid at points this season, while appearing to be a fantasy enabler in some games. I'm expecting the latter on Sunday, as the game flow will likely be stacked against them. Not only are they facing one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but Ben Roethlisberger won't be manning the offense. That means more "three-and-out" scenarios, defensive snaps, fatigue, and potential for big plays/consistent drives from Brady and the Pats offense.