1) Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Mahomes is the top choice for quarterback nearly every week and this one is no exception against the Broncos. Although they have allowed only 210 yards per game through the air, the Broncos’ secondary has allowed 15 touchdowns. Mahomes is having a sensational season, having thrown for 3497 yards and 30 touchdowns against only two interceptions. In addition, he has scampered for over 200 yards and two more touchdowns. Betting odds is tilted in favor of the Chiefs as of now.
2) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle takes on the New York Giants, who have won three straight. Despite playing significantly better than early in the season, the Giants have allowed 245 passing yards per game and 16 touchdowns. Wilson has been intercepted ten times this season, but has more than made up for it with his 3216 yards passing and 379 yards rushing, to go along with 32 touchdowns.
3) Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
This ranking is contingent upon Jackson being cleared to play after being placed on the COVID-19 list. Dallas has been torched for 25 touchdowns with only four interceptions. Jackson has done it all again for the Ravens this season, throwing for 1948 yards and adding 575 on the ground and a total of 17 touchdowns versus only seven turnovers.
4) Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Murray should have an excellent day against the Rams, who are giving up an average of 265 passing yards per game. They have intercepted nine passes but have allowed 18 touchdowns. Murray has a combined 3464 yards passing and rushing with 19 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns on the ground. He’s having a year comparable to Lamar Jackson’s from last season, which says it all.
5) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
At home against the Eagles, Rodgers should have success against a defense that has intercepted only three passes all season. Rodgers has thrown only four interceptions and has 33 touchdowns and 3100 yards passing. He doesn’t run much, but has added 90 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
6) Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
The 49ers have one of the top pass defenses in the league in terms of yards allowed, but have allowed 17 touchdowns. Allen has thrown for 22 touchdowns and nearly 305 yards per game. In addition, he is another dual-threat quarterback, having rushed for 311 yards and six touchdowns. If he doesn’t find the end zone in the air against the 49ers, he’s likely to on the ground.
7) Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins
This selection is based on the assumption that Tua Tagovailoa will not be ready after a thumb injury. The Bengals pass defense has been among the worst, allowing 254 yards per game and 22 touchdowns. Fitzpatrick is averaging 258 yards per game and 12 touchdowns over eight games. If Tagovailoa is ready to play, he’s also an excellent choice this week.
8) Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
The Colts have been actually quite good against the pass, allowing only 210 yards per game, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Watson has been having an excellent season, however, and should find a way to produce significant fantasy points. He has thrown for 3201 yards and 24 touchdowns, to go along with 293 yards and two scores on the ground.
9) Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
The Browns have difficulty against the pass, particularly on the road. For the season they are allowing 247 yards per game through the air and 22 touchdowns. Tannehill has given the Titans more than they could have hope for, throwing for 250 yards per game with 23 touchdowns. Add in another two scores on the ground and the Browns will have difficulties containing Tannehill in this one.
10) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Washington Football Team is allowing under 200 yards through the air, but have given up 16 touchdowns. Roethlisberger has completed nearly 68 percent of his pass for 256 yards per game and 26 touchdowns, versus only six interceptions. The Steelers offense is a well-oiled machine right now and Roethlisberger is always a solid pick.