Even though 6 teams play on Thanksgiving Day, plenty of great NFL quarterbacks hit the gridiron on Sunday, Nov. 26. As is usually the case, Tom Brady heads the list. Philadelphia's Carson Wentz is second while Seattle's Russell Wilson also enters the fray. Check it out!
NFL Week 12 Top Fantasy QBs
1. Tom Brady, $7,700, New England vs Miami
2. Carson Wentz, $7,200, Philadelphia vs Chicago
3. Russell Wilson, $7,000, Seattle at San Francisco
4. Drew Brees, $6,900, New Orleans at L.A. Rams
5. Jared Goff, $6,700, L.A. Rams vs New Orleans
Most Overpriced Salary
Drew Brees, $6,900, New Orleans at L.A. Rams
The L.A. Rams only allow 211.7 passing yards per game. Why? It's because the Rams' defense yields an incredible 123.3 rushing yards per. That ranks 28th in the NFL. To win games, Brees is more than happy to only throw the football if the Saints must. This could be one of those New Orleans' matchups where the Saints win by 20, but Brees only has a single passing TD.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Russell Wilson, $7,000, Seattle at San Francisco
Wilson is Seattle's offense at this point. He should have no trouble rushing all over the San Francisco 49'ers, who allow 135.5 rushing yards per game. Wilson could also have a great day passing it. The last time these 2 teams met, Seattle beat SF 12 to 9. I think the score is somewhat different on Sunday. This is especially true because Seattle's banged up on defense and face the 49'ers on the road.
NFL Week 12 QB Options
Alex Smith, $6,500, Kansas City vs Buffalo
Smith faces a Buffalo defense that yielded 251 passing yards and 2 passing TDs to Philip Rivers in Week 11. Smith could have a sneaky good game at a discounted salary. Kansas City must throw the football on Sunday. They won't be able to beat the Bills by just handing it off to RB Kareem Hunt.
Matt Ryan, $6,400, Atlanta vs Tampa Bay
Ryan only averages 16.7 fantasy points per game. He faces a team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that won't do much in terms of stopping the pass. The big question with Ryan is if he's gotten it together enough to have a big passing game. If he hasn't, the $6,400 might be over paying for his services.
Marcus Mariota, $6,300, Tennessee at Indianapolis
Marcus Mariota heads to Indianapolis averaging an okay 17.1 fantasy football points per game. Mariota could have a monster game on Sunday versus the Colts' defense, though. The last time he faced the Colts, Mariota threw for 306 yards and a TD.
Tyrod Taylor, $5,800, Buffalo at Kansas City
Kansas City just signed Darrelle Revis. That's all well and good. The problem is that Revis might not be in shape enough to help KC's horrible pass defense against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. If he isn't, there's a chance Tyrod Taylor has his best fantasy stats game of the season. Why? KC allows 253.8 passing yards per game.