The mid-range quarterbacks failed to land on the winning daily fantasy lineup in Week 5. Only 10 quarterbacks have averaged more than 20.00 fantasy points in 2022 due to these top-name quarterbacks underperforming:
· Justin Herbert (9th)
· Tom Brady (13th)
· Russell Wilson (15th)
· Aaron Rodgers (19th)
· Matthew Stafford (23rd)
The only quarterback in this group to average fewer than 20.00 fantasy points in 2021 was Russell Wilson (16.53). Based on his start to the season, he may not reach his expected ceiling after signing with the Broncos. Over the next few weeks, Herbert, Brady, Rodgers, and Stafford should work their way up the quarterback scoring.
Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (DraftKings – $6,200/FanDuel – $7,200)
There hasn’t been any excitement in starting Stafford over the first five weeks. His best output (272/3) came in Week 2 at home against the Atlanta Falcons. He has one touchdown or fewer in four of his five starts while playing three (BUF, SF, and DAL) of the top five defenses against quarterbacks. The Rams’ offensive line has already allowed 21 sacks, leading to Stafford tossing seven interceptions. Carolina comes into this matchup with a league-average defense against quarterbacks (18.80 FPPG), helped by four lower-ranking quarterbacks (Jacoby Brissett, Daniel Jones, Jameis Winston, and Jimmy Garoppolo). The Saints (353/1) and 49ers (253/2) averaged more than 8.4 yards per pass attempt, highlighting some risk in the Panthers’ secondary. In addition, Carolina only has eight sacks with one interception. The Rams need a statement game offensively, giving Stafford a chance to regain some momentum in his production.
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (DraftKings – $7,300/FanDuel – $8,300)
The Cardinals averaged 43 passes over their first five games but only 5.8 yards per attempt. Murray ranks fifth in quarterback scoring (114.35 fantasy points) while failing to score more than 30.00 fantasy points in any matchup. He is on pace for 4,671 combined yards with 27 touchdowns. Seattle sits 23rd defending quarterbacks (22.56 FPPG), with one disaster showing (DET – 384/4). Every opponent averaged at least 8.0 yards per pass attempt (9.0 overall). In addition, the Seahawks have risk defending the run (169/851/9 – 5.1 yards per rush). This matchup has the second-highest over/under (50.5) at SI Sportsbook. Murray looks poised to have his best game of the season.
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DraftKings – $6,300/FanDuel – $7,500)
The Buccaneers threw the ball much better over the past two weeks (385/3 and 351/1), thanks to 104 pass attempts. Brady averaged fewer than 7.0 yards per pass play in three of his last four matchups while playing short-handed at wide receiver in multiple games. He only has one touchdown pass in four of his five starts. Pittsburgh slipped to 27th in quarterback defense (25.40 FPPG) after getting drilled by the Bills’ passing game in Week 5 (432/4 – 12.0 yards per pass attempt). The Steelers have a developing young quarterback who may put up more of a fight in this game, forcing Brady to produce more passing scores.