Picking the right quarterback to use in your DraftKings or FanDuel lineup is paramount to a successful DFS contest entry. There are different strategies; picking a high-priced option, finding a bargain, or going in the middle tier. Here are the quarterbacks that have high salaries but are expected to produce at an elite level.
The top five quarterbacks on the main slate from Week 1 in DFS were:
· Patrick Mahomes (38.50 fantasy points)
· Carson Wentz (32.85 fantasy points)
· Jalen Hurts (27.15 fantasy points)
· Joe Burrow (26.60 fantasy points)
· Justin Herbert (26.05 fantasy points)
Here's a look at the top three high-priced quarterbacks on the main slate for Week 2:
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (DraftKings – $7,400 / FanDuel – $8,200)
With Baltimore playing from the lead against the Jets, Jackson lacked follow-through in his offensive stats. He finished eighth in quarterback scoring (23.35 fantasy points) despite emptiness in his rushing stats (6/17). On the positive side, Jackson tossed three touchdowns with 213 passing yards. However, his completion rate (56.7) and yards per pass attempt (7.1) fell short of his previous resume. In 2021 in Miami, he gained 277 combined yards with one score. Last week, the Dolphins held Mac Jones to 213 yards and one touchdown. For Jackson to reach a winning score in daily formats, he must produce better results in the run game.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (DraftKings – $7,300 / FanDuel – $8,300)
Hurts fell short of an excellent opening day against the Lions. He had a running back level opportunity (17/90/1) on the ground but failed to deliver a passing score (243/0). His chemistry with A.J. Brown (10/155 on 13 targets) looked special. The Vikings’ defense held Aaron Rodgers to 195 passing yards with no touchdowns and one interception, but Green Bay has massive issues with its receiving corps. The Eagles have three elite receiving options and they should run the ball well. Look for Hurts to build off his Week 1 win in this potential high-scoring matchup vs. Minnesota.
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (DraftKings – $7,200 / FanDuel – $7,500)
Despite passing for 340 yards against his former team, Wilson failed to get Courtland Sutton going (4/72 on seven targets). A 67-yard score by Jerry Jeudy set up a nice day (4/102/1). Last year, while still with Seattle, Wilson passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans. Houston allowed Matt Ryan to pass for 350 yards and one touchdown in Week 1. After a bad loss in the opener, the Broncos' offense should bounce back in a big way this week at home. For Wilson to pay off, Houston must put up some fight on the scoreboard. If not, the run game will limit his ceiling in the second half.