It’s week ten! We did it! We reached a point in the season where the NFL is just going to grit their teeth and push right through to the end of the season! No more rearranging byes (because they can’t)! No more moving games from Thursday to Monday (because they don’t want to!). Here are some quarterback sleepers to help you bridge the gap to week eleven. To make this list, these quarterback sleepers must be rostered in 50% or fewer of Yahoo! leagues, with one deep dive available in at least 90% of leagues.
Tua Tagovailoa versus L.A. Chargers (41% rostered)
Tua took a second for him to get his legs underneath him, completely botching his first start in the NFL. You would botch your first start, as well. The Dolphins’ long-time love turned it on last week in a matchup with a fellow young gun, Kyler Murray. Tua scored 21.42 fantasy points last week, which is usually good enough for top-12, but he ranked seventeenth. His performance was still very good for fantasy purposes: 248 passing yards, two touchdowns, along with 35 yards rushing and no turnovers. And that was against a middle-of-the-road QB defense.
This week, he gets the Chargers, who are one of the worst QB defenses in the league. The running backs took care of the Chargers last week, but prior to that, they had allowed a 19+ fantasy point game every week going all the way back to week four. Tua is one of the guys who is the future of the NFL, and he’s going to be a lot of fun. That should start in a big way this week.
Drew Lock at Las Vegas (22% rostered)
Let’s just keep running this back until the universe makes us stop. Lock makes this list for the third-straight week, and given that he has over 50 fantasy points over the last two weeks, I don’t feel guilty about it. The Chargers and Falcons over the last two games, and the Raiders this week all rank inside the top-ten in fantasy points allowed to QBs. It won’t be fun to watch him, just be forewarned.
Lock racked up the garbage time in the Atlanta game and led a rousing 31-30 victory comeback after going down 24-3 while hosting the Chargers. Lock has 561 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions in the last two weeks. He’s leading the comeback, and the offense is starting to flow through him. The Raiders bleed fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (except in monsoons).
Nick Foles versus Minnesota (10% rostered)
You don’t have to be good at what you do to have a good fantasy football week. You just have to do it a lot. See, also: Gurley, Todd. Nick Foles absolutely hucks the rock constantly, averaging 41 pass attempts per game and totaling the second-most air yards in the NFL since taking over the starting role from Mitchell Trubisky. He is the new Rex Grossman in Chicago (F*** it, go deep), and the Bear is pulling results in the last couple of weeks, throwing four touchdowns and just one pick, while throwing for over 600 yards in the last two games, as well. This week, they get the Vikings, who are top-ten in 20+ yard passing plays allowed. It seems like a match made in fantasy quarterback sleepers heaven.
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