For the Fake Pigskin question of the week, we discussed which new starting QB you trust for your fantasy football team. Is Daniel Jones the clear answer? Or can Kyle Allen, Teddy Bridgewater, or Mason Rudolph be the solution to your fantasy woes?
Aaron Marcotte – Daniel Jones
I don’t want to pick Daniel Jones here, but after a single week of these four QBs he’s my most confident option. Jones still has a very shaky o-line and just lost Saquan for 4-8 weeks, but that means more pass attempts for the Giants. They still project to be playing from behind most games and this guy can run.
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The pass volume will be there and he should be able to put up 3-6 points at least each week with his legs. Mason Rudolph would have been the guy for me, but I’m a little nervous about his performance under pressure against the Niners.
In our NFL 6-pack, I wrote “If the Niners pass rush can get to Rudolph early and often, they will be able to shake the young quarterback and pull off the win.”
This is exactly what happened – Rudolph has never been great against a big rush. I think he bounces back this week, but I’m selling hard if he doesn’t show up against the Bengals. Bridgewater and Allen both have decent floors, but I’m staying away as I don’t think they have the ceiling that Jones & Rudolph offer.
Kyle Bellefeuil – Daniel Jones
I’m rolling with Danny “Dimes” here. He looked really good in his first start last week and his receiving core will get a boost with Golden Tate returning from suspension in week 5. Jones also ran for two touchdowns last week and while I don’t expect a rushing touchdown every week, it’s nice to have that rushing upside from your QB.
Kyle Robert – Kyle Allen
As for me, I am going to disagree with Kyle and Aaron and go with Kyle Allen. And no, it is not because he has a great first name, which he does. I genuinely believe in this kid.
While his college career didn’t live up to his hype as a recruit, the talent is not questioned. He has show the ability and more importantly a willingness to make all the throws. The Panthers offense is designed to make quick throws and let his play makers do the work. Christian McCaffery, DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel and others are dynamic with the ball in their hand. Allen facilitates this offense very effectively.
There is a solid chance that we have seen Cam Newton play his last game in a Panthers uniform.
If you’re looking for a streaming option for this week, Allen makes a ton of sense as I outlined this week in my QB streaming article.