Hey everyone, these quarterback picks are for those players who will play games in the Saturday afternoon window, which will include the following –
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints
Indianapolis Colts @ Oakland Raiders
Here are our picks for the afternoon:
Drew Brees Is A Solid DraftKings Pick In Short Window – $7,400
One of the quarterbacks who we really like going in is Drew Brees for the New Orleans Saints against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even though the Saints as a team as been a disappointment, Brees is still putting up big numbers without the explosive help he has had in the past. The Bucs have given up over 250 passing yards in the last three games, and a glaring sign of their pass issues is that Dallas Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott carved up the Bucs defense for 32-36 and 280 yards. While the Cowboys have a balanced defense, this is alarming for a Bucs team looking to make a playoff run.
As for Brees, he should have a big day at home. Even though he had some rough outings against the Detroit Lions & at Tampa Bay two weeks ago, Brees came back for his normal 389 yards against Arizona, a respectable defense – on the road. He is back to connecting with his wide receivers again & Brees will want to play spoiler, especially at home.
Jameis Winston Should Be Able To Carve Up Saints D For Good DraftKings Possibilities – $6,500
This pick was a toss up between Jameis & Russell Wilson, but the Saints defense is just that bad overall, and far worse than the Arizona Cardinals defense to where we had no choice but to go with Jameis for confidence purposes. In 8 of their last 15 games, the Saints have given up over 280 yards, including 7 of those games being over 300 yards. In their previous meeting however, the Saints held Jameis in check, as he only had 166 yards passing. We happen to think this is more of an occasional glitch as opposed to something you can expect all the time.
You may be asking why we didn’t go for Derek Carr & Andrew Luck in DraftKings for the afternoon slate. Carr is still working his way back from the hand injury & Luck is going up against a Raiders defense that has been playing much better recently against the pass, & both the Saints & Bucs don’t have great defenses so it would not be a surprise if this game ends up being a complete shootout.