Each week the Ballers release their Premium Projections and Flex rankings to Patreon members at JointheFoot.com. Here are some of the most influential projections, common flex questions, and the Ballers’ Starts of the Week picks.
3 QB Projections that Will Influence Fantasy Matchups
1. Jameis Winston is projected for 26.1 fantasy points this week on the road in Atlanta. The Bucs are coming off a bye with a winnable game on the road in Atlanta against an injured Falcons defense. They rank 27th in DVOA against the pass as well as have given up the 4th most fantasy points to QBs on the year. I know it might feel like a stretch to trust him, but Winston has thrown for at least 260 yards and 3 TDs in his last 3 matchups with Atlanta. He is Mike’s “Stream of the Week”.
2. “Booty-Scootin'” Cam Newton is projected for 25.8 fantasy points this week on the road in Washington. Week 5 was the first time we’ve seen Newton struggle this year with 2 INTs but he still finished as a top-16 QB. These Redskins got thrashed on Monday night by Drew Brees and company. Don’t let the defensive metrics fool you… this defense has given up multiple TDs every week besides Sam Bradford in Week 1 (does that even count?). Newton is an every week start with his rushing floor.
3. Baker Mayfield is projected for 17.8 fantasy points this week against the Chargers. The Browns rank 2nd in the league in terms of pace of play (24.8 sec/play). The Chargers’ top CB Casey Hayward has had a subpar year after being rated as PFF’s top corner in 2017. He’s allowing 16.7 yards per catch, 2 TDs, and Passer Rating of 140 this year. The Chargers rank dead last in DVOA against WR1s and have given up the 9th most fantasy points to QBs on the year.