I have two underperforming QB’s in my superflex league, Dak & Darek. (In my other QB slot will go whoever starts for the Ravens, Lamar Jackson or Tyler Huntley, so that one is set.)
So who do I start among my duds?
And yes, I did try to pick up Taysom Hill off waivers, only to have COVID snatch him away! Thank you CDC! grumbles
There isn’t anything better on the waiver wire (Jared “COVID” Goff or Justin “Questionable” Fields), or at least not with the upside Dak and Derek have on their good days, which haven’t been often lately. Dak’s last 25 point game was against Vegas on Thanksgiving, which also happened to be Derek’s last 21 point game. Since then, Dak has been 12-11-11, and Derek has been 12-12-12.
Watching the Dallas-Giants game last weekend, Dak looked off. He had all his weapons back, and yet he threw some passes that were just not good. Is he injured and they just aren’t saying? That is my guess. When you miss a wide open Ceedee Lamb, something is amiss.
As for the Derek, it feels like a lot of the Raiders are just mailing it in. A QB can only do so much without getting some help. The o-line is playing horrendously, both run blocking and pass blocking. Also, Josh Jacobs looks off. Not sure what his deal is.
The other aspect: Both are in tough divisional games this week. Good news and bad news is Derek had a good game against Denver (21 points), but it was back on October 17th. As for Dak, he was all bad news against Washington 2 weeks ago (211 pass yards, 1 td and 2 picks for 11 points).
I am leaning towards Dak at this point, since Dallas is fairly healthy now. All the offensive parts are there, and their defense is playing some good football. If Dak can just get it together, he can have a good game. On the other hand, if Derek can just find something that works on his offense (Desean Jackson? Zay Jones? Foster Moreau? Peyton Barber? Or try scrambling?), then maybe he could put together a complete game against the Drew Lock-led Broncos.
Any thoughts on this would be welcomed.