Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
Mayfield had more than one touchdown pass in a game for the first time this season in Week 10, as he completed 26 of 38 passes for 238 yards and two scores against the Buffalo Bills. He’s having a disappointing season, but he has now topped 17 fantasy points (Yahoo! scoring) in three of his last four games.
Mayfield gets fairly tough matchups against the Pittsburgh Steelers twice in the next three weeks (Week 11 and Week 13), but it’s the schedule around that looks promising. The Miami Dolphins (Week 12) entered Week 10 allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks (Yahoo! scoring), while the Cincinnati Bengals (Week 14) and Arizona Cardinals (Week 15) entered Week 10 allowing the sixth-most and the most fantasy points to the the position respectively (Yahoo! scoring). Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens is going to be tougher than it was back in Week 4, when Mayfield threw for 342 yards against them, but there’s a path to production there based on volume.
Mayfield is now usable in two-quarterback leagues, with QB1 upside in the fantasy playoffs. Now is the time to get back on the bandwagon.
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