Week 9 vs. Oakland Raiders
C.J. Beathard struggled against a tough Cardinals pass defense last week, throwing for only 190 yards and a touchdown in a narrow loss. Beathard didn’t turn the ball over for the first time as a starter this season, but with only one game over 300 yards passing this season, it’s hard for fantasy owners to feel encouraged moving forward.
This week, Beathard faces a Raiders defense that has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year. Still, even in a good matchup it’s hard to trust him. If you need a bye week replacement or streaming option this week, he has upside, but he’s a much more attractive QB2 than a QB1.
Beathard is battling an injury and may not be a go against the Raiders. He's a risky bet anyway, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere in case he's playing hurt or winds up on the inactive list.