Chicago Bears' Justin Fields runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Each week, the Noise highlights under-started names who he believes are destined to torch the competition. To qualify, each player must be started in fewer than 60% of Yahoo leagues. Speaking as an accountability advocate, I will post results, whether genius or moronic, the following week. Scoring thresholds in .5 PPR format are — QB: 18 fantasy points, RB: 12 fantasy points (10 for shockers), WR: 11 fantasy points, TE: 10 fantasy points.

Justin Fields, Bears
Starts DFS Matchup Line Total
14% on Yahoo $5,300 on DraftKings vs. MIA MIA -5 44

In Mexican culture, Dia de Los Muertos, the celebration of friends and family lost, is well underway. In fantasy, for those who don’t have a reliable producer on the roster, every Sunday seems a day for dead numbers at quarterback. The position, without question, is a hellscape. In a six-team siesta, the fires are stoked even higher. If you can muster even 16-plus points from a streamer this week, you’ll absolutely take it.

Fields is an indisputable must-play, possibly for managers with more than one employable option. Flourishing on well-designed run plays called by Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and created by a plus offensive line over the last three weeks, the sophomore passer has averaged 76.7 yards per game on the ground while sweetening the deal with 173.3 passing yards per game.

In a game that could cause the scoreboard at Soldier Field to overheat, Fields is a certifiable top-10 QB. Miami has allowed 7.65 passing yards per game, 272.6 passing yards per game, 14 total TDs and the ninth-most fantasy points to QBs, so look for the Bear to maul the box score.

Fearless Forecast: 188 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 0 INT, 64 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 25.4 fantasy points

Week 9 Bonus Flame

Andy Dalton, Saints
Starts DFS Matchup Line Total
11% on Yahoo $5,400 on DraftKings vs. BAL BAL -1 48

New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

The rumors of an Alvin Kamara exit may be still lingering, but with the trade deadline Tuesday, Dalton streamers are hopeful the star rusher won’t be jettisoned. Long overlooked, the passer has kept Jameis Winston at arm’s length with a pair of consecutive 19-plus-point fantasy efforts. Currently top 16 in adjusted completion percentage, QB8 in catchable pass rate and QB10 in air yards per attempt, he’s a better plug-and-play option than most believe.

Welcoming a Ravens secondary that has unquestionably performed erratically, Dalton is a highly employable passer in a bye-dominant week. This season, Baltimore has surrendered 7.36 passing yards per attempt, 285.4 passing yards per game, 1.5 passing touchdowns per game and the seventh-most fantasy points to QBs. Bury your negative bias, gamer.

Fearless Forecast: 246 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 1 INT, 12 rushing yards, 20.5 fantasy points

Season record: 8-7

Last week: 1-1 (Sam Ehlinger 9.5, Jimmy Garoppolo 20.5)

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