Nov 27, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mike White (5) throws the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Mike White, Jets
Starts DFS Matchup Line Total
2% on Yahoo $5,400 on DraftKings at MIN MIN -3 45.5

Improbably landing a difficult-to-find Barbie Dreamhouse for your very demanding yet precious 10-year-old daughter just in the St. Nick of time — at a discount, no less — is the appropriate equivalent of White piling up 20-plus fantasy points this week. Though it may seem unlikely, it’s an attainable total. No joke.

Last Sunday, the promoted backup, in true dink-and-dunk form, dissected a gashable Bears defense with surgical precision. Spreading the ball around with success, he connected with seemingly every Jets pass catcher, present and past. Overall, White completed 78.5% of his attempts, racked 315 passing yards and tossed three touchdowns. His resulting 149.3 passer rating summed up a nearly flawless day.

Silence, doubters — it wasn’t a fluke.

As witnessed on Thanksgiving night (while several beverages in), Mac Jones, like many opposing signal-callers, nearly vanquished the Vikes with repeated on-point throws. This season, Minnesota has yielded a very generous 8.25 passing yards per attempt, 293.3 passing yards per game, 16 passing TDs and the 4th-most fantasy points to QBs. WIth Elijah Moore resurrected, Corey Davis healthy and check-down options always in view, White is highly employable for those scratching and clawing to gain a postseason spot. And, yes, that line was written while in a completely sober state.

Fearless Forecast: 272 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 4 rushing yards, 22.0 fantasy points

Week 13 Bonus Flame

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
Starts DFS Matchup Line Score
29% on Yahoo $5,700 on DraftKings vs. MIA SF -3. 46.5

November 27, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes the football against New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

You, similar to your better half, will routinely imagine Garoppolo only in his skivvies after watching his efforts in Miami. The Handsome One is capable of delivering a dreamy output, even for individuals in shallow formats. He’s registered a multi-TD performance in five of his last seven games, and for the season, he ranks QB7 or better in three different completion percentage categories, including red-zone throws.

With all of his trials and tribulations from last summer long in the past, the thought of a Niners’ Super Bowl excursion isn’t outlandish under Garoppolo. One step closer could be gained in what might be a postseason preview against the Dolphins.

Miami has surrendered 248.3 passing yards per game, 17 passing TDs and the fifth-most fantasy points to QBs. Due to the bevy of weapons at his disposal and near 50 points game total, Garoppolo is a viable QB1 this Sunday.

Fearless Forecast: 256 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 3 rushing yards, 21.1 fantasy points

Season record: 14-9

Last week: 1-1 (Mac Jones 27.1, Taylor Heinicke 13.8)

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