Week 14 QB Streaming Options


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Last Week’s Result: Lamar Jackson was able to rush for a TD in a game the Ravens won, but he was also knocked out of the game for a period of time which limited his potential upside. He did return to the game and finished with 16.5 fantasy points, so overall it was an alright performance. He didn’t hurt your team like Drew Brees or Andrew Luck did, but was right in the middle of the road. That brings the season average for my streaming option to 23.1 fantasy points per week.

In most leagues this is the start of the fantasy playoffs, so all decisions matter even more now. There are not as many options available in at least 50% of leagues, likely because people are more likely to hold a QB with a positive playoff match up, but there is always value available so let’s dive into the guys I like this week.

Main Streaming Option: Josh Allen

Since returning from injury Josh Allen has been doing a lot more on the ground. He ran for 99 yards and a TD 2 weeks ago and 135 yards last week, so he is giving a very nice baseline for fantasy players. This week he is facing the Jets defense at home that gave up over 200 yards and 2 TDs to Matt Barkley last time these teams played. The idea of playing Josh Allen in the fantasy playoffs is pretty scary; he is a very high variance play. He is the type of player I would suggest if you are a team that snuck into the playoff and are a big underdog in your match up. If you need to plug in someone safe look at the other 2 options, Josh Allen could be the number 1 QB this week and he could give you negative points. I am not even certain he is any good at real football, but I do believe the Bills could find themselves in a lot of positive game scripts because of their defense and the fact that they are facing the Jets. It looks like Darnold will be back and he leads the NFL in interceptions even though he has only plays in 9 games.. His overall numbers are not pretty, but if there is a week to put Allen in this is it.

Alternate 1: Lamar Jackson

If you want safer production Jackson is the way to go, his floor is much higher than fellow rookie Josh Allen. One major difference is Allen has shown he is at least capable of throwing for 200 yards. It will be interesting to see how this game plays out with big clash of styles versus the Chiefs. Baltimore will try to slow them and this game down, but if they are forced to play from behind how much will they open things up with Jackson? He has more upside with this potentially high scoring match up. This is the game with the 2nd highest over/under of the week at 53, so the expectation is the game script will go more towards the Chiefs. This is a big moment for Jackson as the Ravens might get a glimpse of their future. This is the biggest challenge of Jackson’s young career and if he comes through like he did so often in college he could be in for a big day. Baltimore is trying to hold on to the 6th seed in the playoffs, so they need to pull out all the stops against the Chiefs.

Alternate 2: Derek Carr

Carr was in this same spot for me last week and he came through in a big way against the Chiefs. The game was high scoring as expected; the surprise was that the Raiders were still competing in the 4th quarter. Carr has had some boom or bust in him this season, with 3 games over 30 fantasy points and 4 games under 10. Similar to last week the Raiders are unlikely to stop the Steelers’ offense which means they need to score to compete. The Raiders are 22nd in rushing yards this season so it is unlikely they are able to rely on their ground attack, I mean they just signed CJ Anderson so that tells you what you need to know about their rushing game. Carr has attempted the 10th most pass attempts this season, he might not be efficient but the volume is there for him to have another useful fantasy day.

Good luck in the playoffs, I will be back next week with recommendations for week 15 for those of you who are still going for the championship.


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QB Streaming Options for Week 13


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Last Week’s Result: My main streaming option of Jameis Winston came through for anyone who played him. He finished with 312 yards and 2 TDs for 26.88 fantasy points. This choice brings the weekly average points for my main option up to 23.66 fantasy points per week. That is all production that could have been achieved without spending any significant draft capital on a QB. If you build the rest of your team depth correctly you can stream your way to the playoffs and a potentially a fantasy championship.

The bye weeks are over so there might be less people looking to stream QBs, but you could have a tough match up or be disappointed with the fantasy output of a guy like Tom Brady who plays the Vikings this week. You could need a replacement as Trubisky will be missing another week. In any of those situations here are the guys available it at least 50% of Yahoo leagues that I like for this week.

Main Streaming Option: Lamar Jackson

Over the last few weeks we have likely seen the end of Joe Flacco’s time as the starting QB in Baltimore. Jackson has come in and gotten wins in both of his starts, putting Baltimore in a good position to challenge for a playoff spot. His passing numbers are not necessarily pretty, but his legs provide him with an extremely high floor. Over his 2 starts he has rushed 37 times for 190 yards and a TD. He has put up over 10 fantasy points a game on his rushing alone. This week he is playing at Atlanta who has been terrible on defense, the over/under is not as high as I like for a streamer at 48, but Jackson’s rushing is enough to compensate for that. Atlanta’s struggles against running backs in the passing game should play into the safer passes Baltimore will be calling, it could mean more use of Ty Montgomery for Baltimore. I am looking at leagues with 6 points per passing TD for the purpose of this article, so that hurts Jackson a little, but if you are in a league with 4 points for a passing TD Jackson is an ever stronger streaming candidate.

Alternate 1: Case Keenum

Keenum is widely available, owned in only 19% of leagues as of right now. He has been mostly disappointing for fantasy purposes so far this year, but he is stepping into a great match up. The Bengals on average are allowing over 300 yards and just over 2 passing TDs to opposing QBs. The Bengals lost their QB, do not seem to have as much to play for and it is the type of match up Keenum needs to be able to take advantage of. Denver is coming off of 2 big wins and will need to continue that here to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Bengals started the season looking like a potential wild card team and it has gone downhill since week 6. The team does not have much left to play for and it feels like the Dalton injury might be enough to completely break their spirit.

Alternate 2: Derek Carr

Derek Carr was bad against the Ravens’ defense last week. The Raiders do not have a lot of weapons in the passing game at this point, but they are in a game where the game scrip will likely force them to abandon the run. They are a huge underdog against the Chiefs at home in the game with the highest over/under of the week at 55.5. Derek Carr is a volume play for fantasy this week. Teams have attempted the most passes per game against the Chiefs with 42.5 per game. They have allowed 320 yards passing to opposing offenses. The Raiders have been one of the worst teams in football and they do not stand much of a chance of slowing the Chiefs down, by the 2nd half they will be forced to abandon the run and throw on most downs. It might be ugly but the volume will lead to stats and fantasy points for Carr. Carr is owned in only 18% of Yahoo leagues so you can plug him if you need him.

We are heading towards the fantasy playoffs, the most important time of the year. You need to make the right choices or you could miss out. I will be here with recommendations through championship week.


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Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 12 Edition

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Last Week’s Results: My choice of Dak Prescott was overall a disappointment,scoring 14.82 fantasy points. He did rush for a TD which is one of the things that gives him fantasy upside, but overall the Cowboy defense was able to keep Atlanta from turning it into a high scoring game and Zeke dominated the game on the other end. Those factors combined to limit the need for Dak to do as much and capped his potential fantasy production. This week brings the weekly average for my main streaming options to 23.4 fantasy points per game, which is a higher point per game total than Kirk Cousins, Deshaun Watson and Tom Brady.

This week there are only 2 bye weeks, but both are big names for fantasy QBs with Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff not available they are currently the number 1 and 2 QBs in fantasy. Mitchell Trubisky is also expected to miss action this week so that is 3 relevant QBs unavailable this week, so here are some streaming options I like to fill in for them.

Main Streaming Option: Jameis Winston

Tampa Bay continues to play musical chairs with the QB position and this week it is Winston’s turn again. He has the chance to blow up and get benched, but the situation is a great one. The game has the 2nd highest over/under of the week at 54.5 and Tampa Bay is favored by 3.5 points, which means it is expected that they will score in this game.

They are playing at home against a team that has to come across the country as well. The Buccaneers have enough options in the passing game for Winston to put up a big fantasy day. He is likely to turn the ball over, because that is the player he is at this point, but I expect the good to out weight the bad against a favorable match up.

Tampa Bay will being doing everything they can to win this game as their coach tries to keep his job and their defense is known to give up a lot of points so they should come out attacking in on Sunday.

Alternate 1: Lamar Jackson

There is not much evidence yet that Jackson can throw the ball at the NFL level. He is someone I like as a high floor option due to his rushing. He carried the ball 27 times in his first start, with a combination of some designed runs as well as him looking to take off. He only threw 19 passes in his start and at times when he dropped back it didn’t look like he ever intended to throw the ball. I expect him to run often again this week, if he gets into the end zone on the ground he will have a very good fantasy day.

Baltimore is a heavy favorite in this game and they will likely play it safe on offense, keeping the ball on the ground a lot. Jackson also has the potential to be valuable down the stretch if he keeps the job, his rushing could potentially make a big difference in deciding fantasy leagues this year.

Alternate 2: Nick Mullens

After his initial breakout Mullens came back to earth in his 2nd game. Last week they were on a bye and it is time to see what Mullens can do after having very different games in his 2 starts. He is playing against my main streaming option in a game where there is expected to be a lot of points.

Tampa Bay is the worst in the league at giving up fantasy points to the QB and what I really like is that Tampa Bay is 2nd worst at giving up fantasy points to the TE. George Kittle has been great this season and I expect the 49ers to exploit that match up and heavily feature him in the game plan. We do not know if Mullens is any good at this point, other than safely being able to say he is better than Nathan Peterman it is hard to judge exactly what he is. I

f he is unable to exploit this match up then he is likely unplayable the rest of the season, but I am with Vegas expecting this to be a higher scoring game and there will be a lot of fantasy points scored.

This is the last of the bye weeks, but there are always options out there for streaming. Check back next week for more streaming options.

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QB Streaming Options for Week 11

Last Week’s Result: Baker Mayfield had a great fantasy week throwing for 3 TDs and totaling 28.6 fantasy points. The yardage numbers were not big, but he was efficient only throwing 3 incomplete passes. He finished as the number 5 fantasy QB on the week, so anyone who plugged him in is very happy as long as their opponent didn’t have Big Ben. This performance brings my main streaming option at an average of 24.2 fantasy points per week, numbers like that give players a chance to win each week.

The only real notable fantasy QBs on bye this week are Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield, so there are teams that will being looking to the waiver wire this week. Here are the guys I like in Week 11.

Main Streaming Option: Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott is going against the same positive match up that Baker was successful against last week. Atlanta has had trouble stopping teams from scoring and has been giving up fantasy points to both QBs and RBs. Atlanta will try to stop Zeke and force Dak to beat them, but over his last 4 games Prescott is averaging 21.8 fantasy points a game and that includes a tough match up against the Titans. One of the biggest reason I like Dak this week is how bad Atlanta has been giving up fantasy points to RBs through the air. They have given up 5 receiving TDs to RBs as well as a league worst in yards per game at just over 80 yards. Dallas has involved Zeke much more in the passing game; he already has reached career highs in receptions and targets. The offense should be able to exploit this weakness in the Atlanta defense to benefit both Dak and Zeke. It was also good to see the Cowboys’ offense mix things up a little more and get more aggressive against the Eagles last week, this is promising for Dak’s fantasy value. Atlanta has the offense to keep Dallas from being able to grind out the clock on the ground so Dak will have the opportunity to put up points for fantasy.

Alternate 1: Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles has been the usual roller coaster ride for both fantasy and real life football so far in 2018. The last 2 weeks Bortles has been solid and other than last week he has rushed for over 20 yards in every contest. Bortles has just been a better QB at home this season, his completion percentage is about 6 percentage points higher and he has thrown 7 TDs versus 2 INTs at home compared to 5 TDs and 6 INTs in road games. The Jaguar defense has not been the same this season so I would expect the Steelers to score points and the Jaguars need to keep up or their season may already be over. The return of Leonard Fournette is good for Bortles as well, since the defense needs to respect the run with him in the game. The Steelers have been giving up points to QBs all season, Bortles needs to show he is good enough to take advantage of this match up.

Alternate 2: Marcus Mariota

It is possible some of the early season troubles can be attributed to his elbow injury, but Mariota has looked much better in recent weeks. He is coming off an impressive performance where the Titans easily beat the Patriots and the last 2 weeks he is over 25 fantasy points. This week the Titans are playing the Colts in a game where the winner will be in 2nd place in the division and both teams need this win to challenge the Texans for a shot at the playoffs. A win would also keep them in a good position for the wild card. The Colts’ offense has been looking good and the Titans will need to attack this defense that is middle of the road against fantasy QBs to compete in this game. It has been nice to see Corey Davis heavily involved in the offense seeing 10 targets in each of the last 2 weeks in which Mariota has been successful. As long they continue to utilize Davis this there is a lot of fantasy upside for Mariota.

These are the names I like for Week 11, looking for another good week from my main streaming option after Baker came through last week. This week all my choices are in match ups that are important for their season and playoff hopes. Jacksonville has a long way to go, but a loss this week pretty much seals their fate for 2018. Check back next week for more streaming options.

Last Week’s Result: Baker Mayfield had a great fantasy week throwing for 3 TDs and totaling 28.6 fantasy points. The yardage numbers were not big, but he was efficient only throwing 3 incomplete passes. He finished as the number 5 fantasy QB on the week, so anyone who plugged him in is very happy as … Continue reading QB Streaming Options for Week 11

Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 10 Edition

Last Week’s Results: The first half for Dak Prescott was encouraging as he threw for 2 TDs and looked like he was on his way to a big fantasy performance, but the Cowboy offense completely stalled after halftime so there wasn’t much fantasy production after that. Dak finished with a solid 18.82 fantasy points, which was a solid performance as long as you didn’t play against too many players in the Rams/Saints game her gave you a chance to win your match up. Dak ran less than expected only carrying the ball twice in the game which really limited his upside.

This week there are only really 2 fantasy relevant players on bye in Kirk Cousins and Deshaun Watson, but some of the guys who are consistently started have tough matchups this week. It might be a week where you are going up against a strong team or have some other players on bye where it might be best to shoot for more upside with a streaming play. Here are the guys I like for week 10 available in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues.

Main Streaming Option: Baker Mayfield

Baker has been a solid option for fantasy and this week he has a great match up. It has a lot of the things I like in a streaming QB option. He is playing at home with a positive match up, against an opponent who will put up points. The game has an over/under of 50.5 points. The Browns went through big changes with the firing of their offensive coordinator and head coach. Last week was the first game after the change and the biggest positive to see was how involved Duke Johnson was in the passing game. He had his highest target count of the season with 9 and I think his involvement helps Baker a lot for fantasy. Having that safe option to turn to will only help Baker. It was also nice to see Njoku involved in the passing game again after receiving 0 targets the previous week against the Steelers, who have been giving up fantasy points to TEs all season. Baker is a better fantasy QB than an NFL QB at this point. The game scrip will likely call for him to throw plenty against the Falcons, it might not always look good and he will likely throw a INT or 2, but in the end the fantasy points will be there.

Alternate 1: Nick Mullens

This is the go for it move. Playing Mullens is a huge risk, but watching him carve up the Oakland defense in his NFL debut was a lot of fun. It took a game I had no interest going into on Thursday and made me care. Part of this can be chalked up to the lost first season of the Jon Gruden experiment (that contract looks worse and worse as the weeks go on), but it is not like the Giants have much to play for at this point. Mullens could come out and be a complete disappointment, but the idea of him coming in and playing well in his 2nd consecutive national television game is the only thing that makes the Monday Night Football this week seem even remotely interesting. My next alternate is a much safer move, but this is the move that has a high ceiling along with a very low floor.

Alternate 2: Alex Smith

Overall Smith has been a disappointment for fantasy this year, but the Redskins play against Tampa Bay who is giving up the most points to fantasy QBs this season. This is entirely about the match up; if you need a guy you can plug in and get safe production from Smith is the guy. He is not likely to give that boom performance, he is solid play. I would prefer to plug him in as my 2nd QB in a 2 QB or Superflex league. It is not fun to play Alex Smith because he isn’t likely to go for a 30 point week, but he is not likely to sink your week either. This game is tied for the 2nd highest over/under of the week, so as long as Peterson doesn’t pull out another throwback game Smith will put up some fantasy points in this one.

Overall streaming might not be as necessary for fantasy this week, but there are still some viable options if you are looking for a QB to plug in. These are the names I am looking at for fantasy this week, I own Kirk Cousins as my only QB in one of my leagues so I will likely be turning to one of these guys myself.

Last Week’s Results: The first half for Dak Prescott was encouraging as he threw for 2 TDs and looked like he was on his way to a big fantasy performance, but the Cowboy offense completely stalled after halftime so there wasn’t much fantasy production after that. Dak finished with a solid 18.82 fantasy points, which … Continue reading Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 10 Edition

Week 9 QB Streaming Options

Last Week’s Results: Baker Mayfield did not look great in this game, but he ultimately salvaged his fantasy day with a garbage time TD. He ended up scoring a serviceable 18.1 fantasy points on the week. He hurt my weekly average fantasy points for my main option bringing it down to 18.1, but ultimately his effort was serviceable.

He is currently at 61% owned, but if he is available in your league and you need someone then play Ryan Fitzpatrick. He is going to come in and sling the ball around, we know he isn’t timid and he will attack the defense. He can be a high variance play, but he has the potential to finish any week as the top overall QB. There are 6 bye weeks in the NFL this week, so there are going to be some surprising names that put up fantasy relevant weeks, but here are the names I like available in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues.

Main Streaming Option: Dak Prescott

Normally I prefer to find a streamer in a game expected to be higher scoring, but I like Dak this week coming off the bye even though this is not an easy match up and could potentially be one of the uglier games of the week. Before the bye Dak had looked better and his numbers for fantasy purposes were actually pretty good. The biggest reason I like Dak this game is because he’s playing at home and this season his splits show he has been much better in home games. Cowboys have won all 3 of their home games and in those games Dak has thrown for 5 TDs and 0 INTs. He averages over a full yard more per passing attempt and rushes for an average of 43 yards per game. This is also the first game the Cowboys will play with the newly acquired Amari Cooper. Even though they may have over paid, Cooper is easily the most talented WR on the Cowboys’ roster and even though he might be limited as he learns a new offense there will be plays designed to get him the ball this week. Having a legitimate threat on the outside can only help Dak.

Alternate 1: Alex Smith

Since coming to Washington, Alex Smith has reverted back to the player he has been for years after a career season in 2017. Atlanta is coming off a bye and cannot afford to lose any more games, their offense has been firing and Washington will likely need to score to win this game. Smith isn’t likely to come out and be the top QB, but he should be a safe source of points. The Falcons have been giving up fantasy points to opposing QBs and it feels weird to say it in 2018, but the Falcon defense will likely be focused on stopping Adrian Peterson. They should be trying to force Alex Smith to put the ball in the air this week, which will lead to production. Smith isn’t exciting but he is competent and a safe option.

Alternate 2: Brock Osweiler

We are going from competent and safe to scary and unreliable. There are not many streaming options this week, but in a deeper league including Superflex and 2 QB, Osweiler is someone to look at. He has started 3 games and only 1 of those was unplayable. Against Houston last week he was bad, but that was the best defense he has faced so far. Osweiler has been able to capitalize on the easier match ups and the Jets have been middle of the road against QBs. The Dolphins’ game plan will be designed to put Osweiler in situations to succeed and set him up with some safer throws. The Jets are missing a lot of their weapons on offense so Osweiler shouldn’t be forced into a negative game script where he will be forced into obvious passing situations. It won’t feel good to put Osweiler in, but even if it is ugly any fantasy points still count.

There are not a lot of options available in 50% of leagues when there are 6 teams on bye, but this is when streaming is most important. Keep working the match ups with me and I will help stream you to a QB1 on the season for free.

Last Week’s Results: Baker Mayfield did not look great in this game, but he ultimately salvaged his fantasy day with a garbage time TD. He ended up scoring a serviceable 18.1 fantasy points on the week. He hurt my weekly average fantasy points for my main option bringing it down to 18.1, but ultimately his … Continue reading Week 9 QB Streaming Options