The final week of the 2019 fantasy football regular season was a trap week for streaming quarterbacks.
Nick Foles faced Tampa Bay whose defense was allowing the second-most fantasy points per week to quarterbacks this season, and Nick Foles was benched mid-game with negative points. Sam Darnold playing the winless Bengals only mustered less than 11 fantasy points.
However, there were streaming success stories again in Week 13:
Ryan Fitzpatrick - 26.8, QB3
Mitchell Trubisky - 23.9, QB7
Kyle Allen - 23.3, QB9
Through 13 weeks, our streaming quarterback nominees are averaging 16 fantasy points per week. Our top option each week is averaging 23.4 fantasy points per game, more than the overall QB2 this season and trailing only Lamar Jackson.
Each week, I will recommend three streaming QB options you can pick up and start in both your normal, redraft fantasy leagues as well as daily fantasy lineups, among those QBs rostered in less than 45 percent of leagues and track the results throughout the season.
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Ryan Tannehill (TEN) - 21.4% rostered, at Oakland
This is a slam dunk streaming option. Tannehill only amassed 13.8 points last week against a Colts defense that had been allowing less than 16 per week to quarterbacks, but the Raiders are far more generous. Oakland has allowed 20+ points per week to the position and 28 passing touchdowns on the season. Before Week 13, Tannehill had a five-week stretch with a floor of 18.9 fantasy points and a ceiling of 32.4 points. Fire him up if in need.
Sam Darnold (NYJ) - 27.7% rostered, vs. Miami
Darnold threw up a clunker last week, but if you look deeper into the matchup against the Bengals you’ll see why. Yes, Cincinnati came into that game allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per week to quarterbacks, but a large percentage of that was from quarterback rushing production. Sam Darnold is not a rushing QB. Take away what the Bengals allowed rushing to QBs, and they drop from 21+ fantasy points per week allowed to QBs down to 15 per week. That helps explain Darnold failing to reach 11 points in Week 13. The Dolphins, like the Bengals, are top-five in fantasy points allowed to QBs; however, most of those points have come through the air. Miami is top three in passing touchdowns allowed this season. This should assist Darnold in getting back on track after three consecutive 21+ fantasy-point weeks before the loss in Cincinnati.
Devlin Hodges (PIT) - 1.9% rostered, at Arizona
This is going to take some courage, but no team has been more generous to quarterbacks than the Cardinals. Jared Goff had gone three straight games without a touchdown and dropped 424 yards and two scores in Arizona last week. Pittsburgh is in the playoff hunt and should stick with Hodges after beating Cleveland. The Cardinals are allowing 24.8 points per week to QBs this season and 25.6 over the past month. That would be enough points to be the overall QB2 on the season, trailing only Lamar Jackson.