Think streaming quarterbacks can’t work in the fantasy football playoffs? Think again. Check out the Week 14 results from QBs rostered in less than 45 percent of leagues:
Mitch Trubisky - QB3
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB5
Ryan Tannehill - QB6
Philip Rivers - QB7
Drew Lock - QB8
Jacoby Brissett - QB9
Derek Carr - QB11
Through 14 weeks, our streaming quarterback nominees are averaging more than 16 fantasy points per week. Our top option each week is averaging 23.7 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) - 40% rostered, vs. Houston
Fresh off his 27.5-point QB6 performance in Week 14 at Oakland, this season’s out-of-nowhere fantasy playoff QB surprise is the Titans’ Tannehill. Like we saw with Josh Allen a year ago, waiver wire quarterbacks can lift teams to fantasy playoff victories. Tannehill faces a Houston defense allowing more than 20 points per game to QBs and the second-most over the past month. Tannehill is averaging 22 fantasy points per game as a starter. That would be the overall QB3 on the season, on a per game basis.
Daniel Jones/Eli Manning (NYG) - vs. Miami
Whoever starts for the Giants this week is worthy of a streaming start, as Miami is still dreadful against quarterbacks. Miami is allowing 21 FP/G to the position, 4th-most in the NFL. Jones was out with an ankle injury last week but was reportedly lobbying to play. I’d imagine he’s back this week. In three matchups this season against defenses that rank top-10 in most FP allowed to QBs, Jones has averaged 24.3 points in those games. Miami falls into that category.
Derek Carr (OAK) - 38% rostered, vs. Jacksonville
I will probably regret sending the Carr back in, but the Jaguars have completely quit. A five-game losing streak, with an average margin of defeat of 23.4 points, and in the latest, allowing 45 points to the Chargers, the most allowed by Jacksonville since 2013. This is also thee Raiders final game in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas, and Jon Gruden has made it clear that’s very important to him. Carr put up 20 fantasy points last week, and the Jaguars over the past month are allowing 22.1 FP/G to the position. Running back Josh Jacobs having a fractured shoulder should funnel more action to the passing game too.