If you’ve been streaming quarterbacks and reached your fantasy championship, chances are you already have your best option on your roster for Week 16.
Overlooked players from earlier this year have helped managers get above average production from the quarterback position. Those players include Jameis Winston, Josh Allen or the late-season bloomer, Ryan Tannehill.
So keep that in mind when you see the, frankly, less than stellar names recommended this week. Most teams in leagues have rostered two QBs at this point.
Through 15 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 Fitzpatrick (MIA) - vs. CIN
Fitzmagic has scored more than 20 points in three of his past four games, and the one game during that span could be explained away by losing his WR1 Devante Parker to a concussion early against the Jets. The Dolphins are favored at home against the Bengals with no run game to rely on whatsoever against a Cincinnati defense allowing more than 19 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season.
Daniel Jones/Eli Manning (NYG) - at WAS
Whoever starts for the Giants this week is worthy of a streaming start, as Washington remains a below average defense, allowing 17.6 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks and more than 18 over the past month. Neither quarterback offers a high ceiling, however, with the threat of Saquon Barkley around the goal line. Three interceptions submarined a solid outing for Manning in Week 15, after Eli completed more than 70 percent of his passes with two touchdowns. If Daniel Jones starts though, we have at least seen his ceiling can be in the upper 20s or even 30+ points against bad teams.
Philip Rivers (LAC) - vs. Oakland
Only the Cardinals are allowing more fantasy points per game to quarterbacks than the Raiders, with Oakland giving up more than 21 points per game to the position. The Raiders have improved in the past month but are still allowing more than 20 per game to QBs. This is a total matchup play as Rivers has been bad, yet in his last two home games against Oakland, he’s scored more than 20 points and did that as well two weeks ago against Jacksonville. Like I said, the options are thin this week.