STREAM of the Crop: Week 7 QB Streamers
Here is a review of your options to start at quarterback that you may be able to find available in your leagues. For this article, I am looking at options that are owned in less than 50-percent of either ESPN and Yahoo leagues, and what you may be able to expect from them. I’ll be looking for games with high implied point totals, ideally for a team that is supposed to win, but also looking at past trends to see if there are any match-up specific notes worth taking into consideration.
**Ownership and odds gathered 10/21/2020**
Results – Week 6: 2-3
Wins: Kirk Cousins, Ryan Tannehill
Losses: Andy Dalton, Jared Goff, Teddy Bridgewater
Through Week 6: 9-9
Streaming QB: 21.96 FPPG (QB7) from the top option each week* (This is based upon FPPG to account for players with byes)
*Including Fitzpatrick Week 4 and Bridgewater Week 5
Teddy Bridgewater (CAR) vs NO (ESPN: 32.9%, Yahoo: 45%)
+7.5 // Total: 51 (Implied Totals: L 21.75 – 29.25)
If at first you don’t succeed… or so the saying goes. Bridgewater disappointed against Chicago, but that is proving to be one of the best defenses in the NFL at limiting QB/WR scoring. New Orleans does not fit that bill. In a game where the Panthers will be trailing, Teddy will have ample opportunity to spread the ball between Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore, and Mike Davis (and Curtis Samuel if he plays.) They’ll have more success this week, and should be just fine following last week’s bust.
This is a thin week for waiver wire help at QB. I’m not confident in the remaining options, but if you’re desperate the Dallas – Washington game is an option. Andy Dalton struggled in his starting debut for 2020, but Dallas does have the offensive weapons for him to be successful. Kyle Allen cuts the other direction, while Washington doesn’t have a ton of weapons, the Dallas defense is pretty porous. Expect McLaurin to get on track in this one; and he’ll do it behind Kyle Allen’s arm.
As an added pick that doesn’t qualify for our criteria, I would strongly suggest confirming that Justin Herbert is owned – he’s put up over 23 points in three-of-his-four starts in some relatively challenging matchups. Coming out of the bye, and against a Jacksonville defense that lost a lot of bite in recent years, Herbert could put up a statement game in this one.