3 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming Options for Week 7
Quarterback streaming isn't for everyone, but if you're in a standard league -- like a 10- or 12-team league that features just one starting signal caller -- grabbing productive quarterbacks who have good matchups off the waiver wire is often doable.
Sure, you won't have the luxury of setting it and forgetting it with Deshaun Watson as your quarterback, but when the top-end signal callers draw a tough matchup, their upside can oftentimes be matched by a waiver-wire option in a more favorable situation.
In Week 6, we had our first real dud of the season as Gardner Minshew struggled mightily on his way to just 4.62 points, checking in as the QB26 for the week. Prior to last week, we had gotten a top-12 performance in four of the first five weeks of the campaign. For the year, we're now averaging 17.16 fantasy points per game, good enough for the season-long QB13.
If you're looking for some quarterback options from the waiver wire -- regardless of league size -- we have you covered. Here are three quarterbacks owned in fewer than roughly 30% of Yahoo! leagues who are in good spots this week.
Daniel Jones, New York Giants
Yahoo Ownership: 29%
First off, I need to mention that Josh Allen -- who is at home against the Miami Dolphins -- is available in roughly half of Yahoo leagues. He's too highly owned to make this piece, but if he's free in your league, he's a great play this week (QB8 by our models) and takes priority over anyone we talk about in here.
If you can't get Allen, Daniel Jones is a great fall-back option. Jones is at home versus the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona has given up the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season, and while the return of Patrick Peterson will help, this is still a bad defense. The Giants carry a 26.25-point implied total, tied for the fourth-highest of the week.
Speaking of a player returning, the G-Men might be getting a slew of their first-string pass-game weapons back in Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram. We'll have to see injury reports later in the week, but any of those guys getting back on the field is obviously a boost to Jones' stock.
After his monster debut game, Jones has slowed considerably, failing to score more than 13 fantasy points in the three games since his four-tud explosion. But this is a get-right spot for him, and his legs raise both his floor and his ceiling.
Our models have Jones projected for 17.51 fantasy points, ranking him as this week's QB12.
Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts
Yahoo Ownership: 42%
Jacoby Brissett misses our cutoff, but since it's close, I wanted to touch on him. The Indianapolis Colts -- owners of a 24.50-point implied total -- are home against the Houston Texans, a defense giving up the seventh-most points per game to opposing passers in 2019.
Brissett, who is coming off a bye, has been a solid floor option so far this season, putting up at least 16 fantasy points in four of five games. The lone exception was Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs, when he totaled 10.94 points due to an ultra run-heavy game plan.
We project Brissett for 16.62 points, making him our QB15 for Week 7.
Joe Flacco, Denver Broncos
Yahoo Ownership: 8%
If you're desperate, Joe Flacco is a decent option on Thursday night as the Denver Broncos host Kansas City. The KC defense has surrendered the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing signal callers, and Denver holds a solid 22.75-point implied total. The Broncos are averaging just 17.7 points per game, so oddsmakers have elevated the Broncos' offense in this spot.
Flacco is Flacco, but he has scored at least 14 fantasy points in three of his six starts. With Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders (pending health), Noah Fant, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman around him, Flacco has a pretty nice supporting cast, and one that's capable of big plays.
With Denver a 3.5-point 'dog, they should have to go to the air to keep pace with KC, and we project Flacco for 13.89 points, putting him on the radar as a bye-week filler in deep leagues.