3 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming Options for Week 6
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 potentially productive quarterbacks in good matchups off the waiver wire is often doable.
Sure, you won't have the luxury of setting it and forgetting it with Patrick Mahomes 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.
If you're looking for some quarterback options from the waiver wire -- regardless of league size -- we have you covered. Here are three quarterbacks rostered in fewer than roughly 30% of Yahoo leagues who are in good spots this week.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings
Yahoo Roster Percentage: 32%
We want to start everyone against the Atlanta Falcons -- especially quarterbacks. The Falcons have allowed the most fantasy points per game to signal callers, and they just let Teddy Bridgewater throw for 313 yards and two scores on his way to 20.82 fantasy points in Week 5.
The problem with Kirk Cousins is that the Minnesota Vikings want to lean on the run. They were the fourth-most run-heavy team entering Week 5, and Week 5 ended up being the first time this season that Cousins attempted more than 27 passes in a game. With Minnesota a 3.5-point home favorite, per FanDuel Sportsbook, volume could again be an issue for Cousins. On the bright side, this game has a gaudy 55.5-point total.
Cousins probably won't pop for a ceiling game if Minnesota sees a positive game script, but hopefully, he can be efficient with whatever passing volume he gets.
Gardner Minshew, Jaguars
Yahoo Roster Percentage: 51%
Detroit entered its Week 5 bye giving up the ninth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and the Jacksonville Jaguars were the most pass-heavy team in the league through four weeks, passing on 66.56% of their plays.
Minshew has been a really solid fantasy option in 2020, putting up at least 19.84 fantasy points in four of five starts. However, his one dud this season (9.20 points) came without D.J. Chark, and Chark left the Jags' Week 5 game with an injury.
Chark's absence would take some shine off Minshew, so keep an eye on that. But even if Chark sits, Minshew is a perfectly serviceable streamer this week.
Daniel Jones, Giants
Yahoo Roster Percentage: 33%
I'm sure you're dying to use Daniel Jones. We all are. I mean, the dude has scored more than 10.1 fantasy points in one of five outings this season as the New York Giants' offense has looked all sorts of ugly.
But if you need to dig deep for a quarterback this week, Jones is in play against the Washington Football Team.
Jones flashed big-time upside as a rookie, totaling 28-plus points four times in 12 starts. That hasn't been there this season, but the schedule prior to Week 5 was difficult as Jones went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. In a much softer matchup in Week 5, Jones still flopped against the Dallas Cowboys, amassing only 8.18 points, so, yeah, the floor is low for Jones regardless of the matchup.
On the bright side, Jones has run for at least 21 yards in four of five outings in 2020, including two games with at least 45 rushing yards. And Washington went into Week 5 surrendering the fifth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and then they gave up 309 yards and two tuds to Jared Goff.
Jones is a fine start in two-quarterback leagues, and if you're in desperate need of a streamer in a one-quarterback format, cover your eyes and hope for the best.