Welcome to our quarterback streaming articles for 2021! Every week we will bring you our advice on which signal-callers have the potential to help your fantasy teams win. We will look at the previous weeks’ performances, the supporting cast, the matchup, and statistical insights to offer you the clearest picture of which QB to pick up from your waiver wire.
It was a dismal week for quarterbacks across the league with only Patrick Mahomes, Dak Prescott and Josh Allen going over 20 fantasy points (in Yahoo! leagues). Our streaming recommendations didn’t fare well at all.
Carson Wentz (7.10 fantasy points) lost his consecutive streak of multiple touchdown games after the Colts ran all over the Jaguars. Wentz failed to throw for a passing touchdown for the first time since Week 3 and mustered just 180 yards on 22 completions. Yuck!
It was worse for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2.68 fantasy points), who threw two interceptions and completed just nine passes all game against a Cowboys defense that came into the contest giving up the sixth most points to the position in fantasy. Ryan was masterful a week earlier against the Saints but he had an absolute nightmare against his former Head Coach, Dan Quinn’s defense.
Third time lucky to save our reputation, thanks be to Washington signal-caller Taylor Heinicke (15.74 fantasy points). Heinicke was superb as Washington upset the Super Bowl champions, engineering the longest drive in the NFL this season (19 plays, 80 yards) to take the game away from Tom Brady and the Bucs in the fourth quarter. It was good enough for a top 12 finish in Week 10.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Fantasy Points|
|Carson Wentz, Colts||IND vs. JAX||60%||7.10|
|Matt Ryan, Falcons||ATL at DAL||56%||2.68|
|Taylor Heinicke, WFT||WFT vs. TB||9%||15.74|
Now, let’s look at the lay of the land for Week 11. Remember, the caveat is that our recommended players for streaming are less than 70% owned in Yahoo! leagues.
The following teams are on bye this week: Los Angeles Rams, Denver Broncos.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Projected Fantasy Points|
|Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins||MIA at NYJ||23%||19.16|
|Justin Fields, Bears||CHI vs. BAL||25%||19.08|
|Daniel Jones, Giants||NYG at TB||30%||18.50|
|Mac Jones, Patriots||NE at ATL||23%||19.03|
“Return of the King”
Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins at Jets
The return of Tua Tagovailoa as the Dolphins quarterback midway through the matchup against the Ravens last week inspired a second successive victory for Miami as he completed 8-of-13 passes for 158 including a rushing touchdown to put the game beyond doubt. Tua rejuvenated the passing game after the Dolphins once again struggled on the ground. He is the key to a successful second half of the season for Miami. Maybe Mike Gesicki will actually catch a pass in Week 11.
Next up are the Jets, who once again capitulated at the weekend, allowing 366 passing yards and two touchdowns to the Bills. They are there for the taking.
📺: Watch #BALvsMIA on NFLN/FOX/PRIME VIDEO pic.twitter.com/whSORMBtwv
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 12, 2021
“A Field Day”
Justin Fields, Bears vs. Ravens
The rise of Justin Fields is suddenly becoming clear and he comes out of the bye week with the full support of Bears fans as their franchise quarterback of the future. A significant improvement in the passing game has come along with a telling contribution on the ground in the past two weeks – Fields has carried the ball 18 times for 148 yards and a touchdown. He is building up a promising chemistry with Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet and now Allen Robinson, which can only lead to better things.
Fields gets a porous Ravens secondary in Week 12 and then the Lions in Week 13 so add him now and you can roll with those matchups at the position with great confidence for the next few weeks.
CLUTCH @justnfields 🤝 @Darnell_M1 #CHIvsPIT | #DaBears pic.twitter.com/JeHgxKX4r3
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 9, 2021
“All Systems Go”
Daniel Jones, Giants at Buccaneers
The statistics might not jump off the page when looking at Daniel Jones over the past month, however he has shown grit and leadership to spearheaded the Giants cause, playing an integral role in the two wins over the past three games. He has thrown four touchdowns in that span, turning the ball over just once. Add to that the return of Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, and Kadarius Toney back to full fitness and the recipe is there to kick on in the second half of the season.
Coming off the bye week, Jones gets a crack at a Buccaneers defense that has faced over 40 pass attempts per game in 2021. Tampa Bay was humiliated by Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team in Week 10, and this game could turn into a shootout to the finish.
Evan Engram gets UP for the @Giants TD! #TogetherBlue
📺: #LVvsNYG on CBS
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/Q5P6fUspje
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2021
Mac Jones, Patriots at Falcons
For the first time this season, Patriots starting quarterback Mac Jones makes an appearance in this article, and he fully deserves it. The 15th overall pick in the 2021 Draft has been quietly impressive through the season, showing development in the pocket and exerting confidence in executing the playbook. New England have won four straight games with Jones throwing for multiple touchdowns in the last three contests. The Week 10 demolition of the Browns was the first time Jones has thrown for three touchdowns in his short NFL career. Jones is excelling behind a strong offensive line, utilizing his pass-catchers based on their skillset. Even N’Keal Harry looks to be working well with Jones. The upward trajectory isn’t going to stop.
The Falcons are the opponents in Atlanta in Week 11. After just giving up 43 points to the Cowboys, this Atlanta defense is reeling. They are currently giving up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. A perfect week to stream Jones.
This was one of my favorite throws from Mac Jones on Sunday. Perfect ball. 🎯
— Pats Buzz (@PatsBuzz) November 15, 2021
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