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 quarterbacks’ supporting cast, the matchup, and smart statistical insights to offer you the clearest picture of which QB to pick up from your waiver wire.
Remember, we will only consider QBs who are less than 70% rostered in Yahoo! leagues to give you an honest chance at picking one up for your team’s matchup.
Week 10 was a brilliant week for our recommended streamers with two top 5 finishes – Joshua Dobbs (25.12 fantasy points) was inspired once again to lead the Vikings to victory over the Saints and Sam Howell (24.18 fantasy points) did what he could to keep his team competitive against the Seahawks in a narrow 29-26 loss. Dobbs will be our number one option this week as he is still only 55% rostered but Howell is now out of reach at 73% rostered.
Unfortunately, our primary streaming recommendation Taylor Heinicke (9.60 fantasy points) was forced out of the contest late in the third quarter with an injury before being replaced by Desmond Ridder. It wasn’t as if Heinicke was set for a huge day though as he went just 8-of-15 for 55 yards and a touchdown pass through nearly three quarters. Yikes!
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Fantasy Points|
|Taylor Heinicke, Falcons||ATL at ARI||17%||9.60|
|Sam Howell, Commanders||WAS at SEA||69%||24.18|
|Joshua Dobbs, Vikings||MIN vs. NO||48%||25.12|
Going into Week 11 we have four teams on bye and they are generally headed up by signal callers who are not on the fantasy radar. Quarterbacks missing this week are Desmond Ridder/Taylor Heinicke (Falcons), Mac Jones/Bailey Zappe (Patriots), Gardner Minshew (Colts), Derek Carr (Saints).
With that knowledge in mind, let’s look at our recommendations for streaming.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Projected Fantasy Points|
|Joshua Dobbs, Vikings||MIN at DEN||55%||14.92|
|Matthew Stafford, Rams||LAR vs. SEA||40%||14.33|
|Jordan Love, Packers||GB vs. LAC||43%||13.74|
Joshua Dobbs, Vikings at Broncos
The sensational rise of Joshua Dobbs under the hybrid of his own pragmatic athleticism and Kevin O’Connell‘s masterful coaching acumen to adapt to his new quarterback’s strengths has been one of the most exciting stories of this NFL season. Dobbs was phenomenal in the first half of Minnesota’s victory over the Saints and he did it with his legs and his arm, running in for an improbable score on third and long in the red zone before connecting with TJ Hockenson for a long touchdown pass, a throw which was as good as any you will see this season.
The Broncos are an interesting opponent for the upstart Vikings after a mini-renaissance after their embarrassment in Miami. They still rank eighth in most points given up to opposing quarterbacks and that should be enough for Dobbs to rake once again.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 12, 2023
Matthew Stafford, Rams vs. Seahawks
The Rams media team are clearly excited to have their veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford back for this week’s crucial matchup against the Seahawks, posting a gluttony of highlights of the signal caller making big plays against the opponents. Stafford will give the Rams a much-needed dose of quality as they look to rekindle hopes in the NFC West after three straight defeats without Stafford have left their season on edge. Stafford will look to Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua and reliable tight end Tyler Higbee in the absence of an established run game.
These plays from Matthew Stafford >>>
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 11, 2023
Jordan Love, Packers vs. Chargers
In his best start since the opening month of the season, Jordan Love showed some worth in the Packers’ narrow defeat by the the Steelers last weekend making a number of high-profile throws on third down and in the red zone to give his team a chance at an upset win. Love showed better mobility and accuracy in the pocket and connected with his less-than-elite receiving corps on multiple big-time throws. The connection between he and Christian Watson is the next thing that needs to click into gear.
The hapless Chargers defense is always good for a shootout so the potential for Love to eclipse 20+ fantasy points for the first time since Week 3 is high.
Jordan Love made some pretty cool throws in Week 10 pic.twitter.com/kCbPffJTXM
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) November 14, 2023
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