Streaming QBs: Week 15

QB List provides you with the best fantasy options at the quarterback position to stream in Week 15 of 2023.

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 14 was a mixed bag. It didn’t help that streaming phenom Joshua Dobbs (4.62 fantasy points in Yahoo!) lost his primary receiver Justin Jefferson and top-rate right tackle Brian O’Neill¬†before being benched for Nick Mullens in the fourth quarter, who came in and got the Vikings into field goal territory, which proved enough to win the game.

The great was shot-in-the-dark Jake Browning (24.70 fantasy points), the former Vikings undrafted free agent who put up his second 20+ fantasy point score in as many weeks to lead the Bengals to another 34-point outing and big win. Browning was efficient with the ball in his hands and ran in for another score to complete another stellar fantasy day. He will head our recommended streamers for Week 15.

Veteran Russell Wilson (16.46 fantasy points) put up a solid day thanks to another epic connection with wideout Courtland Sutton. Wilson has now led the Bronocs to playoff contention and his solid second-half of the season fantasy output has been welcoming to those in desperate need of a signal-caller as injuries ravage the position weekly.

 

Week 14 Performance

 

The bye weeks are finally over. With that knowledge in mind, let’s look at our recommendations for streaming.

 

QB Streamers

 

“Jake’s Calling His Shot”

 

Jake Browning, Bengals vs. Vikings

 

Jake Browning was originally selected by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent and mainly operated on their practice squad for nearly three seasons before being picked up by the Bengals. So, there is an air of inevitability that Browning will now face Minnesota in a crucial prime-time matchup at a crossroads for both organizations in the 2023 season. Browning has found a rhythm with the talented receiving corps and is getting production out of the backfield. He’ll be thrown some curveballs by Brian Flores but until we see him fail, we’ll back him.

 

“Rid Me of this Season”

 

Desmond Ridder, Falcons at Panthers

 

It seems loathsome to invest in Desmond Ridder as a fantasy option but on this of all weeks, it makes sense. Ridder inspired his best fantasy performance of the season (and best real-life performance) as he battled away in a see-saw game against Tampa Bay. Ridder has finally been unleashed in the passing game and both Kyle Pitts and Drake London have seen an improvement in play on the back of that fact. A career-high yardage total and rushing score propelled Ridder into the conversation this week against a reeling Panthers lineup.

 

“The other QB in the Minnesota Game”

 

Nick Mullens, Vikings at Bengals

 

With Dobbs benched, Nick Mullens will start for Minnesota in a key playoff-chasing matchup against a Bengals defense that is currently giving up the ninth-most fantasy points to the position. Mullens should have Jefferson back and he showed in limited opportunity that he can move the ball through the air in this offense. He’ll be given opportunities to throw screens and slants and operate much like he did in San Francisco. He could be a sneaky fantasy playoff option.

 

Don’t hesitate to give me your thoughts and hit me up for questions on X at @benjaminhaller1.

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