Streaming QBs: Week 8

We provide you with the best options at the quarterback position to stream in Week 8 for your fantasy team.

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.

A terrific performance by Carson Wentz (20.30 fantasy points in Yahoo! leagues) on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers made good on our number one streaming recommendation for Week 7. Wentz negotiated the awful weather to throw for two touchdowns and add another score on the ground in a match-winning performance. Another veteran who propelled his team to a win was Atlanta’s Matt Ryan (18.44 fantasy points), who featured rookie tight end Kyle Pitts in his passing game, connecting with the first round pick to the tune of seven catches for 163 yards. Ryan also threw for two scores and put up 336 yards – it was his fifth straight multiple touchdown outing,

The ugly was Sam Darnold (3.44 fantasy points), who had a catastrophic day back in New York against the Giants. Darnold was benched in the fourth quarter after failing to find any rhythm in the passing game, completing only 16 attempts for a meagre 111 yards, his worst output of the season.

The miraculous was Tua Tagovailoa (28.54 fantasy points), whose four touchdown passes in the shootout against the Falcons catapulted him to the best fantasy finish at he position in Week 7. The Dolphins quarterback connected with four different receivers for scores but featured Mike Gesicki and Jaylen Waddle, which is only a good thing for fantasy purposes.

 

Week 7 Performance

 

Now, let’s look at the lay of the land for Week 8. 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: Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders.

QB Streamers

 

“Ride Carson, Ride!”

 

Carson Wentz, Colts vs. Titans

 

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is starting to relive the form that had him in the MVP conversation back with the Eagles and that’s all anyone is talking about right now. After dragging the Colts back from 0-3 to start the year, Wentz is showing signs of elite leadership as he gets up to speed with the offense. His connections on intermediate and deep passes have never been better. The emergence of Michael Pittman Jr. as a star receiver to back up workhorse Jonathan Taylor gives Wentz the best weapons he’s had in his career. I am buying into that.

A potential shootout with the Titans in a massive division matchup is the perfect recipe for a productive streamer at quarterback this week. Start Carson and don’t even think of it again.

 

“A Star Is Rising”

 

Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars at Seahawks

 

Prior to the Jaguars bye in Week 7, Trevor Lawrence led his team to their first win in 20 attempts and lit up London by showing the international crowd why he is considered the best young quarterback in the 2021 class. Lawrence now has 796 yards and two touchdowns with a 66% completion rate over his last two games, turning the ball over just once. The key for fantasy is that in those two games he also ran 17 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns. The number one pick is one the rise.

This week, Lawrence gets a bewildered Seahawks secondary that lingers in 22nd in terms of Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA). This matchup could be Lawrence’s coming out party.

 

“OBJ Who?”

 

Daniel Jones, Giants at Chiefs

 

Making the headlines as a pass-catcher rather than a quarterback at the weekend, Daniel Jones entered meme folklore on the back of his phenomenal one-handed catch on a trick play that led to the Giants’ first touchdown of the day in their win over the Panthers. Jones grinded out the win in a gritty fashion and threw his first touchdown score since Week 4. The shining light for Jones this season is his 229 rushing yards and two scores on the ground.

The Chiefs are up next and they are currently shipping the 2nd most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. We need Jones to find that next step in the passing game to be successful.

 

“We’ve Been Here Before”

 

Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos vs. WFT

 

Vic Fangio finally let Teddy Bridgewater loose in the second half of the loss to the Browns on Thursday Night Football but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide for the win. With a burgeoning chemistry with Courtland Sutton starting to play out and the imminent return of young star Jerry Jeudy, there is much to like with Teddy’s prospects over the coming weeks. The playcalling has been average at best, and that is something that needs to improve to give Teddy the chance to realize his potential in this offense.

The Washington Football Team are giving up the most points to quarterbacks in the league, and it’s not even close. Their secondary is dreadful, and so far in 2021 they have given up 2,178 passing yards and 19 touchdowns in seven games. Ouch.

 

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

 

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