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.
The bye rounds are always tough when it comes to looking for productivity out of streaming quarterbacks. So, with our three options hitting double digits in Week 7, we were happy with our choices. Daniel Jones led the way with a match-winning 28.78 fantasy points (in Yahoo! leagues), which was good enough for the second best fantasy score at the position for the week. Jones was excellent once again with Brian Daboll inspiring him to move the Giants offense up and down the field using his arm and his legs. Still only 40% rostered, Jones is an elite option to pick up on the waiver wire.
Tua Tagovailoa (15.94 fantasy points) returned winning ways to the Dolphins with a professional performance that was a tale of two halves – Tua showed composure and chemistry with his top receivers in an impressive first half but that consistency deserted him after the break as he struggled to maintain drives. Still, it was enough to get us excited for the coming weeks.
Marcus Mariota put up a disappointing 12.06 fantasy points after the Bengals went up big early and the Falcons didn’t exactly hit the air raid offense in response. Mariota threw the ball just 13 times, completing a lowly eight passes for a measly 124 yards and a score. He added six carries for 31 yards on the ground but failed to hit pay dirt. That really kills Mariota’s fantasy value.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Fantasy Points|
|Marcus Mariota, Falcons||ATL at CIN||16%||12.06|
|Daniel Jones, Giants||NYG at JAX||30%||28.78|
|Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins||MIA vs. PIT||69%||15.94|
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% rostered in Yahoo! leagues.
The following teams are on bye this week – Kansas City Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes) and Los Angeles Chargers (Justin Herbert). Yes, that’s big!
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Projected Fantasy Points|
|Daniel Jones, Giants||NYG at SEA||40%||17.19|
|Justin Fields, Bears||CHI at DAL||35%||14.57|
|Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers||SF at LAR||54%||15.47|
“This Is A Brian Daboll Tweet”
Daniel Jones, Giants at Seahawks
The hype around Brian Daboll‘s wizardry with fourth year quarterback Daniel Jones is real – the Giants signal caller ranks fourth amongst all QBs with 49 rushing yards per game, and his 107 yards on the ground last week was a statement. Jones has been efficient through the air, showing overall improved accuracy and smart decision-making on third down, while also making a splash by using his legs to keep the offense moving at crucial moments.
A plus matchup against a leaky Seahawks defense in Week 8 provides a nice situation for Jones to build upon his excellent start to the season. A multiple touchdown game for the fourth time in five outings is a high possibility.
Daniel Jones with the dime to Darius Slayton to start the game against Jacksonville
— Nick Falato (@nickfalato) October 24, 2022
“The Next Superstar QB”
Justin Fields, Bears at Cowboys
The beat down Justin Fields gave the New England Patriots defense last weekend was a wake-up call to the league. Fields has now run the ball 26 times in his last two games for a combined 170 yards. That’s elite production, and his nose for the end zone makes him a strong option once again in Week 8 despite the phenomenal Dallas Cowboys defense waiting across the line of scrimmage.
Fields has also shown big steps throwing the ball too. His receiving corps is far from ideal but the former Ohio State quarterback has made them looked good. If he can play turnover-free football and hit 200 yards through the air with a score, he’ll be a useful option this week.
.@justnfields finds the endzone for 6!
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 25, 2022
Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers at Rams
Yeah, I don’t feel great about this either. The lack of more players with upside this week have pushed us into considering the limited skillset of Jimmy Garoppolo simply due to the fact that he is extremely vanilla. Despite his indiscretions, Jimmy G has at least 14.86 fantasy points in five of his six starts this season. He’s thrown for two touchdowns in his last three games, and a matchup against the Rams always brings the best out of his 49ers teammates.
Look, it could go terribly wrong. But, sometimes vanilla is all that is needed.
— NFL (@NFL) October 23, 2022
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