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 productive if not spectacular week for all our recommended streamers in Week 8. Our primary option, Carson Wentz (20.34 fantasy points in Yahoo! leagues) led the way with a solid outing in a cracking divisional battle with the Titans. Wentz found Michael Pittman Jr. twice in the first half as he threw for 231 yards and three passing scores for the first time this season.
A disastrous game plan from Urban Meyer and the Jaguars never really gave Trevor Lawrence (13.62 fantasy points) the opportunity to succeed against a leaky Seahawks defense. Despite throwing a season high 54 passing attempts, Lawrence was directed to mainly throw check downs and short passes over the middle to Carlos Hyde, Dan Arnold and Jamal Agnew, who combined for 30 targets. Yuck! Lawrence only saw three carries on the ground too, totalling just 13 yards. Abysmal.
Monday Night Football saw the Chiefs just about squeeze out the Giants, 20-17. Daniel Jones (17.08 fantasy points) was efficient in throwing for 222 yards with a pair of touchdowns going to tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram. However, he failed to execute points-scoring drives at the end of each half to condemn his team to defeat.
We are effectively out of the game on the Teddy Bridgewater (12.62 fantasy points) era in Denver. Teddy “Two Gloves” once again failed to motivate his playmakers to produce through the air, relying almost exclusively on check downs and dump offs for the chunk of his 213 passing yards. It’s time to get onto something more exciting from here on in.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Fantasy Points|
|Carson Wentz, Colts||IND vs. TEN||38%||20.34|
|Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars||JAX at SEA||41%||13.62|
|Daniel Jones, Giants||NYG at KC||52%||17.08|
|Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos||DEN vs. WAS||21%||12.62|
Now, let’s look at the lay of the land for Week 9. 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: Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Football Team.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Projected Fantasy Points|
|Derek Carr, Raiders||LV at NYG||63%||19.81|
|Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins||MIA vs. HOU||41%||18.20|
|Carson Wentz, Colts||IND vs. NYJ||56%||18.21|
|Taysom Hill, Saints||NO vs. ATL||3%||19.21|
“Carr Rental Office This Way”
Derek Carr, Raiders at Giants
Coming off the bye, the Las Vegas Raiders sit nicely as the second seed in the AFC on the back of a sensational performance from Derek Carr in the convincing win over the Eagles. Carr is one of only two quarterbacks who have had five 300+ yard games in 2021 – Matthew Stafford is the other. Carr is full of confidence behind the best offensive line of his career, and will look to dismantle another AFC East team, the New York Giants to help his team regain the number one seed in the AFC.
The Giants are currently middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points given up to quarterbacks. Carr will likely have his favorite receiver, tight end Darren Waller back in the lineup after recovering from an ankle injury.
DC let it RIP 🎯@derekcarrqb ➡️ @zayjones11
Live on FOX pic.twitter.com/fvGdi7R90P
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) October 24, 2021
“Match Made In Miami”
Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins vs. Texans
Also coming off a bye week, Tua Tagovailoa is in a completely different situation to Carr in that he is fighting for respect and the chance to be this team’s franchise quarterback of the future. The hopeless Dolphins run game has meant Tua has been charged with throwing more than 39 passing attempts in each of the past three matchups. And let’s not forget Tua finished as the number one overall player in fantasy the week before his bye.
This week, he gets the perfect matchup to rejuvenate his team’s season. The Texans are giving up the ninth most points to quarterbacks this season and shipped 38 points to the Rams by midway through the third quarter last time out before Sean McVay heeded to the mercy calls.
Tua Tagovailoa with a Touchdown 🤩🔥
Miami Dolphins have the lead 🐬🔥pic.twitter.com/uOFucUEC1x
— Alabama DieHards (@DiehardsAlabama) October 24, 2021
Carson Wentz, Colts vs. Jets
Carson Wentz went from hero to zero last week after an impressive early showing to put his team up by 14 before slowly regressing and throwing a terrible pick towards the end of the game to allow the Titans to take the contest to overtime, where they won to the misery of the Colts fans. Wentz showed good chemistry with former USC standout Michael Pittman Jr., who he found twice in the end zone. Wentz now has multiple passing touchdowns in five straight games. An easy set and forget.
This week, the Colts face an improving Jets team that are desperately playing for their careers. Still, the Jets have given up 54 and 31 points in the last two contests. Wentz should be licking his lips.
Wentz to Michael Pittman for the early lead over the #Titans
4th and goal. The Colts desperately need to win this game and this is an excellent start.pic.twitter.com/vsiZNncTQ0
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 31, 2021
“Next Man Up, The Hill”
Taysom Hill, Saints vs. Falcons
Assuming he clears the concussion protocol, Taysom Hill will return for the Saints in Week 9 and immediately assume the starting quarterback role after Jameis Winston went down with a season-ending ACL injury in the narrow win over Tampa Bay. Hill scored over 18 points in his four starts last season from the position – Hill does plenty of damage on the ground and will likely see goal line carries too after running for 40+ yards in each of those weeks. Hill also put up multiple rushing touchdowns in two of those outings.
The Falcons have been surprisingly good this season, however they are still giving up the third most points to quarterbacks in terms of fantasy in 2021.
In the 4 games Taysom Hill started last season, he averaged 208.5 passing yards and 52.8 rushing yards. He averaged 28.5 pass attempts per game while completing 72% of them. Furthermore, Hill averaged nearly 10 rushing attempts per game during that period.pic.twitter.com/S8TGTvZFVh
— Moody (@EricNMoody) November 1, 2021
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