Of course, the first week of the playoffs had to be the week where the entire fantasy football universe was turned upside down. Tyler Huntley was QB1, Cam Newton and Jared Goff were QB5 and QB8, while Tom Brady and Russell Wilson scored more than just four quarterbacks. With the hope of fantasy football returning to some sort of normalcy, here are some solid streaming quarterback streaming options.
Read on for three QB fantasy football streamers that are worth consideration for Week 16. In some cases, one might still be able to claim these rushers off of waivers. In order to be included in the fantasy football QB streamers article, they must be rostered in less than 60 percent of ESPN leagues.
Fantasy Football Streamers | Week 16 QBs
Jimmy Garoppolo | San Francisco 49ers at TEN (20.7%)
Just call him Mr. Consistent. Jimmy Garoppolo has scored 15 or more fantasy football points in six of his last eight games, and the 49ers are on a tear right now. Running back Elijah Mitchell could be returning this week, but the offense has been good even without him on the field. This week, the 49ers play the Titans, who are hanging on for dear life to the AFC South division lead.
Garoppolo is a much better quarterback and heads a much better offense than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben and the Steelers found a way to win against the Titans even with a terrible offensive performance last week. Now, the Titans continue to spiral and face a 49ers team that is peaking at the right time? Garoppolo should have easy pickings on an average at best Titans secondary, especially with all of his weapons supposedly back.
Justin Fields | Chicago Bears at SEA (25.5%)
The Chicago Bears have been horrible this entire season. Injuries have played a factor on the defensive side of the ball, but head coach Matt Nagy holds a lot of the blame. Even with all of the dysfunction, Justin Fields has looked good the past two weeks. Fields has scored more than 16.5 points each of the last two weeks and has a matchup with Seattle this week.
Seattle is not the team they used to be and this home crowd won’t be the “12th Man.” This will be a much easier game for Fields with next to nothing at stake. Although Fields does make some horrible rookie mistakes from time to time, he’s still been a solid producer for fantasy football since his return from injury. Seattle gives up a completion percentage of over 67% to opposing quarterbacks while only having 21 sacks on the season. With a poor secondary and not much pressure on deck for Fields, he should do just fine.
Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons vs DET (28.9%)
For the sake of full transparency, there aren’t many good options at quarterbacks out there this week. Matt Ryan has not been anywhere near where he was after Week 9. Since a start to the season that saw him with 16 total touchdowns and just six interceptions, Ryan has plummeted. In the last six weeks, Ryan has thrown just three touchdowns and five interceptions. His Week 10 and 11 performances were exceptionally pathetic.
This week, Ryan and the Falcons face off against the Detroit Lions in a must-win game. While they are realistically already out, they’re still mathematically in the hunt. Look for Ryan to put forward one last hurrah before petering out again. With Detroit coming off of an emotional win over the Arizona Cardinals, I don’t expect them to fall flat, but I do expect them to come out slightly less hungry. It’s quite the volatile pick, but this just feels like a Matt Ryan game.