With Week 3 on the horizon, most teams have a decent idea of where they are heading. If you’re sitting pretty in the standings, congrats, let’s keep that going. If you are a little behind just remember, you can’t have a comeback without falling behind. While quarterback is often a position of need, it currently has some of the best finds. We may only be three weeks in, but this week looks to be one of the best of the season when it comes to fantasy football quarterbacks available for you to stream. Here are your top three QBs to stream for Week 3.
Read on for three QB fantasy football streamers that are worth consideration for Week 3. In some cases, one might still be able to claim these passers off of waivers. In order to be included in the fantasy football QB streamers article, they must be owned in less than 60 percent of ESPN leagues.
Week 3 Fantasy Football QB Streamers
Daniel Jones | New York Giants (vs ATL)
Call him whatever you’d like. Danny Derps, Danny Dimes or just Daniel Jones. He may be far from the best quarterback, but he is damn productive for fantasy football. Daniel Jones has eclipsed 21 points in both games this season and has a rushing touchdown in both games. This week, Jones has a mouth-watering matchup against the Atlanta Falcons and one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Jones has put up numbers that have him sitting at QB5 right now. It hasn’t been due to a lack of competition either, as he has done it against decent defenses like Denver and Washington. All signs point to this week being yet another strong week from Daniel Jones.
One of the reasons Jones has been so good is because of his legs. While Saquon Barkley is still the guy the Giants want to run the ball with, Jones has 15 carries over the last two weeks for over 110 yards. With every 10 yards getting you a point, that adds up pretty quickly, especially for a QB who gets it done in the air too. The cherry on top, Jones is owned in just over 30% of fantasy leagues. A lot of that low ownership is likely attributed to his subpar ability as a quarterback. Fortunately for you, you don’t need a guy who is the second coming of Aaron Rodgers, you need a guy that’s going to score you points, and that is exactly what Daniel Jones will do.
Derek Carr | Las Vegas Raiders (vs MIA)
Derek Carr is the Khris Middleton of the NFL when it comes to fantasy. He may not be the first choice for your team, but he gets the job done, and he does it well. Carr has thrown for over 350 yards and two touchdowns in both of his games this season. Even more impressive, he did it against the Baltimore and Pittsburgh defenses. This team clearly lives on the passing game, hence his stable fantasy performances to this point. Carr has scored 24 points in both games and is likely going to score 24 or more again.
Derek Carr is owned in just 35.3% of leagues, and it’s hard to see why. Not only do the Raiders always have a good offense, but his performances clearly aren’t a fluke. One thing that is for certain, he will certainly be rostered in many more leagues after this week. Derek Carr plays the Miami Dolphins. While they do have a decent defense, they are not as good as Pittsburgh or Baltimore. Not only does he have the ability to score you plenty of points against any defense, but he will also be on the field more as the Dolphins will likely struggle to be able to maintain any sustained possessions.
Kirk Cousins | Minnesota Vikings (vs SEA)
Kirk Cousins suffers from a similar thing that Daniel Jones suffers from in fantasy football. Just because Cousins isn’t flashy or a top-name player, he is often thrown to the wayside. Don’t get it twisted though, it is no accident that Cousins is a top-10 fantasy football QB up to this point. Cousins is as consistent as they come when it pertains to fantasy, and he has a great matchup against Seattle in Week 3. Seattle is coming off a loss to the Titans at home in which they gave up 33 points. Now, they face a Vikings team with arguably more explosive offensive weapons in what is sure to be a high-scoring slugfest.
Cousins has scored over 22 points both of his first two weeks this season, against Arizona and Cincinnati, and has five touchdowns with no interceptions. Cousins rarely makes mistakes that will cost you fantasy points and will be passing all game to try to keep up with a Seahawks offense that will undoubtedly put up a lot of points. Owned in just 29.7% of leagues, don’t worry about how the name looks at your quarterback position. Looks don’t matter but production certainly does.