QB Streaming Week 3: Options for 1QB and 2QB Leagues

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QB streaming advice for Week 3 of the 2017 fantasy football season.

Week 2 QB Streaming Recap

Tom Brady is back and Carson Palmer is a son who has thoroughly disappointed me. Though he rallied his team to a win and managed to finish with decent streaming numbers, Palmer’s first three quarters were tough to watch. With no David Johnson or John Brown for the foreseeable future, Palmer will not be a recommended streaming option moving forward. Overall, three of last week’s streamers produced top-15 fantasy QB numbers, while Jared Goff returned to sub-par stature.

Status QB FanDuel Points QB Rank
1QB Option 1 Alex Smith 16.1 12
1QB Option 2 Carson Palmer 16.9 13
2QB Option 1 Jared Goff 12.1 23
2QB Option 2 Joe Flacco 15.6 11

In another week of singing the Luck-less blues, there are a few interesting matchups that make for favorable streaming options moving into Week 3.

QB Streaming Advice for Week 3

1QB Option 1: Trevor Siemian vs. Bills

Rostered: 15%

Yahoo Projected: 20.1

FanDuel Salary: $7,400

In one of the biggest head tilts thus far in the 2017 season, Trevor Siemian has led the Denver Broncos to a 2-0 record, compiling six passing and one rushing touchdown in the first two weeks. In his complete dismantling of the Dallas Cowboys, Siemian completed 22 of 32 passes for 231 yards, four TDs, and an interception. With back-to-back top-four fantasy weeks under his belt, Siemian is a waiver wire must-start this week and potentially the rest of the season. While the three turnovers are a bit unsettling, his ability to spread the ball out gives his group of playmakers the room they need to make plays down the field. Despite the fact that Siemien will be facing his best defense of the season, his improved offensive line and running game should set him up for continued fantasy production. Although the Buffalo Bills haven’t allowed more than 12 points this season, I’m willing to bet that Siemian will have more success against them than Josh McCown and a struggling Cam Newton.

1QB Option 2: Jay Cutler vs. Jets

Rostered: 29%

Yahoo Projected: 20.1

FanDuel Salary: $7,400

After a postponed Week 1, Jay Cutler finally made his first start as a Miami Dolphin and fans rejoiced that their starting quarterback…didn’t look half bad. Completing 24 of 33 passes for 230 yards and a TD in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Chargers, Cutler proved that his reunion with former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase was worth coming out of retirement for. After the game, Gase pointing out he was “a little off” with his own play calling, which means we may see even more out of this offense in the coming weeks. With a more than favorable matchup against the Jets – who gave up 45 points to Derek Carr last week – Cutler is in the ideal position to ride the momentum into MetLife Stadium. Cutler is a must-start streamer in this perfectly paired matchup.

2QB Option 1: Josh McCown vs. Dolphins

Rostered: 1%

Yahoo Projected: 11.4

FanDuel Salary: $6,500

Never have I ever spent so much time analyzing a Dolphins v. Jets matchup, yet, here we are. While the Jets are 0-2, McCown was fairly efficient in Week 2, completing 17 of 25 passes for 166 yards and two TDs in Sunday’s 45-20 loss to the Raiders. In the Jets’ home opener against a Miami defense that allowed 323 passing yards in Week 2, it’s looking like we might be in for a good ol’ fashioned division shootout. McCown is a cheap buy in 2QB and deeper leagues and is worth considering, if only for this week.

2QB Option 2: Jacoby Brissett vs. Browns

Rostered: 2%

Yahoo Projected: 12.2

FanDuel Salary: $6,500

Andrew Luck will not be returning to the Indianapolis Colts for quite some time, and after Scott Tolzien’s destructive performance in Week 1, Jacoby Brissett is tasked with making the Colts a competitor. In his first Indianapolis start, Brissett completed 20 of 37 passes for 216 yards and a costly interception in the 16-13 overtime loss to the Cardinals. While these aren’t the stats that fantasy owners cling to, Brissett’s Week 3 matchup against the Cleveland Browns might be. The Browns are 24th in the NFL in sacks, meaning Brissett should get plenty of time to make clean passes. If there was ever a week to take a shot on Brissett, this is the week. And with Brissett being owned in just two percent of leagues, those in a bind should be able to take advantage of the opportunity.