QB streaming advice in 1-QB and 2-QB leagues for Week 6 of the 2017 fantasy football season.
Week 5 QB Streaming Recap
In this week’s episode of “what happened last Sunday,” Ben Roethlisberger stunned reporters and fans by attributing his five interceptions to “maybe I don’t have it anymore.”
Tom Brady sprained his AC joint but will not miss any time, and Deshaun Watson continued his QB1 status, becoming such a fantasy asset that he is no longer streamable (now owned in 89% of Yahoo leagues).
After making me look good last week, Watson’s two consecutive 40-plus point weeks have earned him a starting spot for the foreseeable fantasy future. Eli Manning had a decent game, but with injuries to five of his offensive starters, will not be a streamable candidate anytime soon. Tyrod Taylor was looking forward to his bye week, and Blake Bortles needs to say bye to his season. Though the Jaguars beat the Steelers 30-9 Sunday, Bortles had zero touchdowns and under 100 yards passing. I accept defeat and extend sincerest apologies for the Bortles pick.
|Status||QB||FanDuel Points||QB Rank|
|1QB Option 1||Eli Manning||17||15|
|1QB Option 2||Tyrod Taylor||11||22|
|2QB Option 1||Deshaun Watson||46||1|
|2QB Option 2||Blake Bortles||3||27|
But the bye weeks bellow on. With four teams on bye and a few quarterback starts still in question, I’ve weeded through the unfavorable matchups to determine your best streaming options for Week 6.
Game Level Similarity Projections are taken from Dave Caban’s model. The Player Projection Distributions are taken from the site’s GLSP app. These are great sources to cross check for the range of likely QB outcomes.
QB STREAMING ADVICE FOR WEEK 6
Note: If Carson Palmer is available, he should be your streamer this week. He is not included in the below recommendations because he is currently 67 percent owned in Yahoo, and I’m capping my picks at under 60 percent. Palmer currently leads the NFL in pass attempts and is second only to Brady in total passing yards on the season, averaging 289 per game. Against a Buccaneers defense that has allowed almost 400 total yards per game, Palmer is a must-start streaming option in a relatively bleak week.
1QB Option 1: Trevor Siemian vs. Giants
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 17
FanDuel Salary: $7,500
After coming off two productive wins his first two weeks, Trevor Siemian was subdued in the last two – throwing one lone touchdown and two interceptions. But fresh off a bye week, at home, against a depleted and defeated NY Giants team, should make for a strong rebound. Though he has yet to have a 300-yard game, the Giants defense is allowing a 96.4 QB rating and has only one interception on the season. Having lost five of their offensive starters in Week 5, the Giants offense won’t last long against a dominant Denver defense. Siemian should get plenty of playing time, making for a productive fantasy day.
1QB Option 2: Josh McCown vs. Patriots
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 16.6
FanDuel Salary: $6,900
Though expectations entering the 2017 season had the NY Jets going 0-16, Josh McCown has led the team to three straight wins and has had just two weeks under double-digit fantasy points. The 38-year old now has two multi-TD weeks through the first five and has continued to be relatively effective at spreading out the ball in the passing game.
Entering Week 6 against a Patriots defense considered one of the worst in the league, McCown is on target for another productive week. The Patriots have allowed 300 pass yards and two-plus pass TDs in five straight weeks. McCown continues to be a cheap bet, and could pay off against a defense that is last in the NFL in passing yards and TDs allowed and has allowed the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. With Tom Brady doing his part on offense, McCown will need to throw the ball for a chance at his fourth consecutive win.
2QB Option 1: Jacoby Brissett vs. Titans
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 18.6
FanDuel Salary: $6,600
After a slow start to the season, Jacoby Brissett seems to have a rhythm going. The Colts are 2-2 in the games Brissett has started, and he’s only had under double-digit fantasy points in one of those games. Brissett had 314 yards and a rushing TD in an overtime win against the 49ers (though he did have an almost-costly interception in OT).
In favorable matchups (Week 3 vs Browns, Week 5 vs. 49ers), Brissett’s fantasy production has a high ceiling. This week’s MNF matchup against the Titans should be another favorable, productive game. The Titans defense has given up the second-most fantasy points to QBs this season (even with limiting Jay Cutler to 92 yards last week). Though he has clear chemistry with T.Y. Hilton, Brissett’s biggest appeal is his running ability. Thus far, he’s accounted for 83 yards and three TDs on the ground. Given the options, Brissett is in one of the best positions to succeed for fantasy owners in Week 6.
2QB Option 2: Case Keenum vs. Packers
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 15.4
FanDuel Salary: $6,700
In his big return from a knee injury on MNF, Sam Bradford looked like a lost, scared puppy. Case Keenum came on in relief before the second half to lead the Vikings to a victory over the Bears and is the clear starter entering Week 6. At this point, you more or less know what you’re getting with Keenum. He might not be the low-risk, high-reward bye-week streaming option you’re hoping for, but he should be in for a shootout against Green Bay. While Keenum is not your best option in a one-quarterback league, he should offer some needed relief as a QB2 in 2QB leagues.