QB streaming advice in 1-QB and 2-QB leagues for Week 14 of the 2017 fantasy football season.
Week 13 QB Streaming Recap
And just like that, our time together has almost come to an end. I’m apparently in need of the offseason, having had my worst picks of the season in Week 13 – though all three quarterback secured their team a win. Josh McCown continued to surprise and delight while Brett Hundley maintained his consistency of being of inconsistent. Jimmy Garoppolo showed he’s capable of becoming the 49ers franchise quarterback but still has some growing pains.
|Status||QB||FanDuel Points||QB Rank|
|1QB Option||Josh McCown||31.1||2|
|2QB Option 1||Brett Hundley||9||29|
|2QB Option 2||Jimmy Garoppolo||11.5||27|
McCown is my new favorite streamer who shouldn’t continue to classify as a streamer. If he is still available in your league, take him. Even if it’s for the sake of preventing someone else from using him. McCown has thrown for over 300 yards in two straight games and has thrown only one interception in his last five. Though he’s proven to have a high floor even in tough matchups, he faces a Denver Broncos defense that’s allowed the most passing TDs this season, rounding out an NFL season that their own GM Jim Elway says he’s “embarrassed” of.
At this point in the season, if you’re fighting or have already clinched a playoff spot, most streamers aren’t going to lead you to a championship in standard leagues. Of course, as my weekly articles have shown, any QB with the right situation can lead the position in points any given week. For the most part, this week’s streaming article is focused on helping those in 2-QB leagues hoping to get lucky or DFS players looking for the underdog. However, if you’re in a 1QB league and have stuck around to read this, there is one interesting streamer who is under 50 percent owned in Yahoo leagues and might deliver if you’re second guessing your options.
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 14
1QB Option: Jameis Winston vs. Detroit
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 19.1
FanDuel Salary: $7,200
You don’t normally see Jameis Winston fit streaming criteria, but after missing three weeks due to injury following two disappointing fantasy weeks, Winston has become available in over half of Yahoo leagues. And in his return from a shoulder injury this past week, Winston looked like himself again – passing for 270 yards and two TDs. Winston faces a Detroit defense that has allowed over 20 points in six of their last seven games – gifting Joe Flacco his best fantasy game of the season in Week 13 (22 fantasy points). Winston returning home for his first start since Week 8 has a lot of potential. If he’s available, snag him before it’s too late.
2QB Option 1: Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Texans
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 11.9*
FanDuel Salary: $7,000
In his first start as the 49ers quarterback, Garoppolo secured the team’s second win of the season. Though he didn’t throw a TD, he displayed an immediate rapport with Marquise Goodwin (8 for 8) and Trent Taylor (6 for 6) and was able to move the chains enough to accumulate almost 300 passing yards and a win against a competitive Bears defense. While he didn’t provide great fantasy production last week, expect Garoppolo to build off his Week 13 performance and deliver for fantasy owners against a Houston defense that has given up the second-most points to QBs this season (allowing 25.8 points per game). If you’re looking for a passer to carry you through the end of the season, Garoppolo has another favorable matchup in Week 15 against Tennessee’s 25th-ranked pass defense.
2QB Option 2: Blaine Gabbert vs. Tennessee
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 19.3*
FanDuel Salary: $6,600
In his first appearance in this column as we round out the fantasy season, Blaine Gabbert has thrown a lot in his three starts with the Cardinals (over 30 attempts per game). He’s put up over 220 passing yards in each of those games, which is telling of his floor. While Larry Fitzgerald has been Gabbert’s go-to in almost every scenario, Gabbert has also made tight-end Ricky Seals-Jones a surprise weapon, with 9 catches for 170 yards and three TDs. In this week’s matchup, Gabbert will go against a Tennessee defense that just allowed Tom Savage to throw for 365 yards and a score in Week 13. In sticky situations, Gabbert provides one of the safest floors on the waiver wire with a pass-heavy offense.
*Note: Since these quarterbacks have started in three games or less, GLSP may be inflated due to lack of historical data.