Maybe you own Matthew Stafford or Deshaun Watson. Maybe you invested in Aaron Rodgers. Or maybe you just don’t feel great about your borderline starters in bad matchups this week (Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton, Jameis Winston or Jacoby Brissett). Maybe, just maybe, you cut all your players in a fit of rage last week because they failed you. No matter your reason, if you need a stream, we gotta stream for you. You can find these QBs out there in over 50% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, with one deep league guy out there in 90% of leagues.
Tyrod Taylor versus Tampa Bay (48% owned)
TyGod at home performs much better than he does on the road, passing for 60+ more yards and upping his touchdowns per game from 0.67 to 2 touchdowns a game. This week he gets a great matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All five QBs going against them went for over 280 passing yards and they combined for eleven touchdowns (over two per game). Two of these guys either didn’t start the season with the job (Case Keenum) or later lost the job (Mike Glennon). It wasn’t like the Bucs took on only world killers, even marginal QBs kill the Bucs. Plus, he’s coming off his bye week, so that’s, as the kids say, extra neato burrito.
Jared Goff versus Arizona (47% owned)
Rewind yourself to week four. Jared Goff, fresh off five touchdowns and just under 550 yards in two games, was a hot waiver wire pickup. Then he took on two of the best pass defenses in the league and everyone booted him to the curb, and got mad at him, for the crime of playing the teams on the schedule. This week Goff gets the fifth-worst fantasy pass defense as the Rams host the Cardinals. Do you want the short answer or the long answer for why Goff is a good play? Because the short answer is Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns (22.6 fantasy points) and I have C.J. Beathard to talk about, so you don’t get the long answer.
Deep Dive: C.J. Beathard versus Dallas (5% owned)
If you cover up Eli Manning’s pathetic 220 yards, zero touchdowns, one pick performance week one, it’s been a next-level terrible, awful defensive effort by the Dallas pass defense this year. The yardage is low, but the touchdowns… Woof. Trevor Siemian (4), Carson Palmer (2), Jared Goff (2) and Aaron Rodgers (3) burned a path of destruction through Jerry’s defense into the end zone. Beathard only played a part of the Niners-Washington game last week but he still threw it 36 times, totaling 245 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Beathard is a good bet for multiple TDs Sunday, with Kyle Shanahan likely getting him a lot of easy passes to Pierre Garcon, Carlos Hyde and Beathard’s college teammate, George Kittle. You know what they say, start Beathard if you want to be Hard to Beat. They say that. A lot of people are saying that, trust me.