We made it halfway through the fantasy football season! If you listened to us earlier in the year, you wouldn’t be listening to us now, since you snagged Deshaun Watson or Carson Wentz a month and a half ago. Well, if you’re here now, it’s a bad week for streaming QBs based on sub-50% ownership. Below are three QBs available in at least half of Yahoo! leagues, and for deep leaguers, there’s a quarterback for you out there in at least nine-of-ten leagues. These aren’t the best options, but that’s how the matchups shook out this week. Don’t pick up any of these guys if you can help it, but it was either these guys or DeShone “How Does DeShone Kizer Already Have 11 Interceptions” Kizer.
FIRST AND FOREMOST: Andy Dalton does not meet the sub-50% requirement, but is available in 38% of leagues. Go check and see if he’s available before checking out these guys (because they suck).
Trevor Siemian at Kansas City (31% owned)
There’s a distinct chance Siemian doesn’t make it out of this game. He sucks, oh boy does he suck. He was supposed to be good but then he remembered his Siemian Mindset and started being Trevor Siemian again. The Chargers shut out the Broncos last week, so the Gambler’s Cool Guy Theorem tells me Siemian is due. The Chiefs gave up at least 20 fantasy points to Derek Carr, Deshaun Watson and Kirk Cousins in their last four games. Before that, they held Tom Brady and Philip Rivers to fewer than 18 fantasy points combined, but recency bias tells me to play Siemian.
Case Keenum at Cleveland at London at 6:30 in the morning for no good reason (11% owned)
Keenum, like Siemian, is bad. Keenum, like Siemian, has a top-ten matchup, so if you squint really hard, you can trick yourself into thinking he’s good. He’s a good play, but Keenum himself is quite bad. Luckily, the Browns are even worse. Marcus Mariota is the only QB to not get at least 14 fantasy points against them, and this consistent floor means they give up the second-most fantasy points on a weekly basis. He should have Stefon Diggs back, but sure, get the guy who sucks.
C.J. Beathard at Philadelphia (5% owned)
I mean, sure? He has 14 fantasy points in both of his games so far, so if you need to literally just have a QB in your lineup, go with Beathard. The Eagles linebackers are starting to fall apart, so that means a lot of George Kittle Sunday. Beathard can hopefully get two touchdowns? Maybe? The Eagles give up the tenth-most fantasy points on the season, and only one QB has fewer than 15 fantasy points against them… and that guy took them for 300, three scores and a pick last week. Go C.J. (Can-we Just-have-QBs-stop-dying)!