For Thanksgiving this week, I am thankful for fantasy football. I am thankful for other fantasy football players who draft quarterbacks early. I am thankful they leave quality wide receivers and running backs on the board for me to take. The flip side of that is that I am thankful for streaming quarterbacks. Below are three quarterbacks that you will be thankful for having on your roster this week when the dust settles this weekend. To make this list, the quarterback must be available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with one player available in over 90% of Yahoo! leagues for you deep league turkeys.
Tyrod Taylor at Kansas City (44% owned)
Rest in Peace, the Nathan Peterman Era in Buffalo (November 19, 2017, 10 A.M. – November 19, 2017, 11:30ish). Tyrod Taylor is the starter again in Buffalo after putting up QB1 numbers in a half in relief last week (15/25 with a score, 18.12 fantasy points). The Kansas City defense gives up the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and only have two interceptions this season outside of AFC West opponents.
Jacoby Brissett at Tennessee (19% owned)
Tennessee was quietly bad against quarterbacks since their Bye until Ben Roethlisberger filleted them on national television. Outside of four TDs to Big Ben, they yielded multiple scores to both Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco in the last three weeks. They have given up multiple passing touchdowns in six-of-ten games this season. For Brissett, he’s settling in and his running gives him a good floor. His worst fantasy output over the last four weeks was 16.5 points.
Ryan Fitzpatrick at Atlanta (8% owned)
Fear the Former Beard, and don’t Fear the Bird. The Falcons have yielded 18+ fantasy points to four of their last five opposing quarterbacks. Dak couldn’t pull it off due to a literal turnstile at left tackle Chaz Green, but he still got a rushing touchdown. The Falcons have given up two passing touchdowns or a rushing touchdown to six straight quarterbacks. For Fitzmagic, he’s had two good games and two bad games so far this year, and one of the bads came without Mike Evans. Evans is back, and Fitzpatrick would be smart to look his way.