I’m going to cut straight to the chase. You’re here because you streamed quarterbacks and made the playoffs. If so… nice. You’re living the dream, putting together a quality squad by eschewing the QB. Now that it’s playoff time, you are going to need someone to get you to the next round. These signal callers are available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. If you made it this far in a deeper league without a starting QB, mazel tov, there’s a guy available in 98% of leagues who just might work in a pinch for you. Will they be your dream, be your wish, or be your fantasy?
Josh McCown at Denver (44% owned)
What if I told you that the QB7 on the season, and QB4 over the last four weeks was freely available on the wire in 56% of leagues? What if I told you that this QB had 638 yards, four touchdowns and no picks over his last couple of games? What if I told you that his normally stout opposition has slipped recently, allowing multiple touchdowns in five straight games while mustering just two picks in that span. What if I told you that was Josh McCown? What if none of that is hypothetical? What if I can never stop writing in question marks?
Jimmy Garoppolo at Houston (17% owned)
Jimmy G looked so clean last week that the 49ers might literally have their best QB of the 2000s by far. He has the tiniest of sample sizes, so there isn’t really any numbers to tie to this (other than a super-efficient 293 yards on 26 attempts). The Texans allow the second-most fantasy points per game to QBs. It’s a streaming match made in heaven. Oh Jimmy… I don’t know if want you, I don’t know if I need you but, ooh, I’d die to find out.
Tom Savage versus San Francisco (2% owned)
Garoppolo’s opposition signal caller Sunday is the only player in the league with a better matchup than Jimmy G. Here’s the thing with Savage, though, he’s trash. He’s garbage. Like, I can’t overexplain to you how terrible he is. Still, he has 15-18 fantasy points in the cards through sheer volume alone. He averages a smidge under 40 pass attempts a game, and chucking it 35+ times against the worst QB pass defense is a path to success, no matter how bad you might be.