Quarterback Sleepers Week 16: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!

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It’s the fantasy football finals, and that means that it’s our last round of quarterback sleepers for the season! To qualify for this article, the quarterback sleepers must be available in at least 50% of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues. As always, see if the recommended pickups from Waleed’s Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet are available. If not, enjoy these quarterback sleepers and they’ll be back in nine long, cold months, in September 2020!

Ryan Fitzpatrick versus Cincinnati (27% Owned)

Since Ryan Fitzpatrick took over for the Dolphins, he’s played on a pace for 4,187 passing yards, 356 rushing yards, 28 total touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. The 14 interceptions is the most shocking statistic, as his funslinger reputation precedes him. Fitzmagic has just one multi-pick game since Halloween and suddenly provides a decent floor play. He has at least 15 fantasy points in four straight games, eclipsing 20 fantasy points in three of those four contests. This week, he gets a Bengals squad that’s played better lately, but they’ve played the likes of the circling-the-drain Cleveland Browns, the suddenly mortal Patriots offense, and Devlin Hodges. Fitzmagic is rolling (QB7 over the last four weeks) and can roll you right to a championship.

Andy Dalton at Miami (9% Owned)

The Red Rifle returned to action a few weeks ago, and has played like a hot trash fire. Since his return, he’s on a 27-interception pace, a number that would make even Jameis Winston blush. Granted, a lot of that has to do with his four-pick game last week. And the Dolphins aren’t quite the Patriots, so I’m not super concerned there. Still, I’m rolling him out there in a Superflex league this week in the finals. The Dolphins give up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, which means that Andy will have a bounce-back game against a team that’s given up at least 16 fantasy points to each of the last five quarterbacks to face them, with Eli Manning and Sam Darnold failing to top the 24 that each of the previous three QBs scored against the Dolphins.

Dwayne Haskins versus N.Y. Giants (3% Owned)

I rubbed my temples when I put this one down on paper. Washington’s passing game’s looked absolutely terrible all season long, but Dwayne Haskins was QB10 last week against the dreadful Philadelphia Eagles pass defense. The Giants are just as bad and prepared themselves to get worse by cutting Janoris Jenkins for off-field conduct. They’ve given up at least 19.9 fantasy points to each of the last seven quarterbacks to play against them, and nine-of-ten. Maybe a blind squirrel can find yet another nut?

 

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