3 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming Options for Week 10
Quarterback streaming isn’t for everyone, but if you’re in a standard league — like a 10- or 12-team league that features just one starting signal caller — grabbing potentially productive quarterbacks in good matchups off the waiver wire is often doable.
Sure, you won’t have the luxury of setting it and forgetting it with Russell Wilson as your quarterback, but when the top-end signal-callers draw a tough matchup, their upside can oftentimes be matched by a waiver-wire option in a more favorable situation.
If you’re looking for some quarterback options from the waiver wire — regardless of league size — we have you covered. Here are three quarterbacks rostered in fewer than roughly 40% of Yahoo leagues who are in good spots this week.
Derek Carr, Raiders
Yahoo Roster Percentage: 41%
We have some quality streaming options this week, making it tough to rank them, but it’s nice to have some good choices. I give the edge to Derek Carr in a solid matchup with the Denver Broncos, a team allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to signal-callers. Denver has been a pass-funnel D this season as they’ve given up the eighth-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs.
Carr has been decent this year in fantasy, ranking as the season-long QB17, and while there hasn’t been a great ceiling, Carr has put up between 19 and 24 points in half his starts, never dipping below 12 for the season.
Baker Mayfield, Browns
Yahoo Roster Percentage: 33%
I nearly put Baker Mayfield ahead of Carr. It’s close.
What pushed me toward Carr was how run-heavy the Cleveland Browns are (fourth-lowest pass rate). In a game in which they’re favored by a field goal over the Houston Texans — a team that has been getting shredded by running backs all year — I worry the Browns won’t ask Mayfield to do much. In wins this season, Mayfield is averaging 143.3 passing yards per game, compared to 216.8 in losses. With Nick Chubb expected to be back, he and Kareem Hunt could run wild.
But this is a really good spot for Mayfield if the Browns let him sling it or if Cleveland gets into a negative game script. Houston sports the eighth-worst pass D by our schedule-adjusted metrics, and they’re surrendering the fifth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Houston just let Jake Luton have a big game, and there’s shootout potential in this contest (53.5 total), as well.
We project Mayfield for 17.61 fantasy points, slotting him in as the QB12.
Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins
Yahoo Roster Percentage: 25%
While I do prefer Carr and Mayfield this week to Tua Tagovailoa, you can make a case for the rookie having the best ceiling of the three. The matchup is there as Tua gets a home game against the Los Angeles Chargers, a defense permitting the fourth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.
In addition to his legs (35 rushing yards last week), Tua’s ceiling can come from how bad the Miami Dolphins can be running the ball. We have them as the ninth-worst rushing attack, so even if they get a lead and want to run the clock, they might not be able to.
Tua bounced back from an underwhelming debut to throw for 248 yards and two scores last week against a respectable Arizona Cardinals defense. He’s capable of more versus the Bolts.
We have Tagovailoa totaling 17.02 fantasy points, ranking him as this week’s QB17.