Week 13 QB Streamers
Week 13 is upon us and this is still your destination for streaming options at the QB position. Strangely enough, Week 13 is still a bye week for the Titans and Browns, so if you need to replace Marcus Mariota the Footballers have you covered. This article focuses on players, available in most leagues, who are capable of producing start-worthy numbers. Our goal is to pluck these guys off the waiver wire and get at least 20 fantasy points or the equivalent to 250 passing yards and 2 scores.
Colin Kaepernick @ CHI (ESPN 22.8%, Yahoo 25%)
Mike got the first pick when it came to streamers this week, so he jumped on Colin Kaepernick. Since taking over the starting role in San Francisco, Kaepernick has been the 7th best QB in fantasy. The Niners putrid defense provides ample opportunity for garbage time production, while Kaepernick provides owners with elite level rushing numbers. Expect Kaepernick to continue his success going forward as he still has matchups with the Jets, Falcons, and Rams.
–Mike Wright, @FFHitman
Alex Smith @ ATL (ESPN 24.2%, Yahoo 25%)
Alex Smith does not provide the same upside as Kaepernick but he can still produce solid starter worthy numbers against Atlanta’s defense which is giving up the most points to QBs in the league. Always a threat to run, Smith can pitch in 30-40 yards on the ground if required, and he will likely be forced to throw against the high-flying Falcons.
–Jason Moore, @jasonffl
Ryan Fitzpatrick vs IND (ESPN 9.1%, Yahoo 16%)
If you have the requisite intestinal fortitude to roll the dice with Fitzpatrick, you may be rewarded. The mistake-prone gunslinger gets a Week 13 matchup with the Colts and their 31st ranked passing defense. With Andrew Luck expected to make his return for Indianapolis, the Jets may find themselves in catch-up mode. Garbage time isn’t pretty on the field, but it looks mighty fine in the stat sheets. Andy is so confident in FitzMagic that he is planning to start him over Cam Newton this week in the Listener League.
–Andy Holloway, @andyholloway
Week 12 Results
|Colin Kaepernick||296 (113)||3||1||38.3||QB #2|
|Tyrod Taylor||166 (38)||1 (1)||0||21.8||QB #17|
|Ryan Tannehill||285 (34)||3||0||32.4||QB #5|