Week 1 QB Streaming: Fantasy Starters for 1QB and 2QB Leagues

Similar to streaming defenses, riding the waiver wire in a one quarterback league looking for the right matchup can make or break your week. In 2QB leagues, streaming QBs gets even more intense, as most teams will have three signal callers each. As we head into the 2017 fantasy football season, I’ll structure this article to cater to all situations:
  • 1QB league owners looking for a decent streaming option (especially if Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger or Russell Wilson have tough matchups).
  • Teams with two or three above average quarterbacks.
  • Teams that waited to draft QBs and are left with two or three game managers who can’t seem to move the football.
  • Those looking for sleeper starts for their DFS team.
Each week, I’ll provide my best rationale on two to three QBs with ideally less than 60 percent ownership on ESPN who have an opportunistic matchup. I’ll do the same for those in 2QB leagues, which should prove especially advantageous once we get into the bye weeks. Each week, I’ll also make note of my performance in the week prior so you can evaluate whether or not to trust me. Hopefully, it’ll be a helpful process for all of us. While I’d like to hope this analysis will help you find a QB10 on the waiver wire that you can ride for the rest of the season, my main focus is finding you a sufficient weekly start to get you through an injury, bye week, bad trade or impulsive draft pick. As for Week 1, there will be few QB streaming options available, as fantasy owners hold on tight to their “what-if” roster spots. For this week, I focused more on matchup opportunities. Now let’s get started.

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By Giana Pacinelli | @GIANAAAA | Archive