Week 9 QB Streaming for 1-QB and 2-QB Leagues

QB streaming advice in 1-QB and 2-QB leagues for Week 9 of the 2017 fantasy football season. Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Thursday and revised to reflect the Deshaun Watson injury.

Week 8 QB Streaming Recap

Unfortunately we begin this article on a somber note — Deshaun Watson suffered a non-contact ACL tear in practice as this was being published. Whether you watched Watson as a Texans’ fan, a fantasy player, or as an all-around football fan, you were rooting for this rookie. It’s a devastating loss to the Texans and fans of the game, but it’s safe to say no matter what side of the ball you’re on – you’re still rooting for him. After such a strong start to his NFL career, his return gives us something to eagerly anticipate already for 2018.   Watson’s last game of the season was a great QB battle between him and Russell Wilson, who both put up season high numbers. Also last week, the trade deadline created its own Twitter fever. Jimmy Garoppolo was traded to the 49ers, opening the door for yet another QB controversy. Rounding out the QB commotion, Andrew Luck‘s return to the football field will definitively not be in 2017. The Colts have officially placed him on IR due to his continued soreness in his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder. And then there’s my Week 8 streamers, who did me proud with Andy Dalton and Josh McCown producing top-five fantasy quarterback numbers and Tyrod Taylor rounding out the top 10. Matt Moore will likely be the last Dolphins’ quarterback you see me recommend this season.
Status QB FanDuel Points QB Rank
1QB Option 1 Andy Dalton 18.7 13
1QB Option 2 Tyrod Taylor 16.7 10
2QB Option 1 Josh McCown 18.3 4
2QB Option 2 Matt Moore 5 27
After a tumultuous Week 8, Week 9 has high hopes of producing some more entertaining matchups. Six teams are on bye, and the pickings are slim, which leaves the door wide open for a star sleeper to help secure your win. Game Level Similarity Projections are taken from Dave Caban’s model. The Player Projection Distributions are taken from the site’s GLSP app. These are great sources to cross check for the range of likely QB outcomes.

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By Giana Pacinelli | @GIANAAAA | Archive