Three Quarterbacks to Stream Week 12

Welcome back to our Three Quarterbacks to Stream article series for Week 12 of the 2021 season! For those who are unaware, “stream” or “streaming” refers to starting a player in lieu of a regular starter on your fantasy football squad. Usually this is needed by having no other option, whereas one of your players are hurt or on bye. However, sometimes you may choose to stream a quarterback as a general season-long strategy or if the matchup/situation is better than your regular starter.

Especially in 1QB leagues, quarterbacks are streamed relatively frequently because each manager in a fantasy league only needs to start one QB, and generally half of said teams only roster a backup. This generally leaves a number of good quarterbacks available on waiver wires for managers to pick up in a pinch or when a matchup is almost “too good to be true!”

Each week I will be bringing you the top three quarterbacks to stream in your leagues. The goal of these articles is to identify a positive matchup in the current week to help you get that all important “W.”

1. Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers

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Prior to the start of the season, many people would have expected rookie QB Trey Lance would be starting in November, however, Jimmy Garoppolo had other plans. Now at 5-5, “Jimmy G” has led the Niners back into the playoff hunt with a little less than half of the regular season to go. Just last week, Garoppolo completed 16/22 passes for 176 yards and 2 TDs. He has been playing well of late, and best yet, I do not expect that to stop anytime soon.

This week, “Jimmy G” and the 49ers host the Minnesota Vikings in Santa Clara, CA. Both teams will be looking to get over .500 as they are both currently tied at 5-5 on the year. Both offenses can generate points, and I expect a highly competitive and high scoring affair this week. Fire up “Jimmy G,” especially if you’re looking for a relatively safe floor with decent upside.

2. Tyrod Taylor – Houston Texans

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Next up on our list is Tyrod Taylor of the Houston Texans. Taylor performed well this past week against the Titans, throwing for 107 yards, but also rushing in 2 TDs on the ground. The Titans have a very good defense, so it should not be surprising his passing numbers were so low. However, next week things will loosen up defensively, and I expect much better overall numbers for Tyrod Taylor.

Tyrod Taylor in Week 12 should be able to improve upon his numbers given that he has a primo matchup against the New York Jets. The Jets are easily one of the worst teams in the league, and I expect Taylor to both run and throw effectively all afternoon against the Jets. Taylor is a little riskier than the other options this week given his volatility, but if you’re looking for upside there is not much better you can do than streaming “Ty-God” Taylor in Week 12!

3. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers

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If we weren’t convinced Cam Newton was “back” last week, he certainly has made his presence felt now. Recommended in my article last week as a streamer, Cam pulled through for owners brave enough to start him everywhere. Against Washington, he completed 21/27 passes for 189 yards and 2 TDs. He also added a 3rd TD by rushing one in himself.

This week, Cam Newton heads to Miami to get another opportunity to put up some big time points in Week 12. Miami has been suspect on defense of late, and I expect Cam to another fine showing on the day. With plenty of upside and a safe rushing floor, Cam Newton is the stream of the week and a priority add if you’re hurting at the position. Start Cam and enjoy the points on your roster!

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