Three Quarterbacks to Stream Week 15
Welcome back to our Three Quarterbacks to Stream article series for Week 15 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
Congratulations making it to the playoffs! You wouldn’t be here otherwise! QB streams are plentiful this week, and so we still start off with Mr. Reliable of 2021 – Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers! Jimmy G was recommended last week against the Bengals, and he delivered. He completed 27 of 41 passes for 296 yards and two TDs with no picks. He has been very consistent this season, and I expect that trend to continue into Week 15.
This week, Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers host the Atlanta Falcons, who have one of the most exploitable defensive units in the NFL. I expect the Niners, with help from Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel, to put up some big numbers this week. George Kittle is a monster on the field and is playing great of late, which will only help Garoppolo to put up some big points. Garoppolo yet again offers a safe floor with a little bit of upside, which makes him a very good QB stream for teams in need of a QB streamer in the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
2. Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins
Next up on our list for QB streams is one of the biggest surprises this fantasy season, Tua Tagovailoa. After a rough start to his career, Tua has been playing very good of late. On the season, he has completed 195 of 275 passes for 1,945 yards, 12 TDs and only 6 INTs.
In Week 15, fresh off a bye, Tua is in a dream matchup against the New York Jets. Like the Falcons, also one of the worst defenses in the league, Tua is set up to have an incredible fantasy day in Week 15. I would not be surprised if Tua puts up his best performance of the season this week against the Jets. If you’re looking for upside, Tua is one of the best QBs to stream this week.
3. Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints
What does this man have to be to be rostered!? Can you believe even after his debut putting up 20+ fantasy points he is STILL available in 50% of Yahoo leagues? Coming off a great game last week against the Jets, Taysom Hill has earned the title of “Stream of the Week” for quarterbacks this week. This past weekend, Hill completed 15/21 passes for 175 yards, and also ran the ball 11 times for 73 yards and two scores. Taysom Hill is set up to be a league-winner at the position!
This week, Hill does have a tougher matchup than he has seen of late. The Saints head to Tampa Bay to face Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. However, I believe Hill will be forced to make plays to keep his team in playoff contention. His rushing ability gives him a solid floor, and I believe will be a top ten QB overall this week. Add Hill now and have him lead your team to a fantasy title! Best of luck in your fantasy playoffs!
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