2020 Fantasy Football: Week 3 QB Streamers
The streaming game worked out in Week 2 as five of the top 12 quarterbacks came into the week at less than 60% rostered. Week 3 should bring similar opportunities, especially after watching some performances from guys we can normally count on. I wouldn’t completely bail on guys like Brees and Brady just yet even with their recent struggles. However, if you can shake up your roster to spot start one of these options, I’m pulling the trigger. It may not feel great, it might in fact make you question your sanity, but it worked last week! Stream with confidence this week and look for these Week 3 QB streamers.
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Week 3 QB Streamers
Joe Burrow @ PHI (73% rostered in Yahoo and 51% in ESPN)
Joey B headlines my Week 3 QB streamers and may be rostered in more leagues than most streaming options just due to the swagger he’s shown in his first two NFL games. I don’t know about you, but I feel like starting Burrow is more exciting than starting old reliable or really any other quarterback. This kind of has the feeling we had when we were starting Lamar Jackson early last season before he became the best player in Fantasy.
The reason to stream Joe Burrow is more than just the thrill of rolling him out there. He is in a good spot in Week 3. Although Philly has not played well this season, we still expect them to score some points, frankly, we expect everyone to score against the Bengals this season. This offensive line simply will not allow the run game to be successful against anyone, let alone a good Eagles defensive front. We saw Burrow’s ability to use all of his weapons in Week 2 and I expect him to do the same this week.
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Through his first two NFL games, Burrow has 97 pass attempts, which leads the NFL. High volume in a solid matchup is the recipe for Fantasy success. Once he builds some chemistry with his top targets in this offense and gets on the same page as AJ Green, you could see Burrow become a weekly starter.
Mitchell Trubisky @ ATL (9% rostered in Yahoo and 12% in ESPN)
Yes, you read that correctly, Mitchell Trubisky. This may be for deep leagues or 2QB, but I have some confidence in Money Mitch this week. Just to be clear, I myself came up with that nickname, no one has ever said that before. Let’s focus on the matchup and opportunity with this one because it is certainly not the talent that’s blowing me away here.
Trubisky has thrown 2 or more touchdowns in both games this season, and no one is frightened by the Falcons defense. Regardless of the Bears’ talented defense, the Falcons offense is sizzling right now. It is more likely than not that the Bears will actually have to put up points and may even be in comeback mode in this one. Trubisky also provides a solid rushing floor, averaging over 20 yards rushing per game. This may not seem like a huge difference-maker, but it’s best to look at it as canceling out at least one turnover he is bound to have. The Falcons have given up at least 38 points in the first two games of the season and allowed four wide receivers to top at least 90 yards. I know, Trubisky is not Russell Wilson or Dak Prescott, but he is going to look close to it against this defense. Close your eyes and fire up Money Mitch in Week 3.
Matthew Stafford @ ARI (78% Yahoo and 71% ESPN) and Ryan Tannehill @ MIN (57% Yahoo and 41% ESPN)
I wanted to pair these two quarterbacks together because they are guys who should be owned in all 12 team leagues and certainly will be more than Week 3 QB Streamers as the season progresses. Based on roster percentage, it is clear Fantasy Managers have been waiting for the return of Kenny Golladay to see what they have in Stafford season long. I think the return of Golladay is enough to put Stafford right into the starting conversation for Week 3. He had three or more touchdowns in 5 of 7 games last season with his full complement of weapons before his injury. Although the Cardinals’ defense is playing better than expected, the matchup doesn’t scare me. Teams are going to need to keep up with Arizona’s offense and there should be plenty of opportunity for points in this one.
I will most likely have Ryan Tannehill in this article every week until he is at least 80% owned. The argument for starting Tannehill again in Week 3 is the same as last week. Seriously, just start him until the wheels fall off. The Vikings are struggling on defense and the Titans passing game is in sync even without their number one receiver. It looks like AJ Brown is going to miss Week 3, but this didn’t stop Tannehill from throwing 4 touchdowns in Week 2. Derrick Henry is struggling to make big plays so far this season, so Tennessee will need to lean on Tannehill and his 9.0% touchdown rate in Week 3.
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