Welcome to the Week 14 edition of QB and DST Streaming Options from The Fantasy Authority!!
Week 14 also means its the beginning of the fantasy playoffs for those fortunate managers who have made it. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
But now, it’s not the time to rest on your laurels—you have a championship to win! Choosing the right QB/DST streaming option is all important now for you to win and advance.
Let’s check out my QB and DST Streaming Options for this week!
Due to taking an extended Thanksgiving vacation, there won’t be a Week 13 recap.
Josh Allen | Buffalo Bills
Current ESPN Ownership: 3.6%
It would appear that the Bills have found their quarterback for the present—and for the future.
In his last two games, Allen has thrown for 391 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. His 234 rushing yards has put him on the radar for fantasy managers looking for some upside for the playoffs.
In Week 14, Buffalo will have a home division contest with the New York Jets. The Jets meanwhile, are a middle-of-the-road defense when it comes to passing and rushing—16th & 26th respectively. Allen and the Bills offense should have some success moving the ball against New York.
Due to his increasing rushing production, Josh Allen is streamer worthy in deeper leagues and Superflex leagues.
Baker Mayfield | Cleveland Browns
Current ESPN Ownership: 46.9%
Notwithstanding his rather lackluster effort in Week 13, Mayfield has been a useful streaming option in recent weeks:
– 2+ Passing TD in 6 of his last 9 starts
– 1,168 Passing yards in the last 4 games (6th in the NFL during that span)
– 71.8% Completions, 292 Passing Yards Per Game, 10 TDs in his last 4 games.
If you’re looking for a quarterback streamer that can score 20 fantasy points, you can’t do any worse than Mayfield at the moment.
The Carolina Panthers come to Cleveland riding a 4-game losing streak where they’ve allowed an average of 30 points. Carolina is now 26th in defensive efficiency and 27th in defensive pass efficiency. Giving up multiple touchdown passes in 10 out of their last 12 games is a plus for Mayfield in this contest.
Case Keenum | Denver Broncos
Current ESPN Ownership: 12.9%
It looks like that the ceiling is going to remain low for Keenum regardless of matchup—he hasn’t had a 20-point fantasy day since Week 5. Despite the very favorable matchup last week, Case only managed to throw for 151 yards and one touchdown. His yardage totals have decreased the last three games due to the emerging running game led by Philip Lindsey. On a positive note, Keenum is on a four-game streak without an interception.
The San Francisco 49ers, Denver’s Week 14 opponent, comes into this contest reeling from a beatdown by Seattle. Ranking 24th in defensive efficiency, 24th in pass defense efficiency, & 25th in opponent rank versus quarterbacks, the Niners defense has been struggling all season long. This should be a prime chance for Keenum to amass some quality fantasy points. He’s a viable QB2 in Superflex or deeper leagues.
Lamar Jackson | Baltimore Ravens
Current ESPN Ownership: 51.5%
I’m basing this selection on Jackson being named the starter for Week 14 instead of Joe Flacco.
Jackson continues to be a fantasy asset with his legs, rushing for 75 yards and a touchdown in another Ravens victory. At this point in his career, any passing yardage amassed is a very nice bonus for fantasy managers. Bear in mind that if he doesn’t score a rushing touchdown or top 100 yards on the ground, Jackson’s managers are in trouble.
In facing the Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens will deal with a defense that’s 28th in opposing rank versus quarterbacks, 32nd in rush efficiency defense, and allows 5.1 yards per rush.
IF Jackson is named the starter, he’s a solid streaming option—, especially in 2QB/Superflex leagues.
Dak Prescott | Dallas Cowboys
Current ESPN Ownership: 52.7%
Despite a rather pedestrian 14.1 fantasy point effort in the victory against the Saints, Dak has been a borderline QB1 since the Amari Cooper trade. During that time frame, Dak has completed no less than 66% of his passes, throwing just one interception and six touchdowns, while rushing for three additional scores.
Prescott will look to bounce back in Week 14 in a home rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles secondary has been decimated by injury this season. They are without their top three cornerbacks and have three others on injured reserve. Dak scored 21.7 points in the first meeting in Week 10 and with a better rapport with Amari Cooper, Prescott should have a chance to take advantage of Philadelphia’s banged-up secondary.
New Orleans Saints
Current ESPN Ownership: 33.5%
The Saints defense has scored double-digit fantasy points in four straight games and allowed less than 20 points in that same time frame. Throw in 20 sacks during the streak and New Orleans has become a stream worthy option for the fantasy playoffs.
On the season, the Saints are 7th in sacks (37) and 12th in takeaways (19). They still have the top-ranked rush defense despite Zeke Elliott’s performance Thanksgiving night.
In Week 14, they will travel to face Tampa Bay, who scored 48 points on them Week 1—this should be a much different contest. Despite not having any turnovers recently, Jameis Winston is fully capable of committing multiple turnovers.
A very good DST streaming option for managers looking for some upside in the fantasy playoffs.
Current ESPN Ownership: 60.9%
During their current three-game winning streak, the Broncos defense has yielded 5 interceptions and 9 sacks. Holding the Chargers, Steelers, & Bengals to under 24 points has been also a key to their resurgence.
On the season, Denver is 7th in takeaways (21) and 6th in sacks (37).
For Week 14, the Broncos travel to San Francisco for a meeting with the 49ers. Going with current starter Nick Mullens, San Francisco has the 22nd overall offense—21st passing, 8th rushing. With the possible return of Marquise Goodwin, Denver will have to contend with his big play ability.
I’m considering Denver as a low-end streaming option for this week.
Current ESPN Ownership: 41.3%
The Bills registered three sacks and two interceptions against the Jets in Week 10 and could put up better numbers at home in Week 14. Buffalo comes into this contest registering 5 interceptions and 9 sacks over the last three games—they had a bye in Week 11.
For the year, Buffalo has 31 sacks and 18 takeaways—both ranking top 20 overall.
Whether its Josh McCown or Sam Darnold quarterbacking a 26th ranked offense, New York will have issues moving the ball against this Bills defense.
A solid DST streaming option if you miss out on acquiring the Saints via FAAB or waivers.
Good Luck to all managers in week 2 of the fantasy playoffs! And remember: #FortuneFavorsTheBold
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