With Week 13 in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Week 14 Streaming Options! If you’re still reading this, that means you’re probably in the fantasy football playoffs. Of course, there might be some leagues that don’t start the postseason until Week 15, so you might need some assistance in clinching that final postseason berth.
Let my article be your guide to victory and to the playoff promised land!!!!
Before we move on to the QB and DST Week 14 streaming options, I’ll review the complete results at the quarterback position from last week’s article:
Case Keenum– 227 Passing Yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, -1 Rushing Yards= 16.98 FP
Josh McCown– 331 Passing Yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 19 Rushing Yards, 2 TDs= 31.14 FP
Blake Bortles– 309 Passing Yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT, 27 Rushing Yards= 25.06 FP
Brett Hundley– 84 Passing Yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 66 Rushing Yards= 8.96 FP
Geno Smith– 212 Passing Yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 13 Rushing Yards= 9.78 FP
Jimmy Garoppolo– 293 Passing Yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 8 Rushing Yards= 11.52 FP
Tyrod Taylor– 65 Passing Yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 32 Rushing Yards= 4.80 FP
Blake Bortles | Jacksonville Jaguars
From a fantasy perspective, Bortles played well recently, posting two straight weeks with at least 22 fantasy points. The 25-year old quarterback combined for four touchdowns and just one interception while chipping in 89 rushing yards.
In Week 14, he draws what looks like a tough matchup at first glance, with the Seahawks coming to town. Keep in mind that the Seattle secondary will be without both Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor due to injury. This has made their defense a much less daunting matchup for fantasy quarterbacks. Bortles has been buoyed by his rushing output of late, which gives him a nice floor in Week 14.
Jimmy Garoppolo | San Francisco 49ers
Garoppolo is coming off a solid first start as he passed for 293 yards against a tough Bears pass defense. He didn’t manage a touchdown but the early results are promising as Garoppolo held his own. This week he plays a Texans defense that has allowed the second-most FPPG (19.08) to the position this season. For this week, consider Jimmy G as a solid streaming option in two-quarterback leagues.
Case Keenum | Minnesota Vikings
Consider this your weekly reminder that Keenum is a good fantasy football quarterback. He’s now thrown at least two touchdown passes in four out of his last five games. This week’s matchup against the Panthers might not seem favorable on the surface, but they have softened up a bit in recent weeks. They allowed 19.31 FPPG to quarterbacks the last four games. Josh McCown ripped up Carolina for 300-plus yards and three touchdowns in Week 13. Keenum is a very solid streaming option for one-quarterback leagues in Week 14.
Blaine Gabbert | Arizona Cardinals
Gabbert surprisingly hasn’t been terrible since taking over for Drew Stanton in the desert. He’s playing the best football of his career with Arizona, passing for six touchdowns over his last three games. Gabbert is coming off a particularly difficult Week 13 matchup against the Rams but should find it much easier to move the ball against the Titans in Week 14.
Tennessee has been a team to attack with fantasy passing options this season, allowing the 13th-most FPPG to quarterbacks. Gabbert is usable as a QB2 for Week 14.
Josh McCown | New York Jets
McCown put up 300 passing yards and threw six touchdowns over the last two games and only threw one interception over the last six games. You might look at the matchup against Denver and second-guess streaming McCown this week, but the Broncos have been struggling of late. During the last seven games, Denver allowed an average of 17.71 FPPG to quarterbacks. That stretch includes the production of three top-10 fantasy quarterback outings and all seven were top-20 finishes. Expecting McCown to rush for two touchdowns or break the 30-point barrier is probably unrealistic, but he’s a great streaming option once again.
DeShone Kizer | Cleveland Browns
Kizer’s play hasn’t often screamed “streamer” but he does have several things in his favor in Week 14. First off, his weekly rushing output gives him a solid weekly floor. Second, he’ll have a better synergy with the newly reinstated Josh Gordon. Gordon along with Corey Coleman gives Kizer two legitimate weapons to target in the passing game. Meanwhile, the Packers pass defense has struggled this season, ranking 26th in the NFL per Pro-Football-Reference. This is a matchup Kizer can exploit, even though he’s bound to add to his league-leading turnover total.
The Bengals faltered against the Steelers Monday night, but are still in the playoff hunt. They face a Bears offense that could only manage a meager 14 points against San Francisco’s lowly defense. Chicago ranks eighth in turnovers (18), 12th in sacks allowed (29), & have the third-lowest scoring offense (15.9 points per game), per Pro-Football-Reference. On the other hand, Cincinnati ranks 6th in sacks (34), 8th in passing yards allowed (210.3), & 11th in points allowed per game (19.8). In conclusion, the Bengals are a great streaming option for Week 14.
Green Bay Packers
Despite the return of Josh Gordon to their lineup, Cleveland’s offense is still mediocre. Leading the league in turnovers, third in sacks allowed, and 24th in total offense. The Packers are average in sacking the quarterback and are above-average in forcing turnovers.
Green Bay should accumulate enough sacks and turnovers to offset any potential scoring spike Gordon gives the Browns. Feel free to use the Packers as a streaming option this week.
The Cowboys have been a hit-or-miss streaming option in 2017, but I think it’s safe to bank on them as a “hit” against the Giants this week. Big Blue ranks 31st in scoring offense (15.8 points per game) and are 12th in most sacks allowed (29). New York’s inability to protect their quarterback will be put to the test by a Cowboys defense that’s tied for 10th in sacks. They should be available everywhere, making them a true streaming option for those who haven’t stashed away DST’s for the playoffs.
The Bills actually did a better job against the Patriots than the score would indicate. They sacked Tom Brady three times, got an INT, and kept him under 300 passing yards. Buffalo will have an easier time with their next opponent, the Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis ranks 27th in scoring offense (17.1 points per game) and 1st in sacks allowed (50). In seven of their 12 games played, the Colts have been held to under 20 points. Buffalo is a low-end streaming option against an Indianapolis team that is allowing the third-most fantasy points per game (12.08) to opposing D/ST units this season.
New York Jets
The Denver Broncos are near the bottom of the league in many offensive categories despite the return of Trevor Siemian. Because of these offensive woes, Denver has become a team to target streaming defenses against. It’s the Jets turn here to be a streaming option for Week 14—even as poorly as the unit has performed from a fantasy perspective (ranked 28th).
I’m not sure I’m ready to trust Jameis Winston yet, despite his impressive showing in his return from injury. The Lions DST has been underwhelming in recent weeks, only producing usable points if and when they score a touchdown. It’s impossible to count on touchdowns, and therefore the Lions are on the weaker side of streaming options this week. The possibility of a Jameis meltdown exists, but the Lions simply haven’t been putting up points outside of DST touchdowns.
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Thank You for reading my Week 14 Streaming Options article and I hope that it helps you in the first round of the fantasy playoffs! As always, check out all our great content at The Fantasy Authority and come back weekly for my streaming options! You can follow me on Twitter @MStepney71.