As we’ve discussed each week previously, we’ve highlighted the best options for streaming quarterbacks. This year has been a completely whirlwind of a season. Several quarterbacks were hit with major injuries early on the year and others just lost their job. Fantasy players have struggled to find a level of consistency for some of the league’s top options. If you’re looking for quarterback help, here are my top options for week 7 quarterback streaming.
Six weeks have officially surpassed and we have plenty of data to look ahead. Several QBs have already established themselves as top guys in the league. And if you weren’t streaming quarterbacks before you are probably doing it now. If it’s because of injury or because top guys have gone down you’ve likely made a move. However, for you guys who went early and took Patrick Mahomes, you may now be scrambling. Mahomes’ injury luckily is not that severe and he’s likely due back within the next month which is good for playoff hopefuls. But in the meantime, you’ll need to figure out what to do as a stopgap between now and then.
According to NFL Scoring Leaders, there are six quarterbacks currently in the top 12 of points scored. If you look at the rosters in your league, that equates to 50% of the teams or maybe more that are streaming quarterbacks. Maybe you have players clinging to the idea that Jared Goff or Baker Mayfield will turn things around. But there are more teams than not who have moved on.
At the start of the year, fantasy players marked week 7 as a big one for bye weeks. With three top 10 caliber QBs expected to miss time, it was a part of contention when managing your draft board. However, Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger went down early and Mayfield has been a shell of himself so you’re probably not missing much.
Despite the weak talent at the QB position missing time this week let’s take a look at some of the top options for streaming quarterbacks in week 7.
Top Streaming Quarterback Options for Week 7:
Jimmy Garoppolo; San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have been one of the most surprising storylines so far this year. We knew they’d be better than the previous year once healthy and back to normal. But 5-0? Beating some of the top teams in the league? I am not sure anyone could have predicted this. Most of the 49ers’ achievement has come from a stout running game and one of the leagues’ best defenses.
However, Garoppolo has quietly been doing his thing. Garoppolo ranks 6th in the league with an 80.6% adjusted completion percentage, while also falling victim to the leagues’ 11th worst drop rate. His yards thus far aren’t going to impress sitting at 21st in the league. But he does have seven TDs and only 3 interceptions. His offensive line is also stepping up big time. They have allowed only six sacks on the year despite losing Joe Staley for the year and Mike McGlinchey for an extended period.
This week the 9ers get another cake matchup when they visit the Redskins in Washington. The Skins are the 28th worst team against opposing fantasy QBs according to ESPN.com. Washington has also given up 27 fantasy points or more four times this year. The only times under 27 were against the rookie Daniel Jones and the Dolphins. This game might be a cross country travel for the 9ers but with how badly the Skins have been it shouldn’t be an issue. Garoppolo is owned in 37.2% of ESPN leagues and is an excellent option if you are streaming quarterbacks.
Sam Darnold; New York Jets: It’s time to get on the Darnold train. Darnold posted a stat line with 338 yards and two touchdowns against the 6th best defense against QBs last week. The former #3 pick was the butt of many jokes following his mono diagnosis. However, he came back firing on all cylinders. The Jets take on the #1 defense against opposing Qbs this week when they face the Pats under the lights on Monday Night Football. However, the Pats have faced some atrocious QBs through the first six weeks of the season.
The Patriots have faced a broken Big Ben, Josh Rosen, Luke Faulk, Colt McCoy, and Daniel Jones. Their lone top opponent being fellow 2018 first-rounder, Josh Allen. Allen didn’t fare well against the Pats but did put up 280 yards passing and was close enough to get the Bills in position to win. Darnold has all the talent in the world to repeat what he did against the Cowboys a week ago. We might just see the Pats take on their first test of the year. Darnold is currently owned in less than 20% of leagues and should fill in for you nicely.
Andy Dalton; Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton has had a pretty decent season this year as one of the more consistent QBs in the league. Through the first six weeks of the season, Dalton has five games over 235 yards with three multi-TD games. Dalton has a little trouble with turnovers with eight total on the season. However, with his yards and TD upside, he has the potential to pick up a big game this week.
In Week 7, Dalton takes on the 17th ranked defense against QBs. The Jaguars have had a pretty up-and-down season so far. The Jags have given up over 30 fantasy points twice this season one of which was to Joe Flacco. Admittedly, the rest of their games have been pretty decent. They have limited opposing QBs to less than 200 yards twice and less than two TDs four times. However, the team officially decided to move on from the disgruntled Jalen Ramsey this week. Although he hasn’t played for the last few weeks due to a “back injury” the loss of a teammate as good as Ramsey could have an effect on the rest of the roster.
Daniel Jones; New York Giants: Daniel Jones had a lot of people looking his way following a masterful performance against the Bucs in his first career start. However, since then Jones has thrown 6 interceptions to only three touchdowns. There is still a lot of promise in Jones’ who we predicted to be a top-15 QB in our Bold Predictions article before the season. Despite the poor numbers, Jones has been without Saquon Barkley since that Bucs game with an ankle injury. Many would consider Barkley to be one of the best players in football if not the best. When you are a rookie QB you often need to lean on the top guys so not having THE top guy can be tough.
Jones has all the tools and is finally starting to get his playmakers healthy. Barkley and Engram are expected to make their return while Golden Tate is entering his second contest. Tate had over 100 yards last week vs. the Pats and was Jones’ lone score on the night. Although Sterling Shepard is still probably a week away, the aforementioned trio should provide Jones with plenty of options to put up points.
The Cardinals are traveling across the country this week to take on Jones and the Giants. The Cards are currently ranked 31st against opposing QBs according to ESPN.com giving up two or more touchdowns five times this year. If you are streaming quarterbacks this week you’ll likely need to turn to Jones who is owned in 41% of ESPN leagues.