3 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streamer Options for Week 2

Quarterback streaming isn’t for everyone, but if you’re in a standard league — like a 10- or 12-team league that only has one starting caller — you’ll often snag potentially productive quarterbacks in good matchups from the waiver wire doable.

Sure, you won’t have the luxury of setting and forgetting it with Patrick Mahomes as quarterback, but when the top-end signal callers pull a tough matchup, their advantage can often be matched by a waiver wire option in a more favorable situation.

If you’re looking for some quarterback options from the waiver wire – regardless of league size – you’ve come to the right place. Here are three quarterbacks that are listed in less than about 40% of Yahoo’s leagues and are in good positions this week.

Carson Wentz, Commanders

Yahoo roster percentage: 13%

Carson Wentz had 313 passing yards and four points in the Washington Commanders’ win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. While Week 2 feels like turning to him, he has another soft matchup, this time on the road, to take on the Detroit Lions.

Strange as it may sound, this Commanders Lions game is one of the more fantasy-friendly affairs of the week. It has a total score of 49.5 points and a spread of 1.5 points.

With an appealing supporting cast around him, Wentz should be in for another fine fantasy day. We forecast him 17.5 fantasy points and rank him QB14 of the week.

Jared Goff, Lions

Yahoo roster percentage: 21%

On the other side of the Detroit-Washington game, Jared Goff is also a viable streamer.

Aided by a negative game script in Week 1, Goff went for 215 yards and 2 points. That’s nothing to write home about, but with a little more touchdown luck — the Lions’ offense scored five goals — he could have had a much better fantasy day.

The Lions will likely be able to move the ball fairly well against a Washington defense that allowed 383 total yards — including 275 yards for Trevor Lawrence — at week 1. Washington gave up the most fantasy points per game to signal callers a year ago (21.5).

Our model forecasts Goff at 15.6 fantasy points and places him as QB18 for the week.

Daniel Jones, Giants

Yahoo roster percentage: 25%

Daniel Jones wasn’t asked much in the first game of the Brian Daboll era, throwing just 21 passes. Happy with the volume, he completed 17 of those attempts for 188 yards and 2 points in the comeback win over the Tennessee Titans.

He has a softer matchup than the New York Giants in Week 2 host of the Carolina Panthers. Of course, we’d love more than 21 passing attempts from Jones, but his fantasy prospect is always aided by his running ability. Jones showed that in Week 1, carrying the ball for 25 yards six times.

The Giants passer is a viable streamer this week and a strong QB2 option. We have him with 16.6 points, 16th-most among quarterbacks.

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