3 Fantasy Football Quarterback Streamer Options for Week 3

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.

Marcus Mariota, Falcons

Yahoo roster percentage: 11%

The next two signal callers are technically in too many leagues to be our top vaper of the week, so I’ll start with Marcus Mariota.

Mariota has been a decent fantasy option so far, ranked QB12 of the year, and he has a nice matchup with the Seattle Seahawks this week.

A big part of Mariota’s appeal is its walkability. He has a whopping 18 rushes in two games, amassed 88 rushing yards and a point on the floor. Seattle’s defense wasn’t too bad in 2022, but they still gave up the 13th most fantasy points per game to running backs (18.5).

Our model ranks Mariota as the QB14 of the week, assigning him a score of 16.2.

Justin Fields, Bears

Yahoo roster percentage: 57%

Let’s get that out of the way – Justin Fields only attempted 28 passes in two weeks. That’s not ideal.

But like Mariota, we’re here for the groundwork. Fields has rushed 19 times for 48 yards and a touchdown. He almost got a rushing score too.

This week’s matchup is great like the Chicago Bears Host to the Houston Texans. Houston’s D has been surprisingly competent so far, but we ranked them as a mid-range unit based on our schedule-adjusted metrics.

We forecast Fields at 16.7 points and place him as QB12. If it’s available in your league, this is a fantastic place to use it.

Jameis Winston, Saints

Yahoo roster percentage: 49%

Jameis Winston heads into Week 3 to take on the Carolina Panthers. It’s not a great matchup, but Winston’s combination of passing volume and surrounding talent makes him a good option in two-quarterback formats.

With Michael Thomas back and both Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave in the herd, the Saints have a nice group of talented players – especially with Alvin Kamara can be back on the pitch this week.

Winston has attempted 34 and 40 passes in his two games, and while struggling against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekWinston can bounce against Carolina.

Our model has Winston at 14.2 and ranks him as a QB25, which is definitely a notch or two below Fields and Mariota.

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