Late-round quarterback drafter? Had an injury to your starter? In need of a bye-week replacement? This is the place to find your weekly quarterback choices. In this article, which is new to Footballguys this season, I'll highlight a couple of quarterback options likely available in most leagues (we'll use players rostered in fewer than 60% of Yahoo leagues) who could provide some punch at the quarterback position.
Unless most teams in your league carry a backup quarterback, there should be plenty of starting NFL quarterbacks on your waiver wire each week. Instead of starting a low-end QB1 facing an elite secondary, look to the waiver wire and play the matchups. Ideally, a player who appears in this space gets hot for multiple weeks and becomes an every-week starter. But if not, throw him back to the wire and come back here next week. Quarterback is one of the most predictable positions in fantasy football. Simply by using matchups, fantasy GMs can start a mid-to-high QB1 every week by using the waiver wire.
Disclaimer: this column will typically be written on Monday evenings. Should any relevant events occur on Monday Night Football that do not make it into the article, it will be edited after publish. Any post-publication edits will be noted.
Week 13 Results
Let's take a look at how last week's recommendations fared.
Lamar Jackson - at Atlanta
Once again, Jackson struggled to accumulate passing stats. But once again, he finished as low-end QB1 due to his rushing production. Jackson finished the week (pending Monday night's game) 27th in passing fantasy points but 1st in rushing fantasy points with 75 yards and a touchdown on the ground. At Rent-a-Quarterback, we don't care how the fantasy points are tallied, just as long as they get us QB1 production.
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