Late-round quarterback drafter? Had an injury to your starter? In need of a bye-week replacement? In this article, you'll find 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 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 and becomes an every-week starter. 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, the article will be edited. Any post-publication edits will be noted.
Last Week's Results
Let's take a look at how last week's recommendations fared. Last week, we separated the choices into two categories: high ceiling and high floor. What we said about the high ceiling guys proved to be unfortunately prescient.
The ceiling guys might get you 25 or more, but they could also end up in the single digits for various reasons.
High Ceiling: Nick Foles - vs. Tampa Bay
Both "high ceiling" quarterbacks had their reasons for ending up terrible this week. Foles' reason was three early turnovers and subsequent benching. He has since lost his job.