Taysom Hill Update Boosts Ian Book Fantasy Outlook in Week 16 Fantasy Football Playoffs

Max Staley
Taysom Hill update boosts Ian Book's fantasy outlook.
Taysom Hill update boosts Ian Book's fantasy outlook. / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages

The New Orleans Saints are making another change at quarterback this week. Taysom Hill has been placed on the COVID/reserve list and Trevor Siemian is out as well, thrusting fourth-round pick Ian Book into the starting role.

This news is obviously devastating for fantasy managers who were reliant on Hill. But if they're looking for a replacement, there are plenty of better options than Book.

Taysom Hill COVID

Since taking over as the starter, Hill has been the QB7 in fantasy football. Check out our top QB streaming options of Week 16 for some advice on how to replace Hill.

Ian Book Fantasy

Unless you're in a deep two-QB league, Book should not be on the fantasy radar. Hill was only fantasy relevant because of his legs, and while Book is mobile, he's not nearly as much of a threat on the ground as Hill.

In his last two seasons at Notre Dame, Book racked up 1,031 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Still, he's too risky to thrust into a starting spot against a red-hot Miami Dolphins defense.

Unless you're truly desperate, Book is best left on the waiver wire.

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