Top Fantasy Football Streaming Quarterbacks for Week 12
By Max Staley
We're getting down to crunch time in the 2020 fantasy football season. From here on out, every single fantasy point matters that much more. If you need an upgrade at quarterback, don't be afraid to pull the plug on your starter in favor of a QB with a great matchup in Week 12.
Here are our top three streaming quarterback picks, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! leagues, to target in Week 12.
3. Daniel Jones, New York Giants (28% Rostered)
You'll probably never feel good about starting Daniel Jones in a pivotal fantasy matchup. But the New York Giants' QB is starting to turn it on. Jones has put up at least 16.0 fantasy points in three of his last four starts, posting two top-12 weekly finishes in that time. In Week 12 he'll draw one of the best matchups possible as he takes on the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati checks in as the league's third-worst defense in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, surrendering the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing QBs. Plus, Jones is starting to use his legs more often. He's averaging 5.8 carries per game since Week 6, which is a big jump from the 4.0 he averaged over his first five. That improves his floor significantly and helps erase some of the downside that comes with starting an erratic passer like Danny Dimes.
2. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (36% Rostered)
Derek Carr has quietly strung together a magnificent 2020 campaign. Though he's been a better real-life than fantasy QB, Carr has had his moments in fantasy as well. He's finished with at least 19.0 fantasy points in half of his 10 starts on the year. And no one allows more fantasy points per game to opposing QBs than the Atlanta Falcons, who Carr will face in Week 12. The juicy matchup gives him a much bigger ceiling than usual, and a top-five weekly finish certainly feels possible this Sunday.
1. Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (43% Rostered)
Taysom Hill is almost too good of a fantasy asset to include on this list. But for whatever reason, he's only rostered in 43% of Yahoo! leagues. We'll take the easy win and make him our No. 1 streaming option of the week. Hill was electric in Week 11, putting up 24.4 fantasy points and finishing as the third-best QB of the week. He shouldn't have much trouble posting back-to-back dominant games against a lackluster Denver Broncos' defense. Denver surrenders 26.7 PPG, which ranks just No. 21 in the NFL. Even if he can't repeat his stellar performance as a pure passer (18-of-23 for 233 yards) his ability as a runner (10 carries for 51 yards and 2 TDs) gives him a really high floor on a weekly basis. Running quarterbacks are pretty much a cheat code in fantasy, but so is being able to find one on the waiver wire this late into the season.
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