Top Fantasy Football Streaming Quarterbacks for Week 3 Following Cam Newton Injury News Update

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers gives quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions a hug after the Carolina Panthers defeated the Detroit Lions 27-24 at Ford Field on October 8, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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It's a small sample size, but the list of the top producing fantasy quarterbacks through two weeks has some pretty surprising names. Josh Allen, Andy Dalton and Case Keenum are all within the top 12 at the position, and Matthew Stafford is QB5 thus far.

With so many injuries to quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees, as well as Cam Newton looking more like he's not going to play in Week 3, you may need to head to the waiver wire for a streaming QB this week. Here are three QBs (who are owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues) to target based on their Week 3 matchups.

3. Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons (13% Owned)

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers	 at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Jacoby Brissett hasn't exactly set the world on fire through two games, but he's been pretty solid (QB18) and gets what projects to be a good matchup. The Atlanta Falcons didn't surrender many fantasy points to Kirk Cousins in Week 1, but that was more due to game script than anything else, as the Minnesota Vikings led 28-0 entering the fourth quarter. Carson Wentz also didn't do much in Week 2, but he was playing without his top-two receivers for a significant chunk of the game. Brissett, meanwhile, has thrown at least two touchdowns in both of his starts this season. His ceiling likely isn't as high as Stafford or Allen's, but he's widely available and he has a pretty high floor.

2. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles (36% Owned)

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions drops back to pass during the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Los Angeles 13-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles' secondary has been torched through two weeks. Case Keenum put up 25.6 fantasy points against the Eagles in Week 1, and Matt Ryan dropped 22.1 points in Week 2. That bodes well for Matthew Stafford, who has been on fire to start the season, averaging 22.4 fantasy points per game thus far. He's averaging 315.0 passing yards per game with five TDs and a passer rating of 102.6. Unless Philadelphia fixes its secondary ahead of Week 3, Stafford could once again prove to be a sneaky good start on Sunday.

1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals (41% Owned)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills passes against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 15, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Josh Allen has made this list two weeks in a row, and he'll likely continue to make this list until his ownership percentage rises. He's been QB12 through two weeks, and Allen draws a dream matchup against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that Jimmy Garoppolo torched to the tune of 297 yards and three TDs in Week 2. Allen has now thrown for at least 250 yards in both games in 2019, something he didn't do once last season. He's also thrown for at least 200 yards in seven straight starts, which may not seem like much, but he was held below 200 yards passing in six of his first seven starts in 2018. Allen is clearly turning the corner as a passer, and his rushing ability (29.5 rushing yards and 1.0 TDs per game in 2019) gives him some serious upside.

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