Top Fantasy Football Streaming Quarterbacks with Cam Newton Ruled Out in Week 4

Max Staley
Top fantasy football quarterbacks to stream in Week 4.
Top fantasy football quarterbacks to stream in Week 4. / Jason Miller/Getty Images

Quarterback tends to be more matchup dependent than most other positions in fantasy football. That can make streaming the position (adding a QB off the waiver wire each week) an extremely valuable strategy.

Many fantasy managers will be forced into streaming the position in Week 4, now that Cam Newton has been ruled out.

With that in mind, here are the top-three streaming options for Week 4.

3. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (26% Rostered)

Kirk Cousins doesn't inspire much confidence right now. But aside from a dreadful Week 2 performance, he's actually been okay (from a fantasy perspective). He's notched at least 19 points in two of his three starts, though he "scored" -1.5 points in Week 2. He draws a matchup against a beatable Houston Texans' secondary. That game also has a 54.5-point over/under, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which could lead to another solid fantasy outing from Cousins here.

2. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (43% Rostered)

Baker Mayfield hasn't been great this season, but he should benefit from a really soft matchup. He's facing a Dallas Cowboys defense that has surrendered the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. This game also has a 55-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, suggesting it could easily turn into a shootout. This is a great spot for Mayfield.

1. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (7% Rostered)

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the top streaming pick of the week. In typical FitzMagic fashion, his 2020 season has been an absolute rollercoaster. He was held to 5.4 fantasy points in Week 1, but rebounded with a combined 48.5 fantasy points over the next two weeks. Now facing a Seattle Seahawks defense that has surrendered a league-high 1,292 passing yards through three weeks, Fitzpatrick should be in for another big-time performance.

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