Top Fantasy Football Streaming Quarterbacks for Week 16 Fantasy Playoffs

Larry Rupp
Top streaming quarterbacks in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs.
Top streaming quarterbacks in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs. / Cliff Hawkins/GettyImages

If you're in the fantasy football playoffs, it's never as simple as just trusting the guys who brought you here. That's especially true at quarterback, where matchups and game flow can really dictate performance. Plenty of fantasy managers may decide to turn to the waiver wire for a streamer.

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If you need some help at QB this week, here are three of the best streaming options, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo fantasy leagues, to target in Week 16.

Fantasy Football Streaming QBs Week 16 Fantasy Playoffs

1. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins (46% Rostered)

Tua Tagovailoa
Tua Tagovailoa is a top streaming pick for Week 16 of the fantasy playoffs. / Eric Espada/GettyImages

The Miami Dolphins have now won six straight games and the stellar play of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been leading the charge. The former Alabama standout ranks as the No. 16 QB in fantasy scoring since Week 11 and is completing 76.6% of his pass attempts during that span. Yes, he is set to face a Saints' defense that just held Tom Brady to under 10 fantasy points last week. However, New Orleans has shown one main weakness. This defense has allowed a league-high 5 rushing touchdowns to opposing QBs. It wouldn't be surprising to see Tagovailoa rely on his legs more than usual in this one. He has QB1 upside if he can avoid turning the ball over.

2. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (41% Rostered)

Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo is a top streaming pick for Week 16 of the fantasy playoffs. / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

Jimmy Garoppolo has quietly been a very consistent fantasy quarterback throughout the course of this season. The eighth-year pro has thrown for at least 2 touchdowns in five of his last seven games and has not turned the ball over since Week 13. The San Francisco 49ers are on a hot streak and are set to match up against the Tennessee Titans in Week 16. The Titans are giving up the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing QBs and Garoppolo has proven that he has a high floor. He is a lock to get at least 15 points and that's all you can really ask for out of a streaming option. It's worth pointing out he faces the Houston Texans in Week 17 as well.

3. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (22% Rostered)

Cam Newton
Cam Newton is a top streaming pick for Week 16 of the fantasy playoffs. / Timothy T Ludwig/GettyImages

It's safe to say that no one expected Cam Newton to perform the way he did in Week 15. The former NFL MVP finished with over 24 fantasy points despite facing a Buffalo Bills' defense that has posted the second-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. Newton posted a season-high 71 rushing yards and scored a touchdown on the ground for the fifth consecutive game. He draws a favorable matchup in Week 16 facing a Tampa Bay defense that has been susceptible to mobile QBs this season. In fact, the Buccaneers have allowed the fourth-most rushing yards to opposing QBs (327). Look for Newton to keep using his legs in order to finish with a start-worthy stat line.

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