If you've made it to the fantasy championships, congratulations. But now is not the time to take your foot off the gas. Fantasy managers need to continue scouring the waiver wire to ensure they're putting out the best lineup possible. And quarterback is one of the easiest positions to upgrade.
Fantasy Football Playoffs Advice
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 17.
3. Mac Jones, New England Patriots (32% Rostered)
Mac Jones is playing through a rough stretch right now. But a matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars could be just what the doctor ordered. Jacksonville has the league's second-worst pass defense by DVOA and surrenders above-average fantasy production to opposing QBs. Jones feels like a safe, high-floor play in the fantasy championships.
2. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears (23% Rostered)
Justin Fields was inactive due to an ankle injury last week, but if he's good to go Sunday, he should be a rock-solid start. Fields has put up at least 16.9 fantasy points in each of his last four healthy games, averaging 19.7 during that stretch. For reference, that average would make him the QB12 on the year – one spot ahead of Dak Prescott. The rookie is also averaging 64.3 rushing yards per game in that time, which gives him a high floor and ceiling in Week 17.
1. Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers (12% Rostered)
But the most tantalizing option this week has to be Trey Lance, assuming Jimmy Garoppolo's thumb injury sidelines him in Week 17. Lance has basically only played about six quarters of meaningful football this year, yet he managed to amass 35.0 fantasy points in that stretch. In his lone start, he turned 16 carries into 89 rushing yards. If he sees that kind of volume against the Houston Texans, look out. Houston has the league's seventh-worst rush defense by DVOA and has surrendered the second-most rushing yards (2,119) and touchdowns (25) in the NFL. Lance has an absolutely massive ceiling this week.
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