Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 17 Targets

Dec 27, 2016
Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 17 Targets

It is hard to believe we have already reached Week 17. As it does every year, the NFL season flew by. If you are reading this, odds are high you are in a Week 17 championship game, so I wish you luck!

On the year, our optimal streaming QB has scored 21.2 points per game, good enough for QB10 overall. I am positively thrilled with that final result. This has meant that without even drafting a QB, we could’ve achieved QB1 results from waivers alone. All year, we have selected only quarterbacks available in at least 60% of all leagues, so we can’t even be accused of stretching the definition of “streamer.” Like this week, many weeks have seen us pick QBs available in more than 90% of leagues. While streaming is risky, I love seeing another season of success. Hopefully it has worked well for you!

Overall, our streaming choices have averaged 18.1 points through sixteen weeks. Not bad at all.

As always, I focus on QB points per game and the Vegas implied team totals to determine good QB streamers, then I add in their matchup for the week. For opposing defenses, we utilize Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points allowed (aFPA).

Week 17 QB Streaming Targets

Tom Savage (HOU) @ TEN

Tom Savage had a weak showing last week, although it was enough to clinch a playoff spot for Houston. This week, I expect him and that offense to bounce back against the Titans. Vegas gives a slight edge to Tennessee, but I expect Savage to be a strong option. The Titans are giving up a league-worst 22.1 aFPA to opposing QBs and just lost their QB to a broken leg – which could lead to turnovers and extra possessions for the Texans. My hunch is the Texans take this week very seriously, giving Tom Savage one extra game of preparation before heading into the playoffs.

Savage is available in 97.1% of leagues, and he is my optimal QB streamer of the week.

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