Welcome to my quarterback rankings and top streamers for Week 16 fantasy football.
It was another strong week for fantasy quarterback play in Week 15, with 8 quarterbacks scoring more than 20 points. However, leading the way was someone we would not have predicted as Tyler Huntley got the start for the Ravens at late notice and promptly put up 35.9 points in a losing effort to the Packers thanks to a pair of passing and rushing touchdowns. Not bad for an undrafted second year player making his second start. In terms of my recommendations, my stream of the week in Tua Tagovailoa didn’t have a great day, finishing as the QB14 with 13.74 points against the Jets. My DFS start of the week became void when the Eagles game with the Washington Football team got moved to Tuesday, though Hurts was money in that game, finishing with 27.64 points to finish the week as the QB3 in fantasy.
We have just three more weeks of the regular season so we’re now fully into the playoffs for most fantasy leagues. I’ve ranked the full slate of quarterbacks and have given my best streaming option should you need it (% rostered via Sleeper), plus my top DFS plays for the week ahead (price via DraftKings).
These rankings are subject to change throughout the week, so check back as any quarterback news drops to see how it is reflected in my rankings. If you have any specific quarterback rankings or starts and sits questions, drop them in the comments or you can get me @PaddiCooper on Twitter.
Stream of the Week: Taysom Hill vs Miami Dolphins (31% rostered)
I’m really surprised to see Hill retain such low ownership considering the numbers he puts up. OK, last week was a poor week but was to be expected against the Bucs, though he still produced enough to lead the Saints to another regular season victory over Tampa. The match up this week against the Dolphins is a good one as they are bottom 10 in points allowed to quarterbacks. If you need a streamer for your playoff game this week, Hill is the only viable available option out there for you.
Alternative streamer – Matt Ryan vs Detroit Lions (40% rostered)
DFS Play of the Week: Jalen Hurts ($6,400) vs New York Giants
I’m sticking with Hurts this week after last week’s void game on the DFS slate. The Eagles are charging for a playoff place and the whole offense runs through Hurts, who showed no ill effects from ankle injury that kept him out in Week 13. The stack with Dallas Goedert ($5,100) feels like a no brainer play and they will form the backbone of Week 16 DFS lineups.
Alternative DFS play – Joe Burrow ($5,900) vs Baltimore Ravens
Week 16 Quarterback Rankings
|1||Justin Herbert||LAC||@ HOU|
|2||Patrick Mahomes II||KC||vs PIT|
|3||Aaron Rodgers||GB||vs CLE|
|4||Jalen Hurts||PHI||vs NYG|
|5||Josh Allen||BUF||@ NE|
|6||Kyler Murray||ARI||vs IND|
|7||Tom Brady||TB||@ CAR|
|8||Matthew Stafford||LAR||@ MIN|
|9||Dak Prescott||DAL||vs WAS|
|10||Joe Burrow||CIN||vs BAL|
|11||Russell Wilson||SEA||vs CHI|
|12||Kirk Cousins||MIN||vs LAR|
|13||Lamar Jackson||BAL||@ CIN|
|14||Jimmy Garoppolo||SF||@ TEN|
|15||Tua Tagovailoa||MIA||@ NO|
|16||Justin Fields||CHI||@ SEA|
|17||Carson Wentz||IND||@ ARI|
|18||Derek Carr||LV||vs DEN|
|19||Ryan Tannehill||TEN||vs SF|
|20||Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||@ KC|
|21||Davis Mills||HOU||vs LAC|
|22||Taylor Heinicke||WAS||@ DAL|
|23||Matt Ryan||ATL||vs DET|
|24||Cam Newton||CAR||vs TB|
|25||Jared Goff||DET||@ ATL|
|26||Mac Jones||NE||vs BUF|
|27||Trevor Lawrence||JAC||@ NYJ|
|28||Zach Wilson||NYJ||vs JAC|
|29||Baker Mayfield||CLE||@ GB|
|30||Ian Book||NO||vs MIA|
|31||Drew Lock||DEN||@ LV|
|32||Jake Fromm||NYG||@ PHI|