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Game Of Throws: The Best Streaming QB Option For Week One

The Best Streaming QB Option For Week One

If you subscribe to the late round quarterback and streaming theory that has proven to win, you’re going to need some streaming help this week. The goal of streaming a quarterback off of waivers is to get 250 yards and 2 touchdowns, totaling about 18 points a week, which would give you just about the #8 quarterback each week. Let’s get into it.

The Rules: 

This is a win/loss format column with the goal of 250 yards passing + rushing and two touchdowns. Every time a quarterback selected finishes the NFL fantasy week in the top twelve or accumulates 250 yards passing/rushing and two touchdowns, it will be graded as a win. Anything short of that, you guessed it-a loss. 

Using ESPN standard scoring / PPR leagues, the quarterback of the week must be 30% or less owned.

Week One Game Of Throws Selection

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals $5,800 Draft Kings, 27% owned in ESPN fantasy leagues

The Cincinnati Bengals come into the 2018 season with an improved offensive line as well as year two of Joe Mixon and John Ross, coupled with the week to week stability of one of the best wide receivers in the game in A.J Green. Andy Dalton goes up against possibly the worst secondary in all of football, and while I don’t usually advocate playing a road underdog in a streaming position, I also like Cincinnati to win this game outright (+135) and the good news about the road aspect: It’s in a dome. A dome that actually has little to no home field advantage as far as noise is concerned. Even if Cincinnati does lose this game that would likely be on the back of Andrew Luck’s passing ability, which would just increase the positive game script for Andy Dalton.

Game Of Throws Season Record: 0-0

A jack of all trades, Christian got his start in the gambling industry using a model to predict players performance in daily fantasy sports. Eventually, he used that same model to cross over into NFL handicapping, specifically the prop market and honed his craft enough to cross over from player projections into every aspect of sports Handicapping. He then made the full time move to Las Vegas to become a professional sports handicapper, utilizing his knowledge of all sports including NFL, NCAA, NBA, UFC, and MLB. He's currently the resident #DFS expert on The Sports Gambling Podcast as well as managing editor.

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