Week 3 of the NFL season is around the corner, and injuries continue to mount across the league. While injuries are unfortunate, they do provide streaming possibilities in fantasy football, and the intrigue in certain players can vary based on playing time and opportunities.
Let’s dive into the best streaming options at the quarterback, tight end and defense/special teams positions in the Week 3 slate.
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QB Justin Fields, Chicago Bears | 51% rostered
Starter Andy Dalton suffered a knee injury that may keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future. While Fields didn’t light the world on fire in his first extended game action, he did look like he belonged, rattling off 31 rushing yards on 10 attempts.
The “Konami code” has always been an important avenue for fantasy points at the quarterback position, and Fields showed off his rushing ability after being tossed into the fire. He also has a decent matchup against the Cleveland Browns, who have already surrendered five passing touchdowns this season, tied for second-most in the league.
QB Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders | 26% rostered
There is no reason why Carr should be this widely available on waiver wires in any format with a current QB8 ranking. He’s the eighth-highest-scoring quarterback and has looked the part this season with a legitimate 9.5-yard average depth of target and four passing touchdowns.
Carr nearly feels matchup-proof now and is easily the most consistent and safe streaming option at the quarterback position. There is a legitimate upside, too, so don’t expect only a high floor from the Raiders quarterback.
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— NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2021
QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants | 19% rostered
The Giants are genuinely hard to watch, but it doesn’t really matter because, like Fields, Jones has the mobility required to score fantasy points at ease. Jones has the third-most rushing yards (122) of any quarterback and is tied for the league-lead at the position with two rushing touchdowns. Add it all up and Jones has quietly been a top-five fantasy quarterback (QB4).
Jones shouldn’t be slowed down in Week 3 with the Atlanta Falcons next on the docket. The Falcons are currently allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.