2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Quarterback Streaming

by Nick Spencer
2022 Fantasy Football Week 17 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Quarterback Streaming article!

Congratulations on making it to the next round of your fantasy football playoffs! This is where things really start to heat up. Everyone can almost taste victory, so be sure to consider these streaming options to get you to that final game of the season.

In last week’s article, I recommended streaming Taysom Hill, Matthew Stafford, and Philip Rivers. Hill and Rivers continue to find their way into this article as they hit seemingly every week. This one was no different as they finished as the QB11 and QB15.

Stafford on the other hand was a disappointment, suffering an injury late in the game and finishing as just the QB24.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Quarterback Streaming will highlight QBs owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Quarterback Streaming

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Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (45.2% Owned)

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Update: Drew Brees is expected to start Sunday.

This pushes both Hill and Brees out of streaming consideration for this week.

Taysom Hill recorded his first loss as a starting QB, completing 28 of 38 attempts for 291 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He also added just 33 rushing yards and a lost fumble on the ground.

All of this amounted to 20 fantasy points and another QB11 finish. Hill has been the starter for four weeks now and still hasn’t finished outside the top 12. In fact, over that time he is the QB6.

This surprising upset by the Eagles forced Hill into more passing situations, which is why he recorded his lowest rushing totals of the year. It is good to know that Hill can still get the job done primarily through the air as we could see a similar situation playing out in this matchup. 

The Matchup

The New Orleans Saints will stay home this week to take on the defending SuperBowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Despite what happened to them on Sunday, this Saints defense is elite. That being said I’m sure Mahomes will find ways to score as he always does, forcing Hill and the Saints to find a way to do the same.

The Chiefs are middle of the pack against quarterbacks, allowing the 17th most fantasy points to the position. The great thing about Hill that we learned this Sunday, is that he is essentially matchup proof. 

If the Saints defense puts together a great performance and limits the Chiefs' offense, Hill can afford to run all day and rack up the rushing yards. If the Saints defense has actually taken a step back, Hill can make his mark in the passing game while playing catch up just as he did this week against the Eagles.

Streaming Hill is of course conditional on Drew Brees being out again, so make sure to monitor that throughout the week. If Hill is the starter, I am more than happy to roll him out in all formats.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (15.8% Owned)

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Jalen Hurts attempted 30 passes in his first NFL start, completing 17 of them for 167 yards, and one touchdown. However, the real story was Hurts' ground game, as he rushed 18 times for 106 yards. 

Hurts took over with his legs in a similar way to how Taysom Hill has done in previous games, leading to 19 fantasy points and a QB13 finish against one of the best defenses in the NFL.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, rushing quarterbacks are a fantasy cheat code. Hurts’ 18 carries were the most by a quarterback in a game this season, and seeing as it led to an important victory, the Eagles have little reason to deviate from that formula for success. 

Having more carries than completions is absurd in today’s NFL and presents an opportunity for fantasy players to take advantage of. With this kind of usage, his upside is as great as anyone's in the league.

The Matchup

Hurts and the Eagles will travel to Arizona this weekend to take on the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 13th best against fantasy quarterbacks, allowing 18.3 points per game to the position. This isn’t really a concern though. Hurts just had a fine day against the fourth-best defense against the quarterback position.

On top of that, while the Cardinals have been decent overall against QBs, where they have really struggled is with QBs who can escape the pocket and run. They are allowing the fourth-highest yards per attempt to the position in the league at 5.45.

As a bonus, if you are lucky enough to advance to your finals, Hurts will be a smash start once again since he draws Dallas in Week 16.

Just as a reminder, he is still a rookie making his second start. This means there is considerable risk in playing him as you never really know how rookies will respond in their first couple of games.

That being said, Hurts should be a priority add in every league, he is our expert consensus QB13 on the week.

Bargain Bin Option

Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (13.7% Owned)

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Rivers completed 19 of 28 passes for 244 yards, and two touchdowns in a huge win over the Raiders on Sunday. 

Rivers once again put up a serviceable performance of 18 fantasy points for a QB15 finish. It has now been seven out of his last eight games where he has been in the top 16, with four of those being top 10. 

This is Rivers' fourth straight appearance in the bargain bin section of this article. I feel like I should make it clear, I have no ties to Rivers. I’m not a Colts or Chargers fan. I don’t even find him that fun to watch, to be honest. 

The reason he continues to dominate this article is just that there just isn’t anyone else who is as consistent as him, that isn’t already widely owned. 

The Matchup

Rivers and the Colts will stay home this week to face off against the Houston Texans. 

The Colts just beat the Texans in Week 13, and now they will get a chance to sweep the season series. In that game Rivers scored 19 fantasy points and ended up as the QB16 on the week.

There are simply no variables with Rivers, and that even extends to his matchup this week. You got 19 points in this matchup two weeks ago, and there is no reason to expect a different result here.

He is as safe of a streaming choice as you will find. If you have an elite fantasy squad, and really just need someone who isn’t going to tank your season, Rivers is your guy. 

This will be your last chance to use Rivers this season as he has a brutal Week 16 versus the Steelers, so take advantage for one more week and thank him for his steady service. 

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