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2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 Quarterback Streaming

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Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 Quarterback Streaming article!

It felt unbelievably good to have football back! Hopefully you won your fantasy matchups in Week 1. 

The first week of the season is always the toughest to predict as there are always surprises. This year was no different as Cam Newton reminded us of his greatness and Mitchell Tribusky reminded us that he was still Mitch Tribusky.

My streamer recommendations last week were a bit of a mixed bag. Ben Roethlisberger and Gardner Minshew turned in solid performances (QB 11 and 13), while Jared Goff and Tyrod Taylor stunk up the joint (QB 29 and 31). 

This week’s matchups can look a little scary if you don’t have an elite QB. Fortunately, I have identified some sparsely owned QBs for you to plug into your lineup to help you bring home the W in Week 2.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 Best QB Streamers will highlight QBs owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 2 QB Streaming

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Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (35.5% Owned)

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Wait, don’t close the article! I know I recommended Jared Goff in last week’s article and he disappointed to the tune of a QB29 overall finish. But you’ve got to dig a little bit deeper. 

He threw 31 times, completing 20 passes for 275 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. That puts him tied for eighth on the week in yardage, sixth in yards per attempt, and third in yards per completion.

This is exactly what I was talking about in my article last week. The yardage has always been there for Goff, he just needs the TD rate to regress to the mean. I’m not dissuaded after one mediocre game.

The Matchup

One of the biggest reasons Goff didn’t have the performance we were hoping for was because he didn’t have to. The Los Angeles Rams ran the ball 40 times to victory against the Dallas Cowboys, meaning Goff throwing the ball was an afterthought. 

This week, the Rams go on the road to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles allowed just 63 yards on 29 attempts (2.2 YPC) to Washington running backs last week. 

If you were burned by Goff last week and want to stay away, I understand. But I believe Goff will have to put the ball in the air to win this game and the touchdowns will follow.

Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (32.4% Owned)

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Am I betting on Minshew Mania continuing? You better believe it. After a great performance where he threw more touchdowns than incompletions to upset the Indianapolis Colts, I am double-dipping on Gardner Minshew again this week.

Minshew threw only 20 passes, completing 19 of them for 175 yards, three TDs, and no picks. He also added 19 rushing yards on five carries. The rushing baseline that Minshew provides is a nice cushion to his floor, and boost to his ceiling if he can turn some of those attempts into touchdowns.

The formula for Minshew’s success again this week might be a bit different. I am still expecting a fairly efficient game from him but it is unreasonable to expect a 95% completion rate again. This week I am hoping to see a volume increase, in both passing and rushing yards.

An added benefit to picking up Minshew is that you may have a starting QB for more than just this week. After the Titans, he gets to play the Dolphins, the Bengals, the Texans, and then the Lions before a Week 7 bye. So far, all of those matchups look very favorable for fantasy quarterbacks.

The Matchup

Minshew and the (undefeated) Jacksonville Jaguars go on the road to Tennessee to take on the Titans. The Titans are coming off a slightly shortened week after just barely defeating the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.

With Jadeveon Clowney up-front, the Titans’ front seven is much tougher than the Colts’. This should make it hard for undrafted free agent James Robinson to find any running room and force the Jaguars to pass more often.

In addition, the Titans should be winning this game, leaving the Jaguars to play catch-up with their passing attack. The Titans pass defense isn’t bad, but it was never elite to begin with, and now starting corner Adoree Jackson is on the injured reserve.

Minshew gives the safety and upside that I am looking for in a streamer.

Bargain Bin Option

Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (9.1% Owned)

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Philip Rivers is being incredibly underrated in fantasy leagues. At only 9.1% owned, he is basically free in almost every league.

Rivers threw the ball 46 times, completing 36 passes for 363 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. This stat line amounted to a QB22 overall finish on the week. 

In a game where the Colts didn’t punt and still managed to lose, it should be no surprise that they made some key mistakes on offense such as turnovers, failed fourth-down conversions, and missed kicks.

Their struggles manifested mostly in the red-zone, so I am sure it will be a key area of focus in practice this week. If Rivers can turn a few of those missed opportunities into touchdowns, he could have himself a monster game.

The Matchup

Philip Rivers gets to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Indianapolis this week. The Minnesota Vikings who just got torched by Aaron Rodgers for 364 yards and four touchdowns. 

That’s right, Rodgers threw just for just one more yard than Rivers last week. Am I suggesting that Rivers and Rodgers are even close at talent? No of course not. 

The point is that it was solely Rodgers’ talent that helped him put up a QB2 finish, the Vikings passing defense looks to be abysmal this year. The Vikings defense was actually pretty good against the pass last year, but they lost a whole bunch of key starters in the offseason and it shows.


While his ownership percentage puts him in the bargain bin category, I would consider him a similar tier to Goff and Minshew and wouldn’t blame anyone for starting him over those two.


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About Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer is a Canadian business school student with a passion for all things football. He specializes in NFL fantasy re-draft and dynasty league formats. He loves offering draft and trade advice to anyone who will listen, so tweet @NickBSpencer with any fantasy questions.

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