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2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Streaming

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Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Streaming article!

Last week, as predicted, was one of the best weeks to stream quarterback all year. In last week’s article, I recommended picking up and starting Gardener Minshew, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Kirk Cousins and they finished as QB12, QB13, and QB7. Not bad at all.

Don’t get too excited though. In contrast to last week, this might be one of the worst weeks to stream QB all year. Choose carefully.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Streaming will highlight QBs owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Streaming

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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (50.0% Owned)

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Full disclosure at the time of writing this: Burrow is right on the 50% line. By the time it is posted he might be a bit over 50% owned but with bye weeks and bad matchups leaving a shortage of options available, I had to include him.

Burrow is coming off a QB14 finish against the Colts where he threw 39 times for 25 completions, 313 yards, and one interception while adding one rushing touchdown.

This is actually a very solid performance against the Colts who are a top-three defense this year and are second best against fantasy QBs.

Burrow’s production this year has come from yardage. He is first in the league in attempts at 246, which has led the rookie to the eighth-most passing yards. In fact, he has surpassed 300 yards in four out of six games so far.

The Matchup

Burrow takes on the Cleveland Browns at Home in a divisional clash. He played the Browns in Week 2 and threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns, ending as the QB10 on the week.

The Browns just suffered a 31 point loss at the hands of the Steelers, and are currently allowing the third-most points per game.

Burrow is a guaranteed volume play with a low ceiling but high floor this week, so if you are looking for safety at the position he should get the job done. Burrow is currently ranked as our consensus QB17 for Week 7.

Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars (49.7% Owned)

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Gardner Minshew completed 25 of 44 passes for 243 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while adding another touchdown on the ground. That was good for QB12 on the week.

He is sitting as the QB14 on the season, which is unsurprising as he seems to be locked into QB11-14 range on a weekly basis.

I am honestly baffled. People simply refuse to pick Minshew and I cannot understand why. My only theory is that people saw his one bad performance in primetime back in Week 3 and haven’t watched him since, which is plausible as he plays for the 1-5 Jaguars.

Regardless, he is once again a smash play and my favorite streamer this week. He offers a floor and ceiling better than anyone else’s you will find out there.

The Matchup

Minshew and the Jaguars travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers. The Chargers, despite their 1-4 record, have been playing good football. They have given the Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Saints competitive one-score contests.

However, this Chargers defense with its injuries is not what we thought it would be. While they’ve stymied opposing running backs (seventh-worst in the league), they’ve been susceptible through the air and are currently allowing the third-most points to the quarterback position.

If you’ve been following these articles you’ve heard this all before, but fire up Minshew with confidence once again.

Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers (39.4% Owned)

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Teddy Bridgewater is coming off of a rough game where he completed just 16 of 29 passes for 216 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions, and 48 rushing yards. He finished as the QB23 on the week.

In Bridgewater’s defense, he was facing the Chicago Bears who have been fantastic on the defensive side of the ball as they are currently first against opposing quarterbacks.

Bridgewater is currently the QB16 on the season and his two games before last he was the QB4 and QB12 – not too shabby.

He has been playing good football, it simply hasn’t translated to touchdowns as much as fans have hoped it would.

The Matchup

The Panthers go on the road to square off against the New Orleans Saints.

While the Saints are fresh off a bye week, their defense has struggled this season, currently allowing 30 points per game. This struggle has come mostly through the air as they allow the fourth-most points to QBs, despite allowing only 19th most to RBs.

The other nice thing about adding Bridgewater is that his matchup in Week 8 is against the Falcons who allow the most fantasy points to quarterbacks. That means you’ll have a usable starter for two weeks.

Bridgewater isn’t the safest start, but we’ve seen his high upside in good matchups, and this is a very good matchup for him.

Bargain Bin Option

Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys  (28.1% Owned)

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Andy Dalton disappointed many fantasy owners with a stat line of 34/54, 266 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

QB22 on the week was quite a downgrade from Dak Prescott who was lighting the world on fire before his injury. Yet I have hope that the Red Rocket still has some fantasy love left to give.

The 54 attempts and 266 yards are an encouraging sign for the future, even if he did look a little out of sorts on those attempts at times.

Getting the starter practice reps is crucial for Dalton as he has a lot of mistakes to correct before Sunday.

The Matchup

The division-leading 2-4 Dallas Cowboys face the 1-5 Washington Football Team in what can only be described as a pathetic divisional matchup.

Washington, like the rest of the NFC East, has been a dumpster fire this year. Their D-Line has been their one saving grace, and it has shown up as they are quite effective at stopping the run.

This is great for Dalton as Ezekiel Elliot taking over the game is going to be a real threat in some upcoming matchups, but not this one. Washington allows the ninth most fantasy points to QBs.

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Dalton’s in the bargain bin section for a reason though. You’ve got to be bold to start him after last week.


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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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