2022 Fantasy Football Week 2 QB/TE Streamers

by Daniel Johnson
2022 Fantasy Football Week 2 QB/TE Streamers

Now that Week 1 waivers have passed, we're going to go a bit deeper on the wire for the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 2 QB/TE Streamers article.

Guys who showed out in their first games—Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston, to name two—have likely been snatched up for stashing by your fellow leaguemates. And with the news coming out of Tampa Bay that nearly every single one of Tom Brady's wide receivers hasn't practiced most of this week, there are some of us who need solid, available options to stream at QB.

And, well, the wheel of infuriation keeps on spinning at the TE position. Hot offseason names like Cole Kmet, Irv Smith, Jr., and Isaiah Likely all laid eggs last week. Many of us might have waited to draft the first two as our starters. We need more options, clearly.

So, let's get to it. Two names at each position I think are viable options for this week.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 2 QB/TE Streamers

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Baker Mayfield, QB, Carolina Panthers (vs. New York Giants)

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Baker's Week 1 18-point performance was aided in large part by a seven-yard touchdown run. But there was plenty to build on after his rather sloppy performance otherwise.

His accuracy wasn't great (16-for-27), and he fumbled the ball four times (recovered them all), but he does seem more intent than some more recent Panthers quarterbacks on utilizing all his weapons. He welcomed Robby Anderson back into the fold. D.J. Moore will get his, surely, once there's a little more rapport between he and Baker.

I imagine, too, as soon as this next game on Sunday against the Giants, he'll be more comfortable utilizing Christian McCaffrey as his binky. And we know what McCaffrey can do after the catch in ways that contribute to his quarterback's points.

I like Baker to have a decent game against the Giants on Sunday. Two TDs and one pick, right around 250 yards.

Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (vs. Green Bay Packers)

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People are jumping off the Trey Lance ship left and right after Week 1. Many of the Lance believers, during the offseason, also believed this might be a breakout year for Justin Fields.

His Week 1 stat line should be mostly written off because of the extreme weather conditions in Chicago, the likes of which we probably won't see again this entire year. What we do like from that performance, however, is that Fields carried the ball a whopping 11 times.

Now, he didn't generate many yards on those carries, but if you figure eight-to-ten carries per game is his rushing floor? That's serious value, and he's likely to touch pay-dirt eventually on one of them, and convert them into more yards than the meager 28 he hit on Sunday.

I like him to get Cole Kmet more involved this week, too, in ways that will keep his offense on the field for longer drives. The Green Bay defense is stout, but the Bears might feel they smell blood against what looks like a world-weary Aaron Rodgers in primetime this week.

Tight Ends

Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Commanders (vs. Detroit Lions)

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In what seems to be a new-look pass-happy Commanders offense under Carson Wentz, a healthy Logan Thomas generated six targets last week, with an aDOT of 11.67 yards. His 15% target percentage is a bit underwhelming, but knowing how much Carson Wentz loves his tight ends, we can expect that to go up.

Overall, Thomas created 70 air yards last week on his six targets; had he caught more than half of them, it would have been a much better week. We know how talented Thomas is, and the creative ways this offense has used him in the past (screens, shovels, etc.).

I think his arrow is trending up, and though he might be going up against Hard-Knocks-favorite Malcolm Rodriguez this week against the Lions, I like Thomas to give me more than zero TE points. Which is what Irv Smith, Jr. gave me last week.

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Denver Broncos (vs. Houston Texans)

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As Monday night's game against the Seahawks slogged on, Russell Wilson got Albert O. more involved. His numbers weren't eye-popping: six targets, an aDOT of 1.17 yards, and 22 of his 33 total yards which came after the catch.

Do keep in mind, though, that he was tackled at the one-yard line after getting a red zone look from his quarterback. That's both a bad break and an encouraging sign. Couple that with the fact that I doubt fellow Broncos TE Andrew Beck will get targeted three times in a game again this season while Albert's out there, and what you have is a potential starting-caliber tight end that could get you eight-to-ten points every week.

The Broncos will surely want to look crisper in their home opener against the lowly Texans. Monday night was top-to-bottom sloppy. But if Albert O. can get you 8.3 points during a sloppy game, I like him to potentially get ten-to-twelve this week in a plus matchup at home against Houston.

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