2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 QB/TE Streamers

by Daniel Johnson
2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 QB/TE Streamers

Okay, so after a Week 2 in which I whiffed on both my quarterback calls (hit both of my tight ends, though!), here's hoping I can redeem myself in helping you pick some 2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 QB/TE Streamers.

And it indeed feels like an important week for quarterback streaming, doesn't it? Trey Lance is gone for the season. Brutal. Tom Brady's Bucs are as injured as ever, and they've lost Mike Evans to a one game suspension. Justin Fields stinks. Lots of us need fill-ins.

Not to mention, as ever, the tight end position remains as fickle as the winds of winter.

There are a few arrows trending up, and some matchups that seem ripe for exploiting. As always, I've got you with two widely-available names at each position.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 QB/TE Streamers

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Quarterbacks

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (vs. Denver Broncos; 11% rostered)

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Just as swiftly as he arrived into our hopes and dreams, Trey Lance departed our Fantasy lineups in 2022 in an instant. The move to keep Jimmy Garoppolo around for the 2022 season (perhaps it was less a move and more an opportunity, or lack of other opportunities) now seems eerily prescient. Or lucky.

And, dare I say it: the 49ers looked and sounded galvanized around their veteran quarterback—their captain—for the rest of that win versus the Seahawks. So did the fans—the Bay Area Faithful who have watched Jimmy G take them to a Super Bowl and multiple NFC championship games.

Jimmy G came in and did what he does: controlled the game, didn't make mistakes, let his playmakers ball out in space. He's supposedly getting George Kittle back this week, too. We know how powerful their connection is, and I get the sense Kittle might get fed.

Let's not forget that Jeremy Simmons, Pat Surtain II, and Randy Gregory are all banged up for the Broncos's defense. It's a secondary on crutches, and it sure feels like the offense is going to be giving the ball back to the 49ers enough that Jimmy might find the end zone at least twice.

You think Garoppolo doesn't want to come out on Sunday Night Football and show the world what sort of money he's worth next year? Because I do. I'm starting him.

Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (vs. Minnesota Vikings; 19.9% rostered)

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I guess, if you can get the ball to both Amon-Ra St. Brown and D'Andre Swift in space, you're going to be worthy of streaming consideration every week, yeah? This streaming pick is less about my affinity for Jared Goff himself, and more about both the matchup against a struggling Vikings defense and an acknowledgment of the elite playmaker production from the Detroit Lions offensive weapons so far.

The point total for this game is 53, so oddsmakers are expecting scores. Not much analysis here. I just think Goff could sniff 20+ points for a second week in a row with all the momentum this offense has generated through two weeks.

Tight Ends

Hayden Hurst, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (vs. New York Jets; 24.5% rostered)

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Hurst was a popular sleeper among certain industry analysts this past summer. Joe Burrow and Zac Taylor have been explicit about how excited they were to acquire him. And folks thought, if Tee Higgins had to sit last week (he didn't), Hurst would see an expanded role.

As it would turn out, Hurst doesn't need other Bengals to sit for his opportunities to come. Through two games, he's generated a whopping 15 targets. That's volume you can't ignore.

He was limited today in practice with a groin injury, but no signs point to him missing Sunday's game. And don't you just get the sense that Joe Cool is gonna want to hang a million on the Jets after an 0-2 start?

I like Hurst to benefit from a motivated Bengals offense against a bad Jets team.

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (vs. Cincinnati Bengals; 5.5% rostered)

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Again, this is about volume. Through two games so far without C.J. Uzomah in the lineup, Conklin has seen 16 targets from Joe Flacco.

Now, there's a chance Uzomah gets back on the field this week. If so, I'd probably avoid the Jets TE situation altogether. But if Uzomah needs to sit—and he very well might—it's worth running Conklin out there, given the rapport he's shown so far with Flacco.

He's scored at least ten fantasy points in his first two games. Double-digit fantasy points, in this tight end landscape, is easily worth a look. And I like him to see similar opportunities versus the Bengals. Something tells me the Jets are going to be in a pass-heavy game script.


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