By: Kyle Williams (Twitter: @betonthegame)
With the quarterback position in shambles after a disgusting Week 12, people will be looking to the waiver wire to try and fill the lackluster position. We saw guys like Cam Newton & Kyler Murray score sub-7.5 points while guys like Baker Mayfield, Kirk Cousins, and Ryan Fitzpatrick had Top-10 weeks.
It was a bizarre week all over their field seeing guys like Tyreek Hill go nuclear for 60 points while watching Derek Carr struggle versus the Atlanta Falcons highlighted 2020 at its finest. With Tua Tagovailoa getting hurt and Deshaun Watson losing Will Fuller for the season it’s important you help bolster your roster with a waiver QB.
It’s even more important now with fantasy playoffs starting next week in most fantasy leagues. Let’s dive in and help you get some of the hottest QB waiver adds.
Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints @ ATL
Would the waiver article really start off if we didn’t include Taysom Hill? No. This week Hill squares off against a foe he played back in Week 11. The Atlanta Falcons. Back just two weeks ago, Hill scored 23.9 fantasy points on the league’s 32nd ranked defense against QBs.
Since then Hill has played the Denver Broncos in which he played a blowout ball game scoring 17.4 fantasy points. Even in a blowout Hill produced versus a Broncos defense loaded with talent. Not to mention that Sean Payton admitted to being ultra-conservative with Hill, to limit potential plays from the Broncos on defense.
The matchup for Hill is again juicy. As noted above–the Falcons defense is giving up the most fantasy points to the QB position. Here is a look at the stats the Falcons are allowing per game.
- 391.7 Yards allowed per game [27th]
- 291.5 Passing yards allowed per game [31st]
- 2.0 Passing touchdowns per game [28th]
- 25.5 Points per game allowed [17th]
The Falcons aren’t just bad they are TERRIBLE.
Streaming Hill is super exciting because even if he has a bad passing day [likely], he still possesses running ability. In the past 5 games Hill has run 5+ times in every game. Since taking over as the QB, Hill has rushed for 10 times in each of his starts.
On those 10 carries in each game, he has racked up 44 yards and 49 yards. And to top it all off he’s scored two touchdowns in each game. Just running alone Hill is scoring 16.4 and 16.9 points. Those numbers are good enough for a Top-12 QB play alone.