There are a few quarterbacks widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 11, or had successful Week 10 performances, or could benefit from an injury. With that in mind, here are five quarterbacks in traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up for Week 9.
Cam Newton, New England Patriots (62 percent)
Next up — @HOU, ARI, @LAC, @LAR, @MIA
He’s probably gone in your league, but there’s still a chance he was dropped and at 62 percent rostered, he probably is available in a few competitive leagues. His passing numbers are awful, but he continues to get it done with his legs and has been a Top 11 fantasy quarterback in four of his last five games. With Houston on deck, I like his chances to be a Top 5 play in Week 11.
Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints (1 percent)
Next up — ATL, @DEN, @ATL, @PHI, KC
Drew Brees has multiple injuries that will likely keep him out a few weeks. Sean Payton won’t name a starter between Winston and utility player Taysom Hill, but Winston was the backup last week and took over when Brees had to sit. We can’t expect the gunslinging Winston under Bruce Arians, but he will have a strong set of playmakers around him and he’ll face the Falcons this week and if Brees isn’t back, he’ll face them again in Week 13. That matchup is one you’d stream many quarterbacks for, so I’m taking my chances with Winston.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (29 percent)
Next up — DAL, CAR, JAX, @TB, CHI
Cousins has the weapons to put up good numbers, but Dalvin Cook and the running game takes center stage for the Vikings. But, he gets such a good matchup against Dallas this week, that he should have a decent floor as a bye-week filler.
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (61 percent)
Next up — @CAR, HOU, @CHI, GB, @TEN
Stafford has two three touchdown games in his last three starts and gets a good matchup here against Carolina. If he could get Kenny Golladay back, I’d be even more interested in streaming him.
Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (22 percent)
Next up — GB, TEN, @HOU, @LV, HOU
Rivers has been good lately, especially if you look past their game against the Ravens. He’s not going to get you week winning numbers, but with his ability to accumulate yards on short passes, he doesn’t need explosive plays to have a good game.