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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups - Quarterbacks (QB)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy football leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy football quarterback (QB) waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy football teams. Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below.

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Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

It's Championship Week, at least for most of you, so every lineup decision is critical. Hopefully, we've been able to help you along the way with some key waiver wire recommendations. Whether you're looking for an injury replacement or playing matchups, there could be a potential league-winner waiting for you to add. Let's do it one more time. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curated list of fantasy-viable players that are typically ownedcontinue reading...

Week 16 Quarterback Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups

It's Championship week in most fantasy football leagues, and a rough week to be streaming quarterbacks at that. Most of the truly terrible defenses are taking on universally owned quarterbacks, which means slim pickings on waivers. Philip Rivers against the Ravens and Jared Goff against the Cardinals are the two highly-owned quarterbacks facing tough matchups this week. Owners of either of those quarterbacks may want to consider ancontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 16 Lightning Round

Whether you're approaching your championship game, playing for third place or looking to avoid the sacko, we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 16. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield other more in-depth waiver wirecontinue reading...

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

If at least one of your fantasy teams is still in contention for a championship, congratulations. Rather than wishing you good luck in Week 15, it would be more prudent to offer sage advice on which waiver wire adds could become valuable streamers or backups for the last couple of weeks of the 2018 season. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curated list of fantasy-viable players that are typically owned in less thancontinue reading...

Week 15 Quarterback Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups

It's the semi-finals in most fantasy leagues, so most owners should have their quarterback locked in permanently. If that's not the case don't fear, there are still good streaming options available in plenty of leagues. There are a few tough matchups for highly-owned quarterbacks this week. Aaron Rodgers @ Chicago, Matt Ryan vs. ARI, Matt Stafford @ Buffalo, and Jameis Winston @ Baltimore are all quarterbacks thatcontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

The fantasy football playoffs are off and running, and we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible for your championship push. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 15. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield other more in-depth waiver wire articles forcontinue reading...

Josh Johnson (QB, WSH) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Maybe the Skins lucked themselves into a quarterback. The top pick in the recent AAF quarterback draft (don't tell me you're not familiar with the Alliance of America Football), Josh Johnson was brought in to be the backup to Mark Sanchez because, well it's good to have at least two quarterbacks on your roster. It turned out to be much-needed, as Sanchezcontinue reading...

Nick Mullens (QB, SF) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens has proved his mettle the last couple of weeks after being on the verge of losing the starting job following Week 12. He threw for 332 yards and a pair of scores against the Broncos, giving him consecutive 300+ yard efforts and nine touchdowns in five starts. Mullens now faces Seattle a second time, the team he postedcontinue reading...

Ryan Tannehill (QB, MIA) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Miami Miracle overshadowed everything else that happened in the stunning victory over the Patriots in Week 14. Before that last-second upset, quarterback Ryan Tannehill had himself a fine day, throwing for 265 yards and three TD. That ranks him better than Aaron Rodgers or Jameis Winston for the week. We're not implying that he's suddenly a must-start and owners outside ofcontinue reading...

Eli Manning (QB, NYG) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Not long ago, a road matchup with Washington looked like a tough task. Instead, it was a laugher from the start as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning tossed three touchdowns and 197 yards in just 22 pass attempts before being relieved by Kyle Lauletta. If Manning can be that effective without top receiver Odell Beckham, he could be solid streamer againstcontinue reading...

Derek Carr (QB, OAK) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is, in this writer’s opinion, better than his numbers have shown over the course of the season. He unfortunately suffers from a dearth of talent surrounding him on the Oakland offense, particularly on the offensive line. While his supporting cast won’t change in a week, Carr draws a great matchup in Week 15 against the reeling Cincinnati Bengals, whocontinue reading...

Joe Flacco (QB, BAL) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: This is obviously contingent on Lamar Jackson’s status for next week, but if Jackson’s injury is more serious than initially believed than Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will fall into a dream matchup against Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Flacco isn’t good, but he isn’t so bad he can’t take advantagecontinue reading...

Jeff Driskel (QB, CIN) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: This one is purely matchup-based, as Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jeff Driskel hasn’t done much to prove himself since taking over for Andy Dalton in Week 12. He hasn’t been bad, but he’s been a low-ceiling game-manager type. His already low-ceiling is hurt with A.J. Green on the sidelines, giving him a rather mediocre group of receivers outside of continue reading...

Josh Allen (QB, BUF) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team  Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Even though Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen meets the ownership threshold to be a deep-league option, he can be considered in leagues of all depth. Allen has been everything we’ve wanted Lamar Jackson to be since Allen returned from injury. In his three games since returning Allen has 25.79 points in standard scoring leagues, which would be the second-highest averagecontinue reading...

Case Keenum (QB, DEN) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It looks like the ceiling is going to remain low for Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum regardless of matchup; he only threw for 151 yards and one score in a mouth-watering matchup with the Bengals. The running game will keep doing the heavy lifting as the Broncos try to tighten things up to stay in the Wild Card hunt. Game manager Keenum is nowcontinue reading...

Ryan Tannehill (QB, MIA) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Dolphins finally finished what they started and came away with a victory over Buffalo, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for three touchdowns. He's still being held back by his coaching staff, throwing 24 times on the day for 137 yards after throwing 25 times for 204 yards last week. The upside is limited for sure, but if Tannehill can remain efficient then hecontinue reading...

Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

The picture is pretty clear for fantasy owners seeking help on the waiver wire. All the good quarterbacks are gone, the tight end outlook is bleak at best, there are a ton of wide receivers who could pop in a given week, and one RB (in Pittsburgh) stands clearly above the rest in a group of rookies that are starting to make noise. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curated list of fantasy-viablecontinue reading...

Week 14 Quarterback Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups

We're at the point in the season where, barring injury, most fantasy owners that are still alive have their playoff quarterback set in stone. If that's not the case for you, then this article will offer some options that are good for both the upcoming Week 14 games and for the fantasy playoffs. Tough matchups this week include Kirk Cousins at Seattle, Jared Goff at Chicago, Carsoncontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 14 Lightning Round

Welcome to this quick waiver overview as we head towards those fantasy playoffs. Congratulations to those of you who are already in, those with byes looking forward to Week 15, as well as those with leagues that continue the regular season through Week 14. We here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round headingcontinue reading...

Derek Carr (QB, OAK) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr put up his best fantasy game since Week 8 this week against the Chiefs, throwing for 285 yards and three touchdowns in Oakland’s 40-33 loss. He faces a similar opponent in Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Similar in that both Pittsburgh and Kansas City have high-powered offenses and should beat Oakland easily, but have a weakness incontinue reading...

Josh Rosen (QB, ARI) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As far as relying on a rookie QB for the fantasy playoff stretch, it's definitely not advised. Those looking for a streaming option in TwoQB leagues could consider Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen at home against the Lions, who allow the 11th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. He didn't register any touchdowns in an upset over the Packers, as the team had him handing offcontinue reading...

Josh Allen (QB, BUF) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is outdoing Lamar Jackson at his own game, rushing for 135 yards in Week 13 after rushing for 99 in Week 12. He also put up decent numbers through the air, going 18-for-33 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions. He’s not exactly Patrick Mahomes, but Allen has thecontinue reading...

Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

No more byes, no more excuses to be unprepared. At this point, if you're still scouring the waiver wire for value, you are either looking to bolster your bench for the playoff run or desperately looking for streamers to get you over the hump and into the big dance. We'll try to touch on all scenarios here, as every league is unique, as is every owner. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curatedcontinue reading...

Week 13 Quarterbacks - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

We've got some exciting options still on waivers this week, as a few potentially league-winning quarterbacks are still available in far too many leagues. There are no more bye weeks, which means fewer owners will need fill-in quarterbacks. It also means there will be less competition on waivers for quarterbacks, and a few high-end backups might even get dropped as some owners will no longer carry two quarterbacks. There are a few tough matchups for quarterbacks nextcontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 13 Lightning Round

Welcome back to this quick-hitting waiver overview as we in the fantasy football community prepare for the traditional final week of the regular season. Thus begins the true must-win environment in FF, and we here at RotoBaller are here to help. In order to get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 13. This column is published early every week andcontinue reading...

Josh Allen (QB, BUF) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is raw in terms of passing ability, but he put up 26.3 points thanks to a 13 carry, 99 yard, one touchdown rushing performance this week against Jacksonville. He went just 8-for-19 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown through the air. Overall this day was rather fluky, as Allen picked up nearly half of his passing yardscontinue reading...

Derek Carr (QB, WSH) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Considering Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a road game in Baltimore with a depleted receiving corps, he didn't do too badly. 197 yards and one TD won't get the job done in fantasy, but a matchup with the Chiefs might actually work in his favor. The Raiders are likely to get thrashed by the Chiefs, which means the possibility for more passing incontinue reading...

Case Keenum (QB, DEN) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The ceiling seems to get lower for Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum each week. The Broncos as a whole may not be missing Demaryius Thomas too much, but there isn't a wealth of quality options for him in the receiving corps. Keenum retains some level of interest because he'll face a Bengals defense still licking its wounds from a beating at the handscontinue reading...

Eli Manning (QB, NYG) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We saw more of early-season Eli Manning in Week 12, as he threw for a good amount of yardage (297) but only found the end zone once. The Eagles don't quite qualify as a tough defense anymore so we can only excuse him so much. It may seem like ageism but Manning should only be considered if you are hurting at QB (Stafford owners)continue reading...

Colt McCoy (QB, WSH) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 2-QB  Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Eagles were without their top three cornerbacks in Week 12, and those injured players joined three other defensive backs on the sidelines, as Philadelphia’s secondary has been decimated by injury like no other. Poor Malcolm Jenkins is left picking up the slack of three undrafted free agent cornerbacks that have been forced into action. All of that sounds horrible, and it is for Eagles fans,continue reading...

Lamar Jackson (QB, BAL) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Marty Mornhinweg and the Ravens took an alternative approach to their gameplan this week, and quarterback Lamar Jackson had a stat line that looked more like that of a bell cow running back than a quarterback. He rushed 27 times for 117 yards, while going just 13-for-19 passing for 150 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Baltimore rushed 54 times compared tocontinue reading...

Jameis Winston (QB, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Oh Dirk Koetter, how about a little decisiveness? A little conviction. No more waffling, no more flip-flopping, no more mid-game quarterback changes. You’re the head coach of an NFL football team for Pete’s sake. Your own team isn’t going anywhere, but at least stop losing games for thousands of fantasy owners. Yes, Ryan Fitzpatrick was having a Fitz-Tragic kind of day, but your quarterbacks, yourcontinue reading...

Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

The byes are almost done, except that the two teams missing from this week's slate account for half of the starting lineups of the most successful fantasy teams. If anything, this might be a chance for fringe contenders to gain a leg up on their league's powerhouse teams that are missing their Rams and Chiefs. A few interesting names cropped up this week as potential waiver adds, so this may be the ideal time tocontinue reading...

Week 12 Quarterbacks - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

It was another week full of excitement, tragedy, and confusion at the quarterback position. We had some tough injuries, mid-game benchings, and several exciting deep league options at quarterback for Week 12. Only two teams are on bye this week, but they are big ones. No Patrick Mahomes or Jared Goff this week, as both the Chiefs and Rams will certainly need their rest after a likely shootout on Mondaycontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 12 Lightning Round

Week 11 has been quite the show thus far, as all of our fantasy teams can only aspire to be half as successful as the New Orleans Saints, who appear to be executing at will over opponents. Remember when the Buccaneers beat them? Me neither. Anyway, we here at RotoBaller are always looking to get you into the action as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightningcontinue reading...

Colt McCoy (QB, WSH) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSISAlex Smith is done for the season after suffering a gruesome broken leg in Washington’s Week 11 loss to Houston, which leaves Colt McCoy as the Redskins' starter for the rest of the way. Smith already wasn’t producing fantasy numbers before going down, so on the surface, it seems that McCoy has little fantasy value. That is true outside of two-quarterback leagues,continue reading...

Nick Mullens (QB, SF) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Tw0-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens is still pretty green, as we saw in Week 10 against the Giants, but just about anyone is worthy of consideration against Tampa Bay’s defense. They have allowed at least 20 points in all games except one and have allowed at least 228 passing yards in all but two games. Tampa Bay has also given up thecontinue reading...

Eli Manning (QB, NYG) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14 Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: While he didn’t erupt against a bad defense, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning did everything required of him to pull out the win over Tampa Bay in Week 11. He had only one incompletion and nearly posted a perfect passer rating. That only resulted in 17.1 points in standard leagues, which is on the low side of acceptable from a streamingcontinue reading...

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

We're almost done with bye weeks, but Week 11 is another big one. Six teams will be on break which should again limit the number of waiver options available. It should but it won't, as this week will see several of the bottom dwellers in the league sitting out, namely the AFC East. This gives us a welcome reprieve from the litany of lightly-owned Jets players. I also promise to not include continue reading...

Week 11 Quarterback Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups

It was a good week for post-hype quarterbacks, as several former high draft picks or one-year sensations had nice games around the NFL. Dak Prescott leads the way, but there are multiple strong options for streaming on waivers this week. Six teams are on bye this week, but Tom Brady is the only widely-owned quarterback that has a bye in Week 11. The other teams on bye arecontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 11 Lightning Round

In case anyone felt in control after a chalky Week 9, the NFL brought a swift reminder of its chaos in Week 10. Among the low-owned studs and high-owned duds were a couple notable injuries, with Cooper Kupp's knee being the biggest (as of Sunday Night Football). We here at RotoBaller are here to get you actionable intel as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waivercontinue reading...

Case Keenum (QB, DEN) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Coming off the bye, the Broncos and quarterback Case Keenum will have to figure out how to get Courtland Sutton more involved and utilize the receivers they have now that Demaryius Thomas is in Houston. Their Week 11 opponent, the L.A. Chargers, allow an average of 254 passing yards per game at home, although that has come against some inferior opponentscontinue reading...

Eli Manning (QB, NYG) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Another QB you want to part of, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning still warrants consideration for those needing a temporary fix. He gets the Bucs at home, which should equal fantasy gold (forget what Alex Smith did this week - he doesn't count). Manning will always have a decent floor based on the talent surrounding him, so if you lackcontinue reading...

Blake Bortles (QB, JAC) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had a solid fantasy day in Week 10, putting up 21.6 points in a loss to Indianapolis. He draws another good matchup in Week 11, taking on Pittsburgh at home. The Steelers have allowed 20.2 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, sixth-most in the NFL. Bortles, for all of his struggles, has a decent fantasycontinue reading...

Lamar Jackson (QB, BAL) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was added in some leagues ahead of Sunday’s action as it was revealed that Joe Flacco might miss Week 11. Flacco was on crutches during the bye week, and as of writing, this has not received an official timetable for return. It sounds like Flacco could end up playing in Week 11 or could end up missing morecontinue reading...

Josh Rosen (QB, ARI) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen was a little disappointing in Week 10 against the Chiefs, but in a week where many two-quarterback league types are on bye Rosen could make for a solid desperation streamer. Rosen has had exactly one good game this year, in Week 9 against San Francisco, but gets an equally bad opponent this week against Oakland. Arizona learned last weekcontinue reading...

Marcus Mariota (QB, TEN) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Titans shocked the Patriots this week with a commanding 34-10 win at home. Mariota put up 21.82 points in the victory, making it his second straight game with greater than 20 points. Before the bye week Mariota had been struggling to reach double digits, doing so just twice in six games. He was dealing with acontinue reading...

Nick Mullens (QB, SF) - Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens surprised everyone on Thursday Night Football, tossing three touchdown passes in the Niners’ 34-3 beatdown of the Oakland Raiders. He had a near perfect 151.9 passer rating and was named the starter for Week 10 against the Giants. San Francisco has a bye in Week 11, but barring injury or an utter meltdown, it seems likely thatcontinue reading...

Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

Offense reigns supreme in the NFL these days. In Week 9, we saw scores of 45-35, 42-28, 37-21, and 38-14. Also, the Bears scored 41 and the 49ers put up 34 in shellackings of lesser opponents. That was with six teams on bye. Not every vulture or opportunistic backup is worth owning in fantasy leagues but there are more players than ever reaching the end zone, so it's important to track who has potential to helpcontinue reading...

Week 10 Quarterback - Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups

Outside of Nick Mullens big Thursday Night performance, it was a rather quiet week for waiver wire quarterbacks. Some of the studs like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan had huge games, but there weren't many emergent names or standout performances in the middle tiers other than Mullens. Four teams are on bye this week, with Deshaun Watson and continue reading...