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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 17 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

The final week of the NFL season always brings a high degree of uncertainty, unexpected breakouts, and a slew of DNPs for star players. This is why the majority of fantasy football leagues play their championship in Week 16. If you are in a league that waits until the final week for its Super Bowl... Read More

5 months ago

Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

Congratulations to those of you who took down your fantasy title in Week 16! We here at RotoBaller salute you and are happy to have been a part of the journey. But we know there are those of you who play into Week 17 and we never abandon our own! In the interest of getting... Read More

5 months ago

Week 17 Quarterback Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups

Why are you still playing season-long fantasy? It's Week 17 for goodness sake. Let's make like the Raiders and pack it in for the year. There's a golf course in Tampa with Jon Gruden's name on it. Well, if you are still playing the good news is there are plenty of interesting quarterbacks on waivers... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago


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... Read More

5 months ago

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.... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago


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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago

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.... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago


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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

5 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago


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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago


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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago


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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago


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.... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in Two-QB Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Alex 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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago


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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago


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).... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago

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.... Read More

6 months ago

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,... Read More

6 months ago

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... Read More

6 months ago