Updated Fantasy Playoff Guide to Streaming Your QB2 in 2-QB Leagues

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The fantasy playoffs will be arriving soon, if they haven’t already in your league, and some owners in 2-QB fantasy football leagues will be faced with the tough task of choosing which QB2 to stream.

I took an early look at the upcoming fantasy playoff schedule, which normally runs from Week 14 to Week 16, and came up with a guide to steam your QB2 in 2-QB leagues during the playoffs.

Since that QB2 streaming guide was released, I’ve been provided with an updated strength of schedule analysis from Pro Football Focus Fantasy’s Patrick Thorman, so I wanted to update you on the status of potential fantasy playoff QB2 streamers as of today.

Below are a few quarterback options, broken down by weeks, with at least one plus matchup during the fantasy playoffs, who, if paired together, can lead your 2-QB team during the fantasy playoffs.

Here is the color coding legend for the chart:

RED=Avoid/Bye Week
ORANGE=Tough match-up/Avoid if possible
YELLOW=Potentially bad match-up
LIGHT GREEN=Good match-up
DARK GREEN=Must start match-up

QB2 Playoff Streaming Options (H/T Patrick Thorman)
QB2 Playoff Streaming Options (H/T Patrick Thorman)
















I mentioned it before, but if you own Nick Foles and Alex Smith, your 2-QB team is set for the playoffs.

Even if Foles and Smith aren’t part of your 2-QB team, don’t fret, as there are plenty of QB2 streaming combinations capable of leading your 2-QB team during the fantasy playoffs of your 2-QB league.

A few examples of ideal QB2 streaming combos include:
-Bears QB or Eli Manning+EJ Manuel
-Joe Flacco+Ryan Fitzpatrick
-Geno Smith+Christian Ponder+Ben Roethlisberger

You want to pair up QB2s with light green or dark green matchups, preferably dark green, to create the perfect streaming QB2 Frankenstein.

The scariest QB2 combo would be Joe Flacco in Week 14, Nick Foles in Week 15, and Andy Dalton in Week 16. Each of those quarterbacks face the Minnesota Vikings in the fantasy playoffs, and they have been giving up an average of 295.5 passing yards and 2.1 passing touchdowns on the year so far.

Play around with the matchups to see if the QB2s already rostered on your team can be pieced tougher to build the ultimate QB2 streaming weapon. Or if any of the quarterbacks listed are on the waiver wire of your 2-QB league now would be a good time to put a claim in.

If you want to look even further ahead, the ‘Break in Case of Emergency’ tier consists of back-ups that might get a chance to play, who would have favorable matchups during the fantasy playoffs.

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