2-QB Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Future Planning: Week 15

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell
Dec 8 2013 Foxborough MA USA Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell 17 throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium David Butler II USA TODAY Sports

By this point in the NFL and fantasy football season, the one drawback to 2-QB leagues, when compared to 1-QB leagues, is you’re not going to suddenly find a potential starting quarterback off the fantasy football waiver wire—unless you’re in the least competitive 2-QB league imaginable.

During the fantasy football playoff season it’s not inconceivable to find fantasy relevant quarterbacks off the waiver wire in 1-QB leagues. Names like Jay Cutler, Jason Campbell, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, just to name a few, are going to be available in a number of 1-QB leagues.

We 2-QBers don’t have such a luxury and have to rely on hitting a home run on a back-up quarterback who might see playing time. Or we have to rush to grab a back-up quarterback thrust into the starting line-up due to injury.

Hopefully, by this point in the season, your starting playoff quarterback duo has been solidified, and you’re set at the position while you make your fantasy playoff run.

If you’re still trying to work the waiver wire of your 2-QB league, this article about back-up quarterbacks to keep an eye on for the fantasy playoff run could be of some help, and if you need more help, below you’ll find a few quarterback names to look out for on the waiver wire of your 2-QB league.

Jason Campbell

Coming back from a concussion, Jason Campbell continued the Cleveland Browns’ tradition of force feeding the ball to Josh Gordon, as Gordon led the team in targets (10), and yards (151).

It was an overall impressive passing performance for Campbell, as the Browns’ quarterback finished the day going 29-of-44, for 391 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Campbell was also the team’s third leading rusher with 27 yards on the ground.

It was Campbell’s second three-passing touchdown game of the year, and his 30.04 standard fantasy points was his highest output of the season.

Once the numbers are all added up, Campbell currently sits at QB3 for the week, with the Monday Night Football game left to play. No matter what happens tonight, Campbell put up another QB1 fantasy performance this season.

If you’re in a savvy 2-QB league, Campbell should already be rostered, but if you and your league mates let him sit on the waiver wire for too long, worried about his injury, you have to now pick him up, as he faces the Bears and the Jets the next two weeks.

Jay Cutler

Until Josh McCown is formally sent back to the bench by a healthy Jay Cutler, I will keep reminding you that if Cutler is on the wavier wire of your 2-QB league you need to pick him up and stash him for the fantasy playoffs, especially for his Week 16 match-up versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kirk Cousins

Entering the game during a 45-10 blowout to the Kansas City Chiefs is probably not the way Cousins imagined his Sunday afternoon would go, but that’s exactly what happened.

It wasn’t an impressive performance for Cousins, as he went 7-of-16, for 59 yards, but with the dysfunction going on in Washington right now, and Mike Shanahan not confirming a starter for Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, Cousins could find himself getting the starting opportunity any back-up quarterback wants.

Not having RG3 under center this weekend, especially if there is no major health issue keeping him on the sidelines, would seem  highly unlikely though.

At this point, just monitor the situation to see what happens, but if you’re an RG3 owner, Cousins should be on your radar.

Brock Osweiler

The Denver Broncos have officially earned a playoff spot, and now it’s time to see how they handle the ‘rest or not to rest’ saga of Peyton Manning for the rest of this season.

What could derail the Brock Osweiler Express from getting off the tracks is the history books.

Peyton Manning currently has thrown 4,522 passing yards and 45 touchdowns on the season.

He’s 954 passing yards shy of tying Drew Brees for the most passing yards in a single season record (5,476), and would need five more passing touchdowns to tie Tom Brady’s single season record of 50 passing touchdowns in one year.

Manning would need to average 318 passing yards and 1.7 passing touchdowns in his next three games to reach those barriers.

On the season, Manning is averaging 347.85 passing yards, and 3.46 passing touchdowns per game. It’s not out of the question he breaks both records, and that could keep Osweiler permanently benched.

A battle with the newly Rob Gronkowski-less New England Patriots for top spot in the AFC is also something to keep in mind, as the Broncos determine how much playing time Manning will get in each of the next three games.

Austin Davis

At one point Austin Davis was seen warming up during the St. Louis Rams’ disheartening loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but he never did get a chance to enter the game.

With the way Kellen Clemens continues to play, and the more losses added to the Rams’ record, it won’t be much of a surprise to see Davis get a shot to see what he can do under center for the Rams. If you want to learn more about Davis, you can do so by checking out this profile of him.

Finding a starting quarterback off the waiver wire in your 2-QB league this late in the season is usually hard, but Davis might provide you with such an opportunity.

*Stats used in this article from FantasyData.com, Pro-Football-Reference, and ESPN.

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