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2-QB Fantasy Football: Alex Smith, Tannehill, and Cousins Make Strong Week 15 Streaming Options

The top 2-QB fantasy football league quarterback streaming options for Week 15.

Alex Smith fantasy football
Alex Smith fantasy football

Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) scrambles against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. The Chiefs won 45 – 10. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

My Week 14 QB2 streaming options Josh McCown, EJ Manuel, and Alex Smith represented the full spectrum of fantasy football outcomes last week.

McCown scored 39.52 standard fantasy points, finishing the week as QB1, Manuel managed a measly 2.26 fantasy points, which was good for QB34, and Smith and his 14.18 fantasy points, and QB20 finish were right there in the middle.

Week 15 brings us another chance at getting our QB2 streamer choices right, and below I have highlighted a few names to consider when filling out your lineup.

As always, don’t forget to consult my full quarterback rankings for 2-QB leagues, just see how I have each quarterback ranked this week, in case you’re stuck on which quarterback to start.

Week 15 QB2 Streaming Circle of Trust

Nick Foles
This is your weekly reminder that Nick Foles is no longer a QB2 streamer in 2-QB leagues, and that he is an every week QB1.

If you get to start him as your QB2 every week, you’ve hit the 2-QB jackpot, and should have a good chance at winning your match-up this week.

Foles was only a half point behind Joe Flacco from having another QB1 finish in Week 14.

Kirk Cousins
Starting Kirk Cousins this week is all about how much you trust the numbers, and the numbers show us that Cousins has a fantasy floor of around 14-15 standard fantasy points.

Why?

Well, it has to do with his match-up versus the Atlanta Falcons.

Opposing quarterbacks have been able to score on the Falcons defense this year, with every quarterback, minus Matt Flynn, scoring two combined touchdowns on them.

Flynn’s 14.12 standard fantasy point day last week was the lowest output by an opposing quarterback all year versus the Falcons.

Our good friend Rich Hribar has also noted the average weekly finish of opposing quarterbacks in Atlanta is 6.8, with only Mike Glennon finishing the week outside of the Top-8.

Cousins has a chance to join the QB1 elite this week, as long as the dumpster fire show doesn’t take over the Washington Redskins this week.

Alex Smith
Alex Smith got to take on his true game manager role in Week 14, as he and Jamaal Charles controlled the tempo for their 45-10 demolishing of the Washington Redskins last week.

Even though Smith had his lowest pass attempt game, with only 20 throws attempted, he did complete 14 of them, for his highest completion percentage game of the year. Smith was also able to complete two of his 14 passes for touchdowns, as he finished with 14.18 standard fantasy points for the week.

The Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders this week, who held Smith to his lowest fantasy day back in Week 6, when Smith only scored 8.02 fantasy points.

It was one of Smith’s zero touchdown days, but with the Chiefs upping Smith’s pass volume before the Redskins game, and the team fighting for an AFC West division crown, the Chiefs are in a position to have Smith go back to throwing more.

The Raiders did just let Geno Smith have one of his better fantasy days, as he tacked on 50 rushing yards and a rushing score, to his 219 passing yards, and passing touchdown.

Ryan Tannehill
A name that hasn’t been mentioned all that much in these parts is Ryan Tannehill, but over his last four games, the Miami signal caller has averaged 277.2 passing yards, while throwing seven touchdowns to four interceptions.

The Dolphins have also sprinkled in a few more designed runs for Tannehill, which has led him to rush for 135 yards during his past four games.

Last week Tannehill was QB8, and this week he faces the New England Patriots, who just let Jason Campbell have a Top-5 fantasy day against them.

Take away Case Keenum’s Week 13 performance versus the Patriots, although he did score on the ground, and the Patriots have allowed five games of two or more passing touchdowns, with a 14:6 passing touchdown to interception ratio in those games.

That includes two touchdowns to Tannehill in Week 8.

With the Dolphins giving Tannehill more to do, it could be another productive fantasy week for Tannehill, who has scored no less than 18 fantasy points in each of his past three games.

*Stats used in this article from FantasyData.com, and Yahoo! Fantasy Sports

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