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2-QB Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Future Planning: Week 16

Salvatore Stefanile examines the landscape of the waiver wire for the fantasy football playoffs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon

Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) scrambles away from San Francisco 49ers defenders during the second half of the game at Raymond James Stadium. Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

It’s fantasy football championship week for most fantasy football leagues, and congratulations are in order if you’ve made it this far in your 2-QB fantasy football league.

We’re getting near the end of the season when there aren’t going to be too many fantasy quarterback options available on the waiver wire, even in 2-QB leagues, but below are three names I wanted to point out, just in case your 2-QB league’s waiver wire hasn’t been completely picked apart yet.

Mike Glennon
Mike Glennon isn’t a quarterback that should be on the waiver in your 2-QB league, but he might be, mainly due to his tough late season schedule.

After putting up 15+ standard fantasy points in six of seven games, from Week 6 to Week 12, Glennon’s fantasy numbers took a bit of a dip, scoring a combined 11.1 standard fantasy points in Weeks 13 and 14.

A bounce back week was in order for Glennon Week 15, against the 49ers, of all teams.

For previous Glennon owners in need of a roster spot, such as a running back pick up of the week, like as Jordan Todman, Glennon might have been the odd man out. Especially, if that team already had two solid quarterbacks on the roster.

Roster fat trimming could be one reason Glennon is sitting on your 2-QB league’s waiver wire, and if he is, a Week 16 matchup versus the St. Louis Rams could see Glennon playing a pivotal role as a 2-QB league fantasy championship QB2.

If you were to combine the fantasy points scored by Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert in Week 5, then you would only find one quarterback that didn’t score double-digit fantasy points versus the Rams this year, and that would have been Matt Schaub in Week 6.

In their last five games, the Rams have given up three 300+passing yards games, and have allowed at least one passing touchdown in each of those games, and 18.12 standard fantasy points is the average fantasy points allowed by the Rams to opposing quarterbacks during that five game span.

Glennon may or may not be floating around on a 2-QB fantasy football waiver wire, but it doesn’t hurt to check.

Kirk Cousins
If you took’s Bob Harris’ advice to “divorce the names from the numbers”, and rolled with Cousins in the semi-finals of your 2-QB league this past weekend, you were rewarded with a Top-10 fantasy quarterback performance.

Not bad for somebody we were worried might be leading a “dumpster fire” offense.

Your second reward for picking up, and starting Kirk Cousins in Week 15, is a Week 16 match-up against the Dallas Cowboys.

In their past two games, the Cowboys have allowed a combined 647 passing yards, and eight passing touchdowns.

The quarterbacks they faced those two weeks? Josh McCown and Matt Flynn.

The Cowboys forced only one interception during that two game span, and even gave up a rushing touchdown to McCown.

Whether you’re an RG3 owner, who replaced him with Cousins, or a QB2 streamer, that pounced on Cousins last week, don’t let him sit on the waiver wire any longer.

The one week wait and see approach with Cousins is done, and now’s the time to make sure he’s 100% rostered in 2-QB leagues.

Matt Cassel
The final score of the Eagles-Vikings game was 48-30, but it was the the Vikings that put up a near 50-point burger on the Eagles, not the other way around.

The Vikings were led by Matt Asiata’s three-rushing touchdown day, and Matt Cassel’s three combined touchdown day (two passing, one rushing).

Not only did Cassel score a total of three touchdowns, he also threw for 382 yards, and ran for an additional 19 yards.

Once the final whistle blew, Cassel found himself as the fourth highest scoring quarterback, entering Monday Night Football, and put up nearly 30 standard fantasy points.

It’s not going to be easy for Cassel to repeat his Week 15 performance, or even his Week 14 performance against the Ravens, where he scored 19.2 standard fantasy points, as the Vikings take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16.

The Bengals defense, coached by Mike Zimmer, has been a tough unit this year when it comes to stopping opposing quarterbacks. Other than Andrew Luck in Week 14, no quarterback facing the Bengals scored more than Ryan Tannehill’s 14.42 fantasy points since Week 7.

Quarterbacks the Bengals faced during that span include Joe Flacco, Philip Rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger.

Matt Schaub
Case Keenum was expected to play the rest of the season as the Texans’ starting quarterback, but a sprained right thumb, which is the thumb on his throwing hand, might keep Keenum from seeing the field.

Interim Texans Head Coach Wade Phillips said Keenum’s injury is a “concern”, and if Schaub gets the call, he could be worthy of a QB2 streaming start.

There seems to be no future for Schaub in Houston, so if he gets a chance to start, even only one more game, it’ll give him an unexpected audition for other teams, where he’ll look to make the most of his opportunity.

Schaub would be set up nicely, with a matchup versus the Denver Broncos, who have allowed five of the past eight quarterbacks they’ve faced to score at least 15 standard fantasy points, while giving up three 20+ fantasy point games, and one 30 point game.

During their last eight games, the Broncos defense has allowed 15 passing touchdowns, and intercepted a total of four passes, with five zero interceptions games.

Tyrod Taylor
Keep an eye on the injury reports coming out of Baltimore this week, after Joe Flacco took a low hit to his left knee late in the end of the Ravens’ Monday Night Football game versus the Detroit Lions this week.

Taylor has played sparingly this year, having attempted only one pass, which was incomplete, and rushing the ball four times. His 18-yard run in Week 10 was his biggest play this season.

With Joe Flacco the team’s starting quarterback, Taylor was used mainly as a wildcat quarterback, but if Flacco were to miss time, he’d be the man under center.

Flacco was able to finish Monday Night’s game though, so Taylor looks to continue his role as back-up quarterback, but monitor Flacco’s injury status throughout the week.

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

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