Mining The 2QB Waiver Wire For Gold: Week 17

Mining The 2QB Waiver Wire For Gold: Week 17

Every week I break down the 2QB waiver wire landscape with updated information and developments from the previous weeks. All starting quarterbacks need to be rostered in 2QB/Superflex fantasy football leagues, especially during the win or go home fantasy football playoffs. Let’s take a look one last time this season at some players to pick up immediately and to monitor moving forward…

Matt McGloin – Oakland Raiders

Matt McGloin gets the start for Dallas in Week 17 and beyond into the playoffs. We will see what McGloin can do in the postseason, but his Week 17 matchup is not a good one. He is on the road against a Broncos defense giving up the fewest passing yards. You can buy into the Broncos have given up on the season narrative if you’d like, but I would look for a better option.

Matt Cassel – Tennessee Titans

Matt Cassel will start Week 17 against a Texans defense giving up up the second-fewest passing yards. The matchup is not a good one and we know Cassel is a bad player. Look for a better option.

Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys

Dallas has nothing to play for in Week 17. They have the #1 seed in the NFC all locked up. Therefore, I’d be shocked if we didn’t see Tony Romo on Sunday. Dallas is on the road against Philadelphia. The Eagles defense has been average against the pass this year. Romo should be able to make some plays. If he is named the starter before the game, then he will really be in play.

Paxton Lynch – Denver Broncos

With Denver eliminated from playoff contention, it would make absolutely no sense to keep their first round QB selection on the bench in Week 17. I’ll be shocked if Paxton Lynch isn’t named the starter. The Broncos are at home against Oakland. Start him if you have to, as the matchup is a favorable one against a Raiders defense giving up the eighth-most passing yards. Regardless, from a dynasty perspective, it will be interesting to see how Lynch plays one more time this season.

Cody Kessler – Cleveland Browns

Robert Griffin is in the concussion protocol and if he is unable to play on Sunday we will likely see Cody Kessler one more time under center. Kessler has looked surprisingly effective at times and it would be interesting to see how he performs one more time, especially from a dynasty perspective. The Browns face a Steelers defense that has been average against the pass and that has nothing to play for in Week 17.

A.J. McCarron – Cincinnati Bengals

With the Bengals eliminated from playoff contention, there is a chance we see A.J. McCarron get the start in Week 17. The Bengals are at home on Sunday against a Ravens defense that will likely be without their best cornerback, Jimmy Smith. They were just eliminated from playoff contention as well. McCarron looked good in limited action in 2015 and came close to winning a playoff game as well. Start him if you need to and monitor how he plays, as there’s a chance McCarron could become a starter in this league sooner rather than later.

Cardale Jones – Buffalo Bills

Cardale Jones has become much more interesting in dynasty as of late, with negative Tyrod Taylor reports coming out of Buffalo. Now with the Bills eliminated from playoff contention there’s a good chance we see Jones get the start in Week 17. The Bills face a Jets defense that has been vulnerable against the pass all season. If Jones does get the start, let’s see what he’s got.

Landry Jones – Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 17 means nothing for the Steelers, as they have already locked up the #3 seed in the AFC. Even with a win or a loss, their seeding won’t change. Therefore, there really is no reason to play Ben Roethlisberger and risk an injury. The Steelers are at home against a Browns defense that has allowed the most pass TDs. If Jones does get the start he should put up decent numbers.

Ben Cummins

Ben Cummins is very passionate about fantasy football. He combines film watching and statistical research to formulate his opinions on a number of different fantasy football topics. He is dedicated to supporting his beliefs with important and necessary data. In addition to contributing to TwoQBs.com, Ben is also a contributor for both The Fantasy Footballers and Rotoviz. You can find him on Twitter @BenCumminsFF


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