Fantasy QB Tiers and Streamers Week 9: Trust the return of Tyrod Taylor

With Week 8 in the rearview mirror, what are our fantasy football QB tiers, and who are the best QB streamers heading into Week 9?

Week 9 is here, and so are our fantasy football QB tiers and streamers. Last week was weird. Patrick Mahomes finished as the QB17, Jalen Hurts was QB25, and Kyler Murray was QB26. Meanwhile, some guy named Mike White was the overall QB2, and none of it makes any sense. Let’s shake it off, look ahead, and see if we can get things better this week.

Week 9 QB Tiers

Individual rankings will always be helpful, but breaking players down into tiers can help set expectations for their production. Who are the top QBs heading into Week 9?

Tier 1

1. Josh Allen @ JAX
2. Lamar Jackson vs. MIN
3. Kyler Murray @ SF
4. Matthew Stafford vs. TEN
5. Aaron Rodgers @ KC
6. Patrick Mahomes II vs. GB

Tier 2

7. Dak Prescott vs. DEN
8. Justin Herbert @ PHI
9. Jalen Hurts vs. LAC
10. Taysom Hill vs. ATL
11. Carson Wentz vs. NYJ
12. Joe Burrow vs. CLE
13. Kirk Cousins @ BAL
14. Tua Tagovailoa vs. HOU

Tier 3

15. Derek Carr @ NYG
16. Daniel Jones vs. LV
17. Ryan Tannehill @ LAR

Tier 4

18. Teddy Bridgewater @ DAL
19. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CHI
20. Matt Ryan @ NO
21. Jimmy Garoppolo vs. ARI
22. Sam Darnold vs. NE
23. Baker Mayfield @ CIN
24. Mac Jones @ CAR
25. Justin Fields @ PIT

Tier 5

26. Trevor Lawrence vs. BUF
27. Mike White @ IND
28. Davis Mills @ MIA
29. Tyrod Taylor @ MIA
30. Trevor Siemian vs. ATL
31. P.J. Walker vs. NE
32. Cooper Rush vs. DEN
33. Joe Flacco @ IND
34. Trey Lance vs. ARI
35. Case Keenum @ CIN
36. Logan Woodside @ LAR
37. Jacoby Brissett vs. HOU
38. Drew Lock @ DAL
39. Mike Glennon vs. LV

Week 9 QB Streaming Options

If you enjoy streaming the quarterback carousel as many do, then here are three options to consider this week. All three of these QBs are outside the top-15 most rostered signal-callers ahead of Week 9. Yet, each of them has major upside this week.

Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans (at Dolphins)

The expectation is that Tyrod Taylor is going to return to practice on Wednesday for the Houston Texans. In his first game and a half before injury, Taylor had 416 yards and accounted for 4 touchdowns with a 70.5% completion percentage. He had the Texans looking serviceable.

Houston squares off with the Miami Dolphins this week, who have given up the third-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Additionally, they have allowed the second-most passing yards per game in the NFL at 291.1. Taylor looks to be working back into the lineup in time for a juicy matchup.

Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos (at Dallas Cowboys)

Teddy Bridgewater is a risky play, to be sure. They get the Cowboys this weekend, who just held Kirk Cousins to only 184 passing yards and 1 TD. However, on the season, the Cowboys are allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game at 278.1.

Dallas has also slowed down dramatically from their hot start with turnovers and sacks. After generating multiple sacks and turnovers in four of their previous five games, they only sacked Cousins once and failed to turn the Vikings over.

Bridgewater has a fully healthy cast of receivers, including Jerry Jeudy in his second game since returning from injury. Teddy B has an opportunity to have a good game.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (at New Orleans Saints)

There’s a lot of storylines surrounding the Falcons and Saints game this week. The Saints will be without Jameis Winston. Veteran running back Mark Ingram rejoined the team’s ground game. And Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has stepped away from football for mental health reasons. Matt Ryan is coming off a rough week against the Miami Dolphins, throwing for 146 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs.

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However, New Orleans operates as a significant pass funnel. They’ve allowed the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position while giving up the ninth-most to opposing quarterbacks. On top of that, the Falcons are throwing it 39.1 times per game, the seventh-most of any team. Against a division rival, Ryan is a streaming consideration in Week 9.

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