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Week 8 Streaming Picks

By Matt Schauf 11:10am EDT 10/24/18

OK. My lesson for Week 7: Don’t ignore the possibility that your QB might get pulled for Cody Kessler.

Really, though, Blake Bortles should have worked out OK for us last week. Let’s look at the streaming-level QBs who did crack the top 12:

2. Mitchell Trubisky: 26/50, 333 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs passing; 6-81-1 rushing
6. Dak Prescott: 22/35, 273, 1, 0 passing; 6-33-1 rushing
7. Eli Manning: 27/38, 399, 1, 0 passing; 3-7-0 rushing
10. Baker Mayfield: 23/34, 215, 2, 0 passing; 4-43-0 rushing

Three of those could easily be Bortles lines. And the only thing missing from Manning’s is the rushing yardage. Jacksonville’s starter endured about as bad a Sunday as he could have, and the Jags decided they’d be better off with him sitting out the 2nd half. But they also went right back to Bortles for this Sunday’s game against the Eagles in London.

That shows us they believe what I did last week: Bortles still has some quality outings in him -- at least from a fantasy standpoint. And the Week 7 setting arrived with everything in place to allow him to explore that upside. Obviously, it didn’t work out.

Rather than blow up my process, though, I’m chalking this 1 up as a pick that just hit the lowest end on the range of possible outcomes. It happens.

Now let’s try to do better for Week 8 …

QB: Joe Flacco, Ravens

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