By The Stream Master General, Ryan Weisse
It is very likely that you are reading this with just three games left in your fantasy regular season! First off, how awesome is it that we’ve made it this far? Just two months ago, we were making contingency plans for what would happen if the season ended early or didn’t happen at all. Now, we are planning for the fantasy playoffs. I hope my streams have put you in a position that you only need a win or two in these next three games to clinch the #1 seed. Week 10 wasn’t great by any stretch, in large part due to Jared Goff’s lack of TDs (he will be forever banished from this list) but we did have a few big hits along the way. I might just love my Week 11 streams more than any week so far this year, so let’s hope they don’t let me, or you, down.
Well, I’m still good at DEF. The Saints, my SOTW, finished as the DEF2 and my total DEF picks are hitting at 66%. AT QB, Jared Goff threw for 300 yards but couldn’t find the end zone. RIP SOTW QB. At TE, Austin Hooper was barely used in his first game back and the weather SUCKED. RIP SOTW TE. As usual, I had some decent picks at those positions, just not my Streams of the Week, thus the Best of the Bunch score is riding high. Oh well, at least I’m still good at DEF.
Streams of the Week Recap
|Last Week Wins||2 of 5||1 of 5||3 of 5|
|Season Wins||32 of 78||28 of 80||51 of 80|
|SotW - Last Week Rank/Score||QB17 / 20 fantasy pts||TE8 / 14 fantasy pts||DEF2 / 12 fantasy pts|
|SotW - Season Rank/Score||QB17 / 287 fantasy pts||TE10 / 146 fantasy pts||DEF1 / 157 fantasy pts|
|Best of the Bunch - Season Rank/Score||QB1 / 474 fantasy pts||TE3 / 241 fantasy pts||DEF1 / 214 fantasy pts|
**Best of the Bunch is my best pick each week, regardless if they were SOTW or not**
** Updated thru Week 16**
SOTW – Kirk Cousins vs DAL
This marks Cousins’ 2nd time as my SOTW and he balled out in Week 6. He is just the QB20 on the season but has thrown a touchdown in each of his last six games (which is more than we can say for last week’s SOTW. I hate you, Jared Goff). While Cousins has been hot and cold, the Dallas defense giveth. They are allowing the 10th most fantasy points to QBs and have allowed 19+ fantasy points to QBs in six of nine games this season. They’ve also allowed multiple passing touchdowns in seven of nine games. I better get this right! As of this writing, Cousins is available in 64% of Yahoo leagues and 84% on ESPN
2. Andy Dalton @ MIN – Questionable, watch injury report, do no pivot to the Dallas backup
3. Jameis Winston vs ATL – NOTE: Because Sean Payton is OUT OF HIS MIND, Taysom Hill will be the starter. Do not start Jameis. Do not start Taysom (at QB). In fact, DO NOT START ANY NEW ORLEANS SAINTS IN THIS GAME, with the exception of Taysom Hill…at TE!
4. Alex Smith vs CIN
5. Teddy Bridgewater vs DET – Questionable, watch injury report, do no pivot to the Carolina backup
SOTW – Logan Thomas vs CIN
This will actually be Logan Thomas’ 3rd time as my TE SOTW and he has hit on both previous occasions. If you haven’t watched much Washington football, here is all you need to know about their passing game: they throw to Terry McLaurin; then, they throw to JD McKissic; then, they throw to Logan Thomas. Thomas has the 11th most targets among TEs in the league and is the TE16 on the season right now. However, since Week 6, Thomas has 20 targets in four games and is the TE7 in fantasy, despite having a Week 8 bye. The Bengals give up 2nd most points to TEs in fantasy this season and this looks like another week for Thomas to deliver. He is available 55% of Yahoo leagues and 75% over on ESPN.
1b. Taysom Hill vs ATL – If you are lucky enough to play in the 47% of ESPN leagues where is he not yet rostered, go ahead and play this starting QB in your TE slot.
2. Tyler Higbee @ TB
3. Drew Sample @ WAS
4. Dalton Schultz @ MIN
5. Kyle Rudolph vs DAL – Note: Either Minnesota TE is liable to score in this game, so you can also stream Irv Smith, if desperate.
SOTW – Cleveland Browns vs PHI
The Browns have recorded at least one sack in every game this season and the Eagles give up the most sacks in the NFL. It’s a match made in streaming heaven. Cleveland’s defense has played pretty well all year long and is the DEF14 on the season. They rank 10th in QB sacks and, as mentioned, that is an area where Philly struggles. The weather might be an issue in Cleveland again this week and Cleveland has used that to their advantage over their last two games, allowing just 23 total points scored. The Eagles give up the 5th most points to fantasy DEFs. The Browns D/ST is available in just over 50% of leagues, both platforms.
2. LA Chargers vs NYJ
3. Washington Football Team vs CIN
4. Cincinnati Bengals @ WAS
5. Minnesota Vikings vs DAL