Tyler Conklin

Week 11 Streamers

The fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner. And if you missed out on the big waiver wire names like Justin Fields, Daniel Jones, Cole Kmet, and the Bengals’ defense but still need to stream this week, we have you covered. Today, we will feature some high-upside players, including two rookie tight ends, a mobile quarterback, a pocket-passer, and a couple of low-radar D/STs. Remember, we always provide the best players to stream at quarterback, tight end, and D/ST. Each streaming option will have ownership under 60%, according to ESPN. Below, you will find two streamers per position and a “deep stream” option (15% or lower). 

QUARTERBACK  

Marcus Mariota

Streamer #1: Marcus Mariota vs Bears, 44.3% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  vs Saints  19.8
 2  at Rams  15.4
 3  at Seahawks  16.6
 4  vs Browns  4.9
 5  at Buccaneers  18.0
 6  vs 49ers  24.2
 7  at Bengals  12.1
 8  vs Panthers  24.4
 9  vs Chargers  7.6
 10  at Panthers  18.7

It’s still mind-boggling that Marcus Mariota continues to stay inside the top-12 amongst fantasy quarterbacks on a weekly basis. He enters an enticing matchup against a horrendous Bears defense as the QB11. Since trading away Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith, Chicago has allowed two out of the last three opposing quarterbacks to finish as the QB5 or better (Dak Prescott and Tua Tagovailoa). And in those last three games, they’re giving up about 38 points per game. Mariota and the Atlanta offense haven’t looked great this season, but they are capable of putting up points. Expect a decent amount of rushing yards for the mobile quarterback this week. 

Streamer #2: Jimmy Garoppolo at Cardinals, 43.0% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  at Bears  N/A
 2   vs Seahawks  16.7
 3  at Broncos  9.4
 4  vs Rams  13.9
 5  at Panthers  18.0
 6  at Falcons  18.9
 7  vs Chiefs  17.3
 8  at Rams  17.7
 9  BYE  BYE
 10  vs Chargers  15.9

Look at those numbers above. No, they aren’t week-winning points, but they are CONSISTENT. Jimmy Garoppolo has been the epitome of a reliable streaming quarterback this season. In five of his nine games played, he’s finished as the QB15 or better, and in three of them, he produced as a top-10 fantasy quarterback on the week. Now he takes on a Cardinals defense that’s giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to his position this year. Do you want more good news? In five career games against Arizona, Garoppolo has completed just under 71 percent of his passes for 1,590 yards, 13 touchdowns, and only three interceptions. This could be one of those games where he slips in as the QB10 or better for the fourth time this season. 

TIGHT END

Greg Dulcich

Streamer #1: Greg Dulcich vs Raiders, 47.2% owned

 Week  Opponent PPR  Points Half PPR Points Standard Points
 1  at Seahawks  N/A  N/A  N/A
 2  vs Texans  N/A  N/A  N/A
 3  vs 49ers  N/A  N/A  N/A
 4  at Raiders  N/A  N/A  N/A
 5  vs Colts  N/A  N/A  N/A
 6  at Chargers  12.4  11.4  10.4
 7  vs Jets  11.1  8.1  5.1
 8  at Jaguars  12.7  10.7  8.7
 9  BYE  BYE  BYE  BYE
 10  at Titans  2.1  1.6  1.1

Sure, Greg Dulcich found himself on this list last week, and he didn’t perform. In his defense, neither did his quarterback. But this week is a little different. The Broncos are now 3-6, and Nathaniel Hackett is on the hot seat as their head coach. If the team doesn’t see a big bounce-back game this week, their post-season aspiration may be diminished, and Hackett could be fired. The good news is that they take on a Raiders team, at home, who can’t defend any position this year. They’re especially bad against opposing tight ends, allowing the fifth-most fantasy points this season. Dulcich didn’t play against the Raiders in Week 4, but expect Russell Wilson to connect with his rookie tight end a decent amount of times in this matchup. Especially now that Jerry Jeudy and Kendall Hinton are expected to sit out.   

Streamer #2: Tyler Conklin at Patriots, 29.4% owned

 Week Opponent PPR  Points  Half PPR Points  Standard Points
 1  vs Ravens  11.6  9.6  7.7
 2  at Browns  10.0  7.0  4.0
 3  vs Bengals  16.4  12.4  8.4
 4  at Steelers  8.2  6.7  5.2
 5  vs Dolphins  0.0  0.0  0.0
 6  at Packers  2.7  2.2  1.7
 7  at Broncos  6.2  4.2  2.2
 8  vs Patriots  25.9  22.9  19.9
 9  vs Bills  1.7  1.2  0.7
 10  BYE  BYE  BYE  BYE

In Weeks 1-4, Tyler Conklin surprised the fantasy world by producing as the TE8. Then he spiraled and served as the TE41 between Weeks 5-7. Since then, he finished as the TE1 in Week 8 and the TE41 in Week 9. You get it; he’s very inconsistent. Usually, you want to avoid those types of tight ends when you’re considering streaming the position. But that TE1 finish in Week 8 came against the Patriots, who of course is his team’s opponent this week. In that matchup a couple of weeks ago, he hauled in six of his 10 targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns. New England has been stout on defense, for the most part, this season, but their kryptonite has been defending tight ends. They’ve given up the sixth-most fantasy points this season to tight ends, and they’ve allowed seven receiving touchdowns to the position alone. 

D/ST

Commanders Defense

Streamer #1: Commanders at Texans, 40.9% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  vs Jaguars  3.0
 2  at Lions  -1.0
 3  vs Eagles  2.0
 4  at Cowboys  5.0
 5  vs Titans  7.0
 6  at Bears  11.0
 7  vs Packers  5.0
 8  at Colts  7.0
 9  vs Vikings  4.0
 10  at Eagles  17.0

Since Week 5, the Commanders have produced the seventh-most fantasy points at the D/ST position. They’re also fresh off giving Philadelphia their first loss of the season, which resulted in a D/ST2 finish this past week. Now they take their momentum into a Week 11 matchup against Houston. The Texans have surrendered at least six fantasy points to opposing D/STs in all but one of their games this season. Although only one team has produced double-digit performances against them, five teams have produced at least eight fantasy points in their matchups. If you are looking for a safe streaming option at the D/ST position, Washington could be your best bet.  

Streamer #2: Rams at Saints, 27.8% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  vs Bills  6.0
 2  vs Falcons  11.0
 3  at Cardinals  4.0
 4  at 49ers  0.0
 5  vs Cowboys  6.0
 6  vs Panthers  10.0
 7  BYE  BYE
 8  vs 49ers  1.0
 9  at Buccaneers  4.0
 10  vs Cardinals  4.0

Above, we gave you a safe streaming option with Washington. If you’re looking to steam a D/ST that has a higher ceiling but is a little risky, the Rams may be your D/ST of choice. They simply haven’t been good on the defensive side of the ball this season. It’s shocking that this team sits with a 3-6 record entering Week 11. But if you know this team well and you’ve paid attention to how Sean McVay rallies his troops, this could turn into one of those “blood bath” types of games. New Orleans is continuing to start Andy Dalton over Jameis Winston. And in three of the past four matchups for the Saints, they’ve surrendered at least 11 fantasy points to opposing D/STs. In that four-game sample size, Dalton has thrown six interceptions, and two of them went for pick-sixes. 

BONUS

Trey McBride

Deep Stream: Trey McBride vs 49ers, 4.3% owned

 Week  Opponent  PPR  Points  Half PPR Points  Standard Points
 1  vs Chiefs  N/A  N/A  N/A
 2  at Raiders  N/A  N/A  N/A
 3  vs Rams  N/A  N/A  N/A
 4  at Panthers  5.4  3.9  2.4
 5  vs Eagles  N/A  N/A  N/A
 6  at Seahawks  0.0  0.0  0.0
 7  vs Saints  0.0  0.0  0.0
 8  at Vikings  0.0  0.0  0.0
 9  vs Seahawks  N/A  N/A  N/A
 10  at Rams  1.7  1.2  0.7

As always, we provide a “deep stream” option preferably if you play in a very deep league format. In Weeks 1-10, Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz served as the TE3. He just recently suffered a season-ending knee injury. In comes rookie tight end Trey McBride, who was the first tight end drafted in this past year’s draft (second round, 55th overall). He’s only hauled in four passes for 31 yards this season. But if you consider the fact that Ertz had seen an 18 percent target share in the first 10 weeks, you could assume McBride will be targeted a reasonable amount. Why wouldn’t that trend start this week? In four out of the last six games for the 49ers, they’ve allowed double-digit performances to the tight end position. 

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