Streaming quarterback, kicker and defense has been a strategy I’ve used successfully for years.
I’ve parlayed that success into a series of weekly recommendations of the top streaming options at those three positions as well as tight end — a position I don’t recommend streaming week-to-week, though still offer recommendations for fantasy players who may need a short-term rental.
Here are this season’s results through Week 10:
- Defense: DEF4
- Quarterback: QB13
- Kicker: K5
- Tight end: TE17
Now without further ado, let’s go streaming!
Note: Availability as of Tuesday and via Yahoo Fantasy. Rankings also as of Tuesday.
Week 11 Defense Streamer
Chargers vs. Jets
The Chargers are a high-floor play against the Jets. I’m assuming Joey Bosa will return from his concussion for this game, but if he’s ruled out again, we can revisit which defense is the top streaming play in my Updated Streamers.
Week 11 QB Streamer
Saints QB Jameis Winston vs. Falcons
Drew Brees is expected to miss 2-3 games due to a rib injury, so Winston is worth an early week stash to see how the QB situation unfolds heading into a great matchup against the Falcons.
Taysom Hill’s presence makes the situation extremely volatile and makes Winston a risky low-floor play. However, if Winston can secure 90% or more of the snaps under center, he will offer QB1 upside. There is a chance I will update my QB pick this week in my Updated Streamers on Saturday.
Derek Carr at the Chiefs would be a potential fallback option, but I’m sure after last week some people will be hesitant to trust him again. It was unfortunate that despite putting up 37 points, Carr failed to score a TD.
The Raiders scored four rushing TDs, which means Carr not only had bad TD “luck,” but also didn’t need to throw much for them to pull off the win. That won’t be the case against the Chiefs, and it sets him up for more of a ceiling game this week.
Week 11 Kicker Streamer
Vikings K Dan Bailey vs. Jaguars
The Vikings have the third-highest team total of Week 11 and should provide Bailey with plenty of scoring chances.
The weather has started to become more of a factor as we approach winter. It’s ideal to lock in a kicker who is playing in a dome to prevent us from making a weather-related decision later in the week.
Week 11 TE Streamer
Washington TE Logan Thomas vs. Bengals
Thomas is an extreme high-floor TE option, which is always nice to have when streaming the position. His routes run per dropback were 98% last week, making him practically a WR at this point.
Alex Smith could also be a boost to Thomas’s value, as they connected for 4/66/0 last week. He also has a plus matchup this week since the Bengals have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.