By: Zack Patraw @ffdynasty_ztp
Week 10 Streamers
The week 10 byes are here, and they are looking a little rough. A lot of top guys are going to have to be on your bench, and if your leagues are anything like mine, there isn’t a whole lot of options that are too appeasing. Here are a few options I will be leaning on to fill in for my bye weeks.
I know this probably isn’t an option you want to consider, being how bad the Giants have been so far this year, but Manning is playing one of the league’s worst defenses when it comes to the QB position. The 49ers have given up 9 touchdowns in the last 4 games, and have allowed an average of 245 passing yards in that span. Eli has posted average numbers all year, but with a team that has weak defensive backs, Eli should be able to come up with decent numbers to save your fantasy week.
Keenum has filled in very nicely as the QB for the Minnesota Vikings. He’s averaged 230 yards in the 7 games that he has started, and has also averaged a touchdown a game. His numbers aren’t eye popping, but he is taking on a Redskins team that has given up an average of 247 yards since their bye week, and 7 touchdowns in that same span. Keenum is at home, where he excels more, averaging almost 255 passing yards. He should be getting Diggs back, and Case and Thielen have built some rapport together. His line has been protecting him well, which should give him enough time to find his go to guys, and have a good fantasy day.
Lewis has seemingly took over the RB job in New England. Over the last 3 weeks, he has 42 touches, 13 more than James White, and 85 snaps, also 13 more than White, but over double Gillislee, who only has 39 snaps. I know he plays Denver, but with the amount that New England spreads the ball around, the Broncos will have their hands full trying to stop Tom Brady, which in turn, will open up holes for Lewis to run through.
And on the other side of the ball from New England, we have Booker. With the RB position limited with options to pick up, you may have to turn to Booker this week. He’s a solid runner, who when given the opportunity, he has been pretty solid. He was able to receive 8 touches last week, and led the team in rushing yards against the league’s top rush defense. He faces a team that just gave up 143 rushing yards the week before their bye, and given the opportunity, Booker could find himself with some yards, and maybe even a touchdown for you. He will be boom or bust this week.
It looks like Anderson has solidified himself as McCown’s favorite WR. He has 180 yards in 2 of his last 4 games, and 3 consecutive games with a touchdown. He’s been getting a lot of looks from his QB, and he gets possibly his juiciest matchup of the season this coming week. The Bucs have been torched by opposing WRs, giving up over a touchdown a game, and also giving up over 200 yards in half their games. Anderson is a great stream this week, but also a guy I’m picking up and putting on my roster.
With Mike Evans suspended this week, the Bucs will have to find someone to replace his volume. Fantasy owners will be missing 5 top 24 WRs this week, and may struggle to find someone on waivers depending on your league. The New York Jets have been vulnerable to giving up touchdowns to WRs, allowing 6 in their last 3 games. Humphries should be able to put up solid numbers to fill in for you bye weeks this week.
Kroft has been a solid option this year, being that the TE position has been so inconsistent. He’s averaged over 10 points a game in the last 3 games, and gets a Titans team that has allowed 205 yards to TEs in that same span. There are 4 top 12 TEs on bye this week, and I know a lot of you will be looking for some type of production with your top guys on your bench. Plug in Kroft this week. He will be a lineup saver for those fantasy owners that are missing their top TE option.
With Kittle out for the upcoming game, Celek steps in as the top option at that position in San Francisco. He gets the New York Giants, who are at the very bottom when it comes to allowing points to TEs. The Giants have allowed at least a touchdown in every game thus far, and that trend could continue this week, as whomever the QB is, whether it’s Garoppolo or Beathard, they will enjoy a lot of success from their security blanket.
The Bears get a Green Bay offense without Aaron Rodgers, and without their starting tackle Bryan Bulaga. The Bears have been sneaky good this year, averaging almost 3 sacks a game, and recovering 4 fumbles in the last 3 games. The Bears should be able to get to Hundley and disrupt that running game all day Sunday.
New England Patriots-
It’s been a tough year for the Patriots on defense, but as of late, they have been able to hold opponents out of the end zone, and have been able to get some takeaways, picking off 3 balls in the last 3 games. They get the Denver Broncos this week, a team that has major QB issues, and can’t seem to run block or pass block anymore. They’ve allowed 15 sacks in the last 4 weeks, and the Broncos QB has thrown 8 interceptions in that same span. Plug in the Patriots this week and enjoy watching them tear apart the Broncos.