QB streaming advice in 1-QB and 2-QB leagues for Week 11 of the 2017 fantasy football season.
Week 10 QB Streaming Recap
As Cam Newton owners go from a high to a bye, here’s what you may have missed in Week 10:
- Jacoby Brissett and Philip Rivers are in the concussion protocol, and Russell Wilson should be?
- DeShone Kizer had his first game of 200-plus passing yards, though the production may be short-lived with a Week 11 matchup against the Jags.
- Robert Griffin III believes he can save the Texans’ season.
In my streaming world, Jared Goff continued to be a stud and C.J. Beathard proved his worth as a starting quarterback. Eli Manning exceeded most expectations, while Josh McCown turned back into a pumpkin. A fairly successful week, though I have now lost my favorite streaming star.
|Status||QB||FanDuel Points||QB Rank|
|1QB Option 1||Jared Goff||26.5||2|
|1QB Option 2||Josh McCown||13.5||22|
|2QB Option 1||Eli Manning||16.9||11|
|2QB Option 2||CJ Beathard||26.02||5|
Last week I mentioned I was going to stream Jared Goff until he went above the 60 percent owned threshold. After last week’s performance, Goff is now 90 percent owned in Yahoo leagues. RIP Easy Streaming Option. This leaves the pickings even slimmer, as we head into our final week of byes. With four teams taking a breather, here are your best matchups for Week 11.
Game Level Similarity Projections are taken from Dave Caban’s model. The Player Projection Distributions are taken from the site’s GLSP app. These are great sources to cross-check for the range of likely QB outcomes.
QB STREAMING ADVICE FOR WEEK 11
1QB Option 1: Blake Bortles vs. Browns
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 15.5
FanDuel Salary: $7,500
On one hand, Blake Bortles had had only one game with multiple passing scores this season. On the other, he attempted 51 passes against the LA Chargers in Week 10, bringing his average weekly passing yards to 271. The added upside? Bortles gets to play against a Cleveland Browns defense that has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, including allowing multiple passing touchdowns in seven of their nine games. And those multiple passing TDs came from just one top-12 quarterback. Regardless of your thoughts on Bortles, he has had at least 17 fantasy points in his last three games, and this matchup should continue that streak.
1QB Option 2: Case Keenum vs. Rams
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 15.8
FanDuel Salary: $7,300
Let me be clear – I don’t like the matchup, but I’m starting to like Case Keenum. Though Keenum has been largely dismissed by both analysts and streamer strategists like myself, his under-the-radar play has been good enough to have a 5-2 record as a starter. I’ve shied away from Keenum in past weeks largely due to his matchups, but with few options in Week 11, I’m finally taking the bait.
Though Teddy Bridgewater was suited up on the sidelines last week, Minnesota is sticking with Keenum in the short run, largely due to the rapport he’s built with his receivers. Keenum has thrown six TDs in his last two games, averaging 296 yards between them. Though he faces a Ram defenses that has only allowed multiple TD passes once in their last five games, Keenum will need to throw the ball to stay competitive against the equally strong Rams offense and to keep Bridgewater off the field. Coming off one of his best fantasy games of the season, I’m sticking with the hot hand and hoping Keenum will deliver.
2QB Option 1: Joe Flacco vs. Packers
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 16.6
FanDuel Salary: $6,600
Yes, Joe Flacco is still not a good quarterback. But coming off the bye week, Flacco was quoted saying “we need to go after it,” and “we can’t sit back and just expect us not to lose football games.” Against a decimated Packers offense, they just might have that opportunity. While these bold statements don’t negate the fact that Flacco is currently averaging just 5.3 yards per attempt or that the Ravens are last in the league in plays of 20 yards or more (15), that type of mindset coming from the top could have a positive effect on the offense. Additionally, the bye week afforded the offense the opportunity to get healthy (see: Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman, and pass-catching running back Danny Woodhead). This matchup against the Packers might be what the Ravens need to turn their season around.
The Packers have allowed over 300 passing yards per game over the last three weeks – including 297 last Sunday from Mitchell Trubisky. Let’s hope for streaming’s sake that streak can continue.
2QB Option 2: Eli Manning vs. Chiefs
Game-Level Similarity Projection: 19.0
FanDuel Salary: $6,500
Eli Manning followed up his Week 9 with another productive performance. He might be finally getting in a groove with his Sterling Shepard-driven offense, though he obviously carries a low floor. Fortunately, the Chiefs have given up over 23 points in five games this season. The Giants’ abysmal season is hardly Manning’s fault; he has still managed a passing TD in every game since Week 2, putting up double-digit fantasy points in all but one contest. This week’s matchup against the Chiefs, who have given up the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, should make for a sufficient streaming option in two-quarterback leagues.