The quarterback wasteland in Week 10 limited our options and we experienced a mixed bag of results. Our top option came through, however, as Teddy Bridgewater (20.04 fantasy points on Yahoo!) threw for 2 passing TDs and added another score on the ground before exiting in the 4th quarter with a worrying knee injury in the Panthers’ loss to the Bucs. The former 1st-round pick has escaped serious injury but is unlikely to suit up for the Panthers against the Lions next week.
Rookie sensation Tua Tagovailoa (14.66 fantasy points) is now 3-0 as a starter in the NFL as the Dolphins put in another impressive performance to see off Justin Herbert and the Chargers. Tua was solid rather than spectacular but again looked the business when passing on the move. The rookie still made a few key mistakes (the hapless Chargers defense dropped 2 errant passes that should have resulted in 2 interceptions) but offers healthy streaming upside for the rest of the year.
The big disappointment was Jared Goff (10.48 fantasy points)…again. We labeled him a “boring” option last week but couldn’t resist the matchup against the Seahawks. He topped 300+ passing yards but failed to find any receiver in the end zone as the Rams leaned on their 3-headed rushing attack, with all 3 of their TDs coming on the ground. Goff isn’t recommended as a streamer this week, up against the Bucs.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Fantasy Points|
|Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers||CAR vs. TB||41%||20.04|
|Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins||MIA vs. LAC||26%||14.66|
|Jared Goff, Rams||LAR vs SEA||63%||10.48|
Who surprised us? Daniel Jones (22.16 fantasy points) was quietly impressive for the second straight week as the Giants knocked off the Eagles on the back of another 62 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown for the former Duke signal-caller. Joe Judge has found a gameplan that seems to suit Jones, who goes into Week 11 on bye but comes out of it looking at a promising matchup against the Bengals. It might be worth jumping the gun and adding him this week if you need a streaming option in Week 12.
Now, let’s look at the lay of the land for Week 10.
Quarterbacks on their bye weeks are Josh Allen, Daniel Jones, Nick Mullens, and Nick Foles.
As we mentioned above, Teddy Bridgewater is likely to miss out, as is Drew Brees (ribs) alongside Sam Darnold (shoulder). Andy Dalton and Drew Lock are on track to play.
Remember, the caveat is that our recommended players for streaming are less than 70% owned in Yahoo! leagues. This week’s options come in the form of a small, intimate gathering.
|QB||Matchup||% Rostered (Yahoo!)||Projected Fantasy Points|
|Matthew Stafford, Lions||DET at CAR||61%||17.12|
|Kirk Cousins, Vikings||MIN vs. DAL||29%||18.71|
|Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins||MIA at DEN||45%||17.93|
|Jameis Winston, Saints||NO vs. ATL||3%||18.25|
“The (NFC) North Remembers”
Matthew Stafford, Lions at Panthers
Matthew Stafford embodies the high-QB2 streamer this week – coming off a classy showing against Washington’s tough secondary, who he blew out of the water for 276 yards and 3 passing touchdowns, he walks into a matchup with a young, inexperienced Panthers defense that shipped 46 points to Tom Brady and the Bucs in Week 10. With No.1 receiver Kenny Golladay nearing a return from injury, Stafford is your top streaming option going into this week’s games. Even if Golladay is not good to go, Marvin Jones has been balling out these past few weeks and Stafford is more than happy to feed his beloved veteran.
How did Marvin Jones Jr. catch this? 😱
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) November 15, 2020
Kirk Cousins, Vikings vs. Cowboys
Staying in the NFC North, Kirk Cousins has quietly led the Vikings to 3 consecutive wins. Admittedly he has been riding the Dalvin Cook train, however, this offense has started to find some effective balance with the passing game, and that makes them a sneaky dark horse to make a run for the playoffs. Justin Jefferson is proving to be the steal of the rookie wide receivers, lining up across the field and showing his elite route-running ability. Jefferson and Cousins connected to the tune of 8 catches for 135 yards against a stout Bears defense on Monday Night Football. Cousins also found his No.1 receiver Adam Thielen for 2 scores against the Bears and he now has 6 games this year with multiple passing touchdowns. The horrendous Cowboys defense awaits in Week 11.
ADAM THIELEN ONE-HAND TD.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 17, 2020
“Tua Miles High”
Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins at Broncos
Tua Tagovailoa has been stepped into the starting job in Miami with aplomb, throwing for 2 TDs in each of his last 2 games. His passing yards are nothing to write home about, however, Tua is more than just simply a game manager as some have suggested. His ability to build momentum throughout games is a metric that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet but points towards sustained success at the quarterback position. The Broncos have given up an average of 36 points to the opposition in their last 4 games, which provides the former Alabama star ample opportunity to continue to stir up his chemistry with his young, exciting receiving corps.
It's Nephew 😎@Tua @_TheDreamIsHere
📺 @NFLonCBS pic.twitter.com/pHxYzBGRTk
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 15, 2020
“Warning: Turnovers Forecasted”
Jameis Winston, Saints vs. Falcons
Sean Payton has not yet announced a starting quarterback for Week 11 against the Falcons with Drew Brees ruled out with broken ribs, however, the expectation is they turn to Winston to start. Despite his infamous 30-30 TD-INT season last year, the former Bucs quarterback still finished as the fantasy QB3 in Yahoo! leagues for 2019. The high-risk, high-reward nature of Winston’s quarterback play is too good to turn down against a Falcons defense that has given up the most fantasy points to QBs this season.
It would be remiss of us not to mention the likelihood of Taysom Hill appearing to spell Winston more regularly than he did with Brees. Keep an eye on the news out of New Orleans in the next few days but you should still be putting in a waiver claim if Winston is an option for your QB room in Week 11.
Don’t hesitate to give me your thoughts and hit me up for questions at @benjaminhaller1.
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