Week 10 is in the books and we saw Lamar Jackson put up the top performance of the week to further solidify his spot as the QB1 on the season. Jackson is averaging 78 rushing yards per game, which puts him on pace to break Michael Vick‘s single-season record by Week 14. This week he made it look easy against a Bengals team that has allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Let’s take a look at the rest of the Week 10 leader board:
|Quarterback||Week 10 Opponent||Fantasy Points||Percentage Owned|
|Lamar Jackson||at Bengals||33.4||99%|
|Daniel Jones||at Jets||30.3||37%|
|Patrick Mahomes||at Titans||29.8||100%|
|Kyler Murray||at Bucs||26.8||94%|
|Dak Prescott||vs. Vikings||25.9||97%|
|Josh Allen||at Browns||25.4||76%|
|Sam Darnold||vs. Giants||21.7||22%|
|Mitchell Trubisky||vs. Lions||19.7||20%|
|Kirk Cousins||at Cowboys||19.3||83%|
|Ryan Tannehill||vs. Chiefs||18.9||33%|
|Jameis Winston||vs. Cardinals||18.3||92%|
|Jeff Driskel||at Bears||18.1||1%|
Derek Carr let us down some during Thursday Night Football as he finished as QB17. Upon further review, the Chargers have done a decent job against quarterbacks this year, allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Carr did a solid job managing the game, as he didn’t turn the ball over, but threw for just 218 yards and one touchdown.
Hopefully, everyone ignored the Carr advice and followed the Stream of the Week. Daniel Jones tore up the Jets for 308 yards and four scores. Jones put up 30.3 points to finish as the QB2, which makes three weeks that he’s finished as the QB1 or QB2. Jones remains matchup dependent for the remainder of the season, but heading into next year, I’ll be targeting Jones as my late-round quarterback due to the ceiling he’s already shown us.
I’m sure all the Colts fans would like me to keep this short, as Brian Hoyer struggled against the hapless Dolphins. I just picture the Dolphins front office getting more and more frustrated with their winning streak. Hoyer finished the game 18/39 for 204 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Turns out, third-string quarterbacks are not a great bet for fantasy points.
With Week 10 in our rear-view mirror, let’s check out our Week 11 options.
Derek Carr (45% Owned – Stream of the Week)
Alright, let’s go back to the well with Derek Carr as he gets the magic matchup against the Bengals. Carr has done a decent job in good matchups, finishing as QB6 and QB12 against the Texans and Lions, respectively. The matchup against the Bengals should mean big things for Carr’s favorite targets, Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams. Facing the Bengals, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, should provide a safe floor if you’re without Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson.
Kyle Allen (15% Owned)
With Cam Newton being placed on IR, the Panthers are rolling with Kyle Allen under center for the rest of the year. Allen has done a decent job, going 5-2 as a starter with his two losses coming against the 49ers and Packers. This week the Panthers face the Falcons, who after allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, decided they were going to shut down Drew Brees in Week 10. The Falcons managed to hold Brees to just 11.5 fantasy points, which placed him as QB19. I’m counting on the Falcons going back to their poor defensive ways against the Panthers.
Nick Foles (21% Owned)
Guess who’s back? Nick Foles comes out of the Jaguars bye with a streamable matchup against the Colts. The Colts have been middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points against quarterbacks, but truth be told, the streaming options are pretty brutal this week. One player that should benefit from Foles being back is D.J. Chark, who has been hampered by Gardner Minshew‘s struggles.
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