Fantasy Football: Week 10 Streamers To Consider
This is going to be a tough week for some fantasy managers. We won’t be counting on any Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles, or Rams, so there will be at least three managers per league looking for a solid QB to stream this week. If that’s your case, you’ve come to the right place!
This weekly article covers some relatively available streaming alternatives to help you get a one-week rental for your team’s QB, K, and D/ST positions to score as many points as possible. Keep in mind that if you need help deciding between two or more options, you can always rely on Andy, Mike, and Jason’s weekly rankings or the always-reliable Start/Sit Tool.
Let’s see who’s swimming in the streaming pool this week.
Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals (60% rostered)
Will Kyler be back this week? So far it seems he will. Jonathan Gannon said Kyler will make his 2023 debut in Week 10 if all goes well in practice. He still has to be activated to the 53-man roster before we can officially consider him as a streamer, but assuming he’ll play, the matchup against Atlanta is not terrible. When healthy, Kyler has averaged more than 20 fantasy points per game, so don’t forget to monitor the latest news from the Cardinals and Kyler Murray in the Fantasy Footballers mobile app for iOS or Android.
Geno Smith – Seattle Seahawks (67% rostered)
Despite having one of the worst fantasy performances of his career last week against the Baltimore Ravens, Geno Smith is one of the week’s most interesting streamers. He will face the Commanders, who have allowed more passing touchdowns and fantasy points to QBs than any other team. Geno Smith has enough weapons at his disposal to have a great week.
Taylor Heinicke – Atlanta Falcons (23% rostered)
Last week, Heinicke had his first start as a Falcon and played a decent game against a middle-of-the-pack defense without his best receiver, managing to finish as the QB13. This week he has a much better matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, who have been among the worst defenses against quarterbacks this season, allowing 18.09 fantasy points on average to the position. Arthur Smith said he is hopeful Drake London will return this week. If so, Taylor Heinicke might be a very streamable option against Arizona.
Will Levis – Tennessee Titans (57% rostered)
If you started Will Levis last week following his amazing debut, you might feel a little disappointed by the fantasy outcome. But it wasn’t an easy matchup against the Steelers. If he starts again this week (and that’s a big IF since Mike Vrabel said he is still not committed to naming Levis the starter going forward), he will play in a get-right matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have allowed more than 2,300 passing yards this season. Let’s hope Vrabel decides to continue letting the rookie play because the Titans have several QB-friendly games scheduled down the stretch.
Baker Mayfield – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (49% rostered)
Even though the Bucs keep losing games, Baker Mayfield has been posting very decent fantasy numbers. He has scored over 17 fantasy points in most of this season’s games. The matchup against Tennessee might not seem like a great one, but the Buccaneers are such a pass-happy offense that Baker should be able to continue his productive streak.
Gardner Minshew – Indianapolis Colts (29% rostered)
Minshew’s disappointing fantasy performance was a bit of a fluke last week. He didn’t need to do much in this game, as the Colts’ defense scored two touchdowns early in the game, allowing the team to run the ball the rest of the game, which made Jonathan Taylor‘s managers very happy. Indy needs to keep winning and they’ll have a good chance to do it this week against the 2-7 New England Patriots, who have been allowing 18.5 points per game to QBs during the past four weeks. Gardner Minshew should be around that mark this week.
Riley Patterson – Detroit Lions (13% rostered)
One of this week’s most exciting kickers is widely available after being massively dropped during Detroit’s bye week. The Chargers have already allowed more than 2,500 yards this season and that number will keep growing this week in what should be a shootout against Detroit. The Vegas line in this game is the highest one of the week. This means the Lions will be constantly positioned to let Riley Patterson score fantasy points. Whether it’s field goals or PATs, he will get opportunities. So don’t think twice and stream him!
Jason Myers – Seattle Seahawks (40% rostered)
The Seahawks kicker has had his ups and downs this season, mainly due to the team’s inconsistency on offense. Bad matchups (like this past one against the Ravens) have limited Jason Myers’ ceiling constantly. But this week the Seahawks will play the Washington Commanders in what is projected to be a decent-scoring matchup in which Seattle is favorite by six points. Jason Myers will get enough opportunities and make the most out of them as he usually does.
Brandon McManus – Jacksonville Jaguars (28% rostered)
Before the Jaguars’ bye week, Brandon McManus had a perfect game against Pittsburgh, nailing all of his four field goal opportunities, two of which were 50+ yards long. This week Jacksonville is playing the 49ers, which means there will be a lot of action. Even though the Jaguars are underdogs, they have enough weapons to try to keep up with the score, which should result in some interesting kick attempts. I expect Brandon McManus to be a solid streamer this week.
Cameron Dicker – Los Angeles Chargers (35% rostered)
The Chargers offense has been powered by their lack of defense. They are constantly forced to score points to keep themselves alive in games. The same should happen this week when they face the Lions in what’s projected to be this week’s highest-scoring game. Just like Riley Patterson on the other side of the ball, Cameron Dicker is one of the most frequently streamable kickers, and he proved it last week against the New York Jets. He shouldn’t be so widely available. Go get him.
Defense & Special Teams
Indianapolis Colts (10% rostered)
The Colts are coming off a great defensive outing against the Carolina Panthers. They sacked Bryce Young four times and got three interceptions, two of which were pick-sixes. They will try to stay on fire this week against Mac Jones, who has been having accuracy and efficiency issues again. Jones averaged only 5 yards per attempt last week against the Commanders and he’ll likely keep struggling in Frankfurt against the Colts’ secondary.
Seattle Seahawks (36% rostered)
This is one of my favorite D/ST streamers this week. The Seahawks D/ST has maintained itself inside the top 10 mainly because of their amount of sacks. They have sacked opposing QBs 27 times, which is the fifth-most at this moment. And they’ll play against the Washington Commanders, who have allowed the obscene amount of 44 sacks. Sam Howell might be visiting the turf pretty often this week.
Atlanta Falcons (55% rostered)
The Falcon’s defense has been very serviceable for fantasy in the right matchups. On paper, their matchup against the Cardinals is great, since they’ve been allowing 10 fantasy points on average to opposing D/ST during the past four weeks. But we have to monitor this one closely, because the Cards’ window to bring Kyler Murray back from the PUP is about to close and Jonathan Gannon announced that if all goes well in practice, Kyler will make his 2023 debut this week. Kyler’s return makes the Falcons a less exciting streamer, but I’d still be willing to start them in Murray’s first week.
Carolina Panthers (2% rostered)
Streaming the Panthers might seem risky but Justin Fields was still limited during Monday’s practice and is still considered day-to-day according to Matt Eberflus. Let’s be realistic: it’s very likely he won’t play. The Panthers are playing the Bears on Thursday night and then Fields will have nine more days to let his dislocated thumb fully recover. And even if he is forced to return this week, we can expect a conservative game from the Bears in which they will try to establish the run from the first drive. This should be a very low-scoring game, so both defenses should provide a safe fantasy floor.
Chicago Bears (3% rostered)
The Bears D/ST has had some decent games this season against teams like the Vikings, the Commanders, and the Raiders. This matchup might join the list because of the reasons stated above. Both defenses should be able to stop these sub-par offenses and force enough turnovers to become decent streaming options.