Fantasy Football: Week 11 Streamers To Consider
Week 11 byes aren’t as demolishing for fantasy as last week’s. Our starting lineups will be depleted of Saints, Falcons, Colts, and Patriots. There will be some considerable missing RBs, WRs, and TEs, but not any notable QBs. However, if you’ve been playing the streaming game for some weeks now and you need help at the QB, D/ST, or K positions, you’ll get some startable options in this article.
Every week I share some relatively available streaming candidates to help you squeeze as many points as possible from these matchup-dependent roster spots. As always, if you need to decide between two or more players at these or other positions, I encourage you to check Andy, Mike, and Jason’s weekly rankings and try the Start/Sit Tool.
Without further ado, let’s jump in.
Joshua Dobbs – Minnesota Vikings (59% rostered)
Adaptability is one of the most important skills required to be a great backup QB and Joshua Dobbs excels at it. One week ago, in his first start as the Vikings QB, he had a very good fantasy performance without knowing the playbook or even the players. In Week 10 he had an even better outing, passing for 268 yards, rushing for 44, and scoring two touchdowns against the tough Saints defense. This week he’ll get a great matchup against the Broncos, who have allowed the third most passing touchdowns and almost 18 points on average to the QB position. Joshua Dobbs might even become more than a streamer once Justin Jefferson returns from IR, so grab him while you can. His ceiling is still to be defined, but looking at his rest-of-season schedule, his floor seems quite safe:
Jordan Love – Green Bay Packers (46% rostered)
After being among the frequent streaming options at the beginning of the season, Jordan Love has become one of the QBs to avoid during the past few weeks. He has thrown seven interceptions over his last five games, but on Sunday he passed for 289 yards and two touchdowns, which was enough for him to score more than 18 fantasy points for the first time since Week 4. It might be too soon to consider Jordan Love a frequent streamer again, but he has one of this week’s juiciest matchups against the Chargers, who have allowed more passing yards than any other team. Even if he throws a pick or two, Love should have enough volume to be a solid streamer this week.
Will Levis – Tennessee Titans (33% rostered)
Bananarama has given us two straight disappointing fantasy performances. This past week he wasn’t able to connect with DeAndre Hopkins in a couple of important throws and the Titans’ offense struggled in general. Yes, his floor is VERY low, but the talent is there and he should be streamable in most favorable matchups. This week he’ll play against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have allowed more than 2,500 passing yards this season and just got destroyed by Brock Purdy. Will Levis should be fine for fantasy this week.
Russell Wilson – Denver Broncos (43% rostered)
You can tell it’s not a week with many streaming options when Mr. Unlimited is part of this list. But he might actually be a decent streamer against the Vikings’ poor pass defense. Minnesota is among the bottom-10 defenses in passing yards allowed and the Broncos’ offense looked better than expected against the Bills on Monday night. Starting Russell Wilson will never be exciting, but the matchup is good and you could do worse this week.
Jason Sanders – Miami Dolphins (29% rostered)
The Miami Dolphins’ kicker is widely available after their bye week. This is a great opportunity for fantasy managers since they’re playing against the Las Vegas Raiders in what’s projected to be a high-scoring game with a 47 over/under. The Dolphins’ expected point total is 28.5 points, so Jason Sanders is an absolute green light for me this week.
Riley Patterson – Detroit Lions (65% rostered)
If you stumbled upon last week’s article and streamed Riley Patterson, you can confidently leave him on your roster this week. If not, go to your waiver wire and see if he is still available. He nailed all of his seven kick attempts in last week’s shootout against the Chargers and Detroit will once again play in a game with one of the week’s highest over/under lines. The Lions are expected to score over 27 points as heavy favorites against the Bears, which should provide Patterson with a lot of chances to score fantasy points. He is another green-light kicker who should have a very solid fantasy performance.
Matt Ammendola – Houston Texans (0% rostered)
We have to start getting used to the Houston Texans being good. Their games have been constantly hitting the over due to C.J. Stroud’s prowess and the team’s commitment to air the ball out. With Ka’imi Fairbairn on IR, Matt Ammendola did a perfect job last week against the Bengals. He scored three field goals -including a 45-yard long one to win the game- and three PATs with zero misses. Surprisingly, the Texans’ home game against the Cardinals has Week 11’s highest Vegas line. If you need a kicker, you’ll find Ammendola available in every league.
Matt Prater – Arizona Cardinals (3% rostered)
On the other side of the ball in the same matchup, Matt Prater is a sneaky streamer this week. Kyler Murray’s return made the Cardinals’ offense look a lot better. They still have some adjustments to make, but at least they were able to move the ball, get in field-goal range, and win the game. Matt Prater should get enough opportunities in this game to be a viable fantasy kicker.
Defense & Special Teams
Washington Commanders (14% rostered)
The New York Giants have become the matchup to target with your D/ST. No one has allowed more points per game to the position than them. They are now on pace to allow 91.8 sacks in the season and have even surpassed the Commanders in that ridiculous metric. Washington’s defense has been struggling since trading away Chase Young and Montez Sweat but it deserves consideration as a streamer in this week’s juicy matchup.
Jacksonville Jaguars (17% rostered)
Before going on bye in Week 9, the Jaguars’ D/ST had three straight weeks scoring 10+ fantasy points. But it was dropped in most leagues during the bye and then left on the waiver wire because nobody wanted to play Jacksonville against the 49ers in Week 10. But this week the Jaguars will play the Titans in a matchup with streaming appeal. During the past four weeks, Tennessee has allowed 12 sacks and four turnovers. Will Levis will keep trying to air the ball out and that should lead to some rookie mistakes. Of course, he could also go nuclear as he did in his first NFL start, but I’d be willing to take that risk and stream the Jaguars.
Detroit Lions (20% rostered)
Similar to the Jaguars, the Lions D/ST has been posting decent fantasy points in most games but is now widely available because Detroit had a Week 9 bye followed by a scary matchup against the Chargers. But this week the Lions have one of the best possible matchups against the Chicago Bears, who have allowed 11.7 fantasy points per game to opposing D/ST during the past four weeks. Pick them up if you can.
Houston Texans (5% rostered)
With Kyler Murray’s return, the Cardinals might no longer be a matchup to target on a weekly basis. But even considering that, the Houston Texans should be a fine streamer against them this week. Last week their defense managed to sack Joe Burrow four times and caused three turnovers. They should be able to continue treading on the right path against the Cardinals, who have allowed 17 sacks in the past five weeks.