Last Week’s Results: My recommendation of Jameis Winston paid off in a big way. He was the highest scoring QB on the week in 6 point per TD leagues at 38.90, which brings the weekly average for me top streaming option each week to 23.5. Winston’s performance was not all smooth with 2 interceptions, but he was able to exploit a great match up in a shootout. Anyone who played him would be very happy with the result.
This week there are multiple important fantasy QBs on bye, Aaron Rodgers, Big Ben and Russell Wilson are all unavailable to owners this week. There will be a lot of players looking for a fill in this week, so here are my streaming picks for the week:
Main Streaming Option: Mitchell Trubisky
Trubisky has been one of the hottest fantasy QBs in the league over his last 2 games. He has thrown over 300 yards both games and 9 total TDs. The most encouraging thing though is he is also adding value as a runner in those performances he has ran for 53 and 47 yards. The combination of the weapons available in the Chicago offense and his rushing is great for fantasy. Having a weapon like Tarik Cohen as an outlet who can turn short passes into big plays is great for a QB. In each of the last 2 games Cohen has 7 receptions so he has been heavily involved in their passing attack. This week the Bears are playing the Patriots in a game that has an over under of 49.5, the expectation is there will be points scored in this game. The Bears are unlikely to be able to shut down the Patriots’ offense and they will need to score to stay competitive. I also like the fact that the Bears are playing at home. I am picking Trubisky as my main streaming option and I am expecting him to continue his hot play.
Alternate 1: Baker Mayfield
Tampa Bay is the best match up for a fantasy QB. They have been giving up fantasy points to QBs all season and have been mostly involved in shootouts. If Mayfield is going to be a fantasy asset this season this is the match up for it. This game also has an over under of 49.5 points, which means there are going to be fantasy points. The Browns have gotten David Njoku more involved in the passing game the last few weeks and Tampa Bay is also the worst team against the TE position in fantasy this year so he should be a big part of the game plan to exploit the weakness in the defense.
Alternate 2: Eli Manning
Eli has not been fun to watch this year. The Giants’ passing offense has consisted of mostly safe and short passes that don’t produce the points you want to see for fantasy. Playing the Atlanta defense might be the thing that Eli needs. The only team worse against QBs in fantasy this season is Tampa Bay. This is the game with the highest over under for the week at 54.5 points. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta offense have been rolling this year and I do not expect the Giants to be the team to stop them. Odell Beckham has been unhappy with how he has been used and I expect the Giants to try to feed him the ball in this positive match up. Have Saquon Barkley to dump those short passes off to for Eli gives anyone of them the chance to be a big play. It is now or never for Eli as a streamable fantasy option in 2018.
The next few weeks are the prime weeks for streaming options. From now through week 11 there will be at least 4 teams on bye, playing the right streaming options can be the difference between making the playoffs and watching from the sidelines. I am here to provide the best of the options available in most leagues so check back next week.