Last Week’s Result: Baker Mayfield had a great fantasy week throwing for 3 TDs and totaling 28.6 fantasy points. The yardage numbers were not big, but he was efficient only throwing 3 incomplete passes. He finished as the number 5 fantasy QB on the week, so anyone who plugged him in is very happy as long as their opponent didn’t have Big Ben. This performance brings my main streaming option at an average of 24.2 fantasy points per week, numbers like that give players a chance to win each week.
The only real notable fantasy QBs on bye this week are Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield, so there are teams that will being looking to the waiver wire this week. Here are the guys I like in Week 11.
Main Streaming Option: Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott is going against the same positive match up that Baker was successful against last week. Atlanta has had trouble stopping teams from scoring and has been giving up fantasy points to both QBs and RBs. Atlanta will try to stop Zeke and force Dak to beat them, but over his last 4 games Prescott is averaging 21.8 fantasy points a game and that includes a tough match up against the Titans. One of the biggest reason I like Dak this week is how bad Atlanta has been giving up fantasy points to RBs through the air. They have given up 5 receiving TDs to RBs as well as a league worst in yards per game at just over 80 yards. Dallas has involved Zeke much more in the passing game; he already has reached career highs in receptions and targets. The offense should be able to exploit this weakness in the Atlanta defense to benefit both Dak and Zeke. It was also good to see the Cowboys’ offense mix things up a little more and get more aggressive against the Eagles last week, this is promising for Dak’s fantasy value. Atlanta has the offense to keep Dallas from being able to grind out the clock on the ground so Dak will have the opportunity to put up points for fantasy.
Alternate 1: Blake Bortles
Blake Bortles has been the usual roller coaster ride for both fantasy and real life football so far in 2018. The last 2 weeks Bortles has been solid and other than last week he has rushed for over 20 yards in every contest. Bortles has just been a better QB at home this season, his completion percentage is about 6 percentage points higher and he has thrown 7 TDs versus 2 INTs at home compared to 5 TDs and 6 INTs in road games. The Jaguar defense has not been the same this season so I would expect the Steelers to score points and the Jaguars need to keep up or their season may already be over. The return of Leonard Fournette is good for Bortles as well, since the defense needs to respect the run with him in the game. The Steelers have been giving up points to QBs all season, Bortles needs to show he is good enough to take advantage of this match up.
Alternate 2: Marcus Mariota
It is possible some of the early season troubles can be attributed to his elbow injury, but Mariota has looked much better in recent weeks. He is coming off an impressive performance where the Titans easily beat the Patriots and the last 2 weeks he is over 25 fantasy points. This week the Titans are playing the Colts in a game where the winner will be in 2nd place in the division and both teams need this win to challenge the Texans for a shot at the playoffs. A win would also keep them in a good position for the wild card. The Colts’ offense has been looking good and the Titans will need to attack this defense that is middle of the road against fantasy QBs to compete in this game. It has been nice to see Corey Davis heavily involved in the offense seeing 10 targets in each of the last 2 weeks in which Mariota has been successful. As long they continue to utilize Davis this there is a lot of fantasy upside for Mariota.
These are the names I like for Week 11, looking for another good week from my main streaming option after Baker came through last week. This week all my choices are in match ups that are important for their season and playoff hopes. Jacksonville has a long way to go, but a loss this week pretty much seals their fate for 2018. Check back next week for more streaming options.