Fantasy Streamers: Chargers Defense, Taysom Hill, More Week 11 Picks
Christian Petersen/Getty Images. Pictured: Taysom Hill
Streaming quarterback, kicker and defense has been a strategy I’ve used successfully for years.
I’ve parlayed that success into a series of weekly recommendations of the top streaming options at those three positions as well as tight end — a position I don’t recommend streaming week-to-week, though still offer recommendations for fantasy players who may need a short-term rental.
Here are this season’s results through Week 10:
- Defense: DEF4
- Quarterback: QB13
- Kicker: K5
- Tight end: TE17
Now without further ado, let’s go streaming!
Note: Availability as of Tuesday and via Yahoo Fantasy. Rankings also as of Tuesday.
Week 11 Defense Streamer
Chargers vs. Jets
- Rank: DEF2 [Go To My Full Rankings]
- Available in: 53% of leagues
The Chargers are a high-floor play against the Jets. I’m assuming Joey Bosa will return from his concussion for this game, but if he’s ruled out again, we can revisit which defense is the top streaming play in my Updated Streamers.
Week 11 QB Streamer
Updated QB Pick: Taysom Hill, Saints (62% availability as of Saturday)
There’s still a chance Sean Payton could play both Hill and Jameis Winston, and if Payton hints at that before the game, I would pivot to Derek Carr (35% owned). But if Hill is still ranked inside my top 15 about 30 minutes before the 1 p.m. ET games kickoff, he will be my streaming pick.
Editor’s note: Sean’s original streaming pick, Jameis Winston, has been removed.
Week 11 Kicker Streamer
Vikings K Dan Bailey vs. Cowboys
- Rank: K4 [Go To My Full Rankings]
- Available in: 74% of leagues
The Vikings have the third-highest team total of Week 11 and should provide Bailey with plenty of scoring chances.
The weather has started to become more of a factor as we approach winter. It’s ideal to lock in a kicker who is playing in a dome to prevent us from making a weather-related decision later in the week.
Week 11 TE Streamer
Washington TE Logan Thomas vs. Bengals
- Rank: TE14 [Go To My Full Rankings]
- Available in: 65% of leagues
Thomas is an extreme high-floor TE option, which is always nice to have when streaming the position. His routes run per dropback were 98% last week, making him practically a WR at this point.
Alex Smith could also be a boost to Thomas’s value, as they connected for 4/66/0 last week. He also has a plus matchup this week since the Bengals have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.