Another week up, another week down in this crazy 2020 season. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent or less of Yahoo leagues. This group of players is basically a stream team. For reference, the threshold used for wins and losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score 15 plus points and if the rest can score 10 plus PPR points. Here is the NFL Week 10 fantasy stream team.
NFL Fantasy Week 10 Stream Team: Duke Johnson, Jakobi Meyers, and More
Week 9 Recap
- Drew Lock (DEN) @ ATL – 33.22 points – W
- Daniel Jones (NYG) @ WAS – 12.88 points – L
- Derek Carr (LV) @ LAC – 14 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 14-14
- JaMycal Hasty (SF) v GB – 3.30 points – L
- Joshua Kelley (LAC) v LV – 10.90 points – W
- La’Mical Perine (NYJ) v NE – 5.80 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 11-14-2
- Sterling Shepard (NYG) @ WAS – 11.70 points – W
- Corey Davis (TEN) v CHI – 0 points – L
- Jakobi Meyers (NE) @ NYJ – 31.90 points – W
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 10-17
- Jordan Reed (SF) v GB – 1.30 points – L
- Eric Ebron (PIT) @ DAL – 11.20 points – W
- Trey Burton (IND) v BAL – 1.60 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 7-18-2
- Grand Totals – Week: 5-7 / Year: 42-62-4
NFL Fantasy Week 10 Stream Team
Quarterback – Drew Lock (DEN – 22%) @ LV
It feels smart to go straight back to the well with Drew Lock. Nothing bad could come out of this right? Whatever the case, Lock has continued to look better since returning from the shoulder injury. The volume has been there as well as he’s had 40+ attempts in three straight weeks now. Some may complain that most of his production last week came in garbage time, but it all counts the same and Lock and the Denver Broncos offense may find themselves in garbage time more often than not. Last week Lock was able to finish with 33.22 points against the Atlanta Falcons. This week’s matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders should have some similarities to last week’s game. The Raiders secondary isn’t very good and they’ve allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far. Lock and the Broncos will also be playing on the road as underdogs so the game script should be in his favor. The game will also be in a dome which could be a nice boost. “Swaggy D” should keep the good times rolling this week.
Running Back – Duke Johnson (HOU – 49%) @ CLE
It’s a shame the way Duke Johnson has been typecast as a scat-back so far in his career. He’s the all-time leading rusher at the University of Miami which has seen plenty of incredible running backs come through. Johnson has always been thought of as too small but he’s actually 5’9″ and 210 pounds. He has only missed two games in his career, and actually has a higher BMI than starter David Johnson. Speaking of David Johnson, he left last game in the first quarter with a concussion. This allowed Duke Johnson to take over and handle 20 touches. He turned it into 15.3 PPR points. If David Johnson misses this game, expect Duke Johnson to handle another 15+ touches, including all the passing usage as well. This matchup is a solid one against the Cleveland Browns as well and he should be a nice option this week. But make sure to keep an eye on the injury status of David Johnson this week because if he clears concussion protocol, Duke Johnson would not be a recommended play.
A butterfly loses its wings every time somebody calls Duke Johnson, The U's all-time leading rusher, a scat back
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) November 10, 2020
Wide Receiver – Jakobi Meyers (NE – 32%) v BAL
To say Jakobi Meyers has come on strong over the past three weeks is an understatement. He’s seen six, 10, and 14 targets in those games, good for an average of 10 per game in that span. He’s converted those into 10.2, 13.8, and 31.9 PPR points, good for an average of 18.63 per game. Meyers has clearly become Cam Newton’s go-to option with Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry out. He’s been a top 15 option at the wide receiver position over the past three weeks. Edelman doesn’t look like he’s coming back this week and Harry might not either. Even if Harry returns, it probably won’t impact Meyers’ usage too much. Meyers has shown he’s capable of handling a nice target share and producing with it. The matchup this week against the Baltimore Ravens isn’t ideal as they’ve allowed the sixth fewest points to wide receivers so far, but the target volume should outweigh that. Meyers looks not only like a great pickup for the short-term, but also a guy that could be a nice PPR option the rest of the year.
Highest % of team's targets last three weeks
1. Jakobi Meyers – 36%
2. Davante Adams – 35%
3. Stefon Diggs – 30% pic.twitter.com/irguTNY78Q
— PFF (@PFF) November 11, 2020
Tight End – Logan Thomas (WAS – 35%) @ DET
Here we go again with Logan Thomas. With tight end as ugly as it is, it’s even worse when you get down into this range. With most of these options fantasy owners and streamers are just crossing their fingers and hoping their tight end finds the end zone. At least with Thomas, he’s running a ton of routes and being used as a weapon in the end zone, making his likelihood of getting double-digit points higher than others. Kyle Allen left last week’s game with a gruesome ankle injury which led to captain check down, Alex Smith, taking over. This could be a plus for Thomas if Smith uses him as a safety valve. The matchup this week against the Detroit Lions isn’t great but also nothing to be worried about. Playing in a dome could also help both offenses so anyone in a tough spot should look towards Thomas.