Week 10 is here and it’s pretty crazy to think we’re fast approaching the fantasy playoffs. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues or less. This group of players is basically a dream stream team. For reference, the threshold used for Wins and Losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score at least 17 points, if the tight ends can score at least eight PPR points, and if the rest can score at least 10 PPR points. Here is the Week 10 stream team.
Week 10 Stream Team: Rashod Bateman, Devonta Freeman, and More!
Week 9 Recap
- Daniel Jones (NYG) v LV – 8.10 points – Loss
- Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) v ARI – 23.34 points – Win
- Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) @ DAL – 21.86 points – Win
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 14-13
- Jeremy McNichols (TEN) @ LAR – 6.50 points – Loss
- Boston Scott (PHI) v LAC – 4.00 points – Loss
- Carlos Hyde (JAX) v BUF – 6.30 points – Loss
- Totals – Week: 0-3 / Year: 10-17
- Christian Kirk (ARI) @ SF – 16.20 points – Win
- Hunter Renfrow (LV) @ NYG – 17.90 points – Win
- Rashod Bateman (BAL) v MIN – 10.20 points – Win
- Totals – Week: 3-0 / Year: 16-11
- Dan Arnold (JAX) v BUF – 10.00 points – Win
- Tyler Conklin (MIN) @ BAL – 9.50 points – Win
- Pat Freiermuth (PIT) v CHI – 21.30 points – Win
- Totals – Week: 3-0 / Year: 17-10
- Grand Totals – Week: 8-4 / Year: 57-51
Week 10 Stream Team
Quarterback – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT – 2%) v DET
Nobody is going to mistake this version of Ben Roethlisberger with the Roethlisberger of the past who could push the ball down the field. This version is nearing retirement and gets by on throwing underneath and letting his playmakers create after the catch. Most weeks Roethlisberger has been mediocre for fantasy football purposes. Has has finished between 10 and 19 fantasy points every week so far. However, this is the Detroit Lions that he is facing. The Lions have been middle-of-the-road in terms of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks; yet, they have actually been the worst defense in the NFL in terms of pass efficiency allowed. The only issue is that they are also terrible against the run as well so teams have gotten a lead and run all over them. That’s certainly the risk in this matchup as well. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers have an early implied total of 26.25 points and Roethlisberger should be plenty involved in the action against a horrible Lions secondary.
Honorable Mentions – Ryan Fitzpatrick (WFT – 13%) v TB, Teddy Bridgewater (DEN – 30%) @ DAL
Running Back – Devonta Freeman (BAL – 20%) @ MIA
The Baltimore Ravens have done a great job collecting former great running backs this year. From Latavius Murray to Le’Veon Bell to Devonta Freeman, it was a bit of a surprise that they let Adrian Peterson get away. It was Murray doing most of the work a few weeks back but with him sidelined with an injury, it’s been Freeman that has been the most effective. Over the last three weeks, Freeman has scored a touchdown every week on his way to at least 11 fantasy points in all three as well. He’s seen the most targets and has started to see the most carries lately as well. This past week Freeman saw 13 carries and two receptions and turned them into 82 total yards and a score. This week he gets a juicy matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have been one of the worst teams in the league this year on defense and have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to running backs. The Ravens are currently 7.5-point favorites with an implied total of 27 points. Assuming Latavius Murray cannot go for this one, Freeman is likely looking at another double-digit touch performance in a great game environment.
Over the last 4 Ravens' games…
Devonta Freeman red zone touches: 11
All other RB's: 12
Devonta Freeman targets: 12
All other RB's: 11
Freeman has seen an uptick in snap percentage for 5 straight weeks. He's the guy to roster in this backfield for fantasy football.
— Dave Kluge (@DaveKluge) November 8, 2021
Honorable Mentions – Jordan Howard (PHI – 13%) @ DEN, Ty Johnson (NYJ – 13%) v BUF
Wide Receiver – Rashod Bateman (BAL – 36%) @ MIA
After a rough start to his NFL career, Rashod Bateman has come on strong and flashed the reasons why so many people were so high on him coming out of Minnesota. The rookie has now played three games and has seen at least six targets in all three so far. Bateman has also scored double-digit fantasy points in each of the past two games. All of this has come with Sammy Watkins out with an injury so his return could possibly muddy things up a bit. As it sits now, though, Bateman should be in line for a similar role on Thursday Night Football against the Dolphins. The matchup against the Dolphins is a good one. The Dolphins have been a bad team and have now allowed the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers this year. As mentioned before, the Ravens have a nice implied total and should have no problem moving the ball and putting up points and Bateman could be a big part of that.
Rashod Bateman coming off the bye week:
* season-high 66% snaps
* season-high 82% routes
* season-high 8 targets
— Jared Smola (@SmolaDS) November 8, 2021
Honorable Mentions – Elijah Moore (NYJ – 27%) v BUF, Michael Gallup (DAL – 48%) v ATL
Tight End – Tyler Conklin (MIN – 38%) @ LAC
Don’t look now but Tyler Conklin has become the clear-cut third target in this Minnesota Vikings passing attack. Since Week 3, Conklin has only seen less than five targets in a game just once. He’s caught five balls on seven targets in each of the last two games as well. It’s encouraging because he’s been playing a solid snap share and running a solid amount of routes. That, combined with the targets, makes Conklin a solid streamer any given week at a brutal tight end position. This week’s matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers makes him even more enticing. The Chargers have allowed the third-most fantasy points to tight ends so far. Even more intriguing is the potential game environment. The Chargers are one of the fastest-paced teams in the NFL so this is a pace-up spot for the Vikings. The current combined total sits at 51.5 which is one of the highest of the week. The Vikings are also slight underdogs which could help the game script to be in favor of more passing. The final check for Conklin is that this game is being played in a dome which should help the passing games on both sides. All of these things should make Conklin one of the best Week 10 Stream Team targets.
Honorable Mentions – Dan Arnold (JAX – 27%) @ IND, Pat Freiermuth (PIT – 40%) v DET