Every week is a great week when there’s football involved. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50% 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.
Week 11 Stream Team: Christian Watson, Isiah Pacheco, and More!
Week 10 Recap
- Daniel Jones (NYG) v HOU – 18.28 points – W
- Jacoby Brissett (CLE) @ MIA – 16.48 points – L
- Marcus Mariota (ATL) @ CAR – 18.74 points – W
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 15-15
- Jeff Wilson Jr. (MIA) v CLE – 25.30 points – W
- Latavius Murray (DEN) @ TEN – 7.70 points – L
- Rachaad White (TB) v SEA – 13.50 points – W
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 16-14
- Terrace Marshall Jr. (CAR) v ATL – 5.30 points – L
- Mack Hollins (LV) v IND – 3.80 points – L
- Wan’Dale Robinson (NYG) v HOU – 3.50 points – L
- Totals – Week: 0-3 / Year: 16-14
- Greg Dulcich (DEN) @ TEN – 2.10 points – L
- Cole Kmet (CHI) v DET – 23.40 points – W
- Foster Moreau (LV) v IND – ? points – W
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 14-16
- Grand Totals – Week: 6-6 / Year: 61-59
Week 11 Stream Team
Quarterback – Marcus Mariota (ATL – 33%) v CHI
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota has become the mascot of this weekly series. If you were to look up “streamer” in the dictionary there is a picture of Mariota right there. He’s the epitome of a “streaming quarterback” and has found himself a permanent home in this section. Mariota has been thoroughly solid and mediocre this season. He’s averaging 16.16 fantasy points per game which rank as the QB19 on the season. Mariota has been mostly steady as well with only two games below double-digit fantasy points. He also has only two above the 20-point threshold. Mariota hasn’t been great as a passer but has been getting it done with his legs. His 63 carries, 347 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns all rank sixth among all quarterbacks.
This week looks like a surprisingly great game environment for Mariota. The matchup against the Chicago Bears has a combined total of 49.5 points which is the highest on the entire weekend. The Bears are smack dab in the middle of the pack against quarterbacks so it is not a matchup to avoid, especially with Justin Fields dominating on the other side which should force Mariota and the Falcons to score more. They are also playing at home in a dome which should boost the outlook as well. The Falcons’ 26.25-point implied total is also one of the highest on the weekend. All of this makes Mariota a great Week 11 Stream Team option.
Honorable Mentions – Carson Wentz (WAS – 9%) @ HOU, Andy Dalton (NO – 15%) v LAR
Running Back – Isiah Pacheco (KC – 24%) @ LAC
The Kansas City Chiefs running back situation has been a headache for fantasy managers all year. Just when anyone thinks they have it figured out, a different guy is good the following week. There could very possibly be more of the same this week which would make Isiah Pacheco a bit of fool’s gold here. That being said, Pacheco looks like he has leap-frogged Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the depth chart. Pacheco got the start and saw 16 carries and produced 82 yards on those carries. Meanwhile, Edwards-Helaire didn’t get a single carry in this game. Pacheco is still lacking the passing-down usage as he ceded all of those snaps and touches to Jerick McKinnon in this one.
The matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers sets up as one that looks very favorable for the running game for the Chiefs. The Chargers have allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs so far this year and have been getting gashed on the ground. This game also has the highest combined total at 49.5 points and the Chiefs are seven-point road favorites with a 28.25-point implied total. That’s the highest implied total on the entire weekend. Anytime a team has one of the highest implied totals combined with being one of the biggest favorites, that’s a perfect recipe for more carries for the “running downs” back. This makes Pacheco one of the best Week 11 Stream Team options.
Isiah Pacheco took over 73% of the Cheifs' rushing attempts in Week 10. He was second in route participation at 39%. 📈
Jerick McKinnon continued to operate as lead passing-down option and registered 23% target share with the WRs banged up.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 6% snaps ☠️
— Dwain McFarland (@dwainmcfarland) November 14, 2022
Honorable Mentions – Gus Edwards (BAL – 49%) v CAR, Jerick McKinnon (KC – 16%) @ LAC
Wide Receiver – Christian Watson (GB – 9%) v TEN
Green Bay Packers rookie Christian Watson is going to be one of the hottest names on the waiver wire this week and for good reason. He just put up a monster game when the Packers needed someone to step up in a big way. Watson caught four of his seven targets for 107 yards and three touchdowns on his way to 32.70 fantasy points. Heading into the season there was some excitement and buzz surrounding Watson as a second-round rookie with Davante Adams out of town. Watson is a size-speed freak with incredible athletic measurables. It’s been a disappointing rookie campaign, however, as he’s dealt with a lingering minor hamstring injury. Watson hadn’t topped four targets, three receptions, or 34 receiving yards in any game before this weekend’s explosion.
Hopefully, Watson can build upon this weekend’s performance, especially with the injuries to the Packers’ wide receivers corps. This week’s matchup against the Tennessee Titans should provide a great opportunity for him to do so. The Titans’ secondary has been horrible this season and has allowed the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers. With upside like what he showed this past week and a clear path to playing time and targets, Watson looks like a great Week 11 Stream Team option.
Christian Watson has arrived:
• 84% snaps
• 107 yards
• 8 targets
His 40% target share is the highest of any Packers WR this year.pic.twitter.com/IFRziid3Cq
— SAL VETRI (@SalVetriDFS) November 14, 2022
Honorable Mentions – Darius Slayton (NYG – 6%) v DET, Nico Collins (HOU – 13%) v WAS
Tight End – Foster Moreau (LV – 17%) @ DEN
The “tight end handcuff” is not something that really exists in fantasy football outside of a select few players. Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau might be one of those players. He was a few years back and still might be. At least the Raiders hope so now that they have placed Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow on IR. One week in and so far, so good as Moreau was the TE6 this week with 13.30 fantasy points. He only saw four targets but was able to turn those into 3 catches for 43 yards and a score.
This week he gets a matchup against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are a good defense in general but are much better against wide receivers than tight ends. This could allow Moreau to be more heavily utilized than normal if the Broncos do a good job containing Davante Adams. The Raiders also currently sit as 2.5-point underdogs which could lead to more dropbacks than usual in this one. Either way, Moreau being so involved and the team missing two key weapons make him one of the best Week 11 Stream Team options as well as a player to consider using until the return of Waller.
Honorable Mentions – Hayden Hurst (CIN – 48%) @ PIT, Isaiah Likely (BAL – 22%) v CAR
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