Week #10 Sweet Streams
Welcome back to Sweet Streams! Week #10 is upon us and here are two players from each position that I see as good streaming options for this upcoming week.
Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders – This week the Raiders look to bounce back against a struggling Chiefs’ team after coming off a brutal loss last week against the Giants. Kansas City is favored by only two points in a game that carries a 52.5-point Over/Under, the 2nd highest on the week. Carr has been somewhat hot and cold this season, but I like him this week against Kansas City’s awful defense. The Chiefs are giving up the 2nd most points to the QB position over the last 4 weeks, and that is generous given their easy matchup last week against Jordan Love. Kansas City is decent against the run, allowing only 99 rushing yards per game over the last 3 weeks, and a high Over/Under means there should be a few extra passes and a lot of scoring for Carr and the Raiders.
Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts – Wentz has quietly been extremely efficient this season, posting a 17-3 TD/INT ratio and a QB rating over 100. After a slow start to the season, Wentz has been on fire throwing for 2+ touchdowns in every game over the last 6 weeks. This week the Colts are 10.5-point home favorites against Jacksonville, with a 47-point Over/Under, giving the Colts an implied team total of 28 points, one of the highest for the week. A valiant effort against Buffalo last week, I expect the Jaguars to crash back down to earth in a divisional game on the road. The Jaguars give up the 7th most passing yards this season and I expect a big day from Wentz and the entire Indy offense.
Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles – An injury to Miles Sanders has seemingly opened the door for the Eagles’ run offense to come alive. Howard and running-mate Boston Scott both dominated the Lions two weeks ago, but it was Howard who emerged in Week 9. Howard led the backfield with 17 carries and converted them into 71 yards and a touchdown. His snap percentage also jumped up to 40% and I think Howard is here to stay as the Eagles’ lead RB. This week the Eagles travel to Denver as a 2.5-point Underdog in a game with a 45-point Over/Under. A tight spread should mean a close game which should keep a favorable game-script for the running game. Once a feared matchup, the Broncos have become a defense to target, as they’re allowing the 3rd most points to RBs over the last 4 weeks.
Sony Michel, Los Angeles Rams – This is a much deeper cut here since Michel has rendered virtually zero value the last few weeks with Darrel Henderson healthy. He hasn’t topped 7 carries in the last 5 weeks but saw his 2nd highest snap percentage of the season this past week. Henderson exited the game last week against the Titans with an ankle injury but did return later. Monitor Henderson’s situation this week surrounding the ankle, and if he is somewhat limited heading into Week 10, we could see extra work for Michel than usual. The Rams are 4-point favorites against the 49ers who have been below average against fantasy RBs, giving up the 10th most points per game this season.
Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders – After the unfortunate situation with Henry Ruggs, we knew there was going to be some extra opportunity in the Raiders’ passing game, which seems to have gone Renfrow’s way. Renfrow has gotten 8+ targets and 7 catches in each of his last two games and using the same logic for Derek Carr earlier, the game has a high Over/Under and a tight spread which should mean a good amount of passing volume in this game.
Tyler Jonson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Since Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski have remained sidelined the last few weeks, it’s opened the door for another pass catcher to step up in Tampa Bay. In the last two games, Johnson’s snap count has shot up to 67% and 64% respectively, after being sub-50% up until then. Johnson received 6 targets two weeks ago before the bye and turned it into 5 catches for 65 yards. Coming out of the bye week expecting Brown and Gronkowski to remain sidelined, you could expect Johnson to get more involved and more comfortable running with the first team. Tampa Bay is a heavy 9-point favorite with a 30-oint implied team total, so expect plenty of scoring this week against Washington, who’s allowing the 2nd most points to WRs this season.
Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars – Since being traded to Jacksonville, Arnold has become more involved in the Jacksonville offense of late, averaging 7.5 targets per game over the last 4 games. The Jags are heavy 10-points underdogs to the Colts, providing an expectation of higher pass attempts for Trevor Lawrence. The Colts’ pass funnel defense should also encourage more attempts for Jacksonville; the Colts are 2nd worst in pass yards allowed, and 12th best in rush yards allowed over the last 4 weeks and allow the 2nd-most points to Tight Ends over that time.
Tyler Conklin, Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings travel to Las Angeles to take on the Chargers, who are currently allowing the 4th-most fantasy points to Tight Ends over the last 4 weeks. Conklin has been very involved lately for the Vikings, with a snap percentage over 80% each of the last 3 games, and garnering 5+ targets in each of those games. The tight spread and high Over/Under implies a close, high-scoring game and if Conklin can continue to get 5+ targets, he should provide a nice fantasy day.
Sweet Streams y’all and as always, stay true.