Week #11 Sweet Streams
Welcome back to Sweet Streams! Week #11 is upon us and here are two players from each position that I see as good streaming options for this upcoming week.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers – After a brief hiatus, Newton is back in Carolina as QB Sam Darnold recently hit the IR. After being on the team for only 3 days, Newton was used sparingly this past week against Arizona, but managed to score twice in limited action. Reports say Newton is expected to take most of the first team reps this week in practice, which could put him on track to be the starting QB this Sunday against Washington. Washington has been one of the worst defenses in the NFL this season, allowing the most points to the QB position. If Newton is penciled in as the starter, a soft matchup plus his rushing upside could put Newton in the QB1 conversation this week.
Mac Jones, New England Patriots – The rookie QB has New England in the thick of the AFC East divisional race and has seemingly gotten better each week this season. He recently carved up the Jets soft defense for 3 TDs and should have another solid week against a bad Atlanta defense. New England is a 6-point road favorite against the Falcons, in a game with a 46.5-point Over/Under, giving New England an implied total of 26 points, one of the highest this week. Atlanta allows the 3rd most points to QBs this season so Mac should put together another solid outing.
Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins – A major fantasy disappointment this season, Gaskin has only given managers 4 games with double digits thus far and has only cracked 16 half-PPR points once. A positive for Gaskin is the volume he’s been receiving of late, with 16+ opportunities in each of his last 4 games. The volume has been promising, and his output should be much more efficient this week against a Jets defense giving up by far the most fantasy points to RBs this season. Miami is a 3-point road favorite against the Jets which should keep the game script favorable, and an implied team total of 24 points should provide a decent amount of scoring for the Dolphins.
D’Ernest Johnson, Cleveland Browns – Johnson has been an unsung hero for Cleveland this season, stepping up at multiple points when Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt have been on the sideline. Coming back from COVID this week, we should expect Chubb to be back in the lineup, but we’ve seen Cleveland stick to a 2-back system this whole year. Kareem Hunt is still on IR which should keep Johnson as the RB2 in the backfield this week against the Detroit Lions. Cleveland is a heavy 10-point home favorite with a 27-point implied total which should lead to favorable game script and plenty of scoring for the Browns. Detroit allows the 4th most points to RBs this season and the 3rd most rushing yards per game.
Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys – After being on IR since Week 1, Gallup returned to a blow-out win this past week against Atlanta. He was decently involved with 5 targets and 53% of snaps and I would expect the usage to increase as he regains his game legs and in a game that should be much closer and high scoring. The Cowboys travel to Kansas City as 2-point underdogs in a game with a 55.5-point Over/Under, by far the highest on the week. There should be plenty of fireworks in this one giving Gallup plenty of opportunities on the field.
Marcus Johnson, Tennessee Titans – Derrick Henry’s foot injury has led to an uptick in passing for the Titans’ offense, and Julio Jones landing on IR has opened the door for unheralded players to step up. Marcus Johnson seems to be a major benefactor of Julio being out of the lineup, as he’s gotten 5+ targets in 3 games this season without Julio. Last week against the Saints, Johnson turned his 6 targets into 5 catches for 100 yards and this week faces a bad Houston defense who’s allowed the 5th most fantasy points to WRs over the last 4 weeks.
Adam Trautman, New Orleans Saints – After a slow slump in the beginning of the season, Trautman has come alive as the Saints’ TE1, playing over 80% of the snaps in the last 5 games and getting 6+ targets in his last three. This week the Saints travel to Philadelphia where the Eagles’ defense has given up the most fantasy points to the Tight End position. Philly has given up 10+ points to 7 different tight ends in the last 5 games so if you’re in a pinch at tight end this week, Trautman could make a nice fill-in based on the matchup.
Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears – Kmet has been the #1 option at tight end for the Bears this season, playing over 72% of snaps in every game this season, and has gotten 6+ targets in the last 3 games. This week Chicago takes on Baltimore at home as 6-point underdogs in a game with a 45-point Over/Under. The game script should create additional pass attempts for the Bears’ offense, and the Ravens allow the 3rd most points to tight ends this season.
Sweet Streams y’all and as always, stay true.
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