2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Quarterback Streaming

by Nick Spencer
2019 NFL DFS Week 9 Stacks

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Quarterback Streaming article!

Bills fans I'm sorry, but that DeAndre Hopkins hail mary to win the game will likely go down as the best play of the season. Take solace in the fact that you are 7-3, atop of the division, and are looking like a major force come playoff time.

In last week’s article, I recommended streaming Jared Goff, Tua Tagovalioa, and Drew Lock. Not my best week as those players finished as QB22, QB15, and QB20 respectively. We will look to get back on track in Week 11.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Quarterback Streaming will highlight QBs owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Quarterback Streaming

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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (50.0% Owned)

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Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 33 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns against the Washington Football Team this past weekend. A quality performance, good enough for Qb6 on the week, despite Washington being pretty tough on opposing QBs (22nd in points allowed).

However, he also partially tore a ligament in his thumb. This isn't a huge concern as he is expected to play Sunday, and he has battled through many injuries in his career. Keep your eye on his practice reports and what his coaches are saying just in case though.

Stafford is 11th in yards and touchdowns this season, but only the QB17 overall. This is mostly due to his non-existent rushing ability.

One big boost to Stafford would be getting his star WR back, but it is unclear if Kenny Golladay will be able to return in time. The latest report is that he did practice on Wednesday, but continue to monitor him throughout the week if you are on the fence about who to start.

The Matchup

Stafford and the Lions will travel to Carolina to try to defeat the Panthers on Sunday.

Carolina has been middle of the pack against the pass (18th most points allowed), but quite poor against the run (4th most points allowed). The defense acts as a rushing funnel.

This is normally a concern for streaming QBs, but the Lions are only 25th in rushing yards this season (compared to 12th in passing), so I am not overly concerned.

Stafford has also been hard to predict this season, as there great matchups where he struggled, and tough matchups where he has dominated, so I wouldn't put too much stock into the opponent.

Overall, I see Stafford as a very safe, albeit unexciting, streaming option for this week.

Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints (21.3% Owned)

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Update: Taysom Hill is expected to start for the Saints on Sunday.

If you play on ESPN stop reading right now and go pick him up as he is TE eligible. This takes Jameis out of streaming consideration, but Hill is an interesting play. He offers tremoundous rushing upside, and the matchup is still great, but it is extremely risky to play a QB in their first-ever start. Proceed with caution.

Welcome back Jameis. In his limited action after Brees left the game injured, Winston completed 6 of 10 passes for 63 yards.

I love Drew Brees as much as the next guy, but even Saints fans have to admit that Winston’s chaotic rollercoaster style of play is much more fun to watch. Not only is it more fun, but it is also far better for fantasy.

In case you have forgotten, Winston was the QB3 last year after throwing for 5,100 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions.

He is the complete opposite of streaming Matthew Stafford. He provides absolutely no safety but an unlimited ceiling. If you are in desperate need of a win and facing one of the better teams in your league, then start Jamies this week and enjoy the ride.

The Matchup

The New Orleans Saints stay in the Superdome this week to face the Atlanta Falcons. This game has a healthy over/under of 50.5 which means there should be plenty of fantasy points to go around.

Everyone knows the drill by now: start your quarterbacks against the Atlanta Falcons. Just to recap, they allow the most fantasy points to the QB position, the most passing touchdowns, the second-most passing yards, and the third-least points to running backs.

The entire NFL knows the game plan for beating the Falcons, and it is very straight forward: throw the ball. In addition, Winston also gets Atlanta again in Week 13, so if he has a great game this week try to hold on to him.

Winston is the QB14 in our consensus rankings for Week 11, indicating our experts have a lot of confidence in him for his first start with the Saints.

Bargain Bin Option

Alex Smith, Washington Football Team  (1.5% Owned)

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Alex Smith completed 38 of 55 attempts for 390 yards, and no touchdowns or interceptions, which was good enough for QB14 on the week.

Comeback player of the year? It is definitely possible if he keeps this up, as you could argue that nobody has ever had to make a more difficult comeback than Alex Smith has. I think the entire sports world is rooting for a happy ending.

But this isn’t a feel-good pick, I genuinely believe that Smith can help you win your matchup this week. In his two games with significant playing time, he is averaging over 357 passing yards, which is a 5,700+ yard pace.

The only person who was even close to that mark this season was Dak Prescott before his injury. In fact, there are only two other QBs averaging more than 300 yards per game this year: Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan at 310 and 305 respectively. 

Will he continue passing at this rate? Probably not, but it indicates that he has returned to form. Even if the yardage regresses a bit, he should see a major positive return to the mean in terms of touchdowns. 

The Matchup

The Washington Football Team will stay home this weekend to take on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cincinnati has been allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Their defense has allowed the second-most passing touchdowns and has the sixth-fewest takeaways, leading to opposing QBs to pile up the points.

Vegas expects this to be a close game with Washington favored by just 1.5 points, so I can’t imagine that Smith will be game-scripted out of this one.

Smith also gets Dallas in the game after this, meaning you can get some solid production from him before having to drop him ahead of his Week 13 matchup against the Steelers.

At just 1.5% owned he won’t cost you anything to pick up, so if you are desperate for a quarterback I think Smith is a quality start in this spot.

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1 comment

2020 Fantasy Football Week 12 Quarterback Streaming - Fantasy Six Pack November 26, 2020 - 6:31 am

[…] In last week’s article, I recommended streaming Matthew Stafford, Taysom Hill, and Alex Smith. A lot of variability in performance last week as those players finished as QB24, QB4, and QB23 respectively. Hoping for a bit more consistency this week, but such is the nature of fantasy football. […]


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