It feels like the fantasy football season just started, but here we are, hitting double digits. Remember back in the draft when you looked at your week ten byes and said, “well that’s future me’s problem?” Well, welcome to the future. Don’t worry, we have players available in at least 50% of leagues for you to stream this week. For those of you in deeper and more competitive leagues, we have players available in at least 90% of leagues. Let’s dive into week ten’s streamers at every position!
Jimmy Garoppolo versus L.A. Chargers (45% rostered)
Handsome James isn’t the best quarterback, but he has a ton of weapons at his disposal, with Deebo Samuel and Kyle Juszczyk set to return to a lineup that already has a fully functional George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk and something called a “Christian McCaffrey.” Jimmy G has at least 230 passing yards and two touchdowns in four-straight games and gets a Chargers team that allows floor games to quarterbacks. If you’re in a bind and need a one-week starter, you could do a lot worse than Jimmy Garoppolo.
Andy Dalton at Pittsburgh (13% rostered)
Look, I know this is gross. I saw Monday Night Football, too. Unfortunately, that was Prime Time Andy, and his dismantling at the hands of the Ravens could have been foreseen. This week, he gets a different AFC North team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Stillers allow the fourth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and this will allow Dalton to go back to his 26.5 and 17.1 points in his two prior to starts to Monday Night Football. The Steelers have allowed at least 15.9 points to five of the last six quarterbacks to face them, making Dalton and the Steelers a great matchup for a one-week stream on a floor play.
Jacoby Brissett at Miami (9% rostered)
Jake Brisket has been up-and-down in his time as a starter, which comes to a close in week thirteen. In the meantime, you can squeeze one more game out of him (before he takes on Buffalo and Tampa Bay in weeks eleven and twelve) this week against the Miami Dolphins. While Brissett struggled against the Patriots and the Ravens, he turned in over 20 fantasy points against the Bengals on Halloween and was cruising so much that he audibly trash-talked the Bengals. The Dolphins are a great matchup for Brissett. Scratch that, they’re the best matchup. They allow the most fantasy points to quarterbacks on the year and let Jared Goff tear them up in week eight. You might have heard about what happened in week nine. Brissett gets one last good start, and you can start him this week.
Donovan Peoples-Jones at Miami (28% rostered)
Jacoby Brissett’s time in the sun has coincided with Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Njoku becoming viable fantasy football options on a weekly basis. While Njoku was a hot pickup prior to his injury, DPJ has cruised under the radar, as he is still available in over two-thirds of leagues. That usually doesn’t happen when a guy averages 4.6 catches for 69.4 yards per game over the course of a month, but that’s where we sit with DPJ. He’s basically become the 2022 equivalent of 2021 Jakobi Meyers, who had a ton of targets and receptions, modest yardage, and no touchdowns, but still turned into a weekly starter. He gets the Miami Dolphins this week, which, if you remember from Jacoby Brissett, give up a ton of fantasy points per game to the passing game (the tenth-most to receivers, including three double-digit days in the last two weeks).
Marvin Jones Jr. at Kansas City (6% rostered)
While Zay Jones has the roster rate, it’s his older brother, Marvin Jr., who has had the more productive fantasy weeks lately. He has at least six targets in five-of-eight games, and has at least 9.7 PPR points in three of his last four games, and the one game that he didn’t do this was against the stout Denver Broncos defense in London. The man known as “Wife Material” has shown once again that he is unflashy but useful from a fantasy perspective, finishing as WR43 or better in three of his last five games. He has a good matchup to produce yet again this week, as the Chiefs (when not playing against Malik Willis) get torched by opposing wide receivers. In their two games before their bout against the Titans, they had allowed five wide receivers at least 9 PPR points. On the season, they’re sitting at 14 receivers getting at least 9 PPR points against them in eight games.
Darius Slayton versus Houston (6% rostered)
While Wan’Dale Robinson gets all the publicity, Darius Slayton has been the more consistently productive of the two since returning from his injury. In three of his last four games, he has at least six targets, and he’s turned in 11.6 or more PPR points in all of those games. The one where he didn’t was against the Baltimore Ravens, who locked him up to the tune of one catch for eighteen yards. This week, he gets the Texans, who appear to be a bad matchup on paper, but in actuality, they do a great job of giving up fantasy points to everyone who gets targets. Five receivers have more than six targets against them, and they all had at least 17 PPR points. Slayton’s a good bet to get those targets, and a great bet to turn them into productivity for your fantasy teams.
Rachaad White versus Seattle (38% rostered)
While I don’t quite understand the obsession with getting a guy who is basically the same as Leonard Fournette touches, it seems as though the winds are blowing that way. Rachaad White has been getting a steady drumbeat of good news over the last week or so, with it becoming increasingly likely that the Buccaneers turn their backfield over to him from Leonard Fournette. He’s a decent pass catcher and a not-great runner, so he should have some value in the same role that J.D. McKissic had before Ron Rivera sacrificed him to the Football Gods to get Dan Snyder to sell the Commanders. Seattle has a strong secondary and a dreadful front seven, so opposing teams attack them at the second level. White should have a good chance to cobble together 10 PPR points with a chance at a touchdown.
Jaylen Warren versus New Orleans (12% rostered)
Much like White, Warren is getting a steady drumbeat of good news. And by that, I mean that Najee Harris is being terrible at football and the Steelers are getting sick of trotting him out there every few plays to bash into the line. Warren is a bit on the small side but has shown explosiveness that Najee has not yet shown this season. He gets the Saints this week, who allowed two rushing touchdowns to Kenyan Drake last week, and have given up two 20+ PPR point games to running backs in their last three games.
Jerick McKinnon versus Jacksonville (9% rostered)
Don’t look now, but over the last four weeks, Jerick McKinnon is tenth in running back targets, and he had a bye in that span! Granted, a lot of that came in week nine when he had 8 targets, 6 receptions, and 40 yards. But, he had at least 3 targets in the three games before then, and as of now, he’s the only Chiefs running back to notch more than 50% of snaps in a game three times. In fact, he’s the only KC RB to do it more than once, and the only one who has done it in the last month. He’s slowly taking over as the preferred running back to have on the field, and he’ll get a Jags team that has given up three 11.7+ PPR days to running backs in their last two games. Think of Jerick McKinnon as this article’s J.D. McKissic replacement, since he will get points on a weekly basis but nobody will pick him up.
Cole Kmet versus Detroit (44% rostered)
Time for a little self-plagiarism from my start or sit article this week… Cole Kmet has three touchdowns in his last two games, and the rolling Chicago Bears’ offense is likely to give him another opportunity, or two, or three to score this week. The Bears are taking on the lowly Detroit Lions’ defense, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends, including four 8.5+ PPR games in their last three games since their bye. If Josiah Deguara and Peyton Hendershot can do it, then so can Cole Kmet.
Cade Otton versus Seattle (13% rostered)
The Seattle Seahawks are dreadful against opposing tight ends, and it’s looking like Cade Otton is fully taking over for the injured Cam Brate in that department for Tampa Bay. Otton has 5 or more targets in each of his last three games, and he’s turned that into two top-12 days in that span. This week, he should have another shot at finishing as a starting tight end against the Seahawks. Seattle gives up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and they’ve given up a double-digit day to at least one tight end in every game after week one. In week one, they still gave Albert Okwuegbunam and Andrew Beck 8.3 and 7.2 PPR points, respectively. They cannot physically cover the tight end to save their lives, and Cade Otton will get enough targets to matter this week.
Noah Fant at Tampa Bay (10% rostered)
Let’s keep it rolling with Fant. Last week, I hedged and said Fant and Will Dissly were good plays against the Arizona Cardinals. This week, I plant my flag in Fant. He’s one of the most athletic young tight ends in the league, and he deserves to stand alone after notching 14.6 PPR points last week (without a touchdown). The Seahawks are smart on offense, and they would be smart to use Fant this week. The Buccaneers are in the top-ten in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends, and only four touchdowns have been scored against them. That means that opposing tight ends are cruising with catches and yardage. The touchdowns are just nice cherries on top. Fant is a good bet to finish as a top-twelve guy without a TD, and he could have a great game on top of that if he scores. After all, Isaiah Likely had 1 24-yard catch for a touchdown and was a starting-caliber tight end. Why not Fant, again?