Fantasy owners are likely hitting the waiver wire with the potential losses of Emmanuel Sanders, George Kittle and Adam Thielen due to injuries. Additionally, owners also need to find bye week replacements for Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Davante Adams and Tyler Lockett.
However, as we all know, you can’t get too depressed or too confident after just one week. Adding players, researching, and picking up players to stream is a critical part of fantasy success.
Streaming is always a difficult task because most owners must resist the temptation to overreact to the previous week. For example, many owners were burned in Week 10 by highly-ranked players like David Johnson (1 PPR point), Cooper Kupp (0) and Tyrell Williams (5.56). Depending on the options afforded to you in your league, don’t panic and bench any of the aforementioned players. If you have more underperforming players in your starting lineup or have sustained major injuries, you need to be aggressive. If you stream the right player, it could be the difference between earning a win or falling further behind your league leaders. Here are several players to consider streaming in Week 11.
Kyle Allen, CAR (vs ATL)
The undrafted rookie out of the University of Houston showed moxie in Week 10 against a solid Packers defense. Allen threw for a career-high 307 yards in the snow on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. With Cam Newton now lost for the season, he continues to gain confidence and develop with every passing week. Allen, owned in less than 33% of leagues, now returns home for a plus-matchup against a Falcons defense that has surrendered the fifth-most passing touchdowns (19) to opposing quarterbacks. The rookie signal-caller is a solid streaming option for fantasy owners looking for bye week replacements for Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
Brian Hill, ATL (at CAR)
From all indications, it appears that Atlanta will be without starting RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) in Week 11 against Carolina. If the injury forces Freeman to sit, Hill will be presented with a prime opportunity to shine in a plus-matchup against a Panthers defense that has struggled to stop the run. The third-year back, owned in only 3% of leagues, posted 14.1 PPR fantasy points last week against the Saints after Freeman was forced from the game. Hill, expected to take over lead back duties, is a solid streaming option against a 29th-ranked Panthers run defense that has allowed 10 touchdowns to opposing running backs over the last three weeks.
J.D. McKissic, DET (vs DAL)
With Ty Johnson going down with a concussion in Week 10, McKissic took over the Detroit backfield playing 70% of the snaps. The third-year back has quietly posted double-digit PPR fantasy points in consecutive weeks and last Sunday led all Lions players in receptions (6). McKissic should be considered by owners looking for bye week replacements for Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, Saquon Barkley or Derrick Henry. You can safely stream the versatile back as an RB2 in Week 11 against a Cowboys defense that has allowed 20 receptions to opposing running backs over the last three games.
Jamison Crowder, NYJ (at WAS)
Crowder, started in only 38% of leagues in Week 10, rewarded owners with his third double-digit PPR fantasy-point outing in his last five games. In Week 11, the veteran wide receiver returns to Washington to face his former club in peak form with 13 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the last two weeks. With the usage and target share he's receiving from QB Sam Darnold in the slot, my model expects a highly motivated Crowder to take full advantage of a favorable matchup against a Redskins defense that has allowed 15 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers. Fantasy owners who are looking for bye week replacements for Davante Adams or Tyler Lockett should look to stream Crowder with extreme confidence in Week 11.
Deebo Samuel, SF (vs ARZ)
Samuel, started in less than 6% of leagues, produced his first 100-plus yard receiving game of his career in Monday night’s loss to Seattle. The wideout produced a career-best outing after San Francisco WR Emmanuel Sanders was forced from the game with a rib injury. Samuel led all 49ers wideouts in targets (11), receptions (8), yards (112) and snap count percentage (73%). In Week 11, Samuels will face an Arizona defense that ranks last (32nd) against the pass, surrendering a league-high 25 passing touchdowns. The rookie is a solid streaming option as a WR2 with a tremendous ceiling should Sanders and TE George Kittle both miss Week 11 in an excellent matchup versus the Cardinals.
Jack Doyle, IND (vs JAX)
Doyle, started in less than 45% of leagues, has quietly been effective posting three consecutive double-digit PPR fantasy-point performances. The veteran tight end has been solid with three-plus receptions in seven straight games. Doyle is a solid streaming option against a Jacksonville defense that has surrendered 15 receptions to opposing tight ends the last three games.
Dan Bailey, MIN (vs DEN)
Bailey, started in less than 23% of leagues, is 12-of-13 on field goals and 18-of-19 on PATs over his last six games. Expect plenty of scoring opportunities for Bailey in Week 11 against Denver. The experts in Vegas have installed the Vikings as 10.5-point home favorites, lending more support to fantasy models indicating increased red zone opportunities for Bailey to extend his streak of seven consecutive field goals.
Oakland vs Cincinnati Bengals
The Raiders D/ST, owned in less than 5% of leagues, carried the club to their Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Oakland has stepped up its play on the defensive side of the ball with 10 sacks, five turnovers and a defensive score in its last three games. In Week 11, the Raiders faceoff with the only winless team in the league in the Cincinnati Bengals (0-9). The boys out in Vegas are predicting an Oakland blowout, evidenced by the Raiders being a double-digit (-10.5) home favorite. Fantasy owners should stream Oakland with confidence against a woeful Bengals club led by rookie Ryan Finley making his second career start under center.
More Advice from SI Fantasy:
—Dr. Roto’s Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em for your tougher lineup decisions
—Frank Taddeo’s streaming options if you’re dealing with injuries or bye weeks
—Tuesday’s Bull Market Fantasy show with Jim Cramer
—Jaime Eisner’s waiver wire pickups: Brian Hill, Darius Slayton and suggestions for deeper leagues
—Frankie Taddeo’s droppables, with some big-name players you shouldn’t feel bad about cutting
—Jaime Eisner’s stock watch can help you win a trade
—Bill Enright’s injury report has the impact on everyone who got hurt in Week 10