Week 11 is officially in the books! Were your teams able to stave off the injury bug? Whether you need an injury replacement or want an upgrade over your current starter, here is a list of streamers with favorable matchups in Week 12.
The following players are owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo Leagues.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Carolina Panthers
Bridgewater has been a consistent top-20 fantasy quarterback this season, averaging 17.8 fantasy points per game. Even without Christian McCaffrey last week, Bridgewater scored three total touchdowns (two passing and one rushing). This week, he faces a Detroit Lions defense giving up 34 points per game over their last three. Fire up Bridgewater as a high-floor QB2 play this week. However, this is assuming he plays this week. After sustaining a knee injury late last week, reports from Bridgewater’s MRI are positive and he’s considered day-to-day. If he doesn’t play, pivot to one of the other quarterbacks on this list.
Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders
The last time Carr played the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5, he threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns versus one interception on his way to upsetting the defending Super Bowl Champions. He hasn’t had to throw more than 16 times over the past three games, but that will change this week. He will need to throw 30-plus times to keep up with Patrick Mahomes. Carr was a top streamer against the Chiefs back in Week 5, and he remains a top streaming candidate heading into their Week 11 rematch on Sunday night.
Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints
Winston took over for an injured Drew Brees last Sunday and completed six passes for 63 yards. The Saints didn’t ask him to do too much considering the lopsided score of the game, but this week should be different. With Brees set to miss time with a rib injury, Winston becomes a strong Week 11 start against an Atlanta Falcons defense who’s giving up the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. With Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, and Jared Cook at his disposal, Winston has a low-end QB1 floor this week.
Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team
Thomas continues to get peppered with targets, averaging six since Washington’s Week 8 bye. He ranks 11th in the league in total targets this season with 52. Last Sunday, Thomas caught four passes for 66 yards last week and faces a Cincinnati Bengals defense that’s allowed the second-most fantasy points to tight ends. Fire Thomas up as a low-end TE1.
Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys
Despite losing Dak Prescott, Schultz has seen heavy targets, collecting 15 over his last two games with over 100 total yards receiving. He’s been a reliable target for Dallas all season, despite the Cowboys starting four different quarterbacks. Expect Schultz to see five-plus targets this week in Minnesota, making him a high-floor TE2.
Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams
Higbee has been a major letdown this season after being taken as the TE7 in fantasy drafts this year. Last week, he took a step in the right direction, catching three of his six targets for 60 yards. He could have had an even bigger day had Jared Goff not barely missed him on a potential long touchdown grab. With Goff potentially having to throw a lot this week in Tampa Bay, Higbee has TE2 streaming appeal.
Los Angeles Chargers, DST
The Chargers host the 0-9 New York Jets this week. New York is giving up the most fantasy points to D/STs this year, which makes the Chargers a slam-dunk play this week.
Minnesota Vikings, DST
Washington Football Team, DST
Washington is a safe floor play this week hosting a Bengals team giving up 3.6 sacks per game. They rank fifth in the league in sacks (28), so expect them to get after Joe Burrow early and often.
Michael Badgley, K, Los Angeles Chargers
Badgley is one of the safest plays this week going up against a Jets team giving up the second-most fantasy points to kickers. Expect Justin Herbert to move the ball with ease, giving Badgley multiple scoring opportunities. Expect him to post anywhere between 7-12 fantasy points.
Jason Myers, K, Seattle Seahawks
Myers has quietly been one of the most dominant fantasy kickers over the past four weeks, averaging 10.8 fantasy points per game. The Arizona Cardinals have allowed their opponents’ kickers to average 14.7 fantasy points per game over their last three. Expect Myers to keep building on his momentum and produce top-10 numbers this week.