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2018 Fantasy Football Week 10: Stream Team

Welcome back to the Stream Team, the best place to scour the waiver wire and assemble a team of players owned in 50% or less of leagues. We got back to basics Week 9, and were granted a solid week of 84.88 fantasy points by the fantasy gods. Led by a pair of Cleveland Browns, Duke Johnson (25.10) and Baker Mayfield (18.88) helped provide the high-end scoring off the waiver wire that you need to compete during bye week hell. With more bye weeks coming Week 10, and the end of in-season trading this week as well, the waiver wire becomes all the more important with each passing week. With that in mind, let’s get to Week 10’s edition of the Stream Team.

Update @ 12:45 P.M. on Wednesday November 7th: With news that New Orleans signed Dez BryantTre’Quan Smith‘s fantasy prospect just plummeted. Bryant’s availability this Sunday is questionable, but in the event he does play, John Ross would take over Smith’s spot on the Stream Team against that Saints team (provided Ross plays himself). If Bryant plays ANNNNNNND Ross cannot go, Wendell Smallwood makes for a fine play as a versatile pass catching back against the Cowboys.

Quarterback

QB: Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (38% Yahoo ownership)

Dak Prescott found himself a new toy in Amari Cooper, and their connection began swimmingly last Monday against Tennessee. Cooper caught 5 of 8 balls for 58 yards and a touchdown, just his second this year and his first since Week 4. With Philadelphia posting arguably the best run defense in the NFL, Ezekiel Elliott will likely struggle finding holes on the ground. In a pivotal NFC East division rivalry matchup with serious playoff implications, look for Dak to use his legs and improvisation skills against a Philly team that has been burned by other mobile quarterbacks like Marcus Mariota (31.36) and Cam Newton (25.66).

Running Back

RB1: Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks (24% Yahoo ownership)

With Chris Carson (thigh) potentially facing a multiple week injury, Mike Davis looks primed to take over lead back duties in Seattle. In Week 9, Davis lead the Seahawks in targets, receptions, and receiving yards, and also chipped in 15 carries for 62 yards. Playing from behind as 10 point underdogs in Los Angeles against the Rams, Davis could be utilized early and often as a pass catcher, so look for him to operate in open space on quick hitters and screens.

RB2: Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns (48% Yahoo ownership)

We do not have many rules here on the Stream Team. But, generally, if you score 25+, you will likely find yourself on next week’s team as well. And that is exactly what is happening here with Duke Johnson. Johnson carved up the Chiefs defense last week in a game with a positive game script for the pass catching extraordinaire, as Johnson caught all 9 of his targets for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns, all of which led the Browns skill players. A similar game script for Johnson appears to be in the cards at home Week 10 against Atlanta, as the Browns project as a 4.5 point underdog in a game with shootout potential (projected 51 point total).

Wide Receiver

WR1: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (38% Yahoo ownership) 

Our top Waiver Wire add at RSJ, alphabet soup man Marquez Vales-Scantling may be the add that changes your fantasy fortunes this season. Scantling has eclipsed 100 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in each of his past four games, and has cemented his status as the WR2 opposing Davante Adams in Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers led attack. His competition is dwindling as well, due to the recent trade of Ty Montgomery and the season ending injury of Geronimo Allison. Scantling should continue providing WR3/Flex productivity, at a minimum, and could provide WR2 numbers if the game script allows for it.

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WR2: Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints (28% Yahoo ownership)

Predict a score and you get what you ask for! Sure Tre’Quan Smith failed to truly break out against the LA Rams in last week’s shootout, but he did find the end zone, and clearly has separated himself from the pack as the clear cut WR2 for Drew Brees to target. His upside, as of right now, does not profile the same as Scantling due to the Saints two-headed backfield monster in Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, but he has plenty rest of season appeal playing in the Saints chain moving, and point scoring offense.

Tight End

TE: Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts (38% Yahoo ownership)

While the Sacksonville defense poses significant problems to opposing offensive skill position players, Andrew Luck remains locked in as a must start at quarterback. And this year, between Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle (in limited games), the gruesome twosome tight-end duo has produced 51 catches for 544 yards and 8 touchdowns in 8 games this year. Last week Doyle returned to action, catching 6 of 7 targets for 70 yards and a score. The tight end remains a pivotal cog to the Colts machine, and Doyle could become a key fantasy player down the stretch for tight end needy teams.

Flex

Flex: Maurice Harris, WR, Washington Redskins (0% Yahoo ownership)

Allowing the most points per game, the second most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, and the third most passing yards per game, the Tampa Bay secondary has struggled all year containing any wide receiving corps. Let’s hope that applies Week 10 to the suspect crew in Washington as well. With Jamison Crowder still banged up and Paul Richardson suffering a season ending injury in Week 9, Maurice Harris looks to lead the Skins to the playoffs. Last week against Atlanta, Harris led all Redskins in targets (12), receptions (10), and receiving yardage (124), and looks to be the only reliable threat on the outside. Look for Alex Smith to exploit the Bucs porous secondary all day Sunday, utilizing his newfound toy.

Kicker

K: Josh Lambo, K, Jacksonville Jaguars (9% Yahoo ownership)

With the Colts and Jaguars squaring off in Indianapolis, Josh Lambo will be kicking in the kicker friendly confines of Lucas Oil Stadium. Lambo is perfect on his kick attempts this year, making all 24 field goals and extra points, and should get a few extra opportunities against a poor Colts defense.

Defense

DST: New York Jets DST (37% Yahoo ownership)

You know the drill by now. If you play the Bills, you immediately become streamer eligible. This week, the New York Jets DST gets to sink its teeth into the Giving Tree Buffalo offense. The Bills have an implied team total of just 15 points, the lowest of any team Week 10, and look to start future Green Jacket winner Derek Anderson in case rookie Josh Allen cannot go. At least there is always backup Nathan Peterman. These are ominous times in Buffalo.

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And that’s a wrap for Week 10 of the Fantasy Football Streamers. Be sure to check back every Tuesday to see where to turn to next and get the early leg up on your opponent. Until next time, good luck and godspeed, and may the fantasy football gods forever be in your favor.

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy football discussion, please email me at [email protected] or tweet me @AJGamballer.

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