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Despite his recent performance and a steadily rising roster rate, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is still available in many fantasy leagues for those looking for a highly reliable QB streamer.
Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts | 60% rostered
There is no reason why Wentz isn’t rostered in more leagues by now. He’s made this streamers list more often than not in the past few weeks and enters Week 10 as the position's 10th-highest-scoring quarterback. He has only failed to score 17-plus fantasy points in a single game this season. This week he gets the privilege of facing one of the best matchups on the slate in the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jaguars defense vs. opposing QBs | 2021
|Fantasy points allowed (Rank)|
|Week 1||23.6 (22nd)|
|Week 2||21.2 (21st)|
|Week 3||18.5 (15th)|
|Week 4||22.3 (19th)|
|Week 5||13.9 (11th)|
|Week 6||22.3 (19th)|
|Week 8||22.6 (24th)|
|Week 9||9.5 (8th)|
The Jaguars had a masterful plan to limit Josh Allen last week but have otherwise ranked somewhere in the middle of the pack to below average against the position. Wentz has the ability to take full advantage of the Jags' weak secondary and has proven to be up to the task.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons | 55% rostered
Ryan doesn’t offer the same consistency or upside he’s shown in the past, but the veteran is coming off an elite 28.5-point performance against one of the best defenses in the NFL in the New Orleans Saints. Of course, Ryan will need to continue his production without top receiver Calvin Ridley, but it hasn't looked like much of a struggle with Kyle Pitts emerging as a top-tier weapon recently.
Ryan and the Falcons will battle against an interesting yet potentially overrated Dallas Cowboys defense in Week 10. They rank in the bottom half in passing yards, touchdowns, explosive pass percentage and passing yards per attempt allowed. Not to mention, they rank just 21st in overall PFF grade. It won’t be a cakewalk, but there is definitely a path to top-15 upside and a startable week from Ryan and his offensive counterparts.
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Mac Jones, New England Patriots | 30% rostered
Jones has been the most consistent rookie QB in 2021 and has accordingly racked up the most fantasy points among the group. He has zero rushing upside, which will always hamper his floor and ceiling, but at least Jones ranks 18th in passing yards per attempt among all quarterbacks with 100-plus passing attempts.
There is good news for those looking to stream the position: Jones’ battle against the Cleveland Browns is one he could salvage into a decent performance. Just two defenses have been beaten for more passing touchdowns (17), and Cleveland has also allowed more passing yards than the league average for defenses. The Browns rank 14th in EPA per play allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team | 53% rostered
It sounds like Thomas will make his return to the field this week after missing every game since Week 3. Starting a player after an extended absence is always worrisome, but Thomas is a huge part of Washington's offense when healthy. Thomas’ 14 targets through three weeks ranked 14th among tight ends and and his 35.7 fantasy points ranked sixth at the position. It was a small sample size, but Thomas had a strong 16.3% target share and an 86% routes run per dropback figure. Thomas is as involved in his passing attack as any player at the position.
Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers | 40% rostered
Freiermuth appears to have a stranglehold on the TE1 job in Pittsburgh. Heading into Monday Night Football, the rookie had out-snapped Eric Ebron by 68 and had more than double the targets on the year. Freiermuth registered a 17.6% target share and a TE3 finish with Ebron inactive in Week 8.
Freirmuth’s matchup against the Detroit Lions is intriguing. They’ve been beaten for just 418 yards and two touchdowns by tight ends, but they also rank 31st in passing YPA, 32nd in explosive pass percentage and 20th in EPA per play allowed to the position. Freiermuth is nearing must-start territory in this matchup.
Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars | 27% rostered
The Jaguars are a well-balanced passing attack with three players tied for the target share lead since Week 4. The good news is Arnold is one of those players, and a 17.8% target share is plenty for a tight end to produce. His 44.8 fantasy points rank 19th among all tight ends since joining the Jaguars. Arnold has a sweet matchup this week against a Colts defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to the position. There is legitimate starting upside here, with just one team being beaten for more receiving touchdowns than the Colts’ six allowed to tight ends this season.
Can confirm that the Dan Arnold hype should be real:
– 39 snaps at WR (78%)
– 43 routes run (74%)
– 10 targets (18.5%)
Those are big boy numbers. 43 routes was tied for second behind Marvin Jones and 8 more than Laviska Shenault. Upside is there. pic.twitter.com/toooenc9H2
— Andrew Cooper (@CoopAFiasco) November 1, 2021
Baltimore Ravens D/ST | 66% rostered
The 2021 Ravens are just the 27th-ranked defense by scoring this season, but they have a strong matchup against a struggling Miami Dolphins team this week. The Dolphins may have Tua Tagovailoa in this game, making things more difficult for Baltimore, but no team has been pressured more than the Dolphins — they’ve allowed 47 more pressures than the next-closest offense. Miami is also a turnover-prone team, having thrown the sixth-most interceptions this season.
Carolina Panthers D/ST | 40% rostered
There aren’t many great streamable defenses this week, but the Panthers enter the week as the 11th-ranked defense in scoring. They have a monumental task trying to limit the Arizona Cardinals, though we have yet to find out the statuses of Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. Even if they suit up, the Panthers should be able to produce a top-20 result by way of sacks. They have the sixth-most this season and are productive in pressuring quarterbacks.
Green Bay Packers D/ST | 27% rostered
We’ve now entered the weeds, but the Packers do have a decent matchup against the Seattle Seahawks and could face backup quarterback Geno Smith. Geno has done a decent job taking care of the football but has been sacked 16 times since finding his way onto the field. The matchup would be much harder with Russell Wilson back in the fold, but the Packers just held the Kansas City Chiefs to just one touchdown and 13 points this past week. The Seahawks’ offense ranks just 24th in EPA per play and 23rd in offensive touchdowns scored since Week 5.