Oftentimes, there’s a streamer that has such a good matchup, that he’s no longer a sleeper throughout the industry. Last weekend, after watching Marcus Mariota carve up the Saints (Go Ducks!), I looked at the Saints matchup for Week 10 and saw Kirk Cousins and the Washington football team on deck. I knew at that point he was going to be my main streamer option for my column, only to see over the next four days that everyone had the same idea. It’s scary to use the “sure thing” as a streamer, because it often blows up in everyone’s face. I expect good things from Cousins this weekend, but wouldn’t be surprised at all if he lets everyone down.
Let’s get to it…
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Kirk Cousins (27 percent) vs. New Orleans: He gets a New Orleans defense that is bad at home, so I expect Cousins to thrive this week with his weapons. Plus, Washington can’t run the ball at all. Dial Cousins up as a QB1 this week.
Blake Bortles (71 percent) at Baltimore: He’s one of the higher-owned streamers, but he needs to be 100 percent owned. His schedule going forward is cake, and he is a legit QB1 for the rest of the season. This week, he gets the sad Baltimore defense.
How did I do last week?
Jameis Winston — 18.28 fantasy points
Kirk Cousins — 11. 68 points
Kyle Rudolph (43 percent) at Oakland: It wasn’t Heath Miller last week, but another tight end scored on the Raiders. As long as the trend continues, I’ll continue putting the opposing tight end in this spot as long as they qualify.
How did I do last week?
Heath Miller — 4.70 fantasy points
Jacob Tamme — 9.10 fantasy points
Kicker and Defense/Special Teams
Connor Barth (20 percent) vs Dallas: Beating the drum each week until he’s owned more.
I’d start him over: Robbie Gould, Steven Hauschka, Justin Tucker
I’d sit him for: Blair Walsh, Brandon McManus, Mason Crosby
Pittsburgh (59 percent) against Cleveland: Pittsburgh quietly has a good defense this year. The Browns, aside from Gary freaking Barnidge, aren’t good. They are a top 10 defense for me this week.
I’d start them over: Seattle, Philadelphia, Green Bay
I’d sit them for: St. Louis, Carolina, Cincinnati
Connor Barth — 14.00 fantasy points
Atlanta — 5.00 fantasy points