Islands in the Stream Week 10

November 13, 2020

We’ve made it to double digits, a feat we weren’t sure was going to happen had you asked us five months ago. If you’re following along from last week – welcome back! If you’re new here – welcome! Now, grab a floatie and a drink and let’s recount last week. Drew Lock, Jason Sanders and Washington Football Team all finished within their top 10 by respective positional group. Drew Lock was QB4, Jason Sanders K4, and WFT finished D/ST10. You’ll have to excuse me for bragging a little, up until this point I was only hitting 1-2 a week, so 3 for 3 needs to be celebrated. Anyway, enough about me, let’s dive in to the stream for Week 10.

Quarterback: Drew Lock v Las Vegas Raiders (23 percent rostered on Yahoo!) Lock has finished the last two weeks inside the top 10 at QB7 and QB4, respectively. In a game verse a divisional rival that have given up the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this could be another great game for Drew Lock. Couple that with the fact that both KJ Hamler and Jerry Jeudy now have great games under their belts, that should only bolster Lock’s confidence slinging the rock.

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2020/3/11/21137090/denver-broncos-needs-2020-nfl-offseason-drew-lock-john-elway-draft-free-agency

Defense/Special Teams: There is a bit of a caveat to Week 10’s defense/special teams stream as it’s more an entire game than one of the other team. Washington Football Team at Detroit Lions, both of these teams are rostered under 40 percent so they’ll likely both be on your waiver wire. The way I see it you’re either playing an average defense (Lions) verse a below average offense (WFT) or you’re playing an above average defense (WFT) verse an average offense (Lions). I lean Detroit because we just saw Alex Smith throw three interceptions. Either way, this shouldn’t be a high scoring affair and I think either team has the potential to land you some points as we start making our way to fantasy playoffs.

https://www.prideofdetroit.com/2020/3/21/21189225/detroit-lions-updated-defensive-depth-chart-team-needs

Kicker: Brandon McManus v Las Vegas Raiders (35 percent rostered on Yahoo!) I know you guys are going to come running at me with your torches and pitch forks yelling “HOMER!!” but I promise that’s not what’s happening. Brandon McManus is averaging 8 PPG right now. The Broncos offense is starting to find some rhythm and with that comes opportunities to kick the ball through the uprights. As previously mentioned, this is a division rivalry and hopefully both offenses show up in full force. I expect McManus to have some PATs and a chance or more at some field goals. However, if you picked up Jason Sanders last week and you haven’t dropped him yet, the Chargers v Dolphins game should be a high scoring event and Jason Sanders should be trusted again this week for your fantasy team.

Dec 1, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

If we go three for three again this week, shots are on me. Smooth sailing!