Once again, we are in the midst of an exciting NFL season. Now begins the process of setting the best lineup possible on a weekly basis. Each week, we have you covered as we go through options at both the quarterback and tight end positions. Let us dig into some Week 11 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers along with some Week 11 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers.
Week 11 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers
Will Levis, Tennessee Titans
Divisional games are always interesting and it’s possible the Titans come through with an inspired performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The home Jaguars are coming off a truly pathetic effort against the road San Francisco 49ers last week, and it is intriguing to see how they respond.
Jacksonville has struggled against opposing quarterbacks this season, so that could bode well for Will Levis. The problem is that the rookie has yet to truly distinguish himself. After throwing four touchdowns in relief during his debut, Levis has not reached the end zone in his last two starts. Additionally, Levis has yet to use his legs to pick up additional fantasy production.
In each of the last two weeks, the rookie has attempted 39 passes so there is ample opportunity for Levis to reach the end zone. The good news is that he has every chance to succeed and Derrick Henry should help to remove some of the pressure.
Aidan O’Connell, Las Vegas Raiders
I know we are digging deep here, but sometimes you just don’t have a choice. Aidan O’Connell wasn’t expected to see meaningful action this season, but things always go according to plan. The Raiders do appear to be a new team with Antonio Pierce leading the charge. O’Connell also has a strong offensive core led by Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers in the passing game along with emerging rookie tight end Michael Meyer. Perhaps most importantly, Josh Jacobs provides a strong base in the run game.
The Raiders will have to try and keep up with the Miami Dolphins offensively this week, and that is where O’Connell comes into play. The past two weeks he hasn’t been asked to do much, but the rookie has gotten the job done. O’Connell has picked up two victories while only throwing one interception. Last week, O’Connell connected with Meyer for a touchdown as well. He did throw for just 153 yards, but the game didn’t require more and the Jets have a strong defense. O’Connell could surprise here.
Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers
Get ready for the shameless pun as Jordan Love has not received the love so far this season. However, it is mostly self-inflicted though as Love has struggled in 2023. Part of that could be blamed on Christian Watson having some issues catching the ball while Aaron Jones was dealing with some injuries.
Entering Week 11 though, Jones is at full health. Additionally, rookies Luke Musgrave and Jayden Reed are also beginning to find their comfort zone. From a production standpoint, while he hasn’t stood out, Love has had a solid floor. Last week, Love actually turned in a solid game with 289 passing yards and two interceptions. While he only had a 52.5% completion rate and two interceptions, it still worked from a fantasy perspective.
This week though, Love is in a great situation against the Chargers. Even while they have played some really bad quarterbacks, the Chargers still are in the bottom five of defenses against opposing signal callers. That is enough to make him one of our sleepers and streamers this week.
Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Following the Rams’ bye week and seemingly at full health, Matthew Stafford makes his return for Week 11. It is a soft landing spot for Stafford as he faces a Seattle team that has struggled against opposing quarterbacks from a fantasy perspective.
Between bye weeks and other poor performers, you might not have the ability to wait on Stafford. Based solely on having Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua as targets, Stafford should be able to find success. So far this season, Stafford has stayed more middle of the road with at least one passing touchdown each week. The problem though, is that the veteran only has one week of multiple touchdowns.
While it’s hard to ask Stafford to win you a week, he also won’t be the reason you lose either. At the same point, it wouldn’t shock me to see Stafford finish with a few touchdown passes.
Week 11 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers
Tight End Sleepers
Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
We haven’t seen Pat Freirmuth since Week 4, but he is slated to make his return on Sunday. That certainly helps the tight end landscape and immediately puts him on our radar as a sleepers and streamers option.
While Kenny Pickett hasn’t truly lived up to his potential this season, he is a solid option. There is some chemistry present with Freiermuth, and I would expect him to slot right into action. He was off to a slow start this year, but the tight end did have three receptions in each of his last two weeks. Pickett does look a little better than he did at that point in the season. Previously, Freiermuth was also a red zone option. The problem for this week though is that Browns are one of the best teams in the league against opposing tight ends.
Tyler Conklin, New York Jets
Targeting someone from the Jets’ offense is weird at this point, but there is some logic here. Conklin has begun to develop some real chemistry with Zach Wilson.
The young quarterback has been utilizing Conklin as his security blanket. With limited receiver depth, Conklin has essentially served as the number two receiving option behind Garrett Wilson. With Wilson working through an elbow injury and his status in doubt for Sunday, Conklin’s role will only increase.
In the past two weeks, Conklin has six and seven receptions, respectively, for 66 and 70 yards. that is certainly production we will take.
Tight End Streamers
Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers
The rookie has yet to really break out from a quantity perspective, but the quality and upside is there. Last week, Luke Musgrave caught two passes, but he did pick up 64 yards. At this point, Musgrave should be good for about four targets per week. I would expect Musgrave to earn an expanded role, but part of his issues do stem back to Jordan Love.
If there was any week in which Musgrave and the Green Bay passing offense would deliver, this is that week. The Los Angeles Chargers have one of the worst defenses against opposing passing games and also against tight ends specifically. This could be the week we see Musgrave truly break out.
Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams
It is rough out there when we get to the tight end positions. And the problem is that things only seem to be getting worse on a weekly basis. In Tyler Higbee, we have a veteran who does have some track record of being a dependable option. This week, Higbee gets Matthew Stafford back under center which also helps.
Prior to the Rams’ bye week, Higbee was held without a reception, but it was with Brett Rypien under center. Prior to that, Higbee had five receptions for 45 yards, and that is what we are looking for this week.